Skip navigation

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations

Close
Coloring the Cosmos
Event | Rare Books Room

Coloring the Cosmos

A Tour of the Universe through the Art of E. L. Trouvelot at Central

Saturday, April 29, 2-4 pm
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.

Share your input!
MKE Big Read
Resource

MKE Big Read

Read along with all of Milwaukee during MKE Big Read! As part of the NEA Big Read 2017, Milwaukee Public Library will offer exciting events, programs, and discussions related to Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies.

April 1-May 13, 2017
Teen Poetry Contest
Recommendation

Teen Poetry Contest

Do you have a way with words? Don’t be shy! All Milwaukee youth ages 10-18 are encouraged to submit a poem with an entry form to compete in this year’s Poetry Contest featuring the anti-violence theme “Milwaukee is a Butterfly”!

April 1-30, 2017
Discovery Lunches
Resource

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.

Inspiration starts here!
The Creative Writing Collective
Resource | Tippecanoe

The Creative Writing Collective

Take part in this new community of creative people and meet with other budding writers for peer support and constructive input.

First Wed. of the month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Teacher in the Library
Recommendation

Teacher in the Library

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help and encouragement.

Now thru early June!
Library Development
About MPL

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.

Learn more!
Upcoming Author Events
Event

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.

View our calendar!

Latest from the MPL Blogs


Now@MPL

Money Smart Week 2017 Is Here!

By MPL Staff on Apr 21, 2017 1:30PM

Are you ready to focus on your finances and get money smart? Join MPL as we take part in the national campaign all about creating financial success, Money Smart Week.

Read more


Get Social with MPL






Events, Programs, and Classes


Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 AM
Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art 76th Annual Member Show at Central

Milwaukee Area Teachers of Art 76th Annual Membership Show is Milwaukee's longest-running juried…

12:00 AM
ZIP MKE at Atkinson Branch at Atkinson

28 Zip Codes, 1 City. ZIP MKE is a unique…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intro to Excel at Center Street

Learn to create, edit and format simple spreadsheets, perform calculations, save,…

10:00 AM
Computer Class: Intro to Excel at Central

Learn to create, edit and format simple spreadsheets, perform calculations, save,…

10:00 AM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Washington Park

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

10:30 AM
Start Right, Finish Bright: Building Foundations in Your Infant & Toddler Classroom at Villard Square

Learn how to create an optimal environment for healthy brain development…

10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central at Central

Milwaukee Youth Theater presents Improv Extravaganza Free preview performance. Improvisation is the…

10:30 AM
U.S. Citizenship Classes / Clases de Ciudadania at Forest Home

Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera every Saturday.…

10:30 AM
Play & Learn at Washington Park

Join us each Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the…

12:00 PM
Drop-In Tutoring for Adults at Center Street

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

12:00 PM
ZIP MKE Opening Celebration at Atkinson

ZIP MKE will host a community celebration to kick off…

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

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

1:30 PM
Skeins of Milwaukee at Central

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

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

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

2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

LEGO Club We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity! Join other…