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help wanted.jpgStudents in education, library science or related fields are encouraged to apply for Americorps Summer VISTA opportunities in the Education and Outreach Department at the Milwaukee Public Library. We are seeking one VISTA to work with school age outreach, and one VISTA to work with child care outreach. VISTAs at MPL gain valuable career experience working closely with library staff and educators at sites throughout the community and at Milwaukee Public Library locations.

To apply with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction visit:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=39706&fromSearch=true

To visit the Jobs page at the Milwaukee Public Library website, which includes a flyer with general information about the Summer VISTA program, including dates, compensation and general qualification requirements:
http://www.mpl.org/file/jobs_mpljobs.htm

Please share with qualified students and others in your networks who would be interested in this opportunity.

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.

summersuperreader.gifAttention educators! Milwaukee Public Library is hiring contractors for our summer reading outreach initiatives. We need educators with either early childhood experience or elementary age experience. Please follow this link for more detailed job descriptions and application information.

Black Cinema Film Series : Ethnic Notions

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Ethnic Notions looks at the portrayal of African Americans in American pop culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Emmy award-winning documentary takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice. Ethnic Notions was directed by Marlon Riggs, who, in addition to being a filmmaker, was also a poet, an educator and an activist.

Ethnic Notions is being shown as a part of the Black Cinema Film Series. In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement throughout the year. Screenings will be presented with discussion sessions and are free and open to the public.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 19th at 6pm
WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd

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.

African American History with Clayborn Benson

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Clayborn Benson at a Kwanzaa celebration. Photo provided by Clayborn Benson

In celebration of Black History Month, Milwaukee Public Library is hosting several events at multiple library locations throughout the month of February. One of these events, African American History with Clayborn Benson will be held on Wednesday, February 12th at the Martin Luther King Library.

What impact did African Americans have on Wisconsin's inception as a state? What contributions did they make to the nation's Civil Rights struggle? What famous African American personalities have visited Wisconsin? Learn about African American migration patterns, how Wisconsin became a center of northern abolitionism, and how Wisconsin laws and policies shaped life for African Americans during African American Wisconsin History with Clayborn Benson. Historian Clayborn Benson is the founder of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum in Milwaukee and was an award-winning photojournalist at TODAY'S TMJ4 for 39 years.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event. No reservations are necessary.

WHERE:
Martin Luther King Library
310 W. Locust St

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 12
6:00PM to 7:00PM

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