The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.
Children can kick off the holiday season by writing a letter to Santa Claus. Parents can pick up a blank letter from Marathon County Public Library’s Athens or Hatley branches. Children can then drop off their completed letter in Santa’s Mailbox at the branches any time through Dec. 14. The library will send all the letters to the North Pole and children can expect to receive a handwritten response by mail in mid-December. Free. For more information, call 715-257-7292 or 715-446-3537.
Ages 12 and older can design and etch their own design onto a painted CD transforming it into a piece of décor on Nov. 28 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. All instruction and supplies provided. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
Kids and families can see the 2018 sequel to the film “Paddington” during a free screening on Nov. 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. For more information, call 715-261-7220.
All ages are invited to make holiday decorations while socializing with others on Dec. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 400 N. Fourth Ave., Stratford. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-687-4420 for more info.
Watch the acclaimed 2018 documentary about the life and career of Fred Rogers, of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” on Dec. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Teens and adults can learn how to make their own gift bags using sheet music, maps, scrapbook paper and more during a special event on Dec. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Supplies are limited. For more info, call 715-693-2144.
NEW! The library will celebrate all things shiny and sparkly with its Glitter, Glow and Dance Story Time on Dec. 8 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear stories, dance and make glittery crafts! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
NEW! Patrons of all ages are invited to the library to create their own unique holiday cards from Dec. 10-14 at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Drop in any time the branch is open to make cards using a variety of paper and craft supplies. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
NEW! The library will offer a Thomas the Tank Engine-themed Family Adventure Night on Dec. 10 from 6-7 p.m. at the library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Hear stories about Thomas and his friends, then make crafts related to the popular characters. Free. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.
NEW! Kids are invited to make their very own play dough and modeling clay on Dec. 10 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. Call 715-693-2144 for more info or to register.
NEW! Adults are invited to make a snowman ornament and festive pompom decorations during a free DIY craft event on Dec. 11 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. All supplies provided. For more information, call 715-261-7230.
NEW! Give your ears a holiday treat with a special concert from the Wausau West Master Singers on Dec. 11 from 7:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Led by Choral Director Brad Burrill, the Master Singers will perform a variety of holiday songs. Free. Call 715-261-7230.
NEW! Children in grades K-5 can drop in to create an adorable snowman ornament on Dec. 12 from 3-6 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-443-2775.
Photos courtesy MCPL.