The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.
- Scrapbook enthusiasts can talk with others, share ideas and work on their own scrapbooking projects from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 4, at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. The library will supply tables and idea books, you provide your own supplies and creativity. Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.
- Kids in grades K-5 can join us for a variety of science crafts and experiments, including making geodes, erupting a volcano using 3-D paint, and creating their own fossils on Oct. 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
- NEW! The Raptor Education Group, Inc. will visit the Marathon County Public Library from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The group will talk about owls, eagles, hawks and other raptors, and share info about what they all do. Some live raptors will visit, too Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
- NEW! Kids, tweens and teens will use chopsticks, markers and other craft supplies to make their very own magic wand – just like Harry Potter’s – during a free craft event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. All supplies provided. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
- NEW! Tim Van Deelen, deer hunter and professor of wildlife ecology at UW-Madison, will discuss the effects of wolves on the state’s deer population during a talk from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
- NEW! Members of the Wausau Paranormal Research Society will speak about haunted spots around central Wisconsin during a free presentation from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. The group will play audio recordings of the dead and will offer a short Q&A. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.