Rock Science

2nd and 3rd graders will explore rocks and learn all about geology!

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Hands Only CPR & AED Training

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3rd Annual Photography Contest

Our amateur photography contest is open to all ages. Win cash prizes!

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Rock Science

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thu, Jul 19th


We'll explore rocks and learn all about geology in this exciting program with tons of brainstorming and hands-on experiments.

Going into 2nd-3rd grade.  Registration begins July 1st.

 

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Tie Dye

3:00 pm

Thu, Jul 19th


Bring your own white items and get your tie dye on! Dye, rubber bands and technique will be provided to get that perfect spiral!

Entering grades 4-6

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Fri, Jul 20th


With Northshore Firefighter Dave Glanz

CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival. Learn how to save a life with the new Hands Only CPR method. Instruction will be from Northshore Firefighter Dave Glanz.  

Dave will also give instruction on the automated external defibrillator (AED). AED is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest. These devices are often found in public places, including airports, arenas, and the public library.

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Truly Remarkable Loon

11:00 am - 12:01 pm

Mon, Jul 23rd


Our favorite crazy juggler is back with nonstop comedy patter, lots of audience participation & a big dose of fun!  He’ll be juggling everything but the kitchen sink. You don’t want to miss this one! 

All ages.  Registration begins July 1st.

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From our Blog

thumbnail Is Listening to Audiobooks Really Considered Reading?

July 16, 2018

I don’t know why this continues to be an argument among book folk. There seem to be two sides to this argument. Those of us who adore audiobooks and listen to them whenever we can, most definitely consider them to be reading, and the other side who does not.

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June 19, 2018

It is summer reading time which means that all of your favorite books are off the shelf! You want to read Captain Underpants? All checked out. Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Empty shelf. Dork Diaries? Sorry. Harry Potter? Nope. So what can you read? Well, you can try these other series books! Or you can ask the librarian for suggestions! We are here to help!

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Meet our Staff

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Scott Lenski

Community & Adult Services Librarian

I’ve been at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since 2012. I plan most of the adult programming, update the website and do the library’s social media. I love to read a little bit of everything, from literary fiction to mystery, and sci-fi to nonfiction books about science. Some of my favorite authors are John Irving, Dennis Lehane, Tana French, Meg Wolitzer, and John Scalzi.

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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings is the story of six teenagers who meet at an arts summer camp. We follow these teenagers to middle age, as each must deal with their successes (or lack thereof). This book examines what happens to our dreams when we grow up. Wolitzer’s style reminded me of John Irving. I cherished every single page of this book and look forward to reading some of her other work.

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A Widow for One Year by John Irving

This is John Irving at his best as he chronicles the life of writer Ruth Cole. Tragedy strikes the Cole family before Ruth’s birth and this leaves her mother and father broken and shattered. As Irving often does in his novels we follow the main character throughout most of her life. There is a particularly riveting scene that has been stuck in my head since first reading this gem.

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The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Tart’s first novel follows a group of highly intelligent and eccentric college students as they plunge into a world of drinking, drugs, and darkness. An accidental murder is at the heart of this book which is part literary fiction and part psychological thriller. The prose is absolutely wonderful and you’ll want to savor every word.

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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

Ignatius J. Reilly is a bumbling 30 year old who still lives at home with his mom. He is scribing his life story on giant writing pads that he keeps hidden under his bed. A car accident by his drunk mother sends him looking for a job, and then he finds himself in some pretty ridiculous situations. In real life Ignatius would drive me crazy, but as a literary character he is hilariously memorable, so much so that I named by dog after him.

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His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman is a trilogy of books that follows Lyra Belacqua as she navigates a world with many similarities but also some differences from our own. In Lyra’s world every person has a daemon, an animal that is a representation of a person’s inner being. This special connection is at risk as children are being taken and experimented on. Pullman is a master world builder and he is in the process of expanding on the original books with a second related trilogy called The Book of Dust.

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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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