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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
Make Miracles Happen!
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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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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
9:30 AM
Play Group with Stories at Central

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

12:00 PM
Green Roof Tour at Central

Visit the Green Ideas area at Central Library for more…

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Atkinson

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

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Forest Home

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

1:00 PM
Wayside School Week at Villard Square

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

1:30 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Washington Park

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

2:00 PM
BYOD - Bring Your Own Device at East

Kids and Parents eReading Edition. Attention kids, teens, and parents!…

2:30 PM
Wayside School Week at Tippecanoe

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

3:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Tippecanoe

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

4:30 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

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

6:00 PM
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device at East

Learn how to set up your iPad, Kindle, Nook or…