You're invited! The East Library will be having a closing celebration on Saturday, June 22, which is the last day the old East building will be open to the public. The celebration will last all day, 10am to 5pm. Artists Working in Education [http://www.awe-inc.org/] will be helping us create a scrapbook of memories of the old East Library, and we need your input! You can…Read more
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While we're getting used to our temporary location, demolition of the old East Library site is already underway. There's a big hole where the back windows used to be, and the parking lot itself is a large pile of rubble. The colorful stained glass panels, which were a distinctive feature of the old East Library, are in the process of being removed. The plan is…Read more
The old East Library chairs are being auctioned! For those interested in vintage Herman Miller Eames chairs and other furnishings, there will be an auction on Thursday, July 25, at 414 E. Mason St., the Milwaukee location of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. You can bid in person, over the phone, or online.To see the items available, visit http://www.lesliehindman.com/ and click on "Milwaukee Summer Auction" on…Read more
The first East library furniture auction was a great success! The net proceeds were a little over $10,000, and will be added to the library's public art fund. (Just look at that beauty! So functional, so artistic! Of course they're selling well!) Keep an eye out for the next auction on August 21st in Chicago. Contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for more info: www.lesliehindman.com/offices/milwaukee/ÂRead more
Â Attention all fans of mid-century design and also everyone who enjoys sitting down! Another auction of the East Library's Charles and Ray Eames chairs will be held in Chicago on October 17th! Type "Milwaukee Public Library" into the search box at http://www.lesliehindman.com/ to view the lots currently at auction, which consist of 4-8 white chairs. You can also bid online and have them delivered! Â photo courtesy of…Read more