Prompts Against Anxiety

Weekly—for as long as we're sheltering in place, and maybe after that too. Sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library.

Big Read: Advice from the Lights

From May 1 through the end of June, you can receive a free copy of Stephanie Burt's poetry collection Advice from the Lights and participate in a number of (also free) related activities and events—including a "quaranize" project in partnership with bearbear creative, The Bindery, and Milwaukee Zine Fest; a book-inspired screening hosted by aCinema; numerous book discussions; and a workshop and live poetry reading with the author herself. 


Activity Books

Downloadable creative resources for children, youth, and adults.


We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, Brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414 263 5001

Hours: Tues–Fri | 11-8pm

Sat & Sun | 12–5 pm | Closed Mon

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Building Accessibility: Despite the age of our physical location, and attendant limitations to access, Woodland Pattern is committed to making its programs and facilities available for as many as possible. Please call for more information.

Events Accessibility: Woodland Pattern is in the process of obtaining captioning services for its online events and can provide ASL interpretation for live events. Please contact us with accommodation requests and questions.

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