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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

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.

Ruth Grotenrath: Renowned Local Artist

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'2010 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 183' photo (c) 2012, Grand Canyon National Park - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Any visitor to the Art, Music and Recreation Department at the Central Library has walked by the colorful artwork of Ruth Grotenrath. The paintings were donated by her husband Schomer Lichtner, whose work also graces the entrance hallway.

Ruth Grotenrath was born in Milwaukee in 1912 and was interested in being an artist as early as her days at Riverside High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1933 where she was fortunate to be instructed by important Wisconsin artists Gustave Moeller, Robert von Neumann and Elsa Ulbricht. After Ruth and Schomer married in 1934 they became employed by the Works Progress Administration and as one of her assignments she painted 3 post office murals in the Midwest.

Over the years Ruth's style evolved from American Regionalist to more colorful and abstract work of still lifes, flowers and nature that was influenced by a trip she took to Japan in the 1960s. She taught at the Layton School of Art as well as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and even produced and sold her own designs of silkscreen printed drapery fabric at the Wisconsin State Fair. She was successful and unique in a profession that was often dominated by men during the mid 20th century.

If you are interested in learning more about Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner, save the date of Saturday, October 18th for a program presented by Graeme Reid of the Museum of Wisconsin art from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room. Paintings, drawings, artists books and other ephemera of their work will be displayed.

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Zablocki's Book Club Meets This Friday

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Ethan Frome book jacket.jpgZablocki Library will be hosting another book club discussion this Friday, March 7th. This time the group will discuss the Edith Wharton classic Ethan Frome.
In this classic novel, a New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin. Zablocki Library's book club will continue to meet the first Friday of each month from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. No registration is required.

Library: Zablocki
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

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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 healthcare.gov 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

Come to Zablocki Library's Book Club March 7th

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Ethan Frome book jacket.jpgZablocki Library will be hosting another book club discussion on Friday, March 7th. This time the group will discuss the Edith Wharton classic Ethan Frome.
In this classic novel, a New England farmer must choose between his duty to care for his invalid wife and his love for her cousin. If this inspires you to explore Edith Wharton's New York with the Friends of the Library, please read the information about this opportunity to do just that. The deadline for registering for this tour of New York is March 1st, so don't delay! We hope to see you at Zablocki's March book discussion no matter what. Zablocki Library's book club will continue to meet the first Friday of each month from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. No registration is required.

Library: Zablocki
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

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

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