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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

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

September 23, 2019
6:00 PM
"Real Reads" Book Club at Washington Park

Join the discussion of "Furious Hours" by Casey Cep.

September 24, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Sip 'n Flip Book Club at Central

Join us for a book club discussion centered on coffee-themed…

September 30, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale…

October 7, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

October 10, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

October 14, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

October 15, 2019
4:30 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

October 16, 2019
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Little Faith by Nickolas Butler. Copies of…

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

A discussion of Little Faith by Nickolas Butler. Copies of…

October 17, 2019
4:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at East

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

October 22, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

October 23, 2019
5:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Martin Luther King

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