Marathon-County-Public-Library-Exterior-1What’s going on this week with the summer programs at the Marathon County Public Library:

Ongoing Summer Events

Family LEGO Club (Wausau and Rothschild)

Join us for Family LEGO Club! Design and build LEGO structures at the Marathon County Public Library. The club is free and open to the public, no registration is necessary. LEGO blocks will be provided. Sundays starting June 8, 1:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Fridays starting June 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Avenue, Rothschild. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Story Times

Family Story Time: Children and their families are invited for interactive stories and literacy building activities. Story times occur weekly except when preempted by concurring children’s events. Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau: Mondays at 10 a.m, Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Athens Branch: 221 Caroline St., Athens, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Hatley Branch: 435 Curtis Ave., Hatley , Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rothschild Branch: 211 North Grand Ave. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Play & Learn Story Time: Story times occur weekly except when preempted by concurring children’s events . Fridays, 9:30 a.m, at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. at the Hatley branch, 435 Curtis Ave, Hatley. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Sweet Dreams: Wear pajamas and bring your stuffed animals! Mondays, 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. For more information, call 715- 261-7230.

Read to a Therapy Dog

Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to the well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin. Thursdays, starting June 12 at 1:00 p.m., at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Tuesdays, starting June 3 at 6:00 p.m., at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 Grand Avenue, Rothschild. Free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information, call 715-359-6208 for the Rothschild branch or 715-261-7230 for the Wausau headquarters.

August 11, 2014

Colossal Fossils

Colossal Fossils will share its large collection of fossils and fossil replicas during this hands-on presentation for children of all ages! The program also will share regional prehistory and locations where fossils may be found. This event starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 715-359-6208.

August 12, 2014

Craft Day

Children and their families are invited to the library for science-themed arts and crafts! All supplies will be provided. Event at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau, at 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. . For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Read & View: Ender’s Game

Teens are invited to a free showing and discussion of Ender’s Game, based on the novel by Orson Scott Card at 6:00 pm. Free and open to teens at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters. For more information, please call 715-261-7230.

Read to a Therapy Dog (Special appearance at the Mosinee Branch)

Children can practice their reading skills by reading aloud to the well-behaved dogs from Therapy Dogs of Central Wisconsin at 2:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch, 123 Main Street, Mosinee. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-693-2144.

August 14, 2014

Spy School

Grades K-5 can engage their undercover curiosity with activities including secret messages. Finger-
printing, and more. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Hour of Code

Teens and tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! Free, and open to teens and tweens only. This event starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

Family LEGO Club at MCPL Marathon City

Join us for Family LEGO Club! Design and build LEGO structures at the Marathon County Public Library. The club is free and open to the public, no registration is necessary. LEGO blocks will be provided. This special event starts at 1:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library, Marathon City Branch, 515, Washington St, Marathon City. For more information, please call 715-443-2775.

August 16, 2014

Sci-fi Saturdays: Fahrenheit 451

Watch a free sci-fi movie on the library’s third floor every other Saturday! All films start at 2 p.m. and are shown at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This selection is rated PG-13, and is Francois Truffaut’s adaptation of the classic novel by Ray Bradbury. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.

August 20, 2014

Summer Reader’s Party

Children and their families are invited to join us for a party at the end of this year’s Summer Library Program on August 20th 300 N. First St, Wausau. Children can share some of the books they read and some of the activities they did this summer. We will also have crafts and activities, including making pet toys for the Humane Society of Marathon County.

All craft supplies are provided and this event is free and open to the public. For more information, call715-261-7230