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Celebrate Juneteenth Day!

By MPL Staff on Jun 17, 2020 11:23 AM

Milwaukee's Juneteenth Day celebration, which began in 1971, is one of the longest-running in the U.S.

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The Library That Became a Department Store

By MPL Staff on Oct 3, 2017 1:03 PM

More than a century ago, a former home of the Central Library became a department store. In 1880, the ornate Library Block building opened with retail on the 1st floor and the Library moved on the 2nd floor.

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