EVENTS CALENDAR

Find things to do in Milwaukee today with kids! We’ve scoured the internet for you and put all the best activities in one place. To submit an event for consideration, click here.

Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, July 22 at 10:30-11:15 am / Central - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Rainy days don't have to mean boring days! Join us for a STEM program inspired by My Rainy Day Rocket Ship, written by Markette Sheppard and illustrated by Milwaukee's own Charly Palmer. We'll learn about space and create our own lunar landers! […]

Free

Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, July 26 at 4-6 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with family programs featuring family activities and a chance to check in with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. Staff will be on hand for card registration and to update […]

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Be An Architect!

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Wednesday, August 2 at 2-2:45 pm / Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Welcome all engineers! Grow your skills as you try out different building stations. Challenge yourself to "rise" to the challenge of building the tallest tower inspired by Brick by Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield. Location: Community Room Please note: Dates and […]

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Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, August 16 at 4-6 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with family programs featuring family activities and a chance to check in with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. Staff will be on hand for card registration and to update […]

Free

Be An Architect!

Milwaukee Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, August 19 at 10:30-11:15 am at the Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Welcome all engineers! Grow your skills as you try out different building stations. Challenge yourself to "rise" to the challenge of building the tallest tower inspired by Brick by Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield. Location: Community Room Please note: Dates […]

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What Can You Do with a Rock?

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, October 28 from 10:30-11:15 am Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI October is "Rocktober" in the Central Library Children's Room! Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic, oh, my! Whatever they are, rocks knock our socks off! Inspired by Pat Zietlow Miller's What Can You Do with a Rock?, let's imagine we're geologists and […]

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Puppet Palooza

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, November 4 from 10:30-11:45 am / Central Library - 814 W Wisconsin Ave Use your artistic skills to make your own paper bag puppet and then your imagination to write, direct, and star in your very own puppet show! Inspired by Saturday by Oge Mora. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, […]

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Event Series Milwaukee Public Library Events

Over and Under the Snow at Central Downtown Library

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Over & Under the Snow on Saturday, January 20 from 10:30-11:15 am Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Brr, it's cold outside! While some animals are fast asleep below the snow, others are awake and braving the winter. Inspired by Kate Messner's Over and Under the Snow, let's explore how different animals survive […]

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Designing Kids at Milwaukee Central Downtown Library

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, March 9 from 10:30am - 11:15am at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Women's History Month is here! Let's celebrate by learning about the women of fashion and design. We'll discuss the history of women in fashion, have a simple sewing tutorial, and a fashion show in the Children's Room! Please note: […]

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Robots Run Wild at Milwaukee Central Downtown Library

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Wednesday, March 27 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Can you guide a Sphero robot through an obstacle course? Can you program a Bee Bot to go through a maze? Test your skills and learn about some of the women who pioneered coding and robotics along the way.  […]

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Free Family Photos for National Library Week at Milwaukee Area Libraries

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States +2 more

Free Family Photos for National Library Week: Milwaukee Central Library - Saturday, April 6 Tippecanoe Branch - Tuesday, April 9 East Branch - Wednesday, April 10  Your Milwaukee Public Library invites you and your families to have a FREE family photo taken in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13, 2024! Families and individuals can capture this moment […]

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Pollinator Party at Milwaukee Central Downtown Library

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday, April 6 from 10:30-11:15 am at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Bees, butterflies, bats - oh my! Learn about different pollinators and their important role in our world with stories, songs, and activities.  Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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Free Family Photos for National Library Week at Milwaukee Area Libraries

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States +2 more

Free Family Photos for National Library Week: Milwaukee Central Library - Saturday, April 6 Tippecanoe Branch - Tuesday, April 9 East Branch - Wednesday, April 10  Your Milwaukee Public Library invites you and your families to have a FREE family photo taken in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13, 2024! Families and individuals can capture this moment […]

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Free Family Photos for National Library Week at Milwaukee Area Libraries

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States +2 more

Free Family Photos for National Library Week: Milwaukee Central Library - Saturday, April 6 Tippecanoe Branch - Tuesday, April 9 East Branch - Wednesday, April 10  Your Milwaukee Public Library invites you and your families to have a FREE family photo taken in celebration of National Library Week, April 7-13, 2024! Families and individuals can capture this moment […]

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Zine Fest at Milwaukee Central Downtown Library

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

April 20 from 10:30am-4:30pm at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Join us for Milwaukee Zine Fest's 16th year, hosted at The Milwaukee Central Library! FREE to attend, as always! Come celebrate independent and DIY print media in the Midwest's longest standing 100% zine-focused festival. This year's fest will be bigger and better […]

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Pridefest Youth StoryStarter Workshop at Central Library Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

Saturday June 1 from 12-3 pm at Milwaukee Public Library Central Branch 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milw WI East View Conference Room  Own your story! There is only one you, and your story is unique. Discover, shape, and share your stories with confidence. No preparation needed! In this workshop, experienced storytelling coaches will guide you […]

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MPL Summer Kickoff at Central Library Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

MPL Summer Kickoff Saturday, June 8 from 10 am-1 pm Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Gather the whole family for a summer reading and learning kickoff featuring hands-on activities for kids and teens and special exhibits. Experience hands-on fun with Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Discovery World, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Milwaukee Public […]

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LMNO Letter Love at Central Library Downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Library / Main Branch - Central 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

LMNO Letter Love Saturday June 15 from 10:30-11:15 am at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI Sometimes these three letters sound like they're just one! We'll celebrate each one and give them each a little time in the sun. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be […]

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Super Reader Squad at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

Super Reader at the Playground Monday, June 24 & July 1 from 2-3 pm Read, create, and discover all summer long with Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Recreation staff at Whittier School Playground! Relax and read on a picnic blanket, explore our Tub of Books, or try a fun STEAM Challenge. Mondays from 2:00-3:00 PM (June […]

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Super Reader Squad at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

Super Reader at the Playground Monday, June 24 & July 1 from 2-3 pm Read, create, and discover all summer long with Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Recreation staff at Whittier School Playground! Relax and read on a picnic blanket, explore our Tub of Books, or try a fun STEAM Challenge. Mondays from 2:00-3:00 PM (June […]

Free

Super Reader Squad at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

Super Reader at the Playground Monday, June 24 & July 1 from 2-3 pm Read, create, and discover all summer long with Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Recreation staff at Whittier School Playground! Relax and read on a picnic blanket, explore our Tub of Books, or try a fun STEAM Challenge. Mondays from 2:00-3:00 PM (June […]

Free

MPL’s Wonderfully Wild Wednesdays at Westlawn Gardens

Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave, Milwaukee

Wednesday, June 26 from 3-5 pm / Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Westlawn Gardens 6213 W Custer Ave (Near the Community Gardens) Get wonderfully WILD outside with programs featuring family activities and a chance to learn about summer reading with the Milwaukee Public Library. MPL card fines will be waived. […]

Free

Super Reader Squad at Milwaukee Playgrounds

Milwaukee Metro Area Milwaukee, WI, United States

Super Reader at the Playground Monday, June 24 & July 1 from 2-3 pm Read, create, and discover all summer long with Milwaukee Public Library and Milwaukee Recreation staff at Whittier School Playground! Relax and read on a picnic blanket, explore our Tub of Books, or try a fun STEAM Challenge. Mondays from 2:00-3:00 PM (June […]

Free