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.
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.
Amna Malik, a Muslim woman living in central Wisconsin, will speak about her experiences living in the Midwest during a free presentation on May 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Amna will discuss her daily life and answer audience questions. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Kids and tweens can make their own spring and summer pinwheels on May 22 at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Drop in any time between 3-6 p.m. to participate. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
The library will offer an engaging evening with Amna Malik, a Muslim woman living in central Wisconsin, on May 23 from 6-7 p.m. at the library’s Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Malik will speak about her experiences living in the Midwest and answer audience questions. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
NEW! Tweens can learn about flash fiction and write short stories of their own during a special writing event on May 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Aimed at kids ages 8-12, but open to teens, too! Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.
NEW! Poetry and literature lovers are invited to celebrate the 200th birthday of poet Walt Whitman on May 30 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees can bring a Whitman poem to share and discuss why his work is so special to them. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
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.