It’s Friday in Milwaukee, and here are some things we think you should know about as the nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. Milwaukee Public Library offers contactless pickup
The Milwaukee Public Library is offering contactless pickup. Patrons can call the library at (414) 286-3011 and request up to five items from the Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. They will then be given a pickup time. Materials can be picked up at the drive-up window on Eighth Street between Wisconsin and Wells avenues. The library’s hours of operations are noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
2. The Milwaukee Health Department unveils new website
The City of Milwaukee Health Department recently launched a new website. The website was designed to be more user friendly. The new layout makes it easier for users to find the information they need with an option to receive email or text updates. Click here to view the new website.
3. The 12th annual Freedom Essay Scholarship contest
Recent high school graduates (2018-2020) can enter Ald. Milele Coggs’ 12th annual Freedom Essay Scholarship contest. College-bound students who graduated from Milwaukee high schools can enter to win a $500 scholarship. Students are challenged to analyze the concept of “freedom” in 1,000 words or less. Additional information on the prompt can be found here. The application deadline closes on Friday, Aug. 14.
4. Leaders Igniting Transformation’s ‘Staying Lit’ webinar: Friday, May 8
Leaders Igniting Transformation is hosting episode six of its weekly webinar, “Staying Lit,” at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 8. This week, Hilary Vang, a LIT College Fellow at UW-Stout, will be talking with Catera Hubbert, a college student and owner of Catera Imani Fitness, about the college hustle. The conversation will take place on Instagram Live.
Young Enterprising Society, a local entrepreneurial organization, is bringing back its Blueprint Bootcamp program for its fifth cohort. The program gives entrepreneurs a chance to receive $100,000 in seed capital and entrepreneurial and technology training. Program space is limited and those interested can apply here. Read how the Blueprint Bootcamp inspires black and Latinx entrepreneurs.
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