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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

May 11, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

May 17, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

May 18, 2016
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses "Quiet: The Power of Introverts…

6:30 PM
Ladies Social Club at Martin Luther King

Do you enjoy urban fiction? Do you want to socialize and…

May 19, 2016
4:00 PM
Book Explorers at Tippecanoe

Families are encouraged to join us once a month as…

May 24, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

May 26, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

June 8, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

June 15, 2016
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club for Adults at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses "A Spool of Blue Thread"…

June 16, 2016
4:00 PM
Book Explorers at Tippecanoe

Families are encouraged to join us once a month as…

June 21, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds.

June 28, 2016
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

June 30, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

July 13, 2016
6:00 PM
Tippecanoe Book Club for Adults at Tippecanoe

The Violets of March by Sarah Jio Weather permitting the…

July 18, 2016
6:00 PM
Captain Underpants at Atkinson

If you love Captain Underpants books, play underwear toss, bingo…