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As you get back in the swing of things post-holiday rush, take the time to do some fun activities with the kids this week!

3 Tuesday

Dream Keepers Writing Circle: Calling all young writers (ages 9-13)! The Dream Keepers Writing Circle will give you the opportunity to work on your writing project and share it with other young writers. Students will spend the first part of the session writing, with writing prompts and encouragement from author and writing coach Rochelle Melander. During the second half of the session, students will share these stories with each other, learning how to listen for key story elements and give helpful feedback.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee

4 to 5:30 p.m.

mpl.org

Preschool Story Time: Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs and finger plays designed to help them develop important literacy skills needed prior to learning how to read. Child care centers are welcome.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

mpl.org

4 Wednesday

Playgroup with Stories: A 20-minute story time for children and their parent or guardian is followed by open play time with a variety of age-appropriate, educational toys. For children ages 2 and under with a parent of guardian.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

9:30 to 11 a.m.

mpl.org

5 Thursday

After School Tech Time: Make it, break it, tinker with, and take it! Explore STEAM concepts with a variety of fun, hands-on projects. For children ages 6-12.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

mpl.org

Kohl’s Thank you Thursday: All visitors receive free general admission to MPM on the first Thursday of every month.

Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

mpm.edu

Playgroup with Stories: See January 4 listing for description.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

mpl.org

Preschool Story Time: See January 3 listing for description.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

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

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee

10 to 10:30 a.m.

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

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee

10 to 10:30 a.m.

mpl.org

6 Friday

Meijer Free First Friday: Admission to the Milwaukee Art Museum is free for individuals and families (excluding groups) on the first Friday of each month, thanks to Meijer.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

mam.org

Playgroup with Stories: See January 4 listing for description.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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