January 2017
For Everyone

Saturday, Jan. 21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
For Children & Families

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

Thursdays, Jan. 5 & 19 
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older

Mondays, Jan. 9 & 23
10:00-10:45 AM & 6:30-7:15 PM
6 months to three years old

Tuesday, Jan. 10
6:00 - 7:30 PM
All ages

Saturday, Jan. 21
10:30 - 11:15 AM
All ages

Register for February Story Times
Begins Monday, Jan. 23
For Teens
Tuesdays, Jan. 3 & 31
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Grades 7-12
For Adults

January 3 - March 12

Tuesday, Jan. 17
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, Jan. 21
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 24
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, February 2
7:00 PM
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 the 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 to read more, or just have fun - you could win!
Responding to the Facilities Survey, Part One

I find I'm quick to judge a store, organization or facility by the cleanliness of the restrooms. There is nothing less appealing than a messy bathroom or an empty toilet paper dispenser.

We heard loud and clear from many of the over 230 of you who responded to our Facilities Survey that our library bathrooms aren't meeting your expectations, particularly on the weekends. We have a skilled and dedicated cleaning service five days of the week - but we're open seven days a week most of the year, resulting in less-than-impressive bathrooms on the weekends.

I'm happy to report that starting this month we'll have our cleaning service working seven days a week. We pride ourselves in being responsive to patron concerns and we want you to have a positive experience no matter where you are in the Shorewood Public Library, even the bathroom.
Happy New Year,
Rachel Collins
Library Director
Starting next Monday, Jan. 9, 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 just 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! 
How to Speak Midwestern
Michigan native and journalist Edward McClelland has long studied the Midwest, and turns his eye to dialect in his latest book How to Speak Midwestern. McClelland is receiving much attention for this timely title which links dialect and class and race as well as place. He joins us here at Shorewood Library on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss it. Sponsored by the Friends of Shorewood Public Library.
Detecting Investment Fraud
Do you trust your financial advisor? Should you? This informational class, co-sponsored by the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, will walk you through finding a trustworthy financial advisor, understanding investment options, and detecting fraud. Bring your questions! Tuesday, January 17, 6:30 p.m.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

New Year, New Goals from the Friends

At our Annual Meeting in December, the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library reviewed 2016 accomplishments and 2017 goals. In pursuit of our vision to advocate for the Shorewood Public Library and our mission of providing financial and volunteer support, the Friends, with support from members, volunteers and the community, accomplished much in 2016. Read about all our successess on this month's blogHighlights include:
  • Increased Friends' memberships by more than 5 percent.
  • Increased income from book and media sales.
  • Purchased laptops for patron use with a $5,000 grant from Metro Market and Roundy's.
  • Underwrote more than half the cost of the library's programming costs including summer and winter reading programs, the Summer  Celebration, Shakespeare in Shorewood and the Jane Austen presentation.
  • Funded library collections including items for the Early Literacy Center, two Legacy book collections and the Lucky Day collection of hard-to-get bestsellers.
In 2017, the Friends plan to continue advocating for the library as a vital and essential part of village life. In addition to ongoing efforts to support collections and programs, the Friends will:
  • Add new board members.
  • Increase membership.
  • Convene an ad hoc committee to plan Shorewood Reads 2018.
  • Recruit new volunteers.
To reach our goals for 2017, we need your help! If you are interested in serving on the Friends' board, becoming a member, donating books/media or volunteering for the library, please contact the Friends at: shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
by Luvvie Ajayi

Emily recommends this book. Make your New Year's Resolution to do better - Luvvie-style. Blogger and comedian Luvvie Ajayi judges us all with serious side-eye and a goal of making the world suck less, with tips on being a better friend, a better social media user, and a better human. Inspiring and uproarious.
Kate recommends this
action packed graphic novel based on true events during Hurricane Katrina when juvenile delinquents were sent to a maximum security prison that would supposedly be safe in the storm. T his book tackles a difficult topic with dynamic art and dramatic storytelling.

by Otessa Moshfegh 

Hayley suggests this disturbing portrait of Eileen, a young woman who commits a horrendous crime during the holiday season. Psychologically driven and sprinkled with disturbing details, Moshfegh's exquisite sentences invite readers into the inner world of an Hitchcockian antihero.
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