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Thursday, August 24, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.

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10-Cent Used Book Sale
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10-Cent Used Book Sale

10-Cent Used Book Sale sponsored by Friends of MPL featuring fiction, children's books and more. Admission is free.

Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 am-4 pm
Free Movies, Music, and More!

Free Movies, Music, and More!

Library card holders in Milwaukee County can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device to begin enjoying thousands of titles.

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Super Fun Free Activities For Ages 13-18
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Super Fun Free Activities For Ages 13-18

Explore your interests, discover new talents, earn great prizes, and hang out with friends. It's #MPLTeenSummerChallenge

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Green Roof Tours
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Green Roof Tours

Free Green Roof Tours of Central Library.

Wednesdays at noon; Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Upcoming Author Events
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Upcoming Author Events

MPL is proud to host a veritable bounty of nationally acclaimed and local authors this fall. There are authors for every age and interest.

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Library Development
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Library Development

Milwaukee Public Library is replacing four branches with new library facilities that will be part of mixed-use projects and completely rebuilding one standalone branch from the inside out.

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Super Reader Program 2017
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Super Reader Program 2017

Be a Super Reader! For kids ages 12 and younger. Receive a yard sign to let the city know you are a Super Reader and are reading to defeat Dr. Brain Drain!

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MKE United Public Survey

MKE United Public Survey

The MKE United Greater Downtown Action Agenda needs your feedback about their work to date. By working together, we can create a Greater Downtown that is welcoming to all, well positioned for future growth and poised to create benefits for the entire City.

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Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!

Read, Learn, Connect & Win Prizes!

Take your reading game to the next level with #MPLBookBingo for Adults Summer Program. Submit entries at any MPL location.

Play June 1-August 31, 2017!
Discovery Lunches
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Discovery Lunches

One-hour programs for adults that invite you to explore and connect with fellow learners. A light lunch is provided. Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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August 21st - Solar Eclipse Event

By MPL Staff on Aug 3, 2017 9:02AM

Observe the solar eclipse, learn the key factors that bring about an eclipse, and take part in fun solar activities. Get ready for this rare and fascinating astronomical event of…

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Tuesday, August 22, 2017
10:30 AM
Preschool Story Time at Central

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

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

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

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Villard Square

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

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

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

6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrEngage…

6:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

Need help... Preparing for a school or work-related exam?  Understanding…