From March 1-31, adults can pick up a free Grab & Go craft kit from any of the nine Marathon County Public Library locations. The kit will contain supplies for making a sari silk-wrapped bracelet. Free and available while supplies last. For more info, call 715-261-7230.


Through May 27, young writers between the ages of 9 and 18 are invited to submit original, unpublished poems for MCPL’s youth poetry contest.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 March 1-31, 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 monster magnet using the art of quilling. 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 March 1, we’ll read a variety of stories celebrating women in history. Plus, learn about the Grab & Go kit available for kids at all MCPL locations throughout March! 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 March 8, we’ll read fun and zany stories about chickens! 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.


The library’s Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, will host a stuffed animal sleepover on March 10. Kids can drop off one of their stuffed animals at the branch any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The stuffed friend will stay overnight at the library and can then be picked up the next day. Parents will be emailed pictures of all the fun shenanigans the toys got up to during their stay. Free. For more info, call 715-359-6208.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 15, kids and families can hear library staff read picture books about some of their favorite snacks. 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 March 15 from 6-7:30 p.m., via Zoom. Teens can work their way out of a virtual escape room, learn how to tie a Celtic knot, and more. Free. Registration required by visiting https://bit.ly/3HdFSTQ. For more info, call 715-261-7220.


Join the library for Family Story Time online. On March 22, the stories will all feature construction equipment. Plus, hear a fun rhyme that fits with the construction theme. 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 March 29, the stories will be all about trains. 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.