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book sale.jpgTake advantage of incredible book bargains! Browse through a great selection of new and used children's books. Friends members may enter sales 30 minutes before the general public with a current membership card. Please use the 8th Street entrance and present your card. This book sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library. Proceeds from sales benefit Milwaukee Public Library.

Date: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Friends members can enter 30 minutes early through 8th St. entrance with current membership card.)
Location: Central Library's Meeting Room 1

maraniss.jpgDavid Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critically acclaimed biographer of Bill Clinton, will talk about his ground-breaking biography Barack Obama: The Story, a sweeping, multigenerational portrait of the 44th President of the United States. By evoking the times, places, and forces that shaped Obama's personality and life choices, Maraniss rovides the fullest portrayal to date of the man and the politician.

Wednesday, July 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Centennial Hall, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Boswell Book Company and the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library.

David Maraniss's previous works include First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton, praised by Gary Wills as "the best biography ever written about a president in office." Maraniss's study of the Vietnam War, They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967, was called a "must-read nonfiction book" by Maureen Corrigan on National Public Radio.Maraniss has also written acclaimed biographies of Vince Lombardi and Roberto Clemente.

booksale3.jpgRefresh your book shelves with some gently used titles from the Bay View Library's used book sale this Saturday, July 14th. This book sale is sponsored by the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library. All proceeds will benefit the library.

Library: Bay View Library
Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2012
Time: 9 A.M to 4 P.M.

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Spring Literary Lucheon Featuring Chad Harbach

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artofielding.jpgThe Friends of Milwaukee Public Library welcomes Chad Harbach, best-selling author of The Art of Fielding, to the 2012 Spring Literary Luncheon. The Art of Fielding was listed as one of the best ten books of 2011 by The New York Times.

The lucheon will be held on May 4 at the Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Book sales, book signing and a raffle will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and program at noon. Proceeds benefit the Milwaukee Public Library.

Registration ends April 25. To register, or for more information, call (414)286-3784. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library with book sales by Boswell Book Company.

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Hobby & Cookbook Used Book Sale

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Need a little inspiration to occupy the months of winter? Stop by the Friend's of Milwaukee Public Library Hobby & Cookbook Used Book Sale on February 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Books are availabe starting at $1.00, and all proceeds will go to the Milwaukee Public Library.
This event will be held at the Milwaukee Public Market, located at 400 N. Water St. Parking is adjacent to the building. Friends members may enter the sale 30 minutes before the general public with current membership card.
Browse the selection of books, check out the offerings of various food vedors offering unique and locally made goods, and perhaps come away with inspiration for that night's dinner!

For more information, call (414)286-3011.

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MPL 2009 Annual Report is out

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The Milwaukee Public Library's Annual Report for 2009 has been released.
Posing with the new library card.
Check out the report to see the Library's mission and vision, statistics on the library, the direction that the library is headed, and other information on MPL. Also see the contributions and support that have been offered to the library by the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, the Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library, and other donors.

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Half price book sale @ the Bookseller

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The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library will be holding a special used book sale this week. Everything will be half off, with the exception of premium-priced items. The event will take place at the Central Library Bookseller Used Book Store on Friday June 4th and Saturday June 5th, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day.

For more information, go to . Thanks for supporting the Friends and MPL!

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