Virtual Programs & Storytimes

Stay connected with your favorite West Allis Library staff and enjoy engaging and fun virtual programs online!

Programming for All Ages

COVID-19 Stories

Share your stories with us! The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our community and it’s important to capture your experiences. Check out our COVID-19 Stories page or go here to fill out the form.

Children’s Virtual Storytimes

Storytime with Miss Beth
Mondays at 10:30 am 

Storytime with Miss Mary
Wednesdays at 10:30 am 


Join Miss Beth and Miss Mary on Youtube for these storytimes and so much more!

Children's Programming

Grab and Go Art Cart
Tuesdays

Stop at the library to pick-up the supplies (while they last) to make a craft at home. 

True Stories for Kids + Take & Make Activity
November 5: J.R.R. Tokien
November 19: Katherine Johnson

Meet someone new by listening to a biography with Miss Beth on Youtube. Then, pick-up an activity to do at home! Activity packs (while supplies last) can be picked up in the Children's Department or by scheduling a Curbside Pick-up. For grades 1-5.

Teen Programming

Winter Skincare for Teens
November 13th from  3:30-4:30 pm (Zoom)

Winter is coming; mask wearing and hand washing aren't going away. With the change in weather your skin may need a little TLC. In this program we will talk about ways to care for your skin, discuss recipes for homemade scrubs and masks and make a few to keep your skin fresh and clean. Registration begins October 30th, kits will be available to pick up at the library for registered participants the week of November 8th. To register online visit westallislibrary.org/events or call 414-302-8500. For teens in Grades 6-12.

Monthly Teen Mixer
November 19th from, 4:30-5:30 pm (Zoom)

Register to get a teen tasking kit! This month we will be testing out different Barbeque sauce flavors! Save the kit for the Zoom meet-up and discuss the sauces. Register to by calling 414-302-8500 or online at westallislibrary.org/events.. (For teens in Grades 6-12)

Adult Programming

Coloring Club from Home
Begins November 14th

We'll provide the coloring pages, you provide the creativity! Coloring packets are available at the adult information desk the third Thursday of each month. Take a packet home to color and post your completed works of art on Facebook or Instagram before the next coloring club for a chance to win a prize!

Medicare 101
November 16th, 3:30 pm via Zoom

We are partnering with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging to present a virtual webinar covering Medicare basics. Learn about options, benefits, enrollment and programs that may save you money on Medicare and prescription drugs. You can access the event here with the passcode X0D1NH. You can also join via Zoom using the meeting ID 954 2030 9507 and the passcode X0D1NH. Or, to dial in by phone, call (312) 626-6799 and use the access code 868061.

Thanksgiving Tips & Tricks
November 16th - 20th

Celebrate Thanksgiving a week early with staff from the West Allis Public Library! We'll share traditions, recipes, and games from our family's Thanksgivings with you. Each day we will post a new idea for your Thanksgiving celebration. Check  Facebook and Instagram  for our videos or posts!

Fairy Tale - Virtual Escape Room
November 16th - 22rd

Escape the haunted house and enter to win your very own copy of The Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Details will be posted on November 16th!

Virtual Books & Coffee
November 19th, 10 am

Join us on Zoom for a discussion of the book Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk. Registration is required and may be done by calling 414-302-8500 or online at westallislibrary.org/events. For those who are registered, a Zoom meeting link will be emailed prior to the event.

Cooped Up Crafts
November 20th at 3 pm via Zoom

This month we are crafting a cement pumpkin tealight holder! Registration is required and begins Novemeber 3rd. Register by calling 414-302-8500 or online at westallislibrary.org/events.. If you register, you may pick up your kit between November 16-20th. Those who are registered will be provided with a Zoom meeting link. Those of you who do not register can still participate with your own supplies! A how-to-video will be posted online the day of the event.

Morning Meditation
November 27th, 9:30am

A video will be posted on Facebook and Instagram of some simple ways to decompress and destress after a busy day. (Ages 13 and up)

Books! Live with Katie
November 30th-December 4th, 10 am

The gift of giving season is upon us and we want to help you give books that people will love. All week Katie will post videos on our social media with suggestions of books to give to readers of all ages. On Wednesday December 3rd, she will go live on Facebook Live with general suggestions of books to buy and tips to make this giving season easy. This is an informal Facebook Live chat and is intended for Adult and older YA readers.