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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: 2019

 
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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

January 22, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

January 28, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by…

January 29, 2019
6:00 PM
Matilda Book Club at Bay View

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

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

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

February 11, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

February 12, 2019
4:00 PM
Show & Tell Book Club at East

Have a great book to share or not sure what…

February 14, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

February 19, 2019
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring  Ordinary Grace by William Kent…

February 25, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Join the discussion of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in…

February 26, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

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

Come ready to share your favorite places to grocery shop and…

March 11, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

March 12, 2019
4:00 PM
Show & Tell Book Club at East

Have a great book to share or not sure what…

March 14, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

March 19, 2019
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood