Public library programs: Week of Aug. 12

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Week 10: Aug. 12-18

Aug. 13

Building Adventures (MCPL Wausau)
Children and their families are invited for Building Adventures on Aug. 13 from 6-8 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will use Tinkertoys, LEGO and DUPLO blocks, Gears and more to create whatever they imagine. For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Aug. 15

Family Game Day (MCPL Wausau)
Tired of playing the same old games at home? Come to the Marathon County Public Library for a family game day on Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library’s Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Bring your family and friends and try out a variety of new and classic board games and card games. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.

Shake, Shimmy and Dance Story Time (MCPL Rothschild)
Kids and families can hear a variety of stories, then stick around for music and fun movement and dance activities during the Shake, Shimmy and Dance Story Time on Aug. 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.

Summer STEM (MCPL Athens)
The Marathon County Public Library is inviting young people to try out all sorts of cool tech gadgets during Summer STEM at the library’s Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Stop by the library any time it’s open from Aug. 15-17 to try out Magna-Tiles, Snap Circuits and more. Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.


Aug. 16

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (MCPL Wausau)
Bring your best stuffed friend for a sleepover on Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. You and your stuffed friend can hear bedtime stories and color coloring pages, then leave your friend at the library overnight. Pick up your stuffed friend the following morning starting at 9 a.m. and see pictures from their sleepover! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Aug. 17

LEGO Block Party (MCPL Marathon City)
Kids and families can stop in at the Marathon County Public Library for a LEGO Block Party on Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Children of all ages and their families can design and build creative structures using LEGOs. Free. For more information, call 715-443-2775.