• 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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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived special events
Sep 29 Tuesday, September 29
7:00pm, $Give What You Can

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.