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Museum at the Library
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Museum at the Library

Presentation and tour of the Museum's time at the library.

Saturday, August 1, 2-4 p.m.
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CountryReports

Students and travelers! Go deep into the history and culture of foreign countries or US states.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

Track stocks and investments.

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Celebrate 25 Years of ADA
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Celebrate 25 Years of ADA

MPL is proud to present Celebrate 25 Years of ADA, a display developed by IndependenceFirst.

July 1-Aug. 28, 2015
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Brainfuse

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Oxford English Dictionary

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Library Development

New Library Development of Mill Road and Forest Home Libraries

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MPL Express Orientation Sessions

Summer Orientation Sessions May 12-August 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.

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Super Reader Program 2015
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Super Reader Program 2015

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!

Beginning May 18!
Let the Wild Rumpus Start!
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Let the Wild Rumpus Start!

Join MPL as we honor Maurice Sendak and celebrate 50 years of Where the Wild Things Are with a special exhibit at Central Library. Exciting programs and activities for all ages at Central and branch locations.

July 10 - Aug. 23, 2015
Put Your Face in a Book!
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Put Your Face in a Book!

Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes.

Sign-up May 18!
Book Bingo for Adults @ MPL
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Book Bingo for Adults @ MPL

Take your reading game to the next level with MPL's Book Bingo for Adults Summer Program. Enter to win a prize! Sponsored by The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.

Beginning, Monday, June 8!
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Visit MPL's Green Roof

By Anna on Jul 28, 2015 9:35AM

If you haven't ever seen the view from Central Library's Green Roof, make sure to come for one of the regularly scheduled tours offered from April through October.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
12:00 AM
Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibit at Central

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Where the Wild Things Are

12:00 AM
Celebrate 25 Years of ADA at Central

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by…

9:30 AM
Computer Class: Email Basics at Capitol

Email Basics Feel like the last person in the world without…

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 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…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Café Goofé presented by Kidsplay at East

Café Goofé presented by Kidsplay This hilarious, interactive cooking show features…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Juggler Steve Girman at Martin Luther King

Juggler Steve Girman Steve Girman mixes juggling, music and storytelling into…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Illusionist Ardan James at Bay View

Illusionist Ardan James Be prepared to be amazed - and laugh…

2:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

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

3:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

A tutor is available to help prepare for a school…

5:30 PM
Computer Class: Email Basics at Villard Square

Email Basics Feel like the last person in the world without…

5:30 PM
SPANISH Computer Class: Email Basics at Forest Home

Correo Electrónico ¿Siente que usted es la última persona en…

5:30 PM
Computer Class: Email Basics at Martin Luther King

Email Basics Feel like the last person in the…

5:45 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Forest Home

A tutor is available to help prepare for a school…