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Updated Nov. 10: Marathon County Public Library programs

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Bill Lueders, editor of The Progressive magazine, and Norman Stockwell, the magazine’s publisher, will talk about freedom of the press and how it relates to government authority during a free talk on Nov. 11 from 4-5 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Free and open to adults and teens. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


The library will celebrate International Games Week from Nov. 11-15 at its Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Drop in to the branch any time it’s open throughout the week to play a variety of board games. Free and open to all ages. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


All ages are encouraged to visit the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City, from Nov. 11-16 for International Games Week! Drop in any time the branch is open to play a variety of new and classic board games. Free. Call 715-443-2775 for more info.


Hear stories about canine crime stoppers Paw Patrol during the next Family Adventure Night on Nov. 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Kids can also make crafts related to the stories. Free. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


Experienced gardener Eileen Riehle will lead an informative presentation that will teach attendees how to make their own flavored vinegars and oils using homegrown herbs on Nov. 12 from 6-7 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Free. For more info, call 715-687-4420.


Kids in grades K-5 can make a free craft that’s sure to be a hoot from Nov. 12-15 at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens! Kids can make an owl using a pine cone, felt, and other craft supplies. Drop in any time the branch is open to participate! Call 715-257-7292 for more info.


Kids and their parents/caregivers can hear autumn-themed stories, sing songs and make a special craft based on the fall harvest during a special story time on Nov. 12 from 10:30-11 a.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Free. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


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 Nov. 12 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.


Kids, teens and adults can make button tree art during an afternoon craft event on Nov. 12 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Attendees will draw or paint a tree, then adorn its branches with buttons of various colors and sizes. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


Kids, teens and adults can make button tree art during an afternoon craft event on Nov. 12 from 3:30-4:40 p.m. at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Attendees will draw or paint a tree, then adorn its branches with buttons of various colors and sizes. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


The whole family can visit the Marathon County Public Library and get their glow on during a glow-in-the-dark story time on Nov. 12 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear stories read with flashlights in the dark, glow-in-the-dark stickers and more! Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Kids In grades K-5 can participate in the monthly building challenge using a variety of building supplies on Nov. 13 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. This month, we’re challenging kids to create houses, lairs and other buildings. Free, all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Adults can learn how to use the various online resources and databases available for free with a Marathon County Public Library card during free classes on Nov. 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free and open to adults, with registration required. For more info or to register, call 715-261-7230.


Kids and families can drop in to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, to learn about pirates on Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Kids can make crafts, complete an in-person treasure hunt and more! Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


Kids can celebrate fall and National Button Day at the same time by creating a pumpkin mosaic on Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


NEW! Before you see “Frozen 2” in theaters, visit the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau, for the sing-along version of the original movie on Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite character, sing along with the movie and make winter and “Frozen”-themed crafts! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


NEW! The library will offer a week of games and puzzles from Nov. 18-23 at its Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. All ages can drop in any time during the week to play a variety of new and classic board games or to put together puzzles. Free. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


NEW! Adults are invited to the library for a monthly night of crafting on Nov. 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Attendees will make jar art by painting glass jars to resemble various autumn creatures. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


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 Nov. 19 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! The library will offer a yoga story time that will have kids stretching, moving and more on Nov. 20 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.


NEW! If you love the “Warriors” children’s book series by Erin Hunter, join the library for a fun night of Warriors activities on Nov. 20 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! Kids and their parents/caregivers can hear autumn-themed stories, sing songs and make a special craft based on the fall harvest during a special story time on Nov. 21 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Free. For more info, call 715-443-2775.


NEW! Young children and their families can hear relaxing stories, music and get ready for bedtime with a special Family Pajama Story Time on Nov. 21 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! Patrons of all ages are invited to play a variety of board games and card games on Nov. 23 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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