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Zablocki Parking Lot Closed as of Monday, April 19, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Zablocki Branch will be closed for a construction project. The front entrance on Oklahoma Ave. will remain open and curbside service is available. Learn more.

Center Street Parking Lot Closed as of Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Center Street Branch will be closed for a construction project.
Street parking is available on 28th Street. Learn more.

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ALL MILWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE OPEN WITH LIMITED SERVICES*. VIEW HOURS & LOCATIONS

*Holds and checkouts available. Browsing materials in the stacks is available in all branch locations. Limited browsing available at Central Library beginning August 16. 

 

 

Teen Advisory Board
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Teen Advisory Board

Have Fun, Get Involved, Make a Difference @ Your Library! MPL invites YOU to join its Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for grades 8-12.

Apply now through Sep. 10, 2021!
Job Readiness 101
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Job Readiness 101

The library is a great place to start your job search, with resources for discovering a new career path, creating a cover letter and resume, and finding job opportunities.

Learn More!
New service hours for MPL's 12 branch locations go into effect on Monday, August 2.

New service hours for MPL's 12 branch locations go into effect on Monday, August 2.

Hours of service for Central Library remain the same. Limited browsing at Central Library will begin Monday, August 16.

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Join the Super Reader Squad!
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Join the Super Reader Squad!

Sign up online and attend free virtual programs. It's Fun, Easy & Free! For ages 12 & younger.

Sign up online!
#MPLTeenSummerChallenge
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#MPLTeenSummerChallenge

Join the Teen Summer Challenge. Read, Create, and Discover all summer long! For ages 13 to 18.

Sign up in person or online!
Why let kids have all the fun?

Why let kids have all the fun?

MPL is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with the best books around. Read or listen to five books by August 31, 2021 and be entered to win a membership for Milwaukee Film and other fun prizes. For Ages 18 +

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Every Second Monday of the Month from June through September
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Every Second Monday of the Month from June through September

Join us this summer for MPL's Virtual Cooking Class series with some of Milwaukee's signature chefs.

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Refugee and Immigrant Services (ESL/ELL)
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Refugee and Immigrant Services (ESL/ELL)

MPL offers resources for English as a Second Language (ESL), English Language Learners (ELL), and additional services for refugees and immigrants.

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Request a Book Bundle
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Request a Book Bundle

Let your imagination soar with Book Bundles! Let us know what you're in the mood for, and our staff will select up to five (5) items in a variety of formats based on your input.

Request materials today!

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National Wellness Month

By MPL Staff on Aug 3, 2021 12:00AM

August is National Wellness Month and one of the major focuses of the celebration in 2021 is self-care. Self-care takes many forms and means different things to different people. Learn…

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Events, Programs, and Classes


Aug 05 10:30 AM
Story Time at Virtual

Young children and their caregivers are invited to a VIRTUAL…

Aug 05 2:00 PM
Let's Dance with Panadanza! at Virtual

Click here to register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_erFcBFPvQLeHTDQLxJUMzw  After registering,…

Aug 06 9:30 AM
Hora de cuentos at Virtual

Los niños pequeños y las personas que los cuidan están…

Aug 09 1:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons on Discord at Virtual

Escape to a new world, make friends, and get creative…

Aug 09 4:00 PM
English Reading Hour at Virtual

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtf-2urTooGN06y0B_Scb9eivbYlN7MW0- Improve your English! Practice English Reading and speaking…

Aug 09 5:30 PM
Outdoor Chess Club at

Bring your love of strategy for Outdoor Chess Club! Meet…

Aug 09 6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club: Tell The Wolves I'm Home at Virtual

For our August book club, please join us for a…

Aug 09 6:00 PM
Virtual Cooking Class with Alexa Alfaro at Virtual

The Virtual Cooking Class led by Alexa Alfaro of Meat on…

Aug 09 6:00 PM
Podcasting 201 at Virtual

Ryan Thompson of Mention Marketing returns for the highly requested…

Aug 09 6:30 PM
Pajama Story Time at Virtual

Families with young children are invited to a VIRTUAL STORY…

Aug 10 10:30 AM
Story Time at Virtual

Young children and their caregivers are invited to a VIRTUAL…

Aug 10 2:00 PM
Readapiece Theater at Virtual

Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BovJtxlCTuKTgv6O7MtfOQ  After…

Aug 10 4:00 PM
English Conversation Hour at Virtual

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0sceqtrT0sH9RCC0U0Iss09K69z0Lw1rE6 English Conversation Hour is a free weekly…

Aug 10 5:30 PM
Knot Just Knitting at

Beginners and Experts welcome! Learn to knit or bring your…

Aug 10 6:00 PM
Book Chat with guest author Danielle Lincoln Hanna at Virtual

Need something to read? Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public…