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Fine Forgiveness Campaign 2016
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Fine Forgiveness Campaign 2016

Visit your Milwaukee Public Library and speak to a staff member who will forgive eligible fines and fees for MPL-owned materials!

September 26-October 9, 2016
Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Event | Centennial Hall

Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Meet Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Another Brooklyn"

Friday, Oct. 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Library Seeking Developers!
About MPL

Library Seeking Developers!

The City of Milwaukee acting through the Board of Trustees of MPL seeks proposals from qualified firms for the development of a new MPL facility to replace the M.L. King Library.

Now thru Oct. 21, 2016
Register to Vote at MPL
Resource

Register to Vote at MPL

Are you a new voter? Has your address changed? Has your name changed? Register to vote at your Milwaukee Public Library!

Learn more!
Harvest Fest
Event | Central

Harvest Fest

Celebrate the season with live music, pumpkins, face painting, cookies, live animals and stories.

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fill the Shelves for Banned Books Week
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Fill the Shelves for Banned Books Week

From Catcher in the Rye to To Kill a Mockingbird, donate to add some of the most popular banned classic books to the collection at Milwaukee Public Library.

Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2016
Free, Fun, Unquiet Events
Event

Free, Fun, Unquiet Events

We’re changing the very definition of a library. And our Library Loud Days (an ongoing series of concerts and events) is part of this change.

Learn more!
MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

DPLA is now providing free access to digital collections from libraries, archives and museums across Wisconsin, including MPL.

Browse the collection!
Volunteer at the Library
About MPL

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers are needed for upcoming events at the Milwaukee Public Library. Check out our current volunteer opportunities. Complete an online application today!

Current Opportunities at MPL
2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration
Event | Central

2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Honoring the Milwaukee Bucks for their contributions to literacy and lifelong learning. Held at the MYSTERIOUS Central Library.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Zinio for Libraries
Research

Zinio for Libraries

Be an informed voter! Keep aware of current events by reading Newsweek, The Nation, Forbes and Mother Jones on Zinio.

Try it today!
Give to the Library Today!
Support

Give to the Library Today!

Your gift to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation helps advance the library's mission of lifelong learning.

Donate now!
Library Development
About MPL

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.

Learn more!
Manga Drawing Contest
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Manga Drawing Contest

Show off your talent! Enter your favorite manga drawing at any Milwaukee Public Library. For teens 13-18.

October 1-31, 2016!
Upcoming Author Events
Event

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.

View the list!

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Thursday, September 29, 2016
10:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Capitol

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

10:00 AM
Playgroup With Stories at East

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time at Capitol

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Internet Search Tools at Villard Square

Having trouble finding what you're searching for on the Internet? Learn…

10:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Zablocki

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

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Internet Search Tools at Atkinson

Having trouble finding what you're searching for on the Internet? Learn…

10:00 AM
Blackout Poetry at Tippecanoe

Join us in celebration of banned books week and create…

10:00 AM
Closed for Staff Training Day at Mill Road

Mill Road Branch will be closed on Thursday, September 29,…

10:30 AM
Playgroup With Stories at Zablocki

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:30 AM
Ballet Story Time at Forest Home

Staff from the Milwaukee Ballet will share stories and demonstrate…

10:30 AM
Playgroup With Stories at Capitol

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Atkinson

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Center Street

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Washington Park

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…