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Teen Events

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Visit your local MCPL for teen activities, including arts & crafts, movie nights, STEAM / STEM events, hands-on learning, Teen Advisory Group, our summer library program and more!

Follow this webpage or subscribe to our e-newsletter for the most recent schedule of library events for teens at our locations in Wausau, Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer and Stratford.

We also publish featured events on our social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Please note: If you plan to bring a large group to a teen event at the library, please notify us using our group visit form

MCPL On-site For Teens Events

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History Speaks: Marshfield - 150 Years & More!

Adults & Teens Join the Marathon County Historical Society and their special guest from Wood County, Don Schnitzler, for a history of Marshfield and its importance to Marathon County!

  • Attend Sat., 5/21/22, 23 p.m. @ Online (See event details.)

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Spring Poetry Contest for Youth

Kids & Teens Drop-in Young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to send us original, unpublished poems for our spring poetry contest! Winners will receive recognition and prizes! Must be Marathon County resident.

  • 1/15/27/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Seed Bombs

Adults & Teens Drop-in Celebrate the start of summer by making wildflower seed bombs with this grab and go kit! Available at all MCPL locations while they last!

  • 5/25/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Little Art Show

All-Ages Drop-in Check out our display of creative "Little Treasures" artwork submitted by our patrons!

  • 5/236/6/22 @ MCPL Edgar
  • 6/136/27/22 @ MCPL Athens
  • 7/57/18/22 @ MCPL Spencer
  • 7/258/6/22 @ MCPL Stratford

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Tween Book Club: Fantastic Books & Where to Find Them

Kids & Teens Registration Tweens ages 8-14 are invited to join us at the library over the summer for a new book club! Instead of discussing one book, we'll chat about genres like graphic novels, sci-fi and the environment!

  • Register Wed., 6/15/22, 24 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Three Kinds of Painting Fun!

Kids & Teens Express your creative side at the library this summer with a fun, outdoor painting program with three different types of styles!

  • Wed., 6/22/22, 2:304:30 p.m. @ MCPL Hatley

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Under the Ocean Origami

Kids & Teens Drop-in Teens (and perhaps some tweens) are encouraged to stop by the library the week of June 20-25 to pick up a craft kit for a fun origami project!

  • 6/206/25/22 @ MCPL Spencer

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Mermaid Barrette

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by any MCPL location in June to pick up a grab and go kit to make your own barrette!

  • 6/16/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Recycled T-Shirt Bags

All-Ages Join us on either of two dates to learn how to make your own bag from a recycled T-shirt and keep plastic bags out of landfills and oceans! Bring your own shirt and we'll take care of the rest!

  • Sat., 7/9/22, 1011:30 a.m. @ MCPL Wausau
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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Drop-in Calling all Harry Potter fans! Stop by the library in July to pick up a grab and go kit to make your own wand modeled after the great Ollivander!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Book of the Month "Find Layla" by Meg Elison

Adults & Teens Drop-in Pick up a copy of Meg Elison's 2020 young adult novel at the library, and a set of questions and comments put together by our staff to get you thinking more about the book!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ MCPL Athens

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Mountain-to-Sea Salt Scrub

Adults & Teens Drop-in Do your skin a favor and stop by any MCPL location in July to pick up a salt scrub grab and go kit!

  • 7/17/30/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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Library Card Pool Day

Kids & Teens Drop-in Celebrate summer with free entrance to any Wausau pool on August 2 with your library card! One card will work for the whole family.

  • Tue., 8/2/22, 12 a.m.11:59 p.m. @ Wausau Outdoor Pools

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Wausau Plant Swap

All-Ages Drop-in Stop by the library the week of Aug. 15-20 to take a plant home or leave extra or unwanted plants for someone else!

  • 8/158/20/22 @ MCPL Wausau

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Locker Decorations

Teens Drop-in During the month of August, gear up to head back to school by picking up a grab and go craft kit at the library that includes supplies to make your own locker magnets!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ MCPL Mosinee

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Knotted Sailor Bracelet

Adults & Teens Drop-in Anchors away with our August grab and go craft for adults (perhaps for teens, too!) Stop by any MCPL location and pick up a kit to make your own sailor bracelet!

  • 8/18/31/22 @ All MCPL Locations

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