July 2018
The library is closed on Sundays through September 2nd.
For Everyone

Pins & Needles Craft Group
Thursdays, July 5 & 19
6:30-8:00 PM

Digital Downloads
Saturday, July 21
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday, July 26
6:00-8:00 PM
For Children & Families

Every Wednesday
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Mondays, July 9 & 23
10:00-10:45 AM 
Ages 6 months-3 years
Terrific Tuesdays
2:30 PM
All ages

Wednesday, July 11
10:00 AM
All 1-5 years

Thursdays through July 19
10:00 AM
Ages 2-5 years

Thursday, July 19
3:30-5:00 PM 
Grades 1+   
For Tweens & Teens

Tuesdays, July 10-24
1:00-2:00 PM
Grades 7-12 (Fall 2018)
Registration required

Thursday, July 12
2:00-5:00 PM
Grades 7-12 (Fall 2018)

Friday, July 27
2:00-4:00 PM
Grades 7-12 (Fall 2018)

Tuesday, July 31
4:00-5:00 PM
For Adults
"Hotdog" playing a game, in 2015
We're celebrating 20 years of celebrating!
For many in Wisconsin, summer is the highlight of the year. Sunshine, outdoor activities, and festivals fill the long warm days. At the Shorewood Library, we've been helping you celebrate this special season with the Summer Celebration for the past 20 years!

How did this annual favorite program get started? Youth Services Librarian Heide Piehler began the Summer Celebration in 1998, the year of the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial. The Summer Reading theme that year was, fittingly, Wisconsin history. Heide was inspired to create a throwback community ice cream social as part of that summer's festivities. Did you know that Wisconsin claims invention of the ice cream sundae? According to Heide, the idea was getting a lot of play during Sesquicentennial celebrations, so having sundaes at the Library's Summer Celebration was a must!

Twenty years later, the Shorewood Women's Club now scoops genuine Wisconsin custard from Culver's instead of ice cream from Baskin Robbins, and the crowds have grown from 250 to over 700 people. We still aim for a throwback summertime festival feel with trolley rides around the Village and the age-old fun of balloon twisting, face painting, and yard games.

We hope to see you this year at a very special Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We might be a little biased, but we think it's the best night of the year in Shorewood!
Engage with your neighbors in the third discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book We Were Eight Years in Power on Thursday, July 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Center Meeting Room, below the library.
We Were Eight Years in Power examines challenging yet critical topics such as mass incarceration, reparations, segregation, and systematic racism. This month's conversation will focus on Chapter Five which is titled "Fear of a Black President." 

Leland Pan, a Racial Justice Trainer for YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin, will facilitate the discussion.  We Were Eight Years in Power is available at the library, and the essays in their original version, published in The Atlantic, are available on our website.

This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood School District, and the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin. Reading Race is an ongoing program meeting the second Thursday of every other month from 6:00-7:30 PM.
Meet Thomas Frank, author of Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society, on Thursday, July 19th at 6:30 p.m.  Frank is a political analyst, historian, and journalist who wrote Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People and  What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.

Frank will read from Rendezvous from Oblivion, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book .
This program is co-sponsored with Boswell Book Company.
Dance Party!

Time to put on some dancing shoes and get those toes tapping at our Boogie Bash Dance Party for kids, ages 1 - 5 years, on Wednesday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. 
All children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. No registration is required!
Arduino Coding Club for Teens

Is your teen interested in learning more about Arduinos? Register for Coding Club to learn Arduino basics by building a simple synthesizer. Participants will also have an opportunity to work on a self-directed project.
Registration is required and is open to teens 7th-12th grades in the fall. This class is cumulative and space and materials are limited, so we ask that you only sign up if you're able to attend all three sessions: Tuesdays July 10, 17 and 24 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Call 414-847-2670 to register.
Digital Downloads 101
Expand your reading opportunities with digital books and magazines from the library this summer!
Digital books are great for travel or reading anytime, and options like streaming audiobooks mean you never have to be without a book. They even return themselves, and don't accumulate overdue fines.
Learn how to get started with the library's e-books and magazines at Digital Downloads 101Saturday, July 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the library.
Road trip
The other day I was helping a mom pick out audiobooks for her family of four, in preparation for a road trip to South Dakota. She already had a stack of audiobooks on CD for the adults and now she was looking for a few Playaways, our audiobooks in an MP3 player format, for the kids.
Audiobooks have been the only medium in the publishing industry on an upward trajectory in the last few years, due to the ease of adding a digital audiobook to a smart phone, and proliferation of apps and sites that let you do that. A recent  New York Times article  focused on authors bypassing print altogether and publishing directly to audio!
The Library makes it easy to add digital audiobooks to your phone. All you need is a library card, pin, email address and one of two apps:  Libby  and/or  Hoopla . Visit the Shorewood Public Library before your next trip, so every member of the family, regardless of age, interest and format preference, can 'read' on the road.
Happy Summer,
Rachel Collins
Library Director
A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Join us! 

Are you enjoying all the library summer activities at our library? 

If so, please consider joining the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, who sponsor many of them - such as 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Shakespeare in Shorewood, Summer Reading for children and teens, and the delightful family Summer Celebration later this month. 

You can easily help by visiting the Library's website to join and support the Friends. It's easy to pay there via PayPal.

We really need you so we can continue to support the Library's efforts at engaging and meaningful programs for all.

The Friends invite new members and volunteers year round. Contact the Friends to learn more at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com or visit the Friends' web page.
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.
Dear Martin
by Nic Stone

After a misunderstanding with a police officer that results in his arrest, Ivy League bound Justyce McAllister looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers, but do his teachings still hold up? He's not so sure. When a friend is killed, Justyce discovers that he has to find his own way to honor the memory of his friend.  This captivating and insightful tale of race relations in modern America is on par with Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give .
- Recommended by Lisa

This graphic novel is a masterful twist on a classic science fiction plot. Along with being an Avenger and a superhero, the Vision is an android with aspirations of a suburban family. Readers won't question this Pinocchio's humanity, they will be astounded by it. 

- Recommended by  Kate

If you, like me and many Northerners, like to seek the outdoors as much as possible in the summer, you may enjoy this collection of contemplative essays by poet and critic Mary Oliver. Many of the essays focus on the natural world, and humankind's complicated place in it - as predators, as observers, and as destroyers. Perfect for bringing a little light literary touch to the campfire this summer. 

- Recommended by Emily
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