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Home School Huddle

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). » Hands-on Activities Science Edgar Children

Needle Arts Night

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 (21). » Crafts Hands-on Activities Athens Adults Children

Fall Craft Day

Families are encouraged to visit us and make a variety of autumn crafts! Free, with all supplies provided.
Crafts Mosinee Children Grades K 5 Preschool

Diary Daze

Tue., 9/19/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children in grades K-5 are invited to decorate their own diary/journal, learn how to make a first entry, and partake in other activities related to popular diary series of books. Free and open to children in grades K-5. All supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Tweens

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown

Thu., 9/21/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "The Wild Robot" by Peter Brown and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Raising a Reader

Thu., 9/21/17, 6pm - 7:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for this fun workshop on how to raise a child who loves reading! Learn why reading is important, and how it helps with children's brain development. Books and ... (read more)
Activities Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a bilingual story time, followed by crafts from a variety of Hispanic countries! Free and all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more information.
More events in this series (1). » Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children

Camp Out At The Library!

Mon., 9/25/17, 10am - Sat., 9/30/17, 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Kids can read and lounge inside a reading tent set up inside our Marathon City Branch from September 25-30!
Activities Marathon City Children

All About Apples Story Time

Tue., 9/26/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Rothschild
Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday with us at this fun-filled story time featuring songs, stories and games!
Story Time Crafts Hands-on Activities Rothschild Children Preschool

After School Experiments

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

Steampunk Necklaces for Young Adolescents!

Mon., 10/2/17, 1pm - Tue., 10/31/17, 4pm @ MCPL Edgar
The Edgar Branch, in coordination with the Edgar School District, is inviting students to stop by during the Month of the Young Adolescent to create necklaces with a steampunk theme, including a special program on Oct. 11. Free and all supplies provided.
Hands-on Activities Crafts Edgar Children Tweens

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

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 (2). » Activities Crafts Games Wausau Children Tweens

Outside the Lines: A Family Coloring Party

Bring the whole family to work on coloring projects for both children and adults!
More events in this series (2). » Art Activities Hatley Children Grades K 5

Harvest Fest

Sat., 10/7/17, 10:30am - 2pm @ MCPL Wausau
We're bringing the Harvest Fest celebration indoors at the library will fall-themed stories and crafts. Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Grades K 5 Preschool

It's Your Move: MCPL Game Day

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 (7). » Games Activities Rothschild Adults Children Teens

Family Adventure Night: Monkey Adventures

Mon., 10/9/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear stories from the Curious George series and make crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Animals Edgar Children Preschool

Fire Safety Story Time

Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by hearing stories about fire safety and then meet a real-life firefighter during this special story time!
Fire Safety Story Time Community Hatley Children Preschool

After School Art: Halloween Projects

Thu., 10/12/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make a variety of Halloween-themed arts and crafts projects! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Duct Tape Palooza!

Create a variety of crafts all with colorful types of duct tape! Free and all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Crafts Marathon City Adults Children Teens Tweens

Building Adventures

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

Hobbies and Crafts Night

Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!
More events in this series (2). » Activities Art Crafts Hatley Adults Children Tweens

Marble Maze Run

Tue., 10/17/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids can build their own marble maze runs and test them out during this fun building program! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Hands-on Learning Wausau Children Grades K 5

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery"

Thu., 10/19/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery" by Deborah and James Howe and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children 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 (2). » Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Halloween Craft Day

Tue., 10/24/17, 2pm - 4pm @ MCPL Mosinee
Kids can get ready for Halloween by decorating scary and silly masks and making mummy bookmarks at our Mosinee Branch!
Crafts Holiday Activities Mosinee Children

Monster Mash Halloween Party

Join us for a monstrously good time at this Halloween party, featuring stories, songs, crafts and costumes!
Crafts Story Time Holiday Activities Games Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Preschool

Horror Fest

Fri., 10/27/17, 1pm - 3pm @ MCPL Wausau
Kids and tweens are invited for this horrific event at the library, featuring spooky and scary crafts, activities and stories!
Holiday Crafts Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Tweens

International Games Week: Family Game Afternoon

Sun., 10/29/17, 1:30pm - 4:30pm @ MCPL Wausau
The library celebrates International Games Week with an afternoon of board games and card games! Bring family or friends, or come by yourself and join a group. Free and no registration required.
Games Wausau Adults Children Teens Tweens

Halloween Story Time

Tue., 10/31/17, 10:30am - 11:30am @ MCPL Hatley
Visit our Hatley Branch for a special Halloween story time followed by making a fun and festive craft project!
Art Crafts Story Time Activities Holiday Hatley Children Preschool

Color Chemistry!

Sat., 11/4/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
Join us for a color-themed story time followed by hands-on art projects and experiments all about colors! Free, with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Hands-on Learning Science Wausau Children Preschool

After School Art: Artist Trading Cards

Thu., 11/9/17, 3:30pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens and teens can stop in to our Wausau Headquarters to make their own artist trading cards! Free, with all supplies provided.
Art Activities Holiday Hands-on Activities Wausau Children Teens Tweens

Bead Bonanza

Fri., 11/10/17, 11am - 2pm @ MCPL Marathon City
Tweens and teens are invited to our Marathon City Branch to create their own beaded jewelry! Free and all supplies provided.
Art Crafts Hands-on Activities Marathon City Children Teens Tweens

Veteran's Day Celebration of Real (and Imaginary) Heroes!

Sat., 11/11/17, 10:30am - 12pm @ MCPL Wausau
For this Veteran's Day program, we'll be celebrating the real heroes around us, imaginary heroes, and pondering the question: What makes a hero?
Activities Crafts Story Time Wausau Children Preschool

Family Adventure Night: Building with Bob

Mon., 11/13/17, 6pm - 7pm @ MCPL Edgar
Hear Bob the Builder stories read by library staff and make themed crafts during our monthly Family Adventure Night!
Crafts Activities Community Edgar Children Preschool

Fairy Fun!

Tue., 11/14/17, 4pm - 5pm @ MCPL Wausau
Children are invited for an afternoon of fairy fun! Listen to fairy stories and then decorate your own fairy house and magic wand. Free and open to the public with all supplies provided.
Activities Art Crafts Wausau Children Grades K 5

Chat & Challenge
Tween Book Club: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio

Thu., 11/16/17, 4pm - 4:45pm @ MCPL Wausau
Tweens can discuss "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio and compete in some fun "Minute to Win It"-style challenges!
Book Club Games Activities Wausau Children Tweens

Gum Drop Creations!

Thu., 12/7/17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm @ MCPL Hatley
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
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

Create Your Own Holiday Cards

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
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

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
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

Children at MCPL Wausau donate nearly $100 to humane society

We’ve recently completed our months-long Pennies for a Cause campaign at the library’s Wausau Headquarters! The campaign, which ran 6/12-8/12 in the children’s area, gave kids and parents the chance to donate coins to be given to a local charitable organization. With each donation, folks also voted for which organization they wanted to receive the money....

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The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

★★★★★ On an island far away, imaginary friends are born. Beekle is one of them, waiting to be chosen by a child and transported to the real world. Rather than waiting, Beekle does the unimaginable and sets sail to the real world. He finds that the real world is strange and uncomfortable, until he meets his perfect friend. Then the world is colorful , fun, and not...

Audience: Children
Genre: Fiction, Award-Winning, Caldecott Award Winner, Picture Book

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