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Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Bestseller, David Maraniss on May 29

Tickets to the 2019 Spring Literary Luncheon Are Now Available

Do libraries really matter anymore?

Learn how community wide impact is made daily at Milwaukee Public Library. Read "Libraries DO Matter" in the Reader Newsletter.
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Our Mission

The mission of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation is to provide essential support through private contributions for books, materials, programs, and library facilities to ensure the Milwaukee Public Library's continued standing as a great library responsive to community needs.

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Understanding our impact

More than 90% of 6,000 annual library programs are funded entirely through private donor support. You help the library inspire lifelong learning to improve lives and contribute to a strong Milwaukee.

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Our Next Event

2019 Spring Literary Luncheon

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue

Featuring New York Times Bestseller and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, David Maraniss




Friends of MPL

Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library recognize the value of our great library and celebrate all it has to offer. Friends membership dollars provide financial support to keep the library’s outstanding collections, resources and programs free and accessible for all.

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Read into it

Find inspiration at your library! Milwaukee Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library sponsor special literary programs at Milwaukee Public Library such as the Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, fascinating author events and more.

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