August 2016 News
For Everyone
Author Visit: Going for Wisconsin Gold with Jessie Garcia
Wed., August 10 - 6:30 PM  
For Children & Families

Mondays, August 1 & 15
10:00 AM & 6:30 PM
6 months - 3 years old

Tuesday, August 2
2:30 PM

Wednesdays at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Ages 4 and up
No Art Cart on Wed., Aug. 3

Thursdays, August 4 & 18
3:30 PM 

Thursday, August 11 - 2:00 PM
3rd grade and up
For Teens
Friday, August 12
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Monday, August 15
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Pins & Needles Craft Club
Thurs., August 4 - 6:30 PM

AM Book Club
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
Thurs., August 18 - 11:00 AM

PM Book Club
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
Wed., September 7 - 7:00 PM

Bring the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro closer to home by learning more about Wisconsin's very own great Olympians!

On Wednesday, August 10th at 6:30 PM local author and sportscaster Jessie Garcia kick off the launch of her new book - Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians - with us!
This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press .


September will kick off the second round of our adult coloring club. Color Me Happy! will be held the SECOND Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM.


This fall, Shorewood Library will begin offering drop-in sessions to get you started using the library's digital resources like e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines. Drop in with your favorite device (e-reader, computer, tablet, or phone) and your questions about using the library's downloadable e-reading resources.


Starting in September, Pins & Needles will be meeting twice a month! The knitting/craft group will be meeting the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of every month at 6:30 PM. Come on by for some inspiration and motivation!

Summer Reading for kids and teens ends August 13. Learn more about the programs:
summer break might be winding down, but we've still got plenty to keep kids busy and engaged before school starts!
Art Cart

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM: Kids of all ages and families are welcome. Activities are most appropriate for age 3 and up.
Lego Club

First & third Thursday at 3:30 PM: Kids in first grade and up and their adults are welcome to play and construct.
Tinker Lab

Second Thursday at 4:00 PM:  Kids in third grade and up are welcome to experiment with tech and crafts. 

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

In August, many adults and families take driving vacations.  If you are packing the car for a trip, you may want to add an audio book or music CD to listen to in the car or a book to read on vacation. Check out the Friends' book recommendations  in this month's blog for some ideas - th en visit the library.
There, you can c heck out audio books for adults or children, f ind new music to make the miles fly by, and l ook for popular titles on the Lucky Day shelf. 

But you might also consider b uying used books at the Friends' Book Sale (and our twice-yearly media sale of audio-visual items)!  That way, if you leave them in a hotel or on a beach, you won't face any fines when you return. And if the books make it back home with you, you can donate them back to the Friends or place them in one of Shorewood's many Little Free Libraries.  

Contact the Friends at if you are interested in joining or want to learn more about what we do.
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Library Board President Mariann recommends this novel about an opera singer in Belle Epoque Paris saying, "I love music and opera, and enjoyed the story - especially the musical references."

Angie recommends this classic film featuring Katherine Hepburn for its charming romantic tale and captivating setting of Venice in the summer. 

Kate recommends this book saying it's, " An absolute must read for dog lovers, and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys exhaustively researched histories."
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