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East Library Updates

During construction of the new East Branch, the library is temporarily relocated at 2430 N. Murray Ave.

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Contributions made through tribute gifts are used by to purchase new books that will be read for many years to come.

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CountyCat Mobile

The all new CountyCat Mobile is a service for mobile devices that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your account and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go.

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Be a Super Reader!
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Be a Super Reader!

For kids ages 12 and younger. Visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign up. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

We Want Your Kids to Read!
Bay View Kinnickinnic Knitters
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Bay View Kinnickinnic Knitters

Bring a knitting project for conversation and camaraderie among knitters.

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Put Your Face in a Book!
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Put Your Face in a Book!

For ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes. The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win one of thirteen Kindle Fires!

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Lunch and Learn
Event | Central

Lunch and Learn

Back-to-School Resources with lunch provided by Cousins Subs.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 12:15 p.m.
Join TAB!
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Join TAB!

MPL has a great opportunity for young adults entering grades 8-12 for the 2014-2015 school year to join its Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

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World War I Digital Images Collection
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World War I Digital Images Collection

Learn about the new World War I Military Portraits Digital Image Collection.

Milwaukee Public Library's newest Digital Collection
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Make Miracles Happen!

You can give the gift of a promising future to area children by playing the Miracle Bingo game now through December 11.

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Summer Reading by Hilma Wolitzer

By MPL Staff on Aug 28, 2014 1:02PM

Can literature change lives? Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Harry Potter, and Madame Bovary— provide a summer of reading and contemplation among the privileged —and less than privileged— of the Hamptons.

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Thursday, August 28, 2014
10:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Capitol

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

10:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

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

10:15 AM
Toddler Talking Time at Center Street

Children ages 18 to 36 months 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 Capitol

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 Forest Home

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Mill Road

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

12:00 PM
Patent Searching 101 at Central

Protect Your Product! Central Library Business Librarians will explain the…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

Drop-in tutors are available to help you prepare for a…

1:00 PM
Wayside School Week at Villard Square

Explore the happenings at Wayside School, mistakenly built sideways with…

2:30 PM
Wayside School Week at Tippecanoe

Explore the happenings at Wayside School, mistakenly built sideways with…