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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. 

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: 2019

 
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Upcoming Book Club Discussions

April 29, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

May 6, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

Practice your English reading comprehension and conversational skills in this book…

May 9, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

May 13, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

May 14, 2019
6:30 PM
Center Street Book Club at Center Street

Join a neighborhood book discussion of Shook One by Charlamagne…

May 21, 2019
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

May 28, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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

June 3, 2019
6:00 PM
ESL Book Club at Tippecanoe

Practice your English reading comprehension and conversational skills in this book…

June 5, 2019
6:30 PM
The Vegetarian Cookbook Club at Tippecanoe

Plant-based diets are good for you and your planet!  Try…

June 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Novel Ideas Book Club at Zablocki

Join us for a lively literary discussion on the second…

June 13, 2019
5:00 PM
The Bibliophile Book Club at Tippecanoe

A book club for fiction fans of any genre.  Books…

June 14, 2019
2:00 PM
Urban Fiction Fridays at Center Street

Join the discussion of Diamond Empire by K'Wan.

June 18, 2019
7:00 PM
East Branch Book Club at East

Featuring The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

June 24, 2019
6:00 PM
The History Buff Book Club at Tippecanoe

Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton

June 25, 2019
6:00 PM
East Branch Book to Art Club at East

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