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Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Day. *The Martin Luther King Branch ONLY will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Macmillan Publishers is trying to limit your access to eBooks via your MPL. Join libraries across the country to oppose their new policy scheduled to begin November 1, 2019.

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Volunteers play a vital role at MPL. Apply today and help MPL build healthy families and vibrant neighborhoods - the foundation of a strong Milwaukee.

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Career Online High School

Fast-track yourself to success with Milwaukee Public Library and Career Online High School. Earn an accredited high school diploma and train for one of 10 high-growth careers.

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Library Development

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branches with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects and completely rebuilding one standalone branch from the inside out.

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First Grade. First Card.

Milwaukee Public Library First Grade Library Card Campaign: November 2019-May 2020.

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Commemorate the life of Dr. King through poetry, live music, dance, crafts, games and community services. End the day with a slice of cake in honor of Dr. King’s birthday (while supplies last).

Monday, January 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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MPL Book Clubs

Whether you're looking for your groups next title, or for a book club to join at the library, we've got you covered.

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Saturday, January 18, 2020
10:30 AM
Literacy and Play Workshop at Capitol

Play is the work of children! Discover ways to guide…

10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central: Signed, Sealed, Delivered at Central

Isn't it fun to receive a letter or card from…

10:30 AM
Vision Board Workshop at Villard Square

Start the New Year off on the right foot by…

10:30 AM
Citizenship Classes at Mitchell Street

Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera every…

11:00 AM
Central Library Architectural Tour at Central

Learn about the fascinating history of the Milwaukee Public Library…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Central

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

1:00 PM
Open Maker Time at Mitchell Street

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

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens: Hour of Code at Central

Whether you are an expert coder, a total beginner, or…

3:00 PM
Build with LEGO Bricks at Bay View

Get your creativity flowing using LEGO bricks. Meet friends and…