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Villard Square on Thursday, October 22 and Washington Park on Thursday, October 29.

Thursday, October 22

The Central Library will close early at 3 p.m.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations


Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Library, located at 310 W. Locust St., opened in 1971 as the Locust Library. In 1973 the library was re-dedicated in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Martin Luther King Library features:
  • Twenty-one computers with internet access and Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel.
  • an African American Collection which includes both current and historical works of fiction and non-fiction reflecting African-American life and culture.
  • Entertainment DVD movies for all ages as well as books on CD and non-fiction DVDs.
  • free computer classes for adults including computer basics, internet use, word processing and more.
  • a sizable collection of permanent art, some pertaining to Dr. King, and a unique accordion book by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. which contains Dr. King’s most noted quotations and adinkra symbols associated with the Ashanti people.
  • a large meeting room space open to the public for community meetings and neighborhood programming.
  • Originally introduced in 1989 as “Black Role Models in Milwaukee,” the Milwaukee Leaders collection honors those chosen by members of the community as exemplifying strong role models for their own generation and for those that follow.

Upcoming Events at Martin Luther King

Oct 14
Teacher in the Library
3:30 PM

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

Oct 14
Read Aloud!
5:00 PM

Read Aloud!Have fun listening to a volunteer read; you'll even…

Oct 14
M.L. King Urban Fiction Book Club
6:30 PM

Join the discussion of Cheaper to Keep Her by Kiki…

Oct 15
M.L. King Fiber Arts Social
10:30 AM

Bring your knitting, crocheting, beading, or other needlework project and…