Go ahead, be loud in the library. It sounds strange, doesn’t it? But seriously, it’s ok. The old notion of the sleepy, quiet library, the place where the only noise is someone telling you to “shush,” it’s a thing of the past. We’re changing the very definition of a library. And our Library Loud Days (an ongoing series of concerts and events) is part of this change. We’re turning the Milwaukee Public Libraries into lively, vibrant gathering places. Places to converse and explore. Places filled with movies, music, art, e-books, e-mags, laptops, and of course, a couple million books. So come, join us and experience what the new definition of a library is all about. And leave your inside voice behind when you enter.

New Age Narcissism Concert & Street Party
July 28, 2016

Over 1,000 people came through the doors of Central Library to hear New Age Narcissism and to rediscover their MPL. Patrons, guests and families of all ages came through the doors, and the energy was amazing. Wisconsin Avenue was home to a party featuring food trucks and dancing in the street to the tunes played by D.J. O. City of Milwaukee Common Council President and former MPL Board Chairman Ashanti Hamilton helped welcome the crowd on stage and D.J. Reggie Brown from V-100 introduced the band. It was an evening to remember.

Thanks for the great show, New Age Narcissism!


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Photo Credit: Scott Paulus

Haunted Central

October 22-23, 2016

The Haunted Central Event

For two days patrons of all ages gathered at Central Library to shriek freely in a spooky space filled with activities, exhibits and scary stories. The main attraction, the truly haunted part, was an actual part of the library no one ever set foot in. And it’s for good reason; it’s the Forbidden Fourth Floor. Thousands of people entered. If they dared.

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