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Thursday, August 24, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

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10-Cent Used Book Sale
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10-Cent Used Book Sale

10-Cent Used Book Sale sponsored by Friends of MPL featuring fiction, children's books and more. Admission is free.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 am-4 pm
Free Movies, Music, and More!

Free Movies, Music, and More!

Library card holders in Milwaukee County can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device to begin enjoying thousands of titles.

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Super Fun Free Activities For Ages 13-18
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Super Fun Free Activities For Ages 13-18

Explore your interests, discover new talents, earn great prizes, and hang out with friends. It's #MPLTeenSummerChallenge

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Green Roof Tours
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Green Roof Tours

Free Green Roof Tours of Central Library.

Wednesdays at noon; Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Upcoming Author Events
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Upcoming Author Events

MPL is proud to host a veritable bounty of nationally acclaimed and local authors this fall. There are authors for every age and interest.

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Library Development
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Library Development

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branches with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects and completely rebuilding one standalone branch from the inside out.

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Super Reader Program 2017
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Super Reader Program 2017

Be a Super Reader! For kids ages 12 and younger. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

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MKE United Public Survey

MKE United Public Survey

The MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda needs your feedback about their work to date. By working together, we can create a Greater Downtown that is welcoming to all, well positioned for future growth and poised to create benefits for the entire City.

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Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!

Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!

Take your reading game to the next level with #MPLBookBingo for Adults Summer Program. Submit entries at any MPL location.

Play June 1-August 31, 2017!

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August 21st - Solar Eclipse Event

By MPL Staff on Aug 3, 2017 9:02AM

Observe the solar eclipse, learn the key factors that bring about an eclipse, and take part in fun solar activities. Get ready for this rare and fascinating astronomical event of…

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intermediate PowerPoint at Center Street

In this class participants will learn to create more dynamic PowerPoint presentations.…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intermediate PowerPoint at Central

In this class participants will learn to create more dynamic PowerPoint presentations.…

10:00 AM
Central Library Green Roof Tour at Central

Green Roof Tours - Wednesdays at 12 noon and Saturdays…

10:30 AM
Start Right, Finish Bright: Building Foundations in Your Infant & Toddler Classroom at Villard Square

Learn how to create an optimal environment for healthy brain development…

10:30 AM
Play & Learn at Washington Park

Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the…

10:30 AM
U.S. Citizenship Classes / Clases de Ciudadania at Forest Home

Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera every…

10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central at Central

Sink or Float? What will float?  What will sink?  Can you…

11:00 AM
Central Library Tour at Central

Tour the past and present glory of the Central Library…

11:30 AM
Get Crafty at King at Martin Luther King

Hang out with other crafty people and join in a…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Central

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

2:00 PM
Computer Class: Intermediate PowerPoint at Tippecanoe

In this class participants will learn to create more dynamic PowerPoint presentations.…

2:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Candy Experiments Conduct simple experiments with various store-bought candy.

3:00 PM
Hula Hoopla at Tippecanoe

Get that hoop rotating around you and find out which new…