Holiday Closings @ Milwaukee Public Library By Jennifer P on May 15, 2014 8:29 AM Memorial Day Parade on West Wisconsin Avenue. From Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Photo Collection. The Milwaukee Public Library will be closed during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. All Milwaukee Public libraries will be closed Friday, May 23 for a designated city-wide furlough day. The library will stay closed on Saturday the 24th, Sunday the 25th and Monday the 26th for Memorial Day weekend. Normal library hours will resume on Tuesday, May 27th. Even when our buildings are closed, our digital content is still available. To celebrate Memorial Day, check out our Memorial Day photos, or try a new summer recipe from our Historic Recipes collection.