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Milwaukee Public Library.
  • Address:
    814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
  • Architect:
    Ferry & Clas
  • Architectural Style:
    Renaissance
  • Status:
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The Central Library is the main library of the Milwaukee Public Library.

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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.

Spring Literary Luncheon Features Elizabeth Strout
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Spring Literary Luncheon Features Elizabeth Strout

Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library Welcome Their First Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Portraits of 28 Zip Codes

Portraits of 28 Zip Codes

ZIP MKE photography show has hundreds of portraits, people in every zip code.

Bublr Bike Rides Will Be Free on Election Day to Get Voters to Polls
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Bublr Bike Rides Will Be Free on Election Day to Get Voters to Polls

Bublr Bikes Giving Free 30-Minute Rides to Encourage Voting on Tuesday Nov. 8

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside Jury Duty in Milwaukee
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside Jury Duty in Milwaukee

A day in the life of a Milwaukee County juror.

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

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Library Charged $1.5 Million for Journal Archive

Library turned down NewsBank offer; Journal Sentinel promises archive, but when?

New Book Dials In on Public Broadcasting History
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New Book Dials In on Public Broadcasting History

Peek behind the microphones of Wisconsin Public Radio in a new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book about the century-rich history of public broadcasting.

Eyes on Milwaukee: A New Tower for Prospect Ave
Eyes on Milwaukee

A New Tower for Prospect Ave

Will the council allow a 27 floor apartment tower on Prospect Ave?

Bublr Bikes offers FREE Rides on Election Day
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Bublr Bikes offers FREE Rides on Election Day

Eight of Bublr Bikes 28 stations are located within two blocks of a polling location.

Plenty of Horne: Behold The ECO Mayor
Plenty of Horne

Behold The ECO Mayor

Barrett touts green efforts, changes name of environmental sustainability office to ECO.

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Critics Demand Federal Probe of Police Department

Huge turnout at listening session, many call for civil rights investigation of MPD's "patterns and practices."

Rock Out for Halloween

Rock Out for Halloween

Great concerts -- and one book reading -- happening this Saturday.

Couple’s harsh, harrowing experiences on street prompt two books
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Couple’s harsh, harrowing experiences on street prompt two books

City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations
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City of Milwaukee, Bublr Bikes, and UWM Installing 17 New Bike Sharing Stations

New installations in October to more than double existing number of stations

50 Years of Helping the Blind

50 Years of Helping the Blind

Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement's recent work included making museum exhibit accessible to the visually impaired.

The Little Foundation That Books Built

The Little Foundation That Books Built

The Milwaukee Public Library Foundation raises dollars to support the city library system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Locations of Next 35 Bike Stations Announced
Eyes on Milwaukee

Locations of Next 35 Bike Stations Announced

New Bublr stations will blanket East Side with other locations in 12 neighborhoods. Here is complete list.

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.

Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting
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Arena proposal to be addressed during Tuesday town hall meeting

Alderman Robert J. Bauman will host meeting; Mayor Barrett to deliver presentation on proposal for new downtown arena

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

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.

Vantage Point: Milwaukee Public Library
Vantage Point

Milwaukee Public Library

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

Vantage Point: Catholic Financial Life Building
Vantage Point

Catholic Financial Life Building

The Modernist downtown property has a history of transition, and one heck of a view.

The Milwaukee County Transit System to Host Public Meetings
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The Milwaukee County Transit System to Host Public Meetings

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has scheduled two public meetings to describe the new proposed routes stemming from a grant awarded by the Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.

Council members to seek honorary street name for Nelson Mandela
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Council members to seek honorary street name for Nelson Mandela

Joint news release from Alderman Davis, Alderman Wade and Alderman Stamper

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

Milwaukee Host Watch and Clock Collectors – June 17-21
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Milwaukee Host Watch and Clock Collectors – June 17-21

NAWCC is expecting 1,500 attendees from across the country at its 2014 National Convention from June 17-21 at the Wisconsin Center.

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

Lottery drawing for new cab permits will  take place Monday at Centennial Hall
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Lottery drawing for new cab permits will take place Monday at Centennial Hall

Lottery for 1,706 applicants to be held Monday morning.

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

NEWaukeean of the Week: Erin Perkins
NEWaukeean of the Week

Erin Perkins

My favorite event is the Harley Davidson weekend. I love to hear live music and engines rumbling all over.

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.

Immigration summit TONIGHT will feature key experts, timely discussions
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Immigration summit TONIGHT will feature key experts, timely discussions

The prospect of meaningful immigration reform and how it could affect Milwaukee will be one of several key issues discussed TONIGHT during an immigration summit hosted by Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez..

Immigration summit next week will feature key experts, timely discussions
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Immigration summit next week will feature key experts, timely discussions

The prospect of meaningful immigration reform and how it could affect Milwaukee will be one of several key issues discussed next week during an immigration summit hosted by Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. and Alderman José G. Pérez.

Counting the Homeless

Counting the Homeless

A program of volunteers searching for all homeless people in Milwaukee finds "a whole other culture."

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.

Committee Approves Plan to Allow Plants

Committee Approves Plan to Allow Plants

In some cities residents have been allowed to plant a variety of plants and flowers in the area between the curb and the sidewalk in an effort to beautify the neighborhood.  This practice has generally been illegal within the City of Milwaukee but this may soon changes as file number 081117 intends to implement a […]

Green Initiatives Stalled by City Committee

Green Initiatives Stalled by City Committee

In the name of cost savings two green efforts were stalled during today’s meeting of the Public Works Committee. The first item to run into issues with the committee was the Central Library’s resolution that would of allowed them to apply for a $250,000 Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Stormwater Best Management Practices Partnership grant.  This grant […]

The Roundup: City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon
The Roundup

City Image Logo to be Unveiled Soon

The nonprofit Spirit of Milwaukee is undertaking an image rebranding for the community.

The Roundup: Race For Governor is On!
The Roundup

Race For Governor is On!

Well, it is official

The Roundup: City Hall Redo
The Roundup

City Hall Redo

Minority hiring goal set.

The Roundup: Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year
The Roundup

Art Jones Pension better than $100K per year

Two other Mayoral candidates eligible soon