MPL in the News
Ray Chi Selected to Commission Public Art at East Library -
Milwaukee Artist’s Concepts Will Activate Space on Cramer and North Avenue
The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) announces the commission award for a public art installation outside of the new East Branch. Ray Chi, Milwaukee multimedia artist, has been selected to create art on North Cramer Street and along East North Avenue that will engage visitors and pedestrians and reflect the ideas of community, literature, story and learning. Photos of Artist's Work
Exterior Public Art Finalists
The Milwaukee Public Library announced the finalists selected to present design concepts for a public art commission to be installed outside of the new East
Branch which will open in late 2014. The creative work is tasked with activating the space outside the library and engaging visitors while reflecting the ideas of community, literature, story and learning.
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 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.