Teens interested in volunteering, socializing with other teens, and planning library programs can join the Teen Advisory Group at the Marathon County Public Library! The next monthly meeting will be held January 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at MCPL Wausau, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
The library will offer its monthly LEGO Block Party on January 7 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.
Using simple, household ingredients, kids can make slime and decorate it with glitter, stars, and more on January 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with more supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more information.
The library invites kids and families to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on January 11 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.
Wausau School District’s 2020 Book Bowl will be on Feb. 13, but students can get a jump on the competition by participating in an hour of fun games centered around this year’s Book Bowl selections on January 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau! Play Jeopardy, Giant Jenga, and Charades for prizes! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.
Hear stories from the Curious George series during the next Family Adventure Night on January 13 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.
Adults can learn how to access free e-books and audiobooks using their library card and their smartphone or tablet during a free class on January 14 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. A second, identical class will be held on January 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. Free, with registration required. Call 715-261-7230 for more info or to register.
Adults and teens can watch a 2019 drama film about a young man with Down syndrome who across the Southwest with a young, scruffy outlaw (Shia LaBeouf) during the next MCPL Movie Night on January 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Rated PG-13. Free. Call 715-261-7230.
Kids can make a sock puppet, learn and practice some puppetry techniques, and have an opportunity to watch others put on puppet shows during a free puppet workshop on January 14 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. All supplies provided. For more info, call 715-687-4420.
Adults can work on their family histories and swap genealogy tips with one another during a free monthly event that begins on January 15 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Future sessions scheduled for Feb. 12, March 11 and April 8. For more info, call 715-687-4420.
If your kids LOVE the “Warriors” book series by Erin Hunter, join the library for a fun night of “Warriors” activities on January 15 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.
Young children and their families can hear relaxing stories, music and get ready for bedtime with a special Family Pajama Story Time on January 16 from 6-6:30 p.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.
Kids and families can drop in to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, to learn about blizzards on January 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Kids can make crafts, play games, and more! Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.
Hear building-themed books, then engage in free play with your children with a variety of building blocks during a special family story time on January 18 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.
Needle arts enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels are invited to gather during the monthly Needle Arts program on Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Attendees can work on their own knitting, crocheting and other projects while socializing. Future sessions held March 5, April 2 and May 7. For more info, call 715-261-7230.
Source: Marathon County Public Library