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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. 

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

December 20, 2016
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Discussing Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones.

December 29, 2016
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Enjoy engaging and diverse books from different points of view with likeminded patrons! 

January 4, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Joni the discussion of The Man Without a Shadow by Joyce…

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

Discussion of The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

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

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

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

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

February 1, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of In the Garden of Beasts by Erik…

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

Discussion of The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry.

February 23, 2017
5:00 PM
History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by…

February 28, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

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

Discussion of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

March 28, 2017
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

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

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and…

April 5, 2017
1:00 PM
Zablocki Book Club for Adults at Zablocki

Join the discussion of The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline.

April 13, 2017
5:00 PM
Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

Discussion of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time…