Tour Historic Central Library

September 15, 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.

SPECIAL EVENT

Harvest Fest

Celebrate the turning of the season at the library with free entertainment for the whole family including live

music, pumpkins, cookies, live animals and stories at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday,

October 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet Browser the Library Lion!

EVENTS

Blackout Poetry

Make your own blackout poetry during Banned Books Week using old newspapers and pages.

Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Monday, September 26, 5-7 p.m.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Tuesday, September 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Monday, September 26, 5-7 p.m.

East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Thursday, September 29, 3-6 p.m.

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Tuesday, September 27, 5-7 p.m.

M.L. King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Tuesday, September 27, 5-7 p.m.

Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Monday-Wednesday, September 26, 27, 28, 12-8 p.m.

AND Thursday-Friday, September 29, 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Tuesday, September 27, 12-8 p.m.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Thursday, September 29, 3-5 p.m.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Thursday, September 29, 2:30-5:30 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, September 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Wednesday, September 28, 6-7:30 p.m.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Tuesday, September 27, 6-7 p.m.

Research Skills 101

Hone your research skills and learn how the library can help you with that paper you’re writing! In this

workshop, learn how to search for information, evaluate the information you’ve found, and use that information

in your research at the Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Monday, September 26, 6-7 p.m. Presented by a

librarian from the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Spotlight Exhibit Series

The Spotlight Exhibit Series will showcase rotating exhibits from the Milwaukee Public Library’s Rarities

Collection in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room at Central Library¸ 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.,

Tuesday, September 27, 12-7 p.m. Stop in to view the reception room and enjoy a self-guided tour of prints,

posters, illuminated manuscripts, and other treasures not normally on display to the public.

Hidden Treasures of the Library: Beer Poster Collection

The Milwaukee Public Library has more than 17,000 posters in its collection. Get a rare glimpse at what the

collection has to offer and ring in Oktoberfest with a special highlighted presentation of rare, nostalgic beer

posters at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday, September 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Outlaws, Rebels, and Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee with author Matthew Prigge

Join historian and author Matthew J. Prigge in Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth St. on Tuesday, September 27

from 6-7 p.m. as he discusses the little-known history behind the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission, the

city film censor board that, for nearly 60 years, dictated which ideas and images were fit for exhibition at city

theaters. Outlaws, Rebels and Vixens is a unique history of local movie-going, framed by the various social,

political, and cultural battles that defined the early and mid-20th century. Centennial Hall.

Book to Art Club

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at the East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Tuesday,

September 27, 6-7 p.m. Each month the Book to Art Club will read a selected novel then work on an art project

inspired by the story. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register online or by calling Ready

Reference at 286-3011. Registration will open the day of the previous month’s program.

Black Cinema Film Series

In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave. will present

award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement. Screenings will be

presented with discussion sessions and are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, September 27, 6-7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.) featuring *White Scripts and Black Supermen:

Black Masculinities in Comic Books (2010). Directed by Jonathan Gayles, Ph.D. This film examines the degree

to which early Black superheroes generally adhered to common stereotypes about Black men. *Title may be

substituted with Strange Fruit (2002) based on availability.

Shop Talk: Three Generations of Migrants. A family history.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Forest Home Library¸1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Wednesday,

September 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. by joining Jesus Salas as he shares stories of working alongside his siblings and

parents, of being part of the migrant community, and of the changes he and his family experienced through the

decades as migrant workers in Wisconsin. This event is brought to you by the Wisconsin Humanities Council.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Learn to Dance the Bomba y Plena

Watch and learn the Bomba y Plena, a traditional dance from the Caribbean at Forest Home Library, 1432 W.

Forest Home Ave., Wednesday, September 28, 6-7:15 p.m. Karlies Kelley and her drumming mate present a

lesson in the traditional dance.

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Chess Club

Bring your chess set and love of strategy to a drop-in chess club at the East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St.,

Wednesday, September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet new chess enthusiasts while improving your strategy.

Writing to Transform Your Life

Journaling improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity, supports you in achieving your goals, and

increases your longevity. In this workshop led by author and life coach Rochelle Melander, learn easy

journaling exercises that will help you deal with difficulty, plan your future, and practice gratitude at the Bay

View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Wednesday, September 28, 6-7 p.m.

Tippecanoe Walking Tour

Join a walking tour of the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., on Saturday, October 1, 12-1 p.m. Learn

about its fresh sustainable features and take in new spaces like the Secret Garden, rain garden and bioswales.

Ask questions, learn fun facts and enjoy a leisurely stroll through this neighborhood landmark. Also Oct. 8, 15,

22, 29.

Eat Green, Save the World: Local and Organic

Dietetics technician Judy Mayer will present a cooking demonstration and discussion on how eating locally and

organically helps both the environment and your health at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave.,

Saturday, October 1, 2-3 p.m. Register online at mpl.org or call 414.286.3011.

BOOK DISCUSSION

History Buff Book Club

Join the discussion of Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell

Ave., Thursday, September 29, 5-7 p.m.

FOR FAMILIES

Ballet Story Time

Staff from the Milwaukee Ballet will share stories and demonstrate ballet positions in this special story time at

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Play & Learn

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

Saturday, October 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Construction Site. Pack up the tools and get ready to plan and build with

blocks at the construction site.

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,

September 26, 6:30-7 p.m. Come dressed in your coziest PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend.

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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, September 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with

a parent or guardian.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wednesday, September 28, 9:30-11 a.m. For children ages 2 and

under with a parent or guardian.

East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Thursday, September 29, 10-11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with a

parent or guardian.

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

parent or guardian.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1-4

with a parent or guardian.

FOR CHILDREN

Exploratorium

Explore science, technology, engineering, art and math with our eco-focused STEAM sessions at the

Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday, September 27, 4-5 p.m. Use a mixture of recycled materials

and high-tech equipment to get creative! For kids ages 8-12.

Marble Run

Design a marble run with your family at Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Tuesday, September

27, 5-6 p.m. Some lucky winners will take home prizes for the fastest and best-looking marble run.

CREATE-Upcycling Program

Do you enjoy taking old things and making them new again? Join the world of upcycling by recycling

something old and turning it into something fun and new at Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76 th St., Tuesday,

September 27, 5-6 p.m.

Exploring Your Neighborhood @ Washington Park Library

Learn what makes the Washington Park neighborhood so special at Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman

Blvd., Tuesday, September 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. We’ll have activities, books and crafts, as well as special guests

from the Urban Ecology Center in Washington Park.

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.).

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74 th St., Wednesday, September 28, 4-5:30 p.m.

Villard Square Branch, 5190 N. 35 th St., Thursday, September 29, 4-5:30 p.m.

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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, September 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11 a.m.

Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74 th St., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11 a.m.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11 a.m.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, September 27, 10:30-11 a.m.

Forest Home Library, 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Thursday, September 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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

Mill Road Library, 6431 N. 76 th St., September 29, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Friday, September 30, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Thursday, September 29, 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.

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.