November 2016 News

Friday, Dec. 23
Saturday, Dec. 24
Sunday, Dec. 25
Friday, Dec. 30
Saturday, Dec. 31
and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017

All the best to you and yours!
For Everyone

Thursdays, Dec.1 & 15 - 6:30 PM

Saturday, Dec. 10 - 2:00 PM
For Children & Families

Wednesdays at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Ages 4 and up

Thursdays, Dec.1 & 15 -  3:30 PM 
First grade and up

Tuesday, Dec. 13  - 6:00 PM

Friday, Dec. 16 - 4:00 PM
For Teens
Tuesdays, December 6 & 20 
4:00 PM -  Grades 7-12
For Adults

Thursday, Dec. 1 & 15 - 6:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 3 - 11:00 AM

Learn a Language with the Library
Monday, Dec. 5 - 6:30 PM

by Kristin HannahWednesday, Dec. 7th - 7:00 PM

Color Me Happy!
Thursday, Dec. 8th - 6:30 PM

AM Book Club
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
Thursday, Dec. 15th - 11:00 AM 

Game Night for Adults 
Tuesday, Dec. 27th - 6:00 PM

Come learn how to use Mango Languages to learn a new language with guidance from a librarian on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. This 45-minute class will show you what Mango offers, how to access, sign up for, and use Mango, and give you some time to explore. We will provide several laptops, but encourage you to bring your own computer or tablet if possible. Learn more here.
Come play with us on Tuesday, December 27 at 6:00 p.m.
 Whatever your gaming  experience level, there is 
a game out there for you.

We'll provide a small library of games to play including some of our favorites, like Coup, Settlers of Catan, and Forbidden Desert. Feel free to bring your own favorites as well!
For many, the winter season often feels cold and dark, but we want to brighten it up with our third annual adult winter reading program- Snow Better Time to Read!
Starting on Tuesday, January 3rd running through Sunday, March 12th, we'll be in the business of rewarding you for reading. For every book you read or listen to, fill out one of our designated bookmarks, and put in one of fabulous prize drawing gift bags. Simple as that!
So warm up with a book this winter, get a jump start on a new year's resolution of more reading, or just have fun - you could win!
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books
for children, teens, and adults, including
The Unwind dystology, The Skinjacker trilogy,
Downsiders, and  Challenger Deep , which won the National Book Award. He also writes screenplays for motion pictures and television shows. He will be visiting Shorewood Public Library to promote his latest book,  Scythe, on Sat., December 10 at 2:00 p.m.   Presented in collaboration with Boswell Book Company, who will be on hand selling Shusterman's books.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Remember the Library this Year

As the year draws to a close and we busy ourselves with school, work, and the holidays, many of us also take time to remember the places and people that enrich our lives.

The Shorewood Public Library is such a place.  The library is a beautiful building that houses a collection of books, magazine, CDs, DVDs, and online resources. It is also a place to relax, study, do research, use computers, and attend programs. But none of this would be available without the people that make the library work: the librarians, staff, volunteers, and donors.

We hope you will consider making a donation to the Friends of the Shorewood Library this year to help support the library's programs and collections. All donations are appreciated - from a simple Friends membership donation of any size, to gifts in honor or in memory of a loved one. Read the story of how one library lover's family and friends remembered her in just such a way in the Friends blog post this month.

Make a donation at this link or by downloading the Friends brochure here:
And remember the library as a resource and place to go this holiday season. 
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Emily recommends this latest in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Shakespeare fans will delight in Atwood's version of The Tempest: The island is a prison in Ontario, and Prospero is an aging former theater director who brings the bard to the prisoners and revenge to those who deserve it. A fun read.

Rachel recommends this 15th book in the Cork O'Connor series. Krueger litters this fast-paced mystery with Ojibwe words and culture, vivid descriptions of the Boundary Waters wilderness area on foot and by canoe and updates us on all the characters in Cork's life that we've grown to care for over the previous books in the series.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Lisa recommends this "insightful and witty memoir by the current host of the Daily Show," which details his experience growing up biracial in Apartheid-era South Africa.  
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