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

Memorial Day Weekend Closings

Movies at the Library

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

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A Senior's Guide to Home Selling & Housing Options

Learn about the selling process and various housing options

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Mystery Book Club

Check out our titles for our new Mystery Book Club

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Summer Reading Program

Registration begins on June 7 for kids, teens and adults.

Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Thursday Films

Green Book (PG-13, 2018)

6:00 pm

Thu, May 23rd


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 Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

12:00 pm

Fri, May 24th


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon. 

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Wed, May 29th


Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees – to not run out of money

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Mystery Book Club

The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

7:00 pm

Thu, Jun 6th


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda.

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From our Blog

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May 18, 2019

The Whitefish Bay Public Library’s youth services department is excited to add to the collection some classic children’s literature that you have probably never heard of but that you and your children will find delightful! We received a generous donation, from the local group Literary Journey, to make the purchase of titles from the New York Review Children’s Collection. Listed below are a few highlights.

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April 15, 2019

There is only about a month left in the spring semester at UWM, and that means that soon I will be free from academic responsibilities for the summer. I haven’t been this excited about a summer off since I was a kid. For some people, summer means family vacations, camping, and all kinds of outdoor activities. For me, it means more time to read! Here are some of the titles coming out this summer that I am excited about.

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Meet our Staff

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Laura Gravander

Youth Services Librarian

I joined the staff of Whitefish Bay Public Library as a Youth Services Librarian in 2018. I have been a professional librarian serving children and teens since 2011, working for five years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Milwaukee area since 2016. I mostly read children’s and Young Adult fiction, and especially love graphic novels. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga and walking outside, camping and travelling, and watching Netflix with my boyfriend and my cat.

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

This girl power-themed graphic novel tells the story of Astrid, a twelve-year-old who has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. When Astrid discovers roller derby, she assumes Nicole will be by her side—until Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead of roller derby camp with Astrid. Roller derby challenges Astrid to come out of her shell, make new and interesting friends, challenge the status quo, and learn who she can be when she decides to embrace her uniqueness.

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

This captivating Young Adult novel in verse explores the inner life of Xiomara Batista—the Poet X—a Latinx teen living in Harlem whose tough exterior hides her creativity and love of slam poetry. She lets her feelings out only into her leather-bound journal, where she writes beautiful verses that express her feelings about her controlling parents, her complicated relationship with her twin brother, and her growing feelings for Aman, a boy from school.

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El Deafo by Cece Bell

Cece is starting school as the only hearing-impaired kid in her class. She feels even more out-of-place with her giant hearing aid, the Phonic Ear, strapped to her chest. The Phonic Ear helps Cece hear her teacher during class—and also after class, in the teacher’s breakroom, all over school! Cece navigates making friends while feeling different in this funny, touching graphic novel.

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

Mei is a freshman at MIT and is struggling with her parents’ expectations of what her future should hold—become a doctor, marry the “perfect” Taiwanese boy, and have many grandchildren. Meanwhile, Mei hates germs and biology, and is falling for a boy her parents would NOT think is “perfect”. This hilarious and heartfelt Young Adult novel explores family relationships, self-identity, and the journey to find your own truth.

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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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