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Fine Forgiveness Campaign 2016
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Fine Forgiveness Campaign 2016

Visit your Milwaukee Public Library and speak to a staff member who will forgive eligible fines and fees for MPL-owned materials!

September 26-October 9, 2016
Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Event | Centennial Hall

Meet the Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Meet Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Another Brooklyn"

Friday, October 21, 6:30-7:30 pm
Register to Vote at MPL
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Register to Vote at MPL

Are you a new voter? Has your address changed? Has your name changed? Register to vote at your Milwaukee Public Library!

Learn more!
Harvest Fest
Event | Central

Harvest Fest

Celebrate the season with live music, pumpkins, face painting, cookies, live animals and stories.

Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fill the Shelves for Banned Books Week
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Fill the Shelves for Banned Books Week

From Catcher in the Rye to To Kill a Mockingbird, donate to add some of the most popular banned classic books to the collection at Milwaukee Public Library.

Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2016
Free, Fun, Unquiet Events
Event

Free, Fun, Unquiet Events

We’re changing the very definition of a library. And our Library Loud Days (an ongoing series of concerts and events) is part of this change.

Learn more!
MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

MPL Joins Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

DPLA is now providing free access to digital collections from libraries, archives and museums across Wisconsin, including MPL.

Browse the collection!
Volunteer at the Library
About MPL

Volunteer at the Library

Volunteers are needed for upcoming events at the Milwaukee Public Library. Check out our current volunteer opportunities. Complete an online application today!

Current Opportunities at MPL
2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration
Event | Central

2016 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Honoring the Milwaukee Bucks for their contributions to literacy and lifelong learning. Held at the MYSTERIOUS Central Library.

Thursday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.
Zinio for Libraries
Research

Zinio for Libraries

Be an informed voter! Keep aware of current events by reading Newsweek, The Nation, Forbes and Mother Jones on Zinio.

Try it today!
Give to the Library Today!
Support

Give to the Library Today!

Your gift to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation helps advance the library's mission of lifelong learning.

Donate now!
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
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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 the list!

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:30 AM
Computer Class: Internet Search Tools at Capitol

Having trouble finding what you're searching for on the Internet? Learn…

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 will…

12:00 PM
Drop-In Job Help! at Center Street

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

12:00 PM
Rare Books Spotlight Exhibit at Central

The Spotlight Exhibit Series will showcase rotating exhibits from the Milwaukee Public…

12:00 PM
Blackout Poetry at Tippecanoe

Join us in celebration of banned books week and create…

12:00 PM
Blackout Poetry at Villard Square

Make your own blackout poetry during Banned Books Week using old…

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

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

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Villard Square

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Exploring Your Neighborhood @ Washington Park Library at Washington Park

Learn what makes the Washington Park neighborhood so special.  We'll…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Atkinson

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Capitol

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Center Street

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Forest Home

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…

3:30 PM
Teacher in the Library at Mill Road

Teachers are available after school at selected libraries to assist…