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MPL Branch History: Martin Luther King

By Paul Wellington on Jan 4, 2022 12:00 AM

Preceded by several branches on Milwaukee's north side, the Martin Luther King Branch, originally named the Locust Library, opened in 1971. The Locust Library was renamed the Martin Luther King Library in 1973. In 2014, MPL began the process of replacing the dated M.L. King Branch. Moody Nolan has been selected to design the new library, which holds an expected completion in 2023.

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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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Strength to Love by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Debbie O. on Nov 25, 2015 7:27 PM

Imagine Dr. King on the news this evening sharing these words: "Hatred and bitterness can never cure the disease of fear; only love can do that. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it."

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