Attend the Wine and Book Pairing Event on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27

Indulge your passions for fine wine, great books and your love for the library. Donate to join in the fun for a Wine and Book Pairing special event this Giving Tuesday!
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The mission of the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation is to provide essential support through private contributions for books, materials, programs, and library facilities to ensure the Milwaukee Public Library's continued standing as a great library responsive to community needs.

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More than 90% of 6,000 annual library programs are funded entirely through private donor support. You help the library inspire lifelong learning to improve lives and contribute to a strong Milwaukee.

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November 27 - Wine and Book Pairing Experience on Giving Tuesday


Support the library with a glass of wine in one hand and a book in the other—could anything be better?

Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 p.m.

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Advocates for libraries, literacy, and lifelong learning. The Friends of the Milwaukee Public Library recognize the value of our great library and celebrate all it has to offer. Friends membership dollars provide financial support to keep the library’s outstanding collections, resources and programs free and accessible for all.

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