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June 11, 2013

Continuing Education Class For Child Care Providers This Saturday

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Call or click now to register for Let's Give Them Something to Talk About: Developing Narrative Skills in Children. By attending this free class at the library, child care providers can earn 1.5 continuing education credit hours, while learning important skills to get the children they care for ready to read. Narrative Skills refer to a child's ability to tell stories and describe things. This is one of the six skills for early literacy. Learn how important narrative skills are and explore books that help develop this skill.

Registration required; call 286-3011 or register online. This workshop is for adults only; no children, no exceptions. Check-in begins 10 minutes prior to class time. Workshops begin on time. To receive credit, attendees must arrive on time. For a list of more upcoming workshops for child care providers, as well as free programs for children and teens, please see the children's programming calendar.

Library: Capitol Library

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

June 4, 2013

Learn Desktop Publishing @ Your Neighborhood Library.

desktop publishing flier.gifExplore more of the amazing tools that Microsoft Word has to offer at one of Milwaukee Public Library's free computer classes.

Learn how to use templates, practice creating an invitation, and make a flyer with tear off tabs from scratch. This class will also provide instruction on how to make labels and stationery.

This class is available on multiple dates at various neighborhood library locations. Check our web calendar for availability.

Registration is required; call (414)286-3011 for assistance from Ready Reference or register online.

January 29, 2013

Come Join the Black History Month Read-In @ MPL!

Hurston_Hughes.jpgBring your family and friends to read aloud and share your favorite poems, biographies, and stories by African-American authors. We will have a wide selection of books from which to choose, in case you don't already have a favorite set aside to read from. This program will be available at various times and locations, starting with this Saturday's Read-In at Central Library, in Mozart's Grove across from the Media Room.

Central
Saturday, Feb. 2 and 23, 2013
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Center Street
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Capitol
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
5:00-7:45 p.m.

Mill Road
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
6:00-7:45 p.m.

Villard Square
Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
6:30-7:30 p.m.


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June 18, 2012

Register Now for Computer Classes @ Your Milwaukee Public Library!

kingcomputers.jpgRegistration begins today for Milwaukee Public Library's July-August 2012 Free Computer Classes! With knowledgeable instructors and hands-on experience MPL's computer classes are perfect for those with little to no computer experience as well as those looking to learn more about Microsoft Word and Excel by taking our Intermediate classes.
Space is limited so call 414-286-3011 today to reserve your seat. You can also register in person at any Milwaukee Public Library location or online at www.mpl.org.


Sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation and American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Award 55-42B10549.


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January 30, 2012

Black History Month Read-Ins at Milwaukee Public Library

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Join the Milwaukee Public Library in celebrating Black History month by stopping by to hear stories by and about African Americans during our Black History Month Read-ins. Read-ins will occur throughout February at all of our locations. We hope to see you there!


Black History Month Read-In

February 1
Washington Park: 5:30-7 p.m.

February 6
Tippecanoe: 3-5 p.m.
Zablocki: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Atkinson: 4-6:30 p.m.
M.L. King: 4-6 p.m.
Mill Road: 4-7 p.m.

February 7
Villard Square: 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Capitol: 4-7 p.m.

February 8
Center Street: 4-7 p.m.
East: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Washington Park: 5:30-7 p.m.

February 11
Bay View: 12-4 p.m.

February 15
Washington Park: 5:30-7 p.m.

February 17
Central Library: 10 a.m.-12p.m.

February 21
Forest Home: 3:30-5:30 p.m.

February 22
Washington Park: 5:30-7 p.m.

February 29
Washington Park: 5:30-7 p.m.


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January 3, 2012

Kids Can Sign Up for the Bucks Reading Challenge Today!

Bucks Reading Challenge.jpgTake the Bucks Reading Challenge! This statewide reading program starts Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012. Students in grades 3-10 can sign up at any Milwaukee Public Library. When you read 500 or more pages by Feb. 28th, you earn a voucher to mail in for a free ticket to a Milwaukee Bucks game! (Parent or guardian must purchase a discounted ticket at the same time). When you read 750 pages or more by Feb. 28, you get the ticket and a chance to win an autographed Bucks basketball or be recognized on the court at halftime!

Anyone interested in finding out more information on the program can call the Central Library Children's Room at 286-3091 for more details, or stop in at any Milwaukee Public Library location for information and to sign up.


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December 20, 2011

The Milwaukee Public Library Will Be Closed This Weekend

Snowy Xmas trees.jpgMake sure you come into your neighborhood library to grab any books you'll want to curl up with over the holiday weekend. All Milwaukee Public Library locations will be closed Friday, December 23rd through Monday, December 26th, of 2011. We hope that you enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday weekend.


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September 23, 2011

Get Ready for Harvest Fest!

scarecrow_7.jpg Come to Central Library on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for Harvest Fest! Entertainment includes the Chickadees at 10:00 a.m., The Spoon Man at 11:00 a.m. and Truly Remarkable Loon at 12:00 p.m. There will also be pumpkins, cider, story time, face painting, and visits from special guests Browser the Library Lion and the Penworthy Bear.

If you can't make this Saturday's Harvest Fest, come to one of the neighborhood library's Harvest Fest celebrations!

Martin Luther King Library Tuesday, October 4 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Atkinson Library
Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Sing and dance with Fox and Branch

East Library Wednesday, October 5 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Tippecanoe Library Monday, October 10 from 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Capitol Library Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.

Washington Park Library Tuesday, October 11 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Featuring story time, "Pin the Hat on the Scarecrow," crafts, apple cider and snacks.

Center Street Library Saturday, October 15 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Featuring Hoffer's Animal Adventure, crafts and snacks.



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September 19, 2011

Register for free computer classes at the library today!

500px-Computer_n_screen_svg.pngBeginning today, the library has open registration for our free computer classes. If you or someone you know has struggled with the basics of internet searching, setting up web based email, or using the Microsoft Office suite, please take advantage of the library's numerous locations that offer free classes for beginners. Enrollment is limited, and registration is already in progress. Call the library's Ready Reference hotline at (414) 286-3011 to register today!


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September 9, 2011

Open House @ Your Library

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Beginning on September 12, several of the neighborhood libraries are hosting open houses. Families can meet library staff while browsing the library's collection of DVDs, CDs and books. Your child can enjoy a snack while making a library card wallet! Come to your local library to see what we have to offer for education and entertainment!

Zablocki Monday, September 12 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tippecanoe Monday, September 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mill Road Monday, September 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Forest Home Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

M.L. King Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Washington Park Tuesday, September 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Capitol Tuesday, September 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Center Street Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bay View Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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April 11, 2011

Celebrate National Library Week!

Austrian National Library.jpgNational Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries, librarians and library workers in schools, campuses and communities nationwide. This year's theme is "Create Your Own Story @ Your Library®". MPL continues to "create its own story" this year by encouraging library customers to use the self checkout kiosks at all 12 neighborhood libraries by holding a raffle at weeks end. Each time an MPL customer uses the self checkout during the week for their library materials, they may complete a raffle entry form. A gift bag will be awarded to a lucky winner at each neighborhood library branch at the end of the week. The re-useable eco-friendly gift bag includes a complimentary membership to the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, MPL postcards, a mug, flash drive, Bookworm print, and more. Following the first drawing, the 12 neighborhood winners will be eligible for an additional grand prize
drawing for a behind-the-scenes tour of Central Library.
NOTE: The raffle opportunity will not be offered at Central Library downtown, as the self checkout
option is not available at this time.


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March 21, 2011

Learn How to Grow Your Own Groceries!

Hrushikesh_kulkarni_vegetables.jpgThis backyard gardening course will teach you how to design, plant and care for a productive vegetable garden. By growing food at home, individuals and families save money, eat healthier and avoid commercial food safety scares. Space is limited. Please call 286-3011 to register.

Location: Zablocki
Date: April 2nd, 2011
Time: 10am to noon

Location: Capitol
Date: April 20th, 2011
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


February 25, 2011

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

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Come to Central Library on March 5 to celebrate the 107th birthday of Theodor Geisel - more commonly known as Dr. Seuss! Join Browser the library lion and the Cat in the Hat for music, games and fun! Reel in a good time at the fish pond, meet REAL turtles and take part in silly stories.
Cookie hats will be available to decorate and eat, and have your face painted. Chris Fascione will provide live entertainment at 10:00 a.m. and noon, while Kidsplay will play at 11:00 a.m.
The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m.

The celebration continues throughout the month at the neighborhood libraries!

Atkinson - featuring Fox and Branch
Wednesday, March 9, 6-6:45 p.m.

Bay View - featuring Kidsplay
Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Capitol - featuring Kidsplay
Monday, March 14, 6-6:45 p.m.

Center Street - featuring LaBak the Magician
Saturday, March 19, 2-2:45 p.m.

East - featuring LaBak the Magician
Monday, March 14, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Forest Home - featuring LaBak the Magician
Tuesday, March 15, 6-6:45 p.m.

Martin Luther King - featuring LaBak the Magician
Wednesday, March 9, 6-6:45 p.m.

Mill Road - featuring Fox and Branch
Monday, March 7, 4-4:45 p.m.

Tippecanoe - featuring Kidsplay
Wednesday, March 16, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Villard Avenue - featuring LaBak the Magician
Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Washington Park - featuring Kidsplay
Tuesday, March 8, 6-6:45 p.m.

Zablocki - featuring LaBak the Magician
Saturday, March 12, 1-1:45 p.m.



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February 7, 2011

Learn about Dave the Potter at MPL.

Dave the Potter.jpgJoin Chicago poet and teacher Orron Kenyetta for a discussion on the life and art of David Drake, better known as "Dave the Potter", an African-American slave who created beautiful pottery with inscriptions of couplets of his dreams and aspirations. He did so in defiance of the laws and customs of his time. Attendees are encouraged to write a brief poem or statement about themselves following the discussion.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please register at 414.286.3071. Attendees can choose between four dates and locations. They are as follows:

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Saturday, February 12 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Central Library, Rare Books Room, 2nd Floor
Saturday, February 19 - 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St.
Monday, February 21 - 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Saturday, February 26 - 1:00-3:00 p.m.


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October 15, 2010

Teen Manga Drawing Contest

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Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Do you love to draw manga? Then show off your talent by entering the Young Adult Manga Drawing Contest! October 24, 2010 marks the deadline to enter your original manga drawing. All submissions will be displayed and the winners of the contest will be announced during Anime & Manga Night at the Capitol Library on November 16. Winners will receive gift cards!


Entries must be original. All entries must be submitted with a permission form signed by a parent or guardian. You must be a Milwaukee County resident in order to participate. If you have any questions, call (414)286-3011 for more information.



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September 23, 2010

Join the After-School Club!

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Are you looking for enriching after school activities for your child or teen? The After-School Club can help! All branch libraries in the city of Milwaukee host after school activities such as crafts, games, arts, dramatic play, and more! The After-School Club offers separate session times for children and teens. Kids and teens can hang out with friends while engaging in fun activities. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the library at (414) 286-3011.



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June 28, 2010

Summer fun @ the library!

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Now that summer is in full swing, are you scrambling for fun, educational activities for your children to participate in? Fortunately, Milwaukee Public Library has a summer activity calender to help you figure it all out! For young children, all branch libraries as well as Central host the Preschool Story Time. Children of all ages have a choice of several programs and activities, including performances, games, and other fun activities! All the libraries also have awesome activities for teens such as Wii gaming, Book Bingo, Teen Jeopardy, ice cream socials and more! So check out the calendar and take your kids to your favorite branch for summer fun!
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October 14, 2009

Build a Better Brain Through Book Jacket Bingo

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Did you know that getting together with friends and playing games is good for your brain health? Celebrate Teen Read Week by playing a special teen edition of Book Jacket Bingo with a Read Beyond Reality theme. It's your chance to have fun, win prizes and discover some out-of-this-world reads.

Capitol Library 3969 N. 76th St 414.286.3006 Monday, Oct. 19 4 - 5 p.m.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 414.286.3091 Monday, Oct. 19 4 - 5 p.m.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. 414.286.3019 Thursday, Oct. 22 6 - 7 p.m.

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May 26, 2009

Author talk with Lea E. Williams

Author Lea E. Williams will be at the Capitol Library on Saturday, June 13th to discuss her book Servants of the People: The 1960s Legacy of African American Leadership.
Servants of the People

The book profiles six civil rights leaders and discusses their impact a generation later. The people profiled are A. Philip Randolph, Frederick D. Patterson, Thurgood Marshall, Whitney M. Young, Adam Clayton Powell, and Fannie Lou Hamer.

The author will discuss the book and her experiences in getting it published. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and she will be on hand after the discussion to sign copies of the book.

This event is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Black Librarians’ Network and the Milwaukee Public Library.

Saturday, June 13, 2009
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Library



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