West Allis Public Library

West Allis Public Library Fostering an Educated, Engaged, Enriched Community The West Allis Public Library of West Allis, WI strives to encourage community identity, inspire personal development, and expand the concept of life-long learning.
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Today's staff book recommendation is A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas! What are you reading? #fridayr...
12/25/2020
A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas

Today's staff book recommendation is A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas! What are you reading? #fridayreads #currentlyreading #weekendreads

Title : A Court of Thorns and Roses Series Author: Sarah J. Maas Genre : Young Adult, Science Fiction If you're looking for a book seri...

This week's #bookfacefriday is "A Wallflower Christmas" by Lisa Kleypas! Check it out at the library!#westallispubliclib...
12/25/2020

This week's #bookfacefriday is "A Wallflower Christmas" by Lisa Kleypas! Check it out at the library!
#westallispubliclibrary #waplbookface #publiclibrary #books #booksofinstagram #reading #bibliophile #bookface #happyholidays

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12/25/2020

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12/24/2020

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There are still a few days left to vote for the best Winter Holiday Movie of All Time! Stop in the library today (we’re ...
12/23/2020

There are still a few days left to vote for the best Winter Holiday Movie of All Time! Stop in the library today (we’re open until 5 PM) or Saturday December 26th from 10-2 and vote!

If you’d rather not leave the house, you can vote here: westallislibrary.org/wintermovies4

Don’t forget, everyone who votes is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

We're celebrating books, movies and shows we enjoyed most in 2020. Elizabeth recommends The Sherlockian by Graham Moore:...
12/23/2020

We're celebrating books, movies and shows we enjoyed most in 2020. Elizabeth recommends The Sherlockian by Graham Moore: “A quick read, and a fairly gore-free introduction to the mystery genre. If you like Sherlock Holmes or just a quick mystery read, this one would be a great option,” she says. http://ow.ly/dsvj50CRxdS #stafffavorites #bookpicks

This week's #ResourceSpotlight is about the recent updates made to our public internet computers!
12/23/2020

This week's #ResourceSpotlight is about the recent updates made to our public internet computers!

We’re continuing to share the books, movies and shows we’ve enjoyed most in 2020. Gina recommends the Wheel of Time seri...
12/22/2020

We’re continuing to share the books, movies and shows we’ve enjoyed most in 2020. Gina recommends the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan: “I finished reading the Wheel of Time series, an incredible fantasy adventure. It has the major aspects of a hero’s journey but was very unpredictable. It was my goal to finish the 14th book before the TV series would air in 2021. Unfortunately, it seems I will have to wait a bit longer to watch the show. Though I feel accomplished finally having finished them all, it is a bittersweet victory because the story is over.” http://ow.ly/jFBa50CRvaw #stafffavorites #bookpicks

Four Winter Holiday Movies are left in our first ever Winter Holiday Movie Bracket Challenge! Vote for your favorite in ...
12/21/2020

Four Winter Holiday Movies are left in our first ever Winter Holiday Movie Bracket Challenge! Vote for your favorite in each match-up, and enter to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

Vote in the library or online: westallislibrary.org/wintermovies4

The final four are....

A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Story
Frozen
Elf

Voting is open through December 27th, and the final round will go up on Monday December 28th!

#westallispubliclibrary #winterholidaymoviemadness

As 2020 draws to a close, we’re sharing the books, movies and shows we’ve enjoyed most this year. Beth recommends Stampe...
12/21/2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we’re sharing the books, movies and shows we’ve enjoyed most this year. Beth recommends Stamped: “This is a ‘remix’ of Dr. Kendi’s book Stamped from the Beginning, written for teenagers by Jason Reynolds. Reynolds is a very talented and prolific author of books for teens and kids. He did an impressive job of taking Dr. Kendi’s book and writing it in a way that is relatable and digestible for not only teens but also adults. It is a book that explores racism and anti-racism from the beginning of those ideas, but as the first sentence states, ‘This is not a history book.’” http://ow.ly/JYRy50CRscG #stafffavorites #bookpicks

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12/21/2020

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12/20/2020

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There’s still time to vote in our Winter Holiday Movie Madness contest! We are down to the final 8 titles, and your vote...
12/19/2020

There’s still time to vote in our Winter Holiday Movie Madness contest! We are down to the final 8 titles, and your vote could be the difference between any of these matchups!

While the library building might be closed, online voting is open through December 20th, and we’ll tally the results on Monday and release the final four titles!
westallislibrary.org/wintermovies3

Don’t forget, everyone who votes, is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

#winterholidaymoviemadness #westallispubliclibrary #christmasmovies #kwiktripgiftcard

Today's staff book recommendation is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes! What are you reading? #fridayreads #currently...
12/18/2020
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Today's staff book recommendation is Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes! What are you reading? #fridayreads #currentlyreading #weekendreads

Title : Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Genre : Science Fiction This book is a classic for a reason! Told in diary entries, w...

This week's #bookfacefriday is "Sometimes You Have to Lie" by Leslie Brody! Check it out at the library!#westallispublic...
12/18/2020

This week's #bookfacefriday is "Sometimes You Have to Lie" by Leslie Brody! Check it out at the library!
#westallispubliclibrary #waplbookface #publiclibrary #books #booksofinstagram #reading #bibliophile #bookface #LouiseFitzhugh #HarriettheSpy #renegade #LGBTQ+

There's still time to vote in round three of Winter Holiday Movie Madness! Help choose the 4 movies that will go on to t...
12/18/2020

There's still time to vote in round three of Winter Holiday Movie Madness! Help choose the 4 movies that will go on to the next round!

You can vote in the library, or online:
westallislibrary.org/wintermovies3

Everyone who votes is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

#westallispubliclibrary #winterholidaymoviemadness

Here's a gem from our storage room: a photo of our Children's Department! While the card catalog moved online years ago,...
12/17/2020

Here's a gem from our storage room: a photo of our Children's Department! While the card catalog moved online years ago, our programming is online now, too, for the time being. Find info on upcoming and currently available videos: https://www.westallislibrary.org/173/Kids-Events #ThrowbackThursday #fromthearchive #publiclibrary

There's still time to decorate our tree and donate! Please visit the Children's Department or leave items with staff at ...
12/17/2020

There's still time to decorate our tree and donate! Please visit the Children's Department or leave items with staff at the check-out desk. Thanks for helping make the season warm and bright.

This week's #ResourceSpotlight is Quarantinepubliclibrary.com, a collection of eight-page books, each made with just one...
12/16/2020

This week's #ResourceSpotlight is Quarantinepubliclibrary.com, a collection of eight-page books, each made with just one sheet of paper. Read them and then make your own book following instructions on the site. Send photos of original books to [email protected]. #diyart #diybooks #zines

West Allis Public Library's cover photo
12/16/2020

West Allis Public Library's cover photo

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12/16/2020

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We are one week closer to finding out the greatest Winter Holiday Movie ever! Head over to westallislibrary.org/wintermo...
12/15/2020

We are one week closer to finding out the greatest Winter Holiday Movie ever!

Head over to westallislibrary.org/wintermovies3 or stop in the library and fill out a paper ballot and vote for which of the remaining 8 movies will make it on to the next round! If you don't think your vote matters, The Polar Express won over Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by ONE vote last week!

Everyone who votes is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card! We've had 4 winners so far, could this be your week?

#westallispubliclibrar #winterholidaymoviemadness

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12/14/2020

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Final call for votes in our 2nd round of Winter Holiday Movie Madness! Fill out the online form or stop in the library f...
12/13/2020

Final call for votes in our 2nd round of Winter Holiday Movie Madness! Fill out the online form or stop in the library from 1-5 today to fill out a paper ballot.

We'll pick our winners for the gift cards tomorrow, and post round three ballots on Tuesday!

westallislibrary.org/wintermovies2

#westallispubliclibrary #winterholidaymoviemadness

If you're able, please help decorate our tree with hats, scarves, mittens and gloves to benefit the West Allis-West Milw...
12/12/2020

If you're able, please help decorate our tree with hats, scarves, mittens and gloves to benefit the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District's Community Closets. #tistheseason #warmandbright

Round two of our Winter Holiday Movie Madness ends soon! Make sure to vote and ensure your favorite holiday movie moves ...
12/11/2020

Round two of our Winter Holiday Movie Madness ends soon! Make sure to vote and ensure your favorite holiday movie moves on to round 3!

Everyone who votes is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

westallislibrary.org/wintermovies2

#westallispubliclibrary #winterholdidaymoviemadness

Looking for some gift inspiration? What about the perfect #stockingstuffer? Visit the Friends of West Allis Library Book...
12/11/2020

Looking for some gift inspiration? What about the perfect #stockingstuffer? Visit the Friends of West Allis Library Book Store, located to the left of the library’s entrance doors! Whether it’s a book, game, puzzle, or movie, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list!

Today's staff book recommendation is A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel! What are you reading? #friday...
12/11/2020
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

Today's staff book recommendation is A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel! What are you reading? #fridayreads #currentlyreading #weekendreads

Title : A Danger to Herself and Others Author: Alyssa B. Sheinmel Genre : Young Adult It was an accident. Hannah will be released very ...

12/11/2020
Morning Meditation

Join us live for a relaxing guided meditation and breathing exercises. Come prepared by wearing comfy clothes and being in a space that you can relax and stretch out in.

This week's #bookfacefriday is "Becoming Duchess Goldblatt"! Check it out at the library!#westallispubliclibrary #waplbo...
12/11/2020

This week's #bookfacefriday is "Becoming Duchess Goldblatt"! Check it out at the library!
#westallispubliclibrary #waplbookface #publiclibrary #books #booksofinstagram #reading #bibliophile #bookface #duchess

American poet Emily Dickinson was born on December 10th, 1830. Visit http://ow.ly/Ethg50CH63R to check out the library’s...
12/10/2020

American poet Emily Dickinson was born on December 10th, 1830. Visit http://ow.ly/Ethg50CH63R to check out the library’s collection of works by and about Dickinson, including the beautifully illustrated children’s book, “On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson” by Jennifer Berne, featured above!

West Allis Public Library's cover photo
12/10/2020

West Allis Public Library's cover photo

Our #ResourceSpotlight this week is Ancestry, a great source for family history. You can still access the site from the ...
12/09/2020

Our #ResourceSpotlight this week is Ancestry, a great source for family history. You can still access the site from the comfort of home through the end of the year! Simply use your West Allis Public Library card number and PIN: http://ow.ly/u7fG50CD1b1

It’s time for Round Two of our Winter Holiday Madness! 16 movies eliminated, and 16 movies remain. It’s your job to help...
12/08/2020

It’s time for Round Two of our Winter Holiday Madness! 16 movies eliminated, and 16 movies remain. It’s your job to help us decide which movie stands above them all.

Just like round one, every person who votes is entered to win a $10 Kwik Trip Gift Card!

Vote in the library, look for the display near the checkout desk or on-line: westallislibrary.org/wintermovies2

Round two runs from December 8th through December 13th, so let us know which titles should move on, and which titles are left behind!
#westallispubliclibrary #winterholidaymoviemadness #wapl

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Thank you for the cute cooped up craft project. It was harder to make than it looked! Fun!
What are your hours for the 4th of July weekend?
Are we able to return books yet?
I have books from another County Library. May I return them to West Allis when I order curbside pickup? Or is the outside return chute open at any time?
Would whoever has "Midwest Made" mind sharing the recipe for her Rice Krispies treats with me? I had been waiting and waiting for my copy but - covid. :(
My sister now lives in West Allis, but doesn't yet have a library card. Does the library have a way for getting a card through the mail or over the internet during this challenging time? I'd really like her to have access to the Gale courses!
how do I log in on the new site?
I wasn't chosen, but I submitted my original poetry to the Sidewalk Poetry Project contest. Through a grant, 6 poems where chosen by the West Allis Public Library board to be stamped on 6 sidewalk slabs throughout the city. After I viewed the submission guidelines, I submitted my work "BuggsJr_WASideWalkPoetry2018.pdf" and here is a short 10 second video of how it sounds. -MrBGBJr http://bit.ly/2KEDdF8 West Allis-West Milwaukee School District
Hi, I was just wondering if you were going to have any national novel writing month events? and if not, would you consider it for next year? Thanks in advance. :)
Further proof of the value of public libraries:
What do I need for a card?
Do you have a story time for children age 2?