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Happy Birthday, to us! Join us for birthday cake and coffee on Thursday, March 23, starting at 10:00 am as we celebrate 20 years in our beautiful library building. Refreshments will be served until they are gone. 

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Spring Craft & Vendor Fair

Saturday, March 25, 2023, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Support local small businesses and the library! Shop all your old and new favorite products in one place. Lunch will be available for purchase, benefitting Project Concern of Cudahy-St Francis. Visit all of the vendors and enter a free drawing for a $100 Visa gift card! This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cudahy Library (FOCL) and supports the FOCL Scholarship Fund. 
Would you like to be a vendor at this event? We still have spaces available. Stop by the library, give us a call at 414-769-2244, or email us at to learn more or to obtain an application. 

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Medicare 101

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:00 pm
Presented by Medicare Strategies, LLC. This free educational event will help you understand the basics of Medicare enrollment, timing, and coverage options. This is an in-person class and will be held in the Suzanne E. Collins Gathering Place.  

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The Birds and the Trees: An Arbor Day Celebration

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:30 pm
Birder Rita Flores Wiskowski will present "Birdwatching Along the Great Lakes Migratory Corridor," followed by a panel discussion of the natural areas being developed in Sheridan and Pulaski Parks as habitat for attracting birds.
Event sponsored by Sheridan Park Friends, Pulaski Park Friends, City of Cudahy, Friends of Cudahy Library, and South Shore Poets.

The Essential Houdini, presented by William Pack
Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 6:30 pm
The true stories of Houdini - the American self-liberator, Europe’s eclipsing sensation, World’s handcuff king, Exposer of fraud, Original prison breaker, and Master magician. He is an inspiration to generations of children who dare to dream of the impossible. William goes beyond the myth and bring to life the true story of this American icon. 
GASP at the story of his remarkable death. 
RELIVE his baffling magic and escapes. 

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Health Is Wealth: Are You Taking the Proper Steps to Aging Well?
Presented by Joni Nogay
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm: January 11, January 25, February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, 2023
Joni will explore a variety of topics, including: habits that slow down aging; the five pillars of wellness; sleep, stress, and recovery; eat this, not that; should I be taking supplements; and gyms intimidate me.
Free of charge; no registration required

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Free Income Tax Preparation
Thursdays: February 2 - April 13, 2023
Volunteers from AARP's Tax-Aide program will be on hand at the Cudahy Family Library to prepare your income taxes. Advance appointments are required and space is limited, so be sure to schedule early!
Schedule your appointment at starting Monday, January 9, 2023. 

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Cudahy Family Library announces a partnership with, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests. 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.

Children's Materials Are Now Fine Free

We no longer charge overdue fines on materials from our children's and young adult collections!

Chromebooks now available to check out

Now available to borrow: Chromebooks!

Historical Films Digitized

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