Labor Day Weekend: The library is closed on Monday, September 2 in honor of Labor Day. We will open for regular hours on Tuesday, September 3. This begins our fall hours so the library will be open on Sundays staring September 9.

Labor Day Weekend

Join Us for Storytime This Fall

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The Changing Face of Alzheimer's

Dr. Piero Antuono, a leading neurologist affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital, will discuss ongoing research and how it promises to change the diagnosis and treatment of people with memory loss.

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Mystery Book Club

Check out our titles for our new Mystery Book Club

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Whitefish Bay TALKS

We're hosting some exciting speakers this fall!

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Tea Time Book Club

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

12:00 pm

Fri, Aug 23rd


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

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Rain Barrel Workshop

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wed, Aug 28th


Workshop attendees will receive a certificate for one FREE rain barrel per owner-occupied household so please only register one person per household (for the first 50 households that register). Registration required. 

 

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No-Sew Pencil Roll Up

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wed, Sep 4th


Celebrate Back to School with this great no-sew DIY project!  We'll provide all the supplies you need.  

Grades 3rd-5th.  Registration opens August 1st.

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Mystery Book Club

The Dry by Jane Harper

7:00 pm

Thu, Sep 5th


Our Mystery Book Club meets once a month and is led by Patron Services Intern Sharon Nagel. This month we're reading The Dry by Jane Harper.

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From our Blog

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August 14, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but summer is starting to wind down and we’re getting ready for the start of school! Whether this is your family’s first school year or you’re old pros, the library has lots of books to get everyone pumped for this new beginning. The start of school is a great time to read books together about kindness, separation anxiety, understanding others different from ourselves, and being proud of who we are. Read on for some back-to-school inspiration.

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August 7, 2019

In 2016 Time Magazine named Elena Ferrante one of the 100 most influential people. For those not in the know, Elena Ferrante is a pseudonym for an author who’s identity is unknown to the public. I stand to agree and declare her my favorite contemporary author of all time. I miss reading her and think of her books often, so when she started to get adapted on film I felt a new rush of joy and wanted to share these new works with people that might have missed them.

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Meet our Staff

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Nyama Y. Reed

Library Director

Hello, I’m Nyama the Library Director. I joined the Whitefish Bay Public Library team in 2014, after 3 years at the Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville as a manager and 7 years at Flint Public Library as a reference librarian. I love working on spreadsheets of the budget and library statistics. Seriously, I do. It’s my bliss! When not at work, I do my best to keep my son busy and happy, including reading Elephant and Piggie books together. When left to my own reading time, I enjoy biographies, non-fiction, Grisham-esque page turners, and heart-string-tugging book-club books.

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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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