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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.

Mr. Tweedy @ Central

KingCenter_pic1.jpgCome to the Central Library to see the Martin Luther King Jr. digital archives. Visitors will be able to see digital images of documents from Dr. King's correspondence, speeches and sermons and documents from other key figures from the Civil Rights Movement. Digital images of Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech, the Letter from Birmingham Jail, and his Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech will also be on view . The exhibit runs from Monday, August 27th through Thursday, August 30th. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity at your Milwaukee Public Library.

African American History Month

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Dr. Carter G. WoodsonCelebrate African American History Month this February with the Milwaukee Public Library. Each day of February we will feature information about important people, events and resources of African-American history on the library's website.

We are also celebrating African American History Month through displays at Central Library. These include a display case containing one of Milwaukee artist and storyteller Gerald Wallace's walking sticks in the Art, Music and Recreation Department, a Civil Rights Movement display in the Humanities Department, an African-American inventors display in the Business Department and displays with books focusing on African-American history and culture in the Children's Room and in the main hallway on the first floor.

Pictured here is Dr. Carter G. Woodson. He launched the annual celebration of African-American history.

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Celebrating Milwaukee Public Transit

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bus.jpgThe Milwaukee County Transit System is celebrating 150 years of public transit in Milwaukee.

The Central Library has a small display of photos, maps, weekly passes and other materials from our archives and collections on Rapid Transit interurbans (light rail), streetcars, trolleybuses, buses and the North Shore Line. It's located in the middle of the 2nd floor hallway near the Humanities Room.

Submitted by Van Lingle Mungo

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Milwaukee Ukulele Festival display

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Central Library is hosting a display in anticipation of the Milwaukee Ukulele Festival, scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at The Coffee House, 631 N. 19th St.

The display features ukulele-related items on loan from Lil' Rev, a local and national touring performer and music educator. The display is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

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