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Cudahy Family Library

3500 Library Drive
Cudahy, Wisconsin 53110

(414) 769-2244

Cudahy Family Library


Eleanor Roosevelt

Come hear Jessica Michna as she portrays Eleanor Michna in this special program. 

As World War II ended, America lost its stalwart leader, President Franklin Roosevelt.  After 13 years as first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt had hoped to retire and perhaps write her memoirs.  By 1948, the world had changed dramatically and so had Eleanor.  Born into the opulent wealth of America's "Golden Age," she would grow from the shy orphan into a confident, driven woman.  Annealed by personal tragedy, she would emerge as a champion of civil rights, author, and stateswoman.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm


Spring Vendor & Craft Fair

The Friends of Cudahy Library will be sponsoring a spring vendor & craft fair on
Saturday, March 12, 2016 -- 10:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2016 -- 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come shop local vendors and crafters while supporting the library!

Vendor spots may still be available.  For more information or an application, please click here.  Only one vendor per product will be accepted.


AARP Income Tax Assistance

Volunteers from AARP will be at the Library to assist people with e-filing their income taxes.  The volunteers will see people on a first-come, first-served basis and, they may make future appointments for people (appointments can be made in person only).

Wednesdays, February 3 - April 13, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Thursdays, February 4 - April 14, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Staff will open the lobby doors for people to wait inside the building at 9:30am.


Library Road Trip to Chicago for "Dressing Downton" exhibit

Do you love Downton Abbey as much as we do?!  Join the Friends of Cudahy Library as we travel to the beautiful Dreihaus Museum in Chicago to view the "Dressing Downton" exhibit and have an English tea on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The bus will depart from the Cudahy Family Library at 9:00am and return at approximately 4:30pm. Cost is $110 per person and includes Badger bus transportation, exhibition admission, tour booklet, audio guide, and a traditional English tea.

35 costumes from the beloved PBS series, Downton Abbey, are displayed in an 1883 Gilded Age mansion. This grand home features elegant furnishings and historic decorative arts. Following the tour, we will adjourn to The Murphy, a French Renaissance style building adjacent to the museum, for tea.

To reserve your space, please register at the Cudahy Family Library by April 1, 2016. Space is limited. Fee is nonrefundable and due upon registration. Please call 414-769-2244 with questions.  For more information about the exhibit, you can visit the Dreihaus Museum website at  

We hope you can join us!


Project Tepee

The Greater Milwaukee Knitting Guild, in conjunction with a group of independent crafters are making and donating to the Cudahy Family Library a children's tent made from 4" x 6" rectangles of any color fiber in any pattern.  The tent will be displayed in the library from early June through the end of October, when it will be auctioned off at the Library's annual fundraiser, A Harvest Tasting. 

Want to participate?  Please feel free to drop off your pieces at the Library's Reference Desk during regular business hours (please not in the book drop).  Join us in building this fun community project!


Marcus Movie Tickets Available!

Purchase discounted movie tickets (valid at Marcus theaters) and benefit the Friends of Cudahy Library! 

Diamond tickets cost $8.00 and can be used any time.

Silver tickets cost $6.50 but cannot be used for movies beginning after 5:30pm on Saturdays or at Extra Special Attraction features. 

Receive a free snack cash coupon worth $3.00 for every two tickets purchased.


Cudahy's 3M Cloud eBooks

Try out this new, easy way to read FREE eBooks from the Cudahy Family Library!  Come in to check out books from the kiosk at the library OR install an app on your computer or device and check them out from home.  Visit to download the free app, or search for "3M Cloud Library" in the Google Play or iTunes stores.  Our eBooks can be checked out and read with smartphones, tablets, computers, and most eBook readers.


Sheridan Park 100th Anniversary Booklet for Sale

In celebration of Sheridan's Park 100th anniversary in 2014, Library staff have published a 44-page, illustrated history of the park.  The booklet is available for purchase at the Circulation Desk for $10.00.  Learn about the history of the park, take a look at some historic photos, and read through some wonderful personal recollections!


Free Digital Magazines Now Available!

The Cudahy Family Library has subscribed to a great new service called Zinio that allows you to download the digital copies of many popular magazines to your computer, tablet, or mobile device.  Over 100 popular magazines such as Newsweek, US Weekly, and National Geographic are available at no charge.  Download as many as you want; keep them as long as you want!

To get started with Zinio, visit the link here, or connect from the front page of CountyCat library catalog.  We hope you enjoy Zinio!


iPads Now Available to Borrow

The Cudahy Family Library has purchased iPad 2s for our patrons to check out and use anywhere in the Library.  Library card holders age 18 and up may borrow an iPad for up to 2 hours per day.  The iPads are pre-loaded with many fun and useful apps as well as a variety of classic eBooks.  See the adult reference librarian to check one out today! 

NEW!  A limited number of iPads are now available for 7-day loans - take one home and get comfortable with this great technology!

The iPads were made possible thanks to generous funding from Ladish Co. Foundation and the Friends of Cudahy Library.


Library Wish Lists Online at

We are not able to purchase all the materials we would like for our collections. A generous gift from you will mean more new materials on our shelves and will help us to better serve our community. You can purchase a book for the Cudahy Family Library by selecting a title from our wish lists at Click on Gifts & Wish Lists near the top of the screen, and enter "Cudahy Family Library" into the Find Wish Lists and Registries box on the right to see lists of books requested for our adult, teen, and childrens collections.
Thank you for your gift!

Generations of Pride - On Sale Now!

Generations of Pride - A Centennial History of Cudahy, Wisconsin is a fascinating look back at the history of Cudahy, and it's now available for purchase on line or in the Friends of Cudahy Library's gift shop!

Its 506 pages are profusely illustrated and only $25.00.

Click here and get it delivered directly to you!



The Cudahy Family Library serves as a resource that fosters our community's connection to the heritage of the past, the opportunities of the present, and the possibilities of the future.


The Cudahy Family Library promotes lifelong learning by striving to meet the informational and recreational needs of our patrons, providing access to services, materials and information in a variety of formats.