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Books

We invite you to explore. A lot of information and entertainment await you at Milwaukee Public Library. With millions of items in the library’s collection – books, music, movies and much more – the opportunities are endless. 

New Materials

New purchases available for check-out through the CountyCat online catalog.

Lucky Day Books

Series books by popular authors, New York Times bestsellers, titles on a current topical issue, anniversary, or personality generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles in high-demand as “Lucky Day” items. In other words, readers can’t place a hold on a select number of the copies available. Instead, customers who come into the library may find these gems on the shelf - ready for checkout - just because they came to the library in person that day.

OverDrive eBooks

Download books to your electronic device using the OverDrive application.

Book Clubs: 2018

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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

September 25, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Atkinson

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author…

6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Salt Houses" by Hala Alyan. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on,…

6:00 PM
Center Street Reads: The Color of Law at Center Street

In partnership with Rid Racism Milwaukee, Center Street Branch invites…

September 27, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes

September 29, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

Join us at the library for a kid-friendly book club!…

October 2, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at East

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author…

October 3, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

This month BYOC (bring your own cookbook) or recipe to…

October 11, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Twilight Wife by A. J. Banner

October 13, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

Join us at the library for a kid-friendly book club!…

October 16, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

October 16: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

October 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

October 23, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'EnglesEngage with popular literature…

October 24, 2018
6:00 PM
Frankenstein Book Discussion at Tippecanoe

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary…

October 25, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah…

November 7, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold and Flavorful Recipes…