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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

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

May 22, 2018
6:00 PM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Engage with popular literature in…

May 31, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine,…

June 6, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

*In celebration of Juneteenth we are looking at the work…

June 11, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

June 14, 2018
11:00 AM
King Drive Book Club at Martin Luther King

Interested in stimulating conversation and meeting new people? Enjoy reading?…

5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

June 19, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

June 19: The Devil in the White City by Erik…

June 20, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Summer Before the War

June 23, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

June 26, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative…

June 28, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. 

July 12, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier

July 17, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

July 17: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

July 18, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi