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The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.


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.


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.


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.


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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.


NEW! Magician Magic Bob and his assistant Lynn will entertain kids and families with “The Magic of Dr. Seuss” on Dec. 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Jump into the world of Dr. Seuss as you see some magic tricks and hear some mesmerizing storytelling! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


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NEW! Kids and families can see the 2016 remake of “Pete’s Dragon” on the big screen on Dec. 28 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. In the film, an orphan boy named Pete lives in the woods and bonds with his dragon friend until a park ranger brings him into her home. Rated PG. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


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NEW! Celebrate the end of 2018 with a special New Year’s Eve Toddler Dance Party and balloon drop on Dec. 31 from 11-11:30 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear movement-themed stories, then dance with music, scarves, bubbles and a parachute! Free and open to all families. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.

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