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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.
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.
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
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).

Apply Today!
Patent Searching 101
Event | Central

Patent Searching 101

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

Thursday, July 24, 12-1 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.

Get your card today
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2013 Favorites

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

View the list
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!
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.

Make a donation today
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
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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Friday, July 25, 2014
10:00 AM
Intermediate Word at Center Street

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Word at Forest Home

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

10:00 AM
Intermediate Word at Washington Park

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

10:15 AM
Toddler Talking Time at Center Street

Children ages 18 to 36 months and their parents or…

10:30 AM
Play Group with Stories at Zablocki

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or…

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Atkinson

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Bay View

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Capitol

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Center Street

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Forest Home

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

10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Mill Road

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

12:00 PM
Patent Searching 101 at Central

Protect Your Product! Central Library Business Librarians will explain the…

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

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

2:00 PM
Summer Reading Program at Atkinson

The Figureheads. See Milwaukee’s own award-winning positive hip-hop group. Be…

2:00 PM
Summer Reading Program at Center Street

Toad's Toadally Cool Summer Adventure with Nature in the Parks.…