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Updated Sept. 14: Marathon County Public Library programs

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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.


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 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.


NEW! Adults can attend monthly crafting nights throughout the fall starting on Sept. 16 from 3-8 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Come work on your own craft projects, trade ideas and socialize with others! Free. Future sessions to be held Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


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.


NEW! Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on Sept. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


NEW! Knitters, crocheters and needle arts enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to work on their projects and socialize on Sept. 18 from 4-6:45 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Free. Also will be held Oct. 16 and Nov. 20. Call 715-443-2775 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.


NEW! Learn more about advance care planning for yourself or a loved one during a free program on Sept. 19 from 2-3 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free. Registration required by calling 715-359-6208.


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.


NEW! Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on Sept. 23 from 3-6 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. All blocks will be provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.


Children and their families/caregivers can attend an autumn-themed story time and create their very own spiky paper hedgehog on September 24 from 10-11 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens! All supplies will be provided. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


NEW! Celebrate the fall season by making a craft inspired by a classic treat – candy corn! – on Sept. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


NEW! 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. 24 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.


NEW! Kids will have a chance to learn how to quilt with a monthly program that begins on Sept. 24 at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Attendees will be taught how to design their quilt on paper, then learn the fundamentals of hand quilting. Open to kids 10 and older. Free. Call 715-687-4420 for more info.


NEW! Teens and adults can fold the pages of a book to form words and other designs during Book Folding Art on Sept. 25 from 3-4:45 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. All supplies provided – including books! Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


NEW! Adults can learn how to sew with conductive thread and add LEDs to fabrics during a free DIY event on Sept. 25 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Basic knowledge of sewing is recommended but not required. Free, with registration required. To register, call 715-261-7230.


NEW! Teens who know how to sew (or who want to learn) can make their own feltie on Sept. 26 or 27 at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Make an animal, zombie, steam punk figure or anything else you can think up! Drop by any time the branch is open on either day to participate. Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.


NEW! Patrons of all ages are invited to play a variety of board games and card games on Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Games will range from classics that everyone knows and loves to new games that may become your new favorite! Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.

Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

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