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Famous pastime turns 100 today!

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 Happy Birthday Crossword Puzzle!  Today we salute your ability to trick our minds, stretch our vocabulary, and help us stave off boredom.256px-Mental_exercise_cartoon_-_journal_pmed_0020007_g001.png

Are you a pencil or a pen user?  Do you prefer the New York Times brain busters or People Magazine's pop culture run-down?  Puzzlers today have a plethora of choices, but it all began on December 21, 1913 when editor Arthur Wynne published a diamond shaped grid with numbered squares and clues in the New York World newspaper.  Read more about the history of Wynne's puzzle and how the New York Times editors reviled the puzzle as a "waste of time" in this wonderful article by the Washington Post.

East Library and all MPL branches can help you photocopy your puzzle of choice from one of our daily newspapers or help you find one of these gems that are available for checkout:

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Find more exciting titles by searching crossword puzzle in CountyCat.

 

So, if you know the joy of filling in those little white squares, take a moment to wish your puzzle a happy birthday today. 

 

(Image derived from "Mental exercise cartoon," Daniel Mietchen, CC BY 2.5

eBook Club @East Library

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 Did you know that your Milwaukee Public Library card gives you access to thousands of free eBooks, electronic audiobooks, and digital magazines? Well it does, and it's awesome! If you'd like some assistance navigating these amazing resources, please visit your local library!

Beginning in December, East Library will have a staff member available every Wednesday evening to assist you in setting up your eReading device to utilize the library's collection. So bring in your Kindle, Nook, iPhone (etc!), and we'll have you borrowing eBooks in no time!

 For a complete list of dates, or to set up a reminder, see the library events calendar.

 

(Image derived from "EReading Devices," Per Palmkvist Knudsen, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Scan, Save, and Share @Your MPL Branch!

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Do you need a quick, easy, and free way to sign and send a document?  Instead of trying to locate a fax machine, why not stop in at your local MPL branch and try one of our new Scan Stations? We recently received our station at East Library, check out the cool set-up:

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With a few touches of the screen you can scan up to 40 pages per minute and send them to your flash drive, Google documents folder, or email address, all for free.

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The station also makes beautiful full color scans, perfect for photos or sharing your child's latest art project with family far and wide.

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These stations are now available at nearly every MPL location (coming soon to the Villard Square Branch!), so visit us today to start your digitization project!

Star Wars Reads Day @ Milwaukee Public Library!

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yodareads.jpg Stop by the East Library on Saturday, October 5th, to check out a book for Star Wars Reads Day!

We even have some free bookmarks and posters for inquiring young Jedi!

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