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2013 Favorites

Celebrate the New Year by taking a look at our favorite books and authors from 2013.

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LEGO Fest
Event | Center Street

LEGO Fest

For kids ages 6-12.

Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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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Support MPL

Contributions made through tribute gifts are used by to purchase new books that will be read for many years to come.

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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.

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Be a Super Reader!
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Be a Super Reader!

For kids ages 12 and younger. Visit any Milwaukee Public Library to sign up. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

We Want Your Kids to Read!
Put Your Face in a Book!
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Put Your Face in a Book!

For ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes. The more you read, the more chances you'll have to win one of thirteen Kindle Fires!

Learn More and Sign-Up Today!
Event | East

Bring Your Own Device

Learn how to set up your iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet to download free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines available at your library.

Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio allows you to download digital copies of magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

Zinio for Libraries
Now for something completely different...
Event | Rare Books Room

Now for something completely different...

An open house featuring library treasures rarely seen by the public.

Saturday, July 26, 2-4 p.m.
Join TAB!
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Join TAB!

MPL has a great opportunity for young adults entering grades 8-12 for the 2014-2015 school year to join its Teen Advisory Board (TAB).

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Milwaukee Then and Now
Event | Central

Milwaukee Then and Now

Meet author Sandra Ackerman as she compares Milwaukee architectural treasures built in the 19th century with how they look today.

Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m.
Veterans Resource Series
Event | Central

Veterans Resource Series

Learn about the valuable resources available to veterans and their families from the Milwaukee Public Library and the local organizations for veterans.

Saturdays - Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23

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Tour the Green Roof at Central Library!

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

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…

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:00 AM
Drop-In Job Help! at Central

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

10:00 AM
Preschool Story Time at Martin Luther King

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Word at Martin Luther King

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Word at Villard Square

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Tippecanoe

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Villard Square

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Washington Park

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

Drop-in tutors are available to help you prepare for a…

2:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Bay View

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