Library Closing for Thanksgiving: The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving. We will resume regular hours on Friday, November 23.

Library Closing for Thanksgiving

Author Doug Armstrong

Author and Whitefish Bay resident will talk about his new book Color of the Sun

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Paper Quilling for Tweens

Learn this simple skill and make something beautiful!

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Silly STEAM Storytime

We'll read some seriously silly scientific stories and test our funny bone with some fun science experiments.

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Dream House Collages (No School)

Dream big and design your dream house at this no-school art program!

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Tea Time Book Club

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

12:00 pm

Fri, Nov 16th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

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Silly STEAM Storytime

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tue, Nov 20th


Silly science?  But isn’t science serious?  Not at this   program!  We’ll read some seriously silly scientific     stories and test our funny bones with some fun science         experiments. 

Grades K4-K5.  Registration begins November 1st.

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Mon, Nov 26th


What would you have in your dream house?  100 rooms?  A 5 story waterslide?  A movie theater?  We want you to dream big at this no-school art program! 

All ages.  No registration required.

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Paper Quilling

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thu, Nov 29th


Quilling is a centuries-old craft that involves rolling narrow strips of  paper and arranging the rolls to make a design. Learn the simple skill and make something amazing.

Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration opens November 1st.

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From our Blog

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November 15, 2018

Hygge (hoo-guh) is the Danish word for the mood of being cozy, comfortable, and wellness. It is the time of year for hygge when we light candles to stave off the darkness of winter and wrap up in a fuzzy blanket against the cold. Why not add a book to your hygge?! There is a genre of books called “cozy mysteries” that I think would be perfect for practicing hygge. A cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction where the violence is toned down, the detective is an amateur, and the suspect remains unknown until the very end to allow the reader to figure out, or try to, the “whodunit”. Think of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple for example. So wrap your kids up in a warm blanket and reach for one of these kid-friendly cozy mysteries!

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November 8, 2018

When you walk into the library or a bookstore have you ever had to stop and think, did I read this? Do I own this? I’ve accidentally purchased a book I already own and haven’t read, I’ve been stopped by a book cover and thought ‘I have to read this’ only to discover I’ve already checked it out from the library. In order to combat this and save everyone involved some time and money, I’ve started to track my reading. It’s difficult to create a new habit but I’ve found pleasure in being able to look back and see what I’ve accomplished for the year. From the time I joined Goodreads my challenge has been to read more than twelve books a year. This year it was twenty and I’m sitting at twenty-six. Not only has tracking my reading encouraged me to read more but it has pushed me to explore other genres and formats. Have you ever thought about tracking your reading? There are plenty of outlets, Goodreads, Libib, Microsoft Excel, and of course the good old-fashioned pen and paper.

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Theresa Hoge

Circulation Supervisor

I re-joined the staff at the Whitefish Bay Public Library in August of 2018 as the Head of Circulation Services. From 2008 through 2013, I enjoyed working with our patrons as a Circulation Assistant. I and my family have been avid users and supporters of the Whitefish Bay Library during the 25+ years we’ve lived in this community. A few of my favorite books include ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and ‘A constellation of vital phenomena’ by Anthony Marra. I’m also a big fan of all of the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling , and also science fiction series by authors such as Patrick Rothfuss, George R.R. Martin, and Michael J. Sullivan.

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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Waging a fierce competition for which they have trained since childhood, circus magicians Celia and Marco unexpectedly fall in love with each other and share a fantastical romance that manifests in fateful ways.

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Barcelona, 1945--just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face.

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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

In a rural village in December 2004 Chechnya, a failed doctor Akhmed harbors the traumatized 8-year-old daughter of a father abducted by Russian forces and treats a series of wounded rebels and refugees while exploring the shared past that binds him to the child.

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The Name of the Wind : the Kingkiller chronicle day one by Patrick Rothfuss

The story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend. So begins the tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic.

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Age of Myth by Michael J. Sullivan

"A new series set in the world of the Riyria Chronicles. In the land of the Rhune, trees can tell the future and the gods are beyond reproach. But when Raithe's father is slain, he does the unthinkable--he kills a god. From this act, rises the legend of the God Killer, the seeds of a rebellion, and the question of whether the gods are really immortal after all"-- Provided by publisher.

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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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