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Marathon County Public Library summer programs

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July 15-21

Ongoing

Pennies for Animals (MCPL Wausau)
Kids can visit the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau, to donate pennies and other monetary donations to be given to a local animal-focused nonprofit. Kids can choose the organization that will receive the money. Donations accepted through Aug. 11. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.

July 16, 2018

Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas (MCPL Athens)
Families can celebrate children’s music in a fun and unique way during a special craft event running from July 16-18 at the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch 221 Caroline St., Athens. Stop in any time the library is open to make a pair of handmade maracas, inspired by the song “Shake Your Sillies Out!” Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-257-7292.

Make Your Own Musical Instruments! (MCPL Spencer)
Children of all ages are invited to create their own musical instruments using common household items from July 16-20 at the Marathon County Public Library’s Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Free, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-659-3996.

July 17, 2018

The Life of Mozart (MCPL Wausau)
Kids can learn about the life of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during a fun-filled play on July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 2-3 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will introduce young children to Mozart’s music and his life in the 18th century. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.

Keep Cool Story Time (MCPL Rothschild)
Keep Cool this July by attending a special story time celebrating the dog days of summer on July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Hear stories about summer, play games, sing songs and make a fun summertime craft. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.

Tom Pease (MCPL Hatley)
Beloved children’s musician Tom Pease will perform on July 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Pease delights audiences of all ages with his humor, storytelling and a fun repertoire of songs. Free. For more info, call 715-446-3537.

PAWS to Read (MCPL Rothschild)
Children can read to a friendly pup during “PAWS to Read” on July 17 from 6-7 p.m. at the MCPL Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Kids can practice and improve their literary skills by reading aloud to a well-behaved therapy dog, provided by Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Free, with no registration required. For more info, call 715-359-6208.

July 18, 2018

The Life of Mozart (MCPL Marathon City)
Kids can learn about the life of Mozart during a fun-filled theatrical performance on July 18 from 10-11 a.m. at Marathon Elementary School, 100 Spring Valley Drive, Marathon City. The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will introduce young children to Mozart’s music and his life in the 18th century. Organized by the Marathon County Public Library. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.

Teen Craft Day (MCPL Wausau)
Visit the Marathon County Public Library for a craft day just for teens on July 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Create wind chimes, sun catchers and coasters. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.

Summer Craft Day (MCPL Wausau)
Families can join the Marathon County Public Library for a summer craft day on July 18 from 1-3 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. MCPL will celebrate children’s music in a fun and unique way by offering craft projects based on songs like “Five Little Monkeys,” “Shake your Sillies Out” and more! Free, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-261-7220.

The Life of Mozart (MCPL Mosinee)
Kids can learn about the life of famous composer Mozart during an engaging theatrical performance on July 18 from 2-3 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. The Traveling Lantern Theatre Company will introduce young children to Mozart’s music and his life in the 18th century. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.

Escape Room Family Adventure (MCPL Edgar)
Kids and families can put their problem-solving and intuition skills to the test and try to escape from a pop-up escape room on July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Free. Families can register for a time slot by calling 715-352-3155.

July 19, 2018

Tom Pease (MCPL Rothschild)
Children’s musician Tom Pease will entertain kids and families with two performances on July 19 from 11 a.m. until noon and again from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Pease delights audiences of all ages with his humor, storytelling and a fun repertoire of songs! Free and open to the public. For more info, call 715-359-6208.

PAWS to Read (MCPL Wausau)
The Marathon County Public Library will offer its “PAWS to Read” program on July 19 from 1-2:30 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids can practice and improve their literary skills by reading aloud to a well-behaved therapy dog, which will be provided by Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Visit any time during the set time period. Free, with no registration required. For more info, call 715-261-7220.

July 20, 2018

LEGO Block Party (MCPL Marathon)
Kids and families can stop in to the Marathon County Public Library for a LEGO Block Party on July 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon. Children of all ages and their families can design and build creative structures using LEGOs. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-443-2775.


July 21, 2018

Pete the Cat Rock and Read Party (MCPL Wausau)
Celebrate how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities on July 21 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will hear a series of stories featuring Pete the Cat, then can sing, dance, play musical instruments and play games. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more information.

Photo courtesy tompease.com.

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