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Come Hear Which Books Make Great Gifts!

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Gift-wraping.jpgHear about the best books 2012 has to offer for gift-giving. Suggestions from Milwaukee Public Library librarians Tom Olson and Jacki Potratz will make holiday gift-giving a breeze. This is your chance to ask questions before you buy. Many genres, including children's and young adult recommendations, will be presented. All books on display at the program will be available for checkout. This program is open to the public and is also part of the MPL docents' ongoing enrichment training. For more information, please call (414) 286-8720, or email

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 P.M.
Location: Central Library's Meeting Room 1

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Starting Today - Review and Tag Books on CountyCat!

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The Milwaukee County Federated Library System is pleased to bring social networking to the CountyCat Catalog. As of October 1st, content from LibraryThing for Libraries is now available from CountyCat. This means means that you can read other patron's reviews of library items as well as post your own reviews. Another exciting enhancement is the addition of the "You May Also Like" function which lists other similar titles you may find interesting. Moreover, other editions of the title as well as tag clouds complete the greatly enhanced CountyCat record. So take a look at the new Library 2.0 version of CountyCat!

MPL’s Jacki Potratz was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect” program on Thursday, July, 17th where she reviewed some old and new memoirs.

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MPL’s Jacki Potratz was featured on WUWM’s “Lake Effect” program on Thursday, May 8 where she reviewed some up and coming fiction titles.

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Introducing Read @ MPL!

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Looking for ideas about what to read next? Take a look at Read @ MPL! This new MPL blog features book reviews and recommendations from our staff. It is a great place for you to leave your comments about our recommendations and about other books you've been reading.

Read @ MPL is part of the newly revised MKE Reads web page highlighting resources for readers. MKE Reads has links to book awards, book club resources, booklists and online reviews, genre fiction information, downloadable books, and a special section on Urban Fiction authors and publishers.

These two new resources have something for every reader, so be sure to check them out!

A Novel Idea

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The Senator's Wife: A Novel by Sue Miller
Two unconventional women, neighbors in adjacent New England townhouses--Meri Fowler, pregnant, newly married, and discovering the gap between reality and expectation, and Delia Naughton, wife of a notoriously unfaithful liberal senator--confront the costs and challenges of love.

Tom Olson is the acquisitions librarian for the Milwaukee Public Library. He is frequently a guest on WUWM's Lake Effect in which he recommends new books.


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