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Prof. Jim Slauson of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents a fascinating look at Art Deco - the elegant, machine-inspired style of furniture, fashions, architecture and decorative arts. This program is intended for adults, and is part of the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room Educational Series.

Registration is required, and space is limited! Register by calling the library's Art, Music and Recreation Room at (414) 286-3071.

WHERE: Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

GreenSheet_Wide.jpgA third Green Sheet display joins two other displays remembering the Green Sheet, The Milwaukee Journal's popular section that ended 20 years ago. The new display is now on view in the Frank Zeidler Humanities Room on the 2nd floor of the Central Library.
It includes Remember When... local history photos from the Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Photo Collection. The popular photo feature debuted in The Milwaukee Journal's Green Sheet on November 13th, 1963. Library staff and volunteers wrote the captions accompanying the photos. More Remember When... photos can be viewed online in its own digital collection.
The display also includes several There Oughta Be A Law! (TOBAL) funnies (comic strips) using suggestions from a Green Sheet reader and other materials.
You can register online or call Ready Reference at (414) 286-3011 for the May 10th Remember When...Everyone Read the Green Sheet program with former editor Dan Chabot.

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Skeins of Milwaukee at Central

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knit bunny.jpgBring your needles and/or hooks, your yarn and your enthusiasm to share and learn with others who knit and crochet. Central Library's fantastic collection of books and DVDs on the fine art of how to knit and crochet await you. Join us the last Saturday of each month (with the exception of holidays). There is free 2-hr. street parking on Saturdays.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2014

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Mozart's Grove, near the Media Room on the first floor of Central Library

To Be! Shakespeare Here And Now

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shakespeare character.pngThe words of William Shakespeare will be brought to life by an actor from the Optimist Theatre in Milwaukee in a one-hour, interactive program. Audience participation is encouraged. Choose from three dates and locations for this fabulous program.

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Central Library's Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Villard Square Branch

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Bay View Library

Bring Your Own Device!

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Photo by Per Palmkvist Knudsen

Learn how to set up your iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet to download free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines available to you as a Milwaukee Public Library card holder. Please bring your Milwaukee Public Library card and all passwords.

No registration is required, and all ages are welcome. Sessions will be held at both Central and East Libraries on a regular basis.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave
Every second Saturday from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

East Library, 2430 N. Murray Ave
Every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Lunch & Learn: Great Apps for All Ages

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lunch and learn april 2014.gifDo your children play games on an electronic device? Learn about free, entertaining, educational and age-appropriate apps for children and teens. Bring your device to load some of them.
Group presentation from 12:10-12:20 p.m. Then we'll be breaking into small, hands-on groups.
We'll provide subs from Cousins Subs, chips and water. Feel free to bring additional munchies if you'd like. Doors open at noon. Lunch will be available starting at noon. Registration required. You can register online or by calling Ready Reference at (414)286-3011.
Thank you to Cousins Subs for providing the sandwiches for our Lunch and Learn series.

WHERE: Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 12:00 P.M. to 12:45 P.M.

Emancipation Exhibit.jpgThe end of slavery in the United States is the most important turning point in American constitutional, political, and social history. The legacies of emancipation will be with us forever, forcing us to face who we believe we are as a people. This exhibition examines the story of Emancipation from 1850 to 1964, focusing on how, due to the persistence of African Americans, abolitionists, and politicians, the Civil War became an "abolition war"; how the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863 and the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments transformed the Constitution of the United States; and how we continue to debate the legacies of slavery and emancipation and reach for the goal of equality.

Emancipation and Its Legacies is divided into five sections: Conflicting Visions of the Future of the United States: 1850-1860; War and Fugitive Slaves: 1861-1862; Emancipation: 1863; The Process of Emancipation: 1864-1865; and The Legacy of Emancipation: Civil War to Civil Rights, 1865-1964.

This exhibition was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is curated by David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University, and Susan F. Saidenberg, The Gilder Lehrman Institute. It is available for viewing in Mozart's Grove in Central Library from March 10th through April 7th, 2014. Books on the topic are available near the exhibit.

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