Memorial Day Closings: he library will be closed on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day Closings

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Thu, May 30th

On Hands (2018) is a non-linear narrative which calls attention to an essential way of experiencing the world by using our hands.

“In a time when our experiences of the world are mediated through technology, this introspective, poetic film focuses our attention on an essential and tactile way of understanding it. By documenting the work of 20 Makers, this project explores the satisfaction they derive from working with their hands. On Hands had a unique opportunity to reach a particular audience stuck at home due to the pandemic. It is a remarkable story that documents the work of 20 artists.”

Waghray will be in attendance for a Q & A session afterward.


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Tea Time Book Club

A fever in the heartland : the Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America, and the woman who stopped them by Timothy Egan

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fri, May 31st

Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month is led by Library Director Nyama Reed.  This month we're reading A fever in the heartland : the Ku Klux Klan's plot to take over America, and the woman who stopped them by Timothy Egan. Tea Time Book Club offers hybrid meetings. You can attend in-person at the Library in the 2nd floor Program Room or online via Zoom. 

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Summer Reading Sign Up Begins!

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Mon, Jun 10th

Sign up for our 2024 Summer Reading Program!  Stop by the YS desk to sign up in person for the kids and teen program. 

Adults can sign up via Beanstack:

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Mystery Book Club

All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wed, Jun 12th

Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by librarian Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris.

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From our Blog

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April 24, 2024

The library hosted our Annual Edible Book Festival in April. An edible book is an item that looks like a book, puns on a title, refers to a character, or just has something to do with books. The only rule is that entries must be made from edible ingredients. During the festival, all who attend get to vote on their favorite edible books. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone that participated. We had a lot of amazing entries so thank you and we hope to see you back in 2025 as we celebrate 10 years of the Edible Book Festival at our library!

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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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Katie Kiekhaefer

Head of Youth Services

I’ve been the Head of Youth Services at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since 2013, but I've been passionate about youth services since a summer spent working at my hometown library with my childhood librarians after college. My favorite aspects of being a youth services librarian are connecting with kids and their families and caregivers, advocating for each child’s reading interests, and creating fun, educational, and innovative programming for all ages. While most of my time is spent reading children’s and young adult literature, I also try to sneak some adult non-fiction, and if I'm not reading, I love listening to music and watching sports.

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The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

A hilarious, pun-filled adventure that still feels as fresh and relevant as it did upon being published in 1961.

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To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

This time-traveling sci-fi book travels from 2057 to Victorian England to World War II and medieval Britain. With wit, adventure, and a fair amount of romance, Connie Willis has created a perfect sci-fi Victorian comedy of manners, of all the things.

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Bomb: the Race to Build-and Steal-the World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin

A non-fiction book for elementary schoolers, this book combines science, espionage, and international politics to tell the story behind the atomic bomb.

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Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson

This young adult book is a fascinating look at the importance of the arts, the resiliency of the Russian people, the lengths humans will go to in order to survive, the unfathomable corruption of the Russian government, and the role the arts play in government propaganda.

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

A love letter to roller derby and a spot-on look at how complicated middle school friends can be, all perfectly portrayed in graphic novel format.

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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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