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Dream Keepers: A Roaring Success

I'm always surprised and a little sad to realize that we've come to the end of another school year! I love the routine of writing every Monday night at the Milwaukee Public Library--and on a few extra days in between.

We experience a unique magic at the Dream Keepers table. For just a few moments, the appeal of phones and computers and the pressures of school drop away. Students create stories and poems and tiny books from their own imagination. They fold and cut paper. They sketch and draw and color. They jot down ideas--thinking about the story they're telling more than the mechanics of writing it down.

Some days it feels like a great feat--it's tough to shut off the noise of the world.  Children are not used to working with their hands, and it can be hard and awkward to fold paper into snowflakes or tiny books. Parents and other grown ups want the writing to follow the rules.

But the effort matters. I can tell that it's worth it every time a student gets that l…
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Dream Keepers Winter and Spring Schedule

Last Monday, the Dream Keepers met at King Library and made books about our dreams.


We'll be continuing to make those books throughout January at our other meetings. And we've got a whole bunch of other fun things planned for the rest of the winter and spring.

Here are the Dream Keepers locations and dates. Drop in and write with us!


Mitchell Street Library 903 West Historic Mitchell Street 4:30-6:00 PM
We meet in the library's Makerspace downstairs. Join us to create something with words, art, and more!
February 4, 18 March 4, 18 April 8, 22
May 21

Capitol Drive Library3969 N 74th Street 4:00-5:30 PM
We meet in the children's area.
February 11, 25 March 11, 25 April 15, 29
May 20
Dr. Seuss DayMarch 2, 2019 Central Library 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
Join me in making tiny books and zines on any topic you are passionate about.



Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard I'm delighted to be a part of Urban Wildlife: Poetry in Your Backyard. Together with teachers from the Milwaukee Public Museum…

Dream Keepers Classes at Your Library!

Welcome, Dream Keepers! Fall classes have started--and we'd love to have you to stop by and create! We meet at the library and use words and art to make sense of the world. 

Each week, I bring a project or prompt for writers to work with. But you are welcome to bring your own ideas and projects. One of our Dream Keepers is writing a novel! Another is using photoshop to learn how to design books. I look forward to seeing what YOU will create with your imagination!
Mitchell Street Branch903 West Historic Mitchell Street 4:30-6:00 PM We meet in the library's Makerspace downstairs. Join us to create something with words, art, and more!
September 4, 17 October 1, 15 November 6, 19 December 4, 8



Capitol Drive Branch3969 N 74th Street 4:00-5:30 PM We meet in the children's area of the library.
September 10, 24 October 8, 22 November 12, 26 December 10, 17
Can't wait to see you at the library!


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