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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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