Election Day: The library will be open only for voting on election day. We will not be open to checkout materials or use library computers. We could not safely run curbside and also limit the number of people in the building during open hours.

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Tutor.com Now Available

Online tutors are available every day from 12-7PM. To use this resource you must be a resident of Whitefish Bay.

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Teen-Tober

Learn what we have in store for teens this October!

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Curbside Pickup

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Thu, Oct 29th


Daniel Goldin will be in conversation with Juneau Black (also known as Sharon Nagel and Jocelyn Cole)
Hosted by Boswell Book Company 
Cost: Free 
Purchase link: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781942316435 
 
This will be a virtual event. Please register for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAof-GgpzMjGtBRk2744ChEU8leUB7SqnUp 

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Virtual Tea Time Book Club

Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

12:00 pm

Fri, Oct 30th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding by Jennifer Robson

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From our Blog

thumbnail Make It and Play it: Mancala Game Instructions

October 19, 2020

Here are the instructions to make a Mancala at home! Check out Miss Valerie's video on our Facebook page to see it in action.

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thumbnail Things to Do Around Whitefish Bay: Safe outdoor activities during the pandemic

October 15, 2020

It’s now been seven months since the March lock-down. While some things are opening up, life is far from normal. And, for those of us older than a ‘certain age,’ we’re told to be particularly careful. Since we can’t return to all of our normal pursuits, it is helpful to find new things to do outside.

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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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