September 2016 News
For Everyone
Saturday, Sept. 10 - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 14 - 10:00 AM

Sunday, Sept. 18 - 10:00 AM
For Children & Families

Thursday, Sept. 1
For 4 & 5 year olds

Every Wednesday
2:30-4:00 PM
For school-age children

Monday, Sept.12 & 26
10:00 AM & 6:30 PM
For tots 6 months to 3 years old

Tuesday, Sept. 13 - 6:00 PM
All ages

Thursday, Sept. 15 - 10:00 AM

Thursday, Sept. 15 - 3:30 PM
For children in 1st grade and up

Wednesday, Sept. 21 - 4:00 PM
All ages

Music & Movement
Saturday, Sept. 24 - 10:30 AM
All ages
For Teens
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month
Sept. 6 & 20 - 4:00 PM

Pins & Needles Craft Club
1st & 3rd Thursdays of every month - 6:30 PM

2nd Thursday of every month - 6:30 PM

AM Book Club
Thursday, Sept. 15 - 11:00 AM

Saturday, Sept. 17 - 10:30 AM
Wednesday, Sept. 21 - 6:00 PM

The Ethics of Anger
Monday, Sept. 19 - 6:30 PM

Dementia Education Series: Is It or Isn't It?
Monday, Sept. 27 - 6:30 PM

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
Wednesday, Oct. 5 - 7:00 PM
Pre-school story time for 4 and 5 year olds is a vital addition to your child's early learning.
Designed to provide your child with enrichment activities that enhance early literacy, including stories, games, music and movement.

Story time runs weekly from September through April, and you must register online, in person or by phone (registration is ongoing). Click here to learn more about Pre-school Story Time on our website.

The Ghost Train is Shorewood's newest public art installation - come aboard!

On Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. Shorewood's Ghost Train creative lighting engineer, Marty Peck, will join us for an informative look at the new work of art.

Presented by the Shorewood Public Library, Senior Resource Center, Shorewood Historical Society, and Public Art Committee.
Author Lori Degman brings us her latest, Norbert's Big Dream. If you and your kids love picture books, don't miss a visit with Lori Degman, who will talk about where her ideas come from, how she and the illustrator work together to bring a story to life, and the joy of reading!

Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m.
with Dr. Gregory B. Sadler  
Monday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Is anger something bad that sometimes has good effects? Or, is it always negative or harmful? Important questions have been asked and addressed by a number of philosophers, theologians, and other thinkers throughout the ages. Dr. Sadler will introduce some of the key ideas to spark interactive discussion.
Meet us at the farmers market!
We're heading to the farmers market on Sunday, September 18.We will share our own freshly-picked locally-grown knowledge-based products: library information, e-reading resources, upcoming events, info on how to get involved, and much, much more!
Kids, teens & familes
Ongoing programs for families, kids, tweens and teens start in September. Count on us for free, engaging activities after school, in the evenings, and on the weekends.
Families & Young Children

Pop in and Play: An informal play-to-learn program with stories and crafts. Every second & fourth Monday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. in September, October and December.

Family Fun Night: Games, crafts, Lego - all guarantee family-building fun! Second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
School-Age Kids

Lego Club & Art Cart
are back this school year!
Art Cart moves to 2:30 p.m. on "early release" Wednesdays.
Lego Club is still 3:30-5:30 every other Thursday. These programs are both drop-in. Encourage your kids to make these an after-school plan for enrichment, fun with friends and a little necessary relaxation.
Click here for exact dates and to learn more.

Teen Tuesday is the first and third Tuesday each month, for teens in gr. 7+. What could be better after school than snacks, games, and a chance to hang out and be loud with friends for a while? 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct. 11 and Oct. 25.
The fall schedule of engaging programs for adults is jam-packed. Plan to drop in to any of these informal, informational programs.
Color Me Happy!

September kicks off the second round of our adult coloring club. Learn more here.

Digital Downloads 101

Drop in with your favorite device (e-reader, computer, tablet, or phone) and your questions about using the library's downloadable e-reading resources. Learn more here.

Pins & Needles

Starting in September, Pins & Needles will meet twice a month. 
Come on by for some inspiration and motivation! Learn more here.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Free Library Card is Valuable for All Ages

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when the American Library Association and libraries across the country remind communities that registering for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

At the Shorewood Public Library, you will find thousands of resources that can help you with formal or informal learning. Whether you need books, periodicals, DVDs, online resources or computers, the Shorewood Library can help. Plus, our library is staffed by professional librarians who can help you determine what you need and how to find it! So, stop by this month to sign up for your free library card - or use the one you have!

While you are at it, help the Friends of the Library promote literacy and learning in Shorewood. 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 learned about this book from our Book Speed Dating event in April and recommends it to other readers interested in religious history, political drama and intriguing suspense.

Library Director Rachel recommends this new title saying: " From the tourist ski slopes of Maine to  a brutal work camp for ex-cons on the sex offender registry to the world of wolf hybrids, this story will keep you engaged to the end."

The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

Emily recommends this fantasy book and its just-released sequel, The Masked City, for their inventive premise in which a Library exists outside of space and time and its Librarians retrieve important books from all places and eras. 
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