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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

July 23, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

July 26, 2019
1:00 PM
Teen Reading Party at East

Join us for a comfy reading party, complete with snacks! Lounge…

July 29, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of…

August 5, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

August 7, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Plant-based diets are good for you and your planet!  Try…

August 8, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

August 9, 2019
2:00 PM
Urban Fiction Fridays at Center Street

Join the discussion of Mafioso by Nisa Santiago.

August 12, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

August 20, 2019
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

August 21, 2019
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Bluebird, Bluebird: A Novel by Attica Locke.…

August 26, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in…

August 27, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 4, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Plant-based diets are good for you and your planet!  Try…

September 9, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…