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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.

Book Clubs: 2019

 
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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

August 26, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in…

August 27, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 4, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Plant-based diets are good for you and your planet!  Try…

September 9, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

Practice your English reading comprehension and conversational skills in this book…

6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

September 12, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

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

September 16, 2019
6:00 PM
Bookish Bites: YA Book and Food Pairings at Bay View

Join us for a taste test of teen titles and…

September 17, 2019
4:30 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Tippecanoe

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

September 18, 2019
2:00 PM
Bay View Branch Book Club at Bay View

A discussion of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Copies…

5:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at Martin Luther King

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

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

A discussion of The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Copies…

September 19, 2019
4:00 PM
Big-Head Book Club at East

Who brought a giraffe to Rome for the first time?…

September 24, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

September 28, 2019
10:00 AM
Sip 'n Flip Book Club at Central

Join us for a book club discussion centered on coffee-themed…