August 2019
The library is closed on Sundays through September 3rd.
For Everyone
Thursday, August 1 & 15
6:30-8:00 PM

Furry Friday
Friday, August 9 
2:30-3:30 PM
Shorewood Farmers Market
Sunday, August 11
9:30 AM-1:00 PM   
For Children & Families

All Ages
Friday, August 9 
Thursday, August 1  
10:00-11:00 AM
Tuesday, August 6
2:00-3:30 PM 

Infants to Pre-School Age

Monday, August 5 & 19
10:00-10:45 AM 
Ages 6 months-3 years
School Age
Every Wednesday, except  
August 28   
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursday, August 1 & 15   
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 1+ 
For Tweens & Teens

Super Heroes, Extraterrestrials, and Outer Space Edition
Friday, August 2
3:00-4:30 PM

Friday, August 9
6:00-8:00 PM
For Adults
Wednesday, August 7
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 8
6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, August 15 
11:00 AM-12:00 PM 
Tots, children, and teens should turn in their reading logs by Friday, August 9th* in order to claim their coupon packets and enjoy some summer fun at a discount! Great work this summer, readers!

*We will accept reading logs after August 9th, but late submissions will not be entered in the grand prize drawing and may not receive coupon packets.

And, teens, mark your calendar for the Teen Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party on Friday, August 9th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Teens must have completed the Teen Summer Reading Challenge in order to participate in the after-hours pizza party. And, please register by e-mailing Lisa or by calling 414 847-2670.
The Endurance sailed for the Antarctic in 1914 when she was crushed by ice in the Weddell Sea.

Cool down this summer with an armchair expedition to Antarctica as author and storyteller Rochelle Pennington presents The Endurance: History's Greatest Shipwreck. The program will be held on Monday, August 5th at 6:30 PM.   
Featuring dozens of authentic documents and stunning photographs taken during the expedition, Rochelle will will bring Shackleton and his crew's journey to life.  Considered to be one of "the greatest survival stories in history," the expedition lives on today as a timeless model which shows how ordinary people, armed only with the simple power of attitude, can dive headfirst into immense adversity and emerge victorious. 

This event is funded by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.
Hey teens! Come celebrate your favorite super heroes,
extraterrestrials, and/or your love of outer space!  Random Fandom Friday: Super Heroes, Extraterrestrials, and Outer Space Edition is on Friday, August 2nd from 3:00-4:30 PM.  We'll have trivia, crafts, and snacks to celebrate your favorite characters.    
This program is open to those entering grades 7-12 in the fall.   
Value Line, one of the most trusted names in investment research, is available again in print format. Due to cost, the library cancelled the resource this past spring, but thanks to a donation in Harry Onufrock's memory by his wife and avid library user Betty, the library has been able to renew its subscription for the next three years.
Whether you're a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can help you invest smarter. With data, tools, rankings, and expert advice Value Line provides reliable, unbiased information to help you invest with confidence. Stop in and check out Value Line; it's at the information desk.
Library programs and events we know you'll love!
 It's time to get creative!

Come to the library on Thursday, August 1st between 10:00-11:00 AM to help us beautify the walkways around the Village Courtyard Gardens. All ages are invited to exercise their outdoor art skills during our Sidewalk Chalk Expo.

Raindate: August 8th.
No registration necessary.

Calling builders of all ages!

Stop by the library on Tuesday, August 6th from 2:00-3:30 PM for an afternoon of building. We'll have Legos, Magna-Tiles, Giant Blocks, and more. Bend, twist, stack, stick, or click - just drop in and exercise your creative forces.  
No registration necessary.
Let's learn through play!

Drop-in and play on August 5th and 19th from 10:00-10:45 AM.  We'll have activities designed to promote language and early literacy development for children and their caregivers. 

For children six months to three years.
No registration necessary.
I met "Tony" in 2005 when I worked at the Atkinson Library on West Capitol Drive. He was in his late teens and came to the library at least three times a week, mostly to socialize a bit and use the computers. Tony had a big smile, was quick to laugh, and we regularly connected on his visits.
About four weeks ago, as I worked at the reference desk, I saw his familiar smile. We recognized each other right away and spent time listening to what each of us are doing now, including Tony's library computer assisted job search. Seeing Tony at the Shorewood Public Library reminded me of the importance of being a member of a library system versus a standalone library.  
Patrons are mobile and want to be able to use their library card at a library on any side of town. They want to recognize the public computer sign-in system, know how to use the catalog, feel welcome and comfortable, and maybe even see a familiar face. The library directors of the municipalities in Milwaukee County meet monthly, often with a focus of making the library experience as seamless for citizens as possible. 
Put us to the test.  Visit one of the other twenty-five public library buildings in Milwaukee County and let me know about your experience.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
What is the Lucky Day Collection?

Have you ever requested a book on CountyCat and found that your hold is number 250 or higher? The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library have, and we know it's hard to wait for a book you really want to read. That's why we've funded the Lucky Day Collection for the past five years.
This dynamic collection features some of the most popular books in the county, and is available only to patrons who come into the Shorewood Public Library. Books are not able to be placed on hold or circulated to other libraries - they are available only on the Lucky Day shelf. Go ahead and request those bestsellers, but be sure to check the Lucky Day shelf when you are in the library - you might find your book there.
For more information on the Lucky Day Collection, check out our blog
If you have questions, suggestions or are interested in supporting the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, email us at 
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.

Rabbits for Food
by Binnie Kirshenbaum

 Sharp and gritty, Binnie Kirshenbaum's Rabbits for Food follows Bunny, a middle-aged writer who suffers from depression and is eventually committed to a psychiatric hospital after stabbing herself in the leg during a New Year's Eve dinner party. Through flashbacks and writing prompts, readers learn more about Bunny's dark, strange journey complete with witty insight and, at times, laugh out loud black humor.      

- Recommended by Hayley
by Anna Burns 
If you're looking for a different read this summer, try Milkman by Anna Burns. This novel takes place in 1970s Ireland and situates it's story in those turbulent political times. The voice of the novel is unique like J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and is often stream of consciousness, recalling James Joyce.  It is poignant, sad, upsetting, and darkly witty. Looking for something atypical? Give this award-winning new novel a read!
- Recomme nded by Carolyn
by Yaa Gyasi
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is an epic spanning generations, oceans, and centuries. This powerful novel follows two branches of a family through three hundred years of triumphs and tragedies in a compelling, emotionally engaging way. An absolute must read for anyone who enjoys modern literature.
- Recommended by Kate
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