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Marathon County Public Library activities: Week of July 14

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Using construction paper and other craft supplies, kids can make their own paper rocket ship from July 15-19 at the Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Stop in any time the branch is open to participate. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-659-3996 for more info.


Let your imagination soar as you create your very own flying saucer July 15-19 at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Drop in any time the branch is open throughout the week to create your own spacecraft using bowls, aluminum foil and other craft supplies. Free. Call 715-687-4420 for more info.


Kids can visit the library to create their own aliens using cardboard tubes and other craft supplies from July 15-19 at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Drop in any time the branch is open to participate. Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


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Kids can create their own model flying saucer from July 15-19 at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Drop in any time the branch is open throughout the week to create a spacecraft using bowls, aluminum foil and other supplies! Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


Kids and tweens who enjoy the “I Survived” book series can participate in a morning of activities on July 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Hear about real-life disaster events, learn safety and survival skills and more! Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Kids can attend a summer craft day at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar, on July 15 from 1-7 p.m. A different craft project will be offered each Monday throughout the summer. Free. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


Chad Lewis, author of many books on UFOS and the paranormal, will share stories and information on various unidentified flying objects that have been spotted in Wisconsin on July 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free and open to all ages. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


Feeling groovy? If so, you and your family can partake in a groovy family story time on July 16 from 10-11 a.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. We’ll read outer space books, sings songs and make a space-themed craft that kids can take home! Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


Randy Peterson

Randy Peterson will rock the library with an fun assortment of children’s songs on July 16 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and again from 2-3 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 can explore the world around them with a planetary pasta rover made with different types of pasta and glue during a craft event on July 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.


Kids can practice and improve their literary skills by reading to a well-behaved therapy dog, provided by Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin, on July 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with no registration required. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


Join the library for a presentation on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with JoAnn Janikowski of the Alzheimer’s Association on July 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. A Q&A with JoAnn will follow the presentation. Free. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


Children’s musician Randy Peterson will rock out with his fun, silly and catchy tunes on July 17 from 10-11 a.m. at the Marathon High School auditorium, 204 East St., Marathon City. Free, with all ages invited. For more info, call 715-443-2775.


Kids and families can hear stories about firefighters and fire safety, make crafts and meet the chief of the Mosinee Fire Department during a special story time on July 17 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.


Kids and families are invited to hear children’s musician Randy Peterson as he performs a variety of his fun, upbeat songs during a free concert on July 17 from 2-3 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Free. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


Miller & Mike. Photo courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

Former Ringling Bros. circus clowns Miller & Mike will show off their circus skills, juggling and lots of comedy during two free shows on July 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, all ages welcome. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


The Marathon County Public Library will offer its “PAWS to Read” program on July 18 from 1-2:30 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Kids can improve their literacy skills by reading to well-behaved therapy dogs, provided by Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


The Marathon County Public Library will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a celebration on July 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Watch CBS news coverage that aired while the landing occurred, share your memories of the event and more! Free and open to all ages. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.


Adults can learn the basics of dyeing fabrics using natural dyes made from vegetables, coffee grounds and other natural ingredients on July 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


Kids and families can stop in to the library for a LEGO Block Party on July 19 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. For more info, call 715-443-2775.


Teens can use paint, markers, glitter and gems to decorate their own constellation banner on July 19 from 2-3 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with registration required. To register, call 715-359-6208.

Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

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