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Close The Central Library will close early on Thursday, October 19

Central will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 for the Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 20.

Capitol Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Stories from the Stacks

Introducing... Stories from the Stacks

a NEW six-part MPL series brought to you by Milwaukee Public Library Foundation

Libraries transform lives! Meet Milwaukee Public Library storytellers of diverse perspectives—learn how using the library has uniquely impacted their lives and many others in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Author

MPL is changing lives. See how Laura wrote a book at Central Library about being homeless in Milwaukee.

Ready to Read

See Early Literacy Outreach for kids at The Growing Tree Day Care Center with Director Theresa.

Rare Books Collection

Experience the wonder of MPL’s unique collection of Milwaukee and Wisconsin rarities with Sue.

Teen Advisory Board

Learn how MPL encourages Morgan and Teens to design and lead their own library programs, volunteer at events, build leadership skills.

Milwaukee Genealogy

Share in the discovery of our roots as Margaret teaches library classes and conducts Genealogy research in Humanities.

Villard Square Branch

Meet Jermaine, Nigel and Owen, and experience how their family uses their neighborhood library on a busy afternoon to improve their daily lives.

Stories from the Stacks
Sponsored by Milwaukee Public Library Foundation
Additional in-kind support from First Dibbs
Created by First Dibbs 
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Jenny Plevin 
Music and Graphics by Allison Westbrook IV