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Our favorite books (new and old), fun new products, upcoming store events, Waupaca activities, author visits, Waupaca school district events and more. Comments, share, and visit often!

Open With Limited Hours

Dragonwings and The Bookcellar are open this summer with limited hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. We have lots of games on hand: board games, card games, educational games, and easy games for the youngest players. Really, as young as 18 months! The Roll & Play Game has large, soft, colorful dice and color-coded [...]

Read More » | June 18, 2020 | Category: Activities, Blog, Book Picks, Great Gifts, News, Staff Picks, Toy Picks, Uncategorized | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

Books for December

Another Kind of Christmas Calendar: Open Up and Read a New Holiday Book Every Day     A few years ago we started wrapping up 24 old and new holiday books for our granddaughters. The wrapped books were stacked up, giving the girls a clear, visual Christmas countdown. “When is it going to be Christmas?” [...]

Read More » | November 20, 2018 | Category: Activities, Blog, Great Gifts, News | Comments: none

Summer Workshops: Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

TERRARIUM  WORKSHOPS Date: Monday, June 5 or Friday, June 30 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Turners Fresh Market, Hwy 54 West Design, plant and decorate your own globe terrarium! Create a little forest inside a large, glass globe with tiny plants and natural decorations, plus make two bonus mini-terrariums. A perfect family activity. Class size limited. [...]

Read More » | May 23, 2017 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none

Fairy Garden Workshops (see what’s new for 2016!)

FAIRY GARDENS (with Sweet, New Houses)   Fairy Garden Workshops are our favorites. Using natural materials to create  the little scenes is fun and feels familiar, friendly and easy. And are they ever beautiful and varied when they are done! Everyone chooses from the same materials, but no two gardens are ever alike. It’s almost magical. [...]

Read More » | May 26, 2016 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

One of My Favorite Authors is Coming!

GORDON KORMAN  WAUPACA PUBLIC LIBRARY  6:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016    That’s right! – the author of the Swindle series, also Masterminds, The Hypnotists, the Titanic trilogy, and dozens more. He gives a great presentation (I’ve seen him once before) and I guarantee that it will be a blast. He will be with students [...]

Read More » | February 10, 2016 | Category: Activities, Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,


Walk the plank with the staff of Dragonwings at Turner’s Fresh Market this Saturday, September 27 during Pirate Day! Starting at 10:00 A.M., activities will include a pirate themed story time hosted by Dragonwings, make-your-own pirate costume activity, pirate snacks, a pirate ship hay ride to the pirate themed corn maze, and barrel train ride! [...]

Read More » | September 25, 2014 | Category: Activities, Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

DIY Birdhouse and Bird Feeder Workshop

On Monday, August 26 at 3:00pm, Dragonwings will hold its fourth and final DIY Workshop of the summer with DIY Birdhouses and Bird Feeders. Participants ages 5-12 will construct their own wooden birdhouse or bird feeder from a kit, then paint it. All materials are included and the class fee is $10. Space is limited [...]

Read More » | August 19, 2013 | Category: Activities, Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none

DIY Mandala Workshop

On Monday, August 12, Dragonwings will hold a DIY Mandala drawing workshop at 3:00pm. In this workshop, children ages 5-12 will use a stencil kit to draw circular mandala designs then color them in. We will be making mandalas both on paper and on the sidewalk with chalk. This is a fun and relaxing project for creative [...]

Read More » | August 5, 2013 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none

Waldo Celebration Party!

Waldo is here at Dragonwings, and he’s ready to party! Celebrate the final day of Where’s Waldo Waupaca at Dragonwings on Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00pm. Even if you didn’t participate in the hunt, you can join in the fun. We will have several Waldo activities throughout the store and our grand prize drawing for [...]

Read More » | July 27, 2013 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none


A cold glass of iced tea tastes pretty good in this hot weather. On Monday, July 22 you can stop in at Dragonwings to sample our selection of Tea Source iced teas. Our tea tasting will be set up all day. Sample and choose your favorites from Rhubarb Oolong, Moroccan Mint, Tea Source Classic, and [...]

Read More » | July 16, 2013 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,