June 2017
For Everyone

Thursdays, June 1 & 15
6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, June 10
6:00 PM
Saturday, June 17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, June 28
6:00-8:00 PM 
For Children & Families

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

Thursdays, June 1 & 15
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older  
Mondays, June 12 & 26
10:00-10:45 AM 
& 6:30-7:15 PM
6 month - 3 year olds
Tuesdays, June 13-July 25
2:30 PM
All ages

Thursdays, June 15-July 20
10:00 AM

For Tweens & Teens

Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26
1:00 - 2:00 PM
4th-9th grade (entering in fall)

Friday, June 16
2:00 - 4:00 PM
4th-8th grade (entering in fall)

Random Fandom Friday
Friday, June 30
2:00 - 4:00 PM
7th-12th grade (entering in fall)
For Adults

With Reggie Jackson
Tuesday, June 6
6:30 PM

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Wednesday, June 7
7:00 PM
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Thursday, June 15
11:00 AM

Thursday, June 15
2:00 PM

Thursday, June 22nd
10:00 AM

Thursday, June 22nd
6:30 PM

Game Night For Adults
Tuesday, June 27th
6:00 PM
Thursday, June 29
2:00 PM
Thursday, June 29th
6:00 PM
The Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, May 28 and Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day. 

As of May 28, we will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.
Download music, movies & books with Hoopla.

Beginning June 1, all Milwaukee County library card holders can access 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 (see From the Director below for more). It's a summer of Hoopla!

Go to our Hoopla webpage to learn more.

Kids & teens are encouraged to Build a Better World with Summer Reading 2017!

Summer Reading sign up begins  Tuesday, May 30.  The 2017 Summer Reading theme, "Build a Better World", encourages kids of all ages to be constructive - whether they are building physical objects or positive relationships.

Kids can also build brain power with one of our book challenges! Programs for tots, preschoolers, readers, and teens run from May 30 to August 12. Stop in at the library to join the reading crew and earn a reward packet of tickets, coupons, and prizes.

In addition to reading this summer, don't miss our popular Terrific Tuesday series, storytimes, craft programs, and events just for tweens and teens. Plus, big events for everyone like Around the World in Shorewood and our annual Summer Celebration.

More on programs below, to the left, or head to our calendar for info on the go!
The 4th annual Shakespeare in Shorewood is Saturday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m.

Traveling actors, Stone Soup Shakespeare, return to Shorewood with their interpretation of Julius Caesar -  one of the bard's most ill-fated tragedies, complete with ambition, conflict, power, and manipulation. Stone Soup Shakespeare uses Shakespeare's original texts, but strives to make his plays accessible for all with the addition of dance, song and modern costumes.

Bring a chair or blanket and your favorite picnic snacks and let the play take you away! Saturday, June 10, 6:00 p.m. on the library lawn (rain location: Village Center). 
Gone Digital

We haven't bought hard copies of music or video in our household for over seven years (Well, maybe a little vinyl!), thanks to the availability of streaming and digital content. Last weekend, I called my 71 year old mother in law and she couldn't stop raving about her subscription to Netflix and how easy it is to stream videos on her iPad. If my family is any indicator, I feel certain that the greater library community is ready to try a new digital content source from the library.

Thanks to a Milwaukee County Federated Library System commitment to set aside a bit of state aid money for digital initiatives, all library card holders in the county will have access to Hoopla - the most comprehensive digital content platform for libraries - all summer long. Hoopla offers videos, whole albums of music, comics, eBooks and audiobooks for all ages. You can use your computer or an app on your smart phone or tablet to access content.
We'll have June, July and August to pilot this new format for library content, so please join us for a Summer of Hoopla!

Rachel Collins
Library Director
June is Monarch Month in Shorewood.
The Village of Shorewood has proclaimed June to be Monarch Month in Shorewood. Since taking the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors Monarch
 Pledge, Shorewood school students and staff from the Library and Senior Resource Center have been working together to encourage creation and support of healthy habitats for monarchs. The Shorewood Monarch Project will be distributing free milkweed plants at the June 25th Shorewood Farmer's Market. The library will once again be raising and releasing monarch butterflies throughout the summer. To learn more about our community efforts and how you can help, visit the Monarch Project web page and like the Shorewood Monarch Project on Facebook.
Reggie Jackson presents The Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee County on June 6 at 6:30 p.m.

We're happy to announce that we have rescheduled the Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee County with Reggie Jackson!

In this presentation, Reggie Jackson of Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum will discuss how Milwaukee became the most segregated metropolitan area in the nation and the wide ranging impacts of segregation on the community at large. This program is presented in partnership with the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.
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 it out on the Kids Summer Reading event page.
Audience: Kids 2-5 yrs.

Enhance your summer reading activities with story time for kids ages 2-5. Stories plus hands-on early literacy games, songs and more to help build a world of readers! 
Tween = grades 4-9
Teen = grades 7-12

How can technology transform our world? Tweens and teens can explore the answer in Coding Club this summer!
Tween Coding Club meets Mondays in June (12, 19,26) to learn to code Ozobots. Registration info. 
Teen Coding Club meets Mondays in July (10, 17, 24, 31) to learn to build a website. Registration info.
Audience: Adults

Got stacks of photo albums you wish you could do something with? What about the thousands of photos on your phone? Join us  Thursdays, June 15 and June 29 to learn to transform your printed and digital photo messes into organized storage so your story never gets lost. With special guests from Pixologie.
Audience: Kids 5+

Kids ages 5 and up can make a weekly visit to the library for Art Cart each Wednesday, all summer long. 
Colors, crafts, glitter, glue and games await!
Audience: Everyone

To make the world better, you need to know about it. On Wednesday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m., our whole Shorewood community is invited to come celebrate Shorewood's cultural diversity with displays, demonstrations and performances that will take you around the world right in your own backyard.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Friends Roll Out New Way to Honor Friends, Relatives and Teachers:  Memorials and Special Occasion Tributes

The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library announce a new, easy way to recognize the readers, writers and book lovers in your life. 

Beginning this month, you can use a new portal to create a tribute that will be featured in a library book in the Shorewood collection. Simply fill out a form online or in person to make a memorial or special occasion tribute bookplate.  Once your request is received, your bookplate will be created featuring your honoree, and your donation will support the library's collection and programs. Learn more on this month's blog post.

This program is not yet live, but is coming soon. For the official launch date visit the memorials and tributes page

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).
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Pick up this intriguing memoir of a woman from the Midwest trying to make her way as a research scientist with plenty of plants, used lab equipment, explosions, and personality. 

- Recommended by Kate

Nickolas Butler (star of Shorewood Reads 2015) returns to Eau Claire and the WI northwoods in his new books.  Tracing friends and family through three generations,  this stunning tale that delves into what it means to be a man, a dad, a son - and a mother and woman in a man's world.  

- Recommended by Emily

Travel to Yellowstone National Park with Celine, an aging private eye, as she takes on a curious missing person case. Heller's latest mystery features a compelling female protagonist, descriptive sense of place, and socialite secrets all tied together in a nonlinear mystery format.
- Recommended by Hayley
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