May 14 - August 25, 2018
Why let kids have all the fun? Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer with the best books around. Read or listen to five books between May 14- August 25, 2018 and be entered to win a membership for Milwaukee Film and other fun Milwaukee Public Library goodies.
- To sign up, visit any MPL location for a reading log. Receive a coupon for one free used book from the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library (while supplies last).
- Keep track of your books on this reading log.
- Return completed log to any MPL by Saturday, August 25 and enter for a chance to win a prize.
- One entry per participant. Ages 18 +
Adult Summer Reading Kickoff & Book Buffet
Milwaukee Public Library is here to help grown-ups celebrate this summer, May 14 - August 25, 2018, with the best books around! Pick-up or turn in your Adult Summer Reading log, enjoy a snack, and discover the best in summer reading with a buffet of books recommended by librarians and perfect for filling up your log, book by book!
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Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.
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Thursday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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Monday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.
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Wednesday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
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Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
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A special thank you to our 2018 prize sponsors!
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- Wisconsin Author
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by Susanna Kearsley
As war is raging, young French Canadian lieutenant Jean-Philippe de Sabran is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, becoming an unwilling and unwelcome guest that soon has feelings for the daughter of the house, Lydia Wilde.View on CountyCat
A River of Stars
by Vanessa Hua
Betrayed by the boss who is also the father of her unborn child, an undocumented Chinese factory worker is forced to flee and reinvent herself in San Francisco's Chinatown in the desperate hopes of securing American citizenship for her baby.View on CountyCat
Good Luck With That
by Kristan Higgins
When a lifelong friend and fellow weight-loss camper passes away, two grieving women attempt to fulfill her final wish that they overcome the body-image and self-esteem issues they have battled since childhood.View on CountyCat
Rust & Stardust
by T. Greenwood
Traces the story of the eleven-year-old kidnapping victim whose 1948 abduction inspired Nabokov's "Lolita," recreating in detail Sally Horner's exploitation and assault by predatory former inmate Frank LaSalle.View on CountyCat
by Fiona Davis
A recently divorced information-booth worker stumbles on an abandoned art school within a crumbling Grand Central Terminal before learning the story of a talented woman artist who went missing 50 years earlier.View on CountyCat
by Louise Candlish
Arriving home to find strangers moving into the prized family home she agreed to share with her ex, Fiona endures a domino effect of horrors as she discovers that her children have gone missing amid terrible revelations.View on CountyCat
No One Can Pronounce My Name
by Rakesh Satyal
In an Indian-American community near Cleveland, lonely forty-something Harit spends his evenings dressing up as his dead sister to comfort his grief-stricken mother before befriending a woman who secretly writes paranormal romances.View on CountyCat
by Tommy Pico
One of NPR's Most Anticipated Poetry Books of 2018From 2018 Whiting Award winner Tommy Pico, Junk is a book-length break-up poem that explores the experience of loss and erasure, both personal and cultural.View on CountyCat
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror
by Mallory Ortberg
A collection of darkly whimsical stories based on classic fairy tales updates familiar favorites with elements of psychological horror, emotional clarity and feminist mischief.View on CountyCat
Notes of a Crocodile
by Qiu Miaojin
Illustrating a process of liberation from the strictures of gender through radical self-inquiry, Notes of a Crocodile is a poignant masterpiece of social defiance by a singular voice in contemporary Chinese literature.View on CountyCat