The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.
A special money-themed story time event will be offered on April 9 from 10:30-11 a.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Kids in attendance will receive a book, crayons and coloring pages courtesy the Get Smart Wausau Coalition, while supplies last. Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.
Join the library for a free class on Microsoft Word and using Word to create your own resume on April 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The class will be repeated on April 11 from 2:30-4 p.m. Free, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info or to register.
The library will offer a Story Time from Space on April 10 from 10-10:30 a.m. at its Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Library staff will read books about space and also play a video of an astronaut doing story time from the International Space Station! Free. For details, call 715-693-2144.
Adults can decorate wooden eggs with festive floral spring patterns during a free DIY event on April 10 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. All supplies provided; no registration required. For more info, call 715-261-7230.
Northcentral Technical College’s EMMET mobile maker space will come to the Mosinee Branch (123 Main St., Mosinee) on April 11 from 6-7 p.m. Different emerging technologies will be made available to provide kids, tweens and teens with various technological learning experiences. Free. Registration required. Call 715-693-2144 for info or to register.
Come discuss the book “Ella Enchanted,” then watch the 2004 film adaptation of the book, during the next Book-to-Movie Night on April 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free and open to all ages. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Kids and families can hear spring stories, sing songs, play games and make a spring craft on April 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
A special money-themed story time event will be offered on April 16 from 4-4:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Kids in attendance will receive a book, crayons and coloring pages, while supplies last. Free. For more info, call 715-693-2144.
NEW! Children, tweens and teens can create bracelets using macramé and tying knots with embroidery thread on April 19 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. All supplies will be provided. For more info, call 715-446-3537.
NEW! Kids and families can watch 2017 animated film based on the popular Ninjago theme of LEGO products on April 19 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Rated PG. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.
NEW! From April 22 through May 20, children and their families can walk along the scenic River Edge Trail in downtown Wausau and read the pages of two children’s books! Trail Tales will run between Kickbusch Plaza and Wausau on Water, WOW, restaurant. Offered by the Marathon County Public Library and the Marathon County Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. For more info, call 715-261-7220.
NEW! Local history buffs won’t want to miss an event focused on the history of logging in central Wisconsin on April 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Marathon County Historical Society’s Gary Gisselman will talk about how logging became such an important part of central Wisconsin’s culture and economy. Free. For more info, call 715-693-2144.
NEW! Adults can learn how to access free e-books and audiobooks using their library card and their smartphone or tablet during a free class on April 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. A second, identical class will be held on April 23 from 2:30-4 p.m. Free, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info or to register.
Kids, tweens, teens and adults can submit written works focused on stories and memories of the village of Marathon during “Marathon Memories” essay contest, running through May 31. Awards will be presented in each of the four age categories. Submissions can be dropped off at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City; emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mailed to P.O. Box 423, Marathon WI, 54448. Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.
Photos courtesy MCPL.