Science Explorers: Ramps and Tubes

Learn about physics, friction, and simple machines through play!

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Community Art Day

Fill in a frame and become part of one large community artwork!

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Food for Fines

We're waiving fines with canned good donations.

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Sharpie Mugs

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Tue, Sep 24th


Decorate your own mug using oil-based Sharpies in an array of colors. All you need to bring is yourself! We'll have the mugs, the Sharpies, and some inspiring ideas to get you started. Then, take your mug home and bake it to make your design permanent.

Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration begins September 1st.

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Wed, Sep 25th


Judge Schudson exposes the personal, professional, and political pressures now threatening judicial integrity like never before.  With attacks on judges intensifying, Independence Corrupted is essential for students and scholars, lawyers and judges, and all citizens concerned about the survival of judicial independence.    

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Thursday Films

Won't You Be My Neighbor (PG-13, 2018, 1 hour 34 minutes)

6:00 pm

Thu, Sep 26th


Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies.

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Tea Time Book Club

The History of Bees by Maja Lunde

12:00 pm

Fri, Sep 27th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The History of Bees by Maja Lunde 

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September 19, 2019

NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual contest that began in 1999 to write a 50,000 word novel in the thirty days of November. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world undertake this challenge. The idea is just to write, not to edit or second guess yourself, but just to write. It is a fantastic way to jumpstart the writing process and get the words on the page, 50,000 words to be exact.

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September 12, 2019

Summer is coming to an end and the kids are back in school. Do you find yourself with a lot of free time? Maybe you want to dig into history but picking up a non-fiction book is a bit daunting? Try looking into your own family history as genealogy has become an interesting topic to library patrons from all over the country. Most of you may be familiar with Ancestry.com but you may not realize that the library has an edition you can use for FREE. Not only do you have access to Ancestry but we have the Newspapers.com site that has an entire world wide collection to look from. This can provide users with past obituaries or articles that relatives might be found in.

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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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