24 Monday

Celebrate Earth Day: Want to learn how you can make a difference by protecting the Earth? Learn about composting and recycling and create crafts from things that you might otherwise just throw away.

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

5 to 6 p.m.


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

4:30 to 6 p.m.


25 Tuesday

The Eleventh Hour: Get ready for a puzzling afternoon inspired by Grame Base’s book, “The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery.” There’ll be brain teasers, board games and puzzles to keep you busy!

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

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


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

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

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Writing Workshops with Rochelle Melander: My Milwaukee: What do you love about your city and neighborhood? Write poems and prose to celebrate your city and the people who live here. Draw pictures of famous Milwaukee landmarks to illustrate your poems.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

3:30 to 5 p.m.


26 Wednesday

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.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

6:15 to 7 p.m.


Messy Toddler Time: Celebrate the Week of the Young Child by exploring your senses with a variety of fun and messy sensory-stimulating activities. For children ages 2-3 and their grown-ups.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

12 to 1 p.m.


Truck Studio Art Workshop: See April 24 listing.

27 Thursday

Big League Fun Night: Come to this special evening to enjoy the Big League Fun baseball exhibit before it departs on a national tour! There will be a guest appearance by Hank the Ballpark Pup, a meet-and-greet with the Famous Racing Sausages, stadium-style snacks and refreshments, a commemorative family photo and souvenirs for the kids!

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

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$20, pre-registration required


28 Friday

Butterflies! See April 26 listing for description.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


The Chocolate Celebration: Indulging in chocolate can be a symbolic experience, and many times it is eaten during rituals and celebrations. Learn about local and global cultural traditions throughout history and today that involve chocolate.

Milwaukee Public Museum Global Kitchen exhibit, second floor, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Free with Global Kitchen admission


Family Frog Frolics: Hop over to Wehr and celebrate spring with the frogs. We will meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close and then stroll out to the ponds of Wehr to listen for the sweet spring sound of frogs chorusing.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin

7 to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration required, $12/person, $10/Milwaukee County resident, $7/Friends of Wehr members


First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook: Meet the funniest girl in Room Nine – Junie B. Jones! Find out how Junie B. perseveres through her kindergarten conundrums and learns that honesty is the best policy. Suggested for families with young people ages 5-9+

Todd Wehr Theater, 123 E. State St., Milwaukee

7 p.m.


Zootastic: Feel your way around the zoo as you explore the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm, Small Mammals building, Aquatic & Reptile Center and Stearns Family Apes of Africa and Primates of the World. Meet the zookeepers and enjoy crafts and activities at each stop! Chow down on dinner from Noodles & Co., build yourself an ice cream sundae, and dance to a kid-friendly DJ.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

5 to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. $30/adults, $20/children 12 and under, $80/family of 4

414-258-2333, zoosociety.org

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