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Happy Birthday Curious George!

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On September 16, 1898, Hans Augusto Reyersbach, better known as H.A. Rey, was born in Hamburg, Germany. Together with his wife, Margaret, H.A. Rey created several children's book. However, they were best known as the creators of the Curious George series.
Come to the Central Library Children's Room tomorrow, September 17 at 10:30 a.m., to celebrate Curious George's birthday. This hour- long celebration will include stories, movies, crafts, and a special appearance by Curious George!



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Volunteer at MPL

The Milwaukee Public Library currently needs 2-3 enthusiastic volunteers to help provide tours of Central Library's green roof. Tours are offered every Saturday from mid-April through October at 1:30 p.m. Training will be provided.


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If you're interested in this opportunity fill out a volunteer application. For more information and additional volunteer positions go to MPL's Volunteer at the Library webpage.

And to those of you who already donate your time, talent and skills to MPL, thank you!


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A Cook's Journey to Japan

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Celebrate National Culinary Arts Month at Central Library by meeting Sarah Marx Feldner, author of A Cook's Journey to Japan. Feldner's book tells the story of the people and food of Japan.

At this program Sarah Marx Feldner will present a slide show and talk about her writing process. Books will be available for purchase. Samples for tasting will also be presented.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.


For more information see our event calendar.



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Milwaukee Knits!

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Have you been knitting for years and would like to share your ideas and pieces with other knitters? Or are you just getting started and need some assistance and inspiration? Come to Milwaukee Knits at the Milwaukee Public Library. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. There will be demonstrations, a yarn swap, projects for every skill level, dicussions with master knitters, and, of course, refreshments and delightful conversation with other individuals devoted to knitting.

This event will take place throughout the Central library from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Limited supplies are available for participating knitters.



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Central Drive-Up Renovation Begins Aug. 1

On Saturday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m., Central Library drive-up services will close for renovation. The drive-up is located on N. 8th St. between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells St. on the east side of the library. The renovation is expected to be complete in the fall of 2010.

During the renovation, please return items to drop boxes located farther south on N. 8th, just north of Wisconsin Ave. For all other library services, please enter Central Library or use a neighborhood library if more convenient.

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Highlights of the renovation include adding an automated library materials handling system for returns, improving lighting and insulation to increase energy efficiency, adding digital signage, improving the exterior driveway, and improving ADA accessibility to Centennial Hall.


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Get Your Game On @ The Library!

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Calling all teens ages 13-18! Stop into one of your participating neighborhood libraries on selected dates in March for the Super Smash Brothers Gaming Tournament. This gaming tournament is hosted by the Teen Advisory Board and sponsored by the Helen Bader Foundation. Teens can choose to compete at Bay View, Forest Home, Martin Luther King, Jr., or Mill Road for a chance to qualify for the finals at Central Library. Test your gaming skills for a chance to win bragging rights as well as prizes! Snacks will be provided, so come on over to get your game on!


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Patents 101 @ the Library

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On Monday, February 22, the Central Library is offering the monthly Patents 101 class in the Krikelas Room on the second floor. During the Patents 101 class, a Business Librarian will explain the seven-step strategy for doing a patent search. Learning how to navigate the United States Patent and Trademark Office website is the first step to protecting your idea. The Patents 101 class is held from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. You can contact the Business and Technology desk at (414)286-3051 if you have any further questions.


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Please join us at the MPL Central Library on Tuesday, May 13th at 7 pm for a discussion of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried : a work of fiction. However, prior reading of this book is not necessary to join in the discussion. Tell the group about your experiences in the military or discuss the impact of military service on your family. Any and all contributions are welcome!
The Vietnam War experiences of the author are told in this outstanding work of fiction. This novel was a finalist for both the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award and the acclaim is well deserved. The book is not a novel in the traditional sense, or a collection of short stories and not quite a memoir.

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