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Doors Open to Historic Milwaukee

By MPL Staff on Sep 15, 2021 12:00 AM

Doors Open offers an opportunity to explore Milwaukee’s architectural history, and the Milwaukee Public Library’s "Remember When" Collection provides another. From 1963 through 1994 library staff collaborated with The Milwaukee Journal by creating a newspaper feature titled “Remember When…” published in the Green Sheet. Take a journey back to read about some of its historical highlights.

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From Warner to MSO, A Palace Fit for Movies and Orchestra

By MPL Staff on Sep 1, 2021 12:00 AM

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has moved into their new home, the former Warner Theatre, which has been renamed the Bradley Symphony Center. Learn about the history of the iconic Warner Theatre as Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Bradley Symphony Center.

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National Wellness Month

By MPL Staff on Aug 3, 2021 12:00 AM

August is National Wellness Month and one of the major focuses of the celebration in 2021 is self-care. Self-care takes many forms and means different things to different people. Learn about tools and resources you can access for free at your library that can help.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Decorative Art Portfolios by E. A. Séguy

By MPL Staff on Jul 19, 2021 12:01 AM

French designer E.A. Séguy was known for the vibrant ornamental patterns he created during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the 1920s. Learn more about the artist and three of his portfolios that are housed in Milwaukee Public Library's Rare Books Collection, and find out how to make your own patterns!

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Join Book by Book to Enjoy Summer Reading for Adults

By MPL Staff on Jul 2, 2021 12:00 AM

Remember the joy of signing up for the summer reading program as a child? You can enjoy summer reading as an adult, too! Join the Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program to discover great books and earn prizes. Log on to for a live Book Chat event with local author Jenna Kashou!

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MPL Resources Add to a Celebration of Pride Month

By MPL Staff on Jun 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Historical photos, books and music at your Milwaukee Public Library can enhance your Pride Month experience. Read about the history of LGBTQ+ in the U.S. and Milwaukee, see historical photos, then browse booklists for all ages while listening to a playlist in Freegal developed specifically for Pride Month.

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Summer Reading Since 1937

By MPL Staff on Jun 7, 2021 9:00 AM

Since 1937 children have been encouraged to join the Summer Reading Program. From Billy the Bookworm to the Super Reader Squad, the library continues to encourage daily reading all summer long.

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