Archives for February 2013

April 3 meeting: Everything you’ve always wanted to know about UWM Libraries

It’s an important part of our neighborhood that many of us don’t visit regularly, but UWM Libraries will be the subject of the lively overview they deserve at our next monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 3.

roof4Since the creation of the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons  in 2009, UWM’s Golda Meir Library has become the destination point for the entire campus.  Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest academic research library also welcomes community members to utilize its services and collections.

We’ll also hear about The Friends of the Golda Meir Library, its vital support organization and direct link to our community. Join Friends President Sarah Wright Kimball (also a NWTN member), Associate Provost & Director of Libraries Ewa Barczyk and Director of Development Susan Modder for an enlightening look at one our region’s most valuable research resources.

Click here for a photo and history of the 1909 N. Downer Avenue building where the original library was first located and more on today’s UWM Libraries.

As always, our meeting takes place in the the Lake Park Pavilion’s Marcia Coles Community Room, which is beneath Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. Join us around 6:45 p.m. if you can for some casual conversation and coffee and cookies generously provided by Bartolotta’s. Our regular agenda of neighborhood updates and issues will follow the talk on UWM Libraries.


Next HWTN meeting March 6 features history of Maryland Avenue School

The history of the East Side’s stately Maryland Avenue School will be the subject of a talk by Bobby Tanzilo, author of “Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses” at our next meeting, Wednesday 7 p.m. March 6 in the Marcia Coles Community Room of Lake Park Pavilion.








The school was built in 1887 from designs of Henry C. Koch, the architect of City Hall, The Pfister Hotel, Turner Hall and Golda Meir School.

In addition to writing several other books, Tanzilo is managing editor of OnMilwaukee.comBoswell Book Company will have copies of “Historic Milwaukee Public Schoolhouses” for sale at our meeting.

Milwaukee Public Schools is considering expanding Maryland Avenue school or moving the current Montessori program there to another location. We may discuss this issue. Some area parents are concerned about the popular program potentially leaving the neighborhood.

Before the meeting, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., please join us for neighborhood conversation, along with cookies and coffee provided by Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro. After Tanzilo’s talk, we’ll take up our regular agenda of neighborhood updates.