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Volunteers Needed for Library Board

We are looking for individuals who have a passion for libraries and a commitment to community service.

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Drop-In Paperback Hedgehogs

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mon, Feb 26th

Drop in anytime between 3pm and 5pm and upcycle a paperback book into a cute hedgehog!  We'll provide everything you need, including accessories for your hedgie.

All ages.  Registration open now.

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Mon, Feb 26th

Join us for an evening with author Nick Petrie for his newest book in the Peter Ash series, The Price You Pay. Nick will be in conversation with Sharon Nagel, also known as half of the writing team pseudonym Juneau Black. This event is cohosted by Boswell Book Company.

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Parachute Playtime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Tue, Mar 5th

Join us for an interactive and play-filled program featuring songs, rhymes and activities with the library’s parachute!

For 1yo-4yo with a parent/caregiver.  Registration open now.


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Tue, Mar 5th

Bay Bridge, Tikkun Ha-Ir, WIVEC LWV-MKE and UMW- Whitefish Bay present Our Future, Our Vote! Voter Registration Event

Voter Registration Table
Jay Balachandran- Local Government Guest Speaker
Games with Prizes
Calls to Action

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From our Blog

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February 5, 2024

I like to keep track of what I read on an app mainly because I have reached an age where I can't always remember what I read. This is especially true when a patron or a friend asks me what I have read recently. Then, my mind goes completely blank.

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thumbnail Frida Kahlo in the Youth Wing

January 16, 2024

I recently traveled to Mexico City to spend the holidays with my son and his wife who are currently living there. No trip to Mexico City is complete without a visit to Casa Azul in Coyoacan, which was the home of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), who has long been one of my favorite artists. I love the very intimate nature of Kahlo’s paintings which are often self-portraits, done in a wonderfully magical style. Although her paintings are quite dreamlike, Frida stated, “I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” I also admire Kahlo for the way she lived her life with abandon, despite the ever-present pain she was in and the many operations she endured throughout her life after surviving a catastrophic bus accident when she was a teenager. My trip inspired me to put together a list of books about Frida Kahlo that are in the youth collection at the Whitefish Bay Public Library.

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Meet our Staff

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Eva Hong

Reference Assistant

I am so pleased to be a part of the reference team here at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. My family moved to Bay about two years ago and we love this community. Riding my bike, watching tennis, and spending time in the Wisconsin Northwoods with family are my favorite pastimes. I have an M.S. in Health Promotion with a background as a health educator and training specialist. Non-fiction books focusing on health, cooking, art, and interior design are my favorite. I like all kinds of fiction both new, but especially old. Come by Adult Services and it’ll be my pleasure to help.

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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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