July @ the Library
Holiday Hours: Please note that the library will close on Wednesday, July 3 at 6pm and will be closed all day on Thursday, July 4. We will reopen for regular hours on Friday, July 5.
Summer Reading Program Continues
A Universe of Stories
Summer is flying by, but there’s still so much time left to sign up for summer reading. Kids and teens, if you haven’t started the program or misplaced your reading log, stop by the Youth Services Desk to get going. Adults have through August 8 to get all their entries in for the prize drawings on August 9. You can submit entries online through our website:
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.
You asked for it!
In our survey, you asked for: " I wish more books were available for Kindle. This is the future, but so few are available. Plus, any new book has such a huge waiting list, I already have the paper copy read long before I have access to the Kindle version. Invest more money into Kindle books and other forms of electronic books as more and more people will want them in this format.  "

Our response from Nyama, Library Director : Wisconsin's Digital Library was established in 2001 and is a shared, statewide collection of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming video available for free to all Wisconsin public library card holders. Currently, Wisconsin's Digital Library is the collection of digital materials powered by OverDrive and BiblioBoard. (https://www.wplc.info/). 

Each library and library system in the state contributes money to purchase materials for the WPLC. This enables us to offer more than what we could afford on our own. The 2019 WPLC budget is $1,239,675. 

You would be surprised how far that much money does NOT go in purchasing digital materials. We purchase e-materials from the publisher and are beholden to their pricing. As a citizen you can purchase e-books from $10-$30 for one title. The library is charged anywhere from $50-$150 per title, and we are only allowed to check out one digital item to one patron at a time.

We hear and understand the frustration that the long hold lists create and appreciate our patrons’ understanding. We strive to keep up with the transition to digital materials as the budget allows. At WFB Public Library, digital materials account for 10% of our total circulation, while the cost of those materials is 20% of our total collections budget.

Also keep in mind that there are no waiting on titles in hoopla. Everything you find in this collection is available for download immediately! We've recently seen a jump in use on hoopla and to make sure it is available through the end of the year, title checkouts per month have gone from 6 to 4 titles per card, per month.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, hear astronaut Neil Armstrong recount the lead up to the first moon landing as well as the other “series of firsts” associated with that historic mission including the first color transmission from Earth and the first time a customs report was filled out from another planet!

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

Note Date Change Due to July 4th
Thursday, July 11, 7pm
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Friday, July 26, 12pm
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Join us for storytime this summer! Our summer storytimes are all-ages, and they do not require registration. Drop-in for stories, songs, and more!
Drop In and Make (All Ages)

Come jam with award-winning children's artists Wendy & DB live at the library! Wendy & DB’s  melodic, interactive and contagious songs delight folks, newborn to one hundred and two!
Our favorite magician is back! Join us for an amazing magic show by Rick Allen featuring mind-blowing tricks, audience participation, and even a few jokes thrown in.
Using big paper, makers, and creativity, you’ll be creating the very first settlement on Mars. Plan out houses for settlers, decorate city skylines, and create vehicles that will survive the elements.
Come to this program and make Space Junk Sculptures from lots of different recycled and craft materials and be prepared to boldly go where no summer craft program has gone before!
If you're a fan of starry nights, the galaxy, or astrological constellations, this program is for you! We will be using paint markers, glitter, and gems to create our own constellation art.
Can you survive in space? Use robot hands to fix complicated tech, retrieve space junk for scientific study, and more! We’ll also learn about real life astronauts and the exciting work they do.
With puppets, toys, live animals, and plenty of jokes, David will lead a fun lesson in the universe of animals and bio-diversity.
Registration Required
Join us for a painting session and we'll paint this galaxy, led by Painting with a Twist in Whitefish Bay. This program is for teens enter 7th grade and up. All materials will be provided. Just bring your creativity!.
Registration Required
Come and decorate your very own mug to take home! All supplies are provided.
In this water balloon fight style game, humans will search for a cure hidden nearby and defend themselves while the zombies will attempt to turn humans into zombies. Water balloons will be supplied. Stay for pizza afterwards!
Librarian Picks
For Adults

New York City cop Barry Sutton investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome-- a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived. Neuroscientist Helena Smith dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. Together they face a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. Memory makes reality-- and the force is beginning to unmake the world as we know it. -- adapted from jacket.
For Kids

Juana's life is just about perfect. She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world: her mami and her dog, Lucas. Lately, though, things have become a little less perfect. Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time. He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music, but sometimes Juana can't help wishing things would go back to the way they were before. When Mami announces that she and Luis are getting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa, Juana is quite distraught. Lucky for her, though, some things will never change -- like how much Mami loves her.--Amazon.com.
For Teens

When a guy named Martin Nathaniel Munroe II texts you, it should be obvious who you're talking to. Except there's two of them (it's a long story), and Haley thinks she's talking to the one she doesn't hate.

A question about a class project rapidly evolves into an all-consuming conversation. Haley finds that Martin is actually willing to listen to her weird facts and unusual obsessions, and Martin feels like Haley is the first person to really see who he is. Haley and Martin might be too awkward to hang out in real life, but over text, they're becoming addicted to each other.

There's just one problem: Haley doesn't know who Martin is. And Martin doesn't know that Haley doesn't know. But they better figure it out fast before their meet-cute becomes an epic meet-disaster . . .-From Amazon
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