Friends Writing Contest

Friends of the Whitefish Bay Public Library are hosting their 9th annual writing contest.

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Virtual All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Fri, Jan 28th


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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Fri, Jan 28th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed.  This month we're doing something a little different. January is BYO-Book-Talk where attendees can talk about their favorite reads from 2021. We'll then use those titles as suggestions for the rest of the year. This meeting will be Zoom only, no in-person.

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Thu, Feb 10th


Take and Make for Adults
Heart Magnets


Take and Makes for adults are back this winter! Pick up a Take and Make kit for making your own heart magnets.  We'll include all the materials you need, as well as instructions. Pickup begins at open near the adult services desk. While supplies last.

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Virtual Mystery Book Club

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

6:30 pm

Thu, Feb 10th


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell.

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From our Blog

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January 5, 2022

Staff of the Whitefish Bay Public Library choose their favorite reads in 2021.

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December 28, 2021

Staff of the Whitefish Bay Public Library choose their favorite reads in 2021.

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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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