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!
1960 W. Atkinson Ave.
Saturday, June 2, 2-4 p.m.
|Martin Luther King
310 W. Locust St.
Thursday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.
Monday, June 11, 5-7 p.m.
3912 S. Howell Ave.
Wednesday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave.
Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
5190 N. 35th St.
Tuesday, June 5, 4-5 p.m.
2320 N. Cramer St.
Tuesday, June 5, 5-7 p.m.
A special thank you to our 2018 prize sponsors!
Explore Our Booklists:
- Based on a True Story
- Became a Movie
- Number in the Title
- Female Author
- Male Author
- One Word Title
- Blue Cover
- Red Cover
- Set in Another Country
Higher is Waiting
by Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.View on CountyCat
Chronicle of a Last Summer
by Yasmine El Rashidi
A coming-of-age story that follows a Cairo native from her girlhood during Mubarak's regime to her adulthood and the radical change brought by the revolution that toppled Mubarak.View on CountyCat
by Yaa Gyasi
Two half sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations.View on CountyCat
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
by Joshua Hammer
Describes how a group of librarians enacted a plan to smuggle the city's collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of desctuction at the hands of Al Quaeda.View on CountyCat
by Patricia Highsmith
Two women from different backgrounds, one a department store clerk who dreams of a better life, the other who is wealthy and married, strike up a love affair with each other in 1950s New York.View on CountyCat
In the Heart of the Sea
by Nathaniel Philbrick
Recounts the story of the 1820 wreck of the whaleship Essex—which inspired Melville's classic Moby Dick—and its doomed crew's 90-day attempt to survive whale attacks and the elements on three tiny lifeboats.View on CountyCat
Deep Down Dark
by Hector Tobar
Relates the experiences of the 33 men trapped beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San José mine collapse outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010.View on CountyCat
by Colm Toibin
Forced to leave behind her family in Ireland to accept a job in 1950s America, bookkeeper Eilis Lacey unexpectedly falls in love with an Italian man with a big family, who she fears losing when tragic news arrives from home.View on CountyCat
Pride & Prejudice and Zombies
by Seth Grahame-Smith
As a plague falls upon the village of Meryton and zombies start rising, Elizabeth Bennet is determined to destroy the menace, but becomes distracted by the dashing and arrogant Mr. Darcy.View on CountyCat
Tomb of the Golden Bird
by Elizabeth Peters
In 1922, as her husband Emerson tries to persuade his rival Howard Carter to turn over digging rights in the Valley of the King to him, Amelia Peabody and her family head for Luxor to search for the tomb of King Tut.View on CountyCat