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Mill Road Branch will be closed Monday, December 11 through Monday, January 1, 2018. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with reduced services.

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Sunday, Dec. 17, Friday, Dec. 22, Saturday, Dec. 23, Sunday, Dec. 24, and Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. Friday, Dec. 29, Saturday, Dec. 30, Sunday, Dec. 31, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for New Year's.

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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

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

December 14, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

December 19, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.

December 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses My Name is Lucy…

December 28, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane AckermanEnjoy engaging discussion…

January 8, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

January 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Hidden figures : the American…

January 23, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

6:00 PM
Justice for All Book Club: Evicted at Central

In Evicted, Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee…

January 25, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia…

February 12, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

February 13, 2018
6:30 PM
Justice for All Book Club: March Trilogy at Washington Park

This graphic memoir trilogy, written by civil rights icon Congressman…

February 21, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

February 22, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss The Boys in the Boat:  Nine Americans and their…

February 27, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

March 12, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki