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Dr. Seuss and Diverse Readers!

Sat., 2/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for our annual celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, along with a variety of multicultural stories as part of Read Across America.
Activities Art Games Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Children

Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Babies

Children's Event 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. Older ... (read more)
More events in this series (10). » Story Time Wausau Children

Kindness Rocks: A Rock Painting Party

Mon., 2/19/18, 12pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids of all ages can paint their own design or positive message onto decorative rocks! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Nature Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (10). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens Teens

Tales for Tots

Children's Event Enjoy books, songs and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and lively story time! This program is designed to help 2- and 3-year-olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers, colors, rhyming and more in a fun and interactive way.
More events in this series (21). » Story Time Wausau Children

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Families of homeschooled children can hear stories, read, and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
More events in this series (12). » Activities Crafts Story Time Technology Home School Huddle Science Edgar Children Grades K 5

Play and Learn

Children's Event Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 90-minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Call 715-845-6747 for the latest information.
More events in this series (79). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

Preschool Story Time

Children's Event This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children may attend this story time without a caregiver, but caregivers are asked to remain in the children's area during the story time.
More events in this series (10). » Story Time Wausau Children

After School Experiments

Children's Event Join us each month to participate in a variety of hands-on experiments related to math and science! Free and no registration required, all supplies provided.
More events in this series (2). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

Little House on the Prairie Party!

Fri., 2/23/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids can celebrate the "Little House on the Prairie" series by hearing stories, making crafts related to the books and playing old-fashioned games!
Activities Games History Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

LENA Start Marathon County

Adult Event Improve your verbal interactions with your child through a talk pedometer and parent education classes! Registration required.
More events in this series (25). » Health Children Wausau Adults

LEGO® Block Party

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks! All blocks will be provided. Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (15). » Activities Hands-on Learning Hatley Children Preschool Early Elementary

Month of Crafts and Coloring

Thu., 3/1/18 - Fri., 3/30/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate National Craft Month with a different craft project each week and coloring pages all month long at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Pokemon Club

Children's Event Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game and (with parental permission) trade Pokemon cards! Free and no registration required.
More events in this series (2). » Games Crafts Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Sensory Story Time

Children's Event Geared mainly toward children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities!
More events in this series (9). » Story Time Sensory Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Children's Event Drop-in Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (5). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

Sat., 3/3/18, 11:30am - 1:30pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Drop-in Bring your family to the library for a fun day of gaming! Board and card games for all ages will be available.
Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

Art Cluster Reception

Sat., 3/3/18, 11:30am - 1pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the works of art made by students in Wausau School District's Art Cluster program with this special community reception!
Art Community Wausau Children Tween Teen

Scratch Art Creations

Mon., 3/5/18 - Sat., 3/10/18 @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Story Time!

Tue., 3/6/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with a special story time and birthday party! Free and open to the public.
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Preschool

After School Art
DIY Wind Chimes

Thu., 3/8/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in March to make their own wind chimes, with all supplies provided!
Art Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Brown Bag Puppets

Fri., 3/9/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can make their own puppets out of brown paper lunch bags and a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children

Family Adventure Night: Wild Kratts Adventures

Mon., 3/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Wild Kratts" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Story Time with the Humane Society!

Tue., 3/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Hear stories about pets, meet a volunteer from the Humane Society of Marathon County and meet one of their pets available for adoption at this special family story time!
Animals Story Time Family Story Time Community Hatley Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck

Thu., 3/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Malcolm at Midnight" by W.H. Beck and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Dragon Mania!

Sat., 3/17/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can hear stories about dragons, then make their own using craft supplies at our Wausau Headquarters!
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Hurray for Spring Story Time

Tue., 3/20/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Celebrate the arrival of spring with a special story time filled with books, songs, games and crafts!
Rothschild Children

Kids Needle Arts Night

Wed., 3/21/18, 4pm - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of knitting and create a knitted headband during this free intro at our Marathon City Branch!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Tweens Teens

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Fri., 3/23/18 - Sat., 3/31/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D pen, Dash and Dot Robot and more!
Activities Hands-on Learning Technology Hatley Adults Children Teens Tweens

Stamp and Sticker Party

Mon., 3/26/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us during Spring Break and create a unique piece of art using stamps and stickers! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

MCPL Children's Matinee: "Wonder"

Children's Event Join us for either of two Spring Break screenings of the film version the best-selling book by R.J. Palacio! The first starts at 11 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m.
Movie Childrens Matinee Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tween

Dough and Clay Fest!

Wed., 3/28/18, 1pm - 2:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us during Spring Break to get creative with different types of dough and clay, both with hands and various tools. Free and all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Tweens

Science Marvels

Thu., 3/29/18, 9:30am - 2:30pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can stop in to our Edgar Branch to perform their own zany science experiments, with all supplies provided!
Activities Hands-on Activities Hands-on Learning Science Spring Break Edgar Children Grades K 5

Jelly Bean Creations!

Thu., 3/29/18, 10am - 8pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Test your creativity using only toothpicks and jelly beans! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Crafts Hatley Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tween

Children's Matinee: "Coco"

Children's Event Join us during spring break for a free showing of Pixar's animated feature about a boy who goes in search of his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
Movie Wausau Children Grades K 5

DIY Galaxy Bottle Charm Necklace

Thu., 3/29/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Teen Event Drop-in Capture a galaxy in a bottle during this unique craft program for tweens and teens! Free and all supplies provided.
Craft Day Activities Art Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Teens Tweens

Button Bonanza

Fri., 3/30/18, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Come and make your own button during Spring Break! Design a button using scrapbook paper, stickers, and other fun supplies. Then we'll make it art you can wear!
Activities Art Wausau Children Tweens

Pipe Cleaner Creations

Mon., 4/2/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make a variety of imaginative creations using pipe cleaners! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Adults Tweens Teens

Children's Festival

Sat., 4/7/18, 9am - 3pm @ Marathon Park
Children's Event Drop-in Stop and see us at our booth at the 44th annual Children's Festival at Marathon Park! Fun crafts and information about the library will be offered.
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Off-site Marathon Park Children

Bookmark Palooza

Mon., 4/9/18 - Fri., 4/13/18 @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Drop-in Celebrate National Library Week by decorating your own bookmark! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children Teen Tweens

Family Adventure Night: Dinosaur Train

Mon., 4/9/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about trains and make fun crafts related to the PBS Kids show "Dinosaur Train" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Cherry Blossom Art

Tue., 4/10/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Children and adults can create their own cherry blossom art using watercolor paints or 3-D blossoms using tissue paper!
Hands-on Activities Activities Crafts National Library Week Mosinee Adults Children

After School Art
DIY Suncatchers

Thu., 4/12/18, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in April to make their decorative own suncatchers, with all supplies provided!
Art Activities Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Trail Tales

Children's Event Drop-in Enjoy the pages of children's books as you walk through two of Wausau's scenic parks!
Nature Off-site Outdoor Recreation Alexander Airport Park Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Earth Day Story Time

Tue., 4/17/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Celebrate Earth Day with stories about our planet and crafts and activities focused on the environment!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker

Thu., 4/19/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Pax" by Sara Pennypacker and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Poetry Poker

Fri., 4/20/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teen Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens can make their own verses of poetry using poetry playing cards!
Activities Games Hands-on Learning Poetry Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Get Money $mart

NEW! Children's Event Families, please join us for this special family story time with activities on money management and coin recognition for children!
Story Time Get Money Smart Wausau Children Preschool

PAW Patrol: Dogs to the Rescue!

Sat., 4/28/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Hear stories, do activities and make crafts related to the Nick Jr. series "PAW Patrol!"
Activities Crafts Hands-on Learning Animals Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

May Day Baskets

Mon., 4/30/18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Kids are invited bring back the tradition of May Day by crafting their own decorative basket, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Craft Day Mosinee Children

Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Friends Party!

Mon., 4/30/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Celebrate Children's Book Week with a special Peanuts-themed story time, followed by crafts and activities! Free and open to the public.
Crafts Story Time Games Activities Hands-on Activities Childrens Book Week Edgar Children

MCPL Live!
Bats!

Tue., 5/1/18, 6:30pm - 8pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Jennifer Redell, bat biologist with the Wisconsin DNR, will talk about Wisconsin's bat population, the part they play in the state's ecosystem and more!
Animals Hands-on Learning Nature Outdoor Recreation Wausau Adults Children Grades K 5 Preschool Teen

Make a Mini Journal

Thu., 5/3/18, 1pm - 7pm @ MCPL Athens
Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages are invited to make and decorate their own mini journals using a variety of craft supplies at our Athens Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Crafts Athens Adults Children Teen Tweens

May the 4th Be With You

Thu., 5/3/18, 4pm - 6pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join us for Star Wars crafts and other activities, and come dressed as your favorite character! (You might even meet one of them in person!)
Activities Crafts Games Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5

Story Time Break

Sun., 5/6/18 - Sun., 6/3/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Please pardon the break in our story time as we get ready for an action-packed summer schedule! Play and Learn continues as scheduled.
Story Time Wausau Children

Create a Mother's Day Card!

Mon., 5/7/18 - Sat., 5/12/18 @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can make a card for the maternal figure in their life, with all supplies provided!
Art Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children

You Do Sudoku

Fri., 5/11/18, 12pm - 4pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Teen Event Children, tweens, and teens are invited to the library to work on sudoku puzzles. Library staff will be able to teach participants how to do the puzzles and there will be varying levels of difficulty offered.
Activities Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Family Adventure Night: Arthur and Friends!

Mon., 5/14/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories and make crafts from the Arthur books and the PBS Kids series "Arthur" during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Eat Your Veggies Story Time

Tue., 5/15/18, 10am - 12pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for a vege-tastic story time with tales promoting the produce, songs celebrating celery and other veggies, games and crafts. Free, no registration required.
Crafts Food Health Story Time Family Story Time Hands-on Activities Rothschild Children

Summer Sun Story Time

Tue., 5/15/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families are invited to attend this story time all about the summer sun, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Hatley Adults Children Preschool

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia

Thu., 5/17/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "One Crazy Summer" by Rita Williams-Garcia and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Fairy Houses

Children's Event Drop-in Decorate your own fairy house using a variety of craft supplies!
Activities Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children

Paper Airplane Contest

Thu., 5/24/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Celebrate National Airplane Day with a paper airplane making and flying contest at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children Teens Tweens

Slime Lab

Thu., 5/24/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Kids in grades K-5 can make their own slime during our scientific slime lab! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Hands-on Activities Science Hands-on Learning Rothschild Children Grades K 5

MCPL Wausau to Become State's First LENA Start Site

The first three years of a child's life are vital to brain development. Children from birth onward learn through talking, singing, reading, and playing. During these interactions, children learn how the world works, acquire vocabulary, stimulate different parts of their brain, as well as many other benefits. While this may seem easy enough, some...

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The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White, Andrea Offermann

★★★★★ Witchcraft and magic are denounced as evil, feared and banned on this island colony that is surrounded by a strange forbidden forest with feared creatures known as the Dark Wood or Thickety.  At only 5 years old Kara along with her newborn brother Taff witness the hanging death of their mother who was proclaimed a witch and their lives radically change...

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