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September 24, 2013

Learn More About Healthy Eating @ Center Street Library

Fondy Farmers Market blog post.jpgDuring September, the Center Street Library hosted a series of lectures on nutrition and healthy shopping. This month, learn how to use whole food ingredients in your own kitchen! Join us as we welcome Young Kim, Fondy Farmer's Market Executive Director, for a cooking demonstration.

Young will prepare a delicious side dish and provide samples and recipes to attendees. Young will also answer questions about the Fondy Farmer's Market offerings and how to use WIC, QUEST, and SFMNP to get healthy, local food. Come enjoy a snack and win a chance at a Fondy gift card! No registration necessary.

Library: Center Street Library
Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

August 26, 2013

Healthy Eating @ Center Street Library

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Are you interested in eating healthfully but unsure where to start? Join us for a series of discussions to increase your skills and knowledge! Sharon Roberts, nutritional educator with the Milwaukee County Cooperative Extension, will lead us through a four-week exploration of nutritious food choices and show us how to make grocery dollars count.

If you are looking to increase your healthy food choices, stop by the Center Street Library for one or all of these interesting discussions. Open to up to twenty adults. No registration required.

Library: Center Street, 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave.
Time: 6-7pm
Dates:

    Monday, September 9 -- What Makes a Meal?
    Monday, September 16 -- Budgeting Food Dollars
    Monday, September 23 -- Making a Grocery Shopping List
    Monday, September 30 -- Food's Safe: So Am I

August 12, 2013

Words With Whiskers at Center Street Library August 20th!

'Max the Brown Tabby Cat with Books' photo (c) 2011, Found Animals Foundation - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/
Have fun, make a new friend, and improve your reading! Students in grades 1-5 read to a registered therapy cat. Children may bring in their own reading materials or select materials at the library. Registration required; application forms are available online at http://www.mpl.org/file/kids_rover.htm.

Drop-ins welcome if space allows.

Words With Whiskers
Tuesday, August 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave

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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January 22, 2013

Learn How To Put Your Best Foot Forward!

Walking_Man.JPGDiscover clever ways to increase your effectiveness in your career search as well as in the workplace. Through hands-on activities you will increase your value as an employee by strengthening soft skills such as: interpersonal communication, interview preparation, and professionalism.

Library: Center Street Library
Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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December 18, 2012

Come Wrap Up Your Holiday Gift Search @ The Library (Just For Kids and Teens)

8258122581(1).jpgTeens who haven't finished finding gifts for their friends and loved ones can come to Center Street Library for two events this week.

First, tonight teens can make beautiful origami ornaments to take along and use as holiday gifts. Materials will be supplied, and the program is free to attend, so all someone needs to attend is creativity and the willingness to learn a new skill. This program is tonight, Tuesday December 18th, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM.

Teens in grades six through eight will have a chance to sip hot cocoa and wrap holiday gifts on Wednesday December 19th. The library will have supplies on hand to create some original last minute gifts too. This last minute gift program will be from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM.

For all the kids looking for an opportunity to create some last minute gifts, check out the other times for the last minute gift programs here! Tippecanoe will offer this program too.


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December 4, 2012

Come Learn How To Use Facebook @ The Library!

Facebook_icon.svg.pngFacebook has become a multi-generational phenomenon which has affected the social life and activity of people in exciting ways. Facebook allows users to continuously stay in touch with friends, relatives and other acquaintances wherever they are in the world. Learn how to update and edit an account, connect with other Facebook users and much more! Registration is required; call 414.286.3011 or register online. This program will be available at various times and locations. Click here to see if your neighborhood library is offering this free workshop.


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November 27, 2012

Come Learn How To Use A Digital Camera @ The Library!

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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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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May 21, 2012

Say Cheese! Digital Photography Classes at Milwaukee Public Library

'My Camera' photo (c) 2006, Paul Reynolds - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Curious about digital photography? Take photographs of the library while learning how to capture terrific images, edit and enhance photos, and manage collections of digital photos.

Classes are held the following dates and times:

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Regristration begins today, May 21st, and ends June 11th. Don't wait, register now!
Call (414) 286-3011, or sign up online at www.mpl.org


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April 24, 2012

Come Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report at the Library

credit report.JPG Understanding your credit history is half the battle in improving your credit score. Attend this program during Money Smart Week and library staff will show you how to get a free copy of your credit. The library will provide a free printout of one credit report to each person who attends. Staff from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee will be available to explain the report to you and provide additional information.

To get your free credit report, be prepared to provide your:

• Social Security Number
• Birth Date
• Address or addresses where you have lived for the past three years
• Account numbers for utilities - gas/electric, cable, telephone etc...
• Account numbers for any loans or revolving lines of credit

Library: Central
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Library: Center Street
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012
Start Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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April 13, 2012

Smoothie Challenge!

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If you're a teen that missed the opportunity to participate in Bay View library's Smoothie Challenge, don't despair! This event will also be held at Tippecanoe and Washington Park on Monday, April 16, Center Steet on Wednesday, April 18, and Atkinson on Monday, April 30.
Compete against other teams by creating your own healthy and delicious smoothie. Bring your friends and we'll supply the fresh ingredients. This event is free and registration is not required.

For more information call (414)286-3011.



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February 6, 2012

Life-Sized Candy Land at Milwaukee Public Library

candyland.jpgCome play the classic game Candy Land with a new twist -- you are the game piece!
Get ready to be transported into the land of gumdrops and lollypops. Be sure to bring the whole family! No registration required. For more information call 414.286.3011

Saturday, Feb. 12, 1-2 p.m.
Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Monday, Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m.
Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.


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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 27, 2011

Register for Milwaukee Public Library's After School Art Workshop

child's painting in blue window frame.jpgAre your kids looking for something fun to do after the holidays? Are they in K5 through fifth grade? Then sign them up for the After School Art Workshop! Each session will begin with an artist reading a story or two aloud and then dicussing the book or illustrator. Participants will get to work on imaginative art activities relevant to the book or artistic theme for the day. This is a great opportunity for kids to be creative, try new techniques and have fun expressing their artistic points of view. Everyone gets to take their creations home. Families are encouraged to attend and make art together! This program is a collaboration between the Milwaukee Public Library and Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.). Choose your preferred location and register for a complete four day series at the library, online or by calling 286-3011.


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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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October 24, 2011

Celebrate Halloween at Milwaukee Public Library!

jack'o'lanterns.pngAre you looking for a safe place to celebrate Halloween in your neighborhood? Look no further than your local library. The Milwaukee Public Library will host programs to celebrate the week of Halloween. Some programs will be for children and others for teens, so make sure you check one out.


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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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October 3, 2011

Join the discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

immortallifeofhenriettalacks.jpgPart detective story, part scientific odyssey, and part family saga, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot will be discussed at several libraries. Henrietta Lacks, a young black mother, died from an aggressive cancer in the early 1950s. Without her knowledge, her diseased cells were harvested. These cells proved to be inexplicably immortal and became known as HeLa. HeLa cells were reproduced, bought and sold countless times and contributed to scientific advancements as varied as the polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, in-vitro fertilization, and the impact of space travel on human cells. The discussions are sponsored by Milwaukee Public Library and the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. No registration is required.

Date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Library: East

Date: Monday, October 10, 2011
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Library: Central

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Library: Mill Road

Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Library: Bay View

Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Library: Center Street

Date: Thursday, December 01, 2011
Start Time: 6:15 PM
Library: Washington Park


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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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September 12, 2011

Kids Can Learn Internet Safety at the Library

child using computer.pngIf you can't always be there to accompany your children when they're surfing the internet, maybe they should learn some internet safety. Kids can learn some web savviness at the library. They'll learn easy ways to safely explore the World Wide Web. Kids who participate earn their S.T.A.R.S. (Safety Training and Responsible Surfing) Certificate to become a Web Star! For ages 6-12.

Forest Home Library:
Monday, September 12 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mill Road Library:
Tuesday, September 13 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Washington Park Library:
Thursday, September 15 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Library:
Monday, September 19 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Center Street Library:
Tuesday, September 20 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Atkinson Library:
Wednesday, September 21 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.


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August 19, 2011

All Kids can be Web S.T.A.R.S.!

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More than ever, kids rely on the internet to provide access to information for research, homework help, and entertainment. You can help ensure that your child is safely surfing for kid-friendly and computer-safe content by having them attend Web S.T.A.R.S.(Safety Training and Responsible Surfing). This class teaches kids ages 6-12 how to safely navigate the World Wide Web.

Classes will be offered throughout the month of September.

Forest Home - September 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Mill Road - September 13, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Washington Park - September 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Martin Luther King - September 19, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Center Street - September 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

Atkinson - September 21, 2011, 5:00 p.m.

There is no need to register for these classes. For more information, call (414)286-3011.


August 5, 2011

Laptops Available @ MPL

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Six Milwaukee Public Library branches now have laptops available for library cardholders to check out and use in the building. Technology specialists will be available at each of the branches to provide training and assistance for laptops and desktop computers. The laptops are available at:

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave.
Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St.
Villard Avenue Library, 3310 W. Villard Ave.
Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Four of these libraries, Forest Home, Martin Luther King, Villard Avenue, and Washington Park, offer bi-lingual computer assistance for Spanish speakers.

Funding for this program is provided by Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant which was provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This funding also improves the free broadband Internet service at all 13 MPL locations.

This program is available only to library customers with a valid library card. For more information, call (414)286-3011.

July 21, 2011

Author Rick Melcher at Center Street Library

Explore your potential with Rich Melcher as he leads participants on a journey from learning from mistakes to personal motivation and self-discovery. Melcher will speak on the experience of writing fiction and non-fiction. He will also examine the art of journal writing and poetry as forms of self-expression while helping participants create their own writing.

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Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave. 53210
Saturday, July 23, 1-2:30pm

The author will sell and sign copies of his book, A Work in Progress: Adventures in Pursuing the Code to Self-Discovery and answer questions from the audience about his writing. Center Street Library is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA), City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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May 13, 2011

Calling All Childcare Providers...

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If you haven't registered for any of Milwaukee Public Library's free continuing education classes for childcare providers, there is still time! Center Street Library will host Letter Knowledge College on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m.

Central Library will host the next set of classes, Rhymers will be Readers, on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.

East Library will hold Let's Give Them Something to Talk About on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m.

All attendees earn 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for attending any of these classes. If you have any questions, or would like to register, call (414)286-3011.



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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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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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November 19, 2010

College Application Fair @ Center Street Library

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Are you thinking about college, but feel intimidated by the admissions process? Then come to the College Application Fair at the Center Street Library on Saturday, November 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. COMPASS guide advisors will be available to explain the application and admissions process, as well as give individualized help to students with the application process. Computers will be set aside for students to complete applications. Advisors will be on hand to assist undecided students with choosing a college or university.

If you have any questions about this program, or for more information, call (414)28-3011.



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November 5, 2010

Teacher in the Library!

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Would you like your child to have more assistance with their schoolwork? Milwaukee Public Library currently runs a program called Teacher in the Library. Certified teachers are available after school at selected libraries to help both children and their parents with academic support and encouragement. Children under eight years old must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the library's calendar of events to see when and where the Teacher in the Library program will be available for you!



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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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May 10, 2010

Teen J.A.M.!

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Do you love Anime and Manga? Or are you facinated with Japanese culture? Join us for J.A.M. (Japanese Anime and Manga) once a month at the Center Street library! The next J.A.M. session will be on May 26 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. You can talk about your favorite Anime movies and episodes, discuss your favorite manga series, or hang out and draw in the style of Japanese animation. So come on in if you would like to meet other fans, win prizes, and celebrate Japanese animation, comics and culture.


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February 7, 2010

Quilting Bee in the Style of Gee's Bend Quilters

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For the month of February, several of the neighborhood libraries are hosting an arts and crafts program inspired by the women of Gee's Bend and their famous quilts. Children will create their own quilt pattern using cut paper and other art supplies while they learn about these famous women and the historical significance of their quilts. This program is for children ages 5-12. Advanced registration is not necessary. Children and their parents may simply come into any of the participating libraries to create works of art based on the beautiful quilts of Gee's Bend.


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October 12, 2009

Teens: Get Fine in '09

Healthy Can Be Delicious.

Want to amaze your friends? Grow those fine bones without putting on the extra poundage? Learn how to cook yummy, scrumptious foods for you and your crew - with the vitamins and minerals your bodies need to have energy all day long.

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Join author Alamelu Vairavan as she teaches you to prepare some wicked cool Tuna Masala for lunch wraps, sandwich filler, or after school snacks.

Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Avenue
286-3090
Thursday, October 15
5:30pm - 6:30pm



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July 17, 2009

The Pride and Passion

"Pride and Passion: The African American Experience in Baseball"
Traveling Exhibit July 24-Sept.4
Washington Park Library
2121 N. Sherman Blvd.

Come and experience this national traveling exhibit which chronicles the remarkable history of baseball's Negro leagues and the challenges and successes of African-American baseball players. The multi-panel exhibit is free and features photographs, team rosters, scorecards and other baseball memorabilia. The exhibition is based upon a permanent exhibition of the same name on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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All related events listed below are free and open to the public. For more information about the programs, call Washington Park Library at 286-3066 or Center Street Library at 286-3090.

Opening Day Event
Washington Park Library
Friday, July 24 - 1p.m.
Join Mayor Barrett, enjoy the exhibit, and have some light refreshments.

Saturday, July 25--all day
Washington Park Library
Kids--make your own pennant!

Tuesday, July 28 - 1-2pm
Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Make a baseball pennant while waiting your turn to play Wii Sports.




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May 15, 2009

Job Seeker Help @ MPL

Searching for a job? MPL has the resources to help you find a new career.

Job Search

Did you know that three MPL libraries offer free, drop-in job searching help?

During these sessions, a job trainer specialist is available to help you learn how to complete online job applications, write a resume online, search online job listings, and obtain a free e-mail account.

Find these job sessions, funded by grants from the Miller Brewing Company and the Tellier Foundation, at the following locations:

Central Libary, Saturdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Center Street Library, Tuesdays from 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. & Thursdays from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Forest Home Library, Mondays from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Also, our newly updated Job Seeker Help web page is a great source for links and information about local job opportunites, resume tips, and additional locations for job and resume help in Milwaukee.

And don't forget about all the great books you can check out about resumes, cover letters, and job interviews!

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March 3, 2009

Teen Tech Week 2009

Center Street Library is definitely the place to be during Teen Tech Week 2009 (March 8-14) and throughout the spring. The celebration next week is about connecting teens with different technologies, especially those available through the library:

Teen Tech Week 2009: A Gadget Buffet
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Center Street Library
286-3090

Stanley Miller from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will give a presentation on what's hot and the future of the world of technology. (Sponsored by CDBG Funding.)

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FREE COMPUTER TIME FOR TEENS AT CENTER STREET LIBRARY
Mayor Tom Barrett’s Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP)
provides youth with employment and life skills and helps them meet educational, job readiness and career exploration goals. SYIP serves high school juniors and seniors between the ages of 16 and 19. The application deadline for the program is March 31. Center Street Library is offering free computer time for teens to apply online at 1:00p.m on Friday (March 13) and Saturday (March 14) of Teen Tech Week. A library card will not be required to access computers. They will also offer free computer time for teens to look for summer employment at 1pm on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 during Spring Break.



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October 3, 2008

Get Smart About Credit @ MPL

As part of Money Smart Week Wisconsin (October 12-18, 2008), MPL is offering Get Smart About Credit Day.

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Library staff will show you how and where to get a free copy of your credit report. (Remember that your credit score is not part of your credit report!) You will receive a free printout of one report per person, and you can print reports from other credit reporting agencies for 15 cents per page. Staff from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee will be available to explain the report to you and provide additional information.

Get Smart About Credit Day is Thursday, October 16. Programs will be held at Central Library from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and at Center Street Library from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Call (414) 286-3051 (Central) or (414) 286-3090 (Center Street) to register and to find out what to bring with you.

*This program at MPL is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing @ your library®, a partnership with the American Library Association.*

August 20, 2008

Homework Help

Homework Help is offered at the Central library and four neighborhood libraries for children in elementary school. Volunteers listen, guide and advise children with their homework needs. Hours are generally weeknights from 4 to 7 p.m. Please call the library for specific days and times. Adult volunteer mentors are needed October through May. If you have two hours per week to help, call one of these libraries and ask for details:

Atkinson 286-3068
Center Street 286-3090
Central 286-3091
Forest Home 286-3083
Martin Luther King 286-3098

July 23, 2008

Center Street Library: A Week Long Celebration to Remember

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Backyard Bash, 2-4 P.M.
Enjoy outdoor games, crafts, Xbox 360, Dance Dance Revolution, food and more as we start the week’s celebration out with a BANG!

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Film and Discussion - Marcus Garvey: Toward Black Nationhood 6-8 P.M.
Presented by Dr. Doreatha Mbalia, Associate Professor of Africology at the University of WI-Milwaukee and Member of Africans on the Move.

"This video covers the life and contributions of Marcus Garvey from his birth in Jamaica, his re-location to the U.S., and his final days in Jamaica. Most importantly, it highlights the invaluable contribution that the Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League (UNIA-ACL) made to all people of African descent, including the creation of the red, black and green flag."

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Tour of Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum, 12 P.M.
Tour Location is at 2620 West Center Street. Co-Sponsored by Africans on the Move.

Enjoy a tour of the previous location of the Center Street Library and a viewing of a special, limited exhibit on Marcus Garvey and the United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), including original paintings by Milwaukee's own artist, Ammar.

A generous donation has been given to allow twenty people to tour WBHSM for free. Additional tours available at the standard fee of $5.00. Due to limited space, registration is required. Please call (414) 286-3090 to register.

Tours of Center Street Library, 1-2 P.M.
Come and join us for a tour if you are new to our library or would like to learn more about our building, programs, services, materials, technology, and artwork by local artists.

Family Play Night, 6 P.M.
Families with children age 5 and younger can enjoy a light supper followed by fun family play activities designed to develop the Six Skills of Early Literacy.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. To register, stop in the library or call (414) 286-3090. Walk-ins welcome if space is available.

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Family Movie Night - Akeelah and the Bee 5:30 P.M.
Bring your family and friends and share in this uplifting movie about a young girl’s determination to succeed in the world of spelling bees. Light Refreshments Provided.

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Center Street Anniversary Party, 1:30-4 P.M.
Presentation of Mayoral Proclamation and MPL Board of Trustees Resolution.
History of Center Street Library: 1928-2008. Music and food provided.

July 15, 2008

Strengthening A Fragile Neighborhood (An interview with Librarian Kirsten Thompson)

Branch Manager of Center Street Library, Kirsten Thompson, was interviewed and included in a piece by WUWM's, Susan Bence. Below are the introduction and the audio from the story.
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One city block away from the site of the July 4th quadruple homicide in Milwaukee stands the Center Street Library. Kirsten Thompson manages the branch. The Rufus King High School graduate decided to establish a career and raise her family here, when she says many of her classmates moved away to other cities. Now the library she manages does a lot more than lend books and DVDs. It’s an oasis for residents of all ages. Thompson says it even helps people get jobs......

June 6, 2008

Drop in Job and Resume Help at Center Street Library

Work on your resume or online job application on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday evenings. Staff will be available to help with resume hints and assist in creating e-mail accounts and passwords for online job applications. Visit on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and Thursdays at 5:30pm, June through August. Center Street Library is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA) City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53210 (414) 286-3090
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Monday & Tuesday, 1 noon to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed June through August)

February 10, 2008

Celebrate Black History Month @ Center Street Library

It's Open Mic Night at Center Street Library!

Monday, February 25, 2008
6:00-8:00 p.m.

Poets, singers, dancers, visual artists, and other performers are invited to come and express themselves for our Black History Month celebration!

If you would like to be a performer for this event, please register with the librarian by Thursday, February 21. Call (414) 286-3090.

November 24, 2007

MySpace, YouTube, Facebook night

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Come and join us for our first ever MySpace, YouTube, Facebook night at the Center Street Library!

Show up to share your MySpace or Facebook page, and your favorite YouTube videos with other teens. Come discuss which video is funniest, and whose page is the best.

Share technical hints with other teens, and find out exactly how they did that! Join us Monday, December 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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November 14, 2007

Pizza, Popcorn, and Professionals

The Center Street Library is holding an event for teenagers interested in learning about different careers. Pizza and popcorn will be available to be enjoyed while you can network with professionals working in careers that interest you.

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Come and meet a Municipal Court Judge, a local writer, V100's Promotions Director, and US Army Sergeant, a Preacher/Chaplain, a daycare owner, a psychotherapist, and more!

Come to Center Street Library Monday, November 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

October 23, 2007

Drop in Job and Resume Help at Center Street Library

Work on your resume or online job application on Tuesday afternoons or Thursday evenings. Staff will be available to help with resume hints and assist in creating e-mail accounts and passwords for online job applications. Tuesdays at 1:30pm and Thursdays at 5:30pm, June through August. Center Street Library is funded by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA) City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Center Street Library
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53210 (414) 286-3090
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Monday & Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed Saturdays June through August)

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