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    Prof. John Savagian from Alverno College leads a book discussion on April 13th.

  • Storytime is offered several times during the year. Check our website calendar for specifics.

Catalog Software Upgrade - Wednesday

On Wed., May 4th, you will not be able to access the catalog or your library record for part of the day due to an upgrade in the system.


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With AP Exams right around the corner, the New Berlin Public Library wants to help you succeed. The library will stay open late on the following evenings to provide a quiet place for you to study. Click here for more details.

Wed., May 4th: 9-11 pm
Tues., May 10th: 9-11 pm
Thurs., May 12th: 9-11 pm

**The library's extended AP Exam hours are available for students living within the NBSD boundaries, including private and parochial students.


Monday Morning Movies!

10:30 am -  12:30 pm
Conference Room

Start your week off right with a free Monday morning movie! No RSVP is required.

Click here for the list of May movies.


Friday Movie Matinees

1 pm - 3 pm
Community Room

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


Movie Flyer - Movie Matinee 

ElderCare Focus Group of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.

Shopping for Healthy Food

Thursday, May 12th
10 am - 12:00 pm
Community Room

Learn the science of how we grocery shop. Do you know what major brands are doing to capture your attention? Discover the lengths major brands will go to influence your purchases. Learn distinctions between terms like GMO, certified-organic or gluten-free, and much more!

Click here for the program flyer.

healthy food

Mothers Day - closed May 8th


Learning Through Play -

Program for Parents

Don't miss this upcoming parent program about Learning Through Play!

This workshop highlights the importance of play in a child's development and will discuss different play strategies that can be incorporated into play to promote a child's development. Workshop participants will learn to recognize how play promotes a child's development, how to create a safe play space, which toys promote development and how to find resources for low cost toys. This free workshop is presented by the Penfield Children's Center and Kohl's Cares. It is geared for parents of birth through age 5.

Please register at the Youth Services Reference Desk or call 262-754-1814.

Penfield Chilcren's Center

Kohls Building Blocs

Tipping Point: Understanding the Math Behind the National Debt 

Monday, May 9, 2016 | 7:00-8:30 pm Community Room

Presented by: Michael Ronk, author of Understanding Debits, Credits and Other Matters.


Please contact the library to register at 262-785-4980. Participants will receive a chapter of Michael’s book to review prior to the program.

Program flyer


Book Discussion Program

Wednesday, May 11 | 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Community Room

Professor Russell Brooker from Alverno College will lead a discussion of the book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America by Ari Berman.

Copies of the book are available at the Library Circulation Desk for check-out. Please stop by the Reference Desk or call 262-785-4980 to register for this free program.

WHC LogoFunded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.


Color Your Way to Calm

2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month | 1 pm - 4 pm

Business Room

Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided.

Adults only please.

Adult Coloring



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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!

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Meeting Room Information

Meeting Room Policy (PDF)

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

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Our library hosts a blog that delivers the latest library news as well as book reviews and book lists on a variety of topics. You can subscribe or view the blog by clicking here!



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Gale Courses

A wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.


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