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Autism Acceptance Month

By MPL Staff on Apr 11, 2022 12:01 AM

April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to celebrate differences as we work to build an inclusive society where individuals with autism live fully through connection and acceptance. “If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one individual with autism.” Dr. Stephen Shore, Professor and Autism Advocate. Learn more about Autism with help from this booklist.

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1950 Census Goes Live

By Dan Lee on Apr 1, 2022 12:00 AM

The National Archives released 1950 Census Schedules on April 1, 2022. The census includes an artificial intelligence/optical character recognition name index that helps researchers find free genealogical information on family members and famous people. This information is kept confidential for 72 years following each decennial census.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Botanical Illustrations

By Sarah Finn on Mar 17, 2022 12:00 AM

Central Library's Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room houses treasures that have been accumulating since the library's founding in 1878. Celebrate the coming of spring with a stroll through some of the varied and colorful botanical illustrations from the library's Rare Books Room collection.

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MPL Branch History: Mitchell Street

By Paul Wellington on Mar 7, 2022 12:00 AM

The South Side and Lincoln Libraries preceded the Forest Home Library which opened in 1966. Forest Home was replaced by the Mitchell Street Branch in 2017. The branch opened as a mixed-use development and contains a wealth of architectural details which now lend a unique charm to this two-story branch library serving the south side.

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Dr. James Cameron Pamphlet Collection

By Sarah Finn on Feb 24, 2022 12:00 AM

The grand re-opening of America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) on February 25, 2022, coincides with the birthday anniversary of Dr. James Cameron, who founded ABHM in 1988. Dr. Cameron was the only known survivor of a lynching that took place in 1930 in Marion, Indiana. Learn more about him and his pamphlet collection housed at the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Black Love Matters

By Beth Gabriel on Feb 14, 2022 12:01 PM

Celebrate Black History Month, Black love, and Valentine’s Day with these swoon-worthy picks from your Milwaukee Public Library Collection. Whether you are looking to be swept away on an epic adventure, to have a laugh, or to enjoy something short, sweet, and steamy, Milwaukee Public Library has something for you!

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MPL Branch History: Washington Park

By Paul Wellington on Feb 1, 2022 12:00 AM

The first Milwaukee Public Library to serve the Washington Park neighborhood opened in 1911, located at the pre-1930 address of 3414 W. Lisbon Ave. In 2003, the new Washington Park Library opened across from Washington Park. The site is at the crossroads of the bustling Sherman and Lisbon intersection and employs a commanding presence in the neighborhood.

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