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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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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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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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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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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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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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Celebrating the Solstice at Milwaukee Central Library

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

Saturday, December 16 from 10:30-11:15 am at Central Library 814 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee WI The long days of winter are here! Celebrate more time with the moon by learning about the Winter Solstice and making candles. Please note: Dates and times are subject to change, and occasionally events may be cancelled. Please check the […]

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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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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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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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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! […]

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