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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. 

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

October 5, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Liars' Club by Mary Karr.

October 8, 2016
10:30 AM
Indie Author Day: Great Beginnings /Great Endings: Starting and Ending Your Novel with a Bang! at Central

Nothing beats a great first impression! Except maybe a great…

October 12, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

It Happened in Wisconsin by Ken Moraff

October 18, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane.

October 25, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

October 27, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

November 2, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig.

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

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony…

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

Discussing The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert.

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

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

December 7, 2016
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by…

December 20, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

December 29, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

January 4, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Joni the discussion of The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce…

February 1, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik…