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Milwaukee Public Library to Host First Job Expo at Central Library this Thursday
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Milwaukee Public Library to Host First Job Expo at Central Library this Thursday

Residents will connect with high-quality opportunities and employers on Thursday, June 22

Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead
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Plan to Replace Mill Road Branch Moves Ahead

MPL Project Receives Tax Credit Award from WHEDA

Milwaukee to Read and Celebrate In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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Milwaukee to Read and Celebrate In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Milwaukee Public Library to Kick Off "MKE Big Read" Saturday, April 8.

Milwaukee Public Library Enters into Historic Partnership with MPS to Give 65,000 Students Digital Library Cards
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Milwaukee Public Library Enters into Historic Partnership with MPS to Give 65,000 Students Digital Library Cards

LibraryNow offers complete digital access to MPL resources to every MPS student

Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch Redevelopment Moves Ahead
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Milwaukee Public Library Martin Luther King Branch Redevelopment Moves Ahead

MPL Board of Trustees Selects Young Development for Project

Enter If You Dare: Milwaukee Public Library Gets Haunted
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Enter If You Dare: Milwaukee Public Library Gets Haunted

Library Loud Days continues with free Haunted Central events and interactive workshops

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Issues Request for Proposal for Martin Luther King library

Welcome Back to the Library!
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Welcome Back to the Library!

Milwaukee Public Library to Forgive Fines for Patrons who Visit the Library September 26 - October 9, 2016

Milwaukee Public Library Announces Extended Service Hours
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Milwaukee Public Library Announces Extended Service Hours

Hours expanded at four Milwaukee Public Library branches

Milwaukee Public Library Opens Up Future Library Space to Public on September 2-3
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Milwaukee Public Library Opens Up Future Library Space to Public on September 2-3

Library and Architects Seek Community Input on New Library on Mitchell Street

Super Reader Summer Reading Program Starts Today
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Super Reader Summer Reading Program Starts Today

Milwaukee Public Library Sets Goal to Enroll 25,000 Youth in the Reading Program

Milwaukee Public Library Announces Poet Laureate During National Poetry Month
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Milwaukee Public Library Announces Poet Laureate During National Poetry Month

Poet Matt Cook Selected to Serve from 2015-2017

Milwaukee Public Library​ Selects HGA to Design New Forest Home Branch
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Milwaukee Public Library​ Selects HGA to Design New Forest Home Branch

HGA has a history of designing libraries and has worked with MPL on several previous projects.

Milwaukee Public Library Invites Community Input on Proposed Mixed Use Development for Mill Road Library
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Milwaukee Public Library Invites Community Input on Proposed Mixed Use Development for Mill Road Library

Community Meetings Scheduled for February 26th and March 4th

Tippecanoe Renovation and “Goodbye” Celebration
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Tippecanoe Renovation and “Goodbye” Celebration

During renovation, Tippecanoe Library is moving temporarily to 3933 S. Howell Avenue

Milwaukee Public Library Recommends Development Partner for Mill Road Library
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Milwaukee Public Library Recommends Development Partner for Mill Road Library

The developer team of Maures Development Group, Common Bond and Engberg Anderson was selected.

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input

Developers to Present Proposed Plans for Mill Road Library at Public Meeting

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Community Input

Developers to Present Proposed Plans for Forest Home Library at Public Meeting

MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year
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MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Gail Milbrath and 2 other MPS educators also won state honors this year

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Issues Request for Proposal for Forest Home and Mill Road Libraries

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed Friday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st
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All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed Friday, August 29th through Monday, September 1st

Zablocki Library Service Changes in Effect Until September 22nd

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners
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Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Development Partners

Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is asking real estate developers to submit information on current and potential projects that could be compatible with a library near four neighborhood libraries slated for replacement.

East Library Closed Saturday, July 19TH
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East Library Closed Saturday, July 19TH

East Library Temporary Location Will Be Closed For Electrical Maintenance Tomorrow

All Milwaukee Public Libraries Will Be Closed on July 3rd and 4th
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All Milwaukee Public Libraries Will Be Closed on July 3rd and 4th

Library closures follow city holiday schedule in observation of Independence Day

Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project
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Milwaukee Public Library Hires Sam McGovern-Rowen to Manage Library Development Project

Sam McGovern-Rowen will oversee the $21.5 million library branch redevelopment program.

Milwaukee Public Library’s Board of Trustees Approves Entering Negotiations with Grohmann Museum to Loan ‘The Bookworm’
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Milwaukee Public Library’s Board of Trustees Approves Entering Negotiations with Grohmann Museum to Loan ‘The Bookworm’

Museum will give $1 million to the library for rights to display the painting

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th
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All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th

Library closures follow city-mandated furlough and holiday schedule

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th
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All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Closed on Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th

Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) will be closed Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th.

Mayor Tom Barrett and Boys & Girls Club President Vincent Lyles Join Students and Other City Leaders to Kickoff Summer Reading
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Mayor Tom Barrett and Boys & Girls Club President Vincent Lyles Join Students and Other City Leaders to Kickoff Summer Reading

This week the Milwaukee Public Library kicks off the annual Summer Reading Program encouraging children and young adults to read for fun over the summer to keep their reading skills sharp.

Milwaukee Public Library’s Tippecanoe Branch Undergoing Full-Scale Renovation
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Milwaukee Public Library’s Tippecanoe Branch Undergoing Full-Scale Renovation

Architectural Firm Engberg Anderson Selected for Project

Ray Chi Selected to Commission Public Art at East Library
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Ray Chi Selected to Commission Public Art at East Library

Milwaukee Artist’s Concepts Will Activate Space on Cramer and North Avenue

Milwaukee Public Library to Host Artist Presentations Tuesday, February 4th
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Milwaukee Public Library to Host Artist Presentations Tuesday, February 4th

Four Project Finalists Will Present Public Art Concepts for New Library

All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Open Tomorrow
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All Milwaukee Public Library Locations Will Be Open Tomorrow

The Library Board of Trustees Meeting is Cancelled

East Library Resumes Normal Hours Today, January 24th
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East Library Resumes Normal Hours Today, January 24th

East Library is open today from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

Mill Road Library Closing Early Today
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Mill Road Library Closing Early Today

Library’s heating system currently inoperative

Finalists Chosen for East Branch Public Art Project
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Finalists Chosen for East Branch Public Art Project

The Milwaukee Public Library Selects Four Local Artists To Present Plans for Third Public Art Installation

Placemaking Opportunity at the Library
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Placemaking Opportunity at the Library

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Artists for Art Project at New East Branch

Artists Chosen for Milwaukee Public Library East Branch Public Art Project
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Artists Chosen for Milwaukee Public Library East Branch Public Art Project

Local Artists Awarded Two Commissions for Internal Public Art Works

Forest Home Library Closed on Tuesday, August 6th
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Forest Home Library Closed on Tuesday, August 6th

Scheduled Water Maintenance Will Shut off Water for Day

East Library’s Herman Miller Eames Furnishings to be Auctioned to Fund Public Art at New East Branch
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East Library’s Herman Miller Eames Furnishings to be Auctioned to Fund Public Art at New East Branch

Milwaukee’s Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Will Hold First of Four Auctions Including Furnishings on July 25th

Calling Local Artists!
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Calling Local Artists!

Milwaukee Public Library Seeks Artists for Public Art Project at New East Branch

Milwaukee Public Library’s East Library Will Relocate to Temporary Facility This Summer and Hold Public Meeting on Design in April
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Milwaukee Public Library’s East Library Will Relocate to Temporary Facility This Summer and Hold Public Meeting on Design in April

Library Will Use Temporary Site During Construction of East Branch

Wisconsin natives inducted to MPL Writers Wall of Fame
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Wisconsin natives inducted to MPL Writers Wall of Fame

Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame to induct two state natives: children’s author/illustrator Kevin Henkes and author/filmmaker Richard Schickel.