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Prof. Jim Slauson of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design presents a fascinating look at Art Deco - the elegant, machine-inspired style of furniture, fashions, architecture and decorative arts. This program is intended for adults, and is part of the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room Educational Series.

Registration is required, and space is limited! Register by calling the library's Art, Music and Recreation Room at (414) 286-3071.

WHERE: Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.

WHEN: Saturday, May 17th from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

freedom-riders-cover.pngJoin the Milwaukee Public Library and America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) for films and discussions on the past, present and future of civil rights in America. The Created Equal Film Series uses the power of documentary films to encourage community discussion of America's civil rights history.

Freedom Riders

The Freedom Rides of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. Based on Raymond Arsenault's recent book, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who challenged segregation in the Deep South.


Join us Monday, May 12th at 5:15 p.m. at Bay View Library for the film followed by a discussion facilitated by Dr. Russell Brooker of ABHM.

The Created Equal film series is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative and in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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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Come To Zablocki's Book Club For Adults

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End of Your Life Book Club.jpgJoin a book discussion of The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe at Zablocki Library. There's still plenty of time to start reading for the book club, with plenty of copies available for checkout at the library. In this life affirming story, the author recounts his mother's life, recalling how they discussed books during the final stages of her last illness and describing how this activity furthered their appreciation for literature, and strengthened their bond.

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 10:30 A.M.
Location: Zablocki Library

Skeins of Milwaukee at Central

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knit bunny.jpgBring your needles and/or hooks, your yarn and your enthusiasm to share and learn with others who knit and crochet. Central Library's fantastic collection of books and DVDs on the fine art of how to knit and crochet await you. Join us the last Saturday of each month (with the exception of holidays). There is free 2-hr. street parking on Saturdays.

Date: Saturday, April 25, 2014

Time: 1:30 P.M.

Location: Mozart's Grove, near the Media Room on the first floor of Central Library

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.

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