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National Wellness Month

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

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 about tools and resources you can access for free at your library that can help.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Decorative Art Portfolios by E. A. Séguy

By MPL Staff on Jul 19, 2021 12:01 AM

French designer E.A. Séguy was known for the vibrant ornamental patterns he created during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the 1920s. Learn more about the artist and three of his portfolios that are housed in Milwaukee Public Library's Rare Books Collection, and find out how to make your own patterns!

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Join Book by Book to Enjoy Summer Reading for Adults

By MPL Staff on Jul 2, 2021 12:00 AM

Remember the joy of signing up for the summer reading program as a child? You can enjoy summer reading as an adult, too! Join the Book by Book Adult Summer Reading Program to discover great books and earn prizes. Log on to for a live Book Chat event with local author Jenna Kashou!

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MPL Resources Add to a Celebration of Pride Month

By MPL Staff on Jun 17, 2021 10:00 AM

Historical photos, books and music at your Milwaukee Public Library can enhance your Pride Month experience. Read about the history of LGBTQ+ in the U.S. and Milwaukee, see historical photos, then browse booklists for all ages while listening to a playlist in Freegal developed specifically for Pride Month.

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Summer Reading Since 1937

By MPL Staff on Jun 7, 2021 9:00 AM

Since 1937 children have been encouraged to join the Summer Reading Program. From Billy the Bookworm to the Super Reader Squad, the library continues to encourage daily reading all summer long.

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Vincent Lung and Peter Park, Milwaukee Asian American City Planners

By MPL Staff on May 17, 2021 12:00 AM

It took several generations for Asian Americans to start overcoming barriers to pursue the American Dream. Milwaukee has had two city planners of Asian American descent: Vincent Lung and Peter Park. Learn more about them and check out MPL's Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage booklists.

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Resources for Older Adults

By MPL Staff on May 6, 2021 12:00 AM

Milwaukee Public Library introduces a new web page dedicated to serving Older Adults. Books, programs, online resources, featured videos, all on one page for easy access!

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April is Financial Literacy Month

By MPL Staff on Apr 9, 2021 12:00 AM

April is Financial Literacy month and a great time to review your financial health. Learn more about resources at your Milwaukee Public Library.

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