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Press Releases










MPL in the News

A Look Behind the Glass: Rare Books Room

WUWM Lake Effect

April 30, 2024

How to research your family history at MPL

WUWM Lake Effect

March 28, 2024

Dorene Discovers The Central Library


December 12, 2023

10 Cool Things You Can Do With an MPL Library Card

Milwaukee Magazine

December 1, 2023

Joan Johnson: Successfully Combines Design and Library Science

Milwaukee Community Journal

September 5, 2023

How to research historic properties in Milwaukee

WUWM Bubbler Talk

August 4, 2023

Celebrating Pride

WUWM Lake Effect

June 1, 2023

MLK Library Apartments Project


May 19, 2023

Diving into AAPI History with MPL

WUWM Lake Effect

May 1, 2023

The Martin Luther King library in Harambee is temporarily closing.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

April 27, 2023

Steep Cuts Projected

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

April 25, 2023

MPL Director how Libraries Help Empower Communities

Milwaukee Courier

April 8, 2023

MPL Celebrates National Poetry Month

WUWM Lake Effect

April 3, 2023

Families participate in the Hip-Hop Chess Club

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

March 26, 2023

All Ways Black Cypher 2023

Publishers Weekly

February 2, 2023


CBS 58

January 16, 2023

MLK Day Celebrations


January 16, 2023

Cheeky Library Builds Social Media Fan Base

Wall Street Journal

December 28, 2022

TikTok's Favorite Library

Today Show

December 27, 2022

Bright Young Librarians: Sarah Finn

Fine Books and Collections

November 28, 2022

MPL is TikTok Famous

JS Online

October 19, 2022

MPL Video Homage to Stephen King is Perfect

Milwaukee Record

October 5, 2022

'A Song Everlasting' is August's Book of the Month

WUWM Lake Effect

August 1, 2022

In the Kitchen at the Library

CBS 58

July 24, 2022

Improving Financial Health with MPL

WUWM Lake Effect

April 4, 2022

Best Things to Do: Pop Over to MPL

Milwaukee Magazine

March 28, 2022

Seed Libraries: How to Check Them Out

JS Online

March 17, 2022

MPL Book Talk Features Women-Led Climate Action

WUWM Lake Effect

March 7, 2022

Rent for Success Program Hosted by MPL

JS Online

January 12, 2022

Get Money Smart with MPL

WUWM Lake Effect

January 4, 2022

Library Helps Adults Improve English Skills

Milwaukee Neighborhood News

December 3, 2021

Talking Book and Braille Library Makes Books Accessible

88Nine Radio Milwaukee

October 18, 2021

Climate Action Book Club with Kelly Bolter

WUWM Lake Effect

October 4, 2021

Examining Representation in Wind Band Music

Libraries in Bloom

October 3, 2021

MPL is a 2021 Bank on Greater Milwaukee Champion

Milwaukee Neighborhood News

September 21, 2021

MPL Recipient of AmeriCorps Grant


September 21, 2021

Floating Lighthouses Guided Mariners


February 9, 2021

Listen MKE Listens to Milwaukee

JS Online

February 9, 2021

Jammin' Legends with Joan Johnson

Jammin' 98.3

February 3, 2021

Dasha Kelly Hamilton Named Wisconsin Poet Laureate

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

January 11, 2021

Signing Stories: Deaf StorySlam

American Libraries Magazine

November 2, 2020

New leader sees MPL role as helping people get connected

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

October 27, 2020

Not Tech Savvy? Free Virtual Classes


October 22, 2020

Library Workers at the Polls

CBS 58

October 21, 2020

MPL Role During Pandeminc

WUWM Lake Effect

October 20, 2020

Joan R. Johnson Named Next Director

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

July 28, 2020

Barrett Appoints Joan Johnson


July 28, 2020

10 Books To Help You Learn More About Racism

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

June 23, 2020

Five Libraries to Add Green Infrastructure

Urban Milwaukee

February 26, 2020

Milwaukee Public Library offers free hotspot program for patrons

Milwaukee Community Journal

February 18, 2020

Milwaukee 2020 DNC Host Committee announces need for volunteers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

January 30, 2020