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Mingle with MPL Outreach

By MPL Staff on Oct 1, 2022 12:00 AM

Harvest Fests, pumpkins, and colored leaves, oh my! Relish the season of autumn with the Milwaukee Public Library out and about in the community. MPL staff are looking forward to meeting you!

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MPL Branch History: Mitchell Street

By Paul Wellington on Mar 7, 2022 12:00 AM

The South Side and Lincoln Libraries preceded the Forest Home Library which opened in 1966. Forest Home was replaced by the Mitchell Street Branch in 2017. The branch opened as a mixed-use development and contains a wealth of architectural details which now lend a unique charm to this two-story branch library serving the south side.

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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 in on the 2nd floor.

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