• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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special events
April 21

Join us for the 13th annual RIVERWEST FOLLIES variety show

performances
April 22

ACL presents Renee Baker Quartet, Visual Dark Scratch Suite

exhibitions
April 22

Woman: Frailty Thy Name, works by Renee Baker

readings & workshops
April 25

Reading: Toni Jensen

readings & workshops
April 26

Four Milwaukee Poets: Alix Anne Shaw with Annie Grizzle, Sam Pekarske & Bethany Price

readings & workshops
April 28

Wisconsin Reads: Reading with Louise Erdrich (video streamed to Woodland Pattern)

readings & workshops
May 2

Poetry Reading: Rena Priest and Denise Low

readings & workshops
May 2

Craft Talk with Denise Low at UWM

readings & workshops
May 10

Birds in Poetry at Urban Ecology Center

performances
May 13

Alternating Currents Live presents: The Transatlantic Bridge #11

readings & workshops
May 16

Kundiman Midwest Chapbook Series Noel Pabillo Mariano

performances
May 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
May 24

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets

performances
June 3

ACL presents: Tom Hamilton & City of Vorticity

Archived special events
Sep 29 Tuesday, September 29
7:00pm, $6 members | $7 students/seniors | $8 general

Freadom: Celebrating Our Right to Read! Join the ACLU of Wisconsin, Public House Queer Tuesdays, and Woodland Pattern Book Center to recognize Banned Books Week!


We'll be reading from Banned Books at the Riverwest Public House, listening to live spoken word from Milwaukee area creatives, playing a wicked game of QueerTuesdayTrivia, & enjoying great music, friends, and fun.

Wanna dress up as your favorite banned book character? Go for it! (keep it classy friends, this is a family friendly program) 

As if that weren't enough to get geeked about, we're very excited to unveil the "censorship-themed" drink special on the menu this year!

 

You can also find out about Banned Books Week events happening around the country at www.bannedbooksweek.org/events. If you have an event happening in your Wisconsin community, please submit the information to the national website and we will mention it with other media coverage of the week.

Join the discussion about banned books in Wisconsin on the "I Read Banned Books - Wisconsin" Facebook group.


Thanks to event partners and sponsors: Public House, Woodland Pattern Book Center, Art Night Books and Lost World of Wonders, Milwaukee's largest (and Emilio's fave) comic book store. 

If you would like to be a sponsor of this event, contact us at liberty@aclu-wi.org.