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17 Monday

Butterfiles! 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.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

6 to 7 p.m.

mpl.org

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

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

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

4 to 5:30 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 properties 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

18 Tuesday

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.

mpl.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.

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

4 to 5 p.m.

mpl.org

19 Wednesday

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

Truck Studio Art Workshop: See April 17 listing.

You CAN play with your food on Spring Break: Food Science Workshops: See April 17 listing.

20 Thursday

Butterflies! See April 17 listing for description.

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

mpl.org

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.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

4 to 5 p.m.

mpl.org

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

21 Friday

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 17 listing.

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