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Close Zablocki Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, September 21, 2017. Regular service will resume on Friday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 7 for the Grand Opening of the Mitchell Street Branch at 10 a.m.

Forest Home Branch is now closed. All returns should be brought to the book drop in the rear parking lot of the Mitchell Street location.

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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. 

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

September 19, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca…

September 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Cherry Harvest by Lucy…

September 26, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring Behind Her Eyes by Sarah PinboroughEngage with popular literature…

September 28, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the…

October 9, 2017
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a discussion of Midnight at the Bright Ideas…

October 12, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

October 17, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin.

October 18, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses Little Bee by Chris Cleave

October 24, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

Featuring Wytches by Scott SnyderEngage with popular literature in a hands-on,…

October 26, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Hero of the Empire:  The Boer War, A Daring…

November 9, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

November 13, 2017
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for the discussion of The Hound of the…

November 15, 2017
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

Bay View Book Club discusses The Lake House by Kate…

November 21, 2017
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Join the discussion of The Girls by Emma Cline.

November 30, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier…