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Events: Athens

Teen Book Club: "Steampunk!" by Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

Teens Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this collection of 14 Steampunk-inspired stories written by various authors!

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Family Story Time

Children Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities.

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Play and Learn

Children Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Fiber Arts

Adults Drop-in Community members are invited to gather at the library to work on fiber arts projects, share projects with each other and try free crochet lessons. Yarn and a limited number of other supplies are provided, and new participants are always welcome!

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Health and Wellness Club: Allergies and Spring Cleaning

Adults & Teens Join us for a group discussion about spring cleaning and shedding the clutter, DIY natural cleaning products and ways to beat seasonal allergies!

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Needle Felting Workshop

Adults & Teens Drop-in Adults and teens are welcome to drop by the library to discover and learn the basics of needle felting.

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Book Club: "The Overstory" by Richard Powers

Adults Drop by the library for a lively discussion of "The Overstory," consisting of fables about the impacts of humans on the natural world.

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Hey, It's The Sun! Story Time

Children Hear stories about the sun and make a decorative craft during this special story time!

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Teen Book Club: "The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo

Teens Teens are invited to take part in a lively discussion of a wide range of books!

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Creative Journals

Adults & Teens Drop-in Journals contain some of our most personal thoughts, and patrons not only have the opportunity to make their own journal, but also to personalize it with decorations!

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Health and Wellness Club: Organize Your Life!

Adults & Teens Drop-in Stop by our monthly health and wellness club to discuss a wide range of topics with others, including April's discussion about ways to organize your time and home!

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Needle Arts

Adults & Teens Drop-in Drop by the library any (or every!) Tuesday afternoon for a mix of creation and socialization!

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Create Your Own Butterfly Garden

All-Ages Learn about the importance of butterflies to nature, the species that are native to Wisconsin and built a butterfly garden, with all supplies provided!

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Mo Willems Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time celebrating the books of popular children's author Mo Willems!

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Book Club: "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about the lives of two different families, who live centuries apart.

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Building Challenges

Children Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Hop Like a Bunny Story Time

Children Hear stories about bunnies, then make a cute craft, with all supplies provided!

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Get Money Smart!

Children Join us during Money Smart Week for special money-related activities for kids, in collaboration with the Get Smart Wausau Coalition!

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Teen Book Club: "Property of the Rebel Librarian" by Allison Varnes

Teens Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club, where we'll discuss this book about books, libraries and one child's love of reading!

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Health and Wellness Club: Get Moving in May!

Adults Take part in lively health and wellness discussions to help you live better, including May's topic: how to get moving (and why you should!)

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Mother's Day Story Time

Children Join us for a special story time and craft hour as we celebrate mothers ahead of their special day!

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Spring Wreaths

Adults Want to give your home the decorative touch of nature this spring? Channel your creativity by making your very own spring wreath!

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Book Club: "There There" by Tommy Orange

Adults Take part in a lively discussion of this novel, about a Native American powwow that changes the lives of some of its attendees forever.

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Bottle Cap Bling

Adults & Teens Who knew a bottle cap could inspire so much creativity? Find out how and create a unique, artistic craft!

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Foraging for Wild Edibles

Adults Have you ever come across plants or berries during a walk and wondered if they were safe to eat? Learn all about foraging for those and other wild edibles during this event!

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Natural Body Care Recipes: How to Make Your Own

Adults & Teens Join us for a creative evening at the library where we will teach you the basics of making your very own natural beauty products for hair, skin and body.

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