Save the Date


"Haunted" 2019 Benjamin Franklin Awards Celebration

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
Central Library
814 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53233

Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information call 414-286-3784 or email

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Expect the Unexpected

This one-of-a-kind celebration provides a chance to experience a fun and very non-traditional library event complete with:

  • Creepy cocktails
  • Eerie interactive experiences
  • Bewildering library collections
  • Spookily savory menu of culinary delights prepared by Louise’s Catering

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

2018 event Photos by Melissa Miller