Tour the , 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 Caf. To arrange for a special tour call (414) 286-TOUR.
A used book sale featuring a large selection of gently used adult and childrens books, cookbooks, sheet music, comics, magazines, audio books and maps will be held at , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Anodyne Coffee and other refreshments available for purchase in the R Caf. 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.
American Republic Insurance Services will provide a free seminar on Medicare, what it is, what it covers, alternative types of coverage, and how to protect your savings from out-of-pocket Medicare expenses at the , 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Monday, November 13, 2-4 p.m.
Whether youre uninsured, or just want to explore your choices, the Health Insurance Marketplace may have coverage thats 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. Call 414-270-4677 for an appointment. Walk-ins will also be accepted if the navigator does not have an appointment.
, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Thursday, November 16, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Also Nov. 30. Spanish-speaking navigators are available, unless a substitute is needed.
, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Friday, November 17, 1-5 p.m. Spanish-speaking navigators are available, unless a substitute is needed.
Get inspired with local upcycling expert Michael Alt, owner of Alts, a local antique and flower shop. Learn how to use your imagination and the resources you already have to create unique, durable and quality pieces at the , 3912 S. Howell Ave., Monday, November 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Make ornaments out of repurposed materials that will be provided. Space is limited; please arrive early for a spot.
Discovery Lunches are one-hour programs that invite you to explore and connect with fellow learners. Please call 414-286-3011 or stop by any Milwaukee Public Library to register. A light lunch is provided. Writing for Brain Power will be presented at , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Research has discovered that both writing and art boosts brain power. Join us as we create found poetry and then write poems and illustrate them with simple doodle art. Rochelle Melander is an author, speaker, and certified professional writing coach.
Want to write more, but need inspiration, time, a reason, or support from others who understand the struggle to fill the blank page? Join librarian Ruth Gaba for this creative writing gathering at the , 310 W. Locust St., Tuesday, November 14, 4:30-6 p.m. The hands-on workshop will provide prompts and encouragement for putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Ruth Gaba is a 12 time NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) winner and experienced creative writing teacher.
Color Your Way to Calm
Color your way to calm at a drop-in coloring club for adults at the , 2320 N. Cramer St., Tuesday, November 14, 5-7 p.m. Coloring sheets, art supplies and hot tea will be provided.
Divided We Fall traces the genesis of one of the largest sustained protests in US history and takes a critical look at the tensions that challenged the movements solidarity. It gets beneath the surface of the mass protests, chants, and rallies to shed light on what really happened in Madison in 2011. Written and directed by Katherine Acosta, the documentary will be shown at , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tuesday, November 14, 6-8 p.m.
Let us help you hit your NaNoWriMo word count with this write-in session at the , 5190 35th St., Wednesday, November 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
The end of National Novel Writing Month is in sight! Design a book cover for your work and digitize it, add to a list of characters/titles for others to use (or adopt one for yourself), and work toward that elusive 50,000 word goal accompanied by rainy ambient noise at the , 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Wednesday, November 15, 5-7:45 p.m.
Tragic Tales of Tuscany: The Flood of Florence
Award-winning local author Paul Salsini will read and discuss his book about the disaster in Italy in 1966 when the Arno River overflowed its banks killing more than 100 people and damaging or destroying millions of masterpieces of art and rare books. Presentation will be held at the , 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Start investigating your family history at , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Thursday, November 16, 12-1 p.m. A Humanities librarian will offer a brief introduction to library resources available for beginning genealogists.
Gather to knit or crochet with help from a volunteer at the , 310 W. Locust St., Thursday, November 16, 12-3 p.m. Great for beginners who want to learn a new skill and for those with experience who want to meet other fiber arts enthusiasts. Also Nov. 30. Library closed Nov. 23.
Free citizenship classes presented by Voces de la Frontera at the , 906 W. Historic Mitchell Street on Saturday, November 18, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration required. To be added to the wait list call Voces de la Frontera: 414-643-1620. Also Nov. 25.
Enjoy a Musical Journey Through Europe with the Rich Regent Band including Italian, French, Spanish and Green instrumentals mixed with German, Slovenian and Polish vocals at the , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 18, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the first floor, Mozarts Grove area.
Bring the family for movie day! Watch a family friendly movie at the , 310 W. Locust St., Saturday, November 18, 1-3 p.m. Popcorn will be served. Featuring: Descendants.
Contributors to the 2018 Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets Calendar will read their poetry at the , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 18, 2-4 p.m. All contributors are invited to read their poems.
Calendars will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.
Join the discussion of The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the , 3501 Oklahoma Ave., Monday, November 13, 6-7 p.m.
Join the discussion of The Lake House by Kate Morton at the , 2566 S. Kinnickinnick Ave., Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Challenge yourself and your peers on Wii Game Night! Well provide the snacks and games, just bring your competitive spirit to the , 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Wednesday, November 15, 5-6 p.m.
Whether you have a few careers in mind or you havent given the future much thought at all, this workshop will help you kick-start your career exploration process at the , 3969 N. 74th St., Wednesday, November 15, 5-7 p.m. Designed for high school students, this workshop will be fun, free, and chock-full of tools and resources from career planning experts. Plus, well have food!
Share stories, songs, and rhymes with exploring picture book illustration styles. Children will make art inspired by the books we read at:
Make your own Pete the Cat to join you on your cool and groovy adventures as you celebrate National Picture Book Month at the , 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Monday, November 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Inspired by the Pete the Cat series by James Dean and Eric Litwin.
Dress as your favorite picture book character and celebrate National Picture Book Month with activities based on favorite stories and characters at the , 3912 S. Howell Ave., Tuesday, November 14, 6-7 p.m.
Imaginative play for families with young children at the , 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Saturday, November 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bakery Shop. Take turns being the baker, the server and the customer at our pretend bakery.
PRESENTED IN SPANISH. Imaginative play for families with young children at the , 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., Wednesday, November 15, 6-7 p.m. Grocery Store. Make a grocery list, help customers, run the cash register, and go shopping at our pretend grocery store.
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.).
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.
, 3969 N. 74th St., Thursday, November 16, 10:30-11:30 am. For children ages 2 and under with a parent or guardian. Also Nov. 30.
, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wednesday, November 15, 9:30-11 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with a parent or guardian. Also Nov. 22, 29.
, 2320 N. Cramer St. Thursday, November 16, 10-11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 and under with a parent or guardian. Also Nov. 30.
, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Friday, November 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1 to 4 with a parent or guardian.
, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave. Thursday, November 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1 to 4 with a parent or guardian. Also Nov. 30.
Kids in grades 2-5, join us for this afterschool beginner French Club at the , 2320 N. Cramer St., Monday, November 13, 3:30-5 p.m. Have fun while developing your vocabulary and conversation skills. Light refreshments will be provided. Also Nov. 20.
Join other LEGO brick enthusiasts and see what you can create from the bottom up. Bring your imagination and creativity and well provide the bricks at:
Apples, Apples, Apples! at the , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Saturday, November 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for an apple-flavored story time and all sorts of apple themed activities. You can even make your own applesauce!
Art Workshop with Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) at the , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave.,Saturday, November 18, 2-3:30 p.m. Be inspired by a read aloud and then work on imaginative art activities. Families can come and make art together. Also Nov. 25.
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.
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 Directors Office at (414) 286-3021, 286-2794 (FAX), or mail to Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233 Attn: Accommodation Request.
Visit the Bookseller, the librarys used book store, located at , 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., and R Caf, the librarys coffee shop. Call 286.2142 for hours of service.