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Week of April 10

Monday, April 10

Game Day: We’ve got the board games and Wiis, you come for the fun! 20 iPads with the pocket edition of Minecraft available to children on a first come, first served basis.

Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

1 to 3 p.m.

waukeshapubliclibrary.org

Robotics Week at Discovery World: Celebrate national Robotics week by joining us for a week-long robot and technology invasion! This event will feature robots of all shapes, sizes and uses with a chance to meet their makers. Local FIRST Robotics Teams of all levels, university students and professionals will be showcasing their engineering skills along with robots built for competition, industry and entertainment.

Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

discoveryworld.org

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break! Food Science Workshops: Ever wonder why peaches taste sweet? Or why lemons are so sour? Find out in this hands-on workshop as we discover how a food’s property affect its taste. Then explore nature’s “instruction manual” for an organism’s characteristics (including taste) by extracting fruit DNA.

Milwaukee Public Museum, Education Lab 2, Ground Floor, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Registration required, $4, $2/members, Free/Ages 0-4

mpm.edu

Tuesday, April 11

Game Day: See April 10 listing.

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio: A Blast of Color: Explore design elements to make action-packed abstract art based on the feature exhibit "How Posters Work." Use line, shape and color to make art that appears to move. The studio has special spring break hours.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

mam.org

Make your own fairy house: Do you have fairies living nearby? Come and listen to magical stories and learn the rules of the forest, and then build a fairy house fit for a queen, elf or gnome. Recycled and natural materials provided, plus a little sparkle.

Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Registration required, for children ages 5 and up

waukeshapubliclibrary.org

On your mark! Get set! Color! Enjoy coloring fun for the whole family. Coloring sheets for all ages, crayons and colored pencils are provided for relaxing family time coloring. We have simple pages for children and more complex pages for older coloring enthusiasts.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

mpl.org

Robotics Week at Discovery World: See April 10 listing.

Spring Break Boredom Buster: Are you fascinated by electricity? Play with snap circuits and conductive dough – all levels welcome.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

mpl.org

Spring Break LEGO Club: We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity! Join other LEGO enthusiasts and see what you can create from the bottom up! Bring your imagination, we’ll bring the bricks.

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., Milwaukee

1 to 3 p.m.

mpl.org

Spring Break Maker Space: Can you make a robot play a song? Yes, you can! Explore robotic toys with resources from MKE Mixers.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

1 to 2 p.m.

mpl.org

STEAM Spring Break: Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with fun and educational projects. Develop creative problem solving skills and collaborate with your friends by attempting various challenges.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

1 to 3 p.m.

mpl.org

Wednesday, April 12

Florentine Opera presents “The Billy Goats Gruff”: Experience an operatic version of the story of “The Billy Goats Gruff” based on scenes from operas by W. A. Mozart, G. Donizetti and G. Rossini. This charming 45-minute performance introduces young audiences to the beauty of live opera and the benefits of libraries.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

mpl.org

Game Day: See April 10 listing.

Game on! Kids come and enjoy some board games and treats. The Wii U will be set up so we can all take turns and have a blast!

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

1:30 to 3 p.m.

mpl.org

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio: A Blast of Color: See April 11 listing.

LEGO and Keva Plank Open Play: Drop in and join us for some creative fun with our Keva Planks and LEGOs! Build for a little while or build a lot – it’s up to you! Kids ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St., Pewaukee

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

pewaukeelibrary.org

Robotics Week at Discovery World: See April 10 listing.

Spring Break LEGO Club: See April 11 listing.

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 10 listing.

Thursday, April 13

Bunny Hop Family Dance Party: Get out of the house and get hopping to groovy tunes! Kids, bring your family for a morning of dancing and fun. Refreshments served.

Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

waukeshapubliclibrary.org

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio: A Blast of Color: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

See April 11 listing.

Robotics Week at Discovery World: See April 10 listing.

Spring Break Maker Space: See April 11 listing.

Friday, April 14

Kohl's Art Generation Open Studio: A Blast of Color: See April 11 listing.

Moana Movie and a Craft! Join us for a fun movie followed by a neat craft! We will watch “Moana,” the latest Disney movie, and then do a craft or two inspired by the movie!

Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St., Pewaukee

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

pewaukeelibrary.org

The Presto-X Insect Zoo: Learn about the fascinating world of insects with entomologists from Presto-X when they visit the Museum and bring along some of their unusual insect friends for children to experience up close.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free with regular admission

bbcmkids.org

Robotics Week at Discovery World: See April 10 listing.

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 10 listing.

Week of April 17

Monday, April 17

Coding with Ozobots: Ozobots are small robots that you can program using regular markers. Draw a track for the Ozobot to move along, and give it commands to do things like speed up, slow down and turn around. You get to design your Ozobot’s track any way you want to and create something really unique!

Pewaukee Public Library, 210 Main St., Pewaukee

3 to 4:30 p.m.

For grades 5-12, registration required

pewaukeelibrary.org

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 10 listing.

Tuesday, April 18

Crafternoon: See what you can create with a varied selection of craft materials. Make a gift or something just for you!

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19

Go Bananas! Celebrate National Banana Day with ridiculous banana antics!

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

mpl.org

Peppa Pig Party: Oink, oink! Calling all Peppa Pig fans! Join the Peppa Pig Party for stories, games, crafts and MUDDY PUDDLES!

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee

5 to 6 p.m.

mpl.org

Play and Learn presented in Spanish: Construction Site: Pack up the tools and get ready to plan and build with blocks at the construction site.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

6 to 7 p.m.

mpl.org

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 10 listing.

Thursday, April 20

Extra Special Story Time: Bananas: Go bananas during our super silly banana story time.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

mpl.org

Neighborhood Night: Join us for FREE admission, courtesy of our sponsors. Enjoy access to all of the Museum’s hands-on exhibits, and stop by our Be A Maker space to find tools, materials and techniques for endless ways to experiment and create.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

5 to 8 p.m.

bbcmkids.org

Friday, April 21

Play Date with Art: Off to Print: It’s never too early to learn to love art! Drop in and make art together, in this monthly program designed especially for our youngest visitors – ages five and under (with an adult). Stop by and sing along during Singing Time at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee

10 a.m. to Noon

Included with admission

mam.org

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 10 listing.

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