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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

Join a book club at Bay View, East or Tippecanoe Library.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

April 24, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. Engage with popular literature in…

April 26, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Conquistador: Hernán Cortés, King Montezuma, and the…

April 28, 2018
2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Graphic Novel WorkshopIf you ever wanted to write and illustrate…

May 2, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

Family Vegetarian Cooking:  225 Recipes Everyone Will Love by Good…

May 5, 2018
2:00 PM
Saturday Afternoons at Central for 'Tweens at Central

Graphic Novel WorkshopIf you ever wanted to write and illustrate…

May 10, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary…

May 14, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

May 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Lilac Girls by Martha Hall…

May 18, 2018
4:00 PM
Royal Wedding Tea & Book Party at East

Anglophiles! Get ready to celebrate the wedding of the year. Sip…

May 22, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Engage with popular literature in…

May 31, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine,…

June 11, 2018
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

June 14, 2018
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

June 20, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Summer Before the War

June 26, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Engage with popular literature in a hands-on, imaginative…