January 2018
For Everyone

Pins & Needles
January 4 & 18
6:30 PM

Saturday, January 20
10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday, January 24
6:30 PM
For Children & Families
Every Wednesday
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older

Thursdays, January 4 & 18
3:30-5:00 PM 
First grade and older  
Mondays, January 8 & 22 
10:00-10:45 AM  
Ages 6 months-3 years
Tuesday, January 9
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 moths-3 years

Tuesday, January 9
6:00-7:30 PM
All ages

Resumes Thursday, January 11

Opens Monday, January 22

Thursday, January 25
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+

Saturday, January 27
10:30 AM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Wednesday, January 10
4:00-5:00 PM
For grades 7-12

Friday, January 12
4:00-5:30 PM
For grades 4-7
For Adults

Wednesday, January 10
7:00 PM

Monday, January 15

Monday, January 15
6:00-7:30 PM

Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
Thursday, January 18
11:00 AM

Tuesday, January 30
6:00-8:00 PM
Engage with your neighbors in crucial conversations about race and racism.

Join us for Reading Race, community conversations discussing race, racism, and inequality in American culture inspired by readings from the book We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This conversation series kicks off on January 15, when we'll discuss the book's Epilogue, and will continue every other month through January 2019. Each gathering will focus on one or two essays from the book, which we recommend you read beforehand. The book comprises newly edited versions of Coates' column in The Atlantic, so most chapters are also available online. This discussion series is a collaboration with the Shorewood School District and YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin. The full schedule and links to the readings can be found on our website.
Book Your Winter Getaway starting on January 15th!

Stop in and pick up your reading log for our 2018 adult winter reading program. Read four books and fill out a reading log to receive a custom-made screen printed tote bag. Plus, you'll also be entered into prize drawings for gift bundles featuring an assortment of Shorewood goods.  You can also earn extra entries by participating in additional activities. Where will reading take you this season?

Participants are limited to one submission while supplies last. The adult winter reading program runs from January 15th to March 31st.
Engage with Shorewood Reads

I've participated in a few community read programs over my public library career. I've read the book, joined a book discussion which culminated in attending an author visit. I've always thought these have been good experiences. But now I realize they fell short.

In my mind, the real goal of a community read is to connect and engage members within a community. By reading the same book and bringing one's own perspective, experiences, and interpretation of the content, we are able to share and appreciate our differences and similarities. To truly embrace and consider those differences and similarities, we need more than just book discussions. We need lectures with subject experts exploring some of the book's themes, we need performances, workshops, exhibits and storytimes. And thanks to a group of talented, enthusiastic, and creative individuals comprising of our Shorewood Reads planning committee, we're in for a truly engaging community experience in 2018.

Join us over the next four months, as we read, share, learn, create and connect via Station Eleven. And by the way, Emily St. John Mandel is an award winning, international author not to be missed in person!

Rachel Collins
Library Director

A special guest will visit the library in January! Firefighter Dave joins us during Story Time for 3s and 4s at 1:30 on January 25th. He'll come dressed in his firefighting gear to share a story and fire safety tips with kids, and talk about what it's like to be a real life hero. Every child is invited, even if you're not registered for story time!

Learn coding basics that apply to 21st century learning and job readiness. In tween and teen coding club, which returns February 6-20, students in 4th-12th grade work with programmable robots called Ozobots to build coding skills over the course of three weeks. Registration is now open, and is limited! Call 847-2670 or come to the library to register. 
It's time for the annual Bucks Reading Challenge! Kids in 1st-8th grade can sign up at the library January 2-February 5. Read 250-499 pages to get one free kid's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Read 500+ pages to get the ticket, plus be entered into a drawing for prizes and pre-game on-court recognition!

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Friend of the Year 2017: Priscilla Pardini

Priscilla Pardini, one of the longest serving members of the Friends of Library board and former Board President, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award at the Friends Annual Meeting on December 20. Pardini's lengthy service on the Friends board is only part of her many contributions to the library. She also helped organize all three Shorewood Reads programs, coordinated the Adopt-a-Shelf Volunteers and supported the new Memorials and Special Tributes program. Learn more about Priscilla's work with the Friends on this month's blog post.

Thank you, Priscilla!

You can contact the Friends with any questions or to  volunteer at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com or visit the Friends' web page.
Unite as a community around one shared reading experience.
Shorewood Reads invites the Shorewood community (whether you live, work or play here) to read  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and join us for events exploring the ideas and themes of the book. We'll feature what's going on for Shorewood Reads each month in this newsletter, and you can always find all the details on the Shorewood Reads website.
Kick off Shorewood Reads 2018 with your own story centered around themes of airports and/or transportation in this all-ages open-mic event. Storytellers can sign up for a three to five-minute time slot to tell a personal story or share an original fiction tale. (We prefer if stories were told, but reading from a script is okay if that is more comfortable for you.) Bring your story to life or just come to listen!

This event is a collaborative effort between the Shorewood School District, the Shorewood Historical Society, and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.

In Emily St. John Mandel's
Station Eleven, a massive pandemic wipes out a majority of the world's population. Can you save the world from this happening? Join us for a fun-filled, interactive game night featuring the game
Pandemic. In Pandemic, epidemics break out around the globe, and you're on a team of disease-fighting specialists charged with treating disease and finding a cure.

If this game isn't your thing, we'll have other games available to play as well.

Sure, it's at the library, but there are other fun ways to get, read and interact with it.
Book Club Kits: Check out a book club kit complete with several copies of the book and discussion questions.

Book Drop: We'll drop 15 copies of Station Eleven
throughout Shorewood in January. You may find yourself stumbling over a copy while in line at the store, waiting for the bus, or walking the dog. Read, then pass it along!
We'll return in 2018 with a list of our favorite books of 2017! 
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