Independence Day Closing: The library will close on Wednesday, July 3 at 6pm and will be closed all day Thursday, July 4. We will reopen on Friday, July 5.

Independence Day Closing

Movies at the Library

Bring a snack to eat and a soda to sip while you enjoy these free movies.

See our upcoming films

Mystery Book Club

Check out our titles for our new Mystery Book Club

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Summer Reading Program

Registration begins on June 7 for kids, teens and adults.

Adults Can Sign Up Here

Excite Your Mind with Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 18th

The program will feature a presentation by Jessica Michna portraying an older, wiser Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Generations of children and adults worldwide have been fascinated by the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her “Little House” series was the basis for a successful television series. But how did her life really evolve? What motivated her to put her experiences to paper?  In this presentation you will meet Mrs. Wilder, older, wiser and reflecting back on her life.  She will tell you her life story and how she came to produce her  literary works.

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Wii U Tournament: Mario Kart 8

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thu, Jun 20th

Test your driving skills with a Mario Kart 8 tournament.  Cheerleaders are welcome!

Registration Required

Entering 7 grade and up

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Space Survival

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fri, Jun 21st

Can you survive in space?  Use robot hands to fix complicated tech,  retrieve space junk for scientific study, and more!  We’ll also learn about real life astronauts and the exciting work they do.

Entering 2nd-3rd grade.  Registration begins June 1st.

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Space Lander Challenge

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mon, Jun 24th

Your mission: Design and build a shock-absorbing lander to protect two aliens during impact on Earth.

Entering K5-3rd grade.  Registration opens June 1st.

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From our Blog

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June 14, 2019

Here we are- in June- Wedding Season for many families including mine. It comes with excitement and joy, hope and good feelings for the young couples. It also brings back sweet memories of the old days. Good romantic movies or books are a great inspiration for recreating that spirit. I am tempted to take a memory walk through some oldies that will put me in the right spot in preparation for this season.

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thumbnail The Summer of Middlemarch

June 11, 2019

For me the summer means more time to read, and specifically, if the weather is decent, more time to listen to audiobooks. I love to listen to audiobooks when I walk, either running errands or just walking by the lake. It seems that many people are now listening to podcasts while they commute to work, but I haven’t made that leap. I often choose audiobooks that I don’t think I will be able to read in the traditional manner. A few years ago, I listened to War and Peace in its entirety while I walked to work. This summer, I have chosen Middlemarch. This is a book I have always wanted to read, but never have. One of my favorite customers at the bookstore where I used to work told me that it was her favorite book ever, and I often wished that I could have discussed it with her.

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Meet our Staff

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Laura Gravander

Youth Services Librarian

I joined the staff of Whitefish Bay Public Library as a Youth Services Librarian in 2018. I have been a professional librarian serving children and teens since 2011, working for five years in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Milwaukee area since 2016. I mostly read children’s and Young Adult fiction, and especially love graphic novels. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga and walking outside, camping and travelling, and watching Netflix with my boyfriend and my cat.

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Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

This girl power-themed graphic novel tells the story of Astrid, a twelve-year-old who has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. When Astrid discovers roller derby, she assumes Nicole will be by her side—until Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead of roller derby camp with Astrid. Roller derby challenges Astrid to come out of her shell, make new and interesting friends, challenge the status quo, and learn who she can be when she decides to embrace her uniqueness.

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

This captivating Young Adult novel in verse explores the inner life of Xiomara Batista—the Poet X—a Latinx teen living in Harlem whose tough exterior hides her creativity and love of slam poetry. She lets her feelings out only into her leather-bound journal, where she writes beautiful verses that express her feelings about her controlling parents, her complicated relationship with her twin brother, and her growing feelings for Aman, a boy from school.

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El Deafo by Cece Bell

Cece is starting school as the only hearing-impaired kid in her class. She feels even more out-of-place with her giant hearing aid, the Phonic Ear, strapped to her chest. The Phonic Ear helps Cece hear her teacher during class—and also after class, in the teacher’s breakroom, all over school! Cece navigates making friends while feeling different in this funny, touching graphic novel.

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American Panda by Gloria Chao

Mei is a freshman at MIT and is struggling with her parents’ expectations of what her future should hold—become a doctor, marry the “perfect” Taiwanese boy, and have many grandchildren. Meanwhile, Mei hates germs and biology, and is falling for a boy her parents would NOT think is “perfect”. This hilarious and heartfelt Young Adult novel explores family relationships, self-identity, and the journey to find your own truth.

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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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