Tuesday, April 23, 2013
“Sleepovers” director Laj Waghray will be available to discuss her coming-of-age documentary after a screening on April 30.
Conversations between teenage girls at sleepovers can be emotional, intimate and honest. Whitefish Bay filmmaker Laj Waghray decided to capture those intimate conversations in her documentary, "Sleepovers," which spans the course of three sleepovers set 10 years apart. The film premiered during the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival. Waghray will host a screening of her documentary at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. After the screening, Waghray will be available to answer questions from the audience. The movie trailer can be viewed here. The film deals with some adult themes and may not be appropriate for small children. Free tickets are available at the library's Adult Services desk. Here is a brief description of the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sponsored by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library, the sale will feature a variety of books, music, movies and artwork on the first weekend of May.
Book lovers and bargain hunters, mark your calendars now. The Spring Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the Whitefish Bay Library will be held May 3-5 at the Whitefish Bay Library. The sale is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. A special preview party will be held Friday evening, May 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. This invitation-only event is open only to Friends of the Library. The semi-annual book sale is a tradition among area book lovers. Thousands of gently-used books are sorted fiction versus non-fiction. Fiction offerings are available by author. Non-fiction books are for sale by category. So if you have a favorite author, or are looking for just the right book on resume …
Friday, April 5, 2013
On Saturday, the Whitefish Bay Public Library will host a prom dress party with more than 150 dresses donated by the community.
With more than 150 prom dresses donated for the Whitefish Bay Library's Prom Dress Donation Drive, now comes the fun part. Students from local high schools are invited to the library's Prom Dress Party, held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the second-floor program room at Whitefish Bay Library. Students are asked to bring their student ID. Prom dresses have been collected over the past month at the library and at the Whitefish Bay High School library. Here are a few of the dresses that have been donated. Brittany Khatib, who works in the youth and adult departments at Whitefish Bay Library, told Examiner.com that she hopes all the dresses will be snatched up at Saturday's prom party, but any leftovers will most likely be donated to an …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Learn when the newest items generally arrive, and find out titles of the most popular items to have joined the stacks.
New DVDs normally arrive at the Whitefish Bay Public Library near the end of every month, said librarian Scott Lenski. New books normally come near the middle of the month. You can learn what’s brand new by visiting the appropriate section at the library’s website, and even by signing up for email alerts. Lenski highlighted some of the most recent in-demand arrivals at the library:
Monday, February 25, 2013
Experts encourage parents to not only use the library to foster strong reading skills, but also to use the library as a community hub.
Looking to instill a love of learning and reading in your child? Start at the library. While you may have missed "Take Your Child To The Library Day" on Feb. 4, check out these story time hours at the Whitefish Bay Public Library. They have story time hours for newborns to five-year-olds. So how often should you take your older child to the library once they start reading on their own? According to BabyCenter.com, this should be based on how quickly your child reads. You should take your child to the library as often as he needs more books to read. I spent about a third of my professional educational career as a school librarian and my practice was to have students in kindergarten through 2nd grade visit the library almost every day. …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Dominican High School and The Bay Players will both unveil their latest productions this week.
Here's a look at some of the events in our events calendar this week. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar. Lydell Preschool Open House: Families are invited to take a tour of Lydell Preschool and learn more about its offerings at an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Whitefish Bay Little League Information Meeting: Whitefish Bay Little League will hold its only informational meeting of the year at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. It is only the opportunity to register in-person. DHS Presents "Fools": Dominican High School’s award-winning Theater Department will debut Neil Simon's comedy, "Fools" on Thursday. The show will run at 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, and 2 p.m. Jan. 20. "While the …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The Whitefish Bay Public Library celebrated its history in the community with balloon sculptures, face painting and live entertainment Sunday afternoon.
The Whitefish Bay Public Library celebrated 75 years of history and 10 years in its new building with family fun in Schoolhouse Park Sunday afternoon. The party featured a short fun walk, refreshments, a ventroliquist show from Wayne and Wingnut, balloon sculptures by Holly Nagel, crafts and face painting from Art Trooper and live music by Mike Brumm, all funded by Friends of Whitefish Bay Library. Click here to read more about the library's history in the community and the services it offers.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Since its humble beginnings in 1937, the Whitefish Bay Library has taken three different forms and continued to meet the changing demands of the community. To celebrate, they are hosting a fun-walk and family entertainment Sunday afternoon.
Seventy-five years after setting up shop in a converted shooting gallery in the basement of Village Hall, the Whitefish Bay Public Library has steadily expanded as a center of community activity with over 80 percent of residents owning library cards today. The library will celebrate this anniversary - as well as 10 years in their new building - Sunday afternoon with a fun-walk, entertainment and activities. The walk, which doesn't require registration, starts at 1 p.m. outside the library, and activities will continue in School House Park until 4 p.m. Find details here. "It’s going to be a free, fun, family-friendly event and we really want a lot of people to come," Library Director Linda Pierschalla said. From a Basement Room to a …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Patch has teamed up with READKIDDOREAD.com, the website founded by No. 1 best-selling author James Patterson, to bring readers a program to foster reading all summer long.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Just because summer is here doesn't mean its time to close the books — in fact, the warm weather can be the perfect time to get lost in a good story. Patch has teamed up with READKIDDOREAD.com, the website founded by No. 1 best-selling author James Patterson, in a partnership that aims to, "encourage kids' passion for reading and to support parents' efforts to interest their kids in books," according to a press release from the company. The two groups released Patch and James Patterson's/ReadKiddoRead’s Summer Reading List, the first program in the partnership, on all of the more than 850 Patch sites across the country. "We hope moms and dads will be inspired to take an even more active role in getting their kids into books and reading," …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
With e-book usage quadrupling in the last year, the library board's incoming president says the library will look into new ways to introduce technology.
A growing number of Whitefish Bay Public Library patrons are setting down their paperback and hardcover books and downloading e-books from the library's downloadable media collection. In a presentation to the Village Board Monday night, Library Director Linda Pierschalla said e-book usage has quadrupled since last year. The Whitefish Bay library and other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library system are among many systems across the state that are now offering e-books. Sara Gold, a purchasing librarian with Wisconsin Library Services, said 2012 will be a record year for e-books in Wisconsin. Nationally, 67 percent of all libraries offer e-books, and 28 percent of libraries across the nation rent out e-readers to patrons, …