Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski, Library Director Paula Kiely, and the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees invite you to the
Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening
WHEN: SATURDAY | DECEMBER 12, 2015 | 10 AM - 1 PM
Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Library Director Paula Kiely begins at 10 AM. Library open until 5 PM.
FEATURING: Live music from the Ronald Reagan High School Jazz Combo, crafts, tour stations, mini-story times, seed packet giveaways in partnership with the Garden District Neighborhood Association, and complimentary Hawthorne Coffee Roasters coffee.
Be a part of Tippecanoe’s history; consider a gift to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.
Tippecanoe Library, 3912 South Howell Avenue, was built in 1969. Prior to the move to its current location, the library began in a rented storefront at 3835 South Howell Avenue in 1931. In 1960 the library moved into a building at 3900 South Howell, on the corner of Howell and Howard Avenues, which was formerly the Town of Lake Hall and Fire Department. After the Town of Lake was annexed to the City of Milwaukee, this building was used for a Milwaukee Fire House until 1959. When this building was being razed for construction of the 1969 building, library service was temporarily provided by bookmobile service at the site and then housed at the Lake water tower, 4001 S. 6th St., until the new building was ready.
Today, the library features a Guido Brink sculpture: a suspended three-color metal sculpture inspired by the Native-American Indian name of the library. Brink used Tippecanoe as his springboard, basing his sculpture on American Indian mythology and the spirit of the Manitou.
Tippecanoe Branch features:
- Weekly Story Times for young children
- Monthly Book Club discussion
- Computer lab featuring 10 desktop computers for public use
- 18 laptops for use inside the library
- Free Wi-Fi for all visitors
- Free computer classes for City residents (link to computer classes)
- Drop-in job search and resume help
- Meeting Room (Accommodates 60)
- Free Scanner with capability to email or save documents to a flash drive
- Color printer
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