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Jólabókaflóð and Cozy Reading

By Chetla Jackson on Dec 8, 2023 12:01 AM

Learn about Jólabókaflóð - the "Christmas Book Flood" and how you can celebrate this season with help from your Milwaukee Public Library.

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Unbe-leaf-able Fall Reads

By Beth Gabriel on Nov 20, 2023 12:00 AM

November reading is all about finding books to curl up with along with a cozy blanket and a warm beverage. Here are some atmospheric picks ranging from the coziest to maybe using that blanket to hide under.

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Scenic Wisconsin

By Lauren Messner Kenney on Oct 9, 2023 12:00 AM

Whether you want to watch the changing colors from the comfort of the passenger’s seat as you drive towards an apple orchard, crank up a spooky playlist, or hit the trails – MPL has the guides for you!

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Central Library Celebrates 125 Years

By Dan Lee on Sep 8, 2023 12:00 AM

This year, Central Library celebrates its 125th anniversary with special programs showcasing the building and staff of the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Read a Romance Month

By MPL Staff on Aug 25, 2023 12:00 AM

What happens when a romance reader needs help finding their next read? Never to worry, you don’t have to go it alone! Here are some favorite ways to discover brand-sparkling new-to-me romances, buried treasures, and old favorites.

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Composting: May All Your Dirt be Soil

By Lauren Messner Kenney on Jul 24, 2023 12:00 AM

In a recent study by the national nonprofit, ReFED, the US produced 91 million tons of surplus food in 2021, nearly half of which was produced by households and 36% of which went directly into landfills. Learn how to join the composting crusade!

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Circus Parade 60th Anniversary

By Dan Lee on Jul 11, 2023 12:00 AM

Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the once-annual Great Circus Parade that brought more than 250,000 people downtown.

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Billy to Browser: Celebrating Summer Reading

By Chetla Jackson on Jun 22, 2023 12:00 AM

The Milwaukee Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program kicked off June 1st, and comes with a rather interesting background. Read more about Billy, Browser and the Squad!

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