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Books

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

Books by popular authors and New York Times bestsellers generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles 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 & eAudiobooks

Download books and audio to your electronic device using the Libby App.

Book Clubs: 2019

 
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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

November 18, 2019
6:00 PM
"Real" Reads Book Club at Washington Park

Join the discussion of "Everything is F*cked" by Mark Manson

November 19, 2019
2:30 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Center Street

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

5:30 PM
The Any Book Book Club at Martin Luther King

Ever have a book you were dying to talk to someone…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring The Library Book by Susan Orlean

November 20, 2019
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Circe: A Novel by Madeline Miller. Copies…

5:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Martin Luther King

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

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

A discussion of Circe: A Novel by Madeline Miller. Copies…

November 21, 2019
4:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at East

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

November 25, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the…

December 2, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

Practice your English reading comprehension and conversational skills in this book…

December 4, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club Special Edition: Healthy for the Holidays! at Tippecanoe

Healthy for the HolidaysSee how easy and fun it can…

December 9, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

December 10, 2019
4:30 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Tippecanoe

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

December 12, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

December 16, 2019
6:00 PM
"Real" Reads Book Club at Washington Park

Join the discussion of "The Queen" by Josh Levin.