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Tippecanoe Branch will be closed for a Staff Training Day

Thursday, October 18, 2018. Regular service will resume on Friday, October 19 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

October 16, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

October 16: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

October 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Bay View Library Book Club at Bay View

October 23, 2018
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

"A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'EnglesEngage with popular literature…

October 24, 2018
6:00 PM
Frankenstein Book Discussion at Tippecanoe

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary…

October 25, 2018
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah…

November 7, 2018
6:30 PM
Vegetarian Cookbook Book Club at Tippecanoe

The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold and Flavorful Recipes…

November 8, 2018
11:00 AM
King Drive Book Club at Outside Venue

Join the King Drive Book Club presented by the Martin Luther…

November 10, 2018
11:00 AM
Family Book Club at Bay View

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

November 12, 2018
1:00 PM
Resume 101 at Zablocki

A resume has become a necessary tool in the world…

November 20, 2018
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

November 20: First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

November 29, 2018
5:00 PM
Frankenstein Book Discussion at Zablocki

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of…

5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

We will discuss A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism…

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

Please select one of the following three cookbooks to discuss:

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

An Amish Christmas by Cynthia Keller

December 14, 2018
11:00 AM
King Drive Book Club at Outside Venue

Join the King Drive Book Club presented by the Martin Luther…