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Close The East Branch will close at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 and reopen at 7 p.m. for a special Library Loud event

East Branch will return to regular service Wednesday, October 31 from 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tippecanoe Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, October 18, 2018. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Mitchell Street

Mitchell Street

The Mitchell Street Branch is the largest of Milwaukee Public Library’s branch libraries. The branch is part of an historic restoration and redevelopment of the five-story Hill’s Building which was once home to a department store of the same name. This mixed-use facility also includes sixty apartment units, eight of which are townhouse units that are located in the rear of the building.

Mitchell Street Branch Features

23,000 square feet spread across three floors | Flexible open spaces | Expansive windows | Increased access to computers and technology | Modern, large community room | Designated spaces and collections for Adults, Children and Teens | High-tech makerspace | Cozy reading area with fireplace | Weekly programming for all ages, including bilingual Spanish/English programs | Express check-out stations with self-check | Free surface parking for library customers | Laptops for check out and use in the library and computer and job training classes in English and Spanish | High speed internet access and free Wi-Fi.


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Upcoming Events at Mitchell Street

Oct 16
MPL Memory Cafe
1:30 PM

Memory Cafés offer people with dementia and their care partners…

Oct 16
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 17
Drop-In Job Help!
2:00 PM

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer specialist…

Oct 17
Open Maker Time
3:30 PM

Hang out, mess around, and geek out at the library!…