Spring Literary Luncheon

Event Details

“Friends, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Library Lovers enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with Author David Maraniss at the Friends of MPL’s Spring Literary Luncheon on May 29th at the Wisconsin Club.”

Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

About The Event


2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration


Thank you to our Board members, Sponsors, Volunteers, and Library Lovers for a wonderful evening honoring Sue and Bud Selig for their contributions to literacy and life long learning on October 10th at Central Library.

Honoring Sue and Bud Selig

“Growing up in Milwaukee, both Sue and I were raised in families that greatly valued reading and learning. So I have loved to read my whole life and our local library was always a very special place to me. Books are a wonderful window into the world of knowledge, history and so many stories about human achievement. Libraries open all those windows to us and deserve our ongoing appreciation and support. Sue and I are proud to receive this award and to support one of the finest library systems in the world right here in our home town.”

~ Sue and Bud Selig

Photos by Scott Paulus

An Evening With Daniel Goldin

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An Evening With Daniel Goldin 

Tuesday, November 5 at 5:30pm
Central Library
Richard E. and Lucile Krug Rare Books Room


About the Event

Friends Members are invited to join us for a special evening with Daniel Goldin, Owner of Boswell Book Company. Daniel will share anecdotes about his experiences as an independent book store owner, answer questions from guests, and divulge his all-time favorite books!  Wine and light appetizers will be provided. 

Space is limited.  Tickets are $20 each 



Lawyers For Libraries

Event Details

Thank you, Lawyers for Libraries Members!

Membership Support Form

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*
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