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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.

health_enrollmentlabs_banner.gifThe Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to find coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Whether you're uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Marketplace is where to find coverage that's right for you. Join over 3 million people who have registered on the Marketplace for health insurance.

There are still a few weeks to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace which was established with the Affordable Care Act. The final deadline is March 31st for this initial enrollment period. If you miss the deadline, you will need to wait until Fall of 2014 to enroll again. The website is fully functional in English and in Spanish. Certified Application Counselors will be available to assist with exploring insurance options. No appointment is necessary.

Time: Wednesdays from 3:00-5:30 p.m. (through March 26, 2014)
Location: Central Library's Computer Training Room, 2nd floor

gavel.jpgThe Wisconsin State Law Library has an amazing, information-packed, and award-winning website. This is a resource you can access from your home or office computer. The library staff has researched more than 450 legal topics with hyperlinks to related information. In addition, you can also learn how to:
• access Wisconsin and Federal legal resources,
• use Legal Trac and HeinOnline to find legal articles, law journals, and law reviews,
• navigate the library's catalog, and
• much, much more.

Library: Central
Location: Meeting Room 1
Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Time: 12:00 P.M. to 12:50 P.M.

Other Information: 1 CLE credit will be available to attorneys who register for this course. Registration is required; please call 414.286.3011 to register. Presented by the Milwaukee Legal Resource Center and the Milwaukee Public Library.

WestlawNext is a new legal research system that speaks the same language as you!
Intermediate Research on WestlawNext
Our Intermediate Research on WestlawNext class lets you take the next step in your research training. Learn more tips and tricks for getting the best results from your research time. The Intermediate Westlaw® Skills course will teach users how to improve their online legal research skills beyond the basic level, by educating users how to search additional sources such as statutes, law reviews, and secondary materials. Participants learn how to broaden research skills to encompass materials beyond case law.

Intermediate Research on WestlawNext (1 credit)
Tuesday, Jan. 21 ~ 12 noon to 1 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Meeting Room 1

Topical Research on WestlawNext
This course builds upon your legal research skills using WestlawNext to delve into topical content sets of law. You will learn how to fi nd case law, statutes, regulations, and administrative documents specifi c to specifi c topical areas of practice. Participants will explore WestlawNext's "Related Documents" feature which will suggest secondary resources that are on-point. Attendees will learn advanced research techniques for WestSearch, the multi-functional search box that simultaneously searches all content sets on WestlawNext. Finally, you will learn how to perform legal research using West's Topic and Key Number System from the West National Reporter System (NRS). This course will focus on the following topics: 1. Habeas Petitions; 2. Administrative Reviews; 3. Insurance Law-Duty to defend

Topical Research on WestlawNext (1 credit)
Tuesday, Jan. 21 ~ 1 to 2 p.m.
Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Meeting Room 1

Sign up for one class or for both by calling the library at 414.286.3011

Registration is suggested and space is limited. These are demonstration classes. One CLE credit is pending for each of the courses for attorneys who attend. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. For


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