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Fine Free @ Cudahy Family Library
In order to improve access to our library and encourage lifelong learning for children and young adults, Cudahy Family Library will no longer be assessing overdue fines on Cudahy Family Library Children's and Young Adult materials beginning February 14, 2020. 

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Poems of Peace
February 29, 2020 @ 10:30 am
Join in the creation of the Poets' Tree of Peace project, led by June G. Paul. Paul is hoping to collect 1000 poems, each of which will be printed on its own leaf. Come learn about the project and contribute your poem!
Guidelines: write an original poem (maximum 31 lines including title and stanza breaks) about your desire for or journey to peace. Your poem may be about global, local, social, or personal peace - please, no ranting, profanity, defamatory, or libelous poems. You retain the rights to your poem; previously published poems are OK with proper acknowledgment. Deadline: March 30, 2020.

Medicare 101 Class, presented by Medicare Strategies, LLC

Tuesday, March 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm or Monday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
This free educational event will help you understand the basics of Medicare enrollment, timing, and coverage options. Both classes will present the same information, so choose the one that fits best into your schedule. 

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Youth Art Month High School Art Show
Thursday, March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Join us as we unveil the student art exhibition on our art wall for Youth Art Month.  The opening of the exhibition will begin with a juried art show!  Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 pieces.  Light refreshments provided.  Thank you to Madeline Glaspey, artist and owner of Find Your Light School and Gallery, for judging the exhibition.  

MKE Mafia
The Milwaukee Mafia, presented by Gavin Schmitt

Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Local author Gavin Schmitt has researched Wisconsin's darker history for decades and will share his expertise on organized crime in our area.

Spring Break Block Party
Tuesday, March 24 @ 1:00 pm
Come build with us and challenge your mind.  LEGOs, Magna-tiles, XL-Jenga, and much much more!  Open to all ages.  

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Pisanki: Polish Easter Eggs Decorating Class, offered by Margie Hess
Monday, April 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm
Local artist Margie Hess will offer a free, hands-on class for how to make these beautiful eggs. Please register in advance by calling 414-769-2244 or stopping at the circulation desk. Participants should bring a dozen hard-boiled or blown-out eggs to decoarte and take home; all other supplies will be provided. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size limited to 20.


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AARP Income Tax Assistance - offering free tax preparation

February 5 - April 15, 2020
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Volunteers from AARP will be on hand to help you e-file your income taxes. Tax preparation is free and is not restricted by age, income, or AARP membership. Appointments required; space is limited, so schedule early. Make appointments online at or beginning January 6, 2020, or in person during regular tax season hours.


Needles & More
A bring-your-own craft group that meets and crafts for fun and companionship. Open to all ages and skill levels!
Sundays, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
February 2 & 16, 2020; March 1, 15, & 29, 2020; April 19, 2020; May 3, 17 & 31, 2020; June 14 & 28, 2020; July 12 & 26, 2020; August 9 & 23, 2020; September 6 & 20, 2020; October 4 & 18, 2020; November 1, 15 & 29, 2020; December 6 & 20, 2020

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Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests.

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MCFLS Summary of Services

Check out these interesting FAQs about MCFLS, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System!

Big changes to the Library's north lawn!

Come see our new look - check out the Ladish Foundation Plaza, outside the library's north entrance!

New Book for Sale! Cudahy: Snapshots of Commerce

Learn about the history of Cudahy's business community through the years! 
Cudahy Snapshots of Commerce - front cover