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Spring Literary Luncheon

Register today for the Spring Literary Luncheon, held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Wisconsin Club. The Friends of Milwaukee Public Library, together with Boswell Book Company and the Wisconsin Club, announce Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels, as the featured author for the 2018 Spring Literary Luncheon. 

Planned Giving - Legacy Leaders Society
Lunch and Informational Session

You are warmly invited to attend our first annual Leaders Legacy Society Lunch and Informational Session: Planned Giving for 2018 and Beyond

Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Central Library - Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Please RSVP by April 15 to Patricia Swanson:, or 414 286-3066.

Lawyers for Libraries

The Digital Divide: Getting legal information to the public

This event will be rescheduled (previously scheduled for THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2018) - Mitchell Street Library ✻ 5:30 PM
Please stay tuned for further details!

Please contact Kristine Petersen:, or 414-286-8720 for more info.

Milwaukee Poet Laureate

Roberto Harrison, 2017-2019 Milwaukee Poet Laureate, 
will host a poetry event on Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Centennial Hall Loos Room, 733 N. Eighth St. Four Milwaukee Poets will feature readings by Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske, Bethany Price and Alix Anne Shaw. The Milwaukee Poet Laureate project, initiated in February 2000, is a program of the Milwaukee Public Library, funded by the Friends of the Library, and administered by Woodland Pattern.

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Held at the historic Central Library this October 11, 2018, the Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration attracts hundreds of business and civic leaders. The event is also a 'Taste of Central Library', set among millions of books and historic collections. Proceeds from this event enhance library collections, technology, programming and facilities.

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 - stay tuned for 2018 details.