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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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Happy National Pie Day!

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Photo by Dwight Burdette

Take a break from any diet-related New Year's resolutions and celebrate National Pie Day. Milwaukee Public Library has many pie-related items to help spice up your celebration and sweeten your day.

First things first: recipes. Some of you may have that special recipe that is handed down through the family from generation to generation. If you're not that lucky, or you would like to try something "new", check out the 257 different pie recipes available in the Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Recipe Collection.

If you're feeling adventurous and want to get a little workout before feasting on delicious pie, stop by one of our library locations and check out one of the pie-related cookbooks we have on our shelves.

Once your pie is cooked and ready to eat, enjoy it while reading a juicy mystery, or a sweet romance novel, or one of the several other pie-themed fiction books, available for check out at Milwaukee Public Library.

Holiday Closings at Milwaukee Public LIbrary

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Photo by Ben Franske

All Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular library hours resume on Saturday, November 30th. Central, Capitol and Zablocki are open on Sunday, December 1st from 1pm to 5pm.

While we are closed, check out the Milwaukee Historic Recipe collection. It has several Thanksgiving-themed recipes.

Wisconsin State Fair

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Fest.Statefair.Post1960.003.jpgIt's that time again! The annual Wisconsin State Fair begins August 1st and runs through August 11th. Go ahead and grab a cream puff while you read a little about the history of the Wisconsin State Fair.

The very first State Fair was held in Janesville in 1851. During the mid to late 1800's, the fair was hosted at numerous different locations, including Madison, Fond du Lac, Watertown and Milwaukee. It's been held at the current site in West Allis since 1892.

Since it's foundation, the Fair has only been canceled five times. It was not held in 1861 through 1863 because of the Civil War. It was next canceled in 1893 due to anticipated loss of attendance because the World Fair was being held in Chicago that year. The last cancellation came in 1945, when the Office of War Transportation requested it due to events occurring in World War II.

The photo above is a picture of the pig and cow fair mascots from the 1982 Wisconsin State Fair. To see more historic photos, visit the Milwaukee Public Library's Historic Photo Collection.

A Historic Way to Beat The Heat

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untitled.pngWith the temperature hitting 90+ degrees this week, you will need a quick way to beat the heat. Why not cool off with one of our historic shake or ice cream recipes?

In the mood for something fruity? Try making a Cranapple Shake , Strawberry Pineapple Cooler, Bananna Split Float or a Mixed Fruit Breeze

Want something chocolate flavored? Try the Chocolate Bombe Spectacular or the Quick Chocolate Fizz

Feeling a little ambitious? Try making your own ice cream at home with these great recipes:
Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Mint Ice Cream

Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

As always, you can find more cold treats in the Milwaukee Public Library Historic Recipe Collection. Stay Cool!

Holiday Closings at Milwaukee Public Library

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Photo by Dori, available through Wikimedia Commons.

All Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, for the observance of Independence Day. In addition, all Milwaukee Public Libraries will be closed Friday, July 5, a designated furlough day for City of Milwaukee Employees.

While we are closed, please check out some of our many digital collections, available online 24/7! We have photographs of past Milwaukee fireworks displays in our Historic Photo Collection, and even some Independence Day themed recipes available through our Historic Recipe Collection.

Normal library hours will resume Saturday, July 6.

It's Summer! Drink Up!

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Now that the temperature is getting up there, are you looking for ways to cool off? The Milwaukee Public Library Historic Recipe File has got you covered! Try your hand at some of these great summer drink recipes:

In the mood for a coffee drink? Try making a Caf au Lait Cooler or a Coffee Valencia

Looking for something fruity? Try a Kiwifruit Crush, Limeade Raspberry Drink, or a Strawberry Pineapple Cooler

For those of you who want something a little, try your hand at one of these cool creations:

Fruit lover? Try making a Pineapple Salad Cocktail, Tahitian Iceberg Antifreeze or a Peach Sangria

Looking for a little ice cream action? Try the Peach Old Fashioned or a Quick Chocolate Fizz

Look for more great summer drinks in the Milwaukee Public Library Historic Recipe Collection!


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