June @ the Library
Summer Reading Program
A Universe of Stories
Registration begins on June 7
Join us for this year’s summer reading program at the Whitefish Bay Public Library, “A Universe of Stories.” We’ve got summer reading programs for kids of all ages including those being read to and those reading on their own, teens (going into Grade 7 and up) as well as adults. You can read whatever you'd like: books, audiobooks, e-books, graphic novels, and more! Kids and teens can stop by the Youth Services beginning June 7 to get started. Adults can stop by the Adult Services desk to register starting June 7, or adult can also signup online at:
Snap those pictures because we’re hosting our 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! There are 10 categories including a few new ones:

  • Travel or Landscape
  • People or Portrait
  • Architecture- Buildings, Bridges, Structures
  • Nature- Animals, Flowers, Outdoors, Weather, Etc
  • Still Life- Anything Not Listed Above
  • Black & White - Any Subject
  • Close-up or Macro
  • Photo Manipulation
  • Kids Category- Voluntary (Open to anyone under 17. Kids can enter either in the kids category and submit one photo or compete against adults in the other categories.)
  • Entries by Staff and Family (No cash prize)

Read more details about the contest on our website. Deadline for photo submissions is Friday, September 6.

We also have our 2019 professional judges lined up. They include Peter Hernandez, Michele McCormack and Peter Zuzga. Read all about their distinguished careers on our website: https://www.wfblibrary.org/at_the_library/photography_contest/photo_contest_judges.php
You asked for it!
In our survey, you asked for: " Maybe some programming to help us understand the extent of the services and products available...for instance, I know about Hoopla and some language instruction on line but I could use a refresher in how to access it. I am certain there are even more resources I am not aware of."

Our response : Staff can help you review how to use our digital resources. Stop by the Adult Service Desk or call to schedule a “book a librarian” appointment for a 30-minute one-to-one session with a librarian. We offer this service specifically to help patrons keep up-to-date with the digital resources. Also keep an eye out in this space for our database of the month! This month we're highlighting Consumer Reports which allows access to every print magazine from the present going all the way back to 1991! To get started visit our databases page and select "Consumer Reports" to browse or use keywords to search.
Are you a teen who needs volunteer hours? Want to help out at the library? If you’re going into grade seven or higher, you can join our Teen Volunteer Team and get valuable experience working on the Whitefish Bay Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Each year we sign up 1,000 kids, and we need your help to staff our registration table, hand out prizes, and assist librarians at special programs. Applications will be available online and at the library beginning May 6 at the Youth Services desk. E-mail A.Fantetti@wfblibrary.org with questions.
The program will feature a presentation by Jessica Michna portraying an older, wiser Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Generations of children and adults worldwide have been fascinated by the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her “Little House” series was the basis for a successful television series. But how did her life really evolve? What motivated her to put her experiences to paper? In this presentation you will meet Mrs. Wilder, older, wiser and reflecting back on her life. She will tell you her life story and how she came to produce her literary works.
Jessica Michna as Laura Ingalls Wilder
Whether you’re considering selling now or planning for a hot spring real estate
market, this free informational seminar given by Bruce Nemovitz, of Realty Executives Integrity, and Adele Lund, of the Laureate Group will put you on track to making your move more manageable.

Bruce will guide you through the process of selling your home and provide
you with answers to many questions such as:
• Where do I even start?
• What do I do with all of my stuff?
• Who can I trust to help? What resources are available?

Adele will discuss various housing options available to seniors. She will give you the tools to make the best decision for your future. She will discuss:
• What do I need to know about senior housing options?
What are my choices?
• Can I afford to move? What is the real cost of staying in
my home?
• When is the right time to move?
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:

Thursday, June 6, 7pm
The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

Friday, June 28 12pm
The Witch Elm by Tana French
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!
Help us celebrate summer reading program with a rockin' dance party. We'll supply the tunes, and you just need to bring your boogie shoes.
Can you survive in space? Use robot hands to fix complicated tech, retrieve space junk for scientific study, and more! Please register beginning June 1.
An alien spacecraft has been spotted orbiting Earth. They are a peaceful species and wish to share their technology, but they need your help with a mission. Please register beginning June 1.
Make tasty out of this world treats with Miss Laura at this out of this world event.
Doug the Jug performs a humorous juggling extravaganza that includes a touch of magic and theme related music!
Please register beginning June 1.
Our littlest scientists will go on a messy mission of space discovery. We'll have different space themed stations for your little one to explore. Dress for a mess!
Check out our other upcoming programs for kids:

Drop In and Make (All Ages)

Test your driving skills with a Mario Kart 8 tournament. Cheerleaders are welcome! Registration is required and begins June 1.
Bring your own dark colored tshirt and make your very own galaxy shirt! All other supplies will be provided. Registration is required and begins June 1.
Librarian Picks
For Adults

From the introduction by Tim Hennessy:
Presently, Milwaukee is going through a renaissance--abandoned factories being converted to condos, craft breweries and distilleries pushing out corner taverns--yet at the same time it is among the most segregated and impoverished big cities in the country. The gentrification of neighborhoods outside of downtown bear the impact of twentieth-century redlining efforts, forcing residents out due to housing demand, adding fuel to the affordable-housing crisis. Such an environment and atmosphere make excellent fodder for noir fiction...
The book you're holding is the first of its kind--a short fiction collection about Milwaukee, by writers who've experienced life here. The crime/noir genre at its best can be one of the purest forms of social commentary. I've gathered contributors who can tell not just a fine story, but who can write about the struggles and resilience of the people who live here...I'm honored to compile a body of work that represents what I love, and fear, about Milwaukee. I love my city's lack of pretension; its stubbornness and pride in the unpolished corners. I fear that my city faces an uncertain future--that as it becomes more divided it may pushes our best and brightest to find somewhere else to shine.

Includes stories by Jane Hamilton, Reed Farrel Coleman, Valerie Laken, Matthew J. Prigge, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Vida Cross, Larry Watson, Frank Wheeler Jr., Derrick Harriell, Christi Clancy, James E. Causey, Mary Thorson, Nick Petrie, and Jennifer Morales
For Kids

July 20, 1969. It's a day that has earned a spot in history. It's the day that America was the first nation to succeed in sending two astronauts--Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong--to the moon. But what led to this unforgettable event? What were the stakes riding on the Apollo 11's safe landing? In acclaimed author Douglas Brinkley's first young readers' edition, space fans will get the riveting and factual backstory of arguably the most significant achievement of the 20th century.-- Publisher's website.
For Teens

“I wasn’t depressed because I was gay. I was depressed  and  gay.”

Shaun David Hutchinson was nineteen. Confused. Struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn’t see himself. The voice of depression told him that he would never be loved or wanted, while powerful and hurtful messages from society told him that being gay meant love and happiness weren’t for him.

A million moments large and small over the years all came together to convince Shaun that he couldn’t keep going, that he had no future. And so he followed through on trying to make that a reality.

Thankfully Shaun survived, and over time, came to embrace how grateful he is and how to find self-acceptance. In this courageous and deeply honest memoir, Shaun takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.-From Amazon
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