Library Weekly Report

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For the Week of February 28th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

We’re about to move!

The last day that the library will be open in its current building will be Saturday February 6th.

Between Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 28th, the library will be moving into its new location. All library services will be suspended during this brief time.

By March 1st, the library will hope to open its drive-through at the new location for pickup services. Some integral pieces of equipment and technology will not be installed until late February, so the goal is for the entire building to open the beginning of March. But in the meantime, the drive-through will be open for pickup, using the library’s current curbside pickup hours.

More details, photos, and video walk-throughs of the new building will be coming soon!

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

*Due To the Library Move, Grab-n-Go Kits Will not be available for pick up while the new library is being set up, Grab-n-Go Kits will be available for Drive-Through Pick up at the beginning Of March, Virtual programs may also be affected during this time*

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Cacao with Candied Cacoa Nibs, courtesy of the Spruce Eats. Grab yours while they last!
  • Death By Chocolate – It’s our 8th annual Death by Chocolate Party – just a socially-distanced one this year. Children and teens are invited to come and pick up their very own chocolate party bag, which will include… chocolate! We’re going to include a rating scorecard, and want to hear what chocolate was the best and which was the worst. The winners and losers will be shared on our social media pages.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available beginning the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Current project : Nebula Necklace 
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Mondays at 10:00AM  and Thursday at 7:00 PM January 25th – April 26th, Join us for stories and songs! Each Week We’ll be uploading a virtual version of one of our preschool storytimes to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Videos will only be available on our Facebook page for a limited time, so be sure to check back weekly to catch the newest ones!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/  Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Beachside Paperweights
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Sock Puppets
    • Windspinner
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
    • Bird Seed Ornaments
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of February 14th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

We’re about to move!

The last day that the library will be open in its current building will be Saturday February 6th.

Between Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 16th, the library will be moving into its new location. All library services will be suspended during this brief time.

Beginning Wednesday February 17th, the library will open its drive-through at the new location for pickup services. Some integral pieces of equipment and technology will not be installed until late February, so the goal is for the entire building to open the beginning of March. But in the meantime, the drive-through will be open for pickup, using the library’s current curbside pickup hours.

More details, photos, and video walk-throughs of the new building will be coming soon!

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

*Due To the Library Move, Grab-n-Go Kits Will not be available for pick up between February 8th to the 16th, Starting February 17th Grab-n-Go Kits will be available for Drive-Through Pick up, Virtual programs may also be affected during this time*

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Cacao with Candied Cacoa Nibs, courtesy of the Spruce Eats. Grab yours while they last!
  • Death By Chocolate – It’s our 8th annual Death by Chocolate Party – just a socially-distanced one this year. Children and teens are invited to come and pick up their very own chocolate party bag, which will include… chocolate! We’re going to include a rating scorecard, and want to hear what chocolate was the best and which was the worst. The winners and losers will be shared on our social media pages. Party Bags will be available to be picked up on February 17th in our new drive-through.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available beginning the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Current project : Nebula Necklace 
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Mondays at 10:00AM  and Thursday at 7:00 PM January 25th – April 26th, Join us for stories and songs! Each Week We’ll be uploading a virtual version of one of our preschool storytimes to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Videos will only be available on our Facebook page for a limited time, so be sure to check back weekly to catch the newest ones!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/  Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Beachside Paperweights
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Sock Puppets
    • Windspinner
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
    • Bird Seed Ornaments
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of February 7th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

We’re about to move!

The last day that the library will be open in its current building will be Saturday February 6th.

Between Monday February 8th and Tuesday February 16th, the library will be moving into its new location. All library services will be suspended during this brief time.

Beginning Wednesday February 17th, the library will open its drive-through at the new location for pickup services. Some integral pieces of equipment and technology will not be installed until late February, so the goal is for the entire building to open the beginning of March. But in the meantime, the drive-through will be open for pickup, using the library’s current curbside pickup hours.

More details, photos, and video walk-throughs of the new building will be coming soon!

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

*Due To the Library Move, Grab-n-Go Kits Will not be available for pick up between February 8th to the 16th, Starting February 17th Grab-n-Go Kits will be available for Drive-Through Pick up*

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Cacao with Candied Cacoa Nibs, courtesy of the Spruce Eats. Grab yours while they last!
  • Death By Chocolate – It’s our 8th annual Death by Chocolate Party – just a socially-distanced one this year. Children and teens are invited to come and pick up their very own chocolate party bag, which will include… chocolate! We’re going to include a rating scorecard, and want to hear what chocolate was the best and which was the worst. The winners and losers will be shared on our social media pages. Party Bags will be available to be picked up on February 17th in our new drive-through.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available beginning the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Current project : Nebula Necklace 
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Mondays at 10:00AM  and Thursday at 7:00 PM January 25th – April 26th, Join us for stories and songs! Each Week We’ll be uploading a virtual version of one of our preschool storytimes to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Videos will only be available on our Facebook page for a limited time, so be sure to check back weekly to catch the newest ones!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/  Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Beachside Paperweights
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Sock Puppets
    • Windspinner
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
    • Bird Seed Ornaments
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 31st, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available beginning the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Current project : Kool aid Lip Gloss 
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Mondays at 10:00AM  and Thursday at 7:00 PM January 25th – April 26th, Join us for stories and songs! Each Week We’ll be uploading a virtual version of one of our preschool storytimes to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Videos will only be available on our Facebook page for a limited time, so be sure to check back weekly to catch the newest ones!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/  Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Beachside Paperweights
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Sock Puppets
    • Windspinner
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 17th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available begining the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Upcoming project January 11th: Kool aid Lip Gloss 
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 24th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available beginning the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Current project : Kool aid Lip Gloss 
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Mondays at 10:00AM  and Thursday at 7:00 PM January 25th – April 26th, Join us for stories and songs! Each Week We’ll be uploading a virtual version of one of our preschool storytimes to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. We will read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays. Videos will only be available on our Facebook page for a limited time, so be sure to check back weekly to catch the newest ones!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/  Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 17th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

The Library is no longer accepting donations for the time being, as we are preparing to move to our new location we can longer accept them as we coordinate the preparation and packing of materials for the move. We will start accepting material donations again once we are in the new building.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available begining the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Upcoming project January 11th: Kool aid Lip Gloss 
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second Wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 10th, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Days – Come and craft something awesome with us. Available begining the second Monday of the Month, while supplies last. for those aged 11-17     Upcoming project January 11th: Kool aid Lip Gloss 
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend. You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal.

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of January 3rd, 2021:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Every Tuesday through the end of the week, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club – Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Lemon Pepper with a Lemon pepper Tilapia, courtesy of the cookie rookie. Grab yours while they last!
  • Winter Reading Challenge – December 21st – March 31st, For all ages! It’s back for its second year, and we’re pretty excited! Receive 1 entry for every book you read (this includes eBooks and audiobooks), and 1 entry for every virtual or grab-and-go program you attend.You can register for this event through our Beanstack app: https://browndeerwi.beanstack.com/reader365

    Grand Prize Drawing:1 Adult, 1 Teen, and 1 Child will win a $50 Amazon gift card

  • Virtual Adult Genre Book Club – Every month we discuss a different book over Zoom. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February 17thStealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

  • Virtual ‘Forgotten Book Club’ Adult Genre Book Club – Each book will be selected from one of four ‘forgotten’ styles of books: Short stories, essays, novellas, or poetry. Don’t have a computer? Not a problem. We have phone-in options available. Just be sure to pick up the discussion questions beforehand. Upcoming Date and Title: February: Make It Scream, Make It Burn by Leslie Jamison (Essays)

  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – On the second wednesday of each month, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Framed Pinecone Flowers
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in our new library. The next target due date is March 1st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of December 27th, 2020:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Crushed Red Pepper Flakes with a Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce, courtesy of Genevieve via Allrecipes.com, and a sauteed Kale with Garlic & Olive Oil, courtesy of Emily Farris via Food & Wine Magazine. Grab yours while they last!
  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – Starting Wednesday the 11th and the second Wednesday of every month following, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of December 20th, 2020:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Hygge bags – Pronounced “hoo-ga” This Danish concept cannot be translated into one word, but encompasses feelings of cozy, contentness, and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. The contents of the bag are: hot cocoa mix, candy cane, bubble wrap, coloring pages, play-dough, list of Winter hygge activities, and two recipes with two seasonings included!
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Crushed Red Pepper Flakes with a Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce, courtesy of Genevieve via Allrecipes.com, and a sauteed Kale with Garlic & Olive Oil, courtesy of Emily Farris via Food & Wine Magazine. Grab yours while they last!
  • Do at Home Murder Mystery – Starting Wednesday the 11th and the second Wednesday of every month following, check out the Brown Deer Facebook Page for a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom during virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of December 6th, 2020:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Crushed Red Pepper Flakes  with a Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce, courtesy of Genevieve via Allrecipes.com, and a sauteed Kale with Garlic & Olive Oil, courtesy of Emily Farris via Food & Wine Magazine. Grab yours while they last!
  • Take Home Murder Mystery – Starting Wednesday the 11th and the second Wednesday of every month following, take a package containing a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
    • Color block candles
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of November 29th, 2020:

During the ongoing health crisis, the Brown Deer Public Library staff and Library Board are committed to finding new and creative ways to safely fulfill our mission to connect all people and provide access to information, resources, and recreation.

As the local crisis continues to worsen, the library will respond by returning to curbside service only beginning Monday November 23, 2020, in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our current library hours will now be our curbside pickup hours, and all virtual and grab-and-go programming will continue. Below is a list of library services patrons can use virtually or via curbside pickup.

  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week: All Grab-n-Go Kits are available for curbside pickup upon request.

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Bay Leaves with a Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup recipe courtesy of AMBERNPETTY via Allrecipes. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club – Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is November 18th and we will be covering My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Reserve your space today!
  • Take Home Murder Mystery – Starting Wednesday the 11th and the second Wednesday of every month following, take a package containing a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up) – Only 2 Kits Left
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
    • Paper Quilled tree card kit
    • Homemade Earings
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of November 15th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
    • Saturdays: Inside Only 10-2

  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been temporarily suspended. Due to Brown Deer’s and the total North Shore’s COVID Burden being “Critical” we will be removing patron computers starting 11/4. They will return once the Brown Deer and North Shore COVID Burden returns to “High” for 2 straight weeks.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Bay Leaves with a Chicken Enchilada Slow Cooker Soup recipe courtesy of AMBERNPETTY via Allrecipes. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club – Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is November 18th and we will be covering My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Reserve your space today!
  • Take Home Murder Mystery – Starting Wednesday the 11th and the second Wednesday of every month following, take a package containing a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up) – Only 2 Kits Left
    • Bow Tie Necklaces (Seed Stitch)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
  • Cook Book Club Pretzel Kit (cooking) – Pickup your pretzel salt and recipe today! – Only 4 Kits Left!
  • Paper Beads & Bracelet (Beading/Paper crafts) – Only 4 Kits Left!
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that reflects on something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of November 8th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
    • Saturdays: Inside Only 10-2

  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been temporarily suspended. Due to Brown Deer’s and the total North Shore’s COVID Burden being “Critical” we will be removing patron computers starting 11/4. They will return once the Brown Deer and North Shore COVID Burden returns to “High” for 2 straight weeks.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Bay Leaves with a Chicken Enchilada slow Cooker Soup recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club – Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is November 18th and we will be covering My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Reserve your space today!
  • Take Home Murder Mystery – Starting Tuesday the 11th and every second Wednesday of every month following take a package containing a new murder mystery for you to solve. Solve the murder mystery using the items inside a mysterious package. The physical contents of each mystery will vary, but will include items such as letters, FBI profiles, maps, suspect interviews, crime scene photographs, newspaper, interviews, forensic trace evidence, police reports, autopsy report, and much more. Challenge your skills to solve the case. Investigate each new murder mystery case as a solo detective, a couple, or a small group. Solve the case to catch the killer.
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
  • Cook Book Club Pretzel Kit (cooking) – Pickup your pretzel salt and recipe today!
  • Make Your Own Paper Beads (Beading/Paper crafts) – Only 4 Kits Left
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of November 1st, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
    • Saturdays: Inside Only 10-2

  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires checking out laptops at the Circulation Desk in order to allow computers to be properly sanitized between usage. All laptops have the same capabilities as the desktops did.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Bay Leaves with a Chicken Enchilada slow Cooker Soup recipe courtesy of Allrecipes. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club – Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is November 18th and we will be covering My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Reserve your space today!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
    • Cook Book Club Pretzel Kit (cooking) – Pickup your pretzel salt and recipe today!
    • Make Your Own Paper Beads (Beading/Paper crafts) – Only 4 Kits Left
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is December 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of October 25th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
    • Saturdays: Inside Only 10-2

  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires checking out laptops at the Circulation Desk in order to allow computers to be propperly sanitized between usage. All laptops have the same capabilities as the desktops did.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Rosemary with a Healthy Herbed French Fries recipe courtesy of Nutrition in the Kitch. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club – Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is November 18th and we will be covering My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. Reserve your space today!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
    • Cook Book Club Pretzel Kit (cooking) – Pickup your pretzel salt and recipe today!
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is October 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of October 18th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Only 11AM-5PM
    • Saturdays: Inside Only 10-2

  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires checking out laptops at the Circulation Desk in order to allow computers to be propperly sanitized between usage. All laptops have the same capabilities as the desktops did.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 20th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Rosemary with a Healthy Herbed French Fries recipe courtesy of Nutrition in the Kitch. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Book Club  Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Ear Savers – for use with masks (your choice of crochet, basic sewing, or machine sewing) – Only 5 kits left!
    • Book & Quill Ribbon Bookmarks (Handicrafts) – Only 1 kit left!
    • Coffee/Mug cozies (knitting) – Only 2 kits left!
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet)
    • Boot Cuffs (crochet) – your choice of Black, cream, blue, canary yellow, and ombre brown, while supplies last
    • Cook Book Club Pretzel Kit (cooking) – Pickup your pretzel salt and recipe today!
    • Make Your Own Paper Beads (Beading/Paper crafts)
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is October 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!

For the Week of October 11th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires checking out laptops at the Circulation Desk in order to allow computers to be propperly sanitized between usage.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 13th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Rosemary with a Healthy Herbed French Fries recipe courtesy of Nutrition in the Kitch. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library – Kits Available @ Circulation, Classes Fridays October 9th & 16th @1:30-3PM – This month, we will be making crochetted Boot Cuffs. Join me if you need a hand on the Friday Zoom sessions at 1:30PM.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Catnip Bunnies (knitting)
    • Ear Savers – for use with masks (your choice of crochet, basic sewing, or machine sewing)
    • Book & Quill Ribbon Bookmarks (Handicrafts)
    • Coffee/Mug cozies (knitting)
    • Crochet Market bag (Only 1 bag left) 
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is October 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!
  • Remember to register forVirtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of October 4th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We have extended our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires signup at Circulation to use the computers in order to allow computers to be propperly sanitized between usage.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, October 6th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are focusing on Rosemary with a Healthy Herbed Fry recipe courtesy of Nutrition in the Kitch. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Catnip Bunnies (knitting)
    • Ear Savers – for use with masks (your choice of crochet, basic sewing, or machine sewing)
    • Book & Quill Ribbon Bookmarks (Handicrafts)
    • Coffee/Mug cozies (knitting)
    • Crochet Market bag (Only 1 bag left)
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
    • Flip Flop Keychains (crochet) – Releases October 7th
  • Community Quilt – Our ongoing project to create community quilts both for the new library and to donate to local refugee and displaced families around our area is a great way to pick up new skills and to give back to the community that we love. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk and some basic square designs are on our blog. Sewing and/or sewing experience is not required. Fabric paint works too. Just make a 10″ cotton square that says something about what community means to you. Turn it back in and watch the quilt grow. We will post some of the squares on social media and one community quilt will hang in out new library. The next target due date is October 31st, so let’s see those squares come in!
  • Remember to register forVirtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of September 27th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public and we are looking at extended hours. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are extending our hours and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 11AM-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays:
      Inside Open 11AM-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries. Our location requires signup at Circulation to use the computers in order to allow computers to be propperly sanitized between usage.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, September 29th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! September we are doing pretzels featuring a recipe from the webcomic Cooking Comically. October we are focusing on Rosemary with a Healthy Herbed Fry recipe courtesy of Nutrition in the Kitch which becomes available on the 1st. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Catnip Bunnies (knitting)
    • Ear Savers – for use with masks (your choice of crochet, basic sewing, or machine sewing)
    • Book & Quill Ribbon Bookmarks (Handicrafts)
    • Coffee/Mug cozies (knitting)
    • Crochet Market bag (Only 1 bag left)
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
  • Remember to register forVirtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next month’s session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of September 20th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, September 22nd, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Grab-n-Go Cookbook Club –Every month, we will be highlighting a different spice or seasoning. Grab your spice and recipe kit and get cooking! This month we are doing pretzels featuring a recipe from the webcomic Cooking Comically. Grab yours while they last!
  • Virtual Art Show – September 14th – December 7th – Remember to send us photos of your fabulous works of art through email or on Facebook. Please include your name, age (if under 18), and the name of your peice. Open to all ages and available for free viewing.
  • Surprise Craftertunities! – These easy kits are periodically available and are over when supplies run out. If you need clarification on any of the projects, help is also available on Zoom durring virtual Needlecraft@YourLibrary classes. Current crafts available include:
    • Catnip Bunnies (knitting)
    • Ear Savers – for use with masks (your choice of crochet, basic sewing, or machine sewing)
    • Book & Quill Ribbon Bookmarks (Handicrafts)
    • Coffee/Mug cozies (knitting)
    • Crochet Market bag (Only 1 bag left)
    • Baby booties (flat knit & sewn up)
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Discussion questions are also available one month early. Next month’s session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of September 13th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, September 15th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got! Check back weekly for new bags with different crafts.
  • Virtual Adult Book Club – Wednesday, September 16th @5:30-6:30PM – “The President is Missing” and it is up to us to discuss it. Join one of our librarians and your fellow readers as we discuss this latest development in a fun and safe manner. As usual, books are available at the Circulation Desk or via the OverDrive/Libby app online. We meet virtually on Zoom. Link:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuc-iupjovHNxXCdnrXpCvB2dFW8_sygTS
    Phone: (301)715-8592 (Germantown) or (312)626-6799 (Chicago)
    For Meeting ID and Passcode, please see librarian.
  • Grab-n-Go Needlecraft@YourLibrary (plus virtual) – Fridays, September 11th & 18th @1:30-3PM – This month’s project is knitted baby booties. Pick up your kit beforehand at the Circulation Desk. Help and companionship for project available on date, even if this is your first project. Just click the link and go. Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266747312?pwd=YWdYYURDSzNRU0Y1UkQyNjZubHBMUT09
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Next month’s session is October 21st and we will be covering Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of September 6th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • The library is closed Monday, September 7th, for Labor Day. Regular curbside and inside hours resume Tuesday, September 8th.
  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Grab-n-Go Needlecraft@YourLibrary (plus virtual) – Fridays, September 11th & 18th @1:30-3PM – This month’s project is knitted baby booties. Pick up your kit beforehand at the Circulation Desk. Help and companionship for project available on date. Just click the link and go. Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85266747312?pwd=YWdYYURDSzNRU0Y1UkQyNjZubHBMUT09
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different Zoom address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration! Physical and digital copies of each book are available upon request. Next session is September 16th and is covering “The President is Missing” by Bill Clinton & James Patterson. Reserve your space today!

For the Week of August 30th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

No programs this week.

For the Week of August 23rd, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, August 25th @4PM – One Tuesday a month, we will post a LEGO Challenge on Facebook. See above for a link to our Facebook page.
    Build something at home to complete the challenge! Send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive.
  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, August 25th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got!
  • ­­Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday,August 20th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club each month! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

Friends of the Library Book Sale Is This Week!! – August 27-29th in the Community Room, the Friends of the Library group will be selling gently used books. Thursday, August 27th, from 5-6:30PM, is the preview sale. This special opening is free to members of the FOL group, and $5 for the rest of us. Friday from 1-5PM and Saturday from 9-2pm are free to everyone. Remember, this helps to support our library. Come and show us how much you care!

For the Week of August 16th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, August 18th @3PM – One Tuesday a month, we will post a LEGO Challenge on Facebook. See above for a link to our Facebook page.
    Build something at home to complete the challenge! Send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive.
  • Art Cart Grab-n-Go – Starting Tuesday, August 18th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got!
  • Virtual Book Club – Wednesday, August 19th @5:30-6:30PM – Don’t let social distancing keep you from discussing a good book. We may not be able to meet in the same physical room, but we will be hosting virtual meetings via Zoom either online or over the phone. Due to our current limitations on borrowing, we have changed the titles for the summer months. This month’s title is The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan, available at the library or through Hoopla. Your link to the meeting is here:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcOmspzsrHNARIUz_ZagrfOEOzpVPuKnx?fbclid=IwAR2Xc9-fp-6Lm5RMlvMckpYImeA_uAjU2he9OnZ4QcGv1CEfGBMYkTFavK8
  • ­­Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday,August 20th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Virtual Knitted Coffee Cozy Class – Friday, August 121st @1:30PM – Grab a project kit and needles from the library and join one crafty librarian on Zoom to make your very own coffee cozy. This is a repeat of last week, so if you didn’t get a chance then, now’s your chance.
    Click below to attend:
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

Friends of the Library Book Sale Is Back! – August 27-29th in the Community Room, the Friends of the Library group will be selling gently used books. Thursday, August 27th, from 5-6:30PM, is the preview sale. This special opening is free to members of the FOL group, and $5 for the rest of us. Friday from 1-5PM and Saturday from 9-2pm are free to everyone. Remember, this helps to support our library. Come and show us how much you care!

For the Week of August 9th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, August 10th @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Art Cart – Starting Tuesday, August 11th, grab a bag from us. Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Get to town and show us what you’ve got!
  • ­­Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday,August 13th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Virtual Knitted Coffee Cozy Class – Friday, August 14th @1:30PM – Grab a project kit and needles from the library and join one crafty librarian on Zoom to make your very own coffee cozy. If you can’t make the first session, we will repeat it next week, same day, same time.
    August 14th:
    Aubust 21st:
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

Friends of the Library Book Sale Is Back! – August 27-29th in the Community Room, the Friends of the Library group will be selling gently used books. Thursday, August 27th, from 5-6:30PM, is the preview sale. This special opening is free to members of the FOL group, and $5 for the rest of us. Friday from 1-5PM and Saturday from 9-2pm are free to everyone. Remember, this helps to support our library. Come and show us how much you care!

For the Week of August 2nd, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, August 3rd @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, August 4th @3PM – Take us up on our Lego Challenge! One Tuesday a month we post a challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge then send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive!
  • ­­Virtual Book Talk – Thursdays @10AM – Not talking enough books? Join us to talk titles you have just read, want to read, or are reading. No judgements and lots of ideas.
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, July 30th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

Book Sale - Torrington Library

Friends of the Library Book Sale Is Back! – August 27-29th in the Community Room, the Friends of the Library group will be selling gently used books. Thursday, August 27th, from 5-6:30PM, is the preview sale. This special opening is free to members of the FOL group, and $5 for the rest of us. Friday from 1-5PM and Saturday from 9-2pm are free to everyone. Remember, this helps to support our library. Come and show us how much you care!

For the Week of July 26th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Young Writers Group Daily Writing Challenge – July 1st-31st @8-8:30AM – The Young Writer’s Program supports under-18 writers in NaNoWriMo (Nation Novel Writing Month) events. Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens in April and July. Unlike  NaNoWriMo, you can work on any type of creative project, not just a novel. All creative endevours are welcome! Just set a goal and get creating.
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, July 27th @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Art Cart – Tuesday, July 28th –Your bag will have a variety of art supplies and at least one project idea. Grab a bag and get to town.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, July 28th @4PM – Take us up on our Lego Challenge! One Tuesday a month we post a challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge then send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive!
  • ­­Virtual Book Talk – Thursdays @10AM – Not talking enough books? Join us to talk titles you have just read, want to read, or are reading. No judgements and lots of ideas.
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, July 30th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

For the Week of July 19th, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to one hour across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. ­­­­Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:

Programming for the Week:

  • Virtual Young Writers Group Daily Writing Challenge – July 1st-31st @8-8:30AM – The Young Writer’s Program supports under-18 writers in NaNoWriMo (Nation Novel Writing Month) events. Camp NaNoWriMo is a writing event that happens in April and July. Unlike  NaNoWriMo, you can work on any type of creative project, not just a novel. All creative endevours are welcome! Just set a goal and get creating.
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, July 20th @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Jeopardy Goes Virtual – Monday, July 20th @4:30PM – Show off your random knowledge in Jeopardy! Every other Monday the library will be hosting virtual Jeopardy! We will be hosting the event through Zoom, and the link will be provided through Facebook. Recommended for Tweens and Teens, but open to all ages.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, July 21st @4PM – Take us up on our Lego Challenge! One Tuesday a month we post a challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge then send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive!
  • ­­ ­­Virtual Anime Club – Tuesday, July 21st @6PM – You can pick up the craft supplies at the library. Share an image of your craft to bdpl.ref@mcfls.org to learn the secret code.

While Aang goes sledding with penguins, assemble paper Chibi Dolls of the characters in Avatar the Last Airbender.

  • Virtual Book Talk – Thursdays @10AM – Not talking enough books? Join us to talk titles you have just read, want to read, or are reading. No judgements and lots of ideas.
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, July 30th @3PM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

For the Week of June 21st, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to two hours across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, June 22nd @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Virtual Sewing Group – Monday, June 22nd @3PM – This month, we will be making Sock Puppets. Grab your supply kit from the library and see our how-to video on Facebook. If you need a sewing needle, you can use your library card to check one out. Recommended for 6+.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, June 23rd @2PM – Take us up on our Lego Challenge! One Tuesday a month we post a challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge then send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive!
  • ­­Virtual Anime Club – Tuesday, June 23rd @6PM – Make your way to our Facebook page to see our librarian react to the first episode of the month’s anime and explain the craft. You can pick up the craft supplies at the library. This month: Naruto (ages 7+). Sketch powerful cards in the game “Munchkin Sketch Edition.”
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, June 25th @10AM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

For the Week of June 21st, 2020:

We are now officially reopened to the public, but some things have changed. Here is what you need to know both in general and for the week:

  • We are open on a limited basis and are continuing curbside pickup in our attempt to do our part in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new hours are:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays: Inside Open 1-5PM
      Curbside 5-6:40PM
    • Wednesdays through Fridays: Curbside 10AM-12:40PM
      Inside Open 1-5PM
  • Faxing services have temporarily been suspended, as have the lending of office supplies (tape, staples, pencils, paper, etc.) and access to toys and coloring sheets. This has been mandated by the Health Department. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • Computer use has been reduced to two hours across all Milwaukee libraries and our location requires signup prior to the computers being made available to allow computers to be sanitized.
  • In our efforts to maintain programming, many of our programs have gone digital or a hybrid. Virtual programming is available live at select times or in recorded format later on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Additional articles and videos can be found on our NEW BLOG. The addresses are as follows:
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, June 22nd @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingerplays.
  • Virtual Sewing Group – Monday, June 22nd @3PM – This month, we will be making Sock Puppets. Grab your supply kit from the library and see our how-to video on Facebook. If you need a sewing needle, you can use your library card to check one out. Recommended for 6+.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, June 23rd @2PM – Take us up on our Lego Challenge! One Tuesday a month we post a challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge then send us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive!
  • ­­Virtual Anime Club – Tuesday, June 23rd @6PM – Make your way to our Facebook page to see our librarian react to the first episode of the month’s anime and explain the craft. You can pick up the craft supplies at the library. This month: Naruto (ages 7+). Sketch powerful cards in the game “Munchkin Sketch Edition.”
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, June 25th @10AM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Remember to register for Virtual Book Club! Every month has a different address / phone number and the only way to get access is through registration!

For the Week of June 7th, 2020:

Here are some things to be aware of while we are closed to walk-ins:

  • The community quilt is over, but it isn’t too late to participate. We will be continuing gathering quilt blocks to create donation quilts for local refugee and displaced families
  • Stay tuned as we create more kits and projects for you to do.
  • The hold/request button has been reinstated as of Monday, June 8th.
  • Virtual Preschool Storytime – Monday, June 8th @10AM – Your little ones getting restless? Sit them down in front of the computer and we’ll read books, sing songs, and do fingeplays.
  • Virtual Lego Club – Tuesday, June 9th @3PM – One Tuesday a month, we will post a LEGO Challenge on Facebook. Build something at home to complete the challenge! Email us a picture when you are done: bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Watch our Facebook page during the following week. We’ll post the pictures we receive.
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, June 11th @10AM – What’s Munchkins? It’s a funny monster-slaying dungeon-exploring card game with expansions for Steampunk, Zombies and more. You can check out Munchkin games from the library.
  • Virtual CoderDojo – Thursday, June 11th @6PM – One Thursday a month, the CoderDojo video will appear on Facebook. I will explain an offline and online activity related to coding. Recommended for 7+.
  • If you want to participate in the Virtual Adult Book Club next week, please head to our program calendar page to register. You won’t be able to access it if you don’t. This month’s title is Karin Slaughter’s The Last Widow, available always electronically on OverDrive/Libby as well as physically by request.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed. All materials ordered May 25th or earlier are due June 15th. After that period, due dates reverted to the original lending periods.
  • Pickup dates for hold items have been extended to June 19th, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until June 15th, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • We have a bunch of virtual programs going on right now, including Preschool Storytime, Munchkin Club, Adult Book Club, Cookbook Club and more. Head to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary) to find out more.
  • You may not be able to get into our library, but that doesn’t mean you use our library. See below for information on curbside pickup and digital collections.

For the Week of May 24th, 2020:

While we may be closed to walkins, we are open for curbside pickup and do have virtual programs going on. Here is what you need to be aware of for this week:

  • While it might be too late to turn in your pieces for the community quilt so that we may put them all together before June, we still have quilt kits and make additional quilts for donation to those in need until we run out of materials or funds – Other types of kits are soon to follow, so stay tuned!
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, May 21st @3PM – Learn about the game Munchkin and its hilarious spinoff games. We’ll learn about some of its cards and get to know the rules. The program will be on our Facebook page. This hilarious game is available at the library for checkout.
  • Doing some gardening and want to contribute to the anual Friends of the Library Plant Sale? Buy from Shady Lane Greenhouses and tell them you are doing it on behalf of the Friends of the BDPL Plant Sale and 25% will go to the fundraiser!
  • Due dates on ALL items have been extended to June 15th. This includes items from all other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed.
  • Pickup dates for hold items will also be extended to June 19th, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • The request button on the online catalog CountyCat has been removed at this time.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until May 31, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Hoopla monthly checkout limits has been increased from 4 to 8 through May 31st. There is also a new Bonus Borrows section to Hoopla that has thousands of books, audiobooks, and things to watch that does not count against your 8 borrows for the month. So you can borrow 8 regular items, and as many Bonus Borrows as you want!!!
  • Libby now has a Lucky Day collection. Instant access and almost no likelyhood of running out. Planning a book club but can’t get to the library for a physical book? This is a great place to start with plenty of NYT Best sellers to choose from.
  • Our WIFI is always on. It reaches out into our yard. Feel free to find a nice place under a tree or on the bench and use it, no questions asked. Just remember social distancing.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • You may not be able to get into our library, but that doesn’t mean you use our library. See below for information on curbside pickup and digital collections.

We may be closed, but our digital resources are always available!

You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive: https://wplc.overdrive.com/

Graphic novels, movies, television shows, and some eBooks and eAudiobooks through Hoopla. Also, the number you can request per month has temporarily doubled, so take advantage today!: https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Digital magazines through RBDigital: https://www.rbdigital.com/milwaukeecountyfederate…/…/landing

You can take a course or earn a certification through Gale Courses: https://countycat.mcfls.org/screens/courses.html

Access to our databases (Badgerlink): http://www.mcfls.org/dbs/database.asp

For the Week of May 17th, 2020:

Here are some things to be aware of while we are closed to walk-ins:

  • Remember, the Community Quilt needs to be finished by June 1st, so we need to get those blocks in! The due date for turning those squares in is May 18th! Bud don’t worry. This isn’t the only project on the horrizon. – Other types of kits are soon to follow, so stay tuned!
  • Virtual Sewing Group – Monday, May 18th @3PM – Have fun learning to sew with these fun monthly programs. Pick up the materials before the event and participate online either through our YouTube channel or our Facebook page. This month’s project is the Wind Spinner!
  • Virtual Girls Who Code – Tuesday, May 19th @3PM – Follow along as the Girls Who Code video will appear on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary/. Girls Who Code offers discussion and fun activities that inspire kids to be brave, creative, and curious about computer science. Recommended for kids age 8 – 11 who identify as a girl, or who wish to learn in a girl-centric environment.
    Optional sign up: create an account on HQ.Girlswhocode.com and use Club Code WI26330.
  • Virtual Book Club – Wednesday, May 20th @5:30-6:30PM – Don’t let social distancing keep you from discussing a good book. We may not be able to meet in the same physical room, but we will be hosting virtual meetings via Zoom either online or over the phone. Due to our current limitations on borrowing, we have changed the titles for the summer months. This month’s title is The Accident by Chris Pavone and is available via OverDrive/Libby in both ebook and eaudio formats.
  • Virtual Munchkin Club – Thursday, May 21st @3PM – Learn about the game Munchkin and its hilarious spinoff games. We’ll learn about some of its cards and get to know the rules. The program will be on our Facebook page. This hilarious game is available at the library for checkout.
  • Doing some gardening and want to contribute to the anual Friends of the Library Plant Sale? Buy from Shady Lane Greenhouses and tell them you are doing it on behalf of the Friends of the BDPL Plant Sale and 25% will go to the fundraiser!
  • Due dates on ALL items have been extended to June 15th. This includes items from all other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed.
  • Pickup dates for hold items will also be extended to June 19th, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • The request button on the online catalog CountyCat has been removed at this time.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until May 31, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Hoopla monthly checkout limits has been increased from 4 to 8 through May 31st. There is also a new Bonus Borrows section to Hoopla that has thousands of books, audiobooks, and things to watch that does not count against your 8 borrows for the month. So you can borrow 8 regular items, and as many Bonus Borrows as you want!!!
  • Libby now has a Lucky Day collection. Instant access and almost no likelyhood of running out. Planning a book club but can’t get to the library for a physical book? This is a great place to start with plenty of NYT Best sellers to choose from.
  • Our WIFI is always on. It reaches out into our yard. Feel free to find a nice place under a tree or on the bench and use it, no questions asked. Just remember social distancing.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • You may not be able to get into our library, but that doesn’t mean you use our library. See below for information on curbside pickup and digital collections.

We may be closed, but our digital resources are always available!

You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive: https://wplc.overdrive.com/

Graphic novels, movies, television shows, and some eBooks and eAudiobooks through Hoopla. Also, the number you can request per month has temporarily doubled, so take advantage today!: https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Digital magazines through RBDigital: https://www.rbdigital.com/milwaukeecountyfederate…/…/landing

You can take a course or earn a certification through Gale Courses: https://countycat.mcfls.org/screens/courses.html

Access to our databases (Badgerlink): http://www.mcfls.org/dbs/database.asp

For the Week of May 10th, 2020:

Here are some things to be aware of while we are closed to walkins:

  • If you are interested in helping make the community quilt for the new library, please be sure to check out our quilt square kits. We hope to have some finished quilt squares by the end of this week/beginning of next so we may put them all together before June, so now’s the perfect time to request them! – Other kits are soon to follow, so stay tuned!
  • Doing some gardening and want to contribute to the anual Friends of the Library Plant Sale? Buy from Shady Lane Greenhouses and tell them you are doing it on behalf of the Friends of the BDPL Plant Sale and 25% will go to the fundraiser!
  • Due dates on ALL items have been extended to June 1st. This includes items from all other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed.
  • Pickup dates for hold items will also be extended, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • The request button on the online catalog CountyCat has been removed at this time.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until May 31, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Hoopla monthly checkout limits has been increased from 4 to 8 through May 31st. There is also a new Bonus Borrows section to Hoopla that has thousands of books, audiobooks, and things to watch that does not count against your 8 borrows for the month. So you can borrow 8 regular items, and as many Bonus Borrows as you want!!!
  • Our WIFI is always on. And better yet – it extends out into our parking lot. So if you find yourself needing to access WIFI, you absolutely can park in our lot and access it from your car.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • We have a bunch of virtual programs going on right now, including Preschool Storytime, Lets Play Spyfall, and How to Play Chess. Head to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary) to find out more.
  • You may not be able to get into our library, but that doesn’t mean you use our library. See below for information on curbside pickup and digital collections.

We may be closed, but our digital resources are always available!

You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive: https://wplc.overdrive.com/

Graphic novels, movies, television shows, and some eBooks and eAudiobooks through Hoopla. Also, the number you can request per month has temporarily doubled, so take advantage today!: https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Digital magazines through RBDigital: https://www.rbdigital.com/milwaukeecountyfederate…/…/landing

You can take a course or earn a certification through Gale Courses: https://countycat.mcfls.org/screens/courses.html

Access to our databases (Badgerlink): http://www.mcfls.org/dbs/database.asp

For the Week of April 26th, 2020:

Here are some things to be aware of while we are closed:

  • Due dates on ALL items have been extended to June 1st. This includes items from all other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed.
  • Pickup dates for hold items will also be extended, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • The request button on the online catalog CountyCat has been removed at this time.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until May 31, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Hoopla monthly checkout limits has been increased from 4 to 8 through April 30th. There is also a new Bonus Borrows section to Hoopla that has thousands of books, audiobooks, and things to watch that does not count against your 8 borrows for the month. So you can borrow 8 regular items, and as many Bonus Borrows as you want!!!
  • Our WIFI is always on. And better yet – it extends out into our parking lot. So if you find yourself needing to access WIFI, you absolutely can park in our lot and access it from your car.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • We have a bunch of virtual programs going on right now, including Preschool Storytime, Lets Play Spyfall, and How to Play Chess. Head to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary) to find out more.
  • If you are interested in helping make the community quilt for the new library, please be sure to check out our quilt square kits. – Other kits are soon to follow, so stay tuned!
  • You may not be able to get into our library, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get books and movies. See below for information on curbside pickup.

We may be closed, but our digital resources are always available!

You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive: https://wplc.overdrive.com/

Graphic novels, movies, television shows, and some eBooks and eAudiobooks through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Digital magazines through RBDigital: https://www.rbdigital.com/milwaukeecountyfederate…/…/landing

You can take a course or earn a certification through Gale Courses: https://countycat.mcfls.org/screens/courses.html

Access to our databases (Badgerlink): http://www.mcfls.org/dbs/database.asp

For the Week of April 19th, 2020:

Here are some things to be aware of while we are closed:

  • Due dates on ALL items have been extended to June 1st. This includes items from all other libraries in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.
  • We will not be charging fines while we are closed.
  • Pickup dates for hold items will also be extended, so you will have plenty of time to check out items you had on our hold shelf when we re-open.
  • The request button on the online catalog CountyCat has been removed at this time.
  • All library cards that have expired since September 2019 have had their expiration dates postponed until May 31, 2020, so they can still be used to access our online content.
  • If you have fines on your library card you can still access Hoopla and OverDrive/Libby as long as the fines are under $100. You can access all other online databases as long as your fines are under $1,000.
  • Hoopla monthly checkout limits has been increased from 4 to 8 through April 30th. There is also a new Bonus Borrows section to Hoopla that has thousands of books, audiobooks, and things to watch that does not count against your 8 borrows for the month. So you can borrow 8 regular items, and as many Bonus Borrows as you want!!!
  • Our WIFI is always on. And better yet – it extends out into our parking lot. So if you find yourself needing to access WIFI, you absolutely can park in our lot and access it from your car.
  • Have questions for our Reference Staff? You can still message us through our Facebook page, or email us at Ref@mcfls.org.
  • We have a bunch of virtual programs going on right now, including Preschool Storytime, Lets Play Spyfall, and How to Play Chess. Head to our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/BrownDeerPublicLibrary) to find out more.

We may be closed, but our digital resources are always available!

You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive: https://wplc.overdrive.com/

Graphic novels, movies, television shows, and some eBooks and eAudiobooks through Hoopla: https://www.hoopladigital.com/my/hoopla

Digital magazines through RBDigital: https://www.rbdigital.com/milwaukeecountyfederate…/…/landing

You can take a course or earn a certification through Gale Courses: https://countycat.mcfls.org/screens/courses.html

Access to our databases (Badgerlink): http://www.mcfls.org/dbs/database.asp

For the Week February 3rd, 2020:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: February 3rd from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Art Cart: February 4th from 5:30-6:30pm. All ages are welcome! Do you like to make cards, decorate notebooks, draw pictures, organize your planner, write to do lists, make origami etc.? Or, do you need to make a poster for a school project? We’ve got an art cart full of supplies you can use to decorate and create! Some weeks, there will be a mystery paper craft project too. Just bring yourselves and a few ideas. We’ll bring out the supplies!
  • Afternoon Games: February 5th from 3:30-5pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Henna Workshop: February 5th from 5:30-6:30. Children and teens are invited to learn about henna tattoos and may even create a design on themselves during this special event. You will learn how to make henna paste and draw both traditional and modern designs. Participants also may create a henna tattoo on themselves, as long as they have permission from a parent or guardian. Permission forms will be available at the library ahead of time and at the workshop. Henna tattoos are 100 percent natural and last approximately two weeks to a month. Space is limited and registration is required for this workshop. You can call us at (414) 357-0106 or stop by the Reference Desk.

  • Movies for Grownups: February 6th from 2-4pm. New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This month we will be showing Where’d You Go Bernadette.
  • Family Flicks: February 6th from 4-7pm. For movie lovers of all ages. This month we will be showing The Addams Family!

For the Week of January 27th, 2020:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like the Masters: January 27th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and thought “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month we will be following the example of artist Henri Matisse.

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Cookbook Club: January 27th from 5:30-6:30pm. Who doesn’t like to get a chance to share some recipes over some good food? If you ever wanted to meet a group of like-minded individuals, now is your chance. Every month we will provide a different theme, and plates and utensils. Bring a dish to pass that fits that theme and a copy of the recipe to share. Every month is a different theme. Sometimes it will be an ingredient, sometimes it will be topical. Who knows! By the end of the year, we’ll put together the collection of recipes to take home. Feel free to give your suggestions for future themes as well! Registration is preferred. Call our library at (414) 357-0106 or stop in at the Reference Desk to register today!
  • Lego Club: January 28th from 4-5pm. Come and build awesome stuff out of Legos! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves, but is recommended for children ages 3 and up. Lego Club will meet in the Children’s Area.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: January 29th from 4-5pm. Join us every month for a science DIY project that will be so fun you will forget you are learning. This month we will be making Speed Racers.
  • CoderDojo: January 30th from 5-6:30pm. Learn to code with CoderDojo lessons and logic board games. Lessons begin with dragging colorful blocks of code to make a game and advance to typing your own code. The library supply of laptops is limited. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Ages 7 to 17 learn to code as “Ninjas”. Ages 18+ are “Mentors” helping the ninjas understand the steps of the coding lesson. To become a mentor, email BDPL.Ref@mcfls.org.

For the Week of January 20th, 2020:

  • Brown Deer Public Library will be closed on Monday January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Anime Club: January 21st from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. This month we will be watching Sword Art Online.
  • Art Cart: January 21st from 5:30-6:30pm. Do you like to make cards, decorate notebooks, draw pictures, organize your planner, write to do lists, make origami etc.? Or, do you need to make a poster for a school project? We’ve got an art cart full of supplies you can use to decorate and create! Some weeks, there will be a mystery paper craft project too. Just bring yourselves and a few ideas. We’ll bring out the supplies! All ages are welcome!
  • Scam Alert: January 23rd from 1:30-2:00pm. How scammers trick us keeps evolving. If there’s a pop up on your computer saying your computer is broken and to call this number, it’s a scam. If you get a phone call that looks like it’s from your local FBI office, asking you for your social security number, it’s a scam. We’ll discuss common and new scams, and what to do if it happens to you.
  • Learn to Play Pandemic: January 23rd from 5-6:30pm. Pandemic is a cooperative board game in which Players work as a team to treat infections around the World while gathering resources for cures. Stop in to learn and play the game.

  • Learn to Play Chess: January 24th from 4-4:45pm. Stop in to learn and play this classic board game.
  • Chess Club: January 25th from 10:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Play chess, drink coffee, and meet other chess players in the community. Chess boards and pieces provided. Clocks not provided.

For the Week of January 13th, 2020:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: January 14th from 4 to 5pm. Teens and tweens, come and craft something awesome with us. This month we will be making Glove Monsters! It is a super fun and easy project for beginner sewers!
  • Games for Seniors: January 16th from 1 to 2pm. Play card games and tabletop games like “Qwirkle” and “Big Letter Bananagrams”. Some games can be checked out and played at home.

  • CoderDojo: January 16th from 5 to 6:30pm. Learn to code with CoderDojo lessons and logic board games. Lessons begin with dragging colorful blocks of code to make a game and advance to typing your own code. The library supply of laptops is limited. Please bring your own laptop if possible. Ages 7 to 17 learn to code as “Ninjas”. Ages 18+ are “Mentors” helping the ninjas understand the steps of the coding lesson. To become a mentor, email BDPL.Ref@mcfls.org.
  • Sensory Play: January 17th from 10am to 12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: January 17th from 1:30 to 3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided.

For the Week of January 6th, 2020:

  • Board Game Café: January 6th from 4 to 5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Art Cart: January 7th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Do you like to make cards, decorate notebooks, draw pictures, organize your planner, write to do lists, make origami etc.? Or, do you need to make a poster for a school project? We’ve got an art cart full of supplies you can use to decorate and create! Some weeks, there will be a mystery paper craft project too. Just bring yourselves and a few ideas. We’ll bring out the supplies!
  • Afternoon Games: January 8th from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Parent Game Night: January 9th from 5 to 6:30pm. Library staff will engage your child with toys and games in one half of the community room while you enjoy board games with other parents on the other half of the community room. This is not a babysitting event. Child supervision is the responsibility of the parent or caregiver.
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: January 10th from 10am to 12pm. We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse in the library’s Community Room. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must.

For the Week of December 30th, 2019:

  • Make Art like a Master: December 30th from 4pm to 5pm. Ever look at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month’s artist is Frida Kahlo.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Early closing (5:30PM) on Monday December 30th. The Library will also be closed on December 31st and January 1st.

  • Movies for grownups: January 2nd from 2pm to 4pm. New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This month we will be screening “The Art of Racing in the Rain”.
  • Family Flicks: January 2nd from 4:30pm to 7pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we will be screening “The Lion King (2019)”.

For the Week of December 23rd, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Early closing (5:30PM) on Monday December 23rd. The Library will also be closed on December 24th and 25th for the holidays.

  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Chess Club: December 28th from 10:30am to 1:30pm. All ages welcome. Play chess, drink coffee, and meet other chess players in the community. Chess boards and pieces provided. Clocks not provided.

For the Week of December 16th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Anime Club: December 17th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! This month we will be watching “Yuri on Ice”. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: December 18th from 4-5pm. Join us for a science DIY project so awesome, you’ll forget that you are learning. This month we will be making succulent terrariums!
  • Computer Class: Computer Basics: December 18th from 5:30-6:30pm. If you need a little help feeling comfortable with a computer, these classes might be for you. Focusing exclusively on the basics, they will get you up and running in no time. This class covers what is a computer, how to work a mouse, and some work with basic document creation. Registration is required and can be done by stopping by the reference desk or calling (414) 357-0106.
  • Online Reading: December 19th from 1:30-2:30pm. Learn about and set up the online libraries Libby (Overdrive), Hoopla, and RB Digital. Bring your own computer, tablet, or smart phone, or borrow a device from the library.
  • Learn to Play Munchkins: December 19th from 5:30-6:30pm. Race your friends to level 10 in Munchkins, a humorous card game based on role playing game themes. Munchkins and variants available for check-out after the program. Games donated by Steve Jackson Games.

  • Sensory Play: December 20th from 10am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: December 20th from 1:30-3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided.

For the Week of December 9th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: December 10th from 4-5pm. Teens and tweens, come craft something awesome with us. This month we will be brewing some Designer Hot Chocolate!

  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sewing Group: December 11th from 4-5pm. Get together with us once a month to learn sewing skills! We will begin very basic stitches and advance to more difficult projects. Recommended for 6+.
  • Holiday DIY Craft Day: December 12th from 3-6pm. Still need holiday gifts? Come make something awesome with us!
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: December 13th from 10am-12pm. We supply the coloring pages, colored pencils, and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse the second Friday of every month in the library’s community room. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must.

For the Week of December 2nd, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: December 2nd from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Computer Class: Internet Basics: December 2nd from 5:30-6:30. Registration is required by calling the reference desk at (414) 357-0106 or stopping in. This class covers how to use the internet like doing a basic search, and some other internet navigation basics.
  • Open Decorating: December 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm. Do you need to decorate a thank you card, a school project, or your calendar? Do you like to chat while you decorate? Join us for open decorating! The library will provide decorating supplies and construction paper.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Afternoon Games: December 4th from 3:30-5pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: December 5th from 2-4pm. The library offers free movies for adults the first Thursday of each month. Grab a friend or two and join us! This month we will be watching the movie “Amazing Grace”.
  • Pop-Up Holiday Book Sale: December 6th from 10am-4:45pm. One day only! All proceeds will help the library purchase new materials in 2020. Help us by dropping off your old books/DVDs/CDs at the library.

For the Week of November 25th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Hand Lettering Class: November 27th from 4-5pm. Try your hand at learning hand lettering! For teens and adults. Materials and instructions will be provided.
  • The library will be closing at 5:30pm on November 27th and will be closed for Thanksgiving until December 2nd.

For the Week of November 18th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: November 18th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month we will be trying our hand at recreating a work from Helen Frankenthalers.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: November 18th from 6-6:30pm. Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Anime Club: November 19th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. This month we will be watching Tokyo Ghoul!
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: November 20th from 4-5pm. Join us for a science and DIY program that is so awesome, you’ll forget that you’re learning something. This month we will be making watercolor and salt paintings.

  • Chess Club: November 23rd from 10:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Play chess, drink coffee, and meet other chess players in the community. Chess boards and pieces provided. Clocks not provided.

For the Week of November 11th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: November 11th from 6-6:30pm. Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: November 12th from 4-5pm. This month we will be making String Balloon Art! This project is messy, cute, and oh-so satisfying when you get to pop the balloon.

  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Friends of the Brown Deer Library Auction: November 14th from 6:30-8pm (with a preview at 6pm). Enjoy an evening of fun with Friends, and support your Library Donations accepted! Free admission and refreshments!

Bid on exciting items like:

    • Overnight hotel stays
    • Restaurant certificates
    • Sports tickets
    • Sports memorabilia
    • Holiday decorations
    • Home decor items
    • China and crystal
    • Collectibles
    • Baby items
    • Children’s toys
    • Books and crafts
    • Specialty baked goods
    • And many other surprises!
  • Sensory Play: November 11th from 10am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: November 15th from 1:30-3pm. This month we will be making Knitted Bowtie Necklaces! Dress up your holidays with a twist on a classic.
  • National Novel Writing Month: November 16th from 10:30am to 1:45pm. Come write in for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in our spacious community room. Anyone working on a writing project is welcome.

For the Week of November 4th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: November 4th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends, and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: November 4th from 6-6:30pm. Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Open Decorating: November 5th from 5:30-6:30pm. Do you need to decorate a thank you card, a school project, or your calendar? Do you like to chat while you decorate? Join us for open decorating! The library will provide decorating supplies and construction paper.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Afternoon Games!: November 6th from 3:30-5pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Sewing Group: November 6th from 4-5pm. Get together with us once a month to learn sewing skills! We will begin very basic stitches and advance to more difficult projects. Recommended for 6+.
  • Movies for Grownups: November 7th from 2-4pm. The library offers free movies for adults the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. Grab a friend or two and join us! This month we will be watching “The Souvenir”.
  • Family Flicks: November 7th from 4:30-7pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we will be watching “Secret Life of Pets 2”.

  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: November 8th from 10am-12pm. We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse in the library’s Community Room. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must.
  • National Novel Writing Month: November 2nd, November 9th, and November 16th from 10:30am to 1:45pm. Come write in for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in our spacious community room. Anyone working on a writing project is welcome.

For the Week of October 28th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: October 28th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month we will be recreating a work by Edvard Munch, painter of “The Scream”.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Halloween Party: October 30th from 4-5:30pm. Kids and teens, come have a spooky good time at the Brown Deer Public Library! Wear your costume, and make some fun Halloween crafts! Eat delicious Halloween treats! Have a spooky good time! Registration for this program is requested, and will begin on October 14th. You can register by stopping at the Reference Desk, or calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • National Novel Writing Month: November 2nd, November 9th, and November 16th from 10:30am to 1:45pm. Come write in for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in our spacious community room. Anyone working on a writing project is welcome.

For the Week of October 21st, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: October 23rd from 4-5pm. Join us for a DIY science program that’s so fun you will forget that you’re learning something. This month’s activity will be growing geodes!
  • Screening: A Nightmare Before Christmas: October 24th from 4:30-5:45pm. Invite your family and friends to join us for a free screening of the movie “A Nightmare Before Christmas”.
  • Chess Club: October 26th from 10:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Play chess, drink coffee, and meet other chess players in the community. Chess boards and pieces provided. Clocks not provided.

For the Week of October 14th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Anime Club: October 15th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! This month we will be watching the show “Soul Eater”. Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sensory Play: October 18th from 10am-12pm. For children birth to 4 years old. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.

  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: October 18th from 1:30-3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is required during the summer season due to supply limitations.

For the Week of October 7th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: October 7th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: October 8th from 4-5pm. Come and craft something awesome with us. For teens and tweens. This month we will be doing Paint Pours, a fun and creative way to make abstract art.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sewing Group: October 9th from 4-5pm. Get together with us once a month to learn sewing skills! We will begin very basic stitches and advance to more difficult projects. Recommended for ages 6 and up. This month we will be making a Stuffed Snake.
  • Learn to Play Magic the Gathering: October 10th from 5:30-6:30pm. Learn the rules, play a few games, and take home a welcome deck. Welcome decks and teaching supplies donated by Wizards of the Coast.

  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: October 11th from 10am-12pm. We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse in the library’s Community Room. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must.

For the Week of September 30th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: September 30th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month’s artist will be: Georges Seurat
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Open Decorating: October 1st from 5:30-6:30pm. Do you need to decorate a thank you card, a school project, or your calendar? Do you like to chat while you decorate? Join us for open decorating! The library will provide decorating supplies and construction paper.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Afternoon Games: October 2nd from 3:30-5pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: October 3rd from 2-4:15pm. The library offers free movies for adults the first Thursday of each month. Grab a friend or two and join us! This month we are watching: John Wick 3: Parabellum
  • Family Flicks: October 3rd from 4:30-7pm. Join us for a free movie in the Library. For movie lovers of all ages. This month we will be watching: Aladdin

  • Online Learning: October 4th from 1:30-2:30pm. Learn about how to set up Gale Courses, Learning Express, and Transparent Language Online.

For the Week of September 23rd, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:10am-10:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Crafting Circle: Every Wednesday from 10am-12pm and Thursday from 5-7pm. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: September 25th from 4-5pm. Join us every month as we explore a science DIY project that is so fun you will forget that you are learning something. This month we will be making rainbow paper.
  • Dinosaur Tea Party: September 26th from 4-5pm for teens and kids. A very special prehistoric guest would like to invite you for some tea and traditional tea time snacks plus dinosaur themed activities and crafts! Space for this program is limited. You may register for this program at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 414-357-0106.
  • Harry Potter Book Club: September 26th from 5:30-6:30pm. Teens and adults will discuss the month’s book, learn about Harry Potter beyond the page, and play a word game. Sign up with our online calendar, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (414) 357-0106. This month’s book is book number 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

  • Chess Club: September 28th from 10:30am-1:30pm. All ages welcome. Play chess, drink coffee, and meet other chess players in the community. Chess boards and pieces provided. Clocks not provided.

For the Week of September 16th, 2019:

  • Board Game Café: September 16th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Anime Club: Anime Club: September 17th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. This month’s selected amine will be: My Hero Academia.
  • Adult Book Club: September 18th from 5:30-6:30pm. Join our Adult Book Club as we discuss a different book every month in the Brown Deer Public Library’s Community Room. For questions or to sign up, please visit the Reference Desk or call (414) 357-0106. Online signup is available as well.
  • Downton Abbey Tea Party: September 19th from 3-5pm. Join us as we celebrate the new Downton Abbey movie with an English Tea from 3-3:30pm and a screening of the final episode of the series from 3:30-5pm. Be sure to come dressed in style! Space for this program is limited. You may register for this program at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 414-357-0106.

  • Learn to Play Chess: September 19th from 5:30-6:30pm. Get ready for chess club! All ages welcome. Chess games donated by Brown Deer Walmart.
  • Sensory Play: September 20th from 10am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: September 20th from 1:30-3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is required during the summer season due to supply limitations.

For the Week of September 9th, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Mindfulness Meditation: Feeling anxious or stressed? Join us for a 30 minuet mindfulness meditation session in the library’s community room every Monday from 6-6:30. We will be playing a video or audio of a guided meditation and have the lights dimmed down low for a time of relaxation.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: September 10th from 4-5pm. Teens and tweens, come and craft something awesome with us every month. This month we will be making Galaxy Jars. It involves glitter and paint, and looks like a space nebula!

  • Sewing Group (kids and teens): Second Wednesday of the month from 4-5pm. Get together with us once a month to learn sewing skills! We will begin very basic stitches and advance to more difficult projects. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
  • Online Health: September 12th from 1:30-2:30pm. Come see a Wisconsin Health Literacy’s presentation about finding accurate health information online. Bring your own computer, tablet, or smart phone, or borrow a device from the library. Sign up in person at Reference Desk or call 414-357-0106 or email BDPL.Ref@mcfls.org
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: September 13th from 10am-12pm. We supply the coloring pages and colored pencils and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in and color and converse the second Friday between 10am and 12pm in the library’s Community Room. Use our supplies or bring your own. Come when you can and leave when you must.
  • Library Open House: We want your input! Come to a library open house where the new library concept will be presented. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions, give feedback, and view renderings by the architects. There will be several opportunities in addition to the open house to see the presentation of the new library concept:

Library Board Meeting: Monday September 9th at 5:00PM in the library’s community room at 5600 W Bradley Road Library

Open House: Thursday September 12th at 6:00PM in the library’s community room at 5600 W Bradley Road

Village Board Meeting: Monday September 16th at 6:00PM at Village Hall

For the Week of September 2nd, 2019:

  • Labor Day: The library will be closed on September 2nd for Labor Day.

  • Open Decorating: September 3rd from 5:30-6:30pm. Do you need to decorate a thank you card, a school project, or your calendar? Do you like to chat while you decorate? Join us for open decorating! The library will provide decorating supplies and construction paper.
  • Afternoon Games: September 4th from 3:30-5pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: September 5th from 2-4pm. Join us for a free screening of “Rocketman”!
  • Family Flicks: September 5th from 4:30-7pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Today we’ll be watching “Detective Pikachu”.

For the Week of August 26th, 2019:

  • Make Art like a Master: August 26th from 4:00-5:00pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This time we’ll be recreating the style of Vincent Van Gogh.

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: August 28th from 4-5pm. This month is the ScICEnce Cream (Ice Cream) Party! You will use science to instantly make your own Ice Cream! We will have an assortment of toppings to add after you create your scICEnce cream!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Planner Decorating: August 29th from 5:30-6:30pm. Prepare for next month by decorating your school, work, or personal calendar. The library will provide craft supplies and information about bullet journaling and other productivity tricks. Bring your own planner. Even a plain notebook can become a planner!
  • August 31st: The Library will be closed on Saturday August 31.

For the Week of August 5th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: August 5th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Internet Basics Computer Class: Offered every first Monday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30pm is our Internet Basics class. In this free class a librarian will help teach you internet skills and answer your computer related questions. Pre-registration is required. Stop by the reference desk to sign up or call the reference desk at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Afternoon Games: August 7th from 3:30 to 5:30. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii Switch on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: August 9th from 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils, you bring the conversation!

For the Week of July 29th, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Movies for Grownups: August 1st from 2-4pm. New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This month we will be watching the movie “Free Solo”.
  • Family Flicks: August 1st at 4:30pm and august 3rd at 10:30am. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we will be watching “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: August 2nd from 11am-12pm for teens and tweens. We will be making Washi Tape Notebooks. You can never have enough notebooks!

For the Week of July 22nd, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Nature in the Parks: Sky Stories: July 22nd at 5:30 to 6:30pm for kids and teens and their families. Have you ever looked at the night sky and wondered about what all those sparkling lights are? Throughout history people have looked to the sky and imagined pictures in star patterns, giving them names to try and explain their meaning. Children will act out a few of history’s sky stories, learn about our moon and its phases, discover what they weigh on other planets, and create their own constellation. With interactive storytelling, costumes and props, participants will have a greater understanding of our star-studded night sky.
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie: July 23rd from 3 to 7pm. It’s Harry Potter Month! We are pleased to inform you that your presence is requested to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Come and make your own Elder Wand! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two”.

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: July 24th from 4 to 5pm for kids and teens. This month we will be doing a Cornstarch Slime Experiment. Let’s make some slime! Is it a solid or a liquid?
  • Planner Decorating: July 24th 5:30 to 6:30pm. Prepare for next month by decorating your school, work, or personal calendar. The library will provide craft supplies and information about bullet journaling and other productivity tricks. Bring your own planner. Even a plain notebook can become a planner! We will be meeting at the tables behind the reference desk.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Harry Potter Escape Room Sign up: Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve created another Harry Potter Escape Room to test your skills. Pre-registration is required and is now open for our escape room from Monday July 29th through Wednesday July 31st. You’ve been wrongfully imprisoned in Azkaban, and you have 45 minutes to escape before you receive the Dementor’s Kiss. This event will be a fundraiser, with the funds going towards our 2020 programming. Tickets are $2.50 per person. Groups of less than 8 people may be paired with another similarly-aged group. Stop by the reference desk or sign up by calling (414) 357-0106.

For the Week of July 15th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Anime Club: July 16th at 4pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. This month’s anime is: Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Adult Book Club: July 17th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Join our Adult Book Club as we discuss a different book every month. This summer we will be meeting outside the library. For questions or to sign up, please visit the Reference Desk or call (414) 357-0106. For July we will be meeting at the Lois & Tom Dolan Community Center right across the road from at 4355 W. Bradley Rd.
  • DIY Telescopes and Astronomy Fun: July 17th from 5:30 to 6:30pm for kids and teens. We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing this summer! Apollo 11’s mission ran from July 16-24, 1969, and was the first manned mission to land on the moon on July 20th, 1969 at 20:17 UTC. In honor of this historic event, we’ll be decorating our own telescopes. Then, we’ll be learning about the stars, planets, and our solar system with fun games and activities!
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie: July 18th from 3 to 7pm. It’s Harry Potter Month! We are pleased to inform you that your presence is requested to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Come and make your own mandrake succulent planter! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One”. The craft will be from 3-3:30pm and the movie will start at 3:30pm.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Sensory Play: July 19th from 11am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: July 19th from 1:30-3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is required during the summer season due to supply limitations.
  • First Man Screening: July 20th from 11am to 2pm. Stop by to watch this movie on our big screen!

For the Week of July 8th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: July 9th from 4:00-5:00pm. Teen and tweens will be making Water Marble Mugs. You only need 2 ingredients to make this awesome mug.
  • Afternoon Games: July 10th from 3:30-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii Switch on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: July 11th from 2-4pm. Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie. This month we will be showing the movie “Green Book”.

  • Family Flicks: For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! On July 11th at 4:30pm and 13th at 10:30am we’ll be watching “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: July 12th from 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie: July 12th from 1:30-4:45pm. It’s Harry Potter Month! We are pleased to inform you that your presence is requested to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Come and make your own spell book! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”.

For the Week of July 1st, 2019:

  • Board Game Café: June 17th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • DIY Craft Day: July 3rd 11am to 4pm. For kids and teens and their families, come and get your craft-on in this drop-in program. We’ll be making some awesome stuff. All crafts are first-come, first-serve.
  • Library closed July 4th

For the Week of June 17th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: June 17th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Fired Ink Art: June 18th from 11am-12pm. It wouldn’t be summer at the Brown Deer Library without this one! Ink + alcohol + fire = beautiful art.
  • Enneagrams: The Psychology of Personality: June 18th from 1-2:30pm. We are not as special as we think we are. We are all knotted together. THE ENNEAGRAM (any-a-gram) will inform a deeper understanding of yourself and others. THE ENNEAGRAM (Greek for NINE POINTS) will aid in your personal and social growth. Join Diana Otterbacher for three afternoons in June: June 11, June 18, June 25 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Brown Deer Public Library for an INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM. Please pre-register by calling the Library Reference Desk at 414-357-0106
  • Anime Club: June 18th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! This month’s show will be One Piece.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Sensory Play: June 21st from 11am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: June 21st from 1:30-3pm. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is required during the summer season due to supply limitations.

For the Week of June 10th, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Enneagrams: The Psychology of Personality: June 11th from 1-2:30pm. We are not as special as we think we are. We are all knotted together. THE ENNEAGRAM (any-a-gram) will inform a deeper understanding of yourself and others. THE ENNEAGRAM (Greek for NINE POINTS) will aid in your personal and social growth. Join Diana Otterbacher for three afternoons in June: June 11, June 18, June 25 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Brown Deer Public Library for an INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM. Please pre-register by calling the Library Reference Desk at 414-357-0106
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: June 11th from 4-5pm. This month’s activity will be Embroidery for Beginners!

  • Bleached Universe T shirts: Wednesday June 12th 1:30-3:00pm. Join us as we create bleach and stencil art you can wear just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: June 14th from 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!

For the Week of June 3rd, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Summer Reading Kickoff: Tuesday June 4th 12:00-5:00pm Join us for the kick-off to our 2019 Summer Reading Programs! We will be outside with sidewalk chalk art, a bake sale, and all the materials you will need to sign up for our fabulous teen summer reading program! The North Shore Fire Department will also be here from 1:00-3:00PM, and will teach you a home fire escape plan in the Fire Safety House. All proceeds from the bake sale will help fund our fall 2019 programs.

  • Afternoon Games: June 5th from 3:30-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii Switch on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Color Fight: Wednesday June 5th 5:30-6:00 PM for kids and teens. Join us in an epic battle of pigmented powder! Wear white/light color clothes that can get messy (and colorful!). And once we’re done, we’re going to enjoy some delicious popsicles. You may want to bring a trash bag/sheet for the ride home. Things are going to get messy! Registration is required, and we will provide sunglasses to protect your eyes.
  • Movies for Grownups: June 6th from 2-4pm we will be showing the movie First Man. Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen.
  • Family Flicks: June 6th from 5-7pm and June 8th 10:30-12:30. We will be showing the movie Spider-man: Into the Spider Verse. These showings are for movie lovers of all ages, especially families!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.
  • M&M Tasting: Friday June 7th from 3-4pm for kids & teens. We’ll have a ton of different flavors of M&Ms– can your palette figure out which is which? Registration is required. You can call (414) 357-0106 or stop by the Reference desk beginning May 24th.

For the Week of May 27th, 2019:

  • The Brown Deer Public Library will be closed Saturday May 25th through Monday May 27th.
  • Planner Decorating: May 28th from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Prepare for next month by decorating your school, work, or personal calendar. The library will provide craft supplies and information about bullet journaling and other productivity tricks. Bring your own planner. Even a plain notebook can become a planner!

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Technology Questions: A librarian will be available for Technology Questions every Thursday between 5:30pm and 6:30pm at the table next to the computers. Resume help also provided.

For the Week of May 20th, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Rainbow Soup: May 9th through May 23rd. The Brown Deer Library will be hosting an art gallery of artwork created by students of the Brown Deer School District. The art gallery will be hosted in our community room space. Come in and check it out at any time during library hours!
  • The Brown Deer Public Library will be closed Saturday May 25th through Monday May 27th.

For the Week of May 13th, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: Every Monday from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.

  • Rainbow Soup: May 9th through May 23rd. The Brown Deer Library will be hosting an art gallery of artwork created by students of the Brown Deer School District. The art gallery will be hosted in our community room space. Come in and check it out at any time during library hours!
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: May 17th from 1:30 to 3PM. Every month we have a fun and easy new project in either knitting or crochet. Experience is not necessary and materials will be provided. Registration is required during the summer season due to supply limitations.
  • Friends of the Library Plant Sale Pick-Up: May 18th from 10AM to 2PM.

For the Week of May 6th, 2019:

  • Film Screening: Citizen Jane: May 6th from 4-6:30pm. This free film screening marks the beginning of 2019 Jane’s Walk MKE, a month of free resident-led neighborhood tours and explorations throughout Milwaukee. Join us as we learn how Jane Jacobs, a dedicated citizen, changed the way we see and plan cities. Jane Jacobs, author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” helped change the way we look at urban living. The recent documentary “Citizen Jane” focuses on Jacobs’ most consequential battle in the 1960s: when she went up against New York City’s ruthless power broker, Robert Moses–and won. At stake was whether the city’s historic neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Soho, and Little Italy would stay intact or be split apart by expressways and urban-renewal housing projects. Film begins at 4:00pm, with a discussion to follow afterwards. Hosted by Jane’s Walk MKE.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Rainbow Soup: May 9th through May 23rd. The Brown Deer Library will be hosting an art gallery of artwork created by students of the Brown Deer School District. The art gallery will be hosted in our community room space. Come in and check it out at any time during library hours!
  • Coloring, Conversation and Coffee: May 10th between 11am and 1pm. We supply the coloring pages, pencils and coffee; you bring the conversation. Adults are welcome to pop in, color, and converse. Note: Due to the annual middle and high school program, Rainbow Soup, the May session will be held in the main library without coffee. Iced water will be provided and patrons are still encouraged to attend.

For the Week of April 29nd, 2019:

  • Writing Circle: April 29th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.

For the Week of April 22nd, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: April 22nd from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and thought “I could do that!” Well here is your chance!
    We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month we will be looking at the work of the artist Georges Seurat.
  • Writing Circle: April 22nd from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: April 24th from 4-5pm. Join us for science and DIY programs so awesome, you’ll forget you’re learning something. For this month, can you create a boat that actually floats from our limited tools supplied?
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • 80’s Afternoon: April 26th from 2-4pm. We are showing movies from the 80’s on our big screen. This month we will be watching Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
  • Reading with Willow: April 27th from 12-1:30pm. Willow is a certified therapy dog who will listen to books read by you!

For the Week of April 15th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Café: April 15th at 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages and their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • Writing Circle: April 15th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Anime Club: April 16th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sensory Play: April 19th from 11am to 12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: April 19th from 1:30-3pm. Join us for this Encore class as we tackle the project from earlier in the month. Learn how to crochet in the round and change colors. We will be making fun flower coasters.

For the Week of April 8th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: April 9th at 4-5pm. The craft this time around is Marbled Paper! Make awesome marbled paper using just shaving cream and watercolor paint.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: April 12th at 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!

  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market: April 13th from 10am-2pm.

For the Week of April 1st, 2019:

  • No Story Time This Week
  • Afternoon Games: April 3rd 4-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday and Friday of the month at 2PM. On Thursday we will be watching A Star is Born and on Friday we will be watching Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Family Flicks: For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be showing the movie Ralph Breaks The Internet on April 4th at 5PM and April 5th at 11AM.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Needlecraft @ Your Library: Join us as the first Friday of each month from 1:30-3 PM we tackle a different knitted/crochet project. For this month we will be making coasters in the shape of flowers.

For the Week of March 24th, 2019

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art Like A Master: Monday, March 25th from 4-5pm. Ever look at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance! We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month is Jackson Pollock.
  • Writing Circle: March 18th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Meet the Reptiles: Monday, March 25th from 5:30-6:30p.m. Animal House in Mukwonago will be bringing a variety of different reptiles to the library. Families will get a chance to meet the animals and learn about them.
  • Teen/Tween Craft Day: Tuesday, May 26th from 4-5p.m. You’ve been asking for this one – we’ll finally be making jellyfish lanterns like the ones hanging  in our community room!
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: Wednesday, March 27th from 4-5p.m. Splish splash let’s add a little to the bath. These homemade bath bombs are the perfect for any day of the year, and include a science lesson. Recommended age is 9+ unless accompanied by an adult.

  • Computer Basics Class: Wednesday, March 27th from 5:30-6:30p.m. Develop some basic skills for using a computer and learn a little about how it works.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • 80’s Afternoon: Friday, March 29th from 2-4p.m. Feeling a little nostalgic for the 1980’s? We have your solution. Join us the last Friday of the month for a hit movie from the 80’s! This month we will be watching the Bill Murray classic Ghostbusters!

For the Week of March 18th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: March 18th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Anime Club: March 19th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! This month we will be looking at the anime: Yu Yu Hakusho.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sensory Play: March 22nd from 11am to 12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.

For the Week of March 11th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: March 11th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: March 12th from 4-5pm. We will be making woven wall hangings that look totally chic!
  • Superhero Party: March 13th from 4-5:30pm. Do you like superheroes? Come to a superhero training party. Costumes are recommended (so no one finds out your secret identity!) and the best costume get the prize of free movie tickets! Sign up at the reference desk or call us at 414-357-0106.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: March 15th from 11am to 1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: March 15th from 1:30 to 3pm. Who says knitting is all straight lines? These simple flowers make great accents to almost any project and will have you thinking about knitting in a whole new way.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market: March 16th from 10am to 2pm.

For the Week of March 4th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Cafe: March 4th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!

  • Writing Circle: March 4th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Afternoon Games: March 7th from 4-5:30pm. Kids and teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday and Friday of the month at 2pm. We will be showing Christopher Robin on Thursday March 7th and The Girl in the Sider’s Web on Friday March 8th.
  • Family Flicks: For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we will be showing The house with a clock in its walls. The show times will be Thursday March 7th at 5pm and Saturday March 9th at 11am.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Reading with Willow: Willow is a Certified Therapy Dog and will listen to books read by YOU! Saturday March 9th from 10:30am-12pm.

For the Week of February 25th, 2019:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: February 25th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance!
    We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. We will be looking at the art of Pablo Picasso for this month.
  • Writing Circle: February 25th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Kohl Wild Theater presents “What We Eat”: February 26th from 4-5pm. This 30-minute mix of short skits will feature the importance of food to both animals and people. This show features a range of animal puppets that all eat food in different ways. Topics include healthy eating for humans, urban gardening, sustainable seafood and the food chain. Most appropriate for grades Pre-K through 5 and families with children of all ages.

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: February 27th from 4-5pm. Explore light, reflections, and symmetry by creating your very own kaleidoscope!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.

For the Week of February 18th, 2018:

  • Writing Circle: February 11th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Adult Book Club: The library’s Book Club continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  The Book Club meets in the library’s Community Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants must register for each month. One may register by stopping at the Reference Desk or calling the library (414-357-0106).
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • 80’s Movie Afternoon: February 22nd from 2pm to 4pm. This month we will be watching The Goonies!
  • Schlitz Audubon presents “Insects: Creepy, Crawly, & Cool”: February 23rd from 10:30am to 11:30am. Insects are incredibly adaptable creatures and have evolved to live successfully in most environments on earth, including deserts and even the Antarctic. They are among the oldest and most diverse creatures in existence, yet most people tend to view insects as icky and gross and destructive. This program uses animal artifacts, puppets, role playing, and even a magic trick to help students learn about these amazing creatures and how some can be helpful to humans. Wisconsin insects and some close relatives are highlighted.

For the Week of February 11th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Writing Circle: February 11th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: February 12th from 4-5pm. For this month our craft will be making a succulent planter, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

  • Death by Chocolate Party: February 13th from 5:30-6:30pm. We hope you like chocolate! Come and make a unique creation entirely out of chocolate! There will also be chocolate activities and games! Registration is required and you can call (414) 357-0106 or stop by the Reference desk.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: February 15th from 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils. You bring the conversation!
  • Sensory Play: February 15th from 11am to 12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: February 15th from 1:30-3pm. Join us for this Encore class as we tackle the project from earlier in the month. If you need a quick gift idea or want to snazz up your boots, these boot cuffs are for you. They work up quickly, are fun to make, and add some extra style to your favorite pair of boots.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market: February 16th from 10am-2pm in the Brown Deer Library Community Room.
  • Reading with Willow: February 16th from 12-1:30pm. Willow, a Certified Therapy Dog, listens to books read by YOU!

For the Week of February 4th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Board Game Cafe: February 4th from 4-5:30pm. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!

  • Writing Circle: February 4th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • Anime Club: February 5th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! This month we will be looking at the anime “Inuyasha”.
  • Afternoon Games: February 6th from 4-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Movies for Grownups: New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday and Friday of the month at 2PM. We will be playing “Ocean’s 8” on Thursday and “Skyscraper” on Friday.
  • Family Flicks: February 7th at 5pm and February 9th 11am. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we will be showing the movie “The Hate U Give”.

For the Week of January 28th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Make Art like a Master: January 28th from 4-5pm. Have you ever looked at a piece of art in a museum and think “I could do that!” Well here is your chance!
    We will focus on one artist each month and try to recreate their style or one of their masterpieces. This month we will being be working with the style of Vincent Van Gogh.
  • Writing Circle: January 28th from 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: January 30th from 4-5pm. This month’s STEAM craft will be “The Catapult Challenge”! Create a catapult and test it for power, distance and accuracy! This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: Join us as the first Friday of each month from 1:30-3 PM we tackle a different knitted/crochet project. This month we will be crocheting boot cuffs. If you need a quick gift idea or want to snazz up your boots, these boot cuffs are for you. They work up quickly, are fun to make, and add some extra style to your favorite pair of boots.

For the Week of January 21st, 2018:

  • The Library will be closed on January 21st and January 22nd.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • 80’s Movie Afternoons: For movie lovers of all ages. This month’s 80’s movie will be “The Goonies” at 2:00PM on Friday, January 25th.

For the Week of January 14th, 2018:

  • Writing Circle: Mondays at 5-6:30pm. We are building a writing community. Meet other writers and help each other focus. All forms of writing are welcome from school papers to fiction to poetry to comics. You are welcome to bring your current project to work on and get feedback on or be daring and take the Librarian’s Writing Challenge! At the end of the evening, you may choose to share your work aloud with your fellow writers.
  • No Story-time this week
  • Anime Club: January 15th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. This week’s anime will be “Fairy Tail”!
  • Oreo Tasting: January 16th from 4-5pm. We’ll have 20+ different flavors of Oreos. Can your palette figure out which is which? Registration is required. You can call (414) 357-0106 or stop by the Reference desk.
  • Adult Book Club: The library’s Book Club continues on the 3rd Wednesday of the month). The Book Club meets in the library’s Community Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants must register for each month. One may register by stopping at the Reference Desk or calling the library (414-357-0106).
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Sensory Play: January 18th from 11am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Antique Appraisal Show by Mark Moran: Attention all you Antiques Roadshow lovers: The Brown Deer Library is proud to bring you Appraisals by Mark Moran! Mark Moran is a well-known figure in the antique appraisal business as well as a semi-regular appraiser on the hit PBS appraisal show. If you are in the market for an entertaining show or an accurate antique appraisal, look no further. Mark Moran will be visiting the library on January 19th 10:30AM through 1:30PM. There will be a slight charge for each appraisal of $10 and requires a registered appointment. To register, please stop by the Reference Desk or call (414)357-0106 and be prepared to leave a brief description of the item in question. Whether you register or not, you are also more than welcome to come any time during that day and enjoy the show for free!

For the Week of January 7th, 2018:

  • Board Game Café: January 7th from 4 to 5:30pm. Kids of all ages as well as their friends and family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!
  • No Story-time this week
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: January 8th from 4 to 5pm. Come and join us to make a one of a kind piece of art with melted crayons.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7PM behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: January 11th from 11am to 1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages, and colored pencils. You bring the conversation!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market: January 12th from 10am to 2pm.

Attention all you Antiques Roadshow lovers: The Brown Deer Library is proud to bring you Appraisals by Mark Moran! Mark Moran is a well-known figure in the antique appraisal business as well as a semi-regular appraiser on the hit PBS appraisal show. If you are in the market for an entertaining show or an accurate antique appraisal, look no further. Mark Moran will be visiting the library on January 19th 10:30AM through 1:30PM. There will be a slight charge for each appraisal of $10 and requires a registered appointment. Registration is going on nowTo register, please stop by the Reference Desk or call (414)357-0106 and be prepared to leave a brief description of the item in question. Whether you register or not, you are also more than welcome to come any time during that day and enjoy the show for free!

For the Week of December 31st, 2018:

  • The Library is closed December 31st and January 1st!
  • No Story-time this week
  • Afternoon Games: January 2nd from 4-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: January 3rd and 4th from 2-4pm. New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. We will be playing “Crazy Rich Asians” on the 3rd and “The Happytime Murders” on the 4th.
  • Family Flicks: January 3rd from 5-7pm and January 5th from 11am-1:30pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be showing “Incredibles 2” for both dates.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5 and 7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Needlecraft at Your Library: January 4th from 1:30-3pm. Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics. Classes will run the first two Fridays of the month 1-3PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Good for ages 13+.

Attention all you Antiques Roadshow lovers: The Brown Deer Library is proud to bring you Appraisals by Mark Moran! Mark Moran is a well-known figure in the antique appraisal business as well as a semi-regular appraiser on the hit PBS appraisal show. If you are in the market for an entertaining show or an accurate antique appraisal, look no further. Mark Moran will be visiting the library on January 19th 10:30AM through 1:30PM. There will be a slight charge for each appraisal of $10 and requires a registered appointment. Registration is going on nowTo register, please stop by the Reference Desk or call (414)357-0106 and be prepared to leave a brief description of the item in question. Whether you register or not, you are also more than welcome to come any time during that day and enjoy the show for free!

For the Week of December 24th, 2018:

  • The Library is closed the 24th, 25th, and 29th this week!

  • No Story-time this week
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5-7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Disney Movie Marathon: This is for Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! The first movie begins at 11:30AM, the second movie begins at 1:15PM. Today we will be watching “Lilo and Stitch” and “Tangled”.

Attention all you Antiques Roadshow lovers: The Brown Deer Library is proud to bring you Appraisals by Mark Moran! Mark Moran is a well-known figure in the antique appraisal business as well as a semi-regular appraiser on the hit PBS appraisal show. If you are in the market for an entertaining show or an accurate antique appraisal, look no further. Mark Moran will be visiting the library on January 19th 10:30AM through 1:30PM. There will be a slight charge for each appraisal of $10 and requires a registered appointment. Registration is going on nowTo register, please stop by the Reference Desk or call (414)357-0106 and be prepared to leave a brief description of the item in question. Whether you register or not, you are also more than welcome to come any time during that day and enjoy the show for free!

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of December 17th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Monday Movie Marathon: December 17th from 1-7pm. We will be playing holiday classics: “White Christmas” (Unrated), “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (PG-13), and “Die Hard” (R)!
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: December 19th from 4-5pm. We will be making Watercolor Airbrush Monsters! Create awesome monsters using only watercolor and straws. We’ll create splotches of paint by blowing air onto watercolor paint and then turn them into monsters!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5-7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Family Pajama Storytime: December 20th from 5:30 to 6pm. Children of all ages are welcome! No sign up is required, just drop in! Join us once a month for stories, movement, and music at our evening family Story time for children of all ages. Pajamas, blankets, and stuffed animals welcome! Story time lasts about 30 minutes, and is followed by an optional craft or coloring activity.

  • Family Holiday Movie Day: December 21st from 1 to 5pm. Come watch a fun holiday movie with us! At 1:00pm “The Polar Express” and at 3:00pm “Elf”!
  • Library closed on Saturday December 22nd.

For the Week of December 2nd, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Holiday DIY Craft Day: December 3rd from 4-6:00pm. Still need holiday gifts? Come make something awesome with us! There will be a variety of winter crafts to build!
  • Anime Club: December 4th from 4-5pm. Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+. Today’s theme will be Avatar the Last Airbender!
  • Afternoon Games!: December 5th from 4-5:30pm. Kids and Teens, come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups: December 6th from 2-4pm. New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM and Friday at 3PM. Today we’ll be watching “A Bad Mom’s Christmas” on Thursday and “Daddy’s Home 2” on Friday!
  • Family Flicks: December 6th from 5-7pm and December 8th from 11am-1pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This go around we’ll be watching “Ant Man and the Wasp”!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5-7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Needlecraft for Beginners: Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics. Classes will run the first two Fridays of the month 1-3PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Good for ages 13+. The December 7th and 14th theme will be Holiday Crochet Decoration!

Say Hello to Your Gift Wrap Experts!

Barnes and Nobles has joined with us to provide your gift-wrapping needs. Come out one of the following days to see us wrap your Barnes and Nobles gifts for you. And it’s a great opportunity to talk to your Brown Deer Library staff members up close and personal! All donations will go to programs and materials for the library in the coming year.

Bayshore Mall:
Monday December 10th from 11:45-3:45PM
Friday December 14th from 2:45-9PM

Mayfair Mall:
Friday November 30th from 2:45-7:00PM
Sunday December 2nd from 11:45-6PM
Friday December 7th from 2:45-8:00PM
Sunday December 9th from 11:45-6PM


For the Week of November 26th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: Wednesday at 4-5pm. At this program you’ll make special dice that symbolize different scenarios, emotions, actions, and more. Roll the dice and make up a new story each time! Perfect for passing the time during a long drive or as inspiration for making up your own stories.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: The circle meets every Thursday evening between 5-7pm behind the Reference Desk. We are building a crafting community. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting. Ask some questions, give some answers, and work in solidarity. And if you are taking part in the knitting and crochet classes, this is the perfect time to come and ask whatever you didn’t get a chance to before.
  • Disney Movie Marathon: On Friday the 30th we will be having a Disney movie marathon for all ages and families! The first movie begins at 11:30am, the second movie begins at 1:15pm. We will be watching “The Aristocats” and “One Hundred and One Dalmations”.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. We are hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of November 19th, 2018:

  • Library is closed for three days: The Brown Deer Public library will be closed for three days from Thursday to Saturday this week (November 22nd, November 23rd, and November 24th). Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Monday Movie Marathon: The third Monday of the month 1pm until close. You asked for the return of Monday marathons, so here they are. Four more marathons themed for your enjoyment. The genera this go around is westerns! Grab your cowboy hat and six-shooter. You’re in for a wild time. We will be playing “Fistful of Dollars” (R), “Magnificent Seven” (PG-13), and “The Man Who Shot Liberty Vance” (Not Rated).
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: From 4 to 5pm on Tuesday November 20th. Today we’ll be making super easy and super fun Sharpie Initial Mugs!

  • Adult Book Club: The library’s Book Club continues through November on the 3rd Wednesday of the month).  The Book Club meets in the library’s Community Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Participants must register for each month. One may register by stopping at the Reference Desk or calling the library (414-357-0106). We will be looking at Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. We are hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of November 12th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Anime Club: Tuesday November 13th from 4-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! Each meet-up we will focus on a different anime, some might be familiar to you and others might become your new favorite show! Recommended for anyone who already loves anime and wants to watch episodes with your library friends! Or if you’re new to anime have fun with us as we introduce you to all the greats! Registration is not mandatory but recommended. Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+.
  • How to Write a Murder Mystery: Wednesday November 14th 5:30-6:30pm and Saturday November 17th from 11:30am-12:30pm. You had fun with the mystery party and now you want to write your own? We’ll walk you through step-by-step to writing your own murder mystery. This is a workshop series. Come prepared to write and do exercises to get your creativity flowing. Each session focusses on a different aspect of the craft. Put them together and you will have yourself a murder mystery. On Wednesday we will being learning how to developing believable characters and on Saturday we will be learning about red herrings, foreshadowing, and how to plot your murder!

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Family Pajama Storytime: Children of all ages are welcome! No sign up is required, just drop in! It happens every third Thursday of the month from 5:30-6pm. This month it will take place on November 15th. Join us for stories, movement, and music at our evening family storytime for children of all ages. Pajamas, blankets, and stuffed animals welcome! Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, and is followed by an optional craft or coloring activity.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. We are hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of November 5th, 2018:

  • VOTING!: Voting will take place at the Brown Deer Public Library from 7am to 8pm on Tuesday November 6th if you live in Precinct 2 (Wards 3 and 4). Get out there and vote!
  • No Story-time this week: Due to the village of Brown Deer using the library community from voting on Tuesday there will be no story time on Monday or Wednesday this week.
  • Murder Mystery Party: Wednesday November 7th from 3pm to 6:30pm. Someone has come to a messy end and it is up to you to find out who did it. The stakes are high as you race one another to determine who among you is the murderer. Who knows… It may be you! This event is for adults and teens and preregistration is required.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Friends of the Brown Deer Library Auction: Thursday November 8th at 6:30pm (with a preview at 6pm). The Friends of the Brown Deer Library presents its annual auction! Enjoy an evening of fun with Friends, and support your Library. Donations accepted and it is free admission and refreshments! Some of the items up for auction are: overnight hotel stays, restaurant certificates, sports tickets, sports memorabilia, holiday decorations, home decor items, china and crystal, collectibles, baby items, children’s toys, books and crafts, and many other surprises!
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: This is an adult program on Friday November 9th from 11am to 1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Needlecraft for Beginners: Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics. Classes will run the first two Fridays of the month 1-3PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Good for ages 13+. November 2nd and 9th is “Easy Knitted Neck Tie”. Looking for a unique holiday gift for that special someone or want a unique fashion statement? Do we have something for you! Try this seed-stitch neck tie on for size.
  • Read With Willow: Saturday November 10th from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! No advanced registration is required, but you can sign up for a time by calling or emailing the library. Bring your own book to read, or choose a library book!

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. We are hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of October 29th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Pumpkin Party: Wednesday October 31st from 4:00-5:00PM. Come and paint a pumpkin with us and be creative! There will be a special prize for the best Halloween pumpkin. We’ll also have some spooky treats to enjoy while we decorate. Space is limited! Registration is required and has already begun!

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Movies for Grownups: New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday and Friday of the month. This Thursday at 2pm we will be showing “Life at the Party” and this Friday will be showing “November Criminals” at 3pm.
  • Family Flicks: This Thursday at 5pm and Saturday at 11am we will be showing “Incredibles 2”. This showing will be for movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support.
  • Needlecraft for Beginners: Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics. Classes will run the first two Fridays of the month 1-3PM. Space is limited so registration is required. Good for ages 13+. November 2nd and 9th is “Easy Knitted Neck Tie”. Looking for a unique holiday gift for that special someone or want a unique fashion statement? Do we have something for you! Try this seed-stitch neck tie on for size.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of October 22nd, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day (Paint the Rainbow!): Wednesday October 24th @ 4:00-5:00pm. Learn about rainbows, light, and art in this fun program. We’ll project rainbows onto pieces of paper by refracting light and then paint over the rainbows.

  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5:00-7:00pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Family Halloween Movie Night: This Thursday October 25th from 5:00-7:00pm, come watch a fun Halloween movie with us! We will be watching Hocus Pocus!
  • Disney Movie Marathon: Friday October 26th @ 11:30am-4:00pm. For Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! First movie begins at 11:30am, the second movie begins at 1:15pm. We will be watching “Treasure Planet” and “Bolt” Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing

For the Week of October 14th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Monday Movie Marathon: Monday October 15th @ 1:00pm -7:00pm. Third Monday of the month 1pm until close. You asked for the return of Monday marathons, so here they are. Four more marathons themed for your enjoyment. 1940s Film Noir “Play it again, Sam.” Let’s hear it for these 1940s classics: “Casablanca” (PG), “Double Indemnity” (TV-PG), and “The Maltese Falcon” (TV-PG).
  • Adult Book Club: Wednesday October 17th @ 5:30-6:30pm. Book Club continues this fall with AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones. Sign up at the Reference Desk or over the phone at (414) 357-0106.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5pm-7pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Pajama Story-time: Thursday October 18th @ 5:30pm. Children of all ages are welcome!
    Join us for stories, movement, and music at our evening family story-time for children of all ages.  Pajamas, blankets, and stuffed animals welcome! Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, and is followed by an optional craft or coloring activity. No sign up is required, just drop in!
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: Friday October 19th @ 3:00pm -4:30pm. Today we’ll be Create ghoulish new “FrankenToys” by taking apart and reassembling old toys. Who will create the creepiest toy?

  • Needlecraft for Beginners: Saturday @11-2pm. Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics.
  • Read with Willow: Saturday @ 12:30pm-2pm. Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! No advanced registration is required, but you can sign up for a time by calling or emailing the library. Bring your own book to read, to choose a library book that day

Brown Deer Community Calendar

Calling all budding artists! It’s time to prepare for Brown Deer Library’s 2019 Calendar Contest! This is a great opportunity for talented young artists who love spending time at the library to show us their skills! The art may be in any 2D format (crayon, colored pencil, marker, or paint). It must be on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. The winners will not only have their art featured in the calendar but also receive a PRIZE along with their own calendar! Drawings must be turned in at the Reference desk by Friday, Oct. 19 for consideration into the calendar. Once ready, the calendar will be available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund 2019 library programming.

 

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing of which classes are when.

For the Week of October 7th, 2018:

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Teen & Tween Craft Day: Tuesday October 9th @ 4:00pm -5:00pm. Today we’ll be making super easy and super fun Painted Feathers!
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5pm-7pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: Friday, October 12th @11AM-1PM. We provide the coloring pages and materials, you bring the conversation. This month, due to space constraints in regards to our fundraiser, we will be meeting at the tables behind the Reference Desk.

Brown Deer Community CalendarCalling all budding artists! It’s time to prepare for Brown Deer Library’s 2019 Calendar Contest! This is a great opportunity for talented young artists who love spending time at the library to show us their skills! The art may be in any 2D format (crayon, colored pencil, marker, or paint). It must be on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. The winners will not only have their art featured in the calendar but also receive a PRIZE along with their own calendar! Drawings must be turned in at the Reference desk by Friday, Oct. 19 for consideration into the calendar. Once ready, the calendar will be available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund 2019 library programming.

 Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing of which classes are when.


For the Week of September 30th, 2018:

 

  • Story-time: Mondays and Wednesdays 11:10am-11:50am. Stories, rhymes, songs, playtime or a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited. You can register at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • DIY Kindness Rocks: Monday October 1st @ 4:00pm -5:00pm. Come create some random acts of kindness to brighten someone’s day. The first week in October is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we want to help spread a little love in our community.
  • Anime Club-Naruto: Tuesday October 2nd @ 4:00pm-5pm. Join us once a month for a hands-on-activity, chat, or viewing of anything ANIME! This month we will be watching Naruto! Most episodes are for a suggested audience of ages 10+

  • Afternoon Games! Wednesday, October 3rd @ 4pm-5:30pm. We open our community room for kids and teens to come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, October 4th @ 2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! This month’s feature film is Molly’s Game (R). The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade. And on Friday October 5th @ 3pm-5pm we will be watching Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13)
  • Family Flicks—We have two movies this week! Thursday, October 4th @4:45-7PM we will be showing Jurassic World (PG-13)! And on Saturday, October 6th @ 11am-1:30pm we will be watching Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13). Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support.
  • Knitting & Crochet Circle: Meeting every Thursday from 5pm-7pm behind the reference desk. Bring your current project and sit down with other crochet and knitting enthusiasts for a couple hours of communal crafting.
  • Needlecraft for Beginners: October 5th @ 1pm-3pm. This week’s project is an Elegant Crocheted Clutch. We will use the single crochet stitch to create an elegant clutch.  Space is limited so registration is required. Good for ages 13+.

For the Week of September 23rd, 2018:

 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room Fundraiser: Detention of Doom: Monday-Tuesday, morning slots still available! You have heard of the dangers of detention under the supervision of the new Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Students go in and are never seen again. Still, you couldn’t keep out of detention and now you have to work together with your fellow detainees and figure out how to escape before it’s too late. This is an hour-long escape room adventure themed around the Harry Potter universe. Registration is required. Entrance fees are $2.50 per person. Register at the Reference Desk or over the phone at (414) 357-0106.
  • Preschool Story-time: Mondays 11:10am-11:50am For children aged 24 months to 4 years old. Stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers.  Register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited, secure your spot at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Play, Read, Grow Story-time: Wednesdays 11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
    For children aged 6 to 23 months. Stories, rhymes, songs and more for babies and their caregivers! Followed by an optional 30 minute playtime. Please register your child for story-time before attending. Space is limited, secure your spot at the Reference Desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: Wednesday September 26th @ 4:00pm -5:00pm. The Marshmallow Challenge – Are you a budding engineer or a creative problem solver? Test your skills in the Marshmallow Challenge! Build the tallest structure you possibly can using a limited supply of materials: 20 pieces of spaghetti, tape, string, and one (1) marshmallow.
  • Disney Movie Marathon: Friday September 28th @ 11:30am. For Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be watching “Hercules” and “Mulan

 

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already almost full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing of which classes are when.

Brown Deer Community Calendar

Calling all budding artists! It’s time to prepare for Brown Deer Library’s 2019 Calendar Contest! We believe that the future of libraries lies with our youth, and we want to see what they like about the library. This is a great opportunity for talented young artists who love spending time at the library to show us their skills! Our judges—staff and library patrons—will be able to vote for their favorites. The art with the most votes will be showcased in the upcoming calendar. The art may be in any 2D format (crayon, colored pencil, marker, or paint). It must be on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. The winners will not only have their art featured in the calendar but also receive a PRIZE along with their own calendar! Drawings must be turned in at the Reference desk by Friday, Oct. 19 for consideration into the calendar. Once ready, the calendar will be available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund 2019 library programming.


For the Week of September 16th, 2018:

 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room Fundraiser: Detention of Doom: Monday-Saturday! You have heard of the dangers of detention under the supervision of the new Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Students go in and are never seen again. Still, you couldn’t keep out of detention and now you have to work together with your fellow detainees and figure out how to escape before it’s too late. This is an hour-long escape room adventure themed around the Harry Potter universe. Registration is required. Entrance fees are $2.50 per person. There are still some weekday daytime time-slots available. Register at the Reference Desk or over the phone at (414) 357-0106.
  • Library Open House and Town hall Meeting: Tuesday, September 18th @ 6-7PM is an open house and 7-8PM is the meeting. We want to hear from you, our patrons!
  • Adult Book Club: Wednesday September 19th @ 5:30-6:30pm. Book Club continues this fall with LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng. Sign up at the Reference Desk or over the phone at (414) 357-0106.
  • Pajama Story-time: Thursday September 20th @ 5:30pm. Children of all ages are welcome!
    Join us for stories, movement, and music at our evening family story-time for children of all ages.Pajamas, blankets, and stuffed animals welcome! Storytime lasts about 30 minutes, and is followed by an optional craft or coloring activity.  No sign up is required, just drop in!
  • Needlecraft for Beginners: Saturday @11-2pm. Basic knitting and crochet for beginning crafters. This time around, we will be focusing on projects that focus each on specific skills and stitches required to master the basics.

 

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already almost full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment. Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing our classes.

Brown Deer Community Calendar

Calling all budding artists! It’s time to prepare for Brown Deer Library’s 2019 Calendar Contest! We believe that the future of libraries lies with our youth, and we want to see what they like about the library. This is a great opportunity for talented young artists who love spending time at the library to show us their skills! Our judges—staff and library patrons—will be able to vote for their favorites. The art with the most votes will be showcased in the upcoming calendar. The art may be in any 2D format (crayon, colored pencil, marker, or paint). It must be on standard 8.5 x 11-inch paper. The winners will not only have their art featured in the calendar but also receive a PRIZE along with their own calendar! Drawings must be turned in at the Reference desk by Friday, Oct. 19 for consideration into the calendar. Once ready, the calendar will be available for purchase and all proceeds will help fund 2019 library programming.


For the Week of September 9th, 2018:

 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room Fundraiser: Detention of Doom: Thursday, September 13th All Day – Tuesday, September 25th All Day. You have heard of the dangers of detention under the supervision of the new Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Students go in and are never seen again. Still, you couldn’t keep out of detention and now you have to work together with your fellow detainees and figure out how to escape before it’s too late. This is an hour-long escape room adventure themed around the Harry Potter universe. Registration is required. Entrance fees are $2.50 per person. There are still some weekday daytime timeslots Register at the Reference Desk or over the phone at (414) 357-0106.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation: Friday, September 14th @11AM-1PM. We provide the coloring pages and materials, you bring the conversation. This month, due to space constraints in regards to our fundraiser, we will be meeting at the tables behind the Reference Desk.
  • Knitting and Crochet Circle: Every Thursday @5-7pm is your chance to bring what you are working on and sit down with other knitters and crochet enthusiasts, share what you’re working on and maybe even get help from one another (or even a librarian). Come join us and help to make this time yours at the library.

Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it, we provide it. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already almost full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.

Please see the Reference Desk or our online calendar for more information and a listing of which classes are when.


For the Week of September 2nd, 2018:

 Afternoon Games: Wednesday, September 5th @4-5:30pm. We’re taking out the Wii U and putting out the games. It’s time for afternoon games and fun with friends.

  • Movies 4 Grownups: Thursday, September 6th @2-4pm and Friday, September 7th @3-5pm. Grab the popcorn and some friends and come in to watch a Blockbuster movie. Thursday we will be watching Jane Fonda and the gang in Book Club (PG-13) and Friday we will be watching the origins of Wonder Woman with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (R).
  • Family Flicks: Thursday, September 6th @5-7pm and Saturday, September 8th @11-1PM. Gather the family for some wonderful theatrical entertainment. Thursday we will be watching the recent live-action adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time starring Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling and Saturday we will be watching one of the latest installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity Wars.
  • Needle Craft @ Your Library: Friday, September 7th @1-3pm. Whether you are new to knitting and/or crochet or not, this class is a fun entry into the world of needle craft. This month we will be knitting an adult-sized beanie hat. If you have supplies, great, otherwise materials will be provided. Registration is highly recommended.
  • Knitting and Crochet Circle: Starting this Thursday, every Thursday @5-7pm is your chance to bring what you are working on and sit down with other knitters and crochet enthusiasts, share what you’re working on and maybe even get help from one another. Come join us and help to make this time yours at the library.

 Computer Classes @ the Brown Deer Library

You asked for it and we provide. We know computers can be confusing, stressful creations so we are here to help. Starting this October, we will be hosting basic computer and internet classes on a rotating basis along with a class on updating/writing your resume. These classes are designed to get you started along the path towards computer literacy and independence. Space is extremely limited, so registration is required. We are already almost full for the first class. If you are interested, contact the Reference Desk either in person or over the phone at 414-357-0106. We will be glad to make the appointment.


For the Week of August 26th, 2018:

 Packers Trivia Night: Wednesday, August 29th @ 6pm. The Packers’ season is just around the corner. Let’s kick things off with a fun night of tivia and fun facts. Do you know who the first team was to win the Super Bowl? What about the real story behind the Cheesehead phenomena? If you do, maybe you should join us for a Packers fever inspired trivia night.

 Movie or Book… Which is better?

With the growing trend of turning best-selling books into major motion pictures (a mere 11% of films in 2006 to the over 55% in 2015 originating as books), we all have an opinion on the topic. Chances are we even have a favorite adaptation or original. Here are some of 2018’s standout hits available at the Brown Deer Library in no particular order (just click on the picture to go to the library’s page on the title):

Movie Versions:

    

Book Versions:

      
 


For the Week of August 19th, 2018:

 

It’s our last week to finish up your summer reading!

Get your reading logs or B-I-N-G-O cards turned in!

Children’s Summer Story-time: Monday August 20th & Wednesday August 22nd @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!

The Friends of the Brown Deer Library Used Book Sale is back this year with many fine books for your reading pleasure!
Browse through numerous categories and choose your bargains.

Preview on Thursday August 23rd, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Free admission for Friends of the Library members.
(Non-members also can shop by paying $5.00 admission, or make it $6.00 and become a member yourself!)

Free admission on:

Friday August 24th, 10 am – 5 pm & Saturday August 25th, 9 am – 2 pm

Hard cover books $1.00
Most soft cover books 50¢
All children’s materials only 25¢ each

All profits from this fundraiser go toward enhancing the Library’s services.
If you have books you would like to donate to the sale, please bring them to the Library after August 13th.


For the Week of August 12th, 2018:

  • Children’s Summer Story-time: Monday August 13th & Wednesday August 15th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Hungry Hungry Humans: Monday August 13th @ 3:30pm-4:30. Good news for anyone who is struggling to find a purpose in life: I just found one for you. Come and play “Hungry, Hungry Humans,” the live action adaptation of beloved classic board game “Hungry, Hungry Hippos”.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: Wednesday August 15th @ 4pm-5pm. The Science of Sound. Try different experiments that explore how sound works.
  • Adult Book Club: Wednesday August 15th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm. The Brown Deer Book Club continues with “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee. Sign up to reserve your spot in this ever popular group today!
  • Reading with Willow: Saturday August 18th @ 10:30am-12pm Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! Bring your own book to read, to choose a library book that day!


For the Week of August 5th, 2018:

  

  • Children’s Summer Story-time: Monday August 6th & Wednesday August 8th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Disney Movie Afternoons: Tuesday August 7th @ 1pm. For Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be watching “Ratatouille
  • Cupcake Wars 3: Return of the Sprinkles: Wednesday August 5th @ 4pm-5pm. Choose a book – any book – and create a cupcake creation inspired or related to that book. Two cupcake designers will be crowned the winner of Cupcake Wars. Everyone will eat cupcakes. It’s going to be an awesome competition.Registration is mandatory. You can sign up at the reference desk.
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: Friday August 10th @ 11am. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!

 

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!

 

You still have a couple weeks left to complete your summer reading lists,

KEEP CALM AND KEEP READING!


For the Week of July 29th, 2018:

 

We have a ton of fun events for you this week!

  • Children’s Summer Story-time: Monday July 30th & Wednesday August 1st @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Harry Potter Escape Room: Monday, July 30th & Tuesday July 31st. One Horocrux was stolen, and now You Know Who has a chance to return. Can you beat the clock and retrieve the Horocrux before time runs out? All time slots have been filled, check back in August for dates for another escape room in fall!
  • Lego Club: Tuesday July 30th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm. Thousands of Legos to build with! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves. (Recommended age is 4+)
  • Afternoon Games! Wednesday, August 4th @ 4pm-5:30pm. We open our community room for kids and teens to come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, August 5th @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM. This month’s feature film is The Post (PG-13). A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the countries first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, August 5th @5-7PM and Saturday, August 7th @10:30AM-12:30PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support. This month’s film is Thor Ragnarok (PG-13)! Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor’s quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
  • Friday Movie Marathon: Friday August 6th @ 11am-5pm. The marathon theme is Science Fiction! First we will play Bicentennial Man from 11-1:10 (PG), then, Dark Tower from 1:15-2:50 (PG-13), and last but not least, Maze Runner from 2:55-4:50pm (PG-13).

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!

 

You still have a month left to complete your summer reading lists and that means there is still plenty of time for you to still sign up!  Remember you could win some really cool prizes!


For the Week of July 22nd, 2018:

  • Children’s Summer Story-time: Monday July 23rd & Wednesday July 25th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie: Monday, July 23rd @3:30-7PM (Movie starts at 4) Come and make your own Dragon Egg! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day: Wednesday July 25th @ 4pm-5pm. We will be making Squishy Circuits! What’s that you ask? We will use special conductive play dough to create electrical circuits that power a variety of gadgets and gizmos!
  • Sensory Play: Friday July 27th @ 11am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children

You still have a month left to complete your summer reading lists and that means there is still plenty of time for you to still sign up!  Remember you could win some really cool prizes!

If children or teens attend an event they get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!


For the Week of July 15th, 2018:

  • Children’s Summer Storytime: Monday July 16th & Wednesday July 18th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Harry Potter Trivia: Monday July 16th @ 4pm-5pm. Think you know Harry Potter? Join us for trivia! There will be an awesome grand prize.
  • Mad Science of Milwaukee: Wednesday, July 18th @ 4pm-5pm. Mad Science of Milwaukee presents “Sounds like Science”. Want to hear some good vibrations? We’ll make waves and make some noise in this fun and funky science show! The Mad Scientist will create crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a swinging sound tube and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as potatoes pop! What are all the kids talking about? Sounds like Science!
  • Adult Book club: Wednesday July 18th @ 5:30-6:30pm. Book Club continues this summer with its second book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann,
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie: Thursday, July 19th @3:30-7PM (Movie starts at 4) Come and make your own House Dreamcatcher! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.
  • Crochet Headbands: Friday, July 20th @1pm Come and learn how to crochet an awesome headband.
  • Reading with Willow: Saturday July 21st @ 10:30am-12pm Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! Bring your own book to read, to choose a library book that day!

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!

Also, you can still sign up for our summer reading program to score some really cool goodies!


For the Week of July 8th, 2018:

  • Children’s Summer Storytime: Monday July 9th & Wednesday July 13th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106 to see if there are any available spots!
  • Teddy Bear Picnic: Tuesday July 10th @ 11:15 am. It’s National Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Bring your favorite teddy bear and a blanket for a special outdoor Storytime!
  • Afternoon Games! Wednesday, July 11th @ 4pm-5:30pm. We open our community room for kids and teens to come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Harry Potter Craft & Movie—Thursday, July 12th @3:30-7PM (Movie starts at 4) Come and make your own Monster Book of Monsters! Then we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”.
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: Friday July 13th @ 11am-1pm. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!

Also, you can still sign up for our summer reading program to score some really cool goodies!


For the Week of July 1st, 2018:

 We have a full week of fun events, to kick off July!

  • S’mores Cookout: Monday July 2nd @  5:30pm-6:30pm. Chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers = delicious! This program is weather-permitting, because we’ll be roasting our marshmallows outside.  

  • Disney Movie Afternoon: Tuesday July 3rd @ 1pm-2:30pm. For Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support. This month’s film is the classic Aladdin!

  • 4th of July: Wednesday the library will be closed all day. Enjoy the day with lots of celebration and fun!

  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, July 5th @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM. This month’s feature film is Downsizing (R). When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to overpopulation, Paul and his wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

  • Family Flicks—Thursday, July 5th @5-7PM and Saturday, July 7th @10:30AM-12:30PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support. This month’s film is Peter Rabbit (PG)! Peter Rabbit and his three sisters — Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail — enjoy spending their days in Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. When one of McGregor’s relatives suddenly moves in, he’s less than thrilled to discover a family of rabbits in his new home. A battle of wills soon breaks out as the new owner hatches scheme after scheme to get rid of Peter and the family.

  • Friday Movie Marathon: Friday July 6th @ 11am-5pm. The marathon theme is Superheros! Capes and masks have a special place in all our hearts. Whether they were bitten by radioactive spiders, were once notorious super villains, or ar actually made of Legos, these do-gooders are always there when we really need them. First we will play the Lego Batman Movie from 11-12:45 (PG), then, Doctor Strange from 12:45-2:40 (PG-13), and last but not least, Black Panther from 2:40-5pm (PG-13).

 There is no Storytime this week, but we will be back at it next week!

You can still sign up for our summer reading program to score some really cool goodies!


For the Week of June 24th, 2018:

Your library is well into having some summer fun, hopefully the weather will follow! Here are our upcoming events!

  • Summer Storytime: Monday and Wednesday June 18th & 20th @ 11:10am.  Stories, songs, rhymes, and more, followed by an optional playtime! Please sign up at the reference desk for a spot!
  • Lego Club: Tuesday, June 26th @5:30-6:30 PM – No sign up necessary! Thousands of Legos to build with! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves. The manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+
  • Perler Bead Art (S.T.E.A.M. Day): Wednesday June 27th @ 4pm-5pm. Kids and teens are welcome to join us for creating beautiful art and fun accessories with Perler beads!
  • Sensory Play: Friday June 29th @ 11am-12pm. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Bad Art Contest:Friday June 29th @ 2pm-3pm. Need to get out and express yourself? Have absolutely no artistic ability? Come make BAD ART with us. We’ll supply the basics and a few BAD ideas. No talent necessary. And hey – the WORST/WEIRDEST/STRANGEST/MOST AWESOMELY BAD piece of artwork will win a prize.

Stand up Perler bead characters. This one uses Mario but make any of your favorite characters stand!

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a summer drawing!!

 Also, you can still sign up for our summer reading program to score some really cool goodies!


For the Week of June 17th, 2018:

  • Kohler’s Wild Theater! Monday, June 18th @ 4pm-5pm. Join the KWT actors in this 30-minute mix of short skits about animals and conservation. Learn about easy actions children can take from home to help animals and their habitats. Children will experience fun turtle puppets, songs sung by an otter and salamander, the “trashmonster” and so much more.
  • Summer Storytime: Monday and Wednesday June 18th & 20th @ 11:10am.  Stories, songs, rhymes, and more, followed by an optional playtime! Please sign up at the reference desk for a spot!
  • Adult Book Club: Wednesday June 20th @ 5:30-6:30pm. Book Club continues this summer with “The Circle” by Dave Eggers. Make sure you’re signed up to reserve your spot!
  • Fired Ink Art (S.T.E.A.M. Day): Thursday June 21th @ 3:30pm-4:30pm. Kids and teens are welcome to join us for a combinationof ink + alcohol + fire = beautiful art!
  • Catnip Bunnies: Friday June 22th @ 1pm-3pm. Come and learn how to knit your own adorable catnip bunnies. Recommended for ages 5+ that have some experience knitting!

If you attend any event you get a raffle ticket into a drawing!!

Also, you can still sign up for our summer reading program to score some really cool goodies!


For the Week of June 10th, 2018:

  •  Children’s Summer Storytime: Monday June 11th & Wednesday June 13th @ 11:10am. Stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a fun craft! Crafts are only guaranteed to those who have registered! Please sign up at the Reference Desk, or by calling us at (414) 357-0106
  • Disney Movie Afternoons: Tuesday June 12th @ 1pm. For Disney movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be watching “The Incredibles”
  • Color Fight!: Wednesday June 13th @ 6-6:30pm. Join us in an epic battle of pigmented powder! Wear white/light color clothes that can get messy (and colorful!).  And once we’re done, we’re going to enjoy some delicious popsicles. You may want to bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes and trash bag/sheet for the ride home. Things are going to get messy!
  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation: Friday June 15th @ 11am. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Lip Sync Battle! Friday June 15th @ 3pm. Come and perform your favorite song for a lip sync battle against your friends! Snacks will be served and prizes will be awarded to the best performers. Registration is mandatory. You can sign up at the reference desk beginning May 25th, and will need to let the Librarian know which song you will be performing. Songs MUST be the radio version.
  • Read With Willow: Saturday June 16th @ 10:30am. Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! No advanced registration is required, but you can sign up for a time by calling or emailing the library. Bring your own book to read or choose a library book that day.

For the Week of June 3rd, 2018:

  • Afternoon Games! Wednesday, June 6th @ 4pm-5:30pm. We open our community room for kids and teens to come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for grownups: Thursday June 7th @ 2pm. Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This week we will be watching Lady Bird.
  • Family Flicks: Thursday June 7th @ 5pm. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be watching “Coco“.
  • Friday Movie Marathon: Friday June 8th @ 11AM-close. The marathon theme is Film Noir. Get your sleuth on with this series of classic film noir films, complete with femme fatales, gritty monologues, snarky/snappy dialog and heard boiled detectives with a heart of gold.
  • Family Flicks: Saturday June 9th @ 10:30am. For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! We will be watching “Coco”.

Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support.

And don’t forget about the summer reading programs! 


For the Week of May 27, 2018:

  • Brown Deer Library will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day!
  •  Lego Club—Tuesday, May 29th @5:30-6:30 PM – No sign up necessary! Thousands of Legos to build with! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves. The manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, May 30th @4-5 PM – Make Your Own Instrument! Preschoolers-Young adults all welcome to participate! Use a variety of household objects and office supplies to make your very own instrument. 

And don’t forget about our Summer Reading program!
 
If you missed the kick-off Friday, don’t worry!
It’s not too late!!
All you have to do is come in as soon as you can, and sign up.
You will receive your materials to log your reading throughout the summer and will be awarded prizes based on your participation.

  • Children’s Summer Reading is based on the number of books.
  • Young Adult Summer Reading is time-based.
  • Adult Summer Reading is the Book Bingo again this year!

Every age has a reading contest and you are invited to join us,
Whether you are five or one hundred and five!
Check with the reference librarian for recommended reading lists and suggestions!
Check back often for more updates and stop in to find out what fun we have awaiting you this summer at your Deer Library!


For the Week of May 20, 2018:

  • Summer Reading Program Kickoff—Friday, May 25th @2PM – Summer Reading is back at the Brown Deer Library! Be sure to come in, whatever your age and sign up! We have some fun plans for Friday afternoon. The North Shore Fire Department will be here to teach you home escape plans in the Fire Safety House. We will have rock painting, a bake sale, sidewalk chalk art, and everything you need to sign up for a summer of fun! All proceeds from the bake sale will help fund our fall 2018 children and teen programming.

Summer Reading Equals Summer Fun!

 

You heard it here first! This summer is going to be tons of fun. Every age has a reading contest and you are invited to join us, whether you are five or one hundred and five. All you have to do is come in on Friday, or if you can’t make that then as soon as you can, and sign up. You will receive your materials to log your reading throughout the summer and will be awarded prizes based on your participation. Children’s Summer Reading is based on the number of books for the Read-to-Me age or hours for the Readers age. Young Adult Summer Reading is time-based. And Adult-level is the Book Bingo again this year, so be ready to read a lot of new and different books than you are used to reading. And of course, past the first level, all ages are entered into the drawing for the grand prizes!
If that isn’t quite your cup of tea, remember: We have all sorts of programs for all ages. Everything from book clubs to STEAM programs, game nights to learning crochet and knitting. We have a little bit of everything just waiting for you. All you have to do is come to the library this summer. You’ll find something fun to do.


For the Week of May 13, 2018:

  • Rainbow Soup—All Week Long – The Brown Deer school system is hosting its own art show. All students will be participating. Artwork will be displayed and open to the public all week long in the Community Room.

Get Ready to Rock the Library!

With all of the fun and amazing programs we have ready for you to experience, this summer is the perfect time to come in and get yourself signed up for the summer reading program and other events that are looking for you. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” and we intend to prove it. We have so many events that we actually had trouble fitting them all in. As usual, we have the kickoff and bake sale on the last Friday in May, so be here or be square.


For the Week of May 6, 2018:

  • Due to lack of interest, Mark Moran’s appraisal event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For information on other appraisal events in the area, please see his website at markfmoran.com.

Summer is Just Around the Corner

Get ready for a funtastic summer here at the Brown Deer Library! We have the summer reading program for all ages as well as so many activities, events and guest presenters that we had trouble just fitting them into the brochures! To find out what all is going on at the library, visit us on the out website or come in and talk to the Reference librarian. The fun starts with a kickoff on Friday, May 25th, so be sure to get in on the action!


For the Week of April 29, 2018:

  • Hands Only CPR—Monday, April 30th @1-2PM – Join us on Monday April 30th as we learn how to do Hand’s-Only CPR (without mouth to mouth breaths). It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting (such as at home, at work or in a park). And bring the kids – we’ll be reading stories and doing crafts with them while you learn how to save a life.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday, May 2nd @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, May 3rd @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM. This month’s feature film is the four time Oscar winner The Shape of Water (R) directed by Guillermo del Toro! It is a story about love, loss, finding one’s place in the world and so much more.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, May 3rd @5-7PM and Saturday, May 5th @11:30AM-1:30PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Thanks to the Friends of Brown Deer Library for movie licensing support. This month’s film is Ferdinand (PG), based on the children’s classic The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf, about a bull who only wishes to sit quietly and smell the flowers. But one day, Ferdinand accidentally convinces everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls and ripped from his home to join the bull fights. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
  • May the 4th Be With You—Friday, May 4th @1:30-5PM – In true Jedi spirit, we are celebrating National Star War Day with Make Your Own Duct Tape Lightsabers @1:30PM and a special screening of The Last Jedi (PG-13) in lieu of our usual Friday Night Flix @2:30PM. Be sure to get in on the action and show your true colors. Are you a Jedi, a Sith, a Grey, or something else entirely? Only you can decide!

Mark Moran Returns to the Brown Deer Library

Now is your chance to sign up for an appraisal by Mark Moran for all your wonderful and priceless family heirlooms. This is a wonderful event and is sure to bring a crowd. Pre-registration is required for all appraisals and a $10 fee will be assessed per item. However, watching is 100% free! Think of it as your own personal Antiques Road Show! Sign up today!


For the Week of April 15, 2018:

  • Lego Club—Tuesday, April 24th @5:30-6:30PM – No membership is necessary! Thousands of Legos to build with! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves. The manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, April 25th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! This month’s project is Tissue Paper Bleeding Art!
  • Sensory Play—Friday, April 27th @11AM-12PM – Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market—Saturday, April 21st @10AM-2PM – All the fun of a Farmer’s Market without having to go outside! Come and visit the unique booths with their specialty products. We’re open as long as the library is.

 Your Chance to Have Your Family Heirlooms Appraised!

Now is your chance to sign up for an appraisal by Mark Moran for all your wonderful and priceless family heirlooms. This is a terrific event that is sure to bring a crowd. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all appraisals, as well as a $10 fee to be assessed per item. However, watching is 100% free! Whether or not you come for a specific appraisal, think of this as your own personal Antiques Road Show! Sign up today!


For the Week of April 15, 2018:

  • Milwaukee Poet Laureate Visit—Tuesday, April 17th @4-5PM – Roberto Harrison, the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, will be visiting our library! Come and listen to some of his poetry and then feel free to ask him some questions.
  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday, April 18th @5:30-6:30PM – A book is best when discussed! Join our friendly, enjoyable group as we discuss a new book each month. Please register for the discussion in advance to get a first-come first-served copy of the next book club title at the meeting. This month’s title is Hillbilly Elegy.
  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, April 20th @1-3PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! This month’s movie is Moana.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market—Saturday, April 21st @10AM-2PM – All the fun of a Farmer’s Market without having to go outside! Come and visit the unique booths with their specialty products. We’re open as long as the library is.

Mark Moran Returns to the Brown Deer Library

Now is your chance to sign up for an appraisal by Mark Moran for all your wonderful doodads. Pre-registration is required for all appraisals and a $10 fee will be assessed per item. However, watching is 100% free! Think of it as your own personal Antiques Road Show!


For the Week of April 8, 2018:

  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, April 13th @11AM— We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Brown Deer Winter Market—Saturday, April 14th @10AM-2PM – All the fun of a Farmers’ Market without being outside! Come see what fun stalls we have and mingle with the vendors. The market is open as long as the library is so head on over.

Poet Laureate Visits Brown Deer

Quick heads up before we remind you about the upcoming plant sale: Next week, April 17th @4PM, we have the Milwaukee Poet Laureate, Roberto Harrison, visiting our wonderful library. We are proud and excited to have  him visit. This is a rare opportunity and I want his visit to be a good one. So come if you can and even if you can’t, tell anyone you think might be interested about this wonderful opportunity. Thank you and we return you now to your regularly scheduled announcement.

Friends of the Brown Deer Library’s Plant Sale Returns!


For the Week of April 1, 2018:

  • Anime Club—Monday, April 2nd @5-6PM – Anime fans, unite! Join us the first Monday of the month from 5:00-6:00PM for anime, rated TV-14 or under. We’ll talk about your favorite manga series, and then watch an episode of its anime adaptation.
    Today we’ll be discussing and watching “Sailor Moon”
  • Election Day—Tuesday, April 3rd @7AM-8PM – Remember to vote! Our location serves wards 3 and 4. For information on voting and where you should vote, please see the village website.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday, April 4th @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, April 5th @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM. This month, we will be screening the Academy Award nominee Wonder, starring Jacob Tremblay (Room), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers, Midnight in Paris), and Julia Roberts (Erin Brockoich, Mirror Mirror).
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, April 5th @5-7PM and Saturday, April 7th @11:30AM-1:30PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! Tonight we will be screening Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday, April 6th @2-4PM – Friday night is the time for the young at heart (or the young, period) to go out and have some fun. What better way than a movie? Tonight we will be screening Phantom Thread.

Friends of the Brown Deer Library’s Plant Sale Returns!



For the Week of March 25, 2018:

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, March 28th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! Today’s activity is Peep Wars! Curious as to what that entails? I guess you’ll just have to come and find out!
  • Sensory Play—Friday, March 30th @11AM-12PM – Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. Bring your little one and explore your senses. Open to children from birth to 4 years old.

New York Times Best Selling Young Adult Reads To Sink Your Teeth Into


Join the in-crowd and sink your teeth into some good books. Young Adult books are a growing trend and today’s young adult reads are intelligent, insightful and every bit as engrossing as their adult counterparts. Here are some of the biggest titles to hit the stands today:

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

The Hate U Give
                                 Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Turtles All The Way Down
John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

One of Us Is Lying
                              Karen M McManus

Five students walk into Bayview High detention. Only four walk out…. Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer– or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?


For the Week of March 18, 2018:

  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday, March 21st @5:30-6:30PM – A book is best when discussed. The library book club will be meeting in the Community Room tonight to discuss Secrets in Death by J D Robb. Those attending are asked to please register at the Reference Desk, online, or over the phone (414-357-0106) prior to the month’s discussion. Books are available to those who register.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market—Saturday, March 24th @10AM-2PM – All the fun of an outdoor farmer’s market without the cold! Come and join us for spices, crafts, treats and more! The market is open as long as we are.

New Romance at Brown Deer Library

Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? Romance fiction is a popular choice for a read. Whether you are into the more erotic like Fifty Shades of Grey, something paranormal like the Sookie Stackhouse books, or something more like a gentle romp with your true love such as a book by Jude Deveraux, chances are the library has something for you. So stop hiding your love of romance and pick up a good book. Here are some of the new titles in the romance field to get you started:

   

Smooth-Talking Cowboy
Maisey Yates

Welcome to Gold Valley, Oregon, where a rough-and-tumble rancher and the girl next door are about to learn that opposites attract.

Love Game
Maggie Wells

WNBA All Star and Olympic gold medalist Kate Snyder captured her first national championship at Wolcott University in her undergrad days, and now she is the coaching legend of the #1 women’s college basketball team. Then the college hires Danny McMillan, a coach trying to escape scandal, and pays him more than she earns. Snark and sparks fly between the two coaches until they finally see eye to eye, and then the sparks get even hotter. Now they need to decide if this is more than just a game.

Baby, I’m Howling For You
Christine Warren

Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite–for her…Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate–and disarmingly hot–Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?

As the Devil Dares
Anna Harrington

Lord Robert Carlisle is one step away from securing the business empire of his dreams. All he needs now is to do one favor for his future business partner: find a husband for the man’s dowry-less daughter. Carlisle has never backed down from a challenge, and he’s not going to start now, no matter how infuriating–and beautiful–Mariah Winslow is. Surely he can outwit this spitfire of a woman, known about town as “the Hellion,” due to her scandalous behavior. He just needs to resist the growing urge to grab her and kiss that stubborn look off her face.


For the Week of March 11, 2018:

  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, February 16th @4-5:30PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! This afternoon’s movie is The Rescuers. This event is open to all ages.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market—Saturday, February 17th @10AM-2PM – All the fun of an outdoor farmer’s market without the cold! Come and join us for spices, crafts, treats and more! The market is open as long as we are.

New York Times Best Sellers at Brown Deer Library
The New York Times Best Seller’s List is a good place to start when looking for a good book. Probably one of the best examples of crowd-sourced information out there. If you are reading some of these, you know you are in great company and likely to have many people to discuss the book with. That being said, these pass through here like hot potatoes, so it is a good idea to get them when they are available.

The Woman in the Window

A J Finn

Number three on the NY Times Best Sellers list and the perfect modern Hitchcockian thriller where nothing and no one are what they seem. If you liked Rear Window, this is for you.

An American Marriage

Tayari Jones

Number four on the NY Times Best Sellers list and an Oprah’s Book Club 2018 selection. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are separated when Roy is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. An insightful look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their control.

Still Me

Jojo Moyes

From the best-selling author of Me Before You and currently number five on the NY Times Best Sellers list comes the third novel in the series, this time in New York.

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

Currently number six on the NY Times Best Sellers list. When an artsy and enigmatic mother and daughter move in to a progressive, passive, and extensively planned suburb of Cleveland everything is up for grabs.


For the Week of February 11, 2018:

  • Death By Chocolate Party—Wednesday, February 14th @4:30-5:30PM – We hope you like chocolate! Come and make a unique creation entirely out of chocolate! This event does require registration, so be sure to either stop by the Reference Desk or call us at 414 357-0106
  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, February 16th @4-5:30PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! This afternoon’s movie is The Rescuers. This event is open to all ages.
  • Read With Willow—Saturday, February 17th @10:30AM-12PM – Your favorite service dog is back and waiting for you to read to her. Today, she will be seated in the Children’s area. Feel free to bring a book or choose one when you get here. She will love the story!
  • African American Genealogy Open House—Saturday, February 17th @10AM-2PM – Now is your chance to learn a little about some of the African American families in your area and how this group of individuals put together their family trees. Come with questions and be prepared to learn something wonderful.

Encouraging Your Child to Read

We all know some children like reading a little more than others. Sometimes there is a legitimate reason like Dyslexia or ADHD. Sometimes not. Whether or not your children have issues, there are certain things you can do to encourage them to read more and in fact love to read. Read to them for at least a few minutes every night. Make it a game. Leave notes in their lunch boxes. Find a subject they love and, even if it seems juvenile, encourage them in learning all they can about that topic. Introduce them to books on CD or electronic Audiobooks through OverDrive or Hupla if they are having trouble with the written word. The main thing isn’t to get them reading the “Classics.” If they don’t like Dickens, it’s okay for them to like Captain Underpants or Batman. The more they read, the better they’ll get and the more they will be able to succeed in school later on. They might even find that at an older age they enjoy some of those Classics. But even if they don’t, a true love of reading will serve them well their whole life long.


For the Week of February 4, 2018:

  • Anime Club—Monday, February 5th @5-6PM – Anime fans, unite! Join us the first Monday of the month from 5:00-6:00PM for anime, rated TV-14 or under. We’ll talk about your favorite manga series, and then watch an episode of its anime adaptation. Today we’ll be discussing and watching Fairy Tail.
  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday, February 7th @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, February 9th @11AM-1PM – We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Winter Market—Saturday, February 10th @10AM-2PM – Join us for Brown Deer’s very own indoor Farmer’s Market.

A New Season of Story Time

Reading is so important that even our resident Roaming Gnome is getting in on the action.

This week starts the beginning of our newest season of story time. This season, we have two age groups: Preschool and 6-23 months. If you haven’t signed up yet, space is limited, so be sure to sign up your child today!


For the Week of January 21, 2018:

  • Sensory Play—Friday, January 26th @11AM-12PM – Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play.  It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.
  • Winter Market—Saturday, January 27th @10 AM-2PM – Join us for Brown Deer’s very own indoor Farmer’s Market.

 
IMPORTANT: The Library has new hours. This was done in order to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:

Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: 11-7
Friday: 11-5
Saturday: 10-2

There’s Still Time to Sign Up For Spring Storytime


There is still time to sign up for story time. Remember, now there are two versions. For those children 6 to 23 months, Play, Read, Grow Storytime is every Wednesday at 11-11:30AM. For those 2 to 4 years, Preschool Story Time is every Monday 11AM-12PM. This newest session of story time starts February 5th and runs through April 25th. Interested participants can reserve a spot for their child by stopping by the reference desk or calling (414)357-0106.


For the Week of January 14, 2018:

  • Disney Afternoons—Friday, January 19th @1-3PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! Tonight we will be watching The Little Mermaid (PG).
  • Read With Willow—Saturday, January 20th @10:30AM-12PM – Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! No advanced registration is required, but you can sign up for a time by calling or emailing the library. Bring your own book to read, to choose a library book that day.

 IMPORTANT: The Library has new hours. This was done in order to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:

Sunday:   Closed
Monday-Thursday: 11-7
Friday:  11-5
Saturday:  10-2

Spring Storytime is Almost Here

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That’s right. That means it is time to sign your children up for story time. This season we will be doing things a little differently.
Mondays will still be Preschool Storytime for children ages 24 months to 4 years old. These will include stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft for children and their caregivers.
Wednesdays will be changing to Play, Read, Grow Storytime for children aged 6-23 months old. Play, Read, Grow Storytime will include stories, rhymes, songs and more for babies and their caregivers followed by an optional 30 minute playtime.
As in other years, space is limited. So to make sure your child has a spot, make sure you register your child ahead of time. You can do so by stopping by the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 414-357-0106. We hope to see you and your children for this wonderful opportunity.


For the Week of January 7, 2018:

  • Anime Club—Monday, January 8th @5-6PM – Anime fans, unite! Join us the first Monday of the month from 5:00-6:00PM for anime, rated TV-14 or under. We’ll talk about your favorite manga series, and then watch an episode of its anime adaptation.

Today we’ll be discussing and watching “Assassination Classroom”.

  • Coloring, Coffee, and Conversation—Friday, January 12th @11AM-1PM – Welcome to the first coloring session of the new year! As always, we’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmers’ Market­—Saturday, January 13th @10AM-2PM – This is the place to get unique, regional products that are hard to find elsewhere. Stop in and take a look around. The best part? It’s free!

IMPORTANT: The Library has new hours. This was done in order to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:

Sunday:   Closed
Monday-Thursday: 11-7
Friday:  11-5
Saturday:  10-2

January is National Hobby Month

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One of the fun things about beginning a new year is the ability to start fresh and reinvent yourself. Maybe it’s time to start a new obsession or hobby. Let’s try with a few of these fun reads:

Related imageGet a Hobby! : 101 All-Consuming Diversions for Any Lifestyle
Tina Barseghian

Are you an independent, nature-loving, outdoorsy type? Consider beachcombing, caving, or mushroom hunting. Crafty, meticulous, and patient? You might enjoy needlework, knotting, or growing bonsai. Just take the personality quiz to identify those hobbies that best match your aptitude, interests, and even your mood, then it’s on to the hobbies. Each hobby entry provides a playful mix of information: overviews, histories, and sample projects to help you get your hobby on, plus profiles of dedicated hobbyists and resources that’ll help take you to the next level. Get a Hobby! might just be the inspiration you’ve been looking for.

The Complet Photo Guide to Cake DecoratingImage result for complete photo guide to cake decoratingAutumn Carpenter

This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular cake decorating techniques, including piped frosting, fondant, and hand modeled figures. For each technique, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos.
The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of decorated cakes by various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves
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The Complete Photo Guide to Felting
Ruth Lane

This richly illustrated how-to book is a comprehensive reference for various felting techniques, including needle felting, wet felting, and nuno felting. With these easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions and hundreds of full-color photos, you’ll be able to explore these easy projects that provide fun opportunities for you to try the techniques. Galleries of unique felted designs and creations by renowned fabric artists act as beautiful examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby yourself

Touch A Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening With KidsImage result for touch a butterfly book April Pulley Sayre

Explains how to plant and maintain a wildlife garden that will provide a natural habitat for a variety of small creatures, while enriching children’s relationship with nature

Image result for national geographic pocket birdsNational Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
Laura Erickson and Jonathan Alderfer

This fun, affordable, beautifully illustrated introduction to birding is like taking a walk with National Geographic’s birding experts. Of this book’s 192 pages, 160 are devoted to North America’s top species, one per page, from the lowly House Wren to the majestic Bald Eagle. Carefully chosen illustrations and photographs capture the key details and typical behavior of each bird, paired with a short list of essential facts and a fun, fascinating, colloquially written “bird-ography” of each bird. (The latter feature is unique to this beginning field guide). Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination.

Image result for getting started pinewood derbyGetting Started in Pinewood Derby
Troy Thorne

Designed to help parents and children enjoy building a simple Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby car together, especially if they have no woodworking skills. Photo-illustrated step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and patterns make the process easy to understand.

Image result for rocks fossils ray oliverRocks and Fossils
Ray Oliver

An introduction to rocks and fossils, this book is a practical guide which was written to introduce young people to a hobby that can give many hours of interest and enjoyment.


For the Week of December 31, 2017:

  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday, January 3rd @4-5:30PM –  Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, January 4th @2-4PM –  New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen every first Thursday of the month at 2PM.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, January 4th @5-7PM –  For movie lovers of all ages, especially families!
  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, January 5th @1-2:30PM –  Come and enjoy a Disney classic!

Library Closings:
The library will be closed December 29-January 1, 2018 in observance of New Years. The library will be resuming regularly scheduled hours after January 1st.
New Library Hours For the New Year
After the first of the year the hours of the library will be changing slightly to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:

Sunday:   Closed

Monday-Thursday: 11-7

Friday:  11-5

Saturday:  10-2

Keep Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions

We all make them and we all break them. It’s time to get some help with some experts. Try some books from the Brown Deer Library to help you stay on track.

Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Obsessed! : All-Natural Recipes for the foods you can’t live without

Lisa Lillian
Lisa Lillien has sold millions of books by serving up clever and deliciously easy recipes with low calorie counts, huge portions, and easy-to-find ingredients that are good for you. With eleven New York Times bestsellers under her belt, Lisa is taking things to the next level with Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED! Keeping in line with the current clean-eating food trend (and as a follow-up to her to last smash-hit book, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry), she’s taking on the beloved foods that Americans are OBSESSED with–comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts, and more! Donuts, lasagna, fried chicken, quesadillas, fudge… No food is off-limits, and all of them have been completely re-created, re-vamped, and CLEANED UP! With the unique and healthy recipes in this cookbook, you can finally enjoy ALL the foods you crave while eating clean and staying lean!
Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry: Obsessed! : All-Natural Recipes for the foods you can’t live without
Lisa Lillian
Lisa Lillien has sold millions of books by serving up clever and deliciously easy recipes with low calorie counts, huge portions, and easy-to-find ingredients that are good for you. With eleven New York Times bestsellers under her belt, Lisa is taking things to the next level with Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry OBSESSED! Keeping in line with the current clean-eating food trend (and as a follow-up to her to last smash-hit book, Hungry Girl Clean & Hungry), she’s taking on the beloved foods that Americans are OBSESSED with–comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts, and more! Donuts, lasagna, fried chicken, quesadillas, fudge… No food is off-limits, and all of them have been completely re-created, re-vamped, and CLEANED UP! With the unique and healthy recipes in this cookbook, you can finally enjoy ALL the foods you crave while eating clean and staying lean!
Bobby Flay Fit: 200 Recipes For a Healthy Lifestyle
Bobby Flay
Flay believes that healthy eating is all about flavor– not eliminating anything from your diet, but fueling your body with nourishing, great-tasting foods. By featuring fresh produce, lean proteins and whole grains you can still eat anything you want, while enjoying flavor and variety. Here Flay shares flavor-building tips and techniques, so you can put together a healthy, tasty meal any time.
National Geographic’s The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide: Tools and Techniques To Hit The Trail
Andrew Skurka
A show-and-tell guide to clothing, footwear, backpacks, shelter and sleep systems, camp stoves, and more, as well as tips on foot care, campsite selection, and hiking efficiency, this single book contains all the knowledge you’ll need to hit the trail.
Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail
Melanie Radzicki McManus
In Thousand-Miler : Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail, readers will learn about the history and development of Wisconsin’s Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the geologic wonders it showcases, as they trace Melanie McManus’s footsteps thru-hiking it twice. While sharing her story of what it was like to hike 1,100 miles of Wisconsin forestland, prairie, wetlands and farmland, McManus also shares the stories of thru-hikers she encounters along the way. Their collective tales shed light on the motivations of thru-hikers, how they accomplish the feat (everyone does it differently), and what the various trail segments and trailside communities are like. They will also recall the various funny, somber, and heartwarming moments that occur when hikers’ paths intersect with those of ordinary Wisconsinites going about their daily lives
Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living
Amanda Pays
Transforming older homes into modern, functional, open spaces filled with natural light. Author Amanda Pays and Corbin Bernsen share ideas for remodeling older homes to create modern, open floor plans while sharing lessons learned along the way. Topics include tricks of seeing through cluttered, dark rooms to imagine an open floor plan and space filled with light; how to manage a renovation budget (ideas on where to shop, items to splurge on, where to save); and designing homes for simple family living. Fans of HGTV and DIY Network home renovation shows will love this sweeping behind-the-scenes perspective on home transformations, written in a personal, intimate style, with humor and honesty.
Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Jonathan Scott
onathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, Property Brothers, Property Brothers at Home, Buying & Selling, and Brother vs. Brother. The talented duo’s good-natured rivalry, playful banter, and no-nonsense strategies have earned the popular twins millions of devoted fans who have been anxiously waiting for a Scott Brothers book. Dream Home is a comprehensive source, covering the ins and outs of buying, selling, and renovating a house, with hundreds of full-color photos throughout. The brothers cover numerous topics including the hidden costs of moving, savvy negotiating tactics, and determining your home must-haves. Other handy features include a calendar of key dates for finding the best deals on home products and a cheat sheet of worth-it fix-its. Look inside for a wealth of information on attaining what you want–on time and on budget. Dream Home also includes all the tips and tricks you won’t see on TV, making it a must-have resource not just for fans but for any current or aspiring homeowner
The Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook
Judy Lawrence
Create a simple budget with or without financial software; navigate the world of electronic banking; manage a budget with a fixed or variable income; achieve your financial goals



For the Week of December 24, 2017:

Library Closings:

The library will be closed Saturday, December 23 -26, 2017 and December 29-January 1, 2018 in observance of the holidays. The library will be resuming regularly scheduled hours after January 1st.

New Library Hours For the New Year

After the first of the year the hours of the library will be changing slightly to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:

Sunday:   Closed

Monday-Thursday: 11-7

Friday:  11-5

Saturday:  10-2

Best of 2017 at the Brown Deer Library

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What would the New Year be without some “Best of” lists? Here are some of the books the New York Times, Washington Post, and NPR have determined to be the best of 2017. Have you read them?

Exit West: A Novel

Mohsin Hamid

A deceptively simple conceit turns a timely novel about a couple fleeing a civil war into a profound meditation on the psychology of exile. Magic doors separate the known calamities of the old world from the unknown perils of the new, as the migrants learn how to adjust to an improvisatory existence. Hamid has written a novel that fuses the real with the surreal — perhaps the most faithful way to convey the tremulous political fault lines of our interconnected planet.

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

Robert M Sapolsky

If you ever thought that neuroscience was too boring or complicated for pleasurable reading, “Behave” will change your mind. You’ll find yourself guffawing at Sapolsky’s quirky humor, and you’ll begin to question whether that decision you made so many years ago not to go into the sciences might have been too hasty. A professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, Sapolsky brings together a variety of scientific disciplines to tackle a fundamental mystery: What drives humans to harm each other or help each other? He finds the answers in our biology and takes readers on a journey through the nervous system, hormones, evolution and the environment. For any layperson who wants to understand why we behave the way we do, Sapolsky has created an immensely readable, often hilarious, romp through the worlds of psychology, primatology, sociology and neurobiology.

Ill Will: A Novel

Dan Chaon

Dan Chaon’s Ill Will is an intelligent, layered and painfully suspenseful thriller about a psychologist whose childhood was shattered by a series of murders in the family. Chaon writes especially well about conspiracy theories, showing how they can rebound and refract. “[W]e were only peeping through a keyhole of our lives, and the majority of the truth, the reality of what happened to us, was hidden,” says one character. “Memories were no more solid than dreams.”

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

In her follow-up to “Salvage the Bones,” Ward returns to the fictional town of Bois Sauvage, Miss., and the stories of ordinary people who would be easy to classify dismissively into categories like “rural poor,” “drug-dependent,” “products of the criminal justice system.” Instead Ward gives us Jojo, a 13-year-old, and a road trip that he and his little sister take with his drug-addicted black mother to pick up their white father from prison. And there is nothing small about their existences. Their story feels mythic, both encompassing the ghosts of the past and touching on all the racial and social dynamics of the South as they course through this one fractured family. Ward’s greatest feat here is achieving a level of empathy that is all too often impossible to muster in real life, but that is genuine and inevitable in the hands of a writer of such lyric imagination.

I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street

Matt Taibbi

This gut-wrenching account of the death and life of Eric Garner is a deep dive into every aspect of the case, including its legal impact, which is minimal, and its cultural and political ones, which have been profound. Most revealing are the stories Taibbi tells about other African Americans, mostly male and poor, who were stopped and frisked, strip-searched, sexually assaulted, set up, beaten or killed for the tragic reason that racist cops didn’t like them or the even more tragic one that those kinds of humiliations are ordained by U.S. law and policy. The stories relate to one another and to the Garner case, which gives “I Can’t Breathe” the feel of a police procedural. The narrative unfolds like an episode of “The Wire” but without the comic relief — or the show’s grudging empathy for the cops. Some readers might object to Taibbi’s tone of sustained outrage. But the author is mad as hell at the police and the politics that empower their brutality.

A Separation: A Novel

Katie Kitamura

Must we merge completely when we partner up? What do we really know about one another? A mystery undergirds this tale of a wife who goes to a foreign locale to piece together what happened to her husband, from whom she was quietly separating. A Separation makes you feel a little off balance throughout the read. Katie Kitamura creates a specific sense of place and a story that moves, but don’t pick it up unless you’re comfortable with a few questions left unanswered.


For the Week of December 17, 2017:

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, December 20th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! Today we’ll be learning about how people in other countries drink hot chocolate, and then making some ourselves!

 Note: The library will be closed Saturday, December 23 -26, 2017 and December 29-January 1, 2018 in observance of the holidays. The library will be resuming regularly scheduled hours after January 1st.
Also important to note, after the first of the year the hours of the library will be changing slightly to be a more efficient use of your time and taxpayer money. They are as follows:
                                                              Sunday:     Closed
                                          Monday-Thursday:      11-7
                                                                 Friday:      11-5
                                                            Saturday:      10-2

Holiday Movies from the Brown Deer Library


An important part of the holidays is getting together with family and/or friends and watching some fun movies. Here are some recent ones that will get that movie marathon started with a bang.

Office Christmas Party (R)

When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother’s branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their coworkers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

A Madea Christmas (PG-13)

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for hristmas, but the biggest surprise is what they’ll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (PG)

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge learns the true meaning of  Christmas and reforms his heartless  and money-grubbing ways after being visited on Christmas Eve 
by four ghosts.

A December Bride (G)

Aspiring interior designer Layla is dreading the Christmas time wedding of her cousin who’s marrying Layla’s ex-fiancé.

Although Beth is the one responsible for introducing the bride and groom, she begrudgingly accepts his offer to be her date as she’s out of options. Seth gets carried away at the reception and announces they’re engaged, forcing a mortified Layla to keep up the pretense.

Krampus (PG-13)

This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul

reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, an ancient entity from European folklore, all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own.

Love the Coopers (PG-13)

It follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.


For the Week of December 10, 2017:

  • Harry Potter Yule Ball—Wednesday, December 13th @4:30-6PM – Come get sorted into your House, make a wand, snack on some Harry Potter-themed treats, and enjoy some wizardly-music. And put on your finest wizard robes: the best will win a prize in our costume contest.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, December 15th @11AM-1PM – We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Reading With Willow—Saturday, December 16th @10AM-12PM – Willow, a certified therapy dog, wants to hear stories read by you! No advanced registration is required, but you can sign up for a time by calling or emailing the library Bring your own book to read, to choose a library book that day

Winter Holidays at Brown Deer

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With so many different traditions during the winter months, I thought it a good idea to celebrate a few with some good books. Here is just a small selection of the titles available:

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Llama Llama Holiday Drama

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama becomes overwhelmed as Christmas preparations progress, until his mother reminds him of the real gift the holiday brings.

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Philanthroparties!: A Party-Planning Guide for Kids Who Want to Give Back

Lulu Cerone

This unique DIY party guide features thirty-six ideas on how to transform any holiday or social gathering into a chance to give back. A PhilanthroParty is a party with a purpose that will give you ideas for making social activism a part of your life. This book details over sixty-five causes and charities that Lulu and her LemonAID Warriors have helped over the years. In addition to the party and charity ideas, Lulu provides helpful checklists, recipes, crafts, and activities to inspire you, your friends, your school, and your community that we do have to power to make a difference.

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Hanukkah in America: A History

Dianne Ashton

The ways in which Hanukkah was reshaped by American Jews reveals the changing goals and values that emerged among different contingents each December as they confronted the reality of living as a religious minority in the United States. Bringing together clergy and laity, artists and businessmen, teachers, parents, and children, Hanukkah has been a dynamic force for both stability and change in American Jewish life. The holiday’s distinctive transformation from a minor festival to a major occasion that looms large in the American Jewish psyche is a marker of American Jewish life. Drawing on a varied archive of songs, plays, liturgy, sermons, and a range of illustrative material, as well as developing portraits of various communities, congregations, and rabbis, “Hanukkah in America” reveals how an almost forgotten festival became the most visible of American Jewish holidays.

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Traditional African American Arts and Activities

Sonya Kimble-Ellis

A collection of activities focusing on cultural traditions related to African American history, including celebrations like Kwanzaa and Juneteenth, activities such as storytelling and hair braiding, and games such as Mancala.

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Big Book of Holiday Cooking: Celebrate Year-Round With Favorite Family Recipes.

This wonderful book is packed full of traditional holiday favorites from moist, herbed roasted turkeys to deserts and snacks that melt in your mouth. There is truly something for everyone.


For the Week of December 3, 2017:

  • Make It, Take It – Holiday DIY Craft Day—Monday, December 4th @1-7PM – Still need holiday gifts? Come make something awesome with us!
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday, December 6th @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, December 7th @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This month we will be watching Atomic Blonde (R).
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, December 7th @5-7PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month, we will be watching Despicable Me 3 (PG)!
  • Disney Afternoons—Friday, December 8th @1-2:30PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! Today we’ll be watching Frozen (PG).
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday, December 8th @4:30-7PM – Friday night is the time for the young at heart (or the young, period) to go out and have some fun. What better way than a movie? This month we will be watching Wonder Woman (PG-13).
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmer’s Market—Saturday, December 9th @10-2PM – Who says Farmer’s Markets are only for the summer? Not us!

NY Times Bestsellers at Brown Deer

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The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

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The Noel Diary

Richard Paul Evans

In this new holiday-themed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk, a man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past.

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Two Kinds of Truth

Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando police and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town’s three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous big-business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren’t keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.


For the Week of November 26, 2017:

  • T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, November 29th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! Today we’ll be making bubble magnets.
  • Publishing Panel—Thursday, November 30th @5-6:45PM – Round out the month of November with a panel of published authors on the publishing process, what it takes to be a writer and more. Then join us for a round-table discussion on our own experiences over the month in writing.

NY Times Bestsellers at Brown Deer

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The Midnight Line

Lee Child

Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It’s tiny. A woman cadet’s ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?

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The Rooster Bar

John Grisham

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam, let alone get good jobs. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a shady New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam. But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But to do so, they would first have to quit school. And leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right? Well, yes and no.

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Origin

Dan Brown

Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is his friend and former student, Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old tech magnate whose dazzling inventions and audacious predictions have made him a controversial figure around the world. This evening is to be no exception: he claims he will reveal an astonishing scientific breakthrough to challenge the fundamentals of human existence. But Langdon and several hundred other guests are left reeling when the meticulously orchestrated evening is blown apart before Kirsch’s precious discovery can be revealed. With his life under threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape, along with the museum’s director, Ambra Vidal. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.


For the Week of November 19, 2017:

Holiday Escapes, Literary Adventures

Ever think about going somewhere else for the holidays? Escaping the ordinary and seeking the extraordinary can be as simple as visiting your local library’s travel section:

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Frommer’s Ireland

Jack Jewers

Frommer’s guidebooks are different. They’re written by expert journalists, exhaustively researched, impartial and opinionated. From popular tourist destinations such as Dublin and the Ring of Kerry to less-traveled regions such as Donegal and the North, Ireland will be more accessible and richer for visitors who follow our author’s seasoned, perceptive, and adventurous suggestions.

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Rick Steves’ Berlin

Rick Steves

You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Berlin.

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Atlas Obscura

Joshua Foer

It’s time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders– the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan’s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England


For the Week of November 12, 2017:

  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday, November 15th @5:30-6:30PM – A book is best when discussed! Join our friendly, enjoyable group as we discuss a new book each month. Please register for the discussion in advance to get a first-come first-served copy of the next book club title at the meeting. Tonight we will be discussing “Evicted” by Matthew Desmond.

NY Times Young Adult Books at Brown Deer

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Turtles All the Way Down

John Green

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

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The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

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One of Us Is Lying

Karen M McManus

When the creator of a high school gossip app mysteriously dies in front of four high-profile students, all four become suspects. It’s up to them to solve the case


For the Week of November 5, 2017:

  • Friends of the Brown Deer Library Auction—Thursday, November 9th @6:30-8PM – The Friends of the Brown Deer Library presents its annual auction! Bid on exciting items like overnight hotel stays, home décor, china and crystal, books, crafts and so much more! Donations accepted! Free admission and refreshments! Come and enjoy this evening of fun with Friends, and support your Library
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, November 10th @11AM-1PM – We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • National Novel Writing Month Program—Friday, November 10th @5-6:45PM – It’s time to get your Novel on! Join us as we provide a workshop to keep you in the game! Feeling a little behind or don’t know where to start? We can help with that too! Plus, get a chance to network with fellow writers and grow your novel-writing community.
  • Brown Deer Winter Farmers’ Market—Saturday, November 11th @10AM-2PM – Here in Brown Deer, we hold the Farmers’ Market year round. Here you’ll find essential oils, soaps, sweets & treats, Boy Scout wreaths & popcorn, regional produce, honey, cheese, fresh baked goods, handmade items, coffee, tea and so much more.

Keep Calm and Write On

Staying motivated can be a steep challenge when everything and everyone is vying for your attention. Try to carve out an hour or two of your day just for yourself to write, create or otherwise feed your soul. For me, this month it will be writing. For you it could be something else. But the only way to truly stay sane and make it through a busy and hectic period in your life is to make sure that you take care of yourself along with everyone else. We believe that part of our purpose is to do just that, so in the spirit of feeding your inner being, here are some fun books just for you, no matter what age you are:

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Writing Radar: Using Your Journal to Snoop Out and Craft Great Stories

Jack Gantos

“Bursting with practical tips and tricks, such as creating actual story-finding maps of your neighborhood, this book will help you build confidence and establish good writing habits as you learn to use a journal to snoop out plots full of action and emotion about yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and your pets. As Jack shows you hot to shape your rough ideas, organize plots, and polish drafts to shiny perfection, he also shares his own missteps – and ultimate success – as a would-be writer in middle school.”

Image result for art of writing great lyricsThe Art of Writing Great Lyrics

Pamela Phillips Oland

Packed with literally hundreds of hints, tips, and inside information only a working writer would know, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics demonstrates proven, no-fail methods for everything from communicating through song, defining styles, and collaborating with a partner to studying the market, making a great demo, and getting started on a career. Includes a handy A to Z checklist for reviewing new songs.

The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes From Your Favorite Brewpubs & Breweries

John Holl

There’s a revolution going on in the beer world. The food you eat should be just as delicious as the beer you drink and award-winning beer journalist John Holl captures the best of the brewery and brewpub menus in his latest book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook. The 155 recipes cover breakfast to dessert, with vegetarian and gluten free options along with soups, seafood and more.

Ultimate Papercraft Bible: A Complete Reference With Step-by-Step Techniques

Marie Clayton

Ultimate Papercraft Bible has everything you need to know to create beautiful paper projects, from tools, materials, and techniques to printing, coloring, and texturing. Learn how to design stunning cards; personalize gifts with handmade envelopes, giftwrap, and boxes; and put together a beautiful scrapbook. Instructions on decorative techniques, papier maché, decoupage, quilling, and more make this an indispensable guide to all things paper.

Woodwork: a Step-by-Step Photographuc Guide to Successful Woodworking

Alan Bridgewater

Whether you want to build your own bed or put a bookshelf together, find out how to tackle your chosen woodwork task with confidence, using this step-by-step guide. Learn how to master the key woodwork techniques, from simple skills to intricate carving, following clear instructions and photographs.

The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework

Linda Wyszynski

“This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all of the most popular hand needle arts: embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel, silk ribbon embroidery, and bead embroidery. For each type of needlework, there is an overview of the tools and materials used and complete instructions with photos and diagrams for all the stitches and techniques used for the craft. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and 600 full-color photos for clear understanding. Easy projects allow the reader to try the techniques in each section. Galleries of needlework by various artists offer the reader examples and inspiration to pursue the hobby for themselves”– Provided by publisher.

The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

Mathilde Thomas

“Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalie shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures”– Provided by publisher.


For the Week of October 29, 2017:

  • Creature Double FeatureMonday, October 30th @3:30-7PM – Join us for our final week of October with a double feature of galactic proportions. This week we’ll be watching The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and The Blob (1958).
  • Day of the Dead Craft Day—Tuesday, October 30th @4-5PM – We’ll be making some sugar skull and marigold crafts in honor of Day of the Dead. Come and learn about the circle of life, and make some awesome stuff.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday, November 1st @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills, impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, November 2nd @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! Get out of the house, grab a friend or two, and join us for a free movie on our big screen. This month, get ready to get Going in Style (PG-13). Watch Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin as they stick it to the man, knocking off the very bank that stole their pensions.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, November 2nd @5-7PM and Saturday, November 4th @1-3PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month, join us for The Emoji Movie (PG) as our main character, Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.
  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, November 3rd @1-3PM – Come and enjoy a Disney classic! Today we’ll be watching Wreck-It Ralph (PG).
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday, November 3rd @4:30-7PM – Friday night is the time for the young at heart (or the young, period) to go out and have some fun. What better way than a movie?

November is Finally Here!

There is so much going on during the month of November. November is the month set aside for men’s health education, Thanksgiving, Adopt a Senior Pet month, Epilepsy Awareness Month and so many other things striving to grab our attention.
Among all of this chaos is a little thing those of us writers either call NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or Novel November – depending on your writing background, this can be quite the debate. During this month, despite everything pulling at our attention (and/or on top of it), we attempt to write at least 50,000 words of a full-blown novel.
No matter what your cause, project, ethnicity or celebrations, we have the books, DVDs, programs and professionals there to help you through this exciting and often trying time of the year. We look forward to your next visit!


For the Week of October 22, 2017:

  • Creature Double FeatureMonday, October 23rd @3:30-7PM – Join us for our fourth week of October with a double feature that’s sure to capture your imagination. This week we’ll be watching The Mummy (1932) and The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).
  • Star Wars S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, October 25th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! In honor of Star wars Reads month, today we’ll be making Moveable BB-8s.
  • Family Flicks Halloween Movie—Thursday, October 26th @5-7PM – A special Halloween movie!@ Tonight we’ll be watching The Book of LIfe (PG).
  • Star Wars Movie Night—Friday, October 27th @4-7PM – Help us celebrate Star Wars Reads month! Tonight we’ll be watching the blockbuster Return of the Jedi (PG).

October Is One Exciting Month

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With October quickly coming to a close, it is becoming increasingly apparent just how much is packed into only one month. We have the first full month of fall, harvest festivals, Halloween, Star Wars Reads month, National Health Awareness month, and all sorts of other things to think about. Some of us are already planning for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another winter holiday you celebrate. Some of us are looking for a little more time to learn a skill or taking up a craft in the hopes of creating that personal gift for everyone (so you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg on holiday gifts or get stuck in the stores on Black Friday). Whatever the case, this month has probably been a whirlwind of activity for you.

It is our hope that we can make things a little easier for you. Whether it is planning the perfect menu (take a look at our cookbooks), finally finding the price and curriculum that work for you in advancing that skill (our online classes are free and engaging), budgeting for gifts (have you considered purchasing an inexpensive book from our Friends of the Library sale cart?), or whatever else you need to get you through the months ahead of family, community and career, we have you covered.


For the Week of October 15, 2017:

  • Creature Double FeatureMonday, October 16th @3:30-7PM – Join us for our third week of October with a double feature monstrous proportions. This week we’ll be watching King Kong (1933) and Godzilla (1954).
  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday, October 18th @5:30-6:30PM – A book is best when discussed! Join our friendly, enjoyable group as we discuss a new book each month. Please register for the discussion in advance as space is limited. Tonight we will be discussing I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
  • Star Wars Movie Night—Friday, October 20th @4-7PM – Help us celebrate Star Wars Reads month! Tonight we’ll be watching the blockbuster The Empire Strikes Back (PG).
  • Reading With Willow—Saturday, October 21st @10:30AM-12PM – Your favorite service dog is back just waiting for you to read to her. Borrow a book from the library or bring your own. She is waiting for you.

 Frightastic Night for a Scare?

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October is the month we start looking for a fright, whether it be a haunted house, scary movie or frightening read. We have fun frightening our neighbors and pranking our family. If you are looking for a frightening good time, here are a few thrillers to get your blood pumping:

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Anna Dressed in Blood

By Kendare Blake

For three years, seventeen-year-old Cas Lowood has carried on his father’s work of dispatching the murderous dead, traveling with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat, but everything changes when he meets Anna, a girl unlike any ghost he has faced before.

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Halloween (DVD)

The residents of Haddonfield don’t know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, Michael Myers, a ten year old boy, brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he has been placed in and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael’s doctor and the only one who knows Michael’s true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael.

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The Classic Horror Stories

By H.P. Lovecraft

P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was a reclusive scribbler of horror stories for the American pulp magazines that specialized in Gothic and science fiction in the interwar years. He often published in Weird Tales and has since become the key figure in the slippery genre of “weird fiction.” Lovecraft developed an extraordinary vision of feeble men driven to the edge of sanity by glimpses of malign beings that have survived from human prehistory or by malevolent extra-terrestrial visitations. The ornate language of his stories builds towards grotesque moments of revelation, quite unlike any other writer.

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Mr. Splitfoot

By Samantha Hunt

A contemporary gothic from an author in the company of Kelly Link and Aimee Bender, Mr. Splitfoot tracks two women in two times as they march toward a mysterious reckoning. Ruth and Nat are orphans, packed into a house full of abandoned children run by a religious fanatic. To entertain their siblings, they channel the dead. Decades later, Ruth’s niece, Cora, finds herself accidentally pregnant. After years of absence, Aunt Ruth appears, mute and full of intention. She is on a mysterious mission, leading Cora on an odyssey across the entire state of New York on foot. Where is Ruth taking them? Where has she been? And who — or what — has she hidden in the woods at the end of the road? In an ingeniously structured dual narrative, two separate timelines move toward the same point of crisis. Their merging will upend and reinvent the whole. A subversive ghost story that is carefully plotted and elegantly constructed, Mr. Splitfoot will set your heart racing and your brain churning.

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Cat Out of Hell

By Lynne Truss

Librarian Alec Charlesworth has lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and his sister has disappeared. Alec searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called “Wiggy” and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. Roger’s older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he’s seen it all– and he’s got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec’s wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces?

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The Diviners

By Libba Bray

Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.

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The Shining (DVD)

A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer’s dementia.


For the Week of October 8, 2017:

  • Creature Double FeatureMonday, October 9th @3:30-7PM – Join us for our second week of October with a double feature of SPOOOooOOOKY proportions. This week we’ll be watching The Birds (1963) and The Invisible Man (1933).
  • Star Wars S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday, October 11th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! In honor of Star Wars Reads month, today we’ll be making Light-Up Lightsabers!
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, October 13th @11-1PM – We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Star Wars Movie Night—Friday, October 13th @4-7PM – Help us celebrate Star Wars Reads month! Tonight we’ll be watching the blockbuster that started it all, A New Hope (PG).

 October Is Here!

If you haven’t already started, this is the perfect time to start getting yourself and your kids ready for Halloween. Costume ideas and fun to make treats are just a couple of possibilities available at your local library. Come in to find yours today!


For the Week of October 1, 2017:

  • Creature Double FeatureMonday, October 2nd @3:30-7PM – Join us as we kick off October with a double feature of SPOOOooOOOKY proportions. This week we’ll be watching Frankenstein (1931) and Nosferatu (1922).
  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday, October 4th @4-5:30PM – Kids and Teens… Come play our Wii U on the big screen. Show off your skills and impress your friends!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, October 5th @2-4PM – New movies fresh from the theaters! This month we will be showing Gifted (PG-13) about a young girl with a big talent being raised by her single uncle.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, October 5th @5-7PM and Saturday, October 7th @1-3PM – For movie lovers of all ages, especially families! This month we are planning on showing Despicable Me 3 (PG). All movies are subject to change.
  • Disney Afternoons—Friday, October 6th @1-3PM and Saturday, October 7th @1-3PM Come and enjoy a Disney classic! Today we’ll be watching The Lion King (PG).
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday, October 6th @4:30-7PM – Friday night is the time for the young at heart (or the young, period) to go out and have some fun. What better way than a movie? Tonight we’ll be watching Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13). All movies are subject to change.

Star Wars Reads Starts This Week!


Do you have a secret Wookie in your closet? Have you a yen to become a Sith Lord or race TIE fighters? Want to party it up with some Ewoks? Maybe you simply need a little more Force in your day. Whatever the excuse, come on down to the Brown Deer Library and get your Star Wars on with some amazing books and media, enter a raffle, color some pictures and may the Force be with you!


For the Week of September 24, 2017:

  • S.T.E.A.M. DayWednesday, September 27th @4-5PM – Come do something awesome with us! Today we’ll be learning about the history of and then making dreamcatchers!
  • Sensory Play—Friday, September 29th @11AM-12PM – Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, it stimulates the brain which helps strengthen neural pathways, and it helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver.  Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.

Start Planning Now for National Novel Writing Month (November)

It might seem like a long way off, but November is just around the corner. And with it comes National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo). If you have ever considered trying your hand at writing one, now is your chance. We will be hosting a couple events, but the bulk is on you. Now is the time to start your planning so when November comes around you can just start writing. Feeling a little stuck for an idea? Check out an online writing prompt generator or take one of the many Gale Courses on writing genre or general, fiction or nonfiction, or whatever strikes your fancy. Then when November rolls around, you will be off to a brilliant start.


For the Week of September 17, 2017:

  • Adult Book ClubWednesday, September 20th @5:30-6:30PM – A book is best when discussed! Join our friendly, enjoyable group as we discuss a new book each month. This month’s title is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. Be sure to register for the discussion in advance as space is limited.
  • Reading with Willow—Saturday, September 23rd @10:30AM-12PM – Our favorite service dog, Willow, is back and ready for you to read to her. Bring a book or check one out from our collection.

At a loss for a good book? Ask a librarian

Remember, we here at the Brown Deer Library are here to help with all your literary and media needs. Feeling like you just don’t know what to sink your teeth into next? Our friendly neighborhood librarians can help suggest one. Seen a really good movie lately and want to see what else might be similar? We can attempt to find you your next great Friday night flick. And don’t forget all of the wonderful programming we provide you on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. I think it’s high time you stopped by our library to say hello to us. We’ll be waiting.


For the Week of September 10, 2017:

  • Unicorn MadnessWednesday, September 13th @4-5PM – Love unicorns? So do we! Come celebrate everything that is “unicorn”!
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday, September 15th @11AM-1PM – We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils (or feel free to bring your own) – you bring the conversation!

Get a Jump Start on School!

Here at the Brown Deer Library, we are dedicated to seeing you and the students in your life off on the right foot. Have a struggling student in your life? Want to add another skill onto your resume and get that dream job? Maybe it’s time to check out some of the wonderful online educational programs we subscribe to on your behalf. Here are just a few of them:

Gale Courses is an online instructor-led set of classes on everything from how to write that novel to dealing with your aging parent to introduction (and advanced) coding. The courses are generally six weeks and 12 lessons long and you have perpetual access to course instructors who are experts in their fields.

LearningExpress is a completely interactive online learning platform that utilizes practice tests and tutorial course series that are designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners. Need preparation materials for the SAT or ACT? No problem. Need to improve those workplace skills or take a career exam? We have you covered. Working toward becoming a US citizen? We have what you need. Our goal is to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

Explora for Educators provides lesson plans, curriculum standards and other professional development resources for educators. Simply type in any word to find books, journals, lesson plans and more. This resource highlights content relevant to K-12 teachers and includes information on state curriculum standards and provides easy access to lesson plans from ERIC and other resources.


For the Week of September 3, 2017:

  • Labor Day Weekend – The Brown Deer Library will be closed Saturday, September 2nd – Monday, September 4th for Labor Day Weekend. We hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday weekend.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday, September 6th @4-5:30PM – Bring your A-Game and play a game on our Wii system. Challenge your friends and compete to see who comes up on top!
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday, September 7th @2-4PM – A United Kingdom (PG-13), set in the 1940s, tells the true story of Prince Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) of Botswana when he shocks the world by marrying a white woman, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) from London and his following exile from his native country.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, September 7th @5-7PM and Saturday, September 9th @1-3PM – Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (PG-13) continues the story not long after the first movie left off. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), a.k.a. Starlord, and friends are hired by a powerful alien race to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When Rocket steals the items they were sent to guard, they dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of who is Peter’s father is revealed.
  • Disney Movie Afternoons—Friday, September 8th @1-2:30PM – The Emperor’s New Groove (PG) is the classic animated Disney movie about an arrogant emperor who is transformed into a llama by his power-hungry advisor and stranded in the jungle where his only hope to return to the life he loves rests with a good hearted peasant. Can he reclaim his throne before it’s too late?
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday, September 8th @4:30-7PM – Join us as we air Colossal (R). Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who leaves New York and moves back to her hometown after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spiral out of control, she must figure out why her seemingly insignificant existence is having such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

Turn One Weeknight into Family Meal Night

Studies have shown there is a link between regularly eating together and lower rates in substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, not to mention higher grade-point averages and self-esteem. It helps boost vocabulary, promotes healthy eating habits, and generally builds the entire family unit into a stronger, happier set. Maybe it’s time to start the semester out right and do family meal nights. Even better yet, try cooking together. Here are a few books that might get you started:

Dinner Solved! : 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including You

Katie Workman

A go-to cookbook of flavorful, crowd-pleasing, comforting, and family-friendly recipes with Fork in the Road variations for dishes that appeal to both adults and kids, those who like mind and those who want spice, even vegetarians who coexist with meat-eaters. Plus, breakfast is solved, and lunch, snack time, and dessert, too. The result: No more cranky eaters, no more dinner table strife–and a much more confident, happier cook.

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook : 650 Recipes for Everything You’ll Ever Want to Make

America’s Test Kitchen

Because smaller families shouldn’t have to rely on recipes built for four or six, America’s Test Kitchen has reengineered 650 of our best recipes to serve just two. Over the years we’ve discovered that scaling down a recipe isn’t as simple as cutting the ingredients in half—cooking times, temperatures, and equipment need to be adapted as well. This comprehensive cookbook takes the guesswork out of cooking for two so you can be sure that anything you want to make—from Classic Beef Stew to Lasagna to a mini batch of Fudgy Brownies or a Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake—will come out right (and perfectly proportioned) every time. We’ll also give you options when you’re short on time. 150 recipes, including Chicken Saltimbocca and Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steaks with Sweet-Tart Red Wine Sauce, can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.

ChopChop : The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food With Your Family

Sally Sampson

Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Award in the Children/Youth/Family category, ChopChop offers simple, healthy, and delicious dishes for children and parents to make together. Cooking at home helps kids stay healthy, builds family relationships, and teaches math, science, and cultural and financial literacy. That’s why ChopChop is your family’s best friend—and it’s jam-packed with kitchen basics, ingenious tips, and meals that taste great and are fun to make. Every recipe has been approved by the Academy of American Pediatrics and by real kids cooking at home. These dishes are nutritious, ethnically diverse, inexpensive, and a joy to prepare. From French toast to fajitas, and from burgers to brownies, ChopChop entertains and inspires cooks of all ages.

Get Cooking

Sam Stern

With two cookbooks under his belt, teen chef Sam Stern was up for a new challenge. So when seven of his friends asked him to conjure up great-tasting recipes based on their one favorite food, he went for it. The result? GET COOKING — one fabulous cookbook with eight sections (including one for Sam), focusing on tomatoes, cheese, pasta, vegetables, meat, potatoes, sweets, and chocolate. Feeling healthy? Try out the Leek and Onion Soup. Eating on the run? Boil up Spaghetti with Oil, Garlic, and Chili. Augmented by helpful tips from Sam as well as nutritional advice, these slightly more advanced recipes, from tasty appetizers to delectable deserts, are sure to offer something for everyone.


For the Week of August 20, 2017:

  • No Programs this week. The Friends of the Brown Deer Library are busy setting up the Community Room for this weekend’s annual sale. Feel free to come to our Book Sale starting Friday morning. We should have some fantastic finds. The sale runs 11AM Friday, August 25th – 4PM Saturday, August 26th. You never know what you will find.

 
Friends Book Sale This Weekend!
The time of our Friends of the Brown Deer Library Annual Book Sale has finally returned. The Friends of the Library are already getting ready. The sale starts 11AM Friday morning and runs through 4PM Saturday afternoon in our Community Room. All proceeds go towards financing our library, its collection and programming. Please help out. Donate and/or come in to purchase books and media items you didn’t even know you wanted/needed. This is also an excellent opportunity to buy ahead gifts for those bibliophiles in your life or those individuals with quirky tastes. You never know what you will find when you come to our sale!


For the Week of August 13, 2017:

  • Adult Book Club Pot Luck —Monday August 14th @5:30-6:30pm – You are invited to bring a dish or snack to share and discuss your summer reads with fellow summer reading participants. Bring along a written review of your favorite summer read, and we will display it and the book in the Library.
  • Black Light Painting Party—Wednesday August 16th @5-6pm – Black lights? Check. Neon paint? Check. Glow sticks? Check. This is going to be awesome.
  • T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday August 17th @4-5:30pm – Get ready, get set, SAIL! It’s time to set sail for adventure with Gutter Boat Racing! Can you be the first to cross the finish line?
  • Sensory Play—Friday August 18th @11am-12pm – For children birth to 5 years old. Children of all abilities need and benefit from sensory-based play. It allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, stimulates the brain – helping strengthen neural pathways – and helps develop fine and gross motor skills. During the program, children move through different sensory stations with their caregiver. Grown-ups receive a handout detailing the instructions for each station, which matches it with a developmental goal and includes prompts to engage their children.

Sign Up for Fall Storytime

It’s that time of year again. Time to call up your local library and sign your child up for Fall Story Time! There is no limit to the amount of good you can accomplish with a healthy love of reading and these programs foster that love. So call in or stop by and sign your child up today!


For the Week of August 6, 2017:

  • Afternoon Games! —Wednesday August 9th @4-5:30pm – Bring your friends and come play our Wii U on the big screen! Come to impress or simply grind your way to victory.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday August 10th @11am-12pm – Come do something awesome with us! It’s time to do some Marshmallow Architecture! Make a sky-high (and delicious) creation that is sure to astound your friends.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday August 11th @11am-12pm – It’s time for a relaxing morning of coloring and conversation with the gals here at the Brown Deer Library Community Room. We supply the coloring supplies and coffee, you bring everything else!
  • Read with Willow—Saturday August 12th @10:30am-12pm – Your favorite therapy dog is back to read with you. Feel free to bring a book or check out a title from the library. No advanced registration is required, but you can reserve your timeslot by calling or emailing the library. Final date to turn reading logs in is August 26th.

Summer Reading Continues
We still have three weeks left in the Summer Reading Program, so remember to keep track and bring in your reading cards. Lost or misplaced yours? That’s okay. Keep track of what you read anyways on a separate sheet. We’ll still count it. The important thing is Read, Read, Read!


For the Week of July 31, 2017:

  • Cupcake Wars Part II—Wednesday August 2nd @4:30-5:30pm – Choose a book, any book and create a cupcake inspired or related to that book. One lucky cupcake designer will be crowned the winner of Cupcake Wars. Everyone will eat cupcakes. Let the best designer win! Cupcakes are only guaranteed to those who register, and registration will begin on July 19th.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday August 3rd @5-7pm and Saturday August 5th @1-3pm – Some people are born leaders. Join us while we screen “Boss Baby,” the DreamWorks animated films that will have you rolling in the aisles as the battle of cute between Puppies and Babies heats up and spills onto the big screen.
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday August 4th @4:30-7pm – Join us for some R-Rated fun with everyone’s favorite X-man. Wolverine is back in his own film, Logan, as he battles to save a young mutant from those who would eradicate their kind, long after the X-men have disbanded.

New in Graphic Novels

For those of you with a more visual mindset, here are some of our newest graphic novels fresh off the press:
Image result for monstrous childThe monstrous child by Francesca Simon
Meet Hel, teenager and Queen of the Dead… Hel never wanted to be queen, but being a normal teenager wasn’t an option either. Now she’s stuck ruling the underworld. For eternity. She doesn’t want your pity. But she does demand you listen. It’s only fair you hear her side of the story…
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When Rainie hears Tuck’s monologue that literally puts into words exactly how she feels as she’s adrift in high school, she decides it’s a sign they’re meant to be and follows him to his summer job–a decision that will change her life forever.
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Home is a new house with a loving husband in 1970s California that is suddenly transformed into the frightening world of the antebellum South. Dana, a young black writer, can’t explain how she is transported across time and space to a plantation in Maryland. But she does quickly understand why: to deal with the troubles of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder – and her progenitor. Her survival, her very existence, depends on it. This searing graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction classic is a powerfully moving, unflinching look at the violent, disturbing effects of slavery on the people it chained together, both black and white – and made kindred in the deepest sense of the word.


For the Week of July 23, 2017:

  • Doug the Jug—Tuesday July 25th @11:30-12:30pm – “Doug the Jug” performs a humorous juggling extravaganza for children and adults of all ages. Whether juggling five colorful rings or three small children, you never know what astonishing feat Doug will attempt next!
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday July 27th @4-5pm – Come in and discover something really cool that you can do. Make your own No-Sew T-shirt Bags!

Changing Things Up Digital Style

As many of you know, the library offers more than just physical books, audiobooks and movies. For years many of you have used OverDrive, Zinio or one of our other excellent programs. If you haven’t it isn’t too late to try. If you need a little help getting started, you can set up an appointment with one of our friendly librarians and we can show you the ropes.
Now these two programs have been given a bit of a facelift, streamlined into simplicity and renamed to match their updated images. Soon the old ­­applications will be no more, so it’s time to update your system with some new ones:
OverDrive is soon to be replaced by Libby, a streamlined app that is even easier to use and learn to use than OverDrive was. Until it does, the old system will continue to work simultaneously with the new, but you’ll want to switch as soon as possible.
Zinio is being remarketed as RBdigital Magazines. With the new name comes a new look and a new app. Again, you’ll have to change apps, but nothing else should be a problem.
Don’t worry, you won’t be losing anything. Both are run by the same companies as before, they have the same materials. They are just changing how you interact with them. Let’s give these new systems a run for their money!


For the Week of July 16, 2017:

  • Mad Science of Milwaukee—Tuesday July 18th @5-6pm – Children will be dazzled and entertained as they interact with our Mad Scientists! Foggy dry ice storms, giant beach balls floating in the air and even a special Mad Science “burp” potion will amaze children as they learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and the states of matter.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday July 19th @4-5:30pm – You know the drill. Kids and Teens: It’s time to show off your skills, so join us with our Wii U on the big screen. Impress your friends and have a great time.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday July 20th * @5-7pm and Saturday July 22nd @1-3pm–This summer’s blockbuster musical remake of the classic Disney film Beauty and the Beast is sure to be a family favorite. And to sweeten the deal, Thursday only, join us also for a DIY Popcorn Bar!

Current New York Times Best Sellers at Brown Deer

Here are four of the HOTTEST books to fly off the shelves, all available at the Brown Deer Library:

Camino Island by John Grisham

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much.
Murder Games: A Thriller by James Patterson
Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally–he’s a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene–along with a threatening message from the killer–it looks like someone has been taking notes. Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene–a playing card. Another murder, another card–and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren’t a signature, they’re a deadly hint–pointing directly toward the next victim. As tabloid headlines about the killer known as “The Dealer” scream from newsstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it’s up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan’s expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal–could Dylan become one?

Use of Force: A Thriller by Brad Thor

When the body of a high-value terrorist washes ashore after a severe storm across the Mediterranean Sea, Scot Harvath is tapped by the CIA to determine if the suspect was connected to months of rumors about a major attack.
The Duchess: A Novel by Danielle Steel
Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources–and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam–and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father’s bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own–or regain her rightful place in the world?


For the Week of July 9, 2017:

  • Muppet Madness—Monday July 10th @4-6:45pm – Make your own awesome paper-bag puppet from 4:30-5pm and then set your sights on the classic 1979 The Muppet Movie!
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday July 12th @4-5pm – Grab a white t-shirt or something else made of white fabric and join us as we make some awesome Sharpie Chromatography T-Shirts!
  • Adult Book Group—Wednesday July 12th @5:30-6:30pm–Sign up for this month’s Book Club book H is for Hawk. This is the group’s first time meeting during the summer! We will be meeting in the Community Room. We’ll see you there.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday July 13th @11am-12pm – It’s time to get your slime on with today’s event: Make-Your-Own Polka Dot Slime!
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday July 14th @11am-1pm – We are a fun little group and welcome your attendance. We’ll supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils – you bring the conversation!
  • Reading With Willow—Saturday July 15th @10:30am-12pm – You’re favorite therapy dog is back and wants to hear stories read by you! No advance registration is required, but you can sign up for a specific time by calling or emailing the library. Bring your own book or choose a library book, she’ll enjoy it either way.

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Wonderful Weather Leads to Wonderful Books

When the weather turns this nice, I know I always start thinking about doing things outside. That being said, we have some wonderful books on everything from barbecue, go-cart racing, and family reunions to biking, backpacking, canoeing and pretty much any other outdoor activity you can think up, most of them available to take advantage of right here in the state of Wisconsin. Come in and maybe you’ll find a wonderful activity to take up as well.


For the Week of July 2, 2017:

  • July 4th—All Milwaukee County public libraries will be closed for Independence Day.
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday July 5th @4-5:30pm – You know the drill! Bring your gaming skills and play against friends. Come to impress or just chill with some Wii U gaming awesomeness.
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday July 6th @2-4pm – Join us this Thursday to watch Collateral Beauty. Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man (Will Smith) questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday July 6th @5-7pm and Saturday July 8th @1-3pm –This Thursday and Saturday join us for an afternoon of adventure with Power Rangers. Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.
  • Friday Flix—Friday July 7th @4:30-7pm – Space travel, action, adventure and romance never went together so well. Join us Friday for Passengers. On a routine journey through space to a new home, two passengers (Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt), sleeping in suspended animation, are awakened 90 years too early when their ship malfunctions. As Jim and Aurora face living the rest of their lives on board, with every luxury they could ever ask for, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction until they discover the ship is in grave danger. With the lives of 5,000 sleeping passengers at stake, only Jim and Aurora can save them all.

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Some thoughts on Graphic Novels

I know a lot of people hear the terms “Graphic Novel” or “Comic Book” and think little kids, superheroes and nerds, but that would be selling the format, and those individuals that read them, short. The truth is, both cover a wide variety of literary genres, art styles and target ages from those aimed at the really young to those hard-hitting autobiographies of Holocaust survivors and individuals faced with loved ones with Alzheimer’s that are aimed more at a sophisticated audience. In fact, the United States is the only country to not widely recognize the impact of the genre. Some, like the acclaimed two-book series MAUS by Art Spiegleman, about the experiences of his Holocaust-surviving father and even have one prestigious awards like the Pulitzer Prize. That being said, here are a few of the top names in Graphic Novels and Comic Books today:

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MAUS by Art Spiegleman

It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The work employs postmodern techniques and represents Jews as mice and other Germans and Poles as cats and pigs. It was the first graphic novel to ever be put up for, not to mention win, the Pulitzer Prize. It also won the American Book Award.

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American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

Steeped in Chinese mythology surrounding the Monkey King, this story brings a fresh insight in to the struggles of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in popular culture as the story switches between a real-world perspective, a common stereotype, and the story so many Chinese Americans grow up with. It won the Printz Award.

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Boxers & Saints series by Gene Luen Yang

This pair of books tells the history of the Boxer rebellion in China, one from the Chinese peasant (Boxers’) perspective and the other from the Christian Chinese (or Saints) side. They were National Book Award finalists, Booklist Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A graphic autobiography depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. Satrapi and comic artist Vincent Paronnaud co-directed the derived animation movie, which is also called Persepolis which by its own merits has won numerous awards.

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Patience by Daniel Clowes

Patience is a science-fiction love story about time travel. It describes the misadventures of a man, Jack, after he finds his pregnant wife, Patience, murdered in their apartment. Many years later, when grief has destroyed his life, chance leads him to discover a time machine, which he plans to use to save Patience. Clowes has previously won Eisner, Harvey and Pen awards as well as an Academy Award nomination.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Somewhere between a true novel and a graphic novel (and I’ve seen it shelved in both locations), with gorgeous whole page illustrations and pages of text, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is the story of twelve-year-old Hugo, orphan, clock keeper, and thief, who lives in the walls of a busy 1930s Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. This book has garnered over a dozen awards including the Caldecott Medal, Quill Award and finalist for the National Book Award. It was also the basis for the movie Hugo which garnered five Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Award, and BAFTA Award, among others.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill

The concept behind this series was originally the Justice League of Victorian England, but think of it more as all those characters from all of the classic books you know and love like Mina Harker from Dracula, Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Tom Sawyer, and Dr. Henry Jekyll, among others, all come together as a clandestine team fighting to prevent world chaos. It has won the Bram Stoker Award, an Eisner Award, and a couple of Best Graphic Novel awards from various publications. The film, based on the series, was nominated for a dozen awards, though never won any.


For the Week of June 25, 2017:

  • Harry Potter Week!—Monday June 25th is the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! You are cordially invited to celebrate with us at the Brown Deer Library. Events to celebrate this auspicious occasion will be held throughout the week.
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Night—Monday June 25th @3:15-6pm – From 3:15-4pm decorate your own Sorcerer’s Stone! Afterwards, at 4pm, we’ll be watching “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
  • Harry Potter Trivia Night—Wednesday June 28th @3:30-4:30pm – The fun continues with Harry Potter Trivia Night! So you think you know Harry Potter? Do you know the correct way to pronounce Wingardium Leviosa? Can you name all seven original Weasley siblings? If you do, join us for trivia night. There will be an awesome grand prize. This event is open to all ages, so put on your best wizarding robes and come match your wits. – There will also be a prize available for the best costume.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Night—Thursday June 29th @3:15-6pm – Start off the night (from 3:15-4pm) by decorating your own secret journal! Afterwards (4pm onwards) we will be watching “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”
  • Independence Day Weekend—Brown Deer Library will be closed July 1st in observance of the holiday weekend.

Harry Potter Turns 20 This Week

Monday marks the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Why should you care? Well for starters, this book was the most popular book ever to be published. In 2003, a mere five years after its initial release, the first book in the series eclipsed the previous record holder, The Holy Bible, for number of copies sold and has continued to be a cultural phenomenon, shaping the very language we use. Subsequent titles have continued to sell almost as well. Chances are you have read, watched, or listened to Harry Potter in one form or another and know at least a dozen other individuals who have as well. Even if you have never submitted yourself to the series, you probably have heard a half dozen terms that originated in the book. For instance, the term Muggle, meaning within the book “a person who possesses no magical powers,” has since been extended into popular culture to mean “a person who lacks particular skills” or who isn’t part of a particular group. It even has an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary. So for those of you Muggle and nonMuggles out there, Happy Anniversary!


For the Week of June 18, 2017:

  • Kidsplay—Tuesday June 20th @2-3pm – Two travelers from the future need you to help them build the better future that they are from so they can return back…to the future. Confused? You will be after you’ve seen this hilarious, highly interactive show by Kidsplay!
  • Afternoon Games!—Wednesday June 21st @4-5:30pm – You know the drill! Bring your gaming skills and play against friends. Come to impress or just chill with some Wii U gaming awesomeness.
  • Color Fight—Wednesday June 21st @6-6:30pm – Due to weather complications last week, the color fight was moved to today. This epic battle of pigmented powder is open to the public! Where white/light color clothes that can get messy (and colorful!). Afterwards, enjoy some yummy sherbet. You may want to bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes and a trash bag/sheet for the ride home. Things are going to get messy!
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday June 22nd @11am-12pm – This is the time of year when birds are everywhere. Why not join us in making recycled bird feeders and encourage our winged friends to visit?
  • Read With Willow—Saturday June 24th @10:30am-12pm – Your favorite therapy dog is visiting the library again just longing for you to read to her. Bring a book to read or check one out from the library and bring it over to the Community Room! Sign up now for your time slot or sign up when you get here. Willow’s waiting!

Librarians available at Community VIBES Concert Series

June 21st starts Brown Deer’s Community VIBES Concert Series. Come join in the fun and show your community spirit. We will be there to share our support for our community and to answer any questions about the library you might have, whether it is how to get a library card or what events are coming up. We can even sign you up for the Summer Reading Program. We look forward to seeing you there!


For the Week of June 11, 2017:

  • Disney Trivia Night—Monday June 12th @3:30-4:30pm – Do you know all the words to “When You Wish Upon a Star”? How about which Disney princesses have been crowned at Disney World? The Wonderful Library of Brown Deer is proud to present a night of Disney Trivia for people of all ages who believe that fairy tales can come true (it all depends on you!)
  • Color Fight!—Wednesday June 14th @6-6:30pm – This epic battle of pigmented powder is open to the public! Where white/light color clothes that can get messy (and colorful!). Afterwards, enjoy some yummy sherbet. You may want to bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes and a trash bag/sheet for the ride home. Things are going to get messy!
  • Family Flicks—Thursday June 15th @5-7pm and Saturday June 17th 1-3pm – The exciting worlds of Batman and Legos come together in this month’s fun-filled family movie, “The Lego Batman Movie” (PG, 129 min.). Bring the kids and a snack and get ready for fun!

Brand New Books and DVDs to the Brown Deer Library

This summer we have some fun books and movies coming out. Here are just a few of those that have just come through our system:

Image result for the reminders val emmichThe Reminders by Val Emmich

Told in the alternating voices of the two main characters, The Reminders is a hilarious and tender exploration of loss, memory, friendship and renewal.

Image result for nighthawk cusslerNighthawk by Clive Cussler, coauthored by Graham Brown

Kurt Austin of the National Underwater and Marine Agency has to track down an unmanned experimental aircraft, the Nighthawk, after it suddenly veers off course and disappears while returning from a three-year mission in orbit in bestseller Cussler’s exciting 14th NUMA Files novel (after 2015’s The Pharaoh’s Secret, also coauthored by Brown)

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Roberts takes the reader on a journey to western Montana to a family ranch and the story of how one of their own disappeared. When the missing family member, Alice, miraculously returns two decades later, with a tale of kidnapping, abuse, torture and witnessing the brutal murder of two young women, the suspense continues to rise as law enforcement searches for the killer and Alice’s kidnapper.

Image result for vegan for everybody america's test kitchenVegan for Everybody by America’s Test Kitchen

“Eating vegan” is no longer the polarizing concept it once was, and it’s not just full-time vegans who are interested in plant-based meals. There are many reasons why you may choose to prepare a vegan recipe, even just occasionally. With America’s Test Kitchen’s new book, Vegan for Everybody, their first vegan cookbook, now there is a resource with recipes that suits the needs of everyone—whether you’re a strict vegan or just visiting.

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In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, while pursued by dark forces intent on her destruction.

Image result for beyond infinity eugenia chengBeyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics by Eugenia Cheng

A mathematician and scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago helps readers explore the concept of infinity through unique concepts including chessboards, a chicken-sandwich sandwich and the creation of infinite cookies from an infinite dough ball.

Image result for theft by findingTheft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

From bestselling author David Sedaris, for the first time in print: selections from the diaries that are the source of his remarkable autobiographical essays. This is your chance to get insight into the mind of a comic genius.


For the Week of June 4, 2017:

  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Wednesday June 7th @4-5pm – Come create something awesome with us! This S.T.E.A.M. event will feature Fired Ink Art! Once you leave, you will have a finished piece of art you can be proud of.
  • S.T.E.A.M. Day—Thursday June 8th @4-5pm – This event is a Make-It, Take-It DIY Craft Day! This is your chance to create something truly one of a kind.
  • Coloring, Coffee and Conversation—Friday June 9th @11am-1pm – This month we are back in the community room. We supply the coffee, colored pencils and coloring pages (or feel free to bring your own) and you bring the conversation.

Adult Reading Program Recommendations at Reference

We have already had an amazing turnout for those signing up for our Adult Summer Reading Program, but for those of you who aren’t sure what to read next, whether for the reading program or on your own, remember the Reference desk and its librarians are here to help. We have put together a list of fiction and one of nonfiction books that qualify for each of the squares on the Reading Bingo sheets and have more than enough reading lists and resources to help you find just what you need. Whether you join in the fun of the reading program or not, we want to help you find just the right material.


For the Week of May 28, 2017:

  • Memorial Day—The Brown Deer Library will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open again at the regular time Tuesday, May 30th.
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday June 1st @2-4pm – Hidden Figures is the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson (Taraji P Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday June 1st @5-7pm and Saturday June 3rd @1-3pm – Bring the kids for a musical extravaganza. Sing is the newest film from Illumination Entertainment based loosely on an American Idol style singing competition, hosted by a koala hoping to save his theater. The film hosts more than 60 songs from famous artists and beautiful graphics. It is sure to have you singing and dancing along.
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday June 2nd @4:30-7pm – Prepare for a night of action-packed thrills with Tom Cruise’s reprisal of the role of Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. When an Army major is accused of treason, Jack Reacher embarks on a mission to prove the old head of his unit innocent.

Adults like getting prizes too!

Keeping this in mind, we would like to remind you that it is officially Summer Reading time! We have programs for both teens and adults as well as children! This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” Contestants who complete a designated amount of reading get entries towards a grand prize drawing with multiple ways to win. Sign up today at the Reference Desk to receive your starting materials and get in on the fun!


For the Week of May 21, 2017:

  • Rainbow Art Soup—All week long at the Brown Deer Library, the Brown Deer schools are once again doing their Rainbow Soup art show! The beautiful artwork really showcases the talent these students possess, so come on down and support their hard work!
  • Summer Reading Program Kick-Off!—Friday, May 26th @2pm – Join us for the kick-off of our 2017 Summer Reading Program! We will be outside with sidewalk chalk art, a bake sale and everything you need to sign up for any and all of our summer reading programs. Programs are for Children, Teens and Adults too! All bake sale proceeds go toward helping to fund our children and teen fall programs. We hope to see you there!

YA Books Every Adult Should Read

The young adult category is one of the newest and fastest growing genres of books currently on the market. You may have even heard of a title or two, or seen a movie based on one, without even knowing it. Titles like The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and The Giver by Lois Lowry are just a handful of those that have made headlines and made it to the big screen in the past few years. Some of them have been so well lauded that to not read them is to truly miss out on the literary conversation. Here are just a few more titles that are must-reads for every adult at least once in their lifetime, some of whom you have probably even grown up with:

  • From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E L Konigsburg
    From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler tells the story, from the perspective of Mrs. Frankweiler to her lawyer, of young runaways Claudia and Jamie Kinkaid and their adventure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Joining tour groups during the day and hiding in different obscure exhibits at night, the pair discover a mystery to solve.
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
    Christopher Boon, a mathematically gifted teenage boy with Asperger’s syndrome, sees a dog lying on the grass in front of his neighbor’s house with a fork sticking out of it. Christopher sets out to solve the dog’s murder. This is a first-person narration from the perspective of Christopher.
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
    August “Auggie” Pullman is a 10-year-old living in a fictional neighborhood in upper Manhattan. He has a severe case of the rare medical facial deformity known commonly as Treacher Collins syndrome. He decides to leave the safety of his parents’ homeschooling and brave the wilds of a New York City private middle school. This novel is widely hailed as a must-read book for all ages.
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
    The life of Jesse, an adolescent, changes when he befriends Leslie, the class outsider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia, which is inhabited by all manner of magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.
  • FEED by M T Anderson
    A dystopian critique of consumerism and reliance on technology, this novel is set in the future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment. While on vacation a teenage boy, Titus, meets an unusual girl who ends up in serious trouble. The results of their interactions will change him forever.

For the Week of May 14, 2017:
Ever wonder what if the Conquistadores had never gone to South America or what if the Race for Space had been superseded by the race to map DNA? Perhaps you wonder what if Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election or if Abraham Lincoln was never assassinated. Believe me when I say you are not alone. Many of the what-if’s of history can be explored through alternative history fiction, sometimes also called alternate reality fiction especially if taking place in modern times. Some have even won prestigious awards.

  • The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
    Winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Award for Best Historical Fiction.
    In a novel of alternative history, aviation hero and isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, negotiating a cordial accord with Adolf Hitler, accepting his conquest of Europe and anti-Semitic policies, and igniting a storm of fear for Jewish families throughout America.
  • The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen Carter
    In an alternate history novel, Lincoln escapes assassination by John Wilkes Booth only to face impeachment, and Abigail Canner, a young black woman involved in his defense, helps investigate the murder of the president’s counsel.
  • Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
    Winner of the Philip K Dick Award for Distinguished Science Fiction
    It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young Black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right–with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. A mystery to himself, Victor suppresses his memories of his childhood on a plantation, and works to infiltrate the local cell of a abolitionist movement called the Underground Airlines. Tracking Jackdaw through the back rooms of churches, empty parking garages, hotels, and medical offices, Victor believes he’s hot on the trail. But his strange, increasingly uncanny pursuit is complicated by a boss who won’t reveal the extraordinary stakes of Jackdaw’s case, as well as by a heartbreaking young woman and her child who may be Victor’s salvation. Victor himself may be the biggest obstacle of all–though his true self remains buried, it threatens to surface. Victor believes himself to be a good man doing bad work, unwilling to give up the freedom he has worked so hard to earn. But in pursuing Jackdaw, Victor discovers secrets at the core of the country’s arrangement with the Hard Four, secrets the government will preserve at any cost. Underground Airlines is a ground-breaking novel, a wickedly imaginative thriller, and a story of an America that is more like our own than we’d like to believe

For the Week of May 7, 2017:

  • Lego Club—Tuesday May 9th @5:30-6:30 – For all those architects in the making, this is the group for you. With thousands of bricks to work with, the sky is the limit. No registration necessary. Recommended ate is 4+
  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday May 10th @4-5:30 – What beats playing Wii U on our big screen? Playing Wii U with your friends on our big screen. So bring your peeps and let’s get our game on!
  • Check out our Summer e-newsletter here.

 New in Rock and Rap Music at Brown Deer Library

Triplicate by Bob Dylan

A collection of 30 classic American songs, freshly interpreted and recorded by Bob Dylan and his touring band.

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Drunk by Thundercat

The third album from bassist/songwriter Thundercat is whimsical and somber, funny and meaningful, sometimes all at once. Drunk’s oddball soul confronts the challenge of just trying to live life.

Act One by Marian Hill

The debut full-length album from Marian Hill, 2016’s Act One, deftly showcases the Philadelphia duo’s somewhat arty, stripped-down R&B. Featuring the talents of producer Jeremy Lloyd and vocalist Samantha Gongol, Marian Hill also benefits from the contributions of jazz saxophonist Steve Davit, who appears throughout. Centered on Gongol’s lithe vocals, the duo make a minimalist brand of pop-R&B built around robotic beats, chilly synth hits, and Davit’s Cubist post-bop sax lines that often sound as if they’ve been sampled and spliced into the mix. One gets the sense that Marian Hill are aiming for an aesthetic somewhere along the lines of Beyoncé making an album with ’80s electronic outfit Art of Noise. Occasionally they come close, and cuts like “Talk to Me” and “Take Your Time” have a fresh, kinetic energy that captures the band’s art-school inclinations and catchy hooks. Elsewhere, tracks like “Down” and “Bout You” have a sultry warmth that sounds like a ’90s Brandy track remixed down to its barest essential elements.


For the Week of April 30, 2017:

  • Mad Hatter Tea Party—Wednesday May 3rd @5:30-6:30 – The Mad Hatter and friends are inviting you to a very merry un-birthday at the Brown Deer Library. Tea and treats will be available. The event is FREE, but space is limited. Be sure to register for a seat at the Reference Desk or by calling the library at 414-357-0106.
  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday May 4th @2-4 – This month’s movie is the wonderfully performed Me Before You. – Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday May 4th @5-6:45 and Saturday May 6th @1-3 – Come bring your friends, grab some popcorn and watch Moana with us – From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui, and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds.
  • Friday Night Flix—Friday May 5th @4-6:30 – Just in time for Revenge of the 5th, we will be opening up our new film series by showing the Star Wars movie Rogue One. Bring your friends or come on your own. Just be sure you are 13+. This is the first in this series, so show your support by stopping by. The more people that come, the longer we can bring you these fun blockbuster hits.

April Showers Bring May Flowers and Lots of Gardening!

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We came out of April nice and rainy. Perfect for those yards and gardens. Okay, so maybe you should have been thinking about this before, but if you are looking to spruce up your garden, your first stop should be the Brown Deer Library where we have gardening books and plenty of flower books – everything you need to get the right idea and plan your beautiful garden.
Here are just a few of the titles you will find:

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: 50 Amazing Lawn Alternatives

What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last!

In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.

 

The Nonstop Garden: A Step-by-Step Guide to Smart Plant Choices and Four-Season Designs

The Nonstop Garden gives gardeners all the information they need to create a productive, beautiful garden from the ground up. This easy-to-use guide is split into four main parts: the nuts and bolts of designing a mixed garden, the garden’s main attractions (trees and shrubs), the garden’s supporting cast (bulbs, annuals, edibles, and vines), and finishing touches (ornamentation, containers, and garden structures). The Nonstop Garden also includes ten fail-safe design plans that can be incorporated into any garden.

The Garden Book for Wisconsin

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home’s property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices.   It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

Amazing Annuals: More Than 300 Container and Garden Plants for Summer-Long Color

Amazing Annuals is the long-awaited guide to the best of these new plants: more than 300 container and garden plants including the newest annuals, the latest bulbs, complete instructions for growing plants from seed to cutting and much more.


For the Week of April 23, 2017:

  • STEAM Day—Wednesday April 26th @4:30-6:30 – Everyone loves Legos. Now’s your chance to show that love. Come join us for an hour of Lego-building fun. Manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+.

Earth Day at the Library
Among other things, April is a time to look at how we take care of the Earth. It is a time to reevaluate how we do things and maybe do something small to help our neighborhood become an even better place.
Did you know that one mature tree provides enough oxygen for two people every year? What about starting your own compost pile? It provides excellent, rich fertilizer for your lawn and garden, not to mention reducing the number of garbage bags you send to the landfill. Speaking of bags: Those plastic shopping bags you get from the grocery or department store can be used in many different ways in addition to recycling. Some people even weave beach bags, friendship bracelets or mats for the homeless out of them, among other things.
The Brown Deer Library knows what it takes to keep us going green. Come in and check out what we have on your favorite green topic.


For the Week of April 16, 2017:

  • Lego Club—Tuesday April 18th @5:30-6:30 – Everyone loves Legos. Now’s your chance to show that love. Come join us for an hour of Lego-building fun. Manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+.
  • Adult Book ClubWednesday, April 19th @5:30-6:30 — Join us for The Light Between Oceans book discussion. This is the last book club meeting of the season so time to show your support for the ever-popular program by coming to this event. Remember, participants must register ahead of time for each book. Titles are available for checkout at the circulation desk while copies last.
  • Special Movie Event: The Light Between Oceans—Friday April 21st @4-7 – As a special treat to mark the end of the current book club season, join us for a special screening of the film The Light Between Oceans, the movie adaptation of this season’s final book club selection. This film is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, so bring a friend and come early to get a good seat.

April is National Poetry Month
Poetry is a celebration of language, whether written, spoken or sung. It encourages creative problem solving and grows vocabulary.
This year, to celebrate National Poetry Month, we are hosting two programs:
Pocket Poetry:
Bring a poem with you wherever you go. Share a favorite or personally-written poem with your co-workers and friends or discover a new one by taking a random one from our container. We will also accept personally-written ones for submission, provided they are all-age appropriate.
Exquisite Corpse:
An exquisite corpse poem is a lot less gruesome than it sounds. It is a group-written (or in our case, community-written) poem in which the current participant can only ever read the previous line. Additions can be as simple as a single word or as complicated as a sonnet. It is all up to you. At the end, there is a big reveal and we will show what the whole community wrote.
If you feel up to it, write us a line. We will add it to the whole.


For the Week of April 9, 2017:

  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday April 12th @4-5 – Bring your friends; play some Wii. It will be fun for everyone.
  • Coloring, Conversation, and CoffeeFriday, April 14th @11-1 — Join us for a relaxing morning of coloring and conversation. As usual, we provide the materials and coffee; you bring the sparkling conversation.

New in History

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Havana : a subtropical delirium

“Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider’s view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky’s own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city’s singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today–from the native Taino to Columbus’s landing, from Cuba’s status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista’s dictatorship and Castro’s revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city’s music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Once the only country Americans couldn’t visit, Cuba is now opening to us, as is Havana, not only by plane or boat but also through Mark Kurlansky’s multilayered and electrifying portrait of the long-elusive city”—Provided by publisher.

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Deadly sky : the American combat airman in World War II

“In Deadly Sky, master historian John C. McManus goes beyond the familiar tales of aerial heroism, capturing the sights and sounds, the toil and fear, the adrenaline and the pain of the American airmen who faced death with every mission. In this important, thoroughly-researched work, McManus uncovers the true nature of fighting—and dying—in the skies over World War II.” – Provided by publisher.

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The house by the lake : one house, five families, and a hundred years of German history

“In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been a holiday home for her and her family, but in the 1930s, she had been forced to flee to England as the Nazis swept to power. Nearly twenty years later, the house was government property and soon to be demolished. It was Harding’s legacy, one that had been loved, abandoned, fought over — a house his grandmother had desired until her death. Could it be saved? And should it? As Harding began to make inquiries, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades about the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all — bar one — had been forced out. The house had been the site of domestic bliss and of contentment, but also of terrible grief and tragedy. It had weathered storms, fires and abandonment; witnessed murders, had withstood the trauma of a world war, and the dividing of a nation. As the story of the house began to take shape, Harding realized that there was a chance to save it, but in doing so, he would have to resolve his own family’s feelings towards their former homeland — and a hatred handed down through the generations. — For readers of Edmund de Waal, Daniel Mendelson, and David Laski” – Provided by publisher.


For the Week of April 2, 2017:

  • Movies for Grownups—Thursday April 6th @2-4 – Bring your friends and some popcorn and join us for The Boss starring Melissa McCarthy. After hugely successful businesswoman Michelle Darnell is released from prison after being convicted of insider trading, she is forced to move in with a long-suffering employee and tries to earn redemption and a new public image by helping a troupe of young girls in their quest to sell brownies.
  • Family FlicksThursday, April 6th @4:30-6:30 and Saturday, April 8th @1-3 — Bring the family to enjoy a Muggle-inclusive highflying magical adventure with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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Silence

Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor at a time when Catholicism was outlawed. Starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, and Liam Neeson. MPAA rated R for violence.

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Patriots Day

The story of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath. MPAA rated R for violence, realistically graphic injuries, language and some drug use.

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Passengers

Two passengers board a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As Jim and Aurora try to unravel the mystery behind the malfunction, they begin to fall for each other, unable to deny their intense attraction, only to be threatened by the imminent collapse of the ship and the discovery of the truth behind why they woke up. MPAA rated PG-13 for sexuality, nudity and action/peril.
Click here for the complete listing of new movies at the Brown Deer Library.


For the Week of March 26, 2017:

  • Old School Game Night—Monday March 27th @5-6:30 – Bring your friends and family to the Brown Deer Library for an hour and a half of classic board games and hot chocolate. We have the games (or bring your own), you bring the fun.
  • Lego ClubTuesday March 28th @5:30-6:30 — If you love playing with Legos, or simply finding new ways to build things, this is the program for you. This program is open to anyone old enough to use regular Legos by themselves. The manufacturer’s recommended age is 4+.
  • Steam Days – Wednesday March 29th @4:30-5:30 – This month’s STEAM program is devoted to Gutter Boat Racing. Grab a boat and find the fastest way down the track. Race your friends or try on your own.
  • “Reptiles & Amphibians” Presented by Schlitz Audubon Center – Saturday April 1st @10:30-11:30 – Curious about our scaly and slippery friends? The Audubon Center is coming to the Brown Deer Library to teach you all about them. This program has been sponsored by the Friends of the Brown Deer Library.

New York Times Bestsellers at the Brown Deer Library

The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.

Dangerous Games: A Novel by Danielle Steel

Risk-taking investigative television journalist Alix Phillips dashes from hot spot to hot spot around the world in the company of her equally intrepid cameraman, ex-Navy SEAL Ben Chapman. Alix and Ben put their lives–and their hearts–on the line in a perilous assignment that has them in pursuit of a corrupt Vice President linked to the revered widow of a visionary, assassinated scion of a powerful political family.

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight. This book more than fulfills the promise of Towles’ stylish debut, Rules of Civility.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred) From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility–a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel With his breakout debut novel, Rules of Civility, Amor Towles established himself as a master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction, bringing late 1930s Manhattan to life with splendid atmosphere and a flawless command of style. Readers and critics were enchanted; as NPR commented, “Towles writes with grace and verve about the mores and manners of a society on the cusp of radical change.” A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
Click here for the complete listing of New York Times Bestsellers.


For the Week of March 19, 2017:
Like the novel 1984 by George Orwell? You aren’t alone.  Many readers are turning to this classic dystopia, first published in 1949, to gain perspective on the current social and political climate, and it has recently shot to the top of bestseller lists.  Here are some read-a-likes:

  • Feed by M. T. Anderson YA ANDERSON -In the near future, everyone has a feed implanted directly into their brain that enables access to the Internet, instantaneous chat functions with others, and a nonstop barrage of targeted advertising. A biting satire and commentary on the erosion of privacy and individual choice in the face of technology.
  • Scythe by Neal Schusterman YA SCHUSTERMAN– In a very distant future, a benevolent artificial intelligence runs all human and governmental affairs, eliminating war, poverty, and even death. The only problem is overpopulation. Enter the Scythes.
  • A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood F ATWOOD- A totalitarian, extreme Christian theocracy overthrows the US government, and women’s rights are obliterated.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell F ORWELL– This allegory featuring barnyard animals satirizes Stalin’s rise to power and the brutal realities of dictatorship.
  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson 943.086 LAR– The author of Devil in the White City tells the true tale of William E. Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Germany who watched and recorded the development of the Third Reich.

See the complete list here.


For the Week of March 12, 2017:

  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday March 15th @5:30-6:30 – Come and join our ever-popular book club as we discuss The Rosie Project. Remember, space is limited so be sure to register with Reference before the day of the event. If you need to borrow a copy, we still have a couple left up at the circulation counter. Happy reading!
  • Read with WillowSaturday March 18th @ 10:30-12:00 — Willow is a certified therapy dog who loves being read to so much that she visits the Brown Deer Library on the third Saturday of the month just to hear stories read by you. No advanced registration is required. Please sign up for a time by calling 414-357-0106 or by emailing the library bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Recommended ages are 6-10. Bring your own book to read or choose a library book that day. Willow is waiting for you!

 New Mystery Books to the Brown Deer Library

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The Hemingway Thief by Shaun Harris

Novelist Henry Coop Cooper is contemplating a new book between sipping rum and lounging on a Baja beach with hotel owner Grady Doyle. When Grady tries to save a drunk from two thugs, Coop tags along for the sake of a good story. The drunk is Ebbie Milch, a small-time thief on the run in Mexico because he has stolen the never-before-seen first draft of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast from a wealthy rare book dealer. The stolen manuscript is more than just a rare piece of literary history. It reveals clues to an even bigger prize: the location of a suitcase the young, unpublished Hemingway lost in Paris in 1922. A year’s worth of his stories had vanished, never to be seen again. Until now. But Coop and Grady aren’t the only ones with their eyes on this elusive literary prize, and what starts as a hunt for a legendary writer’s lost works becomes a deadly adventure. For Coop this story could become the book of a lifetime . . . if he lives long enough to write it.
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Murder Go Round by Carol J Perry

Lee Barrett has agreed to attend a storage auction with Aunt Ibby-even though she suspects the forgotten rooms will yield more junk than treasure. Her skepticism vanishes once the two win a bid on an overlooked locker and uncover a trove of beautiful curiosities, including a stunning wooden carousel horse with gentle eyes and fading paint. But just before Lee leaves the fairground relic at a local repair shop, the sight of a silver samovar awakens her psychic abilities and conjures visions of murder.


For the Week of March 5, 2017:

  • Afternoon Games—Wednesday, March 8th,  @4:00-5:00pm – Grind some levels, impress your friends,  and show off your mad Wii-U skills. Program open to kids and teens.
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation and Coffee—Friday, March 10th,  @11:00-1:00pm – This intimate group of coloring enthusiasts is sure to have something for you to try out. We supply the coffee, coloring pages and colored pencils. You supply the conversation. Feel free to bring your own supplies, too. This event takes place in the Community Room.

Even 10 minutes a day can make a difference
If you have a small child, chances are you have been told the value of reading to them. I know these days everyone is busy and finding the time can be difficult. But even 10-15 minutes a day can make a significant difference down the line and improve relationships today.
Reading together fosters relationships between those reading and between the reader/listener and the material. It is a relaxing way to end a day and inspires those reading/listening with new ideas, boosting creativity and making connections, not to mention helps to bond parent and child more closely together.
Have a struggling reader at home? Find a subject that interests them at their current level, and read with them. Help them find the joy of accomplishment and improve their vocabulary at the same time. It can all be done in at least 15 minutes a day, and doesn’t have to be on a complicated or school-related subject. Any topic helps, as long as they are reading.
The bottom line is even if you can only devote a few minutes a day, reading together more than pays for itself in the long-run.


For the Week of February 26, 2017:

  • Movies for Grown-Ups—Thursday, March 2nd  @2:00-4:00pm – Join us for Miracles from Heaven, staring Jennifer Garner and Kylie Rogers. Martin Henderson and Queen Latifah co-star. In this religious drama based on a true story, a mother (Garner) is devastated to learn that her ten-year-old daughter Anna (Rogers) has an incurable digestive disorder that causes her chronic pain. But when Anna is mysteriously cured of the ailment following a serious accident in which she falls three stories, her mom begins to believe that her recovery is a miracle.
  • Family Flicks—Thursday, March 2nd  @5:00-7:00pm and Saturday, March 4th  @1:00-3:00pm – The family-friendly movie, Trolls, that exploded into an overnight Blockbuster this fall in a shower of glitter and friendship, is coming to our library. When Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch (voiced by Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Prepare for a glittery, magical (and musical) adventure that is fun for the whole family.

Planning on traveling for the summer? Learn a language this spring with Mango Languages As part of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, we have access to a wide variety of databases and programs available for use by library patrons. Included is Mango Languages, one of the best language-learning programs out there. Here’s how it works:

  • From our webpage, login to your account.
  • On the home screen, click on the link for Mango Languages under “e-Books and Databases.”
  • Click on your local library from a list on the right-hand side of the screen. You will be re-directed to the Mango login page.
  • Either make your own account or use the instant guest access option to start right away.
  • Choose from over 70 languages and start learning.

In order to save your progress, you will want to make your own account. Mango has everything from German and Mandarin, Chinese to “How to talk like a pirate.” Have fun as you explore the site and find yourself ready for whatever next big adventure comes your way!


For the Week of February 19, 2017:         

  • Old School Game Night—Monday February 20th @5:00-6:30 – Kids of all ages, their friends, and family members are invited to play the library’s games, like Sorry! Or Clue, or bring their own from home. There will also be hot chocolate!
  • STEAM Day!—Wednesday February 22nd  @4:30-5:30– Hey kids and teens, come and fold some paper with us in or origami extravaganza.

First Come, First Serve, Free Tutoring Fridays: Empowering Youth Through Education At the Brown Deer Library, on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, we will offer free tutoring services on a first come first serve basis.

Time Slots:

4:30-5:00PM

5:00-5:30PM

5:30-6:00PM

6:00-6:30PM

Send an email to jgroloff@gmail.com with your name, phone number and subject and specific questions. 14853625297983


For the Week of February 12, 2017:  

  • Adult Book Club—Wednesday February 15th @5:30-6:30 – Our ever-popular monthly book club is always looking for new members. Join us this month to discuss The Boys in the Boat. Remember to register at the reference desk or by calling the library.
  • Read with WillowSaturday February 18 @ 10:30-12:00 —  Willow, a certified therapy dog, visits the Brown Deer Library on the third Saturday of the month to hear stories read by you. No advanced registration required. Sign up for a time by calling 414-357-0106 or by emailing the library bdpl.ref@mcfls.org. Bring your own book to read or choose  a library book that day.

Have you heard about 1,000 Books before Kindergarten? How It Works:

  • Stop by the Brown Deer Library and receive a reading record that you can use to keep track of your books.
  • Each time you finish 100 books, bring your reading log to the library and your child will receive a paperback book. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive their choice of hardcover book and special recognition on our Wall of Fame. Most importantly, they will get an awesome jumpstart on success in school.

For the Week of February 5, 2017:                             

  • Lego Club—Tuesday February 7th  @5:30-6:30– Come play and build with Legos! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves
  • Anti-Valentine Day PartyWednesday February 8 @ 5:30—Hate Valentine’s Day? Come decorate a cupcake! Children and teens are invited to come and create anti-Valentine’s Day Deliciousness. This event is free, but registration is required. You may register for this program at the reference desk or by calling the library at 414-357-0106.
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation, and Coffee—Friday February 10th @ 11:00-1:00—We’ll supply the coffee, the coloring pages, and the colored pencils. You bring the conversation!

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  • Fish is Fishby Leo Lionni– XJ LIONNI NEW When his friend, the tadpole, becomes a frog and leaves the pond to explore the world, the little fish decides that maybe he doesn’t have to remain in the pond either.
  • Frostbloodby Elly Blake– YA BLAKE NEW–Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who must use her powers of heat and flame to help two Frostblood rebels overthrow a maniacal Frostblood king
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging  by Sebastian Junger—302.3 JUN NEW–Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection–the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding–can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging.

For the Week of January 29, 2017:           

  • Afternoon Games-Wednesday February 1 @4:00- Challenging all teens and tweens to come and play our Wii U. Best your friends and earn epic bragging rights!
  • Adult Afternoon Movie!- Thursday February 2nd  @2:00- Grab a friend or two and join us for a film. There is no need to sign-up in advance. We will be showing MONEY MONSTER: TV stock-market guru Lee Gates (George Clooney) and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) are held hostage during a live broadcast by a man (Jack O’Connell) who lost his life’s savings due to Gates’ financial advice. The captor soon forces the pair to probe a conspiracy involving the global economy. Jodie Foster directed this thriller. Author: Daniel Gelb
  • Family Flicks! –Thursday February 2nd  @ 5:30 AND Saturday February 4th  @ 1:00- Grab your friends and enjoy Pete’s Dragon at the library. This movie is rated PG. Feel free to bring your own snacks, popcorn and beverages.

Readers Borrow Record Number of eBooks and Audiobooks in 2016 Nearly 4 Million Digital Books Borrowed from Wisconsin’s Digital Library (Wisconsin)—January 19, 2017 — Wisconsin’s Digital Library, together with OverDrive, announced yesterday that they have set a new record for lending digital books in 2016. Wisconsin’s Digital Library experienced significant year-over-year growth of 11 percent from 2015 and joins an elite circle of 49 libraries in three countries that surpassed one million digital books borrowed. Five of the 49 libraries surpassed 3 million digital books borrowed and Wisconsin’s Digital Library circulated the most with 3.9 million eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video borrowed from the library’s OverDrive-powered collection. See the complete list of libraries here. Wisconsin’s Digital Library has produced large numbers for lending digital books with a robust collection, curated lists, and personalized recommendations that have engaged more readers and connected them with their next great read. In addition, the library has demonstrated ongoing success in their marketing efforts to reach more of their community with specialized sections for kids and teens and multi-lingual website interfaces. Library users in Wisconsin can access digital books from Wisconsin’s Digital Library with a library card and any major computer or device, including iOS®, Android™, Chromebook™, Kindle® (U.S. only) and the highest-rated eBook app for libraries, OverDrive. Borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere at http://dbooks.wplc.info. About Wisconsin’s Digital Library Wisconsin’s Digital Library, established in 2001 and funded by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, is a shared, state-wide collection of ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video available for free to all Wisconsin public library card holders. About OverDrive OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools. We are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 36,000 libraries and schools in 63 countries worldwide. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten. www.overdrive.com Contact: Hadie Bartholomew Communications Manager hbartholomew@overdrive.com


For the Week of January 22, 2017:

  • STEAM Day!—Wednesday January 25th  @4:30-5:30– Hey kids and teens, come create an awesome woven CD dream catcher with us!

New Books:

  •  Teddy & Co. by Cynthia Voigt- J VOIGHT NEW A group of lost toys live on an island, and their community must adapt as new toys come and go.
  • The First Part Last by Angela Johnson– YA JOHNSON NEW–Bobby’s carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.Jacket
  • Black Lotus: a Woman’s Search for Racial Identity by Sil Lai Abrams 305.8 ABRSOB NEW–The unique and beautifully written story of one multiracial woman’s journey of acceptance and identity that tackles the fraught topic of race in America. Sil Lai Abrams always knew she was different, with darker skin and curlier hair than her siblings. But when the man who she thought was her dad told her the truth–that her father was actually black–her whole world was turned upside down. Raised primarily in the Caucasian community of Winter Park, Florida, Abrams was forced to re-examine who she really was and struggle with her Caucasian, African American, and Chinese identities. In her remarkable memoir, she shares this journey and how it speaks to a larger question: Why does race matter? Black Lotus is a story of acceptance and identity but it is also a dialogue on the complex topic of race in this country by an award-winning writer and inspirational speaker.

For the Week of January 15, 2017:  Lego Club—Tuesday January 17th  @5:30-6:30– Come play and build with Legos! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves New Books:

  • Leaping Lemmings!by John Briggs– XJ BRIGGS NEW Lemmings all look alike, sound alike, and act alike, except for Larry who uses his independent mind to teach the other group how to use their brains and stop making terrible group decisions.Jacket
  • The Nerdy and the Dirty by B.T. Gottfred– YA GUTTRED NEW–Pen Lupo is sick and tired of hiding who she is. On the outside, Pen is popular, quiet, and deferential to her boyfriend. On the inside, however, Pen is honest, opinionated–and not quite sure that she’s like other girls. Do they have urges like she does? His classmates may consider him a nerd, but Benedict Pendleton knows he’s destined for great things. All he has to do is find a worthy girlfriend, and his social station will be secured. Sure, Benedict is different–but that’s what he likes about himself. When fate intervenes, both Pen and Benedict end up at the same vacation resort for winter break. Despite their differences, the two are drawn together. But is there such a thing as happily ever after for a nympho and a nerd?
  • The Glass Universe: how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars byDava Sobel 522.197444 SOB NEW–In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as “human computers” to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography, enabled the women to discern what stars were made of, divide the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and find a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Sobel tells the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.

For the Week of January 8, 2017:

  • Afternoon Games-Wednesday January 11 @4:00- Challenging all teens and tweens to come and play our Wii U. Best your friends and earn epic bragging rights!
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation, and Coffee—Friday January 13th @ 11:00-1:00—We’ll supply the coffee, the coloring pages, and the colored pencils. You bring the conversation!

New Books:

  •  The Journey by Francesca Sanna– XJ SANNA– What is it like to have to leave everything behind and travel many miles to somewhere unfamiliar and strange? A mother and her two children set out on such a journey; one filled with fear of the unknown, but also great hope. Based on her interactions with people forced to seek a new home, and told from the perspective of a young child, Francesca Sanna has created a beautiful and sensitive book that is full of significance for our time.
  •  Dear My Blank: Secret Letters Never Sent edited by Emily Trunko– YA 808.86 TRU– Collection of anonymous unsent letters from the author’s Tumblr, Dear my blank.
  •  The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer 025.82 HAM–Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city’s great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.

For the Week of January 1, 2017:   Happy New Year

  • Adult Afternoon Movie!- Thursday January 5 @2:00- Grab a friend or two and join us for a film. There is no need to sign-up in advance. We will be showing SPOTLIGHT: Under the direction of new editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), the Boston Globe’s elite investigative team, known as Spotlight, is tasked with delving into decades’ worth of child-abuse claims against the Catholic Church. Led by Walter “Robby” Robinson (Michael Keaton), the journalists begin to uncover a massive scandal involving sexual abuse and the willful ignorance perpetrated by the Church within the city of Boston. Facing political opposition and resistance from the far-reaching influence of the Church, the reporters put together an explosive exposé on a corrupt system. Directed by Tom McCarthy and based on the true events of the 2002 investigation by the Globe, the star-studded Spotlight also features Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, and Stanley Tucci. Author: Daniel Gelb
  • Family Flicks! –Thursday January 5th @ 5:30 AND Saturday January 7 @ 1:00- Grab your friends and enjoy The Secret Life of Pets at the library. This movie is rated PG. Feel free to bring your own snacks, popcorn and beverages.

 eBook Help: Want to check out ebooks on your device, but not sure where to start? Make an ebook appointment with a librarian and learn how to use the library’s Overdrive program! Call or stop at the reference desk to schedule an ebook appointment. These one-on-one appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday nights and will be 30-45 minutes long. Remember to make sure your library card is in good standing (no more than $5 in fees!!) and to bring your charger to the appointment.


For the Week of December 25, 2016: Happy Holidays Holiday Books:

  • Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson- XJ WILSON – Bear’s friends awaken him the day before Christmas and help him to stay awake as they bake fruitcakes, fill stockings, and sing carols; then, while they sleep, he prepares his own surprise.
  • Hanukkah Bearby Eric A. Kimmel-XJ KIMMEL– On the first night of Hanukkah, Old Bear wanders into Bubba Brayna’s house and receives a delicious helping of potato latkes when she mistakes him for the rabbi. Includes a recipe for latkes.
  • Candlelight for Rebecca by Jacqueline Dembar Greene- SERIES AMERICAN-While Rebecca Rubin helps her building’s ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.
  • The Last Holiday Concert By Andrew Clements- MS CLEMENTS – Life is usually easy for popular sixth-grader Hart Evans, but when his music teacher puts him in charge of the holiday concert, Hart must use all of his leadership skills to unite the other students.
  • Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan- YA COHN– Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what–or who–they will find
  • A Christmas Garland: A Novelby Anne Perry – F PERRY Anne – In 1857 India, young Lieutenant Victor Narraway, with the help of two small children and a Christmas garland, defends a British medical orderly throughout a murder investigation.

For the Week of December 18, 2016:

  • Lego Club—Tuesday December  20th@ 5:00 – Come play and build with Legos! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves.
  • Afternoon Games-Wednesday December 21st  @3:30- Challenging all teens and tweens to come and play our Wii U. Best your friends and earn epic bragging rights!
  • Children Movie Night! –Thursday December 22nd @ 5:30. We will be showing Finding Dory which is rated PG. Please feel free to bring your own snacks!

Have you heard about 1,000 Books before Kindergarten? How It Works: «  Stop by the Brown Deer Library and receive a reading record that you can use to keep track of your books. «  Each time you finish 100 books, bring your reading log to the library and your child will receive a paperback book. After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive their choice of hardcover book and special recognition on our Wall of Fame. Most importantly, they will get an awesome jumpstart on success in school.


For the Week of December 11, 2016:

  •  DIY Gingerbread House- Wednesday December 14 @5:30-6:30pm—Get into the holiday spirit by decorating a graham cracker “gingerbread” house to take home. Bring your creativity and a little holiday cheer. We’ll have graham crackers, icing, and candy you’ll need to create your house. Registration is required for this program. Registration began Monday December 5th. You can register at the reference desk or by calling us at 414-357-0106.

New Materials:

  • We Found a Hatwords by Jon Klassen– XJ KLASSEN NEW –  Two turtles find a hat that looks good on both of them, but, with fairness in mind, they decide to leave it be, until night falls and one of the turtles changes its mind.
  •  Into the Lion’s Den By Linda Fairstein- J FAIRSTEIN NEW – Twelve year old Devlin Quick is determined to bring a thief to justice when someone steals a page out of a rare maps book in the New York Public Library.
  •  Scythe by Neil Shusterman- YA SHUSTERMAN NEW – In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional reapers (‘scythes’). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe–a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn’t.
  •  Moscow Nights: the Van Cliburn story: How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold Warby Nigel Cliff-  786.2092 CLI NEW – A dramatic account of the life of Cold War pianist Van Cliburn describes his early years as a musical prodigy in Texas and the ways he charmed both American and Russian audiences, helping to ease tensions between the two nations.

For the Week of December 4, 2016:

  •  Make It and Take IT-DIY Holiday Craft Day- Wednesday December 7 @4:00-6:00—Still need holiday gifts? Come make something awesome with us!
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation, and Coffee—Friday December 09 @ 10:30-12:30—We’ll supply the coffee, the coloring pages, and the colored pencils. You bring the conversation!

New Materials:

  • The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Haroldwords by Maureen Fergus ; art by Cale Atkinson– XJ FERGUS NEW – Santa Claus stops believing that Harold, a small child, exists, and comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold is real.
  •  Threads By Ami Polonsky- J POLONSKY NEW – Discovering a desperate note for help hidden in a purse in a department store, a 12-year-old girl reeling from the death of her adopted sister struggles to convince the adults in her life that a young worker in a Beijing sewing factory needs their help.
  •  Beast by Brie Spangler- YA SPANGLER NEW – Forced to attend therapy after injuring himself in the wake of a school ban against the hats he uses for camouflage, Dylan, a teen whose burly, hairy appearance causes him to be ostracized, is challenged by a groupmate who becomes more than a friend before revealing her transgender identity
  •  The German Girl: A Novel by Armando Lucas Correa –  F CORREA Armando NEW – Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they’ll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the SS St. Louis , a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers’ fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana.

For the Week of November 27, 2016:

  • Adult Afternoon Movie! – Thursday December 1st  @2:00-Grab a friend or two and join us for a film. There is no need to sign-up in advance. We will be showing LOVE THE COOPERS: The film follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. Performers: Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Ed Helms, Jake Lacy, Anthony MacKie, Amanda Seyfried, June Squibb, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde.

For the Week of November 20, 2016:

  • Lego Club—Tuesday November 22nd @ 5:00 – Come play and build with Legos! The club is open to anyone who is old enough to play with Legos by themselves.
  • Afternoon Games-Wednesday November 23th  @3:30- Challenging all teens and tweens to come and play our Wii U. Best your friends and earn epic bragging rights!

Did you know the Library has a Wish List? The library has a list of the things we’re saving up for or would be happy to receive as a donation. All of these items are chosen for their ability to improve our services and environment. The list can be found here. Donations can even be made online, securely, through PayPal!


For the Week of November 13, 2016:

  •    Children Movie Night! –Thursday November 17th@ 5:30. We will be showing Ice Age: Collision Course, which is rated PG. Please feel free to bring your own snacks!

New Books:

  • A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers XJ JEFFERS NEWA young reader introduces a boy to the many imaginative worlds that books bring to life.
  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven— YA NIVEN NEWNo one takes the time to look past Libby Strout’s weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death she picks up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now she’s ready for high school, for new friends, for love– for everything life has to offer. Jack Masselin’s got swagger, he’s mastered the impossible art of fitting in, and he has a newly acquired secret: he can’t recognize faces. So he tries to never get too close to anyone. When the two get tangled up in a cruel high school game that which lands them in group counseling and community service, they make a connection. Will it be enough to change their worlds?
  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World byHis Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams.294.34444 BST NEW– Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.

For the Week of November 6, 2016:

  •  29th Annual Friends of the Library Auction!—Thursday November 10th @6:30—Bring your family and friends to this great annual event. Join the fun, and bid high on wonderful items. Free admission and refreshments! Want to become a Friend of the Library? Just fill out this simple form!
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation, and Coffee—Friday November 11 @ 10:30-12:30—We’ll supply the coffee, the coloring pages, and the colored pencils. You bring the conversation!

Suggested Books:

  • Babymouse for President by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm J GRAPHIC HOLMWhen Babymouse decides to become president of the student council, she learns that there is more to running for office than being famous and in charge.
  • Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer— YA 324.60973 FLE–An in-depth introduction to the American election cycle. Fleischer explains the past, present, and future of American elections; how the election process actually works and why it matters; and how young people can become involved– not just this year, but for years to come.
  • Selecting a President byEleanor Clift and Matthew Spieler 324.973 CLISelecting a President explains the nuts and bolts of our presidential electoral system while drawing on rich historical anecdotes from past campaigns. Among the world’s many democracies, U.S. presidential elections are unique, where presidential contenders embark on a grueling, spectacular two-year journey that begins in Iowa and New Hampshire, and ends at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Modern presidential campaigns are a marked departure from the process envisioned by America’s founders. Yet while they’ve evolved, many of the basic structures of our original electoral system remain in place–even as presidential elections have moved into the modern era with tools like Twitter and Facebook at their disposal–they must still compete in an election governed by rules and mechanisms conceived in the late eighteenth century. In this book, Clift and Spieler demonstrate that presidential campaigns are exciting, hugely important, disillusioning at times but also inspiring.

For the Week of October 30th, 2016:

  •  Kohl’s Wild Theater-Tuesday November 1 @5:30–Join the KWT actors in this 30-minute mix of short skits about animals and conservation. Learn about easy actions children can take from home to help animals and their habitats. Children will experience fun turtle puppets, songs sung by an otter and salamander, the “trashmonster” and so much more. This show is appropriate for families with children of all ages.
  • Adult Afternoon Movie! – Thursday November 3@2:00-Grab a friend or two and join us for a film. There is no need to sign-up in advance. We will be showing MISS YOU ALREADY: It’s an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly and Jess, as they navigate life’s highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can’t remember a time they didn’t share everything, secrets, clothes, even boyfriends, but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, it celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life’s toughest moments. Performers:  Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper, Paddy Considine, Jacqueline Bisset, Mem Ferda, Tyson Ritter, Noah Huntley, Charlotte Ubben, Shola Adewusi.

New Materials:

  • The Riddlemaster by Kevin Crossley-Holland XJ CROSSLEY-HOLLAND NEW – Anouk, Ben and Cara dream of a fabulous treasure buried on the golden island across the harbor. A mysterious and grizzled old man offers them passage on his boat, but only if they can solve seven vexing riddles. If they succeed, a strange and magical prize awaits them
  • Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet—MS NESBET–Picked up by his parents and taken to the airport with stern instructions to avoid answering questions, Noah is rushed to East Berlin, where he confronts astonishing secrets about his and his family’s true identity
  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas  F THOMAS Sherry NEW – When London is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name.

For the Week of October 23rd , 2016:

  • Pumpkin Party-Wednesday October 26th  @5:30- 6:30—Come and paint a pumpkin with us! And be creative! There will be a special prize for the best Halloween pumpkin. We’ll also have some spooky treats to enjoy while we decorate. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration will begin on Monday, October 17th. You may register by stopping by the reference desk or calling us at 414-357-0106.
  • Halloween Children Movie Night! –Thursday October 27th @ 5:30. We will be showing Hocus Pocus, which is rated PG. Please feel free to bring your own snacks!

Online Resources Available Brown Deer Public Library cardholders (as well as Milwaukee County Library cardholders) have access to electronic subscriptions through Badgerlink, as well as local subscriptions. Badgerlink can be accessed HEREOverdrive, which allows you to download eBooks and eAudiobooks to your table or other electronic device, can be accessed HERE.

  • Information walking you through the Overdrive process can be found HERE.

Zinio, an online service that allows you to download digital copies of magazines to your computer, tablet, or other electronic device can be accessed HEREMango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it’s no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries. You can access it HERES&P NetAdvantage Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries. It can be accessed HERE.


For the Week of October 16th, 2016:

  • Afternoon Games-Wednesday October 19 @3:30- Challenging all teens and tweens to come and play our Wii U. Best your friends and earn epic bragging rights!
  • Children Movie Night! –Thursday October 20th @ 5:30. We will be showing the new live- action The Jungle Book, which is rated PG. Please feel free to bring your own snacks!
  • Adult Coloring, Conversation, and Coffee—Friday October21st @ 10:30-12:30—We’ll supply the coffee, the coloring pages, and the colored pencils. You bring the conversation.

reading Ever thought about volunteering at the Library? Volunteers at the Brown Deer Library typically help in the following ways:

  • Shelf-reading to ensure books are in order
  • Shifting, dusting and cleaning of books and shelves
  • Assisting Librarians with special projects
  • Assisting Librarians at special programs

Volunteering for the Friends of Brown Deer Library is another valuable way to support the Library. Friends volunteers support the many fundraising efforts throughout the year, including the Plant Sale, Auction, Book Sale, and other special projects. Consider becoming a Friend of the Brown Deer Library!


Week of October 9th

  • Star Wars Reads Movie Night-Tuesday October 11th@4:30– Invite your friends to come to the library to enjoy Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles at the library. This movie is rated G. Feel free to bring your own snacks, popcorn and beverages.
  •  Star Wars Reads Drop in Craft DayWednesday October 12th@ 3:00-5:00—Come to the library and participate in Star Wars reads by making some awesome Star Wars themed crafts.

Star Wars Reads:

  • 5-minute Star Wars Stories by Disney Lucas Films Press– XJ STAR WARSYoung readers are invited to join Anakin, Luke and Yoda for an epic collection of 12 stories that can be read in five minutes, adapted from all seven Star Wars films, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens!.
  •  Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka– J STAR WARS –Reveals the origins of a doubtful stormtrooper for the First Order called FN-2187, a young scavenger on the desert planet of Jakku who calls herself Rey, and a hotshot Republic pilot named Poe Dameron, before they become involved in the major conflicts disrupting the galaxy. 
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakensby Alan Foster  F FOSTER, Alan NEW – Darth Vader may have been redeemed and the Emperor vanquished, but peace can be fleeting, and evil does not easily relent. Yet the simple belief in good can still empower ordinary individuals to rise and meet the greatest challenges. So return to that galaxy far, far away, and prepare yourself for what happens when the Force awakens…