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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By MPL Staff on Oct 19, 2021 12:00 AM

October is Domestic Abuse Awareness month. Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. Since domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; people of various backgrounds can be a victim or perpetrator. Learn more about the signs of abuse, local resources, and materials available at your…

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MPL Branch History: East Branch

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

Learn about the history of Milwaukee Public Library's twelve branch libraries! This is the first in a series of blogs that will feature the architectural history of MPL branch libraries, beginning with the East Branch. The library opened on February 8, 1909 inside the Plymouth Congregational Church's former reading room. Read more about the history of this popular branch.

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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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