Explore the Milwaukee area this week and check out one of these events.

Monday, April 11

Ally Condie: The bestselling author Ally Condie will share her debut middle grade novel, Summerlost, with a talk and signing. West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. 6:30 p.m.

The Prairie School Open House: Learn about the school's child-centered curriculum, individualized plans and teachers. The Prairie School, 4050 Lighthouse Dr., Wind Point. 6-8 p.m. (262) 752-2525,

Tuesday, April 12

Construction Site: Plan and build with blocks at a construction site. Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76th St., Milwaukee. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Wednesday, April 13

Construction Site: Plan and build with blocks at a construction site. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Dora the Explorer Treasure Hunt: A map of picture clues will be your guide as you explore the library and discover hidden treasure. East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee. 6-7 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Navigating Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Gain better understanding of your child's mental health development and strategies to assist you child at this workshop presented by Parents United, a consortium of school districts. Pre-register at Richard T. Anderson Education Center WCTC Campus, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10 cash donation.

Thursday, April 14

Milwaukee Day: It's 4/14 (414)! Celebrate Milwaukee and Milwaukee County with a variety of events including a party at City Hall with music, food and more.

Friday, April 15

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will feature the beloved tunes of Looney Tunes. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 8 p.m. $16.50-$100+

Explore MKE: Milwaukee writer Adam Carr will talk about his latest book, "Explore MKE: Your Neighborhood, Our City." Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. (414) 332-1181,

Play Date with Art: Drop in and make art, with singing time at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free for children 12 and younger. (414) 224-3200,

Preschool Dance Party: Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a dance party. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee. 10-10:30 a.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Stamp & Scrapbook Expo: Learn about the latest designs, tools, projects and more in the world of scrapbooking. Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10.

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