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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

Celebrate Women's History Month 2023 at your Milwaukee Public Library!


Star Quality: the Music Industry with DarylAnne Stadler
Monday, March 13, 6-7 PM at Central Library Rotary Room

Have you ever wanted to pick the brain of a local artist making a name for themselves on the Milwaukee music scene?   If the answer is yes, then Star Quality is the program for you!  DarylAnne, a musical artist, presents her journey to a successful career in a many times extremely tough music industry.  Please join us to hear her story, ask your burning questions, and maybe find a pathway to your own future success!

Novel Ideas Book Club
Monday, March 13, 6-7 PM at Zablocki Branch Library

Please join us for our discussion of Such a Fun Age by Kiely Reid.  A page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both. Note:  This program will be offered at the Zablocki Library and offered virtually through Zoom. For virtual attendance, please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Coming to America Book Club
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30-6:30 PM via Zoom Meeting

This book club approaches American identity as an evolving and ongoing conversation, using fiction and non-fiction to explore questions of identity, assimilation, language, cuisine, generational change, and other aspects of life in the United States. March's selection is Belle Greene by Alexandra Lapierre. Request a physical copy here,  or request the e-book or e-audio book on the Libby library app. Sign into the app with your library card. Register in advance for this program here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Climate Action Book Club
Monday, March 27, 6-7 PM via Zoom Meeting

Join us for a discussion of A House Between Earth and the Moon by Rebecca Scherm. Request a physical copy hereRegister in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Book Chat with Christina Clancy
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-7:30 PM via Zoom Webinar

Need something to read? Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest author Christina Clancy as they share a list of curated books guaranteed to fill up your to-be-read pile. Register in advance for this virtual program here. Christina Clancy is the author of The Second Home and Shoulder Season. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Sun Magazine, and in literary journals including Glimmer Train Stories, Hobart, Pleiades, the Minnesota Review, and elsewhere. She has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She lives in Madison, WI.

Women’s History Month is a great time to examine the influence of women in librarianship in general, and the role of one woman in particular. Read the fascinating history of Theresa West, MPL's first female library director.

Read about Theresa West, Milwaukee Public Library's first female City Librarian at the library's Now@MPL blog.


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