The Marathon County Public Library will host several events in the coming weeks at its various libraries.
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.
Kids can make handmade cards for Mother’s Day through May 11 at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Drop in any time the branch is open throughout the week to participate. All supplies provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
Teens can spend an evening singing karaoke at the on May 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Come sing songs from all genres – pop, country, emo and more! Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Northcentral Technical College’s EMMET mobile makerspace will come to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, on May 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. Different emerging technologies will be made available to provide kids, tweens and teens with various technological learning experiences. Free. Registration required. Call 715-359-6208 for info or to register.
Kids and families can attend a Tinkerbell-themed fairy party on May 7 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear fairy stories from 4-4:30 p.m., then make your own light-up fairy jar from 4:30-6 p.m. Part of The Grand Theater’s Community Engagement series. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Teens and adults can craft the their own unique flower fairies on May 8 from 6-7 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with all supplies provided, including crafting wire, yarn and artificial flower petals! For more info, call 715-359-6208.
NEW! Outdoor adventurer John Van Barriger will speak about a charitable expedition he and four others took on Alaska’s Yukon River in 2018 during a special event on May 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7230.
NEW! Adults interested in essential oils and aromatherapy are invited to a new monthly discussion group, to be held May 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Share ideas, uses, recipes and more. Future dates scheduled for June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
NEW! Adults approaching the age of Medicare eligibility (or who are already older than 65) can learn about Medicare during a free informative event on May 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.
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.