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Central will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 19 for the Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 20.

Capitol Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, November 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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

Oct 20
Computer Class: Intro to Excel
10:00 AM

Learn to create, edit and format simple spreadsheets, perform calculations, save, print…

Oct 21
Citizenship Classes
10:30 AM

Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera every…

Oct 21
Meet Author & Poet Jorge Argueta
2:00 PM

Jorge Argueta, originally from El Salvador, is a former Poet Laureate of…

Oct 23
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint
2:00 PM

Learn how to create a simple presentation, create and edit slides,…