July 2013 Archives

East Library Groundbreaking Invite.jpgJoin Library Director Paula Kiely along with Mayor Barrett, Alderman Kovac and other dignitaries as we break ground on this new project. The festivities will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, July 30th at the site of the project. The address is 1910 East North Avenue. There will be a celebration after the groundbreaking at Two Bucks Bar and Grill located at 2321 North Murray Avenue. If you'd like to attend, kindly RSVP to Chris Romano at chris@hsi-properties.com through Monday, July 29th. We hope you can join us for this exciting event.

Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 Time: 1:30 PM Location: 1910 East North Ave (the former site of East Library)

Please RSVP to chris@hsi-properties.com through Monday, July 29th.


Originally posted by Anna @ Central

East Library Temporary Location: How to find us!

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Having trouble finding the temporary location of the East Library? Here are some helpful tips! Although the official address of the temporary location is 2430 N. Murray Ave, the library itself faces Greenwich Ave, which we understand may be a little confusing. We are in the same building as the Murray Pantry, Huan Xi Chinese Restaurant, and the Stone Fox Salon, so if you see any of those businesses, you're in the right place. Look for us next to the salon, tucked in the corner of the parking lot.

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We are working to improve our signage, but for now you can look for our original "East Library" sign above the temporary space, which you can see in the photo above, taken from the corner of Murray and Greenwich. We also have a small temporary "Library" sign on Murray, directing people to our location.

East Temp Site Sign.jpgCome find us!
Submitted by Sophie @ East

Own a piece of the old East Library

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The old East Library chairs are being auctioned! For those interested in vintage Herman Miller Eames chairs and other furnishings, there will be an auction on Thursday, July 25, at 414 E. Mason St., the Milwaukee location of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. You can bid in person, over the phone, or online.

To see the items available, visit http://www.lesliehindman.com/ and click on "Milwaukee Summer Auction" on the right. The library furniture is lots 608 through 625. For more information, you can contact Margaret O'Neil at margaretoneil@lesliehindman.com.

This is only the first of four auctions at which library furniture will be available. The others are in Chicago on August 21, in Milwaukee on November 7, and a third date and location to be determined. The proceeds from the auctions will go towards public art projects for the new East Library.

Submitted by Sophie @ East

East Library Construction Update

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East construction 07-06-13 2.JPGWhile we're getting used to our temporary location, demolition of the old East Library site is already underway. There's a big hole where the back windows used to be, and the parking lot itself is a large pile of rubble. The colorful stained glass panels, which were a distinctive feature of the old East Library, are in the process of being removed. The plan is to use them in the new East Library, so although the building itself will be shiny and new, there will be a unique piece of the old library incorporated into the design. Once demolition is finished, the exciting part can begin--the construction of the new "Standard @ East Library" building and the library itself. We'll post more updates and photos as things develop!

Submitted by Sophie @ East

East's Temporary Location: Open for Business!

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The temporary location of the East Library at 2430 N. Murray Ave. is open for business!
eastflex.jpgThe East Library staff worked hard over the last week to get our temporary space ready! It was a long week. Not only did we have to move the library books and DVDs, we also had to set up our office space, and organize everything from magazines to encyclopedias to staple removers. Our skilled trades staff worked hard as well, and the IT staff set up our computers and made sure everything works the way it should.
We had a great opening this morning. Mayor Tom Barrett officially unlocked the door, and he was our official first patron. Alderman Nik Kovac also attended the opening and checked out some books. Many members of the local media were there to document the event, so you may spot us on the evening news, or hear about us on public radio!

eastfillshelves.jpgThough the temporary space is much smaller than the old East Library, we've packed our shelves full of books, DVDs, and magazines for people to check out. In addition, we have re-opened East Library as a holds pick-up location, so we expect our holds shelf to get much bigger very soon. It's a small space, but we're proud of how it turned out, and we look forward to seeing our patrons use the temporary library.
Sophie @ East

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