Spring Literary Luncheon

LIVE Virtual Spring Literary Luncheon


Although it looked a little different this year, Friends Members and book lovers virtually joined Madeline Miller, where she shared anecdotes about her Number 1 New York Times Bestseller "Circe" and answered questions from guests!


Proceeds from the event support programs, materials, and digital services at Milwaukee Public Library. If you are interested in contributing you can do so HERE.

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

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Virtual Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Thursday, October 01, 2020 7:00-8:00PM

Tickets and Sponsorship info coming soon!

Call 414-286-3784 or email foundation@mpl.org with questions.



Each year, the Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration honors community leaders who have made significant contributions to literacy and lifelong learning in Milwaukee. Funds raised at the event help provide crucial support for library programs, materials and facilities, which ensures the Milwaukee Public Library has the resources it needs to remain a pillar of the community, helping people read, learn and connect.

2019 Photos by Scott Paulus

An Evening With Daniel Goldin

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An Evening With Daniel Goldin 

Friends Members and book lovers joined Daniel Goldin, Owner of Boswell Book Company, where he shared anecdotes about his experiences as an independent book store owner, answered questions from guests, and divulged his all-time favorite books!  

Lawyers For Libraries

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Thank you, Lawyers for Libraries Members!

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About the Event

We had a wonderful evening of socializing at Central Library, and learned about the positive impact that Milwaukee Public Library is having in our community.

You can still join Lawyers for Libraries and be recognized for a lifetime on the donor recognition wall at the new library development project coming soon to Good Hope Road in Milwaukee. 

Photos by Erika Ehley

About Lawyers for Libraries

Milwaukee Public Library is at the heart of our community and justice is at the heart of our democracy. The Lawyers for Libraries Society provides integral support for the Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our neighborhoods. The group is comprised of local attorneys representing Milwaukee’s top law firms who value the library’s essential services and programs in the community. Throughout the year, Lawyers for Libraries members are invited to special events, including a Lawyers for Libraries Member Social. 

Lawyers for Libraries Members 

Laura Arnow
Phil Atinsky
Laura Baker
Kristin Bergstrom*
Aaron Bernstein*
Hon. Ana Berrios-Schroeder
David Borowski*
Michael Bowen*
Sara Bowen*
Bill Brash
James Cauley*
Christopher Cherella*
John Chisholm*
Rebecca Coffee
Daniel Conley*
Francis W. Deisinger
Hon. Maria Dorsey*
Thomas J. Drought*
Steven R. Duback*
Hon. David Feiss*
Stevin George
Franklyn M. Gimbel*
Hon. Lindsey Grady
Hon. Beth Hanan
Arthur J. Harrington*
Christopher Hartley*
Hon. Michelle Havas*
John W. Hein*
Ann Jacobs
Hannah Jahn
Bradley J. Kalscheur*
Hon. Joan Kessler*
Hon. Rebecca Kiefer*
Cord Klein
Deborah Koconis*
Jonathan Koenig*
Carol Krigbaum*
Kevin Kukor*
Catherine La Fleur*
Brenda Lewison
Melissa Love Koenig*
Kent Lovern*
Susan Lovern*
Craig Mastantuono
Randy Nelson*
Michelle Nelson
Kathy Nusslock*
Barbara O'Brien*
Jamshed Patel*
Mark Pecora*
Michael Plaisted*
Donald Prachthauser
Hon. Janet Protasiewicz*
William Reddin*
Dan Renouard
Michael Reyes
Gary Ruesch
Travis Schwantes*
Denasha A. Scott*
Greg Sell*
M. Samir Siddique
Terese Singer*
Susan Spoerk*
Emily Stedman*
Mark Thomsen
Yvonne Vegas
Dan Vliet*
Jeff Wagner*
Anne Wal*
Scott Wales*
David Westrup*
Joan Zawikowski*

* Denotes Charter Member