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Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on January 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


From January 27-31, all ages can to stop in to the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee, during normal business hours and to take a library selfie in honor of Library Selfie Day! Participants can also post the photo to social media using the hashtag #MCPLSelfie. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


Adults are invited to learn how they can use pine cones as a fire starter during a special DIY event on January 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


Tots and preschoolers can experiment with various art supplies in order to make a painting that looks like it’s covered in winter snowballs on January 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Using simple ingredients such as food coloring and glue, kids can make a unique art project resembling stained glass during a free art event on January 31 from 2-4 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on February 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. All blocks will be provided. Call 715-446-3537 for more info.


Children of all ages are invited to come celebrate LEGO® Block Month from February 3-28 at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. LEGO Blocks will be set out all month long for kids to build with whenever the branch is open Free. Call 715-352-3155 for more info.


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 February 3 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at MCPL Wausau, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Adults are invited to the library for a monthly night of crafting on February 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library’s Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Attendees will create artistic designs using nature print sun paper. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-352-3155.


All ages are invited to make their own handmade greeting cards from February 3-8 at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Drop in any time branch is open on those days to make cards for upcoming holidays, birthdays, weddings and other events! Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


All ages are invited to make their own handmade greeting cards from February 3-8 at the Hatley Branch, 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley. Drop in any time branch is open on those days to make cards for upcoming holidays, birthdays, weddings and other events! Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-446-3537.


Spencer’s newly-purchased K-9 officer, Ella, and her police officer partner, Mindy, will talk about the training that goes into K-9 dogs and becoming a human handler on February 4 from 10-11 a.m. at the Spencer Branch, 105 S. Park St., Spencer. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 715-659-3996.


The library will offer its monthly LEGO Block Party on February 4 from 1-7 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.


Riding a roller coaster can be a thrill, but how do they work? Kids can design and build their own mini roller coaster on February 5 from 4-7 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Are you an upper-elementary or middle school-aged kid who loves Pokémon? Then attend the monthly Pokémon Club on February 6 from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. The library offers different Pokémon activities each month, and you can play the card game with others! Free. Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Kids in grades K-5 can use paper, markers and precise folding techniques to make their own flextangle (a rotating, kaleidoscope-like paper toy) on February 6 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


The library invites kids and families to build creative projects using LEGO blocks on February 8 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.


Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

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