We are pleased to offer a partial reopening of the Library building, in addition to our curbside pickup service. The building is now open to the public. Not all library services are available at this time. Please see our COVID-19 page for more information.

Temporary Hours of Service:
Monday—Thursday 10:00 am6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am—5:00 pm
Saturday—Sunday 12:00 pm—4:00 pm

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Cudahy's Celtic Celebration

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Irish culture, enjoy some tasty Irish food from McBob’s Pub & Grill, and dedicate the beautiful new Cudahy Irish Garden!
Schedule of events:
- 5:00 pm: McBob's Pub & Grill begins serving food
- 5:30 pm: Dedication of the Cudahy Irish Garden
- 6:00 pm: Music by Frogwater
- 7:15 pm: Music by Blackthorn Folly
The details
- All events will take place outside, in the Ladish Foundation Plaza and the Cudahy Irish Garden
- Per state order, face coverings are required 
- Barnard Ave. will be closed to facilitate social distancing measures
- Please bring your own lawn chair
- Adult beverages will be available for purchase
- No carry in food or beverage will be permitted
- Please be aware that we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment at this event. In addition, this event may be cancelled depending on local health trends or weather
- Rain Date August 27, 2020


For ages 0-18 
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The Mysterious Card Catalog
Created by Michael Timm
Special thank you to Reflo
Click Here to Begin the Escape
Note that you can work ahead or check the teen page each week for a link to the weekly puzzle.  Those that are successful in completing the escape room can pick up a prize at the youth reference desk. 

Oh, the Places You'll Go Photo Scavenger Hunt
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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: a virtual talk presented by Dr. Mark Guillette
Monday, August 24, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Everything you have ever wanted to know about stars! Big stars, little stars; new stars, old stars; our star the Sun.

To attend the event:
Go to www.youtube.com/mjguillette five minutes before the start time and look for the live event. Q and A will be available throughout each of the presentations. Presentations will be archived on Dr. Guillette’s YouTube Channel, normally within 24 hours of completion, so if you can't make the live event, you can always go back and view it at a later time.

For more information about Dr. Guillette, visit his NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador bio page at: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/ambassadors/1885/


Come visit our beautiful new south entrance!

Our south entrance was renovated this spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area has been converted into a beautiful Irish cottage garden, complete with a statue of our city's founder, Patrick Cudahy, as a young boy sitting with his Grandpa Shaw. We are excited and grateful!  Follow the progress of the project by clicking here.  Please join us for a dedication of this lovely space on Thursday, August 20 at 5:30 pm (see above for details). 

Now available: remote printing!
See our Digital Services page for more information.

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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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Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, 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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Historical Films Digitized

The Cudahy Family Library is digitizing our collection of historic films and videotapes.

South Entrance Renovation

Our south entrance has been transformed into a beautiful Irish garden! Please come enjoy the space.

MCFLS Summary of Services

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