Author and journalist Lawrence Tabak will talk about his new book “Foxconned: Imaginary Jobs, Bulldozed Homes & the Sacking of Local Government” from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 via the GoToMeeting app. Free, no registration required. Hosted by the Marathon County Public Library. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


Starting in February, folks can visit the library’s Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausaun to view a mini gallery of art work created by members of the public. The mini art gallery will be on display in Wausau from Feb. 1-28, and then will travel to other MCPL locations. Free. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


From Feb. 1-28, adults can pick up a free Grab & Go craft kit from any of the nine library locations. The kit will contain supplies for making a heart-shaped magnet out of felt. Free and available while supplies last. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


From Jan. 3 through May 27, young writers between the ages of 9-18 are invited to submit original, unpublished poems for MCPL’s youth poetry contest! There’s no limit on the length, and each person can enter two poems. Entrants must be Marathon County residents. Submit entries to poetry@mcpl.us or drop them off in person at any MCPL location. Winners will receive recognition and prizes. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


From Feb. 1-28, the library will offer a free Grab & Go kit for kids at all nine of its locations! Each kit will contain supplies for making a craft stick launcher! Kits are free and available while supplies last and can be picked up any time the library is open. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On Feb. 1, we’ll read a variety of stories illustrated by artist Christian Robinson! Plus, learn about the Grab & Go kit available for kids at all MCPL locations in February and take a virtual field trip to the Christian Robinson exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum! A new story time is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch any time! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On Feb. 8, we’ll read heartwarming stories about hugs! In addition, viewers can learn some signs in American Sign Language. A new story time is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch any time! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Teens across Wisconsin are invited to this virtual hangout organized by teen librarians from around the state! The hangout/chat will be held on Feb. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m., and teens can have some laughs, relax, play trivia, share poetry and more! Free. Registration required by visiting https://bit.ly/3Ihy7go. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On Feb. 15, kids and families can hear library staff read picture books about very unusual pets! Plus, you can learn about one of the fish that lives in the library’s aquarium! A new story time is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch any time! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online! On Feb. 22, the stories will be related to the theme of “I’m sorry – I was wrong.” A new story time is posted every Tuesday at 10 a.m. on MCPL’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/MCPLWausau, but you can watch any time! Free. For more info, call 715-261-7220.