On Monday, after a quarter-century with Milwaukee Public Library, Director/City Librarian Paula A. Kiely announced that she plans to retire at the end of August.
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On June 1 2004, Lake Express ferry departed Milwaukee on her maiden voyage. She was the first high-speed ferry to enter service on the Great Lakes, beating out her larger cousin Spirit of Ontario I.
On this day, May 13, in 1978, the British freighter Photinia was blown hard aground just south of Milwaukee. Her crew was taken off by helicopter and no one was injured. She would be abandoned by her owners and sold to salvors.
If, like a lot of parents right now, you're finding that it's easy enough to keep kids occupied, but less easy keeping their minds firing on all cylinders, I've got you covered.
In March 1933 a Brown & Rehbaum photographer caught KILLARNEY at the Edward E. Gillen Kinnickinnic River dock in Milwaukee.
Last year, MPL added 50 wi-fi hotspots to help provide internet access in the community. Thanks to a grant, 75 more are now available.
On this Feb. 5, 1953, a Milwaukee Road locomotive pulled a short train across Chicago & Northwestern tracks and onto Jones Island. For the city of Milwaukee, this concluded a 26-year struggle "to open the harbor to all shippers and carriers on equal terms."
Each year, the Soo Locks are scheduled to close between Jan. 15 and March 25. Ice typically makes the passage impassable and the Corps of Engineers needs time to perform annual maintenance. For the most part, this brings an end to the shipping season and transportation companies must find a place to park their boats.
If you're a book fiend and dedicated Milwaukee Public Library patron like me, you likely panicked a little a couple weeks ago when the County Cat mobile app refused to load, saying only that it was dead and a new app would replace it "soon." The new app launched today.
Scary stories aren't just for Halloween. The long, cold nights of winter, with their howling winds and long shadows, create a sinister scene ideal for ghostly holiday tales.
On this day, Oct. 29, in 1929, the Goodrich steamer WISCONSIN foundered in Lake Michigan during a furious storm. Incredibly, 52 of the 68 men on board would survive.
It was on this date - Oct. 22 - in 1929 that the Grand Trunk Line car (that's railroad cars) ferry MILWAUKEE went missing during one of those fearsome storms for which Lake Michigan has long been well known.
Librarian Rachel Arndt's formal title is "Public Services Area Manager of the Central Library" which means she's basically in charge of the massive, opulent block-long building that's brimming with books and all of the people who enter it.
MPL has reissued its call for qualified firms who want a shot at creating a mixed-use development to replace the current Capitol Branch Library, at 3969 N. 74th St.
88Nine Labs, a Radio Milwaukee project overseen by DJ Tarik Moody, keeps pumping out fun and engaging science programming for kids of all ages. Like the upcoming event, "The Science of Marvel: Kyle Hill on the Science Behind Superheroes."