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Virtual Mystery Book Club

Better Sister by Alafair Burke

7:00 pm

Thu, May 13th


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading Better Sister by Alafair Burke

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Wed, May 19th


Celebrate May with a paper rainbow Take and Make.  Pick-up begins Wednesday from 10am-noon and 3pm-5pm outside the front doors of the library.  We ask that you take one per child and practice good social distancing and mask wearing when picking up your kit.

 

 

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Thu, May 20th


Stop by the library and we'll provide you with all the items you'll need to create Pom-Pom Flowers. Take and Makes will be available inside right near the adult reference desk when the library opens.

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Virtual Tea Time Book Club

Just as I am : a memoir Cicely Tyson

12:00 pm

Fri, May 28th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Just as I am : a memoir Cicely Tyson

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From our Blog

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May 6, 2021

Love mysteries and thrillers but don’t like all the violence and scary plotlines they usually have? Then Cozy Mysteries may be for you! Cozy Mysteries are a subgenre of mystery novels and are a gentler version of graphic crime dramas. Usually the violence is minimal, the detectives are amateurs and the setting takes place in a small, cozy community. These novels involve a puzzle to be solved with clues interspersed throughout the storyline and have a clear conclusion at the end as to whodunit and why. The main protagonist in the story is rarely a professional and is more than likely to be a community member that stumbles upon a clue and feels compelled to investigate the situation. Most protagonists are women like the famous Miss Marple but they can also have animals as main characters as in Purr M for Murder, the first book in the Cat Rescue Mystery series by T.C. LoTempio, in which Toby the cat helps his owner solve a mystery.

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April 28, 2021

There is an easy way to relieve our daily stresses from work, school, technology, and the Covid pandemic. The answer is a walk in the woods. The naturalist John Muir once said “Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.”

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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. My family and I 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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