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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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LEGO Fest
Event | Center Street

LEGO Fest

For kids ages 6-12.

Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Resource | East

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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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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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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Be a Super Reader!
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Be a Super Reader!

For kids ages 12 and younger. Visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign up. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

We Want Your Kids to Read!
Bay View Kinnickinnic Knitters
Event | Bay View

Bay View Kinnickinnic Knitters

Bring a knitting project for conversation and camaraderie among knitters.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Put Your Face in a Book!
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Put Your Face in a Book!

For ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes. The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win one of thirteen Kindle Fires!

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Lunch and Learn
Event | Central

Lunch and Learn

Healthy Lunch Box Options with lunch provided by Cousins Subs.

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 12:15 p.m.
Join TAB!
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Join TAB!

MPL has a great opportunity for young adults entering grades 8-12 for the 2014-2015 school year to join its Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

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Veterans Resource Series
Event | Central

Veterans Resource Series

Learn about the valuable resources available to veterans and their families from the Milwaukee Public Library and the local organizations for veterans.

Saturdays - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23
Meet the Author
Event | Centennial Hall

Meet the Author

J.A. Jance, bestselling author of mystery and horror novels, will talk about her newest book, "Remains of Innocence."

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m.
World War I Digital Images Collection
Event | Central

World War I Digital Images Collection

Learn about the new World War I Military Portraits Digital Image Collection.

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Friday, August 1, 2014
9:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Central

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

10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time at Martin Luther King

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Excel at Martin Luther King

Learn how to create a simple database. Work more in-depth…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Excel at Villard Square

Learn how to create a simple database. Work more in-depth…

10:30 AM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join a book discussion of "The Girls of Atomic City"…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Tippecanoe

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Villard Square

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Washington Park

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

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

2:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Bay View

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