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Paula Kiely

Paul Kiely is the Director of the Milwaukee Public Library.

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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

50 Years of Maurice Sendak

50 Years of Maurice Sendak

Milwaukee Public Library exhibition celebrates the life and work of the children's book writer and illustrator.

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.

Plenty of Horne: Huge Turnout for East Library Opening
Plenty of Horne

Huge Turnout for East Library Opening

It was a truly an East Side event, and a crowd with tons of notables celebrated history in the making.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New East Library is a Jewel
Eyes on Milwaukee

New East Library is a Jewel

Wow, what an improvement. Our photos capture the technology-rich and architecturally impressive new library

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

Vantage Point: Milwaukee Public Library
Vantage Point

Milwaukee Public Library

Giant Eagle sculptures outside of the central branch evince an intriguing history.

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.

Hard Hat Tour: The Standard at East Library
Hard Hat Tour

The Standard at East Library

Our photos take you inside the new library and apartment building on North Ave.

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.

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

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

Photo Gallery: New East Library Complex Rising
Photo Gallery

New East Library Complex Rising

Will The Standard set a new standard for local libraries? Our photos capture progress of construction.

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

Obama Official Lauds City’s Sustainability Programs

Obama Official Lauds City’s Sustainability Programs

Energy Department official visits to praise Milwaukee's green efforts, which now save $500,000 annually. Our photos capture the event.

Rebuilding Another Library

Rebuilding Another Library

Neighbors discuss plan to replace Forest Home Library with new mixed-use building modeled after East Side branch.

Photo Gallery: East Library Groundbreaking
Photo Gallery

East Library Groundbreaking

Photos capture groundbreaking for new mixed-use development combining East Library, retail and apartments. Take that, Bayshore.

Photo Gallery: Temporary East Library Opens
Photo Gallery

Temporary East Library Opens

It's just a block and a half away from the old library, and as Mayor Barrett demonstrated at its opening, you can still check out books.

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

East Library Design Meeting
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East Library Design Meeting

The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, December 11th on the new East Library design.

Books Aren’t Banned Here

Books Aren’t Banned Here

Little free libraries are welcome in Milwaukee -- unlike in Whitefish Bay.

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.

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

City Land Sale for East Library Redevelopment Held at Committee

At the March 27th, 2012 meeting of the Public Works Committee, the committee briefly took up the purchase agreement between the City of Milwaukee and HSI Properties, LLC, which had it been approved, would have been the next step in the city's effort redevelop the East Library site.

East Library Redevelopment Update and Estimated Schedule

East Library Redevelopment Update and Estimated Schedule

A public meeting was held at Milwaukee Public Library's East Library last night to present updates and answer questions on East Library redevelopment proposal.

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

HSI/WiRED Properties Proposal Picked for East Library

The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Mixed-Use East Library Proposals Meet the Neighbors

Wednesday night, Alderman Nik Kovac held a public meeting to allow feedback to be voiced regarding the three proposed alternatives for the redevelopment of the one-story East Library into a mixed-use facility. The meeting was a follow-up to a meeting last November discussing the potential of issuing a request-for-proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the East Library site. Attendees at the meeting were provided with an update on the process and allowed to ask questions about the process and proposals. The predictable East Side public meeting questions were aired, but which, if any, of the proposals will be selected?

Rivianna, Villard Square, and New Riverwalk Sections Approved at ZND Meeting

Rivianna, Villard Square, and New Riverwalk Sections Approved at ZND Meeting

Harry Drea, one of the developers of the Rivianna project, was before the committee to request an amendment to the previously approved General Planned Development, and approval of the Detailed Planned Development.

Villard Square Receives Strong Support From City Plan Commission

Villard Square Receives Strong Support From City Plan Commission

Gorman & Company has been working with the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation to construct a mixed-use development on the 3400 block of W. Villard Ave. The four-story, 47-unit building will also include 12,000 square feet of space to house the Villard Avenue Library. The file before the City Plan Commission on Monday was an amendment to a previously approved Detailed Planned Development which specified the zoning and design of the proposed building.