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Virtual All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Fri, Dec 4th


Missing Storytime? We are too! Join one of our youth services librarians for an All Ages Storytime on Fridays at 10am for with books, songs, and more!  Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later.

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Virtual Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Tue, Dec 8th


Missing Storytime? We are too! Join one of our youth services librarians for Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10am for bounces, rhymes, and songs!  Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later.

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Wed, Dec 9th


We'll have Paper Snow Globe Take and Make kits to pick-up this Wednesday from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm outside the front doors of the library. We ask that you take one per child and practice good social distancing and mask wearing when picking up your kit.

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Virtual Toddler Time

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Tue, Dec 15th


Missing Storytime? We are too! Join one of our youth services librarians for Toddler Time on Tuesdays at 10am for bounces, rhymes, and songs!  Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later.

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From our Blog

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November 25, 2020

The Youth Services Librarians have been hard at work updating our collection of Young Adult (YA) graphic novels and manga! Our most recent project has been to divide the collection into two sections: graphic novels and manga. Manga is a style of Japanese comic books that are popular in our Western culture. Unlike American graphic novels, manga are read from right to left, and the illustrations are a particular manga cartooning style. We wanted to give our readers a better browsing experience by separating the two styles of novels, and we have added a small pink dot on our graphic novels to make it easy to see the difference! Here are some recommendations for both graphic novels and manga from our collection:

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November 20, 2020

You’ve likely heard about The Invisible life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab, it’s receiving a lot of attention right now. The story starts in 1700s France, where we get a brief introduction to Adeline LaRue before we jump forward in time to 2014. The “chapters” jump between past and present and there are seven parts to this book with corresponding fictional artwork. As the story unfolds we begin to see how Addie has lived for 300 years, she made a bargain and like most bargains made with Gods there are consequences. Addie is forgotten by everyone she knows and everyone she is destined to meet but she is given the gift of immortality.

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Meet our Staff

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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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