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August 1, 1981 - MTV debuts

By Heather S on Aug 1, 2014 10:10 AM

Thirty three years ago today, MTV debuted.  At 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981, MTV launched with a numerical countdown, followed by the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll." The first music video the new network played was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles...

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Lunch & Learn: Healthy Lunchbox Options

By MPL Staff on Jul 31, 2014 11:44 AM

Avoid hearing "Awww, PB&J again?" with great ideas librarians share from MPL's cookbook collection and online resources! You may gain a trick or two for your own lunchbox in the process.http://content.mpl.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=37636

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Movies, eBooks and Audiobooks Available Digitally, Free With Your Library Card!

By Tim R on Jul 30, 2014 9:24 AM

Did you know that with a valid library card, Milwaukee Public Library offers you access to free eBooks, audiobooks, and even movies available for streaming? It’s all through Wisconsin’s Digital Library. It might not be unlimited, but we sure have a whole lot of content available for your entertainment and enrichment.

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Tour the Green Roof at Central Library!

By Heather S on Jul 25, 2014 10:12 AM

Do you know that the Milwaukee Public Library has 33,000 square feet of green roof above the Business and Periodicals Room? The green roof is engineered with moisture barriers and insulating features to reduce heating and cooling costs, minimize the urban heat island effect and protect the library underneath.

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This Day in History : Eastland Disaster

By Jennifer on Jul 24, 2014 11:31 AM

"Her terrible fate was postponed until the day when Chicago went mad and the grinning face of the master of hell showed itself in the placid waters of the Chicago River." - The Eastland Disaster, Franklin Lee Stevenson

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