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Spring Literary Luncheon

Save the Date - The Spring Literary Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Wisconsin Club. The Friends of Milwaukee Public Library, together with Boswell Book Company and the Wisconsin Club, announce Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The House of Broken Angels, as the featured author for the 2018 Spring Literary Luncheon. 

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Milwaukee Public Library Foundation annually recognizes community leaders and their lasting impact on literacy with the Benjamin Franklin Award. The event also celebrates a 'Taste of Central Library', set among millions of books and historic collections. Proceeds from this event enhance library collections, technology, programming and facilities.

Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame

The Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame pays tribute to a spectrum of literary talents – novelists, poets, journalists, playwrights, historians – whose work has been influenced by their life and experiences in Wisconsin. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library sponsors the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame reception when a new name is added.

Milwaukee Poet Laureate

Roberto Harrison Named 2017-2019 Milwaukee Poet Laureate. Harrison will help to promote poetry throughout Milwaukee.

“The Poet Laureate project seeks to foster a greater appreciation and understanding within the community of the reading and writing of poetry,” said Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library President Barbara Franczyk. “With the support of the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, we can offer this valuable program.”