October @ the Library
Late Open - October 14
The library will be closed the morning of Monday, October 14 for staff training. We will open at 1:30pm and be open until 8:30pm.
National Friends of the Library Week
October 20 - 26
It's time to celebrate our wonderful Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library! We'd like to give them a big thank you for all their hard work and commitment. Thanks to Friends the library is able to offer exciting programs for kids, teens and adults all-year round. In addition, Friends support our summer reading programs and many projects around the building including our self-checkout, furniture in the adult and kids wing, and the picture book reorganization project. Thank you Friends for your commitment to making the Whitefish Bay Public Library a wonderful library!
Join us to hear international lawyer, Tatti Currey, J.D., discuss how women today are 
forging community development through technology and field work around the world. 
Ms. Currey believes in and supports sustainability development goals. She recently worked in Africa and is currently on a UNICEF field assignment. Powerful women in history shaped the future through the United Nations and other peace movements. Likewise, notable women today lead the world via the UN by building on the foundation their predecessors established.
Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library Booksale
Saturday, November 2, 9:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, November 3, 12-3pm
Mark your calendars for our fall book and media sale. We've got some great items for sale and all the money comes right back to the library! Friends only preview happens Friday, November 1 from 5-7pm. If you aren't already a Friend you can sign up at the sale.
E-books, Publishers and Overdrive/Libby
Publishers continue to make it more difficult and more expensive for libraries to purchase e-titles for our Overdrive/Libby Collection. The publisher Macmillan is now putting an embargo on titles for libraries. This means that the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WLPC) is only allowed to purchase 1 copy for the first 2 months the book is out for the entire state of Wisconsin.

In addition, other publishers are going to a metered access for titles, meaning after so many checkouts the book is no longer available and the library has to purchase it again. This often happens after 2 years or 52 checkouts, whichever comes first. Some of these books cost way more than the consumer would pay for them. For example, 1 copy of the e-book copy of the new James Patterson book costs the library $65, but you can purchase it from Amazon for $25. The library would like to provide more copies in our Overdrive collection, but unfortunately it is cost prohibitive. We're hoping to educate patrons so they know some of the difficulties we're having with acquiring e-content. What can you do? Visit this page to tell Macmillian that you demand #eBooksforAll.
Congratulations to all the winners of the 2019 Photography Contest, including Joseph Eichers who won our Best in Show Prize (picture to the right).  You can see a list of all our winners on our website.

Please join us for a reception on Saturday, November 2 from 4:30-6:30pm. All the winning photos will be on display and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend.  RSVP on our website. 

Having a meaningful interaction with someone with dementia can be challenging, but also richly rewarding. Learn how to follow them on their journey of an unknown destination.

Getting to know Medicare is a class designed to acquaint current and future Medicare Beneficiaries with the four parts of Medicare as well as equip them to navigate through the various insurance options.

Getting to know Medicare will help answer:

What are the differences between Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D?
What are my options in enrolling for Medicare?
What are the differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans?
How do I figure out the Prescription Drug plans and what is the “Donut Hole”?
 
This program is presented by the Retirement Classroom. 
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 October 24 at 1pm. See our full schedule on our website.

Author Bill Zaferos is an award-winning journalist and first-time novelist who managed to channel mental illness into creativity by writing Poison Pen during a manic high.

About the book: Poison Pen is the absurdist tale of redemption about a depressed game show host known for his cruel on-air insults and crude behavior. The story, as told by a misanthropic poison-pen-letter writer, offers an off-beat look at American culture while exploring themes of life, death, and the deeper meaning of 1960’s television shows like The Beverly Hillbillies.
Book Clubs @ the Library
The library offers two book clubs to choose from. Here are the titles for our next meetings:

October 3- Cover Her Face by P.D. James
November 7- Still Life by Louise Penny
December 5- The Death of Mrs. Westaway

October 25- Educated
November 22- The Feather Thief
Learn about physics, friction, and simple machines through play! We'll explore the marvel of tubes and ramps with a variety of cool materials.  
This all-ages storytime doesn't require registration. Drop in for stories, songs, and more!

Fill in a frame and become part of one large community artwork. Stop by the youth services department whenever the library is open.
Upcycle a used paperback into an adorable hedgehog! We'll also provide supplies to decorate your new pet. 
Make some spooky treats with Miss Laura and get in the Halloween spirit.
We'll share this hilarious tale and explore scientific concepts like friction and momentum. Pumpkins will roll!  
Come try candies from all over the world! From chocolates to caramels to gummies, sample exotic candies!

Librarian Picks
For Adults

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. -- Adapted from jacket.
For Kids

When a family car gets a flat on the way to a picnic, help is needed and time is ticking! Cranes are lifting, and pavers are paving. Diggers are digging, and workers are waving. But where is Sunny and her trusty tow truck? Written in sparse rhyme wonderful for reading aloud, Sunny’s Tow Truck Saves the Day! is the perfect book to introduce little readers to the concept of time, as well as to various workers and their vehicles. The bold, colorful illustrations by Christopher Lee bring this dynamic world to life.-- From Amazon
For Teens

Morgan can't count the number of times she's been the only non-white person at the sleepover, been teased for her "weird" outfits, and been told she's not "really" black. She's spent most of her summer crying in bed; it feels like the whole world is listening to the same terrible track on repeat, and Morgan sees life as a never-ending hamster wheel of agony. She knows why she's in therapy. When Morgan makes friends with fellow outcasts, blasts music like there's no tomorrow, and discovers what being black means to her, she finally puts her mental health first. After all, darkness doesn't have to be a bad thing. -- adapted from jacket and Amazon.com info
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