Late Open: The library will be closed the morning of October 11 for staff training. We will open at 1:30pm.

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Identity Theft Program: Protect and Prevent

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Wed, Sep 22nd


With just popsicle sticks, washi tape, and markers, come create your own unique characters during our outdoor crafting session.  Make friends, pets, or silly creatures.  The sky is the limit!

This program is for kids in 2nd-5th grade.  Registration is required..

(Weather permitting.) 

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Wed, Sep 22nd


Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam. Helpful brochures will also be available.

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Thu, Sep 23rd


We're excited to offer an outdoor storytime for all ages in School House Park!  Registration is required (please include all who plan attend).  Please read our plan below to keep everyone safe!  

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Virtual All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Fri, Sep 24th


Join one of our youth services librarians for an All Ages Storytime on Fridays at 10am for with books, songs, and more!  Can't make the live event? We'll be sure to save the storytime so you can watch it later.

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September 16, 2021

September is here, and that means it is National Voter Registration Month. This observance was established in 2002 by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) to encourage participation and increase awareness of the voter registration process. It’s an opportunity to remind people to get registered or check their registration status. Whether you are a new voter just turning 18, a new citizen to the United States, or even a formerly apathetic person with a newfound interest in politics, the library has many sources to help you understand the voting process.

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September 10, 2021

Books and Bagels – September 16th Calling all teens! (Grades 6th-12th) Do you love bagels, books, and chatting with friends? Join us outside at School House Park on Thursday, September 16th at 4PM! Our program “Books and Bagels” is dedicated to teens all over to celebrate the new school year with tasty treats from Bruegger’s and a free book to take home.

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Meet our Staff

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Laura Reilly

Reference Assistant

Hi! I'm excited to be the new Reference Assistant in Adult Services. I joined the Whitefish Bay Library in 2014 and I worked at the Circulation desk for the last six years. I am also the school librarian at St. Monica Elementary School so it's fun to be "the bridge" between these two communities and see my students smiling faces here at the public library. I enjoy reading both children and adult fiction. Some of my favorites are Rules of Civility, Beartown, A Single Shard and the Penderwicks series. Stop by the Adult Reference desk when you are in the library next, I'm happy to help!

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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

A chance encounter with a handsome banker in a jazz bar on New Year's Eve 1938 catapults Wall Street secretary Katey Kontent into the upper echelons of New York society, where she befriends a shy multi-millionaire, an Upper East Side ne'er-do-well, and a single-minded widow.

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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves. Cyril's son Danny and his older sister Maeve are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another.

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Esperanza rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

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Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Lost in the Black Forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and finds himself entwined in a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica--and decades later three children, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California find themselves caught up in the same thread of destiny in the darkest days of the twentieth century, struggling to keep their families intact, and tied together by the music of the same harmonica.

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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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