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Free, Fun, Unquiet Events
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Free, Fun, Unquiet Events

We’re changing the very definition of a library. And our Library Loud Days (an ongoing series of concerts and events) is part of this change.

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MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

DPLA is now providing free access to digital collections from libraries, archives and museums across Wisconsin, including MPL.

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Read a Book Ball 2016
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Read a Book Ball 2016

Ian Abston and Cecelia Gore invite you down the rabbit hole for Milwaukee Public Library Foundation's 2nd Annual #ReadaBookBall.

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Volunteer at the Library
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Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers are needed for upcoming events at the Milwaukee Public Library. Check out our current volunteer opportunities. Complete an online application today!

Current Opportunities at MPL
Watch and Share. #watchmpl
About MPL

Watch and Share. #watchmpl

Meet Milwaukee Public Library storytellers of diverse perspectives. Sign-up for our E-Newsletter as we release new installments.

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Zinio for Libraries
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Zinio for Libraries

Be an informed voter! Keep aware of current events by reading Newsweek, The Nation, Forbes and Mother Jones on Zinio.

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Super Reader Program 2016
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Super Reader Program 2016

Be a Super Reader! For kids ages 12 and younger. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

Beginning May 16!
Give to the Library Today!
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Give to the Library Today!

Your gift to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation helps advance the library's mission of lifelong learning.

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Gale Courses
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Gale Courses

Choose from the more than 370 classes listed in the Gale Course catalog and get started learning something new. Courses run for 6 weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!
For ages 18+

Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!

Take your reading game to the next level with #MPLBookBingo for Adults Summer Program. Submit entries at any MPL location.

Play June 1-August 31, 2016!
Library Development
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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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Brainfuse
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Brainfuse

Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. for all grades.

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Put Your Face in a Book!
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Put Your Face in a Book!

Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes.

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Wednesday, August 24, 2016
12:00 AM
Lifetime Art Exhibition at Central

The Lifetime Art Competition is a juried, traveling exhibition of…

9:30 AM
Playgroup With Stories at Central

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

12:00 PM
Central Library Green Roof Tour at Central

Green Roof Tours of Milwaukee Public Library's Central Library are…

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

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online? A…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Forest Home

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

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Washington Park

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

2:00 PM
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center: Reptiles & Amphibians at Forest Home

Get a hands-on look at the snakes, turtles, lizards, frogs,…

5:30 PM
East Branch Chess Club at East

Bring your chess set and a love of strategy to…

6:00 PM
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device at East at East

Learn how to check out eBooks, magazines, and music digitally…

6:00 PM
Draw Your Own Comic at Forest Home

Time to laugh with comic book reading time!  After that,…

6:30 PM
Master Gardener Composting Class at Tippecanoe

Learn how to start your own successful backyard composting system. Join…