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Butterfly art c. Lois Ehlert. Used by permission.Saturdays at Central

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:

January 25

Pretend to be a veterinarian by checking temperatures, updating shots, and performing necessary treatment for our make-believe animal friends.

February 1
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.

February 8
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.

February 15
Pinkalicious Valentine’s Day Party

Celebrate the pinkest holiday of them all! Read Pinkalicious books by Elizabeth and Victoria Kahn and cr eate Valentines.

February 22
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.

March 1
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

March 8
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.”

March 15
Books that POP

Create your own pop-up books based on the masterpieces by renowned pop-up artist Robert Sabuda.

March 22
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!

March 29
Dog Training and Safety

The Milwaukee Dog Training Club will demonstrate obedience tricks, safety and more with live dogs.

April 5
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.

April 12
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!

April 19
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.

April 26
Dinosaur Dig

Learn about dinosaurs and paleontologists through stories and pretend to be a paleontologist at a dig site.


Parking Options for Central Library
There is meter parking around Central Library. Meters are free after 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, however, time limits are enforced at all times. The closest parking lot is on the corner of 8th St. and Wisconsin Ave. The parking lot rate is generally $1 per hour with cheaper evening and weekend rates. For additional parking options near Central Library go to
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