Kids can craft their own paper planets out of torn paper and other supplies during a week-long event running from July 29-Aug. 2 at the Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Drop by any time the branch is open to participate. Free. Call 715-659-3996 for more info.
Using construction paper and other craft supplies, kids can make their own paper rocket ship from July 29-Aug. 3 at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Stop in any time the branch is open to participate. Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.
Kids can blast their imaginations off into space by making a paper rocket ship from July 29-31 at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Drop in any time the branch is open to participate. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.
Kids can attend a summer craft day at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar, on July 29 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.
The library will offer a Harry Potter-themed escape room for tweens, teens and adults daily from July 29-Aug. 1 at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Sessions will be held at various times each day. Registration required. For more info or to register, call 715-261-7220.
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 30 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.
Patrons of all ages are invited to make their very own magic wand – just like the one Harry Potter got from Ollivander’s Wand Shop – during a special craft event on July 31 from 3-4 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.
Adults can learn how to use the social media site Pinterest during a free class on July 31 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Attendees will learn how to create an account and use the site to find and share recipes, craft ideas and more. Registration is required. Call 715-446-3537 for more info or to register.
Kids can show off their creativity (and their kindness) by painting rocks on Aug. 1 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Paint a picture, message or funky design on your rock, then give it to a friend or hide it around town for someone to find. Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.
Browse through thousands of items during the next Friends of MCPL Book Sale, happening Aug. 1-4 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Sale hours are Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m. (open just to members of the Friends of MCPL); Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Aug. 4 from 1-4:30 p.m. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.
Kids and families can stop in to the library for a LEGO Block Party on Aug. 2 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.
Families can spend part of their Saturday morning coloring on Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley! Various coloring sheets and patterns will be available for both children and adults, or families can work on projects together. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more information.
Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.