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Mitchell Street

Mitchell Street

The Mitchell Street Branch is the largest of Milwaukee Public Library’s branch libraries. The branch is part of an historic restoration and redevelopment of the five-story Hill’s Building which was once home to a department store of the same name. This mixed-use facility also includes sixty apartment units, eight of which are townhouse units that are located in the rear of the building.

Mitchell Street Branch Features

23,000 square feet spread across three floors | Flexible open spaces | Expansive windows | Increased access to computers and technology | Modern, large community room | Designated spaces and collections for Adults, Children and Teens | High-tech makerspace | Cozy reading area with fireplace | Weekly programming for all ages, including bilingual Spanish/English programs | Express check-out stations with self-check | Free surface parking for library customers | Laptops for check out and use in the library and computer and job training classes in English and Spanish | High speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.


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Upcoming Events at Mitchell Street

Nov 26
Open Maker Time
3:30 PM

Hang out, mess around, and geek out at the library!…

Nov 26
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Nov 26
Art Workshops Presented by Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.)
4:00 PM

A drop-in program designed for children in grades K5-5th grade,…

Nov 27
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults
3:00 PM

Need help with*...  Preparing for a school or work-related exam?  Understanding…