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Meet the Author
Event | Centennial Hall

Meet the Author

New local author J.F. Riordan will present her novel "North of the Tension Line." Books will be available for purchase from Boswell Book Company.

Monday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Make Miracles Happen!
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Make Miracles Happen!

You can give the gift of a promising future to area children by playing the Miracle Bingo game now through December 11.

Learn more!
Harvest Fest
Event | Central

Harvest Fest

Celebrate the season with live music, pumpkins, face painting, cookies, live animals and stories.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Doors Open Milwaukee
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Doors Open Milwaukee

Doors Open at Central Library and Villard Square Branch

Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Get A Library Card

Your library card is your gateway to a world of information! A library card is free to all City of Milwaukee residents and residents of municipalities that belong to the MCFLS.

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Zinio for Libraries

Download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

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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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Brainfuse

Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. for all grades, from 1st grade to college level.

Get one-on-one help!
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.

Go mobile today
Support East Branch
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Support East Branch

You can help! The investment you make today will provide a lasting return for many years to come.

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Blues to the Rescue
Event | Central

Blues to the Rescue

Blues to the Rescue Exhibit and Program Exhibit Sept. 9-Nov. 11 Program Sept. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Blues to the Rescue
Used Book Sale
Event | Central

Used Book Sale

10-cent Used Book Sale

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Patent Searching 101
Event | Central

Patent Searching 101

Librarians will explain how to conduct a patent search in this free monthly program.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m.
Skeins of Milwaukee
Event | Central

Skeins of Milwaukee

Share and learn with others who knit and crochet.

Saturday,Sept. 27 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Library Seeking Developers!
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Library Seeking Developers!

Learn more about four unique development opportunities and download the Request for Interest.

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 AM
Used Book Sales: 10-cent Sale at Central

Take advantage of incredible book bargains! Browse through a great…

10:00 AM
Internet Basics at Center Street

Learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web, how…

10:00 AM
Internet Basics at Central

Learn about the Internet and the World Wide Web, how…

10:00 AM
Doors Open Milwaukee at Central

Take mini tours of many Central Library features including the…

10:00 AM
Doors Open Milwaukee at Villard Square

Learn about the special features of the Villard Square Branch.

10:00 AM
Green Roof Tour at Central

Visit the Green Ideas area at Central Library for more…

10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central at Central

Anansi Stories. Learn about the African spider man Anansi. His…

10:30 AM
Play and Learn at Washington Park at Washington Park

Very Hungry Caterpillar First read, and then enjoy a fun…

10:30 AM
Lesson Planning @ MPL at Forest Home

PRESENTED IN SPANISH. The library has many resources to assist…

1:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Chess Club. Open play chess for all levels. One-on-one instruction…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Central

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

1:30 PM
Central Library Tour at Central

Tour the past and present glory of the Central Library…

3:00 PM
o.m.g. i'm smART! at Atkinson

Express your emotions by exploring the Elements of Design: Abstract…