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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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Events, Programs, and Classes


Tuesday, July 22, 2014
9:30 AM
Intermediate Word at Capitol

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

9:30 AM
Intermediate Word at Tippecanoe

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

9:30 AM
Intermediate Word at Zablocki

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

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
Summer Reading Program at Washington Park

The Magic of Rick Allen. Gasp with amazement when a…

1:30 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Washington Park

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

2:00 PM
Summer Reading Program at Bay View

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

2:00 PM
Summer Reading Program at Martin Luther King

Zumbatomic. Get fit, rock out and have a blast! Dance…

2:00 PM
Intermediate Word at Atkinson

Learn how to use editing tools like find and replace…

2:15 PM
Summer Reading Program at Washington Park

The Magic of Rick Allen. Gasp with amazement when a…

4:00 PM
Super Reader Writers Workshop with Rochelle Melander at Mill Road

Did you ever wonder how the Super Reader kids got…

4:00 PM
o.m.g. I'm smART at Mill Road

You need not be an artist. Have fun and learn…

4:05 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Washington Park

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

4:30 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Central

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