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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: 2018

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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

November 20, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

November 20: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

November 29, 2018
5:00 PM
Frankenstein Book Discussion at Zablocki

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of…

5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism…

December 5, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

Please select one of the following three cookbooks to discuss:

December 10, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

December 11, 2018
6:00 PM
Great Big Romance Read at East

Teens and adults are invited to discuss Ibi Zoboi's Pride

December 13, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

December 14, 2018
11:00 AM
King Drive Book Club at Outside Venue

Join the King Drive Book Club presented by the Martin Luther…

December 15, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

December 18, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

December 18: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

December 19, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

December 27, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik…

January 2, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Please choose one of the following two books to discuss:  28-Day…

January 10, 2019
11:00 AM
King Drive Book Club at Outside Venue

Join the King Drive Book Club presented by the Martin…

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

Please choose one of the following two books to discuss:The…