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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

Books by popular authors and New York Times bestsellers generate large queues of hold requests as soon as they hit the shelves. But we designate a number of these titles 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 & eAudiobooks

Download books and audio to your electronic device using the Libby App.


 

Upcoming Book Club Discussions

April 15, 2020
6:30 PM
They Called Us Enemy Book Discussion at Virtual

Join us for an online conversation of They Called Us…

June 3, 2020
6:30 PM
Graphic Novel Book Club at Bay View

Read and discuss your favorite graphic novel. Featuring: Stories of…

June 8, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…

June 11, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

June 16, 2020
5:30 PM
Any Book Book Club at Martin Luther King

Ever have a book you were dying to talk to…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Tenth of December by George Saunders

June 17, 2020
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Becoming by Michelle Obama. Copies of this…

6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of Becoming by Michelle Obama. Copies of this…

June 23, 2020
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

June 25, 2020
5:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Read about history from diverse perspectives and different points of view. …

June 29, 2020
6:00 PM
Horror and Mystery Book Club at Mitchell Street

Join the discussion of Cujo by Stephen King.

July 9, 2020
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

July 13, 2020
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join your neighbors for a lively literary discussion on the…

July 20, 2020
6:00 PM
Horror and Mystery Book Club at Mitchell Street

Join the discussion of In a Dark, Dark, Wood by Ruth…

July 21, 2020
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi