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MPL Express at Silver Spring
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MPL Express at Silver Spring

Our first 24-hour library on the corner of 64th St. & Silver Spring Dr. is now OPEN!

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Manga Drawing Contest
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Manga Drawing Contest

Show off your talent! Enter the Manga Drawing Contest for teens ages 13-18 at any Milwaukee Public Library.

October 1-31, 2014!
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Get A Library Card

Your library card is your gateway to a world of information! A library card is free to all City of Milwaukee residents and residents of municipalities that belong to the MCFLS.

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Zinio for Libraries

Download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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Make Miracles Happen!
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Make Miracles Happen!

You can give the gift of a promising future to area children by playing the Miracle Bingo game now through December 11.

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East Library Updates

During construction of the new East Branch, the library is temporarily relocated at 2430 N. Murray Ave.

Recent news about the East branch
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Brainfuse

Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. for all grades, from 1st grade to college level.

Get one-on-one help!
CountyCat Mobile
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CountyCat Mobile

The all new CountyCat Mobile is a service for mobile devices that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your account and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go.

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Support East Branch
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Support East Branch

You can help! The investment you make today will provide a lasting return for many years to come.

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Treasures of the Great Lakes
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Treasures of the Great Lakes

Learn about a different aspect of the library’s Great Lakes Marine Collection each month.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Patent Searching 101
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Patent Searching 101

Librarians will explain how to conduct a patent search in this free monthly program.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m.
Skeins of Milwaukee
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Skeins of Milwaukee

Share and learn with others who knit and crochet.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
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Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets

Poets from around the state read their poems featured in the 2015 calendar.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2-4 p.m.
House History
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House History

Learn how to use library resources to research the history of a local house.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Lion at the Library
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The Lion at the Library

See video of Simba - the live lion at the library.

Simba the Lion

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Thank You For Being A Friend

By Brett R on Oct 19, 2014 4:45PM

This week is National Friends of Libraries Week! Our very own Friends of Milwaukee Public Library group works hard to support the MPL mission. Learn how YOU can get involved!

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Monday, October 20, 2014
12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Martin Luther King

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

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Mill Road

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

2:00 PM
Drop-in Tutoring for Adults at Central

Need help: Preparing for a school or work-related exam? Understanding…

3:30 PM
Fall Kids Club at Zablocki

Kids ages 6-12 will have fun with art, science, music…

3:30 PM
LEGO Club at Zablocki

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination! Join other…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Atkinson

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Bay View

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Capitol

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Center Street

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Martin Luther King

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Mill Road

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Villard Square

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Washington Park

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library (Bilingual Teacher Available) at Forest Home

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

5:30 PM
Intro to PowerPoint at Center Street

Learn how to create a simple presentation, create and edit…