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.
|Martin Luther King
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Thursday, June 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
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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!
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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
Tomorrow Will Be Different
by Sarah McBride
The national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign presents a timely memoir about her struggles with gender identity and relationships against a backdrop of the transgender equality movement.View on CountyCat
The Night Ocean
by Paul La Farge
A tale inspired by the scandals, secrets and pulp fiction of H. P. Lovecraft and his literary circle follows the experiences of a psychiatrist whose husband goes missing during his obsessive investigation into the story of H. P. Lovecraft's unspoken relatView on CountyCat
by Chelsey Johnson
Building a home for herself in the lesbian underground of Portland, a young artist becomes unexpectedly pregnant after a reckless night and is forced to come to terms with her past a decade later when her precocious daughter asks about her father.View on CountyCat
The Sparsholt Affair
by Alan Hollinghurst
A World War II-era Oxford engineering student who hides secret ambitions to join the Royal Air Force and the lonely son of a celebrated novelist forge a fateful bond that reverberates throughout seven decades of shared family life and friendship.View on CountyCat
by Akwaeke Emezi
Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.View on CountyCat