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Great American Songbook with William Hindin

In his one-hour presentation, Mr. Hindin plays, sings and tells background stories of the music, how it came to be, and the men and women who created the iconic sounds of the era.

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DIY Tiny Shoebox Houses

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Friends Scholarship

The Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library are pleased to announce two $500 educational scholarships for students who have been positively influenced by libraries.

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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DIY Tiny Shoebox Houses

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thu, Feb 20th


Turn a shoebox into a home!  Design your ideal house, engineer the building process, and use felt, stickers, construction paper, yarn and more to give the house life. 

Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration begins February 1st.

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Tea Time Book Club

Becoming by Michelle Obama

12:00 pm

Fri, Feb 21st


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Becoming by Michelle Obama.

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Wed, Feb 26th


Hosted by Bay Bridge Wisconsin.

Join us for the Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation for an interactive exploration of how federal policies have created structural inequalities and why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in America. This conversation is for those who want to become more aware of structural inequality and how to support policies that undo and/ or reduce disparities in our communities. This conversation is being facilitated by hunger fighter, food advocate and public health ambassador, Rayna Andrews

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Mon, Mar 2nd


A workshop designed to help you make an informed decision on Medicare without all of the headaches and confusion.

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From our Blog

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February 19, 2020

Some of my favorite books are books about reading and writing. Our current love your library display has several books related to the library. Check some of them out or place a hold.

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February 10, 2020

This is a chance for the community to recognize the value of libraries and to support the library to assure our continued success. There are so many ways to love your library, but here are a few ways to celebrate.

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Meet our Staff

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Katie Kiekhaefer

Head of Youth Services

I’ve been the Head of Youth Services at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since 2013, but I've been passionate about youth services since a summer spent working at my hometown library with my childhood librarians after college. My favorite aspects of being a youth services librarian are connecting with kids and their families and caregivers, advocating for each child’s reading interests, and creating fun, educational, and innovative programming for all ages. While most of my time is spent reading children’s and young adult literature, I also try to sneak some adult non-fiction, and if I'm not reading, I love listening to music and watching sports.

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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A hilarious, pun-filled adventure that still feels as fresh and relevant as it did upon being published in 1961.

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To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

This time-traveling sci-fi book travels from 2057 to Victorian England to World War II and medieval Britain. With wit, adventure, and a fair amount of romance, Connie Willis has created a perfect sci-fi Victorian comedy of manners, of all the things.

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Bomb: the Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

A non-fiction book for elementary schoolers, this book combines science, espionage, and international politics to tell the story behind the atomic bomb.

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Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

This young adult book is a fascinating look at the importance of the arts, the resiliency of the Russian people, the lengths humans will go to in order to survive, the unfathomable corruption of the Russian government, and the role the arts play in government propaganda.

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

A love letter to roller derby and a spot-on look at how complicated middle school friends can be, all perfectly portrayed in graphic novel format.

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About Whitefish Bay Public Library

A library that is just about lending books seems so last century, doesn’t it?

That’s our philosophy at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, anyway. We believe that everything that we do, we do to make a difference in someone’s life. Creating connections. Building community. Collecting stories. Sure, we have books, but we’re SO much more.

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