Check out our plans for the north lawn!  Click for more information!  

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Try Our Adult Summer Reading Program!
> Pick up or print out a reading log and keep track of all the books that you read or listen to between June 1 and August 31, 2017
> Turn in your completed logs for a chance to win some totally awesome prizes!  Drawing held on Friday, September 1, 2017. 
> Remember, the more logs you complete, the better your chances of winning!


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The Music of Star Wars: A Celebration of John Williams' Film Scores

Presented by Aaron Krerowicz
Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Hear Aaron explain how John Williams' iconic music helped make Star Wars into a pop culture phenomenon.  Free of charge; all ages welcome.

Breema Classes

Offered by Susan Mankowski, certified instructor (and former Cudahy resident!)
Saturday mornings, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Self-Breema is a non-judgmental, holistic practice with an emphasis on experiencing the body-mind connection, similar to a combination of T'ai-C'hi and yoga.  Wear comfortable clothing and socks.  Be able to lay, sit, and stand on the floor.  Bring a mat and pillow for support.  Chairs will be available if needed.  Free of charge; no registration required.

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The American Civil War

Presented by Patricia and Albert Forsythe, along with Richard Thinnes
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Approximately 620,000 Americans were killed in the Civil War. Come learn new facts about the Blue and Gray, then test your knowledge with a trivia match during the program.  Free to all ages; no registration required.

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Ladish Foundation Plaza Dedication

Sunday, September 10, 2017 
Join us for a fun afternoon in our new outdoor space!  
1:00 pm - Ribbon cutting ceremony 
2:00 pm - American folk music, featuring guitar and violin, performed by Allen Cote and John Patek
2:30 pm - Music from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and beyond, performed by Pam and the Accidentals, a vocal show group (bring your dancing shoes!)
Light refreshments will be available after the ceremony. Commemorative souvenirs will be distributed while supplies last.

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Richard Halliburton: A Thrilling Tale 

Presented by William Taylor
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Join local author William Taylor as he discusses the famous American author and explorer Richard Halliburton. Halliburton was best known for having swum the length of the Panama Canal, but his many adventures spanned the globe. Taylor will discuss his book A Shooting Star Meets the Well of Death: How Richard Halliburton Conquered the World. 
Free of charge, no registration required.
Free of charge, no registration required.

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Check out our new video game collection in the YA section.  We have games for a variety of platforms including the Playstation 4, the WiiU, Nintendo 3DS, and the Xbox One.  



Needles & More
A bring-your-own craft group that meets and crafts for fun and companionship.  Open to all ages and skill levels!
Sundays, 12:30 - 3:30
August 6, August 20

Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco Authors Visit
Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Join us for a wonderful visit from New York Times Best Selling Authors Sherri Duskey Rinker and John Rocco.  We will hear about their new book, Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton.

Books will be available for purchase through Boswell Books.  Along with book signing, the library will have a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy including; a modular display set up by the Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club, light refreshments, a big machines craft, a photo prop area, a train table set up for children, and a toddler ride on train.  This program is free to the public. No registration is required. 

Harvest Tasting
Save the Date!
The 9th Annual Harvest Tasting will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 after hours @ the Cudahy Family Library, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm.  
Join us for an array of quality wines, craft beers, bountiful food, and delectable desserts as well as a silent auction.  Entertainment by the BriTins, Milwaukee's fabulous Beatles tribute group.  This event is sponsored by Patrick Cudahy, LLC; BMO Harris Bank; Vilter Foundation, Inc.; Steren McDonald's Restaurants; Friends of Cudahy Library; and Landmark Credit Union.  Tickets are now available!  $40 in advance with the BriTins show; $30 in advance without the show.  Stop by the library or call (414) 769-2244 to reserve your tickets.

Family Fun Day
Kohl's Wild Theater
Misunderstood: Musicals for the Underappreciated
Saturday, October 28 @ 11:00 am
Bats, frogs, and other underappreciated animals take center stage in this 40-minute collection of musicals about Wisconsin animals.  Concepts presented include Wisconsin habitats, animal adaptations, pet ownership, animal disease prevention, and more!  Most appropriate for grades K-5 and families with children of all ages.  The program is free to the public.  No registration is required. 


Big changes to the Library's north lawn!

Phase one is complete, phase two is underway. Stop by to see the progress!

New Book for Sale! Cudahy: Snapshots of Commerce

Learn about the history of Cudahy's business community through the years! 
Cudahy Snapshots of Commerce - front cover

Display Your Artwork at the Library

Would you like to showcase your artwork? Become a featured artist on our art wall!