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Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday.

Bay View Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, August 23, 2018. Regular service will resume on Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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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

August 18, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

August 21, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

August 21: So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

August 27, 2018
5:30 PM
Book Club: "Things That Make White People Uncomfortable" by Michael Bennett at Center Street

Join the discussion of Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by…

August 28, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Book 1" by Emil Ferris. Engage…

August 30, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the…

September 4, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Zablocki

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author Richard…

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

Please choose one of these two books to discuss: Vegetarian Heartland:…

September 11, 2018
6:00 PM
Center Street Reads: The Color of Law at Center Street

In partnership with Rid Racism Milwaukee, Center Street Branch invites…

6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Washington Park

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author Richard…

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

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

September 18, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Villard Square

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

September 18: Faithful Place by Tana French

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

September 25, 2018
6:00 PM
MKE Reads: The Color of Law at Atkinson

Read, learn and connect at your library while discussing author…

6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Salt Houses" by Hala Alyan. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on,…