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Take and Tinker Collection

Take and Tinker is a collection of tools, games, and other items that you wouldn't expect to find in a library!

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Upcoming Adult Programs

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Friends Writing Contest

Enter the 10th Writing Contest

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Wed, Feb 8th


Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages.  We'll share stories, songs, flannels and more!  

Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area.  Please register for any updates.

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Wed, Feb 8th


Use your hand to make this adorable Valentine's Day themed handprint gnome.  

Pick up your kit from 10am-noon and 5pm-7pm outside the front doors of the library.  We ask that you take one craft kit per child.

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Mystery Book Club

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wed, Feb 8th


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Thu, Feb 9th


Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages.  We'll share stories, songs, flannels and more!  

Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area.  Please register for any updates.

Registration open now!

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From our Blog

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February 3, 2023

February is Library Lover's month and we'd like to set you up with a blind date......with a book! Stop by the library, and check out our 'Blind Date with a Book' display. Each 'Blind Date' has been hand picked by a staff member. So you aren't walking in totally blind we've listed the genre and a brief description of the book. Choose a book, check it out, take it home, and unwrap it. Who knows, maybe you'll have a wonderful future together! We've got books for kids, teens and adults! Return the rating card inside by March 8 for your chance at a $25 Kilwins Gift Card.

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thumbnail Librarians Pick Their Favorites Read in 2022

January 3, 2023

Here is a list of our favorite books read this year.

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Meet our Staff

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Scott Lenski

Head of Adult Services

I’ve been at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since 2012. I plan most of the adult programming, update the website and do the library’s social media. I love to read a little bit of everything, from literary fiction to mystery, and sci-fi to nonfiction books about science. Some of my favorite authors are John Irving, Dennis Lehane, Tana French, Meg Wolitzer, and John Scalzi.

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings is the story of six teenagers who meet at an arts summer camp. We follow these teenagers to middle age, as each must deal with their successes (or lack thereof). This book examines what happens to our dreams when we grow up. Wolitzer’s style reminded me of John Irving. I cherished every single page of this book and look forward to reading some of her other work.

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A Widow for One Year by John Irving

This is John Irving at his best as he chronicles the life of writer Ruth Cole. Tragedy strikes the Cole family before Ruth’s birth and this leaves her mother and father broken and shattered. As Irving often does in his novels we follow the main character throughout most of her life. There is a particularly riveting scene that has been stuck in my head since first reading this gem.

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Tart’s first novel follows a group of highly intelligent and eccentric college students as they plunge into a world of drinking, drugs, and darkness. An accidental murder is at the heart of this book which is part literary fiction and part psychological thriller. The prose is absolutely wonderful and you’ll want to savor every word.

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Ignatius J. Reilly is a bumbling 30 year old who still lives at home with his mom. He is scribing his life story on giant writing pads that he keeps hidden under his bed. A car accident by his drunk mother sends him looking for a job, and then he finds himself in some pretty ridiculous situations. In real life Ignatius would drive me crazy, but as a literary character he is hilariously memorable, so much so that I named by dog after him.

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His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman is a trilogy of books that follows Lyra Belacqua as she navigates a world with many similarities but also some differences from our own. In Lyra’s world every person has a daemon, an animal that is a representation of a person’s inner being. This special connection is at risk as children are being taken and experimented on. Pullman is a master world builder and he is in the process of expanding on the original books with a second related trilogy called The Book of Dust.

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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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