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


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.


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 info@marathoncity.2020.com; or mailed to P.O. Box 423, Marathon WI, 54448. Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


NEW! Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on June 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


NEW! Kids can craft their own paper planets out of torn paper and other supplies during a week-long event running from June 3-7 at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Drop by any time the branch is open to participate. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.

Photo courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

NEW! Kids: Come make your own torn paper planets from June 3-7 at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Drop by any time the branch is open to participate. Free. Call 715-687-4420 for more info.


NEW! Kids can craft their own torn paper planets during a craft event running from June 3-7 at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Drop by any time the branch is open to participate. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


NEW! Kids can spend their summer crafting during weekly craft days at the Edgar Branch (224 S. Third Ave., Edgar)! Beginning June 3, a different craft will be offered each Monday from 1-7 p.m. throughout the summer. Free. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


NEW! Kids and families can play and build with LEGO blocks on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-693-2144.


NEW! Kick off the space-themed Summer Library Program by attending a special outer space story time on June 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Hear stories, sing songs and create a special space-themed craft! Free. For more info, call 715-443-2775.


NEW! Enjoy a LEGO Block Party on June 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Children of all ages and their families can design and build creative structures using LEGOs. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-443-2775.


NEW! All ages can attend a free family film shown on the library’s big screen on June 7 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library will screen the 2016 sequel to “Finding Nemo,” about a forgetful fish who tries to find her family. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


NEW! Celebrate World Oceans Day with stories, crafts and live sea creatures on June 8 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. After stories, kids can participate in games, crafts and see real live ocean creatures up close! Free. Call 715-261-7220.


NEW! The library will offer its LEGO Block Party on June 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Children of all ages can design and build creative structures using LEGOs. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Photos courtesy MCPL.