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Join us this Thursday (November 12th) at 9am and Meet Author & Illustrator Sharee Miller! Sharee will read her book, Pri...
11/10/2020

Join us this Thursday (November 12th) at 9am and Meet Author & Illustrator Sharee Miller! Sharee will read her book, Princess Hair, sing a few songs, discuss why ALL hair is beautiful, and preview her upcoming book starring Michelle Obama.

Join us Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm for Job Readiness 101: Interviewing Skills Workshop. Preparation is key! Learn t...
11/10/2020

Join us Tuesday, November 17 at 5:30 pm for Job Readiness 101: Interviewing Skills Workshop. Preparation is key! Learn the types of questions asked during the interview and practice answering those most commonly asked.

11/10/2020

Join us for a conversation on the importance of mentoring. Educator Michael Pratt will tell you how he came up with a program to get men reading to children in Nashville, Tenn. Pratt strongly believes in the concept you can’t be what you can’t see. He will tell you how he actively shows Black men reading to spark reading among young Black boys. Also involved in the conversation will be Andre Lee Ellis from We Got This Urban Garden Program; Myra Taylor, principal of Buena Vista Elementary School in Nashville; John Daniels III, executive director of the MKE Fellows Program; and LaNelle Ramey, executive director, MENTOR Greater Milwaukee.

Author Event! Storied and Scandalous Wisconsin with Anna Lardinois looks at the murderers, prostitutes, criminal kingpin...
11/10/2020

Author Event! Storied and Scandalous Wisconsin with Anna Lardinois looks at the murderers, prostitutes, criminal kingpins, and other Wisconsinites behaving badly and their lasting impact on the Badger State.

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin will feature discussion with three writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sh...
11/09/2020

Hidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin will feature discussion with three writers - poet Fabu, novelist Sherry Lucille, and playwright and novelist Catrina Sparkman, as they discuss their writing in relation to former literary giants. Join us on Monday, November 23rd at 5:30pm for this enlightening event.

Celebrate Native American Heritage with the History Buff Book Club and a discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall...
11/09/2020

Celebrate Native American Heritage with the History Buff Book Club and a discussion of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Discover how plants and animals, through the eyes of Native Americans, offer valuable gifts and lessons.

While physical copies may be hard to come by, Braiding Sweetgrass is available through our digital platforms. New members are welcome to join!

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete lis...
11/08/2020

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete list of virtual programming at mpl.org/stayconnected.

Join Milwaukee Public Library and Woodland Pattern Book Center by participating in weekly Prompts Against Anxiety. A dif...
11/07/2020
MAIL ART

Join Milwaukee Public Library and Woodland Pattern Book Center by participating in weekly Prompts Against Anxiety. A different artist will share ideas for writing, creating, and sharing ideas based on a weekly theme. Sign up for the weekly prompts.

This week's prompt is Mail Art from Siwar Masannat, a Jordanian writer and the author of 50 Water Dreams (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2015). Siwar holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Their work has been or will be published in Fence, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion, Black Warrior Review, and Under a Warm Green Linden.

Prompts Against Anxiety #25 — Siwar Masannat is a Jordanian writer and the author of 50 Water Dreams (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2015). Siwar holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Their work has been or will be published in Fence, Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetr...

11/06/2020
Investing for Older Americans

ICYMI: Our presentation of Investing for Older Americans is now available on our Youtube platform. Learn how to research investments, prepare finances for a diminished capacity, and more.

This presentation provides "Main Street Investors" with an overview of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its mission, what are the various type...

Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest, best-selling author & librarian Nancy Pearl on Nove...
11/05/2020

Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest, best-selling author & librarian Nancy Pearl on November 10th at 6pm for a Book Chat with Nancy Pearl. The librarians will share a list of curated books guaranteed to fill up your to-be-read pile and talk about the Nancy Pearl’s new book The Writer’s Library.

https://www.facebook.com/events/379579606734785/

How to Re-acclimate During Covid-19 is a discussion led by Dr. Tony Thrasher, board certified psychiatrist and medical d...
11/05/2020

How to Re-acclimate During Covid-19 is a discussion led by Dr. Tony Thrasher, board certified psychiatrist and medical director of the Crisis Services at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health division. Join us virtually on Thursday, November 12th at 3pm and learns way to cope with stress, navigating difficult family interactions, substance abuse, isolation, and more.

11/04/2020
Middle Grade One Minute Wednesday: For Black Girls Like Me

This week's One Minute Wednesday is "For Black Girls Like Me" by Mariama J. Lockington! This heartful read tells the story of a Black girl adopted into a white family and her struggle to find her identity and her place in the world.

#TweensOfMPL #TweenReads #ForBlackGirlsLikeMe #OwnVoices

This week's One Minute Wednesday is "For Black Girls Like Me" by Mariama J. Lockington! This heartfelt read tells the story of a black girl adopted into a wh...

Please join the Novel Ideas Book Club virtual discussion of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A Virginian, born into...
11/04/2020

Please join the Novel Ideas Book Club virtual discussion of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A Virginian, born into 'tasking' (slavery) narrowly escapes a drowning death through the intervention of a mysterious force that compels his escape and personal underground war against slavery. New members are always welcome!

Learn how to use Zoom to make safe and fun memories with your extended family this holiday season during Technology Tues...
11/03/2020

Learn how to use Zoom to make safe and fun memories with your extended family this holiday season during Technology Tuesdays on November 10 at 3 pm.

Learn how to turn plain bananas into delicious Banana Sushi with simple yummy toppings, with a Tween Snack Hack from Mr....
11/03/2020
Tween Snack Hack: Banana Sushi

Learn how to turn plain bananas into delicious Banana Sushi with simple yummy toppings, with a Tween Snack Hack from Mr. Connor.

Turn plain bananas into delicious Banana Sushi with simple yummy toppings.

All Milwaukee Public Library branch locations are closed on Tuesday, November 3rd. Central Library will remain open. Lim...
11/02/2020

All Milwaukee Public Library branch locations are closed on Tuesday, November 3rd. Central Library will remain open. Limited services will resume on November 4th for all branch locations.

http://www.mpl.org/content/press_room/press_releases_23_pdf_link.pdf

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete lis...
11/01/2020

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete list of virtual programming at mpl.org/stayconnected.

10/28/2020
Middle Grade One Minute Wednesday: Pumpkinheads

Mr. Connor is talking a fall favorite: Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks! Josia and Deja have one last night together at the pumpkin patch they've working at for years. Join the friends as they eat good food, search for crushes, and run into a hilarious cast of characters!

#OneMinuteWednesday #TweensOfMPL #Pumpkinheads #FallFavorites

Mr. Connor is talking a fall favorite: "Pumpkinheads" by Rainbow Rowell and illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks! Josia and Deja have one last night together at t...

Need something to read? Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest, best-selling author & libra...
10/28/2020

Need something to read? Join librarians from the Milwaukee Public Library and special guest, best-selling author & librarian Nancy Pearl on November 10th at 6pm for a Book Chat with Nancy Pearl. The librarians will share a list of curated books guaranteed to fill up your to-be-read pile and talk about the Nancy Pearl’s new book The Writer’s Library.

https://www.facebook.com/events/379579606734785/

Discover all Sculpture Milwaukee has to offer in-person and virtually with Director of Curatorial Affairs & Education Ma...
10/27/2020

Discover all Sculpture Milwaukee has to offer in-person and virtually with Director of Curatorial Affairs & Education Marilu Knode. Then, meet featured local artist Maggie Sasso on November 6th at 6pm, who will discuss the inspiration and construction of her piece "Too Much Sea for Amateurs—Marooned."

Register below or visit Sculpture Milwaukee Local Artist Feature - Maggie Sasso:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8650123368437973006

Visit mpl.org/SculptureMilwaukee to learn more. Image credit: Kevin J. Miyazaki / Sculpture Milwaukee

Join us for a virtual session of the Vegetarian Cookbook Club: Pie! on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30pm. Try something ...
10/26/2020
Digital Reading/Ebooks · MPL

Join us for a virtual session of the Vegetarian Cookbook Club: Pie! on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:30pm. Try something new or share some old favorite recipes with the group. Your pies can be sweet or savory - have fun! New members are welcome to join.

The Milwaukee Public Library: inspiration starts here - we help people read, learn, and connect.

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete lis...
10/25/2020

Stay connected with your Milwaukee Public Library! Check out what’s happening virtually this week. View our complete list of virtual programming at mpl.org/stayconnected.

Join Milwaukee Public Library and Woodland Pattern Book Center by participating in weekly Prompts Against Anxiety. A dif...
10/24/2020
VISUAL POSTCARDS

Join Milwaukee Public Library and Woodland Pattern Book Center by participating in weekly Prompts Against Anxiety. A different artist will share ideas for writing, creating, and sharing ideas based on a weekly theme. Sign up for the weekly prompts.

This week's prompt is VISUAL POSTCARDS, from documentary filmmaker and video artist Portia Cobb. She teaches in the Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Prompt Against Anxiety #24 | from documentary filmmaker and video artist Portia Cobb. She teaches in the Peck School of the Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Calling all Cardboard Kingdom fans! Join us on Monday, October 26th at 9:30am with Chad Sell for a Meet Author & Illustr...
10/23/2020

Calling all Cardboard Kingdom fans! Join us on Monday, October 26th at 9:30am with Chad Sell for a Meet Author & Illustrator Chad Sell special event. Enjoy a drawing demonstration of Doodleville characters, hear about the making of Cardboard Kingdom, and make and share your own work!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2131612876970719/

Tuesday, October 27 at 6 pm the Book to Art Club will discuss Lakewood by Megan Giddings; here's a teaser: Forced to dro...
10/23/2020

Tuesday, October 27 at 6 pm the Book to Art Club will discuss Lakewood by Megan Giddings; here's a teaser: Forced to drop out of school to help support her family, Lena takes a lucrative job as a secret laboratory subject before devastating side effects make her question how much she can sacrifice. While discussing this eerie and thought provoking book, staff from the Milwaukee Art Museum will share a simple art project you can make with common items found at home. We hope you'll join us!

In order to accommodate extremely high early voter turnout, Milwaukee Public Library Zablocki Branch Library will open t...
10/22/2020

In order to accommodate extremely high early voter turnout, Milwaukee Public Library Zablocki Branch Library will open to the public on Friday, October 23rd - November 2nd for curbside service only. All other branch libraries will remain open.

Holds are available for pick up inside the 35th/Oklahoma entrance vestibule or curbside by calling (414) 708-6348. You can reserve items through CountyCat or by calling Ready Reference at (414) 286-3011.

The virtual presentation of Investing for Older Americans on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 pm  will provide an overview of ...
10/22/2020

The virtual presentation of Investing for Older Americans on Wednesday, October 28 at 6 pm will provide an overview of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and its mission. Various types of investments will be explained and the Risks vs. Rewards, how to research an investment or investment professional, investment products that are improperly marketed to seniors, what are the Red Flags of investment fraud, and preparing finances for a diminished capacity.

10/22/2020
An Introduction to Making Games in Bitsy, Video 1, AWE Arts X Tech

Join Milwaukee Public Library, Artists Working in Education, Inc., and artist Jon Brown this afternoon (October 22nd) at 4pm in the AWE Arts x Tech series where you will learn to use Bitsy to make your own video game!

Click here to register:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsf-qsqjssG9XkMUkOBTVTFYRVPeN9SEyc

After registering, you will receive an email with a link and phone number to join the program.

Meet artists Jon Brown and get into Bitsy! Jon will walk you through your first look at Bitsy while learning about the basics, rooms, tools, and more!

Join the History Buff Book Club for a discussion of The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by...
10/22/2020

Join the History Buff Book Club for a discussion of The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. New members are always welcome! Miscast in the media for nearly 130 years, the victims of Jack the Ripper finally get their full stories told in this eye-opening and chilling reminder that life for middle-class women in Victorian London could be full of social pitfalls and peril.

10/21/2020
One Minute Wednesday: Cardboard Kingdom

Miss Jennifer is here to talk about Cardboard Kingdom! Cardboard Kingdom follows friends who use their imagination and cardboard to make an unforgettable summer experience. If you love the graphic novel, join us October 26th at 9:30am for a special visit with the creator, Chad Sell at our Meet Author & Illustrator Chad Sell special program!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2131612876970719

#CardboardKingdom #GraphicNovel #KidsOfMPL

Miss Jennifer is here to talk about Cardboard Kingdom! Cardboard Kingdom follows friends who use their imagination and cardboard to make an unforgettable sum...

10/21/2020
Listen MKE - The Challenge of Domestic Violence

James Causey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Ideas Lab reporter and LaToya Dennis, reporter/producer WUWM will talk with LaVerne Badger and Natalie Hayden, from EXPOSED The Podcast, a weekly conversation about exposing life after abuse; Carmen Pitre, executive director of the Sojourner Family Peace Center, which provides crisis housing, advocacy and individual support to thousands of women and children; and Steve Thomas, a former abuser, who is now leading efforts to get male abusers to change their ways through a Batters Intervention program.

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Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is a public library system in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It consists of a Central Library and 12 neighborhood branches, all of which are part of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System. Milwaukee Public Library is the largest public library system in Wisconsin. Atkinson 1960 W. Atkinson Ave. 53209 Bay View 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. 53207 Capitol 3969 N. 74th St. 53216 Center Street 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave. 53210 Central Library 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 53233 Drive-Up - Central Library 755 N. Eighth St. 53233 East 2320 N. Cramer St. 53211 Good Hope 7715 W. Good Hope Rd. 53223 Martin Luther King 310 W. Locust St. 53212 Mitchell Street 906 W. Historic Mitchell St. Tippecanoe 3912 S. Howell Ave. 53207 Villard Square 5190 N. 35th St. 53209 Washington Park 2121 N. Sherman Blvd. 53208 Zablocki 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave. 53215 MPL Express at Silver Spring 5550 N. 64th St. 53218 24-hour Library Hours Hotline: (414) 286-3287

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