Wine and Book Pairing Experience

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Wine and Book Pairing Experience on Giving Tuesday

About the Event

Thanks to all who made a difference by attending the Wine and Book Pairing Experience on Giving Tuesday in Central Library's Rare Books Room, where donors and guests selected FREE BOOK DOOR PRIZES of new and yet-to-be-released titles.

Everyone explored and savored featured wines and cheeses, sponsored by Thief Wine Shop & Bar, and West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe, along with expertly paired book recommendations. Giving Tuesday was the perfect time for library lovers to gather and feel good about supporting literacy and lifelong learning. Thank you!


Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

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Congratulations to Jay & Madonna Williams, and thanks to all who celebrated innovation at the library, and supported literacy and lifelong learning. 

About the Event

Thank you for celebrating our esteemed honorees and supporting the transformative nature of public libraries. The 30th Anniversary Fundraiser raised $335,000 to support lifelong learning programs for 2 million annual Milwaukee Public Library visitors. Many thanks to foundation donors who have partnered with Milwaukee Public Library for 30 years! It’s because of you that the library has been able to adapt, expand services, and introduce innovation.

Photos by Melissa Miller.

Spring Literary Luncheon

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STAY TUNED for the 2019 Spring Literary Luncheon announcement!

Reservations are closed.

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About the Event

Held in 2018 at
The Wisconsin Club

Mexican-American author, Luis Alberto Urrea shared glimpses into his book, which is a personal remembrance of his late beloved elder brother. Guests at the luncheon heard a reading, and received signed copies of his new novel, The House of Broken Angels.

Lawyers For Libraries

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Thank you, Lawyers for Libraries Members!

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About the Event

We had a wonderful evening of socializing at Central Library, and learned about the positive impact that Milwaukee Public Library is having in our community.

You can still join Lawyers for Libraries and be recognized for a lifetime on the donor recognition wall at the new library development project coming soon to Good Hope Road in Milwaukee. 

About Lawyers for Libraries

Milwaukee Public Library is at the heart of our community and justice is at the heart of our democracy. The Lawyers for Libraries Society provides integral support for the Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our neighborhoods. The group is comprised of local attorneys representing Milwaukee’s top law firms who value the library’s essential services and programs in the community. Throughout the year, Lawyers for Libraries members are invited to special events, including a Lawyers for Libraries Member Social. 

Lawyers for Libraries Members 

Laura Arnow
Phil Atinsky
Laura Baker
Kristin Bergstrom*
Aaron Bernstein*
Hon. Ana Berrios-Schroeder
David Borowski*
Michael Bowen*
Sara Bowen*
Bill Brash
James Cauley*
Christopher Cherella*
John Chisholm*
Rebecca Coffee
Daniel Conley*
Francis W. Deisinger
Hon. Maria Dorsey*
Thomas J. Drought*
Steven R. Duback*
Hon. David Feiss*
Stevin George
Franklyn M. Gimbel*
Hon. Lindsey Grady
Hon. Beth Hanan
Arthur J. Harrington*
Christopher Hartley*
Hon. Michelle Havas*
John W. Hein*
Ann Jacobs
Hannah Jahn
Bradley J. Kalscheur*
Hon. Joan Kessler*
Rebecca Kiefer*
Cord Klein
Deborah Koconis*
Jonathan Koenig*
Carol Krigbaum*
Kevin Kukor*
Catherine La Fleur*
Brenda Lewison
Melissa Love Koenig*
Kent Lovern*
Susan Lovern*
Craig Mastantuono
Randy Nelson*
Michelle Nelson
Kathy Nusslock*
Barbara O'Brien*
Jamshed Patel*
Mark Pecora*
Michael Plaisted*
Donald Prachthauser
Hon. Janet Protasiewicz*
William Reddin*
Dan Renouard
Michael Reyes
Gary Ruesch
Travis Schwantes*
Denasha A. Scott*
Greg Sell*
M. Samir Siddique
Terese Singer*
Susan Spoerk*
Emily Stedman*
Mark Thomsen
Yvonne Vegas
Dan Vliet*
Jeff Wagner*
Anne Wal*
Scott Wales*
David Westrup*
Joan Zawikowski*

* Denotes Charter Member