August @ the Library
Summer Reading Program Is Still Happening!
Yes you can still sign up for summer reading program. Kids and teens can turn in reading logs through the end of August. If you haven't started you can stop by and sign up.   Adults have until the end of the day on August 8 to get all their entries in. Entries can be submitted online at here on our website.
You asked for it!
In our survey, you asked for: "I would love to have the old, historical WFB telephone books available without having to bother someone to access it. I have never looked at the collection because I don't want to be a hassle, but I would love to research who has lived in my house.  "

Our response from Nyama, Library Director : Patrons are never a hassle! We are more than happy to unlock the cabinet so you can use the historical WFB telephone collection or any of the other historical materials. The volumes are kept locked up so they don’t walk away (wink wink). Alas, having worked at a previous library with a very large historical collection, I can attest that such things do happen. With items such as the historical phonebooks that are not replaceable we need to take extra effort to conserve them. Best of luck with your house study, having completed several myself I always find it very interesting to do. There is also this very useful page put together by the village of Whitefish Bay with other things you can do when researching your home.
Did you know? Resource spotlight: Foreign Language Learning
Are you travelling to a foreign country? Want to brush up on a language you studied in school but haven't used in a few years? We've got two foreign language resources that are completely free to you with your library card! Mango Languages is an effective language-learning tool using real-life situations and actual conversations. You'll learn more than grammar, vocabulary and conjugation, you'll learn how to communicate.

Our new language resource is Transparent Language. Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. To get started with these resources visit our library website Research/Online Tools and choose Foreign Languages.
Keep snapping those pictures for our 4th annual amateur photo contest. We have a Best in Show cash prize of $250 (generously donated by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library!) This contest is open to amateur photographers of any age! Read more details about the contest on our website. Deadline for photo submissions is Friday, September 6.

Thursday Movies
The library is hosting a movie series for adults. Movies are shown on the 4th Thursday of the month. Odd months the movie begins at 6pm, even months the movie begins at 1pm. Our next film will be shown on August 22 at 1pm. See our full schedule on our website.
Book Clubs @ the Library
The library offers two book clubs to choose from. Here are the titles for our next meetings:

August 1- The Expats by Chris Pavone
September 5- The Dry by Jane Harper
October 3- Cover Her Face by P.D. James

August 23- Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
September 27- The History of Bees by Maja Lunde
October 25- The Feather Thief
Summer Programming
This summer has been out of this world for programming and summer reading at the library. Our summer reading program has surpassed the last five previous years in terms of number of kids participating in the program. We love to inspire the community and keep kids reading while out of school.

We've also had a bunch of amazing programs! Here are some photos a few of our programs.
Storytime Registration
Storytime registration begins on August 26 for our fall storytime session that runs from September 9 – October 18. Storytime is a time to share books, stories, songs, and fun while building early literacy skills. Our storytimes are designed to be engaging, educational, and enjoyable. Interested in signing up? Stop by the Youth Services Desk or call the library at 414-964-4380 to register. 
The smile says it all, doesn't it? Playing with some slime at our alien ooze program!
Above: Space lander challenge asked kids to build a rig from everyday household objects that would safely transport peaceable aliens landing on earth.



Below: For Totally Untidy Tots- Sensory Space Science, these small scientists were digging for “moon rocks.” 

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with our annual Teen Lock In. There will be an escape room, Wii gaming, crafts, pizza! A permission slip is required and can be found on our website here.

Librarian Picks
For Adults

Two sisters, one farm. A family is split when their father leaves their shared inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. So she can't help wondering what her life would have been like with even a portion of the farm money her sister kept for herself. 

Meet a cast of lovable, funny, quintessentially American characters eager to make their mark in a world that's often stacked against them. In this deeply affecting family saga, resolution can take generations, but when it finally comes, we're surprised, moved, and delighted. By bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. -- From Amazon
For Kids

Watch out, Big City! Babymouse is on a field trip without a chaperone in the third book in the Babymousetastic, highly illustrated Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series.

Babymouse's art class is headed to a museum in the Big City. And now that they're middle schoolers, she and her friends will be totally unsupervised! She can't wait to check out all the world-famous art...that is, until she overhears Felicia Furrypaws planning to ditch the museum and hit the town instead. Babymouse decides to test her freedom with an urban adventure of her own. Will she make it back to the museum before the bus leaves? Or will life in the Big City trip her up big-time?-From Amazon
For Teens

When they were twelve, Ash fell from Solomon's tree house. She's lost all memory of the events leading up to the fall but since then Solomon has retreated further and further into a world that he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters, in both animal and human form. As he slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth. -- adapted from jacket
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