Meet our Staff · Kayla Livingston

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Kayla Livingston, Assistant Librarian

I’ve been living in Milwaukee for about a year now having relocated from Sandwich Illinois to attend UWM. I am just getting ready to start my second and final year at UWM. I always have a book on me. I’ll read anything and everything. If I’m not reading I’m writing, gaming, or hanging out with friends. I enjoy encouraging others to read and try books/genres they’ve never tried before.

k.livingston@wfblibrary.org

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Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Aleksievich

This is the book that started it all. I had to read this book in my undergrad for a world literature course. The book takes interviews from people who lived around the area of Chernobyl and knew victims of the nuclear incident. While it is somber the book was an eye opening experience between two passions of mine, literature and history. Aleksievich’s novel made me look into becoming an archivist and a librarian. This led me to apply to UWM and join their library and information science program.

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Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

The main focus of Poppy Z Brite’s novel isn’t the queer romance that is a side plot between the two main characters but this was the first novel that featured a queer main character. I had never read a novel that featured a main character that was openly gay. After that it was a deep exploration to find books with other queer characters, which is difficult in a library but doable!

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Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

My best friend during high school had already read Anne Rice’s collection of Interview with a Vampire, The Vampire Lestat, and Queen of the Damned. After breezing through the Things They Carried I was looking for something else to devour and she suggested the collection. Of course this started my love affair with vampires and my admiration of Anne Rice’s writing style.

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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

After Harry Potter was finished I was in a slump, I had no idea what to read or what I liked. In my high school English course we had to read O’Brian’s novel and it brought me back into the fold. It was one of the books required of me to read that I enjoyed. Not only did I like it but it also helped me branch out past youth and young adult books.

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Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

An orphan’s life is harsh—and often short—in the mysterious island city of Camorr. But young Locke Lamora dodges death and slavery, becoming a thief under the tutelage of a gifted con artist. As leader of the band of light-fingered brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke is soon infamous, fooling even the underworld’s most feared ruler. But in the shadows lurks someone still more ambitious and deadly. Faced with a bloody coup that threatens to destroy everyone and everything that holds meaning in his mercenary life, Locke vows to beat the enemy at his own brutal game—or die trying.- From Amazon

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Part Time Staff of the Whitefish Bay Public Library


Heidi, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2012
Kathy, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2012
Kerry, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2004
Laura, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2014
Nancy, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2003
Renee, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2014
Robin, Circulation Assistant – Team member since 2016
Sheila, Circulation Assistant -- Team member since 2018