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MPTV's Young Writers & Illustrators Workshop

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It's that time of year for Milwaukee Public Television's Young Writers & Illustrator Workshop! The 2012 workshop will be held on January 14 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the East Library. The workshop is designed to help children in grades 1 through 3 learn the basics of story construction while focusing on the importance of illustrations in telling the story. Children will be encouraged to create a story and enter it in MPTV's annual PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. This year the workshop will be conducted by art teacher Michele Bernau, and participants will view a DVD featuring books that have received awards in previous years.

Registration is required. Parents should register with their children. Call (414)286-3011 to register and for more information.



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Chess for Kids

Chess pieces.jpgGet a beginner's chess lesson at the Central Library Herzfeld Room and then try an hour of "open play" with a teacher on hand to assist with questions and strategy. Ages 8-12

Saturday, October 1
1 - 3 pm

Saturday, November 19
1 - 3 pm

Saturday, December 17
1 - 3 pm



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Get Ready for Harvest Fest!

scarecrow_7.jpg Come to Central Library on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for Harvest Fest! Entertainment includes the Chickadees at 10:00 a.m., The Spoon Man at 11:00 a.m. and Truly Remarkable Loon at 12:00 p.m. There will also be pumpkins, cider, story time, face painting, and visits from special guests Browser the Library Lion and the Penworthy Bear.

If you can't make this Saturday's Harvest Fest, come to one of the neighborhood library's Harvest Fest celebrations!

Martin Luther King Library Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Atkinson Library
Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sing and dance with Fox and Branch

East Library Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Tippecanoe Library Monday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Capitol Library Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Washington Park Library Tuesday, October 11 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featuring story time, "Pin the Hat on the Scarecrow," crafts, apple cider and snacks.

Center Street Library Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.



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Happy Birthday Curious George!

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On September 16, 1898, Hans Augusto Reyersbach, better known as H.A. Rey, was born in Hamburg, Germany. Together with his wife, Margaret, H.A. Rey created several children's book. However, they were best known as the creators of the Curious George series.
Come to the Central Library Children's Room tomorrow, September 17 at 10:30 a.m., to celebrate Curious George's birthday. This hour- long celebration will include stories, movies, crafts, and a special appearance by Curious George!



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Open House @ Your Library

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Beginning on September 12, several of the neighborhood libraries are hosting open houses. Families can meet library staff while browsing the library's collection of DVDs, CDs and books. Your child can enjoy a snack while making a library card wallet! Come to your local library to see what we have to offer for education and entertainment!

Zablocki Monday, September 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tippecanoe Monday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mill Road Monday, September 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Forest Home Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

M.L. King Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Washington Park Tuesday, September 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Capitol Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Center Street Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bay View Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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All Kids can be Web S.T.A.R.S.!

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More than ever, kids rely on the internet to provide access to information for research, homework help, and entertainment. You can help ensure that your child is safely surfing for kid-friendly and computer-safe content by having them attend Web S.T.A.R.S.(Safety Training and Responsible Surfing). This class teaches kids ages 6-12 how to safely navigate the World Wide Web.

Classes will be offered throughout the month of September.

Forest Home - September 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Mill Road - September 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Washington Park - September 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King - September 19, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Center Street - September 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Atkinson - September 21, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

There is no need to register for these classes. For more information, call (414)286-3011.


Pet Suitcase and Animal Safety

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As part of the summer reading program, Washington Park Library is offering a program on pet care for kids. On July 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. learn how to take care of your furry (and maybe not-so-furry) friends. Friends from the Wisconsin Humane Society will explain how to provide responsible animal care and how to safely interact with animals.

No registration is required. For more informaion call (414)286-3011.



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There's Still Time to Be a SUPER READER!

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If you haven't signed up for Milwaukee Public Library's Super Reader program, there is still plenty of time to join. Just come in to any Milwaukee Public Library and pick up a folder to track the number of minutes you read or someone reads to you. As soon as you sign up, you receive a coupon for a FREE 5" mini sub at Cousin's Subs. The more minutes you read, the more prizes you earn. In addition to the Super Reader program, all Milwaukee Public Libraries are hosting free, fun activities.

If you're a teen between the ages of 13-18, there's even a summer reading program for you! You could win a $25 gift card. Sign up today!

For more information, call (414)286-3011.



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Spring Fling Dance Party!

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Not sure how your kids are going to entertain themselves during spring break? Have them show off their dance moves at the Spring Fling Dance Party featuring Dance Dance Revolution and Wii Just Dance!. Atkinson library will host on Monday, April 18 at 1:30 p.m. and Villard library will host on Tuesday, April 19 at 1:30 p.m.
This event is for kids ages 6 to 12. For more information, or if you have any questions, call (414)286-3011.



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Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

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Come to Central Library on March 5 to celebrate the 107th birthday of Theodor Geisel - more commonly known as Dr. Seuss! Join Browser the library lion and the Cat in the Hat for music, games and fun! Reel in a good time at the fish pond, meet REAL turtles and take part in silly stories.
Cookie hats will be available to decorate and eat, and have your face painted. Chris Fascione will provide live entertainment at 10:00 a.m. and noon, while Kidsplay will play at 11:00 a.m.
The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m.

The celebration continues throughout the month at the neighborhood libraries!

Atkinson - featuring Fox and Branch
Wednesday, March 9, 6-6:45 p.m.

Bay View - featuring Kidsplay
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Capitol - featuring Kidsplay
Monday, March 14, 6-6:45 p.m.

Center Street - featuring LaBak the Magician
Saturday, March 19, 2-2:45 p.m.

East - featuring LaBak the Magician
Monday, March 14, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Forest Home - featuring LaBak the Magician
Tuesday, March 15, 6-6:45 p.m.

Martin Luther King - featuring LaBak the Magician
Wednesday, March 9, 6-6:45 p.m.

Mill Road - featuring Fox and Branch
Monday, March 7, 4-4:45 p.m.

Tippecanoe - featuring Kidsplay
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Villard Avenue - featuring LaBak the Magician
Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Washington Park - featuring Kidsplay
Tuesday, March 8, 6-6:45 p.m.

Zablocki - featuring LaBak the Magician
Saturday, March 12, 1-1:45 p.m.



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Create a Twinkie Masterpiece!

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What else can you do with moist, delectable, cream-filled sponge cake also known as a Twinkie? Find out for yourself at Twinkie Masterpieces, held for both kids and teens on January 10 and 12, 2011. This special kids club event will be held at Tippecanoe and Bayview, and the event for teens will also be held at both libraries. Kick- off the new year by making masterpieces out of twinkies and other edible materials. Participants will vote, and awards will be given for the craziest and most delicious looking!
For more information, or if you have any questions, call (414)286-3011.



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Young Writers and Illustrators Workshop @ Bay View Library

children's picture.png On Janurary 8, 2011, Bay View Library will host the Young Writers and Illustrator's Workshop. This workshop is intended for children in 1st through 3rd grade. The workshop will teach children how to craft a story and also how to use illustrations to aid in telling the story. Children will be encouraged to create a story and enter it into MPTV's 17th annual PBS KIDS Go! Writer's Contest. Previous years winners' entries will be displayed.

Registration is required for this event due to limited space. Please call (414)286-3011 for more information or to reserve a space for your child.



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Dinner for Santa Contest

Happy Santa.jpgGiving gifts during the holiday season is rewarding for sure, but so is winning gifts, especially if you're a kid. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is offering kids 10 and under the opportunity to win children's books and cooking gear in their contest to answer the question: What kind of dinner should Santa have? They are looking for suggestions from kids, including menus, recipes and artwork, for a Food Section cover story. Check out the guidelines and tips for entries. The deadline is Wednesday, December 8.


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Teacher in the Library!

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Would you like your child to have more assistance with their schoolwork? Milwaukee Public Library currently runs a program called Teacher in the Library. Certified teachers are available after school at selected libraries to help both children and their parents with academic support and encouragement. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the library's calendar of events to see when and where the Teacher in the Library program will be available for you!



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Halloween Activities @ the Library!

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In addition to the usual trick-or-treat celebration throughout the City of Milwaukee, join in for all-ages Halloween fun at several of the branch libraries. For teens, Bay View library is hosting Scary Movie Night & Costume Party. For kids, there is the Halloween Spooktackular at Washington Park and Martin Luther King Library on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m., and Atkinson and Mill Road Library on Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m. The Halloween Spooktackular will feature spooky stories, scary games, crafts and treats. Costumes are encouraged!

Also for kids is the Mad Science Halloween Celebration at Bay View Library on Wednesday October 27 at 6:30 p.m., and Zablocki on Saturday, October 30 at 11:00 a.m. Crazy mad scientists will cooking up some spooky experiements to share with you! Costumes are also encourages for this event! Stretch out the Halloween celebration a couple of days and join us for these fun-filled events!



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Join the After-School Club!

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Are you looking for enriching after school activities for your child or teen? The After-School Club can help! All branch libraries in the city of Milwaukee host after school activities such as crafts, games, arts, dramatic play, and more! The After-School Club offers separate session times for children and teens. Kids and teens can hang out with friends while engaging in fun activities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library at (414) 286-3011.



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Big and Small, Room for All!

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The staff of the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Milwaukee Zoological Society presents this free animal program for children at the Capitol Library on August 4 at 10:30 a.m. Sing animal songs, move like animals and learn all about the long and short of animal's bodies. See large animal artifacts you can touch. Compare your hand to a gorilla's, and check your foot size against an elephant's. Small animals will be brought in for the children to observe. The Zablocki branch will host this program on August 5, and Martin Luther King branch will host this program on August 10. Seating is limited, so be sure to show up early!


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Summer fun @ the library!

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Now that summer is in full swing, are you scrambling for fun, educational activities for your children to participate in? Fortunately, Milwaukee Public Library has a summer activity calender to help you figure it all out! For young children, all branch libraries as well as Central host the Preschool Story Time. Children of all ages have a choice of several programs and activities, including performances, games, and other fun activities! All the libraries also have awesome activities for teens such as Wii gaming, Book Bingo, Teen Jeopardy, ice cream socials and more! So check out the calendar and take your kids to your favorite branch for summer fun!
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Spring Break @ Central!

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Are you unsure of what to do to fill your child's time during spring break? Join us in the Central Library Betty Brinn Children's Room April 6-9 for games, crafts and a movie during spring break! Tuesday, April 6 is Book Jacket Bingo, Wednesday, April 7 is Game Day, featuring the Wii and classic board games, Thursday, April 8 is DIY Craft Day, and Friday, April 9 is Movie Day, featuring Ratatouille. Advanced registration is not required for any of these events. Call (414)296-3011 if you have any questions.



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Quilting Bee in the Style of Gee's Bend Quilters

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For the month of February, several of the neighborhood libraries are hosting an arts and crafts program inspired by the women of Gee's Bend and their famous quilts. Children will create their own quilt pattern using cut paper and other art supplies while they learn about these famous women and the historical significance of their quilts. This program is for children ages 5-12. Advanced registration is not necessary. Children and their parents may simply come into any of the participating libraries to create works of art based on the beautiful quilts of Gee's Bend.


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