Family programs every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the
Central Library Betty Brinn Children’s Room. Designed for
families to play and learn together.
Program schedule now through April 2014:
Gingerbread House Workshop
Listen to a gingerbread story and then create your own mini gingerbread house. Registration required. Please register online or call 286-3011.
Construction Zone: The Power of Shapes
Join Betty Brinn Children’s Museum staff for construction stories and explore the strength of shapes while experimenting with paper and washers to build model bridges.
Polar Express Story Time
Enjoy a story time featuring The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and stay for a holiday-themed craft.
Count Down to New Year’s Eve
Say, “Goodbye 2013” and “Hello 2014,” by ringing in the New Year with celebratory stories, songs, and rhymes!
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presents Major Music for Minors
Sing, listen, and play rhythm instruments while moving to music. Children develop motor, listening and sequencing skills, learn to take turns, share, concentrate and develop an appreciation for music.
Jan Brett’s classic tale comes alive at the library! Act out the story of a lost mitten and some cozy animals.
Sunset Playhouse presents Cowboy Camp
Tammi Sauer’s fabulous book is brought to life in this Bug in a Rug Children’s Theatre original show! Gallop over to Cowboy Camp with our unlikely hero, Avery. Avery is trying hard to lasso and ride like everyone else, but he’s just not like the other cowboys at camp. But when the evil Black Bart tries to ruin camp, Avery proves his cowboy qualities in his own unique way. This tale of individuality and self- esteem brings out the cowboy and cowgirl in all of us.
Pretend to be a veterinarian by checking temperatures, updating shots, and performing necessary treatment for our make-believe animal friends.
Cat in the Hat
Join First Stage for an interactive storytelling of the classic Dr . Seuss book, The Cat in the Hat ! Kids and their families will have a blast while they act out the story and imagine and interact with improvised situations.
Stretching with Storybooks
Str -r-r-e-e-e-tch while reading stories with YogaConnects LLC. Work on the balancing, stretching and breathing tech- niques used in yoga based on the characters in the book.
Pinkalicious Valentine’s Day Party
Celebrate the pinkest holiday of them all! Read Pinkalicious books by Elizabeth and Victoria Kahn and cr eate Valentines.
Kohl’s Wild Theater presents Wild Wisconsin
Children are introduced to animals found right in our own backyards from bees to prairie badgers through songs, drama, games and puppetry.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Special time, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Join Browser, the Library Lion, and the Cat in the Hat as they “check out” these festivities:
• Get your face painted
• Reel in a good time at the Red Fish, Blue Fish pond
• Meet live turtles and tortoises in the Yertle the Turtle swimming hole
• Hear silly stories in our story nook
• Decorate a cookie and take it home to eat
• Milwaukee Art Museum presents: Kohl’s Color Wheels– create Seuss-inspired art
• Enjoy singing, dancing and acting out stories at the reading steps
The Milwaukee Public Library thanks Penworthy Company for their fi nancial support of Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and many other programs in this calendar of events
Home Sweet Home
Join Betty Brinn Children’s Museum staff for the story of Smokey the Bear and learn about wildfire prevention. Create a craft from recyclable materials and learn to “Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute.”
Books that POP
Create your own pop-up books based on the masterpieces by renowned pop-up artist Robert Sabuda.
Llama Llama’s Fun-O-Rama
Love Llama Llama? Read Anna Dewdney’s popular series and enjoy activities based on the characters. Who knows? You might even meet Llama Llama himself!
Dog Training and Safety
The Milwaukee Dog Training Club will demonstrate obedience tricks, safety and more with live dogs.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Our Week of the Young Child celebration begins with this program focusing on the beloved children’s book by Bill Martin. This book encourages play and storytelling, and has been a classic in the reading development of many children.
The Magic of Rick Allen
Gasp with amazement when a white dove and rabbit magically appear. You may be chosen to be suspended in mid-air!
Art in a Suitcase presents What’s Hopping?
No live animals - just the facts about rabbits and hares. After learning about the habits of rabbits, the children will fi nd out if they can jump as far as a bunny. For the finale, everyone creates a rabbit mask or mural.
Learn about dinosaurs and paleontologists through stories and pretend to be a paleontologist at a dig site.