December @ the Library
Holiday Closings
The library will be closed Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 as well as Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. Check holiday hours on our website at: https://www.wfblibrary.org/about/
It's Giving Tuesday
2019 is coming to a close and what a great year we've had! We've hosted so many amazing programs like our Super Con party, Edible Book Festival, Summer Reading Program, Paint @ the Library, Whitefish Bay TALKS, photo contest, and more! We hope you've enjoyed all of our different offerings and we have so much planned for 2020!

Want to continue to see amazing programs like these? Consider the library as you make your end of year donations. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us bring you the type of services and materials that you've come to expect from us. 
New CountyCat App
The new CountyCat app is almost here! We've been busy testing it and getting it ready for its debut. The new app should make it even easier to check your account and place items on hold. As of October 24, the previous app is no longer being used so you can delete it off your devices.

When will the new app debut? As of right now we are looking at a launch date of Monday, December 16, but that could change. You can keep up on the latest app news here. Until the new app arrives use your device's web browser (such as Safari or Chrome) to search CountyCat and check your account. If you used the library card feature of the app, check out at the library using your physical card or a photo ID. If you no longer have your card you can get a free card replacement through the end of the year.

Kristine will talk about some of the recipes found in her book, and we’ll also have a sample of cheeses to try during the presentation. Books will be available for sale. 

Wisconsin’s artisan-cheese scene is steeped in tradition and bursting with innovations.Local cheesemakers attract visitors from all over the world. Cheese is a huge part of the state’s tourist draw and homegrown character. Everyone who calls Wisconsin home or visits fora day will love this book of the best recipes to cook with cheese. Stunning photos and 60 recipes from the 28 creameries featured will include comfort-food staples like pizza, mac ‘n cheese and grilled-cheese sandwiches, as well as wow-worthy dinner-party favorites such as mascarpone cheesecake, plus picnic-friendly salads and delicious breakfasts. Noteworthy creameries covered include Carr Valley Cheese and Emmi Roth in Southwest Wisconsin, Bel Gioioso Cheese and Sartori in Northeast Wisconsin; Holland’s Family Cheese in Northwest Wisconsin; and Clock Shadow Creamery in Southeast Wisconsin.

Book Clubs @ the Library
The library offers two book clubs to choose from. Here are the titles for our next meetings:

December 5- The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Please note date change: December 13- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
We'll share this classic story and then work on our balancing skills! Can you keep a snoring grandma, a slumbering child, and all the animals on the bed?  
Using code.org, we'll be practicing sequencing, loops, conditions, and more!
Create elaborate mazes out of ordinary household materials for your hexbug to navigate! Will it find its way?  
Join us for this cozy craft! Wrap your favorite letter in colorful yarn and decorate your room.
Work together to make some fantastic cardboard sculptures! We'll provide the supplies, you just need to bring your creativity.

All ages. No registration required.
C ome enjoy some hot cocoa or hot cider! There will be lots of toppings to choose from! All supplies provided.

For Grades 6+
No Registration Required.

Librarian Picks
For Adults

Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn't mean she's got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy's family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman's determination to bring a little bit of hope to the darkly hollers-- Provided by publisher.
For Kids

For fans of the "Who Was" series, this lively, accessible, and full-color chapter book biography shows how a self-taught scientist was the first to observe the microbial life in and around us. By building his own microscope, Antony van Leeuwenhoek advanced humanity's understanding of our oft-invisible world around us.-- Provided by publisher.
For Teens

Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's easier-it's safer-it's better-for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid. He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father, who's a doctor. He's gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her. Isabel has one rule: no dating. It's complicated-it's dangerous-it's never felt better-to consider breaking that rule for him.-From CountyCat
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