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Have you met Nancy @ East Library?

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Have you noticed East Library's unofficial mascot?  Before the move to Temporary East Library, our mascot lived a quiet life in the staff workroom.  Now she is prominently displayed for all to see!  This of course leads to one of our most frequently received questions, "is that really a Librarian Action figure?"  Why yes, yes it is!

IMG_Nancy Pearl 1.jpgBehold the Deluxe Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure!  Mint-ish in her box, Nancy comes complete with fun accessories like a Reference Desk, a book truck, and an awesomely outdated desktop PC.  According to her bio, Nancy's weapon of choice is the Dewey Decimal System and her mission is to promote and celebrate the written word. 

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Thumbnail image for book lust.jpgNot only is Nancy an action figure, she is also a real working librarian!  In fact, you may have already listened to her book recommendation segments on the radio or read one of her many books.  She is famous for her "Rule of Fifty."  If you don't love that book after fifty pages, move on!  Life is too short to read things you don't like.

Of course, the second question we get about Nancy is "where can I buy one?!"  Unfortunately as far as we know, she is no longer being produced.  If you do find one on the second-hand market, please bring your Nancy in to say hello!

Learn more about Nancy Pearl on her website

East Library scrapbook

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If you missed East Library's closing party last summer, or if you just like to reminisce, come on over to our temporary location and check out the scrapbook created for us by Laura Gorzek of Artists Working in Education (AWE). It features postcards to the library made by our patrons! They're pretty adorable!

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More Chairs From East Library Available At Auction

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Attention all fans of mid-century design and also everyone who enjoys sitting down!

Another auction of the East Library's Charles and Ray Eames chairs will be held in Chicago on October 17th! Type "Milwaukee Public Library" into the search box at http://www.lesliehindman.com/ to view the lots currently at auction, which consist of 4-8 white chairs. You can also bid online and have them delivered!

 

photo courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

East Library Furniture Auction Update

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Yellow Chair east library blog photo.jpgThe first East library furniture auction was a great success! The net proceeds were a little over $10,000, and will be added to the library's public art fund.

(Just look at that beauty! So functional, so artistic! Of course they're selling well!)

Keep an eye out for the next auction on August 21st in Chicago. Contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for more info: www.lesliehindman.com/offices/milwaukee/ 

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!

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I Closed East Library Celebration!

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east.pngYou're invited! The East Library will be having a closing celebration on Saturday, June 22, which is the last day the old East building will be open to the public. The celebration will last all day, 10am to 5pm. Artists Working in Education [http://www.awe-inc.org/] will be helping us create a scrapbook of memories of the old East Library, and we need your input! You can also come get an "I Closed East Library" magnet (while supplies last), meet Browser the Library Lion, and more.
Bring your camera or other photo-taking device for a photo booth! Take a picture with East Library mementos, upload it to our Facebook Event page (coming soon) or post it to Twitter, and show us the photo on your device to get a FREE pass to the Milwaukee Art Museum (while supplies last).
Check out our flier for the I Closed East Library Celebration.

As a reminder, the East Library will be closed from June 23-June 30, and we will re-open at our temporary location at 2430 N. Murray Ave. on July 1, 2013. We hope to see you at the closing celebration and at the temporary library!

Submitted by Sophie @ East

Holds Changes @ East Library

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East Library 6.5.13 holdshelf1.JPGIn preparation for our move, the East Library will be making some changes to the way we handle holds. Starting on Monday, June 10, 2013, East will become unavailable to select in CountyCat as a pick-up location for holds.

What this means for you: If you placed a hold for pickup at East before June 10, and you receive a notification that it is ready for pickup, it will still be at East, and you still have five days to pick up your item. If there is something you want to request on or after that date, you will need to choose another library at which to pick it up. Here is a list of member libraries with a map. 

On July 1, 2013, when we open the temporary East Library at 2430 N. Murray Ave, the holds system will go back to normal and East will once again be available to select in CountyCat as a pickup location. If you receive a notification that your items are ready for pick-up during the week that we are closed to the public (June 23 - June 30), they will be available starting July 1, after which you will still have the full five days to pick up your item.

Any questions? Ask us! The staff members at the East Library are happy to answer any questions you may have about the holds system or the move.

Submitted by Sophie @ East.

East Library Closing Dates

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east before 6.jpg It's almost time! The East Library will be closing for one week while we transition to our temporary location at 2430 N. Murray Ave. Our last day open will be Saturday, June 22, 2013, and we will open the Murray location on Monday, July 1, 2013. From June 23 through June 30, the East Library will be closed. During that time, library employees will be moving our collection to the temporary space. Stay tuned for more information on the move!

Submitted by Sophie @ East.

Updates from East Library

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Noticed the shelves are a little empty at the East Library? That's because we're moving! At the end of June, the current East Library will be closed, and construction will begin on a brand-new East Library. During construction, the East Library will be located at its temporary location at 2430 N Murray. cds before 2 05-13.JPG cds after 2 05-13.JPG We have extremely limited space at the temporary location, so many of our items will be housed at Central during construction. Here you can see our CD shelves before and after we cleaned them out. It's eerie to see so much empty space at the library, but our librarians are always happy to order books and media from other branches for you if you don't find what you're looking for on our shelves.
More updates on the East Library to come! Be sure to check out our website to see images of what the new library might look like once it's done.

Submitted by Sophie @ East

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