Milwaukee public library

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On this day in 1953, the railroad finally arrived on Jones Island

Published Feb. 5, 2020

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."

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Remember when "tin stackers" wintered in Milwaukee?

Published Jan. 24, 2020

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.

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County libraries launch new County Cat mobile app

Published Dec. 16, 2019

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.

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Librarian boss lady slams the book on stereotypes

Published April 3, 2019

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.

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Hear "Because Science" host Kyle Hill explain Marvel superheroes

Published March 20, 2019

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."

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MPL issues RFP for mixed-use Capitol Library replacement

Published Jan. 2, 2019

With just a couple days left in 2018, the Milwaukee Public Library issued a Request for Proposals from potential partners to create a mixed-use development to replace the current Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St.