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Updated Oct. 8: Marathon County Public Library programs

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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.


Kids and families can hear stories about firefighters and meet some local ones from the Hatley Fire Department on Oct. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. A fire truck or rescue vehicle will be available for children to see up-close. Free. Call 715-446-3537 for more information.


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. 8 from 1-2 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


Celebrate National Octopus Day with fun and creative crafts on Oct. 8 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Kids can make octopi using cardboard, paint and scissors or using socks, stuffing and googly eyes! Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-693-2144 for more info.


Teens and adults are invited to the next MCPL Movie Night on Oct. 8 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.


Gary Gisselman from the Marathon County Historical Society will offer an informative presentation on the history of local ballrooms in central Wisconsin on Oct. 8 from 9-10 a.m. at the Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Free and open to adults. For more info, call 715-659-3996.


Kids In grades K-5 can participate in the monthly building challenge using a variety of building supplies on Oct. 9 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The theme for this month’s session is pumpkins and monsters. Free, all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Children and families can hear a series of bus-themed stories read aloud on a real Wausau Metro Ride city bus, hear how buses operate and go for a short ride around downtown Wausau on Oct. 12 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Story times and rides will be given at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


The Marathon County Public Library invites kids and families to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on Oct. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the its Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with all blocks provided. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Hear stories about cartoon canine Scooby-Doo and his pals Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma during the next Family Adventure Night on October 14 from 6-7 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Kids can also make crafts related to the stories. Free. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


NEW! Using ceramic tiles, acrylic paint and other supplies, adults can make their own spooky painted tiles on Oct. 15 from 2-3:30 p.m. or on Oct. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free and open to adults only. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


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 Oct. 15 from 1-2 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


NEW! Children and families can hear a series of bus-themed stories read aloud on a real Wausau Metro Ride city bus, hear how buses operate and go for a short ride around downtown Wausau on Oct. 16 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Story times and rides will be given at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


NEW! If you LOVE the “Warriors” children’s book series by Erin Hunter, join the library for a fun night of Warriors activities on Oct. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Meet other fans, quiz each other on the books, roleplay, create and more! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


 

NEW! Adults and teens can use yarn and wooden dowels to create their own one-of-a-kind pieces of home décor during a free yarn weaving workshop on Oct. 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


NEW! Tweens can show off their science (and crafting) skills by making their own flextangle (a rotating, kaleidoscope-like toy) or color mixing wheel (which will create a spinning optical illusion) on Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Photo courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

NEW! Young children and their families can hear relaxing stories, music and get ready for bedtime with a special Family Pajama Story Time on Oct. 17 from 7-7:30 p.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Attendees can wear their pajamas, bring their blankets and their favorite stuffed animal, too! Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


NEW! Young ones and their parents or caregivers can take advantage of a no-school day and create some fun fall crafts on Oct. 17 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


NEW! All ages can make craft stick monsters during an afternoon craft event on Oct. 18 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the library’s Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Use paint, craft sticks and other supplies to create a spooky or silly monster! Free. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


NEW! Kids and families can drop in to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, to learn about llamas on Oct. 19 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.


NEW! Kids can combine science and crafting by making their own rainbow paper and stackable triangular building blocks on Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

 

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