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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Sun., 4/21.

Kids' Corner

Events: Rothschild

Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program.

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Play & Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Needle Arts at the Library

Adults Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!

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Book Club: "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of April, we'll read and discuss this novel, about the hundreds of young women worked at the radium-dial factories during World War I.

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Gardening With Kids

Adults Adults can learn methods and activities to help interest kids in gardening!

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Family Game Day

All-Ages Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.

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EMMET Makerspace

Kids & Teens Registration Experiment with various STEM and CT technologies with this mobile makerspace!

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MCPL DIY
Flower Fairies

Adults & Teens Join us to craft adorable fairies! Whether you want to celebrate Mother's day as mother and daughter, or just celebrate spring, we welcome you to channel your creativity!

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Book Babies

Children Join us for 20 minutes of "lap sit" story time for children birth to 23 months! Listen and interact with your baby through books, songs, rhymes and other activities. Caregiver-child interaction is stressed in Book Babies, so children must be accompanied by an adult.

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LEGO® Block Party

Children Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided.

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Pull String Art

Adults Adults are invited to a craft event at the library just for them as we create pull string art!

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Book Club: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine" by Gail Honeyman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library! In the month of May, we'll read and discuss this novel, about an eccentric loner who meets two other isolated individuals and forms friendships with them.

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PAWS to Read

Children Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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GrapeVine Session: Better Bone Health

Adults Registration Stop by the library to learn more about bone health and osteoporosis with the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation!

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Magic Bob Presents: Lost in Space

Children Blast off with Magic Bob and get lost in space! With the help of Magic Bob, kids will discover (or rediscover) that every time they open a book, they blast off on an amazing adventure.

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Medicare Basics

Adults Registration It's never too early to learn about Medicare, whether you or someone you love plan to use the system. Join us for a free information session about this important service!

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Planetary Pasta Rovers

Children Drop-in Create a planetary pasta rover using different types of pasta and glue as we celebrate "A Universe of Stories" (and crafts) during our Summer Library Program!

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Planets, Stars & Beyond!

Children Join us for this special family story time about traveling to the planets and stars!

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Book Club: "The Alice Network" by Kate Quinn

Adults Stop by the library for an engaging discussion of Kate Quinn's WWII novel!

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DIY Stress Balls

Children Kids can make their own stress balls for stress relief during this program!

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"I Survived" Mini Camp

Children Join us over the course of three days for survival presentations and activities inspired by the "I Survived" book series!

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Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Adults Join us for a presentation on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show

Children Join Jim Lenz as he infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of science into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance!

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Miller & Mike

Children Come explore a cosmos of comedy with former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike for their fast-paced, fun show!

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Constellation Banner

Teens Registration Hey teens, if you're a fan of starry nights, the galaxy, or astrological constellations, this craft is for you! We will be using paint markers, glitter, and gems to decorate your very own constellation banner.

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Book Club: "Before We Were Yours" by Lisa Wingate

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about two families, generations apart, forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. New people always welcome!

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GrapeVine Session: Better Brain Health

Adults Registration Stop by the library to learn from a registered nurse what to do to lower the risk of dementia and keep the brain healthy.

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Galaxy Bottle Charm Necklace

Children Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for kids!

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Book Club: "Emma" by Jane Austen

Adults Discuss this classic novel during our next book club session!

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Book Club: "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah

Adults Take part in a lively discussion about a teen girl and her family, who move to Alaska after her father returns from the Vietnam War.

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Book Club: "My Name Is Lucy Barton" by Elizabeth Strout

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this book, about a mother and daughter reconnecting with one another in adulthood.

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Book Club: "Beartown" by Fredrik Backman

Adults Join us for the monthly book club at the library in November when we discuss Backman's 2017 novel!

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