Please save the date for the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's 2015 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm
Honoring Mary Meehan, President of Alverno College
and Greg Oberland, President of Northwestern Mutual
For sponsorship information, please call (414) 286-3784, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guests were delighted to meet and have copies of The Dream Lover signed by Elizabeth Berg on May 14, 2015 at the Wisconsin Club. The event was the biggest stop on Berg's book tour, and she enjoyed sharing her writing experiences with the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library and other luncheon guests.
Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame
The Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame pays tribute to a spectrum of literary talents – novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, historians – whose work has been influenced by their life and experiences in Wisconsin. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library sponsors the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame reception when a new name is added.
2015-2017 Poet Laureate: Matt Cook will help to promote poetry throughout Milwaukee.
“The Poet Laureate project seeks to foster a greater appreciation and understanding within the community of the reading and writing of poetry,” said Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library President Marsha Huff. “With the support of the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, we can offer this valuable program.”