July 2019
The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

The library is also closed on Sundays through September 3rd.
For Everyone
Furry Friday
Friday, July 12 
2:30-3:30 PM

Thursday, July 18
6:30-8:00 PM

Summer Celebration
Thursday, July 25
6:00-8:00 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages

Infants to Pre-School Age

Mondays, July 8 & 22
10:00-10:45 AM 
Ages 6 months-3 years

Thursdays, July 11 & 18
10:00-10:30 AM
Ages 2-5 years
School Age
Every Wednesday, except  
July 3  
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursday, July 11
2:00-4:00 PM
Grades 4-8 
Thursday, July 18  
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 1+ 
Terrific Tuesdays  
July 16: ABCs of the Moon
2:30-3:15 PM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Summer Reading - Sign-Up
For teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall

Friday, July 19
2:00-5:00 PM
For Adults
Wednesday, July 10
7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, July 11
6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, July 18
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Monday, July 15  
1:00-2:30 PM
We can't wait to hang out with you!

Join us for the 21st Annual Summer Celebration on Thursday, July 25th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Enjoy fun for all ages including a Culver's sundae bar, trolley car tours of Shorewood, the music of Frogwater, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department K9 Unit, games, balloons, face-painting, and of course, the Milwaukee Brewers Famous Racing Sausages.

This event is funded by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.
Are you searching for health information online and confused? We can help! Join us for a free 90-minute educational workshop developed by Wisconsin Health Literacy on Monday, July 15th from 1:00-2:30 PM
The program helps adults use the internet to find reliable health information while working on an iPad, supplied during the program, to practice searching. Participants can also bring their own laptops or tablets to use during the program.
To attend, please register online, by calling us at 414 847-2670, or in person at the information desk. 

This project is supported by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Greater Midwest Region.
This summer, we're making Tuesdays terrific with our weekly Terrific Tuesday programming! From magic, to animals, to Tae Kwon Do, this year's schedule brings old favorites and new. In July, we have a number of great acts coming, including:
Join us on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:15 PM in the Shorewood Village Center as we bring learning to life. All ages are welcome.

These events are funded by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library .
Did you know that the Milwaukee County Federated Library System subscribes to a lot of digital content including e-books, e-audiobooks, TV shows, movies, graphic novels, and music.  We are excited and proud to provide digital content to library users in the age of Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix.  
We would like to make you aware of a few changes to hoopla. You are now able to check out four digital items a month from hoopla, our instant digital content platform. (Can you say no holds?!)  If you were a heavy hoopla consumer before, you may have checked out six items per month in the past, but in order to sustain hoopla moving forward, we have to reduce the number of monthly check outs per patron.   
If you haven't tried hoopla yet, ask any library staff member about it in person, by phone (414 847-2670), or by e-mail.
It's not too late to sign up for our summer reading programs! Children and teens can stop by the information desk to pick up their reading logs. A Universe of Stories, our 2019 Summer Reading Program, runs through Friday, August 9th.
Library programs and events we know you'll love!
Get Crafty this Summer
Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities in Art Cart. Kids of all ages are welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children. Children, five years and under, should be accompanied by a responsible care-giver. Join us every Wednesday (except July 3rd) from 2:30-4:00 PM in the library program room.

Tweens: It's Time to Get Your Game On

Attention all fourth to eighth graders! Tweensday is Thursday, July 11th from 2:00-4:00 PM. Join us for video games on the big screen with our Xbox One. Plus, there will be Wii games and snacks! No registration is required; just drop-in for a fun summer afternoon at the library!
Level Up
Join us on Friday, July 19th from 2:00-5:00 PM for Tabletop Gameday. We'll have several tabletop games available to play including competitive games like Settlers of Catan and cooperative games like Zombicide. Plus, there will be snacks! No previous gaming experience necessary.

This event is for those entering 7th-12th grade in the fall.
It was a long wait for summer weather, but it has finally arrived.
I've been asking friends and family for a few of their memorable summer reading spots: hammock in the backyard, on the beach under an umbrella, in a tent with a flashlight, in an air conditioned room.  No matter where you read, we have lots of collections for you to choose from.  I'll highlight just a few:


Magazines We have 90+ circulating magazines in print AND another 100+ in digital format via the RBDigital app or your home computer. 


Battle of the Books We have next year's Battle of the Books list on our webpage and have multiple copies of most titles. 


Curated Booklists We have 23 recently updated adult reading lists  including topics like micro-histories, supernatural romance, comedy and satire and more. 


Ebooks and Digital Audiobooks We have two platforms for your reading pleasure - Hoopla and Libby, the app for the Wisconsin's Digital Library

Next time I see you, please share one of your unforgettable summertime reading spots and your favorite summer read so far.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
Read Along with the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library this Summer!

What are you reading this summer? The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library hope you have time to read or listen to a good book or two!
In the summer, the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library Board of Directors take a break from meeting, but we will continue working on several projects, including advocacy, membership and fundraising, used book sales, volunteer support, a new Friends corner near the front of the library, and planning for future Shorewood Reads initiatives. Also, watch for us at the Shorewood Farmers Market on Sunday, August 11th . If you are interested in helping us with any of the above, please contact us via our email address below.
In the mean time, check out summer reading suggestions from the Friends' board here and read with us!

To get involved in the Friends of the Library reach out to the Friends via email at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com.
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.

The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is a murder mystery concerning a therapist and his infamous artist patient, a woman accused of killing her husband who refuses to speak. The intrigued therapist, desperate to reach her, begins private sessions encouraging her to tell him her story. The novel weaves together the personal story of the therapist, the artist, and the very curious Greek myth of Alcestis with an interesting exploration of the "mad, emotional female." Bonus: terrifically  surprising ending!

- Recommended by Carolyn
written and directed by Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele, creator of Get Out, explores American society and trauma through the lens of the haves and have-nots in this thought provoking, tense horror film that is sure to haunt you for days.
- Recomme nded by Lisa
How to Know the Birds: The Art and Adventure of Birding by Ted Floyd is a beautiful examination of an underrated hobby. Using lovely illustrations and individual birds to explore particular points, this book tells the story of a life, the evolution of a science, and the changing nature of a world.
- Recommended by Kate
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