April 2019
The library will be closed on Sunday, April 21 in observation of Easter.
For Everyone
Thursdays, April 4 & 18
6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, April 11
10:30 AM-9:00 PM

Digital Downloads 101
Saturday, April 20
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages
Tuesday, April 9 
6:00-7:30 PM

Infants to Pre-School Age

Mondays, Apr 1-29
9:15 or 10:15 AM
For tots ages 6-23 months 
Registration required

Mondays, Apr. 1-29
6:30 PM
For ages 6 months to 3 years 
Registration required

Tuesdays, Apr. 2-30
10:00 AM
For 2 year olds 
Registration required

Thursday, April 11
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years
School Age
Every Wednesday 
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursdays, April 4 & 18
3:30-5:00 PM 
Grades 1+    
Thursday, April 25
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+ 
For Tweens & Teens

Friday, April 12
4:00-5:00 PM
4th-8th grade
To celebrate National Library Week (April 7-13), the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library invite you to their inaugural dine-out event. Stop by MOD Pizza (4151 N Oakland Ave) on Thursday, April 11 from 10:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m., mention the Friends, and MOD will donate 20% of your sale back to the Friends. 

The Friends support 74% of library programming, so every little bit (and bite) counts!
April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, we present  re (visions): words into pictures, pictures into words , a visual exhibit featuring the collaborative art of photographer Karen Peugh and poet CJ Muchhala.  Featuring an interplay of poems and photographs inspired by each other, the exhibit expands the meanings of both words and pictures. The poems and photographs depict a wide range of subjects and challenge our ideas of illustration and description.

Join us for a reception honoring the artists on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Muchhala and other local poets will read from their work, and the artists will answer questions about their exhibit. re(visions) will be on display at the library through Thursday, May 22.
What we hear about voting today often focuses on fears.
University of Kentucky law professor and author Joshua Douglas's new book, Vote for Us: Take Back Our Elections and Change the Future of Voting presents a positive, change-oriented study of voting rights reform and the future of the right to vote in the U.S.

Meet Josh Douglas and hear his take on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 PM in the Village Center.
Do you know the difference between weather and climate - and does it matter?
University of Milwaukee distinguished professor Paul Roebber has the answers for you on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:00 PM. A renowned expert in weather forecasting, Dr. Roebber will explain why weather and climate are not synonymous, the implications of these differences for understanding global climate change, and what we know (and don't know) about these phenomena.

Join us for this second lecture in our Shorewood Discovery series. The third lecture is Tuesday, May 14.
Ready to delve even further into your family's history?  In February, we introduced you to Ancestry Library Edition. Now, join us for another hands-on tutorial that will look more deeply at what Ancestry offers, and also show you other genealogy resources available through the library. 

Some experience with Ancestry Library Edition is recommended. No registration is necessary. If you are able, please bring your own laptop or tablet. We will provide five of each for use during the class. Library Program Room, Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-8:00 PM.
Whatever your age, come play with us in April!
Sensory Playtime
Sensory Playtime is a drop-in session for kids 6 months through 3 years old and their adult caregivers.  
Come ready for plenty of exploratory hands-on fun and dress to get messy!  
No registration is necessary. 

Lego Club

Kids in first grade and up have two chances every month to come play, build and explore with Lego bricks. They may bring their own bricks or use ours!

Lego Club is the first and third Thursday each month, so will be held April 4 &18 from 3:30-5:00 PM. Open to kids in first grade and up.
Game Night

Every month, adults and teens gather to game - with an expert gamer leading the charge. Bring your favorite game or choose from our library. Bring a friend or come make a new one. From cooperative games to role play games to card games - there's a game for you. Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 PM in the Program Room.
"Can I return these books and DVDs to the Whitefish Bay Public Library?"
"So you'll text me when the item is ready to pick up?"
"I can listen to this audiobook on my phone?"
The answer to all of these questions is an enthusiastic "Yes". And all of these services and more are made possible by our membership in the   Milwaukee County Federated Library System (MCFLS).
MCFLS is one of seventeen public library systems in the state of Wisconsin. Through these systems, municipal libraries share expenses and resources resulting in better-supported local libraries that satisfy library patrons. MCFLS is primarily funded by the state, and is administered by a seven member board of trustees. Last month, longtime Shorewood resident and major library advocate and user, Guy Johnson, was appointed a citizen representative to the MCFLS board.

Almost every Shorewood Public Library user is touched by MCFLS in some way, whether you use our public computers or wifi, or check out physical or digital items, or order items from other libraries. MCFLS does a lot of the hard work behind the scenes from maintaining the library catalog to delivering items between libraries five days a week. Check out the MCFLS 2018 Summary of Services infographic to learn more about what our system does for us so we can serve you well.Thank you, MCFLS!

Rachel Collins
Library Director
Friends Welcome New Board Members

The Friends of the Shorewood Library are pleased to welcome four new directors to its Board of Directors. Newly elected for three-year terms are:
  • Tricia Briceno
  • McKenzie Sky Edmonds
  • Laura Peracchio
  • Len Weistrop
To learn more about the new directors, read this month's From the Friends blog post on the Library's website.
To get involved in the Friends of the Library reach out to the Friends via email at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com.
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.

Get acquainted, or reacquainted,with thirty tenacious women and girls in this graphic biography.  Inspiring true stories that will make you want to know more about them.
- Recommended by Rachel
 Pretend I'm Dead
by Jen Beagin 
I feel like I found a new friend while reading Jen Beagin's debut novel, Pretend I'm Dead. Mona, a twenty-something year old house cleaner, adventures into the private lives of those she works for. She also has journeys of her own, including a strange, twisted romance, growing up in a dysfunctional family, and relocating to Taos, NM. Plus, if this darkly humorous story leaves you looking for more, try Beagin's second novel, Vacuum in the Dark.
- Recomme nded by Hayley
The must-read memoir of an innocent man who spent thirty years wrongfully imprisoned on death row. Readers will be shocked by Hinton's easy conviction despite the overwhelming weight of the evidence in his favor, appalled by the conditions of his imprisonment, and ultimately relieved when Brian Stevenson and the Equal Justice Initiative get involved. 
- Recommended by Kate
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