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Getting to know Henry, Tom and Jessye

By MPL Staff on Sep 18, 2014 12:14 PM

Escape your life and read about those of others; from authors Henry Miller and Tom Robbins to soprano Jessye Norman there's plenty to learn and experience.

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Doors Open - Sim's 85th Anniversary

By MPL Staff on Sep 18, 2014 8:39 AM

85 years ago, before Gertie the Duck, Samson the Gorilla and Hank the Dog, there was Sim, the lion who came to live in the Central Library.

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¡Hispanic Heritage Month 2014!

By Brett R on Sep 15, 2014 11:57 AM

It's National Hispanic Heritage Month, starting TODAY through October 15th! Now@MPL will be spending the next month celebrating the many great contributions Latinos have made to the Milwaukee area!  

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Henry David Thoreau - Plaque Dedication in Milwaukee 9/27

By Heather S on Sep 12, 2014 11:05 AM

On June 27th 1861, Henry David Thoreau and his traveling companion, Horace Mann, Jr., arrived in Milwaukee by train. They stayed one night at the Lake House Hotel on Ferry and Lake Streets, site of today's Colectivo Coffee.    

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Around the Corner with John McGivern

By Jennifer on Sep 11, 2014 8:50 AM

"Around the Corner" host John McGivern will share his experiences growing up on Milwaukee's east side, his memories of the Milwaukee Public Library, and reveal the origins of his popular "Around the Corner" program on PBS and its evolution.

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