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“Green Roof Tour very interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Library
814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
414 286 3000
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Ranked #26 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Libraries
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Green Roof Tour very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Wednesdays at noon you can take a free tour that lasts about 20 minutes of the green roof. It's kind of a big deal as it was one of the first to be done in Milwaukee. It has solar panels and sedum plants. There's also a section in the library which focuses on being more green- has some information running on video screens, posted on panels, and a selection of books. The building is beautiful and historic. You don't need a library card to enter. The children's section has a play area to keep kids busy for awhile. There are always interesting displays on the second floor that appeal to adults. Currently there is a Barbie exhibit which is great. Stop by the coffee shop for lunch- they make great sandwiches (Southwest turkey is awesome!) and have locally produced Anodyne coffees. You will find a very cheap selection of used books in the cafe too.

Visited July 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This beautiful building was built in the early 1900's. It has a great entryway. This building is a test of time. It is a must see when in the Downtown Milwaukee area. It has a lot to see, more then just books and reading material.

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“Beautiful lobby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did not walk around the library much. I just went into the lobby and took some pictures. It was extremely beautiful. It was worth just going in just to see that. I'm a huge fan of architecture and engineering marvels.

Visited July 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Take the Free Tour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Cool building ~ A great way to enjoy it is to take the Free Tour on Saturdays at 1:30pm. You'll learn about the architecture, the history, and services that they provide to the community.

Visited October 2013
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“Terrific All-County Library Loan System”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Even links with Marquette's Graduate Law Library, when necessary!! They will bend over backwards to track down any book in their system, no matter how obscure or infrequently-read it is!

Visited May 2013
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