Skip navigation
Close MPL Express at Silver Spring is Out of Order

Service has been requested. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Zablocki Parking Lot Closed as of Monday, April 19, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Zablocki Branch will be closed for a construction project. The front entrance on Oklahoma Ave. will remain open and curbside service is available. Learn more.

Center Street Parking Lot Closed as of Wednesday, April 28, 2021

The parking lot at the MPL Center Street Branch will be closed for a construction project.
Street parking is available on 28th Street. Learn more.

Milwaukee Public Library Hours & Locations Close

Cultural Heritage

Explore Our Booklists:

Recently Added

The Sweetness of Water
The Sweetness of Water
by Nathan Harris

Recently emancipated brothers need money to search for their mother up north. They are hired by white farmers who find them a comfort after their son's death. Meanwhile, an illicit romance between two Confederate soldiers is discovered, creating chaos.

Lucky Girl
Lucky Girl
by Mei-Ling Hopgood

Journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, of the first wave of Asian adoptees to America, comes face to face with her past when her Chinese birth family requests a reunion after two decades.

View on CountyCat
Sour Heart
Sour Heart
by Jenny Zhang

Seven stories center on immigrants who traded their endangered lives as artists in China and Taiwan for the struggle of life at the poverty line in 1990s New York City.

The Best We Could Do
The Best We Could Do
by Thi Bui

The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family's move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong

A witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain
Bangkok Wakes to Rain
by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

A house in the center of Bangkok becomes the point of confluence where lives are shaped by upheaval, memory, and the lure of home.

Fresh Off the Boat
Fresh Off the Boat
by Eddie Huang

A Taiwanese-American rebel restaurateur chronicles his rise to success from his difficult childhood in the American South to his turn as a drug dealer who embraced rap culture and more.

The Suicide Club
The Suicide Club
by Rachel Heng

Set in near future NYC, where lives last 300 years and the pursuit of immortality is all-consuming, Lea must choose between her estranged father and her chance to live forever.

View on CountyCat
Dear America
Dear America
by Jose Antonio Vargas

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker and immigration-rights activist presents a debut memoir about how he unknowingly entered the United States with false documents as a child.

The Farm
The Farm
by Joanne Ramos

At a retreat where expecting mothers are treated to luxury and rewards to produce babies, a Filipino immigrant has to choose between a life-changing payment and the outside world.