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The Milwaukee Leaders Collection began in 1989, as a photo exhibit at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Milwaukee Public Library Neighborhood Library.
While he's not around to celebrate (He'd be 111 years old, if he was), today is the birthday of author George Orwell. One of the authors whose classic works get…
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From NewsBank, find indexing of and full articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (from 1990-present) and other Wisconsin, national and world newspapers.
Tour the past and present glory of the Central Library with the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library.
Free tours begin at 1:30 p.m. each Saturday afternoon in the rotunda. Tours are also available by appointment. Call (414) 286-TOUR.
The Milwaukee Public Library was founded in 1878. After several moves, the Central Library was built in response to the need for more spacious quarters. It opened its doors to the public on October 3, 1898. The original structure is a combination of French and Italian Renaissance styles built of Bedford limestone. Several additions help make up the block-long building that stands today. Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.