Milwaukee Public Library

It has been almost thirteen years since an invasive beetle revealed its metallic-green-shelled self to scientists outside Detroit. Since then, emerald ash borer (or EAB) has killed tens of millions of ash trees in Michigan alone and has moved on to 23 other states and two Canadian provinces.

Wisconsin isn't new to the list. EAB was first reported here back in August 1, 2008.

Over the years, WUWM has been checking in with scientists and foresters in our neck of the woods to learn how they deal with the threat of EAB.

Wisconsin Historical Society

Since the beginning of January, the Wisconsin Historical Society has taken our state history on the road, taking up residence at the Milwaukee Central Library through the end of the month.

S Bence

After sixteen months of construction and many more of planning, Milwaukee Public Library's new East Branch opens its doors to the public.

Eleanor Peterson, WUWM

Last month, librarians of Milwaukee Public Library's East Library put a time capsule in the wall of the new building so that a future generation can find artifacts about what was used in libraries when the library was built. Since then, construction workers of Stevens Construction have put up the dry wall, adding definition to the new library's interior.

Beth Gabriel

Libraries are known to be a treasure-trove of information new and old. Although the role the library plays in today’s society is shifting, Milwaukee Public Libraries are currently building a new library for the East Side.