Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History

Jesus Salas tells the story of his parents migration to Wisconsin in the 1940s.

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Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale

November 3 & 4

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Getting to Know Medicare

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue, Oct 16th


Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options.

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Fibonacci Art

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thu, Oct 18th


Learn the magic and mystery behind the Fibonacci sequence and use your knowledge to make art!  Once you know the Fibonacci numbers, you will see the patterns in nature and everywhere you go.  

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

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Science Explorers: Clouds

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mon, Oct 22nd


We'll learn all about the science of clouds and weather with books, brainstorming, and plenty of hands on scientific activities to make the science come to life!  

Grades 1st-2nd.  Registration begins October 1st.

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Make: Monster Balls & Slime

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu, Oct 25th


Get in the Halloween spirit with these spooky crafts!

Grades 6+

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From our Blog

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October 2, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Judge , mentor and role model for many women and young people is celebrating 25 years as a Supreme Court Justice. She is also the subject of an upcoming new film this fall called “On the Basis of Sex”. The film, featuring Felicity Jones as a young RBG, is based on a screenplay written by her nephew Daniel Stiepleman and is an intimate look at one of her first cases. This is the only case that she worked on with her husband Marty (played by Armie Hammer). It is a biographical drama and a glimpse at the difference one woman can make. Directed by Mimi Leder the film will come out in December2018. While we wait for the film one could get acquainted with her life and work in another film, a documentary that came out also in 2018 named RBG , directed by Betsy West.

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September 25, 2018

Enjoy the mix of knowledge and storytelling with these great non-fiction reads.

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Meet our Staff

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Ina Margulis

Adult Services Librarian

I joined WFB Library in 1999 and worked in a variety of positions since then. Now I work mainly on the Adult Reference Deskand one of my favorite activities is ordering for the Adult DVD collection and AudioBooks. I also enjoy reading fiction and being a grandma. Some of my favorite authors are Michael Chabon, Tana French, and Elena Ferrante. Always a pleasure to see you in our Library!

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Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman

It is a beautiful written memoir, written as homage to the city where he grew up (Alexandria, Egypt-a melting pot of tolerance, vibrancy and sophistication) and his colorful family (Greek Jewish family at the turn of 20th century who moves to Egypt). Deliciously nostalgic and heart-warming. Very enjoyable armchair trip in time and space.

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Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante

It is the story of a 50 years old friendship between two girls that grew up together in the same poor neighborhood in Naples after WWII , one bookish and intelligent –Elena, and the other rebellious and street smart- Lila. They ended up in different places as adults, yet stay very close at heart all through their life. Through the four novels we follow them, and their friends and families, and watch how their dreams grow and dash when reality confronted them and took them in different directions. I thought it was a treasure.

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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The book takes place in Nigeria, the US and the UK. The protagonist takes on race, immigration, emigration, interracial relationship, feminism, what it means to leave home and then go back, all wrapped up in a complicated love story. The people described are real and flawed and her honesty is striking and vibrant, all together a great experience.

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The Lake House by Kate Morton

Two different story lines decades apart, taking place in Cornwall, UK. The book is very descriptive and atmospheric. It has suspense, family tragedy, secrets and at the end they all connect and make sense. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The book is a psychological, atmospheric drama that later becomes a melodramatic crime story taking place in the 1920s in London. Very detailed, great sense of the period and strong characters . I enjoyed it a lot.

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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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