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Close The Central Library will close early on Thursday, October 19

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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Washington Park

The Washington Park Library replaced Finney Library (4243 W. North Ave.) which was built in 1953. Washington Park Library officially opened Saturday, April 12, 2003. The new library, at 20,000-square-feet, is the City of Milwaukee's largest neighborhood library. Named for the park it borders, the library offers improved service to its customers, including additional computers for public use and a computer lab; excellent community meeting space (meeting rooms); a larger area for children and young adults; an expanded collection of books, videos, CDs and DVDs; and allows the library to expand its outstanding adult tutoring program.

The bronze statue of Baron Frederick von Steuben which stands outside the library was commissioned in 1921 by the Steuben Society to commemorate the German hero of the American Revolutionary War. Over the years the statue, sculpted by Swiss-born artist J. Otto Schweizer, has become a Washington Park landmark.


Upcoming Events at Washington Park

Oct 19
Spooky Makeup Challenge
4:00 PM

Want to impress your friends with a scary makeup look…

Oct 19
Teacher in the Library
4:00 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 20
Computer Class: Intro to Excel
2:00 PM

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

Oct 21
Play & Learn
10:30 AM

Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the…