Art in Action: Monet

Take a break from the chilly weather by traveling to Monet's world.

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Library Board Appointment

One of the seven Whitefish Bay Public Library Board of Trustees member appointments opens May 1st. We are seeking applicants who are library lovers and who believe in service to our community.

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Edible Book Festival

The 5th Annual Edible Book Festival is returns on March 7. Come see what crazy and amazing creations your friends and neighbors come up with.

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Friends of Whitefish Bay Library Writing Contest

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Get a Personalized Reading Recommendation

Answer a few questions to have some books chosen just for you by our librarians

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Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

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Art in Action: Monet

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wed, Feb 21st


Take a break from the chilly February weather by traveling to Claude Monet's world of gardens, sunshine, and rippling ponds.

2nd-5th grade. Registration begins February 1st.

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Return of the Slime

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thu, Feb 22nd


Join us at 1pm in the Program Room to make some AWESOME slime. 

 

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Tea Time Book Club

The Zookeeper's Wife: a War Story by Diane Ackerman

12:00 pm

Fri, Feb 23rd


Our Tea Time Book Club meets once a month and is led by Library Director Nyama Reed. This month we're reading The Zookeeper's Wife: a War Story by Diane Ackerman

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Getting to Know Medicare

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tue, Feb 27th


Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options.

 

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From our Blog

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February 8, 2018

There are certain novels that almost everyone has read by the time they reach adulthood either because they are assigned it in school or because they are classics that are passed among friends and family. Titles that include “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “A Brave New World” and “Slaughterhouse Five.” But there are plenty of other titles that also deserve cult classic status but are slightly less well known.

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January 31, 2018

Jane Austen’s charming comedies of manners have delighted and entertained us since the 19th century. Since the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 1813, countless retellings and reimagined versions of the novel have been written. It seems like we just can’t get enough of the story of Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennet. Here are some recent adaptations of everyone’s favorite regency romance.

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Meet our Staff

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Valerie Morris

Youth Services Librarian

I have been at the Whitefish Bay Public Library since March of 2012. Starting my position at this library was a dream come true and my first since finishing my master’s degree in library science in 2001. My joy is in doing storytime and planning arts and science programs for kids. I, of course, enjoy reading as much as my time allows, mostly historical, fantasy/sci-fi, realistic, and classic fiction. Occasionally, I actually get to read a grownup book however most of my reading is children’s and young adult books. When not reading, I enjoy travelling and exploring with my family.

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The Diviners by Libba Bray

The first installment in the Diviner series, The Diviners does not disappoint. The historical setting of 1926 New York City, the diverse cast of well-developed characters and the paranormal, combine to keep the reader engaged. Follow this book with Lairs of Dreams and Before the Devil Breaks You to continue the series.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is a master of world building and the myths that go with it. In this fantasy, the reader is transported to the lost city of Weep where blue-skinned gods control the city from their citadel floating above. It is a fast, fascinating read and the perfect beginning to a new series.

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Salt to the Sea by Ruth Sepetys

It is at the end of WWII, the Germans are losing and the Russians are advancing westward. Thousands of refugees are fleeing and seeking escape on the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff. The story is told from the point of view of four refugees of four differing homelands who must unite for survival on the journey to the coast. This is the tragic story of history’s most tragic (and little known) ship sinking in which 9,400 civilians died in the Baltic Sea. A gripping tale that you will not be able to put down!

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Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

I love historical fiction and this rich, multi-layered story does not disappoint! This book offers the historical setting of WWI and the sinking of the Lusitania but also mystery, friendship, community, and survival.

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This is the story of the author’s childhood told in verse. Woodson tells of her experiences as an African American child growing up in the dual worlds of the Jim Crow South and New York City in the 60’s and 70’s. Brown Girl Dreaming is a beautifully written journey of identity as well as an inspiring life for children and adults.

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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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