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Please join us Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m. for the Grand Reopening!

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Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski, Library Director Paula Kiely, and the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees invite you to the

Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening

WHEN: SATURDAY | DECEMBER 12, 2015 | 10 AM - 1 PM
Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Library Director Paula Kiely begins at 10 AM. Library open until 5 PM.

FEATURING: Live music from the Ronald Reagan High School Jazz Combo, crafts, tour stations, mini-story times, seed packet giveaways in partnership with the Garden District Neighborhood Association, and complimentary Hawthorne Coffee Roasters coffee.

Be a part of Tippecanoe’s history; consider a gift to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 South Howell Avenue, was built in 1969. Prior to the move to its current location, the library began in a rented storefront at 3835 South Howell Avenue in 1931. In 1960 the library moved into a building at 3900 South Howell, on the corner of Howell and Howard Avenues, which was formerly the Town of Lake Hall and Fire Department. After the Town of Lake was annexed to the City of Milwaukee, this building was used for a Milwaukee Fire House until 1959. When this building was being razed for construction of the 1969 building, library service was temporarily provided by bookmobile service at the site and then housed at the Lake water tower, 4001 S. 6th St., until the new building was ready. 

Today, the library features a Guido Brink sculpture: a suspended three-color metal sculpture inspired by the Native-American Indian name of the library. Brink used Tippecanoe as his springboard, basing his sculpture on American Indian mythology and the spirit of the Manitou.

Tippecanoe Branch features: 

Upcoming Events at

Jan 13
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults
6:00 PM

Good Graces by Leslie Kagen

Feb 10
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults
6:00 PM

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Mar 9
4:00 PM

LEGO ClubWe provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination. …

Mar 9
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults
6:00 PM

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

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