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Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. All libraries open Saturday, Nov. 25. Central, Capitol, Zablocki open Sunday, Nov. 26.

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Fill the Shelves

Fill the Shelves for Milwaukee Public Library

Fill the Shelves is a fun way to shop during the holidays and donate a classic or popular book into the library's city-wide circulation, complete with a bookplate indicating you as the generous donor. Purchase one of the selected titles at Boswell Book Company, 2559 N. Downer Ave. in Milwaukee, from November 16 through the end of 2017.

Thursday, November 16, 7 pm at Boswell

Boswell and the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library also announce a very special ticketed event for the launch of Fill the Shelves with author, Alexander McCall Smith. Tickets are $29, including admission to the event, and a copy of The House of Unexpected Sisters. Buy your tickets here. $5 from each ticket to this event will be donated back to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency and other beloved titles, featuring Precious Ramotswe, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, and 44 Scotland Street

Current Friends members will receive a special holiday gift as a thank you for their support of the event!