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Teen Poetry Contest

All Milwaukee youth, ages 10-18 are encouraged to submit an original poem now through April 30th! Prizes will be awarded to top poems in three age categories.

Enter your poem online today!
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Which Book Next?

Are you looking for a good book? Let us help! Simply tell us the last three books you've read and we'll suggest your next read(s) on Monday, May 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Healthy Living

Learn healthy habits on Mondays in April at Zablocki Library. Registration is required.

April 14, 21, 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
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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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Support MPL

Contributions made through tribute gifts are used by to purchase new books that will be read for many years to come.

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Art Deco

A 20th Century Machine Style for the Decorative Arts & Architecture. Central Library's Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room, 2nd floor.

Saturday, May 17, 2-4 p.m.
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Teen Job Workshop

Have a productive Spring Break and learn about jobs for which you're qualified at Villard Square Branch.

April 14 and 17, 2-4 p.m.
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Spread Library Love!

Celebrate National Library Week April 13-19! Tell us why you love your library. #nlw2014 #LoveMyLibraryCard #IveBentoMPL

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National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week! April 13-19, 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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2013 Favorites

Celebrate the New Year by taking a look at our favorite books and authors from 2013.

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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.

Go mobile today
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Shakespeare Here and Now

To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now. The words of Shakespeare brought to life.

Saturday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Central

Fun stories, songs and finger plays all designed to help…

11:30 AM
Treasures of the Great Lakes Marine Collection at Central

Learn about a different aspect of the Milwaukee Public LibraryÂ’s…

1:00 PM
Spring Break @ Central at Central

LEGO Club We provide the LEGOs, you provide the imagination!…

1:30 PM
Wii Love to Dance! at Forest Home

Do you have the best moves? Show off your dance…

2:00 PM
Popcorn & Poetry at Martin Luther King

Enjoy popcorn while listening to funny poetry. Learn how to…

2:00 PM
Digital Photography (Say Cheese!) at Washington Park

Are you curious about digital photography? Join us for Say…

4:00 PM
Kids Club: Decorate Your Own Flower Pot at Washington Park

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to weekly interactive programs at…

4:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Washington Park

Drop-in tutors are available to help you prepare for a…

4:30 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

Drop-in tutors are available to help you prepare for a…

5:00 PM
Kids Club: Decorate Your Own Flower Pot at Washington Park

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to weekly interactive programs at…

5:15 PM
Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Film Series at Villard Square

In collaboration with AmericaÂ’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) and generous…

5:30 PM
Digital Photography (Say Cheese!) at Martin Luther King

Are you curious about digital photography? Join us for Say…

6:00 PM
After School Art Workshop at Bay View

A drop-in workshop designed for children in grades K5-5th, although…

6:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

Drop-in tutors are available to help you prepare for a…

6:00 PM
Kids Club: Decorate Your Own Flower Pot at Washington Park

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to weekly interactive programs at…