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The Library Luncheon Club

By Sarah Finn on Apr 25, 2024 12:00 AM

Learn about the first "lunch club" at the library that provided a space for colleagues to gather and exchange ideas at the Central Library.

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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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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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Celebrating Pioneer MPL Director Theresa West

By Jill F. and Tobias F. on Mar 1, 2023 12:00 AM

Women’s History Month is a great time to examine the influence of women in librarianship in general, and the role of one woman in particular. Read the fascinating history of Theresa West, MPL's first female library director.

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Celebrate MLK Day at MPL

By Chris Murphy on Jan 9, 2023 8:00 AM

In 2023 Milwaukee Public Library will again open its doors for a live celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: United in Growth, Rooted in Community. Read more about the celebration and its history.

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