August 2017
For Everyone

Pins & Needles
August 3 & 17
6:30 PM

Tuesday, August 8
6:30 PM

Saturday, August 19
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
For Children & Families

Every Wednesday
2:30 -  4:00 PM
Age 4 and older

Thursdays, Aug. 3 & 17
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older  
Monday, August 14
10:00-10:45 AM 
& 6:30-7:15 PM
6 month - 3 year olds
For Tweens & Teens

Friday, August 11
6:00 PM
For Adults

Wednesday, August 2
7:00 PM

Thursday, August 17
11:00 AM
The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.
Summer Reading is nearly done!
Summer flies by and now the Summer Reading Program is wrapping up. Turn in reading logs by August 12 to get a pack of awesome coupons and be entered in a drawing for a cool prize. We know reading has its own rewards, and we hope you and your kids had a really fun summer filled with books!
Spread Your Wings

I find myself at least once a week exclaiming aloud "I just learned something new! I love my job." I am exposed daily to a wide array of subjects, resources and people, but lifelong learning is a state of mind that everyone can have. Curiosity and an inquisitive attitude, plus a rich environment is all it takes.

Conceptually, I've known the life cycle of a butterfly since early grade school, but thanks to the Shorewood Monarch Project and children's librarian, Heide Piehler, this year I'm actually a witness to the butterfly life cycle. So far, Heide has raised fourteen Monarch butterflies from a speck of a caterpillar to a Very Hungry Caterpillar to a shiny green chrysalis to a majestic butterfly. In addition to the butterfly habitat, the display at the entrance to the children's room has appropriate books, an explanation for determining gender and an on-going count of the Monarchs that have completed most of their life cycle in the library. Heide announces when she is releasing the butterflies and often has children gently handle them as they fly into the neighborhood.

We learn in so many ways: watching, listening, touching, reading and discussing, just to start. The Shorewood Public Library is proud to engage people of all ages in lifelong learning opportunities. So, join us at the library soon and learn something new.

Rachel Collins
Library Director

Can you visualize what hunger looks like?
You may conjure images of people in far-off places, but hunger actually lives closer than you may think. One in four families in the Milwaukee area struggles with hunger each year.

From August 1-31, we will showcase the Hunger Task Force photo-documentary project "Hunger Next Door." In an effort to bring focus to the problem, area families documented their daily lives making ends meet so they can eat. Learn more here.
Download music, movies & books with Hoopla.

The summer of hoopla continues! All Milwaukee County library card holders have access to Hoopla, a digital download platform that offers movies, books, comics and music. Hoopla is being offered on a trial basis thanks to generous funding from Milwaukee County Federated Library System. It's a summer of Hoopla!

Go to our Hoopla webpage to learn more.
Something for everyone to engage, relax, learn and play!
Audience: All ages

Prepare for the total solar eclipse happening on August 21 with a visit from UWM's Manfred Olsen Planetarium. Expert Elisabeth Markman will look at how humans have experienced, celebrated and revered eclipses through history and across cultures. She'll also help you prepare to view it. Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Are you a caregiver for someone with dementia? The Shorewood Library, in partnership with the Senior Resource Center and Shorewood Connects, invite you to take a break, and connect with others who know what you are experiencing. Thursday, August 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Center. 
As your kids meet their reading goals and turn in their reading logs (deadline is Aug. 12), don't close the book on summer reading!
Grab a BINGO card and keep the fun - and the reward of reading - going. Once you get a reading BINGO, bring back the card to get coupons for Discovery World, Country Springs and PF Changs! 

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Friends' Book and Media Sale Supports Library Programs and Collections

When you enter the library, you might notice the shelves on the right side, just past the restrooms.

These shelves are filled with used books, CDs and DVDs that are for sale at rock bottom prices. Browse these shelves and for a dollar or two, you can go home with treasures for yourself, a family member or a friend. Plus, your dollars support the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, the non-profit organization that strives to make the library a vital and essential part of life in Shorewood by supporting library programs and collections.

Learn more about how to donate your gently used items to support the Friends and Library on this month's blog post

If you have questions about donating, are interested in serving on the Friends' board, becoming a Friends member, or volunteering for the library, please contact the Friends at: 
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog  and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).
Knife Creek
by Paul Doiron

While twenty-nine year old, Maine Game Warden, Mike Bowditch is tracking feral hogs in his district, he discovers human remains. The investigation leads him from the popular Seco River, where college co-eds party in rafts over the fourth of July, to the rundown shacks where homeless families squat in backwoods Maine. This fast paced mystery twists and turns just like the Seco.

- Recommended by Rachel

Thirty-something newlywed and travel writer Piazza gets married, then takes on the question of how to go about being married. Over the course of a year, she gathers advice from the tops of mountains to the depths of deserts across the world. While her personal story is somewhat narrow in scope, the experts and regular people with whom she speaks share a variety of advice that will have you laughing, and thinking - whether you've been married two weeks (like me) or two decades.

- Recommended by Emily
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports
by Jeff Passan

Did you know that the annual salary of MLB pitchers ($1.5 billion) is five times more than the combined cost of every starting NFL quarterback? So what happens when pitchers get injured? Yahoo! Sports columnist Jeff Passan takes a close look at the rise of Tommy John surgery throughout the game, following two of baseball's big names - Todd Coffey and Daniel Hudson - and more. 
- Recommended by Hayley
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