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MKE Mixers Makerspace Program
For ages 13-18
Event | Martin Luther King

MKE Mixers Makerspace Program

MKE Mixers will be at the library to help you explore and create cool makerspace projects.

Sat., Sept. 17, 2:30-4 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!
Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!
For ages 18+

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, 2016!
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!
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.

View the list!
Brainfuse
Research

Brainfuse

Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. for all grades.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 AM
Lifetime Art Exhibition at Central

The Lifetime Art Competition is a juried, traveling exhibition of…

9:30 AM
Playgroup With Stories at Central

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

12:00 PM
Central Library Green Roof Tour at Central

Green Roof Tours of Milwaukee Public Library's Central Library are…

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

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online? A…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Forest Home

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

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Washington Park

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

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

Learn how to check out eBooks, magazines, and music digitally…

6:00 PM
LEGO Builders at Forest Home

Make your own community with LEGOs.  See how much more…