April @ the Library
New Library Cards
Beginning April 1 st and continuing through the end of 2019, the Whitefish Bay Public Library will be giving out new Whitefish Bay Public Library branded library cards at no cost to all patrons who wish to replace their old or lost card. Stop by the front circulation desk to get one of our brightly colored library cards!
2018 Annual Report

Check out our 2018 Annual Report featuring the most checked out books and movies of 2018, as well as information about our 2018 Community Survey. See the report on our website.

And a special shout out to Whitefish Bay residents Dan Egan and Nick Petrie for landing on our top ten book list of 2018!

The Whitefish Bay AFS Intercultural Programs Chapter will be hosting its International Dessert Event on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. upstairs in the Program Room.  

Come hear from Ella, a Whitefish Bay HS student, who recently returned from studying in Costa Rica, and three other AFS students give presentations about their lives in their home countries. They will also share one of their favorite desserts from their home country. 

The event will start promptly at 1p.m. Come with your questions and an appetite to sample some delicious desserts! 

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a superhero party! Go up, up and away at our Supercon, a celebration of all things superheroes on Friday, May 10 from 6-8pm. This after-hours party is open to all ages and includes these super activities: train in our mini-obstacle course, play team trivia for prizes, take a picture with a super hero character in our photo booths, and enjoy a craft, snacks and more! Costumes are encouraged and welcome so dress up as your favorite superhero. It will be a super time!

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. This program is presented by the Retirement Classroom.

Show off your literary passion with these DIY coasters and magnets. DIY Projects for book lovers for everyday life.
DIY coasters and magnets that show off your love of books. Why buy coasters and magnets when you can design your own? That is exactly what we are going to do.

Packed with interactive games, William returns with a second edition of his popular MIND GAMES program. In this program, he reinforces the concepts in MIND GAMES 1 and adds even more ways our brains are hard wired to 
believe things that defy logic and facts. He’ll give ideas on how to overcome these innate biases. As always William will remind your patrons on the proven ways to preserve brain health and how the library can help.

Can you solve the puzzle below? Find the answer at https://bit.ly/2WooOTU

Whether you are considering moving now or sometime in the future, you’ve probably struggled with the thought of having to sort through the many things you’ve accumulated over time. The thought of downsizing can be over-whelming and often results in procrastination. The good news is, with a little help, this project can be manageable. In this free program, our speaker Adele Lund, will share some easy downsizing techniques.

Thursday Movies
The library is hosting a movie series for adults. We're beginning with 2019 Oscar Nominated Movies. See our full schedule on our website.


Join us for a poetry reading with Whitefish Bay resident Thomas J. Erickson as he reads from his new collection called Hailstorm Interlude.

About the author: Thomas J. Erickson grew up in Kohler, Wisconsin. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Composition from Beloit College and a law degree from Marquette University. He is an attorney in Milwaukee, where he is a member of the Hartford Avenue Poets. His award-winning chapbook, “The Lawyer Who Died in the Courthouse Bathroom” was published by Parallel Press of the University of Wisconsin Libraries in 2013. Read more on our website.
Book Clubs @ the Library
The library offers two book clubs to choose from. Here are the titles for our next meetings:

Thursday, April 4, 7pm
The Black Hour by Lori Rader-Day

Friday, April 26, 12pm
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Registration for all kids programs begin on April 1, unless noted.
Celebrate spring by making your own bird nest out of ordinary household objects and natural materials. We’ll learn about different types of birds and their nests too!
Got Code? The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Join the movement at our beginning coding program. We'll be creating a dance party in the first meeting!

Use your engineering and artistic skills to create a fabulous 3-D Paper Hat!

Celebrate Earth Day with a STEAM storytime! We’ll read the classic story by Dr. Seuss, learn why trees are so important and build the tallest truffula tree!
Help us welcome Ceci Broussard and the Ceci Broussard Dancers for a special dance storytime! This is the fifth year the Ceci Broussard Dancers have shared their special talents with our library to celebrate National Dance Week, and we’re thrilled to have them back again. 

Teens are invited to come make their own bath bombs! All supplies are provided.
Librarian Picks
For Adults

Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Perdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there's the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it's very popular in Druhástrana, the far-away (or, according to many sources, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee's early youth. The world's truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread, however, is Harriet's charismatic childhood friend Gretel Kercheval--a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met. Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother's long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet's story. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value"-- Provided by publisher.
For Kids

Here's how it works: if you can avoid getting to the end of this book, you can avoid bedtime, simple as that. (It's a pretty sweet deal, actually.) But each time you blink, you have to turn a page. Those are just the rules. So whatever you do, DON'T BLINK!

From New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Amy Krouse Rosenthal and David Roberts comes a playful, super-duper interactive bedtime story, narrated by a cheeky stuffed owl. Kids love a challenge, and you can bet they'll do their darndest to rise to the one set out in Don't Blink!...especially when bedtime is on the line!- From Amazon
For Teens

When she was thirteen years old, Anderson was a shy, bookish girl who was raped by a boy she trusted. She has since become known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed in the years since, she has written a poetry memoir that shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. -- adapted from jacket
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