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Marathon County Public Library programs beginning Feb. 5

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Browse through thousands of items during the next Friends of MCPL Book Sale Feb. 5-8 at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Sale hours are Feb. 5 from 5-7:30 p.m. (open only to members of the Friends of MCPL); Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.


Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on Feb. 6 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


From Feb. 10-14, kids in grades K-5 and tweens can use Magna-Tiles (magnetic building tiles) or work on different 3-D building experiments at the Marathon City Branch, 515 Washington St., Marathon City. Drop in any time the branch is open throughout the week to participate. For more info, call 715-443-2775.


The library will screen a 2019 documentary about the 50+ year friendship of Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen on Feb. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at its Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Rated R, with a run time of 102 minutes. Free. Call 715-261-7230 for more info.


Tweens and teens can stop in to make friendship bracelets from Feb. 10-15 at the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee. Free, with all supplies provided. For more info, call 715-693-2144.


Children can visit the Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee, on Feb. 10 from 3-3:35 p.m. to make a beautiful, fizzing heart-shaped piece of art! We’ll also discuss the science behind the chemical reaction so participants will learn as they create. Registration is required. For more info or to sign up, call 715-693-2144.


Hear LEGO-themed stories during the next Family Adventure Night on Feb. 10 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 with developmental disabilities and their caregivers can participate in an afternoon of coloring on Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


Adults can learn about all of the different types of Medicare coverage, as well as about supplemental policies, during a free informative event on Feb. 11 from 1-2 p.m. at the Edgar Branch, 224 S. Third Ave., Edgar. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


Adults can learn all the ins and outs of Medicare eligibility during a free informative event on Feb. 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Stratford Branch, 213201 Scholar St., Stratford. Registration required by calling 1-888-486-9545.


Library staff will sing songs, play games, make a heart-shaped craft and hear stories about love during a special story time on Feb. 12 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St., Athens. Free. For more info, call 715-257-7292.


Adults can learn about the genre of creative nonfiction and begin working on their own writing projects during an event on Feb. 13 from 6-7 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild. Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Adults can learn how to use Microsoft Excel during a free class on Feb. 13 from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. A second session will be held on Feb. 19 from 3:30-5 p.m. Attendees will learn basic skills to create and format spreadsheets. Free. Registration required. Call 715-261-7230 to register.


Kids and families can drop in to the Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, to learn about narwhals on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Kids can make crafts, play games and more! Free. Call 715-359-6208 for more info.


Parents can introduce their kids to the Fab Four during a special Beatles-themed story time on Feb. 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Hear stories based on some of the band’s most famous songs, make crafts and more! Call 715-261-7220 for more info.


Photos courtesy Marathon County Public Library.

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