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Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening
Event | Tippecanoe

Tippecanoe Branch Grand Reopening

Ribbon-cutting with Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Terry Witkowski and Library Director Paula Kiely at 10 AM. Library open until 5 PM.

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Help Support the NEW Tippecanoe Branch
Support | Tippecanoe

Help Support the NEW Tippecanoe Branch

Reopening Saturday, December 12 with innovative 21st Century Library model features.

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Marquis Who’s Who

Actors, business people, politicians – get the inside scoop on famous people here.

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Like Mango Languages? Get more in depth with Pronunciator!

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Consumer Reports

Before you buy, find out what Consumer Reports has to say about the product.

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Gale Business Insights: Global

Everything about business from starting one to HR practices to international trends.

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Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance

Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance

Licensed Healthcare Navigators will be available to assist with exploring insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tutors are available seven days a week from 2 p.m.-11 p.m. for all grades.

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Library Development
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Library Development

New Library Development of Mill Road and Forest Home Libraries

Go to the library's Development Page for more information.

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Events, Programs, and Classes

Saturday, November 28, 2015
10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central-Craft Left Overs at Central

Craft LeftoversAfter enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers, share in the fun…

10:30 AM
Play & Learn - Musical Story Time at Washington Park

Play & LearnJoin us each Saturday morning from 10:30 -…

11:00 AM
Central Library Tour at Central

Tour the past and present glory of the Central Library…

1:30 PM
Skeins of Milwaukee at Central

Bring your needles and/or hooks, your yarn and your enthusiasm…

2:00 PM
A.W.E. Art Workshop at Zablocki

A drop-in program designed for children in grades K5-5, although…

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoon for Tweens-LEGO Club at Central

LEGO ClubWe provide the LEGOs and you provide the imagination!…

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

Need help getting a job online? A job trainer…