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FREE Concert & Street Party Featuring New Age Narcissism

Enjoy live music, local eats, and interactive workshops throughout Central Library during our first Library Loud Days event!

Thursday, July 28, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
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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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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, 2016!
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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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Teen Summer Reading Program for ages 13-18. Log the books you read online and visit any Milwaukee Public Library to collect prizes.

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Monday, July 25, 2016
12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Martin Luther King

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online?…

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Mill Road

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online?…

12:00 PM
WI Art Education Association K-12 Fiber Art Show at Central

In connection with the Handweavers Guild of America Convergence conference…

12:30 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Washington Park

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

1:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

Drop-In Job Help Need help getting a job online? A…

1:45 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Pirates Away with Kidsplay at Washington Park

Explore the world of two of the most unknown pirates…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Spin, Pop, Boom! with Mad Science at Villard Square

Defy gravity!  Hear the exotic sounds of the didgeridoo.  Take…

2:00 PM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Capitol

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Fox and Branch at Zablocki

Kick up your heels to the fiddlin' good music of…

2:00 PM
Free Weekly Summer Entertainment for Kids: Mind, Body and Soul Line Dancing at Atkinson

So you think you can dance?  Mind, Body & Soul…

5:30 PM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Villard Square

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

5:30 PM
Computer Class: Intro to PowerPoint at Martin Luther King

Intro to PowerPoint Learn how to create a simple…

6:00 PM
Criterion Collection Movie Night: A Hard Day's Night at Tippecanoe

Named by Roger Ebert as one of his favorite films, A…

6:00 PM
Drop in Tutoring for Adults at Tippecanoe

Tutors are available to help with literacy skills, such as…

6:30 PM
Pajama Story Time at East

Families with young children are invited to join us for…