Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee’s Democratic Socialists have a busy week ahead, while candidates for school board participate in a community forum. Read more

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Milwaukee will be on the front lines of the War on Christmas, and a benefit will be held for families separated by deportation. Read more

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Dear Ruthie answers a reader’s question about sex- capades and shares her social calendar about events in the LGBTQ community in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin hosts its annual fundraiser, and Reggie Jackson talks about the devaluation of black lives. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

We picked a few unique locations in often overlooked neighborhoods to check out this weekend. Read more

Daily Dose

Laughing Liberally returns to Milwaukee, while Reggie Jackson and Ben Turk discuss organizing within prisons. Read more

Saving Our Democracy

Ruthie answers a question from a young reader interested in moving to Milwaukee to pursue a drag career. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Andrea-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gómez will speak about their new book, Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists, at the Milwaukee Public Library-Mitchell Street Branch on June 5. Read more


Milwaukee Public Library is in the midst of its largest rebuilding project in decades, with a goal of creating “creating technology-rich flexible spaces” that function more like community centers. Read more

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A conversation with the director of UWM's finger-style guitar program, preview of Summerfest, Milwaukee Public Library's ambitious rebuilding project and more. Read more

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Get politically and socially involved by checking out Saving Our Democracy for the week of Feb. 1-7, 2018 Read more

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Virginia Eubanks, political science professor and author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor, will speak at Milwaukee Public Library’s Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room on Monday, Feb. 5. Read more


John Nichols, Capital Times associate editor and national correspondent for The Nation, will discuss his new book co-authored with Dave Zweifel, Cap Times editor emeritus, at the Milwaukee Public Library East Branch on Dec. 20. Read more

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Last year, the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) digitized itscollection of local concert and show posters, bringing one of itsmost unique collections to the public and encouraging users to engage in theprocess of memorializing an important c.. Read more

What Made Milwaukee Famous

Off the Cuff interviews Dominic Inouye, who founded the ZIP MKE project after the Sherman Park shooting last August. The project strives to collect photos of people and places in each of Milwaukee’s 28 ZIP codes, presenting them both online... Read more

Off the Cuff

Off the Cuff interview with Milwaukee Public Library Director Paula Kiely regarding the organization’s scope, recent offerings and collaboration with Milwaukee Public Schools. Read more

Off the Cuff

Markus Zusak, author of the much-lauded young adult novel The Book Thief, will speak at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Centennial Hall on Friday, March 11 as part of a tour celebrating the book’s 10th anniversary. Read more


Gavin Schmitt uncovers the history of the Milwaukee Mafia in his latest book and will discuss the topic at the Milwaukee Public Library. Read more


Two acclaimed authors of contemporary fiction, Barrett Swanson and Scott Blackwood, will read from their work in Milwaukee. Read more


The Blues? - well that's just another name for thehuman condition; for the ineradicable dissatisfaction that is part and parcelof our finite existence.The way I feel sometimes - I feel likedrinking me some gasoline.I'm .. Read more

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