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New Displays at Central Library

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A special exhibit in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room display window highlights the library's rare books about Chinese art and travel, including several first-person travel books and the 1850's record of an American naval expedition to China. The display also feature a facsimile edition of Chinese colored woodcuts dating back to the Ming Dynasty and preserved by the Shih Chu Studio, as well as the beautifully bound oversize set Oriental Ceramic Art.

Another display in the second floor hallway offers glimpses of Milwaukee's local Chinese community which dates backs to the 1880's. In the Humanities department are materials from the Florence Hays archive. Hays was a Wisconsin librarian who worked in China from 1922-26. On display are artifacts, photos and journals from her travels throughout the country during that time.



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African American History Month

Dr. Carter G. WoodsonCelebrate African American History Month this February with the Milwaukee Public Library. Each day of February we will feature information about important people, events and resources of African-American history on the library's website.

We are also celebrating African American History Month through displays at Central Library. These include a display case containing one of Milwaukee artist and storyteller Gerald Wallace's walking sticks in the Art, Music and Recreation Department, a Civil Rights Movement display in the Humanities Department, an African-American inventors display in the Business Department and displays with books focusing on African-American history and culture in the Children's Room and in the main hallway on the first floor.

Pictured here is Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He launched the annual celebration of African-American history.


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