Lots of variety going on this week, from library harvest festivals to free museum days and a new museum exhibit, to the opportunity to touch a truck!

3 Monday

Zablocki Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to come enjoy seasonal fun, including arts and crafts and live entertainment from the Pint Size Polkas Uncle Mike. Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, 6:15 to 7 p.m. mpl.org

5 Wednesday


East Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy crafts and live entertainment featuring “Ms. Kim’s Amazing Animals.” East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

Forest Home Library Harvest Fest: Families are invited to enjoy crafts and live entertainment by Clare Norelle. Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, 6 to 6:45 p.m. mpl.org

6 Thursday

Hidden Wisconsin: Unseen. Unknown. Uncovered: - New temporary exhibit opens at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Discover the unknown stories and facts about our state you never knew. Told through the narrative of objects not normally on display, visitors will uncover the rich fascinating secrets hidden all around us. Exhibit runs through January 8, 2017. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. General admission included in price for exhibit: $23/Adults, $18/Seniors 65+, $16/Kids 5-13, Free for kids under 4 and MPM members. 414-223-4676. mpm.edu

Kohl's Thank You Thursday: Enjoy free admission the first Thursday of every month. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 414-278-2728. mpm.edu

7 Friday

LEGO KidsFest: This fun event returns to Wisconsin with more than three acres of activities, challenges and family fun. Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 4 to 8:30 p.m. $19/adults and children ages three and up. 877-528-4757. legokidsfest.com

Meet the author -- Trenton Lee Stewart: The author of "The Mysterious Benedict Society" will introduce his newest book, "The Secret Keepers." Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, 6:30 p.m. 414-847-2670. shorewoodlibrary.org

Meijer Free First Friday: Get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum on the first Friday of each month. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 414-224-3200. mam.org

Touch-a-Truck: Kids of all ages can climb, honk, discover and play -- ambulance, fire trucks, police vehicle, lineman truck, electric car, garbage truck, NEVs, backhoe, front loaders, snow plow, dump truck, sweeper, boats, hovercraft, and more! Imagination Station, 700 S. Main St., Oconomowoc, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Free admission, but Oconomowoc Food Pantry donations accepted.

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