Thanksgiving Day Closings: The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday, November 30.

Thanksgiving Day Closings

DIY Dog Toys

Make an upcycled toy for your furry friend.

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STEAM Storytime

Practice math skills and spatial reasoning at our sorting-themed storytime!

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WEDNESDAY November 20th 4-5 PM

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Cupcake Wars

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wed, Nov 20th


Sign up  to compete in Cupcake Wars! Teens will decorate cupcakes based on a theme from a classic children's or young adult book. Cupcakes will be judged on presentation, creativity, and connection with the book. 

Registration Required

Grades 6+

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Thursday Films

They Shall Not Grow Old (R, 2018, 99 minutes)

1:00 pm

Thu, Nov 21st


Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies.

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Thu, Nov 21st


Practice math skills and spatial reasoning at our sorting-themed storytime!  We'll share the book A Pair of Socks and enjoy a special playtime too.  

Grades K4-K5.  Registration begins November 1st.

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Tea Time Book Club

The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Johnson

12:00 pm

Fri, Nov 22nd


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century by Kirk Johnson

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From our Blog

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November 15, 2019

It appears that winter is upon us even at this early pre-Thanksgiving date. It’s cold, snowy, and dark, and I want to put on my fuzziest pajamas and not leave the house until May. This is not a good state of affairs. Winters in Wisconsin are too long to give in completely. It’s important to keep active, get out of the house, and see other people. One way to do this is to check out the free programs and activities that we offer at the library.

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November 8, 2019

Thanks to Valerie for offering some fun family books in the previous blog post. For those people traveling alone or who need a break from the holidays here are some adult audiobooks to dive into. The following audiobooks contain a cast of interesting characters and wonderful voice actors that bring them to life. These are all excellent titles that I would recommend to pass the time on those long drives or flights this holiday season.

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Nyama Y. Reed

Library Director

Hello, I’m Nyama the Library Director. I joined the Whitefish Bay Public Library team in 2014, after 3 years at the Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville as a manager and 7 years at Flint Public Library as a reference librarian. I love working on spreadsheets of the budget and library statistics. Seriously, I do. It’s my bliss! When not at work, I do my best to keep my son busy and happy, including reading Elephant and Piggie books together. When left to my own reading time, I enjoy biographies, non-fiction, Grisham-esque page turners, and heart-string-tugging book-club books.

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Embarking on a more than 3,000-kilometer walking journey from rural Canada to the East coast so that she can see the ocean for the first time in her life, an octogenarian woman has experiences that blur her perspectives between illusion, memory and reality.

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The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to "food freedom

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How to Instant Pot : mastering all the functions of the one pot that will change the way you cook by Daniel Shumski

Shumski provides both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics, and a foodie's creative collection of recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot's many virtues. From cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch using dried beans, you'll find incredible hands-off meals plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts.

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Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright.

This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled mediators. It shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

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Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.

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Should I share my ice cream? by Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

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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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