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10 Monday

Butterflies! Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season and MPL’s Big Read selection “In the time of the butterflies” with a butterfly-themed story time and craft.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

mpl.org

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

Kids Can Cook! Interested in cooking? Find out first-hand what cooking is all about. Discover kid-friendly recipes, learn about nutrition and try out a bunch of new foods.

Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

mpl.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

Truck Studio Art Workshop: A drop-in program designed for children in grades K5 to 5. Participants will work on imaginative art activities relevant to a book or artistic theme for the day. Presented by Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.)

Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee

1 to 2:30 p.m.

mpl.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

11 Tuesday

Chill with a Poem: Celebrate National Poetry Month! Select a poem to read from one of our many books or write your own poetry. Share the poem with the group as we enjoy a snack of popcorn.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

mpl.org

Game Day: See April 10 listing.

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

Writing Workshops with Rochelle Melander: Picture Poetry: For kids who love making or looking at art, this workshop is for you! You’ll read poetry books and learn how artists combine words and poetry. You’ll write poems based on photographs and famous works of art. And then you’ll make art to accompany your short poetry.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

3:30 to 5 p.m.

mpl.org

12 Wednesday

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

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.

Truck Studio Art Workshop: See April 10 listing.

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

13 Thursday

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

Butterflies! See April 10 listing for description.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11 a.m.

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

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Robotics Week at Discovery World: See April 10 listing.

Spring Break Maker Space: See April 11 listing.

14 Friday

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.

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