Holiday Closings: The library will be closed on Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25, and Sunday, December 26. We are also closed Friday, December 31, Saturday, January 1, Sunday, January 2.

Holiday Closings

Stuffed Animal Zoom Party

Thursday, December 16th

Take and Tinker Collection

Items you might not expect to find in a library

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Mon, Nov 29th


Friluftsliv is the Nordic concept of getting outdoors, translated to 'free air life', and we'll be embracing this concept as part of our outdoor storytime in School House Park this winter!  We'll be bundled up to brave the weather, and we encourage you to do the same.  

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Wed, Dec 1st


Stretch your paper crafting skills by creating this 3D paper winter scene.  This is a great craft for older kids.  For younger children, it’s a great family craft!

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 and practice good social distancing and mask wearing when picking up your kit.

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Virtual All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Fri, Dec 3rd


Join one of our youth services librarians for an All Ages Storytime on Fridays at 10am on our Facebook page for books, songs, and more!  We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later.

Visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/whitefishbaypubliclibrary/

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Mon, Dec 6th


Friluftsliv is the Nordic concept of getting outdoors, translated to 'free air life', and we'll be embracing this concept as part of our outdoor storytime in School House Park this winter!  We'll be bundled up to brave the weather, and we encourage you to do the same.  

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From our Blog

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November 19, 2021

November is Native American Heritage Month! Dedicated to recognize, celebrate, and raise awareness of the traditions, culture, and contributions of indigenous people across North America, this month provides an opportunity to dive deeper into indigenous stories and authors.

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November 10, 2021

The children’s show Sesame Street premiered on public television stations on November 10, 1969. It takes place along a city street, featuring a diverse cast of humans and puppets. The show reached its 52nd season in 2021. It was the first television program of its kind to base its content and production values on laboratory and formative research.

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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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