Holiday Closings: The library will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and Sunday, December 25. We are also closed Saturday, December 31, and Sunday, January 1.

CLOSED for Building Maintenance: The library will be closed for building maintenance on Wednesday, December 14, Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16.

Holiday Closings

CLOSED for Building Maintenance

Take and Tinker Collection

Take and Tinker is a collection of tools, games, and other items that you wouldn't expect to find in a library!

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Kids Programs for December

Check out what's happening for kids and teens

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Mon, Dec 5th


Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages.  We'll share stories, songs, flannels and more!  

Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area.  Please register for any updates.

Registration open now!

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Minecraft In Real Life

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Mon, Dec 5th


Step away from the computer and celebrate Minecraft In Real Life!  We'll have crafts, building challenges, STEAM activities and more!  

Grades 2nd-5th.  Registration open now.

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Tue, Dec 6th


"A Pabst Mansion View"
The Pabst name is well known in Milwaukee and the Pabst Mansion is certainly one of Milwaukee's Victorian jewels. This program presents the world of Captain Frederick Pabst at the turn of the century. It focuses on his family, his beer and, of course, the Pabst Mansion itself. The visual tour includes rarely seen images and information.

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All Ages Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Thu, Dec 8th


Join us for a fun, educational storytime perfect for all ages.  We'll share stories, songs, flannels and more!  

Storytime will be held in the Tower of the children's area.  Please register for any updates.

Registration open now!

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From our Blog

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November 23, 2022

I’m grateful for warm days, bikes, my family and all their quirks; for friends that never leave your side and loyal dogs that love to cuddle. I’m grateful for new books, good food, and movement. What are you grateful for this holiday season? For every one of us the memory and relevance is different, but equally important. Giving thanks and expressing gratitude is one of the simplest forms of joy. It invites others to express their gratitude and is contagious in its form.

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November 16, 2022

In case you were not paying attention, November is National Novel Writing Month, when writers all over the world attempt to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November. I have done this successfully a few times. It is an excellent way to jump start the writing process, as the whole point is to just write as much as you can, without editing or second-guessing yourself. That way, at the end of the month, you have the first draft of your novel, even though it is usually messy and awful.

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Meet our Staff

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Nyama Y. Reed

Library Director

Hello, I'm Nyama, your Library Director. Joining the Whitefish Bay Public Library team in 2014 was one of the best decisions I ever made. The community support of WFBPL is tremendous and uplifting. I love meeting patrons, supporting the Library team in serving the community, and making a difference in people's lives. Feel free to contact me or stop by my office any time with questions, comments, or just to say Hello.

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Embarking on a more than 3,000-kilometer walking journey from rural Canada to the East coast so that she can see the ocean for the first time in her life, an octogenarian woman has experiences that blur her perspectives between illusion, memory and reality.

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The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Melissa and Dallas Hartwig's critically-acclaimed Whole30 program has helped hundreds of thousands of people transform how they think about their food, bodies, and lives. The Whole30 features more than 100 chef-developed recipes, like Chimichurri Beef Kabobs and Halibut with Citrus Ginger Glaze, designed to build your confidence in the kitchen and inspire your taste buds. The book also includes real-life success stories, community resources, and an extensive FAQ to give you the support you need on your journey to "food freedom

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How to Instant Pot : mastering all the functions of the one pot that will change the way you cook by Daniel Shumski

Shumski provides both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics, and a foodie's creative collection of recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot's many virtues. From cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch using dried beans, you'll find incredible hands-off meals plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts.

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Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright.

This book is the culmination of a personal journey that began with Wright's book on evolutionary psychology, The Moral Animal, and deepened as he immersed himself in meditative practice and conversed with some of the world's most skilled mediators. It shows how, in a time of technological distraction and social division, we can save ourselves from ourselves, both as individuals and as a species.

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Captain Underpants and the sensational saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot : the twelfth epic novel by Dav Pilkey

George and Harold and their doubles, Yesterday George and Yesterday Harold, have been taking turns going to school, but when the doubles fall prey to their gym teacher, Mr. Meaner, and his method of mind control that turns students into attentive, obedient, perfect children, it is up to original George and Harold to strike back.

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Should I share my ice cream? by Mo Willems

Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

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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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