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Marathon County Public Library programs: September

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Bring the whole family for a few relaxing hours of coloring on Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. A variety of coloring pages and utensils will be set out. Drop in any time! Future dates include Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.


Members of the public are invited to swap small- to medium-sized houseplants with one another during a free houseplant swap on Sept. 7 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


Join Rochelle Pearson, violin/viola instructor from the Wausau Conservatory of Music, for a violin-themed story time on Sept. 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Pearson will read a story and play popular children’s music on the violin! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on Sept. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


Teens and adults are invited to the next MCPL Movie Night on Sept. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The 2018 film follows a Cincinnati librarian, Emilio Estevez, who allows homeless patrons to stay at the library on a cold winter night. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.


Kids In grades K-5 can participate in a series of monthly building challenges using LEGO blocks and other building supplies beginning Sept. 11 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. New challenge offered each month, with future dates set for Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. Call 715-261-7220.


Hear the brand-new book “Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party” and make Pete the Cat-inspired crafts during a story time event on Sept. 14 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Adults can learn how to use Microsoft Excel during a free class on Sept. 12 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees will learn basic skills to create and format spreadsheets, and can ask questions. Free. Registration required. Call 715-261-7230 to register.


Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with all blocks provided. Future sessions will be held on Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Adults approaching the age of Medicare eligibility (or who are already older than 65) can learn about Medicare during a free informative event on Sept. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the library’s Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. To register, call 1-888-486-9545.


Adults and teens can drop off new or slightly used craft supplies from Sept. 16-19 at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Every person to donate supplies will receive early admission to the library’s Craft Supply Swap Night on Sept. 26. Free. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


Children can drop in to the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee, any time it’s open from Sept. 16-19 to create imaginative pictures centered around a simple black dot! Free, with all supplies provided. For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Kids can hear stories about the Caped Crusader – Batman – and make crafted related to the stories during Family Adventure Night on Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Free. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


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Learn all about the world of a therapy dog and meet Eddie the Border Collie during Therapy Dog Story Time on Sept. 17 from 10-10:30 a.m. at theAthens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Hear stories, songs and more! Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.


Families can hear stories and participate in various activities related to the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math during Home School Huddle on Sept. 17 from 1-2 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Sessions held every Tuesday through Dec. 17. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


The Marathon County Public Library will offer a yoga story time that will have kids stretching, moving and more on Sept. 18 from 10-10:30 a.m. at its Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. A certified yoga instructor will teach kids and parents ways to stay active through yoga. Free. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.


Ahoy Matey! Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day with a special event on Sept. 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear pirate stories, make crafts and participate in other activities! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Drop in to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, to learn about jungles on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Kids can make crafts, play games, play trivia and do other activities! Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


Kids and families can climb aboard and set sail for a pirate-themed story time and craft event on Sept. 21 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

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