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  • The Library's Community Garden showing off some fall blooms!

    The Library's Community Garden showing off some fall blooms!

  • Banned Books Week is September 25th - October 1st.

  • Our shelvers... making sure everything is in the right spot, one book at a time!

    Our shelvers... making sure everything is in the right spot, one book at a time!

  • Skoki, our newest therapy dog, enjoys books about cats!

    Skoki, our newest therapy dog, enjoys books about cats!

    Skoki will be available at the library Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 starting September 13 to listen to children practice reading!

  • Enjoying a presentation about cultural masks with our friends with the library's Four Points Library Memory Project

  • "It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course." -Hank Aaron

    Check out our golf display on the library's 2nd Floor!


Friday Movie Matinees!

1 pm - 3 pm
Community Room

Click on the piece of popcorn for the August movie matinee schedule.

Movie Flyer - Movie Matinee 

Fall Programs!

Fall programs at the library begin in September! Check out our flyers for more details on the youth and adult programs we've planned! 


September/October 2016 Programs for Youth and Parents 

September-December 2016 Programs for Adults 

Fall 2016 Parenting Programs

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Next meeting -
Tuesday, Oct.,4th
4:00-5:00 pm
Teen Suite

The Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens who work with the Young Adult Librarian to provide teen perspective on the services and materials the library offers. 

Newcomers are welcome! It’s a great way to meet new people and get involved with the library. Email Teresa at         if you have questions!

Teen Advisory Board



Friends' Used Book Sale

Friday, Sept. 23rd

5:00-7:00 pm

(Friends Members’ Preview Night)


Saturday, Sept. 24th

9:00-4:00 p.m**


Sunday, Sept. 25th

1:00-3:00 p.m.**

**Note new closing times**

Stock up on books for the upcoming winter season at the Friends’ September 2016 used book sale! All types of books will be available—suspense and mystery, biography, romance, children’s, etc., as well as CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. All at a great price!

 NBPL in the NEWS!

appleThe library recently welcomed Kenneth Weston, of Weston's Antique Apple Orchard, and his expertise as patrons sampled and discussed different apple varieties. CBS58 stopped by to help document the Apple Harvest program. You can find their article and video here. 


The New Berlin Public Library is home to a brand new Teen Suite! Now open in the afternoons and on weekends during the school year, this space dedicated to teens, is the perfect spot to hang out with friends (...and maybe do a little studying). See what the New Berlin Now had to say about this new Teen Suite here. 





STOP Senior Frauds and Scams

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:00 am

Join us for an Interfaith Senior Programs presentation, STOP Senior Frauds and Scams.Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Consumer Antifraud Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Interfaith Senior Programs has been able to research and assemble educational resources to help seniors avoid common scams targeting their generation.

Types of common scams covered in this presentation will include; Funeral, Medical/Medicare, Online/Email, Sweepstakes, & Telemarketing.

Registration is required. Please contact the library before September 22nd to register.






Capture New Berlin! Photography Classes

Local photographer  Kevin Hanley will be teaching another series of classes at the library this fall! These photography classes are open to all ages. No matter the skill level, every photographer should gain something from these classes. Registration is required.

Fall Colors Photography

Wed. October 5th   10:00—11:00 am & 6:00—7:00 pm


Fall Colors Photography Field Trip at Calhoun Park

Sat. October 8th   10:00 am—12:00 pm


What’s New in Photography Equipment

Mon. November 14th  6:00—7:00 pm


Black & White Photography

Wed. December 14th  1:00—2:00 pm



Book Discussion:

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The library will host a discussion of Matthew Desmond’s groundbreaking new book, Evicted. Led by Professor  Russell Brooker of Alverno College, we’ll take a look at Desmond’s depiction of slumlords and the realities of home evictions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, one of the most segregated cities in America. Copies of this book will be available for check out one month prior to the discussion. Registration is required.

Russell Brooker is a political science professor at Alverno College. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1981. At Alverno he teaches a variety of courses on elections, American politics, African American history, and statistics. He is currently writing a book on the American civil rights movement from 1865-1950.

Flyer Here




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Online Databases

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Try One Click Digital TODAY!  

One Click Digital an offering for you to download some of the most popular titles in audio book format!

Click here for information about One Click Digital. Please note you need to register for a free account using your Library Card # before you can access the One Click audio books.


Meeting Room Information

Meeting Room Policy (PDF)

Meeting Room Use Procedures for Application & Application Form (PDF)





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