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Adults

Why should kids have all the fun? We've got entertaining and educational activities for adults happening year round! We've got a daytime book club, a monthly speaker series called Whitefish Bay TALKS, and more! Excite your mind with these upcoming programs.

We also have a huge collection of materials in all formats for your browsing pleasure including over 130 print magazines. Still need something to read but can't make it to the libray? Download e-books on your device from the library using the app Libby.

Looking for your next favorite read? Browse our booklists and you'll be sure to find a book to fit your fancy. 


Need some quiet space to write the next great American novel, study for that exam, or have a small business meeting? Check out our rooms for public use.

Did your home printer run out of ink? Do you need a computer to do some genealogy research or just check your email? We've got the computers and printers available.
 

We also have lots of suggestions in our weekly blog.


Want something a little more personal? Get some reading recommendations hand picked just for you from our librarians. 

Browse our Tea Time Book Club titles and see a list of previously read books.


Looking for something to do outside of the house? Check out our community page to find out about happenings around the neighborhood. 


 

If you liked The Kite Runner...

If you like Jennifer Weiner

If you liked The Kite Runner...

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Anil's Ghost
by Michael Ondaatje

Anil’s Ghost transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and

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Sister of my heart
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Anju is the daughter of an upper-caste Calcutta family of distinction. Her cousin Sudha is the daughter of the black sheep of that same family. Sudha is startlingly beautiful; Anju is not. Despite those differences, since the day on which the two girls we

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The namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri

The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engine

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House of Sand and Fog
by Andre Dubus

When a former colonel of the Iranian Air Force and his family purchase a small California home at auction, they are faced with a great conflict as the former owner and her police officer boyfriend fight to get it back at any cost.

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Little Bee
by Chris Cleave

A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

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The Swallows of Kabul
by Yasmina Khadra

Set in Kabul under the rule of the Taliban, this novel takes readers into the lives of two couples: Mohsen, who comes from a family of wealthy shopkeepers whom the Taliban has destroyed; Zunaira, his wife, exceedingly beautiful, who was once a brilliant t

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Running the Rift
by Naomi Benaron

Rwandan runner Jean Patrick Nkuba dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal and uniting his ethnically divided country, only to be driven from everyone he loves when the violence starts, after which he must find a way back to a better life.

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Cutting for stone
by Abraham Verghese

Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. Orphaned by their mother’s death in childbirth and their father’s disappearance, bound togethe

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If you like Jennifer Weiner

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Time is a river
by Mary Alice Monroe

While recovering from breast cancer in a remote cabin in North Carolina, Mia Landan finds the journal of Kate Watkins, a 1920s fly fisher, and, inspired by Kate's example, learns to fish and uncovers many secrets around her.

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The Best of us
by Sarah Pekkanen

An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young

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Animal Husbandry
by Laura Zigman

Jane Goodall (no, not the Jane Goodall) was the single, overachieving prime-time talk show producer with her heart on the shelf; Ray was the young executive producer with the J. Crew good looks and, it seemed, a love life as lonely as Jane's. They met fo

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This is where I leave you
by Jonathan Tropper

The death of Judd Foxman’s father marks the first time that the entire Foxman clan has congregated in years. There is, however, one conspicuous absence: Judd's wife, Jen, whose affair with his radio- shock-jock boss has recently become painfully public. S

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Falling Together
by Marisa De Los Santos

Pen Calloway, estranged from her college friends Cat and Will for six years, has missed them through the birth of her daughter, the death of her father, and the struggles of single motherhood, and must decide how far she will go to get her friends back in

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Past Perfect
by Susan Isaacs

Having been fired from her CIA dream job without an explanation thirteen years earlier, cable television writer Katie Schottland is enlisted for help by a former colleague who offers insight into the mystery of Katie's dismissal

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Watermelon
by Marian Keyes

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpa

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Heart of the Matter
by Emily Griffin

Following a tragic accident, two women--Tessa Russo, a renowned pediatric surgeon, and Valerie Anderson, an attorney and single mother--living in the same Boston suburb but with relatively little in common aside from a fierce love for their children conve

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