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Joan Johnson

Joan Johnson, Deputy Director of Public Services for the Milwaukee Public Library.

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A New Leader for City’s Library System

A New Leader for City’s Library System

Who is Joan Johnson and how will she be changing the libraries?

27 Years As a City Librarian

27 Years As a City Librarian

Retiring Milwaukee Public Library director Paula Kiely reflects on how system has changed.

Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Hope this Holiday Season
Press Release

Gov. Evers, First Lady Share Hope this Holiday Season

More than 5,000 ornaments created by Wisconsin kids sent to veterans’ homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities across the state

Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers Invite Wisconsinites to See Executive Residence Holiday Decorations Honoring Heroes and Celebrating Hope
Press Release

Gov. Evers and First Lady Evers Invite Wisconsinites to See Executive Residence Holiday Decorations Honoring Heroes and Celebrating Hope

Decorations this year moved outside for visitors to enjoy safely during ongoing pandemic

MPL receives $100K from Impact100 to expand Hotspot program
Eyes on Milwaukee: Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now
Eyes on Milwaukee

Forest Home Library Is Historic. For Now

Temporary designation stops development for 28 days. Hearing on permanent designation on November 30th.

MPL to Suspend Branch Library Services on Election Day
City Hall: Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes
City Hall

Milwaukee Debuts New Ballot Drop Boxes

Approximately 150,000 people expected to vote absentee.

Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes Available at 15 Locations across the City, Including 13 Milwaukee Public Library Branches
Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the New Good Hope Library
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the New Good Hope Library

Years later than expected, new library is open. Was it worth the wait? Yes.

City Hall: Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System
City Hall

Johnson Will Lead City’s Public Library System

Joan Johnson will be first Black director in the library's 142-year history.

City Hall: Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring
City Hall

Library Director Paula Kiely Retiring

Kiely has led library since 2006, presided over great change.

Hard Hat Tour: Inside Tippecanoe Library
Hard Hat Tour

Inside Tippecanoe Library

Renovated library set to reopen Dec. 12th, looks drastically improved.

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Is the The Spot 4MKE A Success?

Creative Alliance Milwaukee has added life to 4th and Wisconsin, but dare we ask for more?

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

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