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This week is Banned Books Week, and it's appropriate that there's lots going on in Milwaukee's libraries!

26 Monday

Blackout Poetry: Join us in celebration of Banned Books Week, and create your very own blackout poetry. Materials will be provided, and all work will be displayed. Prizes will be awarded to our favorite entries.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 7 p.m.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 7 p.m.

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NatureNauts: Chipmunk Chatter: NatureNauts will learn the ins and outs of being a chipmunk as they crawl into a "chipmunk tunnel", search for chipmunk food and make their own craft chipmunk. Making an appearance will be a special chipmunk related guest. Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. $10/child; $7/Milwaukee County resident; $5/Friends of Wehr members. Registration is required. friendsofwehr.org

27 Tuesday

Blackout Poetry: See September 26 listing.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee. 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee. 5 to 7 p.m.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee. 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Exploring your Neighborhood: Learn what makes the Washington Park neighborhood special. We'll have activities, books and crafts, as well as special guests from the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park. Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. mpl.org

Marble Run: Design a marble run with your family. Some lucky winners will take home prizes for the fastest and best-looking marble run. Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 6 p.m. mpl.org

28 Wednesday

Blackout Poetry: See September 26 listing.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee. 5 to 7 p.m.

Truck Studio Art Workshop: This drop-in program is designed for children in 5-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade to work on imaginative art activities relevant to a book or artistic theme for the day. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee. mpl.org

Learn to Dance: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a "Learn to dance the bomba y plena" event. Watch and learn the traditional dance from the Caribbean. Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave. 6 to 7:15 p.m. mpl.org

29 Thursday

Blackout Poetry: See September 26 listing.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee. 3 to 6 p.m.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. 3 to 5 p.m.

"Made in Wisconsin" Pop-up Museum: Bring your own artifacts that were made in Wisconsin to show and tell at this pop-up museum. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 470 E. Pleasant St., Milwaukee. 4 to 8 p.m. mpm.edu

30 Friday

Blackout Poetry: See September 26 listing.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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