Events for all Milwaukee Public Libraries for the week of November 10th

November 11, 2016

Tour Historic Central Library

Tour the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., with the Friends. Free tours begin at 11 a.m. each Saturday

afternoon in the rotunda. Tour goers receive a coupon for a free book at the end of the tour in the Bookseller

Store and Café. To arrange for a special tour call (414) 286-TOUR.

EVENTS

Need Assistance with the Health Insurance Marketplace?

Whether you’re uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Health Insurance Marketplace may have

coverage that’s right for you, fits your budget, and meets your needs. Licensed Healthcare Navigators will be

available to assist with exploring insurance options under the Affordable Care Act at Center Street Library,

2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Monday, November 14, 4-7 p.m. Call 414-270- 4677 for an appointment. Walk-ins

will also be accepted if the navigator does not have an appointment. Also Nov. 28.

Social Services Resource Fair

Looking for a helping hand with parenting, legal advice, literacy, resume building, health education? Visit this

special resource fair at Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Monday, November 14, 5:30-7 p.m.

offering help from area providers including: YMCA of Greater Milwaukee – Early Childhood Education,

Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services, Inc., Children’s Hospital Community Health Navigator, Next Door

Foundation, The Parenting Network, St. James Place, St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill TalentBridge, Legal Aid

Society of Milwaukee.

Trivia @ Tippecanoe

Test your knowledge of the television show Friends during this trivia night at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S.

Howell Ave., Monday, November 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Treasures of the Great Lakes Marine Collection

Learn about a different aspect of the Milwaukee Public Library’s Great Lakes Marine Collection at Central

Library¸ 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Of special interest to divers

and genealogists, the program is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about Great Lakes history.

Program will meet in the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room and include a tour of the Great Lakes Marine

Collection.

MLK Fiber Arts Social

Bring your knitting, crocheting, beading, or other needlework project and join others at the Martin Luther King

Library, 310 W. Locust St., Tuesday, November 15, 5:30-7 p.m. while you work on your project. This is a great

opportunity to meet new people and to share and learn new skills.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

LGBT Milwaukee with Author Michail Takach

Takach, author of LGBT Milwaukee and Communications Director for Milwaukee Pride, Inc., in partnership

with award-winning historian Don Schwamb of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project, seeks to make the story

of LGBT Milwaukee accessible, visible, and portable for future generations. Meet the author at Central Library,

814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 15, 6-7 p.m. in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books

Room.

Green Home Series: Celebrate America Recycles Day

Celebrate America Recycles Day by learning about the 3Rs, what products are made from recycled materials,

and much more from Milwaukee Recycles at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday,

November 15, 6-7 p.m.

BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Learn how to set up your iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet to download free eBooks, audiobooks and magazines

available to you as a Milwaukee Public Library card holder. Please bring your Milwaukee Public Library card

and all passwords.

Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday, November 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also Nov. 22, 29.

East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Wednesday, November 16, 6-7:30 p.m. Also Nov. 23, 30.

Coffee & Coloring

Shake off the mid-week blues with a creative outlet to color and enjoy a cup of coffee at the Villard Square

Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Wednesday, November 16, 12-1:30 p.m. Coloring sheets and supplies provided as well

as free coffee while supplies last. Drop in and take a break! Also Nov. 23, 30.

NaNoWriMo Spotlight: Character Development

Who are Your Characters? Bring them to life with this hands-on National Novel Writing Month workshop, dig

deeper and reveal their deepest, darkest secrets during this workshop at the East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St.,

Wednesday, November 16, 6-7 p.m. Presented by author Liza Wiemer.

Researching Your Family Tree

Start investigating your family history at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Thursday, November 17,

12-1 p.m. A Humanities librarian will offer a brief introduction to library resources available for beginning

genealogists.

Color Your Way to Calm

Sit back and relax by enjoying adult coloring after a long day of being a grown-up. Coloring sheets and art

supplies will be provided at Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Thursday, November 17, 4-5 p.m.

Holiday and Children’s New and Used Book Sale

A used book sale featuring a large selection of gently used adult and children’s books, new children’s books,

cookbooks, sheet music, comics, magazines, audio books and maps will be held at Central Library, 814 W.

Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Anodyne Coffee and other

refreshments available for purchase in the R Café. Friends members may enter sales 30 minutes before the

public with current membership card. Please use the Eighth St. entrance and present your card. All proceeds

from the sale benefit the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

ASK: Mental Health Help

What do you know about mental health? Are you or a loved one feeling hopeless or overwhelmed? ASK:

Access, Support and Knowledge is a free series on mental health help that will present information on signs and

symptoms, advocacy, and where to turn for help in facing issues involving mental illness offered at Center

Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Saturday, November 19, 1-2:30 p.m.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap Film Screening and Scratch Programming

Watch the film CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap and learn a little coding yourself at Capitol Library, 3969

N. 74 th St., Saturday, November 19, 1-4 p.m. The film exposes the lack of women and minorities in computer

science and explores what society would gain from their contributions and how to facilitate the change. After

the film, learn coding basics with Scratch, a free, web-based programming language. Get started on

programming your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Participants may bring their own laptop or

tablet or use a library computer.

Rare Books Open House

More than Just Books: Treasures of the Rare Books Collection will feature art, artifacts and other unique items

from the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room collection at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.,

Saturday, November 19, 2-4 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION

East Branch Book Club

Join the discussion of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert at the East Branch, 2320 N.

Cramer St., Tuesday, November 15, 7 p.m.

Bay View Book Club for Adults

Join the discussion of The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny at Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic

Ave., Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

FOR TEENS

Teen Job Center

Need help finding a job? Drop by our teen job center for helpful tips and tricks, access to a computer, and help

from a librarian at the Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Monday, November 14, 3-4 p.m. and Thursday,

November 17, 3-4 p.m. For teens ages 13-18.

FOR FAMILIES

Pajama Story Time

Families with young children are invited to have fun sharing stories, songs and rhymes designed to develop

early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading at the East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Monday,

November 14, 6:30-7 p.m. Come dressed in your coziest PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend. Also Nov. 21,

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Thank You Notes

Listen to a Thanksgiving story, then make special thank you notes to share with your family and friends during

holiday gatherings at M.L. King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Wednesday, November 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Board Game Night

Take time out at the end of the school day to play a board game at Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home

Ave., Friday, November 18, 3-5 p.m. Families are invited to play games and have a great time together.

Play & Learn

PRESENTED IN SPANISH. Families with children ages 5 and younger are invited to a fun-filled hands-on

interactive hour of stories and play activities at Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Wednesday,

November 16, 6-7 p.m. Veterinarian. Pretend to be a veterinarian by checking temperatures, updating shots, and

performing necessary treatment for our animal friends.

Play & Learn

Imaginative play for families with young children at Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.,

Saturday, November 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Veterinarian. Pretend to be a veterinarian by checking temperatures,

updating shots, and performing necessary treatment for our animal friends.

Playgroup With Stories

A 20-minute story time for children and their parents or guardian is followed by open play time with a variety

of age-appropriate, educational toys.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74 th St., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with

a parent or guardian.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wednesday, November 16, 9:30-11 a.m. For children ages 2 and

under with a parent or guardian. Also Nov. 23, 30.

East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Thursday, November 17, 10-11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with a

parent or guardian.

Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Friday, November 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1-4 with a

parent or guardian.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1-4

with a parent or guardian.

FOR CHILDREN

LEGO Club

We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity! Join other LEGO enthusiasts and see what you can build at

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Monday, November 14, 4-5 p.m. Bring your imagination, we’ll

bring the bricks.

Wii U

Like video games? Play cool games on the Wii U gaming system at Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave.,

Monday, November 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

Cooking with Kids

Interested in cooking? Find out firsthand what cooking is all about at the Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th

St., Wednesday, November 16, 4-5 p.m. Discover kid-friendly recipes, learn about nutrition and try out a bunch

of new foods.

Crazy 8 Math

Play fun games and activities that get kids hooked on math at Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74 th St., Wednesday,

November 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Truck Studio Art Workshop

A drop-in program designed for children in Grades K5-5. Participants will work on imaginative art activities

relevant to a book or artistic theme for the day. Presented by Artists Working in Education, Inc. (A.W.E.).

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Wednesday, November 16, 4-5:30 p.m. Also Nov. 23.

M.L. King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Monday, November 14, 4:30-6 p.m. Also Nov. 21, 28.

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76 th St., Thursday, November 17, 4-5:30 p.m.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Saturday, November 19, 5:30-7 p.m. Also Nov. 26.

Saturdays at Central

Rain Fish craft at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. This is a

found-object art project inspired by the latest Lois Ehlert book Rain Fish. Together we’ll read the book and then

create our own Rain Fish. If you have found objects that you would like to include in your project, please bring

them along.

Saturday Afternoon at Central for ‘Tweens

Chess Club at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 19, 1-2:30 p.m. Open-play chess

for all levels. One-on- one instruction provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preschool Story Time

Preschoolers are invited for fun stories, songs, and finger plays designed to help them develop important

literacy skills needed prior to learning how to read. Child care centers are welcome.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11 a.m.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74 th St., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11 a.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11 a.m.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 15, 10:30-11 a.m. Also Nov. 22, 29.

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

M.L. King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Friday, November 18, 10-10:30 a.m.

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76 th St., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Friday, November 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Thursday, November 17, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. For

additional information or to request services contact the Library Director’s Office at (414) 286-3021, 286-2794

(FAX), or mail to Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 Attn: Accommodation

Request.

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Thursday, November 03, 2016

BOOKSELLER and COFFEE SHOP

Visit the Bookseller, the library’s used book store, located at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., and

R Café, the library’s coffee shop. Call 286.2142 for hours of service.