January 2014 Archives

East Library Public Art Project Update!

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Please join us as the four finalists for the new East Library's exterior public art project present their proposals at a public meeting being held on Tuesday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall's Loos Room, 733 N Eighth Street. 

Ray Chi, Susan Falkman, Catherine Lottes, and Colin Matthes submitted projects tasked with activating the space outside the library and engaging visitors while reflecting the ideas of community, literature, story, and learning. 

To submit your own comments, please take this online survey after you check out each artists' proposal.

Ray Chi - Full Proposal

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Susan Falkman - Full Proposal

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Catherine Lottes - Full Proposal

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Colin Matthes - Full Proposal

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The public art project for the East Branch is funded in part by grants received from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Fund, Marvin W. Haesle Fund for the Arts and the Jean Hutchinson Fund, the Milwaukee Arts Board and from the sale of the former East Library Eames furnishings. The library has budgeted $25,000 for the external art work.

 


 

Friday Finds @East Library

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We find all sorts of things left inside of library books. The most common are just date due slips, but some are much more interesting -- odd bookmarks, old photos, shopping lists, letters. (Some are terrible, like chocolate bars, but we're trying to forget about those!) We'd like to start sharing some of the best finds on our blog!

For our first "Friday Find," here's a letter that was meant to be found. It came in an envelope with "Finders Keepers - Open Me!" written on the front, and this lovely note inside:

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The website written at the bottom, moreloveletters.com, leads to a site that proclaims "The world needs more love letters." Thanks, A2, whoever you are!

For more curious finds, check out Forgotten Bookmarks: A Bookseller's Collection of Odd Things Lost Between the Pages by Michael Popek. The author has compiled a fascinating collection, featuring finds much older than anything we're likely to find in a recently circulated library book!

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Check back on future Fridays for more!

 

Submitted by Sophie @East

Temp East back in business!

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After an unexpected closure due to the extreme cold (and some frozen pipes), East Library is back to regular hours.  East Library will be open today 12pm-8pm. 

Couldn't make it to East the last two days?  Never fear!  Any held items with a final pickup day of Monday or Tuesday or still available, and will be here until we close at 8pm tonight.

hold list.JPGEast Library's eBook club will also meet at its normal time tonight, 6pm-7pm, so bring in your new device and get checking out digital media!

 

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