Holiday Closings: The library will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. We are also closed Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1

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Author Visit- Mark Concannon

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For Teens (Grades 6+)

Hack Your Hot Cocoa, December 20 @ 3:30pm

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Return of Hack Your Cocoa

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Thu, Dec 20th


Come enjoy some hot cocoa or hot cider! There will be lots of toppings to choose from! All supplies provided.

For Grades 6+
No Registration Required.

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Tea Time Book Club

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

12:00 pm

Fri, Dec 21st


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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Drop In and Make: Snowpeople

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Thu, Dec 27th


We will supply all the materials to create a super cool snowperson. Just bring your creativity and stop by the children’s department.

All ages.  No registration required.

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I Like Myself STEAM Storytime

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tue, Jan 8th


Inspired by Karen Beaumont's great book, we'll celebrate our unique selves at this program.  Make some funny faces, create a wonderfully weird self-portrait, and learn the science behind facial features.

Grades K4-K5.  Registration begins January 2nd.

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From our Blog

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December 17, 2018

The display in front of the reference desk on the adult side is a perennial favorite - World War II. Both fiction stories and nonfiction books about the Second World are always popular. I like historical fiction myself, and I chose one of my favorite novels of all time - The Illusion of Separateness by Simon Van Booy.

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December 11, 2018

It’s nearly the end of another year and its been an exciting one for the library. We’ve had a ton of events for all ages and most of these events were made possible thanks to Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library, including our monthly speaker series Whitefish Bay TALKS.

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Meet our Staff

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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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