Naturalist David Stokes

With puppets, toys, live animals, and plenty of jokes, David will lead a fun lesson in the universe of animals and bio-diversity!

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Space Survival

Use robot hands to fix complicated tech, retrieve space junk for scientific study, and more!

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Whitefish Bay TALKS: Apollo 11

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, hear astronaut Neil Armstrong recount the lead up to the first moon landing as well as the other “series of firsts” associated with that historic mission!

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Mystery Book Club

Check out our titles for our new Mystery Book Club

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Summer Reading Program

Registration begins on June 7 for kids, teens and adults.

Adults Can Sign Up Here

Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Space Survival

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mon, Jul 22nd


Can you survive in space?  Use robot hands to fix complicated tech,  retrieve space junk for scientific study, and more!  We’ll also learn about real life astronauts and the exciting work they do.

Entering K5-1st.  Registration begins July 1st.

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Humans Vs. Zombies

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wed, Jul 24th


In this water balloon fight style game, humans will search for a cure hidden nearby and defend themselves while the zombies will attempt to turn humans into zombies. Water balloons will be supplied.  Stay for pizza afterwards!

Registration Required

Entering 7 grade and up

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K5-1st grade DIY Alien Ooze

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thu, Jul 25th


Kids are invited to come hang out and create slime that’s out of this world!  We’ll be offering this program back to back for different age groups.  Please dress for a mess!

Entering K5-1st.  Registration begins July 1st.

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2nd-3rd grade DIY Alien Ooze

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thu, Jul 25th


Kids are invited to come hang out and create slime that’s out of this world!  We’ll be offering this program back to back for different age groups.  Please dress for a mess!

Entering 2nd-3rd.  Registration begins July 1st.

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From our Blog

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July 10, 2019

Are you looking for some summer reads to share with the kids? Here is a list of some wonderful and inspiring nonfiction picture books that are new on our shelves. These books are perfect for kids in grades 1-5.

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June 29, 2019

We’ve all been there. You have a ticket, boarding pass, school project or paper you need to print and your printer has run out of ink. The library has made it even easier to print from your phone, tablet, or even your desktop computer from home! And you do not need to have a library card in order to print.

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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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