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Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Library, located at 310 W. Locust St., opened in 1971 as the Locust Library. In 1973 the library was re-dedicated in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Library features:

…Twenty-one computers with internet access and Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

…an African American Collection which includes both current and historical works of fiction and non-fiction reflecting African-American life and culture.

…Entertainment DVD movies for all ages as well as books on CD and non-fiction DVDs.

… free computer classes for adults including computer basics, internet use, word processing and more.

… a sizable collection of permanent art, some pertaining to Dr. King, and a unique accordion book by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. which contains Dr. King’s most noted quotations and adinkra symbols associated with the Ashanti people.

…a large meeting room space open to the public for community meetings and neighborhood programming.

... Originally introduced in 1989 as “Black Role Models in Milwaukee,” the Milwaukee Leaders collection honors those chosen by members of the community as exemplifying strong role models for their own generation and for those that follow.    

"Martin Luther King Library has an outstanding collection and the building offers a unique design which embodies the words and wisdom of Dr. King."
-- Anthony Frausto, Library Branch Manager 


Upcoming Events at Martin Luther King

Oct 23
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 24
Intro to PowerPoint
10:00 AM

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

Oct 24
Preschool Story Time
10:00 AM

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

Oct 27
Drop-In Job Help!
12:00 PM

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…