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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEW! Families can celebrate the holidays with a special story time, featuring festive stories and holiday crafts on Dec. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.
NEW! An extra-festive holiday story time will be held on Dec. 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Attendees can hear holiday stories and make a holiday craft. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
NEW! Jump into the holidays with a special story time featuring stories, songs and crafts on Dec.18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Attendees can hear holiday tales and make a holiday craft. Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.
NEW! Here’s the perfect holiday craft for tweens and teens to make on Dec. 18 from 6-7 p.m. at its Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Learn how to transform paper into amazing 3D stars using various colors of paper. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
Photos courtesy MCPL.