July 2017
For Everyone

Pins & Needles
July 6th & July 20th
6:30 PM

Thursday, July 13
2:30 PM
Saturday, July 15 
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday, July 27 
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
For Children & Families

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

Thursdays, July 6 & 20
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older  
Mondays, July 10 & 24
10:00-10:45 AM 
& 6:30-7:15 PM
6 month - 3 year olds
Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25
2:30 PM
All ages

Thursdays through July 20
10:00 AM
Ages 2-5  
For Tweens & Teens

Mondays, July 10 - 31
1:00 - 2:00 PM
7th-12th grade (entering in fall)

2:00 - 3:00 PM
4th-8th grade (entering in fall)

Random Fandom Friday
Friday, July 28
2:00 - 4:00 PM
7th-12th grade (entering in fall)
For Adults

Wednesday, July 12
7:00 PM

Thursday, July 20
11:00 AM

Tuesday, July 25
6:00 PM
The Library will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day.

It's not summer without the Summer Celebration! Join us on Thursday, July 27 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for live music, free Culver's custard sundaes, guided trolley rides around the Village, games and more. There's something for everyone, of any age. 

We can't wait to celebrate with you!
Pack Your Library Card

Camping, cabin trips and kayaking - oh my!  I spend at least 5 or 6 summer weekends 'up north' in Wisconsin and much of that time I'm engaged in physical activities; swimming, biking, kayaking, and hiking. But I always make time for reading in the shade on a warm day. A quick way to foil a summer vacation is running out of reading material when you're far from your local library.

Well, never fear! As a Milwaukee County library card holder, you are eligible to receive a library card from most other library systems in the state of Wisconsin. Though we can't have agreements with counties and communities close by (including Kenosha, Waukesha, Racine, Ozaukee, Madison area) we do have agreements with most of the rest of the state. Just make sure to bring your library card, photo identification and a second item with your Milwaukee County address on it, and you will be able to get a library card and access to more reading material!

So, as you and your family head to Door County, Waupaca or Viroqua, consider a visit to the local library, where you can get your own library card, and even return your checked-out material when you're back home in Milwaukee County.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
Love Lego? Come build with us!
For the entire month of July, we're hosting an all-ages Lego build. Share your Lego skills with the community, and see how you can envision a better world - on a miniature scale! 
Download music, movies & books with Hoopla.

This summer, all Milwaukee County library card holders have access to Hoopla, a digital download platform that offers movies, books, comics and music. Hoopla is being offered on a trial basis thanks to generous funding from Milwaukee County Federated Library System. It's a summer of Hoopla!

Go to our Hoopla webpage to learn more.
Our Where's Leo game is back!
Leo the Library mascot is visiting buildings in Shorewood this summer in support of the summer reading theme, Build a Better World. Guess where he is each week and you could win! Check it out on our website.
Something for everyone to engage, relax, learn and play!
Audience: All ages

Get colorful! Tie Dye is back on Thursday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. Bring something white or light-colored to dye (cotton is best), or buy a t-shirt from the Teen Advisory Board for $5.
Audience: 4th-8th grade

Build, tinker, play and see how basic physics and engineering work. Kids will build a rubber band racecar (or any other type of rubber band vehicle they can dream up) and see how fast they can make them go!
Friday, July 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Audience: Adults
The library has two monthly book clubs providing great opportunities to talk about what you've read. The AM Book Club just selected new titles for the year so now is a great time to join in. They meet the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m., and the PM Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00p.m.
Join the conversation!
Audience: Kids/Families

Tuesdays are Terrific in the summer! From magic, to animals, to puppet theater, this year's Terrific Tuesday schedule brings old favorites and new.
Check out the acts on the Kids Summer Reading event page.
There will be no Terrific Tuesday on July 4th.
Teens entering Grades 7-12

How can technology transform our world? Teens can explore the answer in Coding Club this summer!

Teen Coding Club meets Mondays in July (10, 17, 24, 31). Participants in this weekly class will learn to build a website. Participation in all four classes is required.
Click here for registration info.


A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Read to Improve Your - and Your Neighbors' - Lives

Last month we discussed the importance of reading for school-age children and how research shows that kids who read in the summer do better in school. 

Reading, however, is important for ALL ages.  

Research has shown that reading helps adults be more empathetic, enhances health, improves brain connectivity, increases knowledge and helps you relax. It may even stave off dementia! We can agree, can't we, that these are all things we want for ourselves and neighbors?

So in the spirit of self-help articles, The Friends ask you to take our easy three-step challenge to improve your life and our community through reading:
  1. Check out these resources on the benefits of reading for all ages: 
  2. Choose a book to read or listen to this summer. Refer to this month's Friends' blog for recommendations from the Friends!
  3. Encourage others to read by sharing a short (one or two sentences) review with the Friends for a future blog. Send an email to shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com and include your phone number in case we have questions. Watch for your recommendation in a future story!
If you have questions about the memorials and tributes program, are interested in serving on the Friends' board, becoming a Friends member, 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).
No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Powell's debut novel was just announced as the first pick for  Book Club Central, a partnership between actress Sarah Jessica Parker and the American Library Association. 
JJ returns to his hometown after making his fortune, only to find the rundown former factory town is struggling in the new economy. Ava never left and now lives with her mother Sylvia. Follow the three of them seeking to understand how the past has shaped them, and how they can shape their futures.

Heiny's debut novel (she previously published the excellent short story collection Single, Carefree, Mellow) is a meditation of sorts on marriage and parenthood. Quiet Graham is married to irrepressible Audra, who may never stop talking. The re-emergence of Graham's ice cold ex-wife threatens to upset the perfect balance Graham and Audra have - and in the meantime houseguests, their son's origami club and school events must go on. How and why do different people fall and stay in love? Heiny explores the answers - with laughs at every turn!

- Recommended by Emily

I've enjoyed all of J. Courtney Sullivan's books, and her latest release doesn't disappoint. In Sullivan's new novel, an unplanned pregnancy pushes sisters Nora and Theresa apart, but will an unexpected death fifty years later bring them back together? This carefully plotted drama extols the bonds that tie families together.

If you liked Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, the you'll definitely want to check out Saints for All Occasions.
- Recommended by Hayley
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