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Kids Book Club @ Wausaukee on July 16th @ 1PM


Join the Kids Book Club on Monday, July 16th @ 1PM to discuss The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.  This book club is open to 4th grade through 8th grade.  Copies of the book are available at the library.  Please call for more information at 715-856-5995.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother–or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


Book Club @ Wausaukee on July 23 @ 4PM

Join the Book Club @ the Wausaukee Library on July 23 @ 4PM to discuss Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  Our adult book club chose this title because of its relevance to all ages.  Copies of the book are available at the library.  Call for more information at 715-856-5995.

 I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion and acceptance.


Libraries Rock! @ Wausaukee Library

Our Summer Reading Program continues in July.

The following programs are @ 10AM @ the library:

July 4th    No program—Enjoy the Holiday!

July 11th  Make Your Own Rock @  Wausaukee Library

July 18th  Make Your Own Musical Instrument @ Wausaukee Library

Our Grand Finale will be on Wednesday, July 26th @ First Presbyterian Church, 605 Church Street, Wausaukee.  It begins at 10AM with a performance by Randy Peterson.  Randy is a well-known children’s performer and will present a Rockin’ Reading Show at 10AM.  Following his program we will give away prizes and provide a free lunch to all.  Please call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.


MARINETTE: Summer Schedule

It’s here! Our May through August schedule of programs is available now. You can pick up your paper copy in the library or download it here. (It’s in an  8″ x14″ format).


Summer 2018 Program Guide 8×14 (1)


May will feature our regular school year offerings of Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego night,    Genealogy, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.




This summer we will be offering some favorites and some new options for all ages. Our theme is “Libraries Rock” and we will start off with a “Summer Blast Off” Party where you can register and have some fun (hopefully the weather will cooperate). We will even have an option for kids attending the Marinette City Supervised Playgrounds.  Check the  event listings in the newspaper and on Facebook throughout the summer for themes and details.

All programs/events are free and open to the public.




Marinette: Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters!

The Stephenson Public Library will be offering drop-in programs on the following dates when Marinette Public Schools have Early-Release or Spring Break:


February 12: 1-3 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make glitter slime

*Make an animated version of your name in Scratch code or your own Star Wars galaxy

in Blockly or Java

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney


March 5th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make chalkboard slime

*Create your own Google logo or create a game in Pirate Plunder

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney


March 8th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Fort Building: bring sheets and/or blankets from home to create a fort in the library

*Read-a-Thon: Find a cozy spot in your fort or around the library to enjoy some relaxed

reading time.

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library

*Prizes: awards for various fort building and reading categories


March 7th: 5-7:00 p.m. LEGO Fest  (all ages)

A wide variety of LEGO activities including a hands-on Meeper-Bot demonstration, mazes, building challenges, and more!


March 9th: 1-3:00 p.m. TEEN SCENE (ages 12 and up)

*Escape Room

*Retro Video Games

*Board/Card Games including Bears vs. Babies (from the makers of Exploding Kittens)

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library


April 16th: 1-3:00 p.m. (ages 6-18)

*Make thermochromic (color changing) slime

*Try a variety of coding opportunities including Ozobots

*Play retro video games, board, and card games


All programs are free to the public.  Children under 12 need to have an adult caregiver/parent present at the library.  For up to date information and changes, please refer to our Facebook page @ Stephenson Public Library

MARINETTE: Science Fest and Egg Drop

It’s time to join in on some science fun! The Stephenson Public Library will be part of the Wisconsin Science Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This event will have activities for young children, teens, and adults-all are welcome to attend this free event.

Science Fest at the Library will feature demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and education to help rediscover the fun in learning scientific principles and concepts.

The egg drop will take place at 3:00. Check our Facebook Egg Drop event for details and click here for 2017 Egg Drop Guidelines 

MARINETTE: September Calendar

We are looking forward to our next quarter of programming!  We will be publishing a booklet for September through December library events very soon.  To tide you over, we have our   Coming Soon Flier September 2017

Children’s Programs: Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego Club,

Pokémon Trainer Club, and Paws & Tales all begin the first week in September.

Adult Programs: Common Ground and Choose Your Own Book Club will be new additions to our  schedule.  The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club, Books Outside the Box, and the Genealogy Discussion Group will also be back in September.

For other upcoming events including author visits, Science Fest, our annual Holiday Open House, and up to date changes, please be sure to check our Facebook page at “Stephenson Public Library”.


MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club

Image courtesy of CSLP

Get ALL the Summer Reading Club details here!

You may have read or heard about some of our Summer Reading Club programs, but be sure to look at all the wonderful events included in our June-July “Build a Better World” themed  Program Guide 8×14

Please note that one event is NOT listed in the guide: Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Mary Tooley will present her “Animals are Builders Too!” program for school age children.  They will learn about animals and construct their own take home paper spider web and spider.  

August events are also in the guide.


The Summer Reading Club kick-off is on June 1, from 5-7 p.m.  You can register,participate in activities, and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

To go with the theme, participants will be able to vote via sticker for a charity via their reading and completion of various activities.  (Donation lists will also be available.)  Completing reading and activities will also earn participants a weekly STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kit, such as a catapult, to take home.

Local elementary schools will be competing for a reading trophy and a special “Pete the Cat” Story time at their school.


Weekly activities for ages 0-18 include Maker Mondays, Summer Story Time,Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Teen Scene, Volunteens, Tinker Thursday,  Walking Book Club, and puzzles/games, guessing jar

Activities for adults and teens include Books Outside the Box, Genealogy for Beginners, Local History Resources,  Walking Book Club, puzzles/games, guessing jar, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Special Events : Boldt Blocks,  Pokémon Trainer Club, Animals are Builders Too!, Moms’ Clean Air Force (air quality), Pete the Cat Story Time, Lego Story Club, and Computer Coding Camp

**No programs the week of July 3-8**

All library programs are free and open to the public.

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