MPL in the News
Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Artists for Art Project at New East Branch.
Placemaking comes to the East Branch. The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is seeking local artists to create a community space with public art outside of the new East Branch.
Public Art Commission at Milwaukee Public Library Engages Community
Artist Santiago Cucullu Invites Milwaukeeans to Share Their Stories
Santiago Cucullu, one of two local artists recently selected to create public art installations in the new East Branch, is seeking public participation in his commission. He wants to know what architectural features around Milwaukee Libraries are inherent parts of your story. Milwaukee residents of all ages are encouraged to share stories about key events in their lives that occurred near one of MPL’s branch libraries. The stories and images will inspire a series of murals inside the library that are based on geographical features surrounding MPL locations.
Artists Chosen for Milwaukee Public Library East Branch Public Art Project
Local Artists Awarded Two Commissions for Internal Public Art Works
Media Advisory: Time to Break Ground at The Standard @ East Library
Groundbreaking Ceremony to take place on July 30th
East Library is Closing
Milwaukee Public Library will hand out “I Closed East Library” mementos
at closing celebration on Saturday, June 22nd
Milwaukee Public Library Announces Poets Laureate
During National Poetry Month
Poets Jim Chapson and Jeff Poniewaz Selected to Serve from 2013-2015.
Check out Ebooks at the Milwaukee Public Library
Milwaukee Public Library will be ready to meet the demand for ebooks after the holidays. In January of 2012, the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC) saw over 12,500 new ebook users.
Media Alert: Mayor Tom Barrett Announces New Library Service
bring 65 million free song downloads each year to City of Milwaukee library card
Message Attracts Worldwide Attention
Lamar Companies promotes MPL in free ad campaign
Thanks to the generosity of Lamar Companies, the Milwaukee Public Library has captured the interest of bibliophiles the world over through the promotion of three billboard ads. Lamar prepared the ads for the Library and is running them on their digital billboards throughout Milwaukee County at no cost.
Milwaukee Public Library Laptop Program Up and Running
Six MPL locations have laptops, computer trainers thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Six Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) neighborhood branches have new laptop computers for library customers to check out and use while in the library building, thanks to a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant which was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This funding also improves the free broadband Internet service at all 13 MPL locations.
Milwaukee Public Library Needs Adult Tutors
Adult volunteers are needed to provide one-on-one tutoring for adult learners at the Milwaukee Public Library. The volunteers will provide tutoring for Milwaukee residents ages 18 and older who want to upgrade their basic math and reading skills, and for adults working toward completing their GED or studying English as a second language.