May @ the Library
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Book Sale
Saturday, May 4, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Sunday, May 5, 12 - 3pm

Proceeds from the Friends book sale go to supplement the wide range of activities at the Library. In the past, they have funded such projects as reading programs, couches and arm chairs, speakers, picture book reorganization project and more!

Friends members get a preview of the sale on Friday May 3 from 5-7pm. Not a Friend? You can sign up at the sale.

Donations are also accepted for the Friends book Sale. All books; CDs/records and gently-used toys, games and puzzles can be dropped off throughout the year at the Library. Receipts for tax purposes can be provided. Keep your library in mind when you tackle your spring cleaning.

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!
Computer Upgrade

On Monday, May 6, the library will be upgrading our computer management & print release software. This new system will help address privacy concerns and will also update our payment kiosk for copies and prints. In order to complete the update, all desktop computers will be unavailable that day. Desktop computers should be available for public use on Tuesday, May 7. This will only affect our desktop computers; Wi-Fi will still be available within the building. 
Teen Volunteers for Our Summer Reading Program

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 with questions.

The talk will include a review of native bees and a gardening strategy that will support bees through their life cycle.
About the speaker: Wood Benson has had a lifelong interest in gardening and Wisconsin is his 6th gardening state. He has been a Master Gardener and active participant in the South East Wisconsin Master Gardener Pollinator Group since 2016.

Adults are invited to come make their own bath bombs! All supplies are provided.

Strategies for Social Security and Retirement Income is a class designed to help accomplish the most prevalent goal among retirees – to not run out of money. This class will provide education on the varying methods of filing for Social Security and inform of strategies that can be used to optimize it. The class will also provide a process one might use to calculate what their retirement income need is and introduce a few options on structuring income in retirement.

We'll answer:
  • How are my Social Security benefits calculated and taxed?
  • How can I maximize my Social Security Income?
  • How do I calculate how much I need to retire?
  • How can I ensure myself not to run out of money?

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, May 2, 7pm
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Friday, May 24, 12pm
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

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. This is an all-ages event, and there is no registration required.

This all-ages storytime doesn't require registration. Drop in for stories, songs, and more!

Summer Reading Program
Sign up starts June 7th!

Read on your own, read together, be read to, or read to someone else. You can read whatever you'd like: books, magazines, graphic novels, and comic books. The sky is the limit! Keep track on your reading log and earn great prizes!
Summer Program Flyer

Looking for things to do this summer? The library has you covered with programming for all ages. Stop by the Youth Services desk to read about all our amazing summer programming!

Teens are invited to come and taste test all the wacky flavors of Oreos. Oreos will be handed out unmarked for teens to try and match them with their flavors!
Librarian Picks
For Adults

In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Believing that Britain was locked in an existential battle, Winston Churchill had already created a secret agency, the Special Operations Executive (SOE), whose spies were trained in everything from demolition to sharpshooting. Their job, he declared, was to "set Europe ablaze." But with most men on the front lines, the SOE was forced to do something unprecedented: recruit women. Th irty-nine answered the call, leaving their lives and families to become saboteurs in France. In [this book], Sarah Rose draws on recently declassified files, diaries, and oral histories to tell the thrilling story of three of these remarkable women. Rigorously researched and written with razor-sharp wit, D-Day Girls is an inspiring story for our own moment of resistance: a reminder of what courage--and the energy of politically animated women--can accomplish when the stakes seem incalculably high.--Dust jacket.
For Kids

Codys best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody cant wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. Hows Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream "Ow! Ow!" just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to "Welcome home," only deepening the mystery? In this second adventure, Spencers new-school jitters, an unexpected bonding with a teacher over Mozart, and turf-claiming kids next door with a reason for acting out are all part of Codys experiences as summer shifts into a new year at school.--Provided by publisher.
For Teens

Seventeen-year-old movie-lover Ethan, the defacto manager of Minneapolis's crumbling Green Street Cinema, teams with a motley crew to try to save the landmark from destruction.
When developers swoop in and say the classic Green Street Cinema is going to be destroyed to make room for luxury condos, Ethan Ashby and a motley crew of cinema employees comes together to save the place they love. It's going to take a movie miracle for the Green Street to have a happy ending. And when Raina Allen, Ethan's oldest friend (and possible soul mate?), comes back to town after working in Hollywood, it seems that miracle may have been delivered. But life and love aren't always like in the movies.... -- adapted from jacket
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