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National Cheese Day Tasting
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Come sample some of Wisconsin’s best cheeses with award-winning Wisconsin author Jeanette Hurt. Jeanette ‘s father was a dairy farmer, and she knows her cheeses. Yum!
Free of charge; no registration required; all ages welcome.

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Saturday, June 8, 2019, Noon - 4 pm

Share your love of knitting with like-minded crafters! Bring a lawn chair, your project, and come hang out on the library's beautiful outdoor Ladish Foundation Plaza. If you're not a knitter, bring some supplies (knitting needles and yarn) and ask a knitter to teach you something -- or bring any craft you'd like to work on. Don't forget a cool beverage and some sunscreen! We will move indoors if it rains. Free of charge; no registration required.

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Bonsai in Wisconsin: East Meets West and Art Meets Horticulture 
Sunday, June 9, 2019, 12 pm - 4 pm

Kevin Stoeveken of Wisco Bonsai will present a program on the art of Bonsai as it is practiced around the world in general, and in Southeast Wisconsin in particular. The program will include a short talk about Bonsai Basics, along with a demonstration of various techniques used to create these living pieces of art. There will also be a sign-up sheet for those who may wish to "get their hands dirty" and pursue this wonderful pastime beyond the day's presentation. This program will be held outside, in the Ladish Foundation Plaza and is free of charge. Rain date: June 30, 12-4 pm

Banana Wind
Banana Wind: A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band

Tuesday, June 18 @ 6:30 pm
Rain date: June 20 @ 6:30 pm
Calling all parrotheads!!!  Join us for a fun evening in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater in the Ladish Foundation Plaza as we sing along with this outstanding Jimmy Buffet tribute band! Come and chill out as we kick off the summer season. 
Don’t forget your lawn chairs! Refreshments will be available for purchase. 




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 pm - 3:30 pm
May 26, June 9, June 23, 2019

Milwaukee Public Museum On the Move: All Things Space
Wednesday, June 26 @ 1:00 pm
Join MPM as we investigate our corner of space and beyond!  Participants will get a chance to build their own scale model of the solar system.  Limited to 30 participants in Grades 1-5.


Milwaukee Public Museum On the Move: Mummies Mania
Wednesday, July 10 @ 1:00 pm
Explore the mysteries of mummies as we learn how and why Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead.  Participants will have a chance to help in the mummification process of a life size model.  Limited to 30 participants in Grades 1-5.

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Wehr Nature Center Presents Sky Stories
Wednesday, July 17 @ 1:00 pm
Children will act out a few of history's sky stories, learn about the moon and its phases, discover what they weigh on other planets, and create their own constellation.

The Zoological Society of Milwaukee and Kohl's Care Presents
Kohl's Wild Theater: How does Your Garden Grow?
Wednesday, July 24 @ 1:30 pm

Magic with Ardan James
Wednesday, July 31 @ 1:00 pm
Be amazed at this spectacular show with magician and mime Ardan James.

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music: Bucket Drumming
Wednesday, August 14 @ 1:00 pm
Learn the basics of bucket drumming.

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Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

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MCFLS Summary of Services

Check out these interesting FAQs about MCFLS, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System!

Big changes to the Library's north lawn!

Come see our new look - check out the Ladish Foundation Plaza, outside the library's north entrance!

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