The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.
All ages can celebrate winter with a fun afternoon of crafting snowflakes on Jan. 22 from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Make snowflakes with paper or with pipe cleaners and beads. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Visit the Marathon County Public Library for Origami Week from Jan. 22-26 at its Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Kids, tweens and teens can stop in any time the branch is open to make a variety of origami creations, with all supplies provided. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
NEW! The library will host its monthly Family Game Day on Jan. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Folks of any age can visit the library to play a variety of board games and card games against friends, family members or others at the library! Future dates include Feb. 23, March 30 and April 27. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.
NEW! Children and their parents can celebrate downtown Wausau’s Winter Fest with the library on Jan. 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear winter stories, then make arts and crafts projects. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
NEW! Adults can learn how to use Microsoft Excel during a free class on Jan. 28 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. A second, identical class will be held on Jan. 31 from 2:30-4 p.m. Attendees will learn basic skills to create and format spreadsheets, and can ask questions. Free. Call 715-261-7230 to register.
NEW! Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on Jan. 28 from 3-6 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. All blocks will be provided. Future sessions include Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more information.
NEW! Celebrate International Puzzle Day on Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Jigsaw puzzles for varying ages will be offered, as well as a limited number of blank 35-piece puzzles that patrons can design and color in themselves! Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
NEW! All ages are encouraged to visit the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2 for International Puzzle Week. All ages can stop in any time the branch is open to do a variety of puzzles. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
NEW! UW-Extension Horticulture Educator Brianna Wright will talk about how to grow microgreens indoors and the health benefits of them on Jan. 29 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7230.
NEW! Adults and teens can use recycled romance novels, craft paper and small ceramic tiles to make their own romance-inspired coasters on Jan. 30 from 1:30-3 p.m. and on Jan. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-361-7230.
NEW! The library will offer a variety of unique painting stations for children and parents to complete on Jan. 31 from 3-4 p.m. at the library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Paint with bubbles, tissue paper and other supplies. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Photos courtesy MCPL.