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MPL Service @ 76th & Good Hope 100 Years Ago

By MPL Staff on Nov 30, 2020 1:30 PM

The Milwaukee Public Library’s newest branch, Good Hope, opened on July 29th.  While searching MPL’s annual reports about the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic, they revealed that we provided service at the intersection of 76th and Good Hope, a century before Good Hope opened. In 1915, Milwaukee County contracted with MPL to provide books for then-rural branches to be housed in centrally located township schools. The 1916-1917…

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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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