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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. 

Now@MPL

Read reviews written by library staff on new releases, popular favorites and topical issues.

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

July 27, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin and

August 10, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

August 15, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Evicted by Matthew Desmond.

August 16, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Walden by Henry David Thoreau

August 22, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrEngage…

August 31, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War…

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

Discussion of The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

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

Join the discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca…

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

Bay View Book Club discusses The Cherry Harvest by Lucy…

September 26, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring Behind Her Eyes by Sarah PinboroughEngage with popular literature…

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

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the…

October 12, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

October 17, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin.

October 18, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Little Bee by Chris Cleave

October 24, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring Wytches by Scott SnyderEngage with popular literature in a hands-on,…