Events for all Milwaukee Public Libraries for the week of November 17th

November 11, 2016
Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.

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

Oh Freedom! Sons of the Civil Rights Movement

Award-winning folksinger Chris Vallillo will perform pivotal songs from the music that inspired and sustained

the Civil Rights Movement at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. on Sunday, November 20, 2-3 p.m.

Interspersed with the music will be firsthand accounts of the historic struggle and the impact of music on our

nation’s most important social cause.

Spotlight Exhibit Series

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

Collection every month. 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 at Central Library, 814 W.

Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 22, 12-7 p.m. in the Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room.

Book to Art Club

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way! Read a selected novel then work on an art

project inspired by the story at the East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., Tuesday, November 22, 6-7 p.m. 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.

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, November 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet new chess enthusiasts while improving your strategy.

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 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Also Nov. 29.

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

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Skeins of Milwaukee

Bring your needles and/or hooks, your yarn and your enthusiasm to share and learn with others who knit and

crochet. Join us at the Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in

Mozart’s Grove. There is free 2-hr. street parking on Saturdays.

FOR FAMILIES

Thanksgiving Pajama Story Time

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a craft and listen to stories about family, food and love at the East Branch, 2320 N.

Cramer St., Monday, November 21, 6-7 p.m.

American Indian Legends with Hawk, Owl, Vulture & Eagle

Celebrate Native American Heritage Day as Schlitz Audubon presents the First-Peoples’ storytelling tradition

highlighting birds of prey at the Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday, November 22, 6-7 p.m.

Elephant and Piggie Goodbye Party

Say “goodbye” and “thank you” to the beloved characters Gerald and Piggie as we celebrate all of the laughter

and fun of the Elephant and Piggie book series by Mo Willems.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Tuesday, November 22, 5-6 p.m.

Zablocki Library, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Saturday, November 26, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

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 21, 6:30-7 p.m. Come dressed in your coziest PJs and bring a stuffed animal friend. Also Nov. 28.

Play & Learn

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

Saturday, November 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Flower Shop. Practice helping out at the florist’s shop. Help

customers, arrange flowers, run the cash register, and write up orders.

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.

a parent or guardian.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wednesday, November 23, 9:30-11 a.m. For children ages 2 and

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

FOR CHILDREN

Cooking with Kids

Interested in cooking? Find out firsthand what cooking is all about at the Atkinson Library, 1960 W. Atkinson

Ave., Monday, November 21, 2-3 p.m. Discover kid-friendly recipes, learn about nutrition and try out a bunch

of new foods. Also Nov. 22, 23.

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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 23, 4-5:30 p.m.

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

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Tuesday, November 22, 3:30-5 p.m. Also Nov. 29

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

Saturdays at Central

Craft Leftovers at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. After

enjoying your Thanksgiving leftovers, come and share in creating art with our craft leftovers.

Saturday Afternoon at Central for ‘Tweens

LEGO Club at Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 26, 2-3 p.m. We provide the

LEGOs and you provide the imagination! Join other LEGO enthusiasts for an afternoon of building. What will

you create?

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.

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

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.