Mosinee-area residents will have the opportunity to apply for a U.S. passport or renew their existing passport during a special event on Sept. 30 from 3-7 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Appointments are not required, but are encouraged. For more information or for questions about what to bring with you, call 715-261-7200.
Kids in grades K-5 can see what they can all make using some basic home and office items during a week of building challenges at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Drop in any time the branch is open from Sept. 30-Oct. 4 to participate! Free. Call 715-257-7292 for more info.
Young children and their families can hear relaxing stories, music and get ready for bedtime with a special Family Pajama Story Time on Sept. 30 from 6:30-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees can wear their pajamas, bring their blankets and their favorite stuffed animal, too! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.
Families can come to the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar, any time it’s open from Oct. 1-31 to celebrate Star Wars Reads month! The branch will offer a variety of Star Wars-themed crafts and activities, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-352-3155.
The library will offer its monthly LEGO Block Party on Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Drop in any time to build creative structures using LEGOs. All blocks will be provided. Free. For more info, call 715-693-2144.
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 Oct. 1 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.
Are you an upper-elementary or middle school-aged kid who loves Pokémon? Then attend the monthly Pokémon Club on Oct. 3 from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library offers Pokémon activities each month, and you can play the card game with others! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Bring the whole family for a few relaxing hours of coloring on Oct. 5 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. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.
Celebrate Wausau Events’ annual Harvest Fest with fall-themed stories on Oct. 5 from 10:30-11 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. A day of free craft-making – including making a scarecrow, candy corn banner and more – will follow from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All supplies provided. For more info, call 715-261-7220.
Hear stories in the popular “Pete the Cat” series and make a cool craft on Oct. 5 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. All supplies provided. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.
Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.