February 2017
For Everyone

Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 16
6:30-8:00 PM

Friday, Feb. 3, 9:00 AM in Village Center Meeting Room
Saturday, Feb. 18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM in Library

Saturday, Feb. 25
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
For Children & Families

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

Thursdays, Feb. 2 & 16
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older

Tuesday, Feb. 14
6:00 - 7:30 PM
All ages

Pre-School Story Time
Thursdays, 10:30 AM
Registration required
Ages 3 & 4

February Story Times
Mondays, Feb. 6-27
Registration required
For tots & toddlers, up to age 3
For Tweens & Teens
Friday, Feb. 4
6:00 PM
For TAB members only

Friday, Feb. 24
4:00-5:30 PM
4th-7th grade
For Adults

January 3 - March 12
Wednesday, Feb. 2
7:00 PM
Wednesday, Feb. 8
6:30 PM
Fates & Furies by Lauren Groff
Thursday, Feb. 16 
11:00 AM
Saturday, Feb. 18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 21
6:00 PM

Thursday, Feb. 23
6:00 PM 
Monday, Feb. 27
6:45 PM
Get Digital

When I'm at the gym, I can't help but look around and wonder if the person on the treadmill is listening to a library audiobook or if they paid for it. Sometimes a barcode or a spine label will be a giveaway, but when people are using a tablet or phone, I just can't tell.
There's so much content to listen to and read while exercising in our first world setting, but do you know about our digital editions? The Shorewood Public Library is a member of a state wide consortium that enables us to provide more content then we could purchase on our own through Wisconsin's Digital Library. As a library card holder in Wisconsin, you have access to tens of thousand of e-audiobooks, e-books and e-magazine issues. 
Plus, digital items are flexible: you can keep e-magazines forever, or as long as you want to store them on your device, and your digital audiobooks and e-books automatically get returned after your loan period, which you can set from 7 days to 21 days. So say goodbye to late fees and purchases from Audible or Amazon and hello to our digital editions! Ask a librarian to help you get started, attend one of our monthly Digital Downloads 101 sessions or visit our web page.
When you see me at the gym with my earbuds in, rest assured, I'm listening to a library audiobook. Give me a thumbs up or a high five, if you are too!
Rachel Collins
Library Director
In the United States, it is estimated that someone makes a suicide attempt every minute and that someone dies by suicide every 13 minutes.

On February 8 at 6:30 p.m., make time to attend QPR training and learn how you can make a difference in that statistic. Presented by Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee (PSGM), this training is free and open to the public. It is designed for anyone who interacts with people.

QPR (which stands for Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training is intended to increase the number of people ready to act in a bold, positive manner to potentially prevent a suicide and save a life. Join us.
2016 use of WI Digital Library broke records.
Nearly 4 million titles were checked out in 2016 by Wisconsin's citizens - putting Wisconsin's cooperatively run digital library among the top five busiest. Shorewood's local use of e-materials grew, too. Read more on our blog.
Dr. Jean Creighton of UWM's Manfred Olson Planetarium will present on planets near and far on Monday, February 27th at 6:45 PM.  Learn about the exploration in our solar system with missions such as New Horizons and Juno. Of course, we are intrigued by the planets and other bodies in our solar system, but what is truly amazing is that in the last twenty years we are finding exoplanets, planets around other stars. What insights do we get from these distant systems?
We try to keep our Shorewood Public Library monthly e-newsletter fresh. Over the last year and a half, we made the email mobile-friendly, added a regular column from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, and introduced a report from Director Rachel Collins.

Starting this month, we've changed when the news hits your inbox: you'll get news for the upcoming month before it begins, so you can plan your schedule accordingly! 

Do you have feedback on our newsletter? Reach out to Assistant Director Emily Passey directly by replying to this email.
Bucks Reading Challenge 2017

Students in 1st through 8th grade can sign up at the library to read their way to a free Bucks ticket! Kids have to read 500 pages by the end of the program to earn a voucher for the ticket, plus reduced pricing on adult companion tickets. A little more reading goes a long way: by reading 750 pages, kids get entry in extra prize drawings in addition to their ticket. 
It's an easy way to encourage reading during the long winter months! 
Snow Better Time to Read

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! 

Through  Sunday, March 12th, we're 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 it in one of the fabulous prize drawing gift bags.
Warm up with a book this winter and you could win!

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library
Ann Keenan - 2016 Volunteer of the Year  
At their annual meeting in December, the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library awarded Ann Keenan the Friends 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. Board President Priscilla Pardini noted  Keenan's competence, persistence and good humor as she thanked her for her service to the Friends and the Library.

Keenan joined the Friends board as treasurer in January 2014 and accomplished much in her three years in that role.She used her skills in business and finance to update and professionalize the Friends' financial processes. She also updated the reporting associated with the Friends' status as a non-profit organization. 
This work benefited the Friends board and library staff. Keenan's reports and clear thinking helped the board make informed decisions on budgeting and expenditures. Her work with staff was always professional and timely. Read more about Keenan and her contributions on the library's blog. The entire board thanked Keenan for her years of service and support of the library. We wish her well in her new endeavors and hope to see her and her family at the library frequently!

If you are interested in serving on the Friends board or volunteering, please contact the Friends at: shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com. To join the Friends or donate to them, go to the Library's website: Join or Give to the Friends
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

Emily recommends this historical novel for its style and substance. Written in letters and diary entries from multiple perspectives, the story follows a band of American explorers headed into the Alaskan interior. The indigenous people they encounter share knowledge and folklore that may prove more real than imagined.
Kate recommends this
phenomenal collection of reimagined stories from some of the best fantasy and science fiction writers out there. Old favorites become fresh with creative, modern retellings.

  The Dead Lands by Benjamin Percy

Looking for adventure? Hayley suggests traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail in a post-apocalyptic world.  Percy's sci-fi thriller features an American nightmare complete with nuclear fallout, the super flu, and genetically modified beasts that roam the Wild West.         
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