November 2012 Archives

Photographer.jpgAre you curious about digital photography? Join us for Say Cheese! to take photographs of the library and learn how to capture terrific images, edit and enhance photos and manage your collection of digital photos. Registration is required; call 414.286.3011 or register online. Click here to see when classes are available.

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Black Cinema Film Series: A Man Named Pearl

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In collaboration with Blk-Art, History and Culture, Washington Park Library presents the Black Cinema Film Series. These interesting, inspiring films are thoughtful explorations of the impact of motivated individuals upon history. Join us this Wednesday for A Man Named Pearl. Enjoy the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, who transformed his once-average yard into a wondrous garden. His upbeat message speaks to respect for both self and others, and shows what one person with a vision can achieve. A topiary demonstration will take place during the program.

A Man Named Pearl
Wednesday, November 28th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., No Registration Required
Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

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Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

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All Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open Saturday, November 24th.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

'Thanksgiving at the Trolls' photo (c) 2010, martha_chapa95 - license:

Come Hear Which Books Make Great Gifts!

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Gift-wraping.jpgHear about the best books 2012 has to offer for gift-giving. Suggestions from Milwaukee Public Library librarians Tom Olson and Jacki Potratz will make holiday gift-giving a breeze. This is your chance to ask questions before you buy. Many genres, including children's and young adult recommendations, will be presented. All books on display at the program will be available for checkout. This program is open to the public and is also part of the MPL docents' ongoing enrichment training. For more information, please call (414) 286-8720, or email

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Location: Central Library's Meeting Room 1

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Lincoln Gilder Lehrman Institute.jpgOrganized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man of All Time is a national traveling exhibition that has been made possible in part through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to expanding American understanding of human experience and cultural heritage. The exhibit features seven panels that display text, photos and graphics about the 16th president. The exhibit begins by discussing Lincoln's early life in Kentucky and then continues through his time in Springfield, as president, his assassination and finally his legacy. The exhibit also has two displays specifically devoted to slavery and the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times will run from Nov. 12- Dec. 12.

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Be sure to join us for a special program on Sunday, November 25th at 2 p.m!
Abraham Lincoln, presented by The West Side Soldiers Aid Society, Inc.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
No registration required.

Patricia Lynch, co-founder of the West Side Soldiers Aid Society, Inc. will speak about Milwaukee's connections to our 16th president. She is dance mistress of West Side Victorian Dancers, and author of Milwaukee's Soldiers Home. Learn about the threads connecting pioneering women and men to President Abraham Lincoln. Program begins in Mozart's Grove and then moves to Meeting Room I.

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It's Pumpkin Time!

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800px-Pumpkin_Pie.jpgIt's that time of year again! The trees are bare, the days are short and the flavor of pumpkin is back in vogue. Luckily for you, the library's Historic Recipe Collection has got you covered!

Love pancakes? Try this recipe for pumpkin pancakes!

Need a desert for thanksgiving? Try this great pumpkin pie recipe!

Want to try something a little different? Check out these pumpkin pickles!

Not in the mood for pumpkin? We've got the solution for that too. Try one of our autumn recipes!

Check out the library's Historic Recipe Collection to get other great recipes!

'Texting' photo (c) 2009, Jeffrey Kontur - license:
Keep up-to-date with your library account on your mobile phone using the library's Shoutbomb text messaging service!
  • Receive text notices about items available to pick up, items due soon and overdue items.
  • Send a text to request a renewal and receive a text back with the result of your request.
  • Send an ISBN to check whether a book is on the shelf at a nearby CountyCat library.
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To use this service, you will need to be able to send and receive text messages on your phone and have a messaging plan with your mobile service provider (your text messaging rates may apply). You will also need your library card number and PIN.

That's it!

To sign up for this text messaging service and to get more details, click here and use the online form or text "SIGNUP" to to get started.

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Go Vote Today!

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wisconsinvote_button.pngToday is election day, and it is your last chance to cast your vote for this election cycle. Many have voted early, but those of you who haven't had the chance should make your way to the polls now. Polls are open today, Tuesday November 6th from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. People who are in line to vote at 8 P.M. will get to cast their vote, so stick with it, even if the lines are long! To find out where you will vote and what you need to bring if you need to register at your polling place, look at the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board's My Vote Wisconsin site. There you can check to see if you are already registered to vote. If you would like to preview a sample ballot for this election, you can view it by entering your information and clicking on the link for a sample ballot for your voting district. Now that you've got the tools to vote, make sure you spread the word.

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Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets This Saturday at Central!

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Wisconsin Poets Calendar.jpgEnjoy a reading by members of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets from their 2013 calendar! Copies of the calendar will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
Saturday, November 10th, 2 p.m.
Richard E. & Lucile Krug Rare Books Room
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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