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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

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


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

July 21, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

July 24, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Lab Girl" by Hope Jahren. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on,…

July 26, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American…

August 1, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen.

August 9, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

August 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

August 15, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Martin Luther King

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

6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses A Dark Matter by Peter…

August 18, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

August 21, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

August 21: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

August 28, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Book 1" by Emil Ferris. Engage…

August 30, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the…

September 4, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Zablocki

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

September 5, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Please choose one of these two books to discuss: Vegetarian Heartland:…

September 11, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Washington Park

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