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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. 

Now@MPL

Read reviews written by library staff on new releases, popular favorites and topical issues.

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

Join a book club at Bay View, East or Tippecanoe Library.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

February 15, 2016
6:30 PM
Ladies Social Club at Martin Luther King

Ladies Social ClubDo you enjoy urban fiction? Do you want to…

February 16, 2016
5:30 PM
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover at Mill Road

Discover and unwrap great new reads and play the Book…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides.

February 17, 2016
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses "Under the Wide and Starry…

February 23, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…

6:00 PM
Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams at Atkinson

Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams. Watch the film to discover how…

February 25, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

March 7, 2016
6:00 PM
Book to Art at Capitol

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…

March 9, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

March 15, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Stalin's Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana…

March 16, 2016
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses "The Age of Innocence" by…

March 22, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative way at…

March 31, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

April 9, 2016
2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons for 'Tweens - Origami Yoda at Central

Let's create some of the origami characters as we talk…

April 12, 2016
6:00 PM
Family Book Club at Bay View

If your family enjoys sharing the books that you read,…