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Summer Library Film

Beat the heat with a free summer movie night at the library! We've got fan favorites, lesser-known films, powerful documentaries, and movies the whole family can enjoy. 

July 2, 2018

Habitat LEGO Build

Lego Habitat Build

Join in the LEGO Build Competition! Children between the ages of 5-11 will build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

June 29, 2018

Free Meals for Kids | Comida Gratis para los Niños

Free Meals for Kids

Free meals for kids! The MMSD Summer Food Program provides FREE FOOD from June 18 - Aug 10. To find a summer food site near you, text “food” to 877-877, call 211, or visit mmsd.org/food.


Un programa de verano de MMSD provee COMIDA GRATIS del 18 de junio al 10 de agosto. Encuentre un sitio de comida cercano en mmsd.org/food o envie el texto “comida” al 877-877, o llame al 211.

June 18, 2018

A Wild Rumpus: AnjiPlay Experience

Wild Rumpus

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. 

The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. 

Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ 

June 15, 2018

Community Reads: Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Recommendations

We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to recommend a science fiction book for people who don't like science fiction.

Folks chimed in with over 70 books, authors, and series worth checking out if you're new to science fiction, or not particularly keen on the genre.

Here are their top picks in an easy-to-browse list in order by popularity on our post. 

Search LINKcat to find several of these titles in alternative formats like ebook, audiobook, and large print. 

June 14, 2018

Film & Discussion

Blood is at the Doorstep

Join Director Erik Ljung, a member of the Hamilton family, Representative Chris Taylor, and Wisconsin Film Festival Coordinator Ben Reiser for a screening of the documentary The Blood is at the Doorstep, followed by a post-screening Q&A at Central Library on Wednesday, July 18, 6:30pm. This film won a Golden Badger Award at the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival. Watch the trailer at www.thebloodisatthedoorstep.tv.

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June 11, 2018

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