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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/22, and closed all day Thu., 11/23.

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Letters to Santa

Children's Event Drop-in Children are encouraged to write letters to Santa Claus and drop them off at participating MCPL locations this holiday season!
Holiday Writing Spencer Children Grades K 5 Preschool Early Elemen

Needle Arts Night

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather for a night of working on knitting projects and socializing at MCPL! And it's not just for knitters - crocheters and other fans of the needle arts are invited, too!
More events in this series (16). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Home School Huddle

Children's Event Drop-in 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 (20). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar 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 (4). » Art Hands-on Learning Science Technology Wausau Children Tweens

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

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.
More events in this series (4). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

LEGO® Block Party

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 (17). » Activities Hands-on Learning Mosinee Children Preschool Early Elementary

After School Holiday Fun!

Tue., 12/5/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Stratford
Children's Event Kids in grades 3-7 are invited for an afternoon of games, music, stories and holiday-themed crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Activities Games Music Hands-on Activities Stratford Children Tweens

Gum Drop Creations!

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Tweens can build sculptures and structures using gum drops and toothpicks at this event requiring a little imagination! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Hands-on Learning Hatley Children Tweens

After School Art: Handmade Gifts

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Teen Event Drop-in Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters in December to make a variety of handmade gifts you can give to family and friends! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Pokemon Club

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 (4). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

An Evening with the Wausau West Master Singers

Thu., 12/7/17, 6:30pm - 7pm @ MCPL Wausau
Adult Event Enjoy sounds of the season when Wausau West High School's Master Singers perform a free holiday concert at our Wausau Headquarters!
Holiday Music Community Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Holiday Dough Fest!

Sat., 12/9/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Kids can play with Play-Doh, gingerbread-scented salt dough and clay to make their own creations during this free event!
Activities Art Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

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 (4). » Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

Adult Event Drop-in Patrons of all ages can make their own handmade holiday cards using a variety supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Hands-on Activities Activities Mosinee Adults Children Teens Tweens

Family Adventure Night: Arctic Adventures

Mon., 12/11/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about animals that live in the Arctic region and make fun crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Story Time Edgar Children Preschool

Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Teen Event Kids and tweens can learn how to make their own graphic novel during this free program!
More events in this series (1). » Art Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Decorative Craft Box for Kids

Wed., 12/13/17, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Kids can craft their own decorative box to give as a gift to a loved one during this free program!
Crafts Holiday Activities Hands-on Activities Athens Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Sensory Story Time

Geared mainly toward children ages 3-6 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, this story time will feature stories as well as soothing interactive activities.
More events in this series (11). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

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 (8). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Holiday Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate the season with a holiday-themed story time featuring stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Holiday Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

Holiday Craft Day

Tue., 12/19/17, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Make decorative evergreen trees during this fun and festive holiday craft event!
Crafts Holiday Hands-on Activities Mosinee Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt

Thu., 12/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Sat., 12/23/17 - Sat., 12/30/17 @ MCPL Hatley
Adult Event Drop-in Visit our Hatley Branch any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including snap circuits, a 3D printer and more!
Activities Games Technology Hatley Adults Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

Frosty's Magical Birthday Party

Wed., 12/27/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Join MCPL Wausau and magician Professor Marvel for a birthday party celebrating Frosty the Snowman, featuring magic, music, laughs and more!
Holiday Activities Magic Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Winter Craft Day

Children's Event Kids and families are invited to make winter-themed crafts, with all supplies provided!
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Hatley Children Teens Tweens

3-D Paper Art

Fri., 12/29/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Make your own 3-D paper buildings and sculptures using a variety of paper and techniques!
Activities Art Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Craft a Paper Aquarium!

Tue., 1/2/18 - Wed., 1/31/18 @ MCPL Athens
Children's Event Drop-in Start the new year out by helping stock our Athens Branch's paper "aquarium" by crafting coral, sea creatures and more!
Activities Animals Art Crafts Nature Athens Adults Children Tweens Teens

Family Story Time

Children's Event Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.
More events in this series (11). » Story Time Rothschild Children Preschool

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 (7). » Story Time Mosinee Children Preschool

DIY Snowflakes!

Mon., 1/8/18, 3pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Patrons of all ages can make their own decorative snowflakes using wooden craft sticks or paper! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children Tweens Teens

Bubble Story Time

Tue., 1/9/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids and families can hear bubble-themed stories and participate in bubble activities at our Hatley Branch!
Art Crafts Story Time Hatley Children Preschool

Bubble Science

Tue., 1/9/18, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
Children's Event Kids are invited to participate in a number of bubble experiments and activities! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Hands-on Learning Science Hatley Children Tweens Grades K 5

Library Aquarium Anniversary Celebration

Sat., 1/13/18, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Celebrate the five-year anniversary of MCPL's Phyllis Donner Aquarium with a special day featuring live sea creatures, stories, games and activities!
Activities Story Time Animals Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Book Babies

Mon., 1/15/18, 10am - 10:30am @ MCPL Wausau
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)
Story Time Wausau Children

Family Adventure Night: Froggy and Friends

Mon., 1/15/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Froggy and Friends read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Tales for Tots

Tue., 1/16/18, 10am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Wausau Children

Preschool Story Time

Wed., 1/17/18, 10:30am - 11am @ MCPL Wausau
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.
Story Time None 0 Wausau Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin

Thu., 1/18/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "The Year of the Dog" by Grace Lin and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Word Play!

Mon., 1/22/18, 10am - 6:45pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to play fun vocabulary-building board games or to work on word puzzles like crosswords, word searches and word chains!
Activities Games Marathon City Children Grades K 5 Teens Tweens

LEGO® Ninjago Afternoon

Mon., 1/22/18, 1pm - 4pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Visit MCPL Wausau to participate in some LEGO Ninjago activities and craft-making and stick around for a free screening of "The LEGO Ninjago Movie!"
Activities Hands-on Learning Movie Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Tweens

Polar Bear Story Time

Thu., 1/25/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Marathon City
Children's Event Kids and families can attend this special story time featuring polar bear stories, songs and crafts!
Crafts Story Time Family Story Time Animals Hands-on Activities Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Winter Fest

Sat., 1/27/18, 10:30am - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Stop by the library during Wausau's Winter Fest to hear stories and make some fun crafts!
Crafts Hands-on Learning Story Time Family Story Time Wausau Children

International Puzzle Day

Mon., 1/29/18, 12pm - 8pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Adult Event Drop-in Celebrate International Puzzle Day with a variety of puzzles for all ages at our Mosinee Branch!
Activities Hands-on Activities Mosinee Adults Children

Create a Valentine!

Children's Event Drop-in Make your own handmade valentines using a variety of craft supplies! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Holiday Valentines Day Hatley Children Adults Tweens Teens

Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics!

Mon., 2/5/18 - Sun., 2/11/18 @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Drop-in Kids can celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang with Olympics-themed crafts at our Wausau Headquarters! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Community Crafts Sports Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool Tweens

Boat Science

Children's Event Children in grades K-5 are invited to join us and learn the science behind how boats float and carry heavy cargo! Free, with all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Grades K 5

Reading Together for Fun and Learning!

Tue., 2/6/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Rothschild
Adult Event Parents and caregivers can learn how to engage young children in reading and how to use reading as a learning tool at this free event!
Activities Community Children Rothschild Adults

Valentine's Day Story Time

Children's Event Celebrate Valentine's Day with a special story time featuring stories, songs and a craft! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Story Time Valentines Day Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Family Adventure Night: Clifford and Other Red Things!

Mon., 2/12/18, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Children's Event Hear stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Activities Art Crafts Story Time Family Fun Night Edgar Children Preschool

Little Love Bug Story Time

Tue., 2/13/18, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Children's Event Join us for a special love-themed story time and create some lovely crafts to keep or give to someone special! Free, all supplies provided.
Hands-on Activity Story Time Holiday Crafts Rothschild Children

Create A Love Bug Cup!

Wed., 2/14/18, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Children's Event Visit our Mosinee Branch on Valentine's Day to transform a plain red cup into a cute love bug! Free, with all supplies provided.
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Activities Valentines Day Mosinee Children

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha

Thu., 2/15/18, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children's Event Tweens can discuss "Tango: The Tale of an Island Dog" by Eileen Beha and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

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 None 0 Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool 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

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

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 Adults Children

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

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

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

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

Duct Tape Palooza

Children's Event Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Hands-on Learning Crafts Mosinee Children Grades K 5 Teens 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

Chilren'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

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

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

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

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

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

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

★★★★★ After three long years, teen-aged William Everett is dropped off at the train tracks in a town without a name to meet up with his father who is helping build the Canadian Pacific Railway.  The train they will be boarding is called "The Boundless" because of its size and magnificence.  After accidentally witnessing a murder and finding a train car...

Audience: Children, Tweens
Genre: Fiction, Action Adventure

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