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

Pins & Needles Craft Group
Thursdays, June 7 & 21
6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, June 9
6:00-8:30 PM

Instrument Petting Zoo
Thursday, June 14
2:30 PM

Digital Downloads
Saturday, June 16
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

Every Wednesday
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Mondays, June 11 & 25
10:00-10:45 AM 
Ages 6 months-3 years
Terrific Tuesdays
2:30 PM
All ages

Thursdays beginning June 14
10:00 AM
Ages 2-5 years

Thursday, June 21
3:30-5:00 PM 
Grades 1+   
For Tweens & Teens

Mondays, June 11, 18 & 25
1:00-2:00 PM
Grades 4-9 (Fall 2018)
Registration and previous Coding Club participation required

Friday, June 15
6:00 PM
Teen Advisory Board members

Friday, June 29
2:00-4:00 PM
Grades 7-12 (Fall 2018)
Summer Reading is here and it rocks!

When kids sign up, they receive a reading folder to keep track of books they are reading or books being read to them. Teens receive a reading folder to keep track of their reading and suggested activities. As Library Director Rachel Collins shares below, summer reading is about more than books - it's about keeping brains sharp in between school years.

We believe reading is its own reward, but to add a little more motivation, kids and teens who return a complete reading folder to the library between July 5 and August 12 will receive a reward packet of tickets, coupons, and small prizes. Reading programs are for kids of all ages! Click to learn more:
Happy reading and happy summer!
Stone Soup Shakespeare returns!
This time, they bring us their unique take on The Taming of the Shrew.

Stone Soup Shakespeare uses Shakespeare's original text in full, but makes their performances highly accessible through costumes, music and more.

We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event featuring one of the bard's most humorous comedies - complete with love, marriage, disguise and domestication. Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and snacks, and let the play take you away! Saturday, June 9 beginning at 6:00 PM on the lawn between the library and Village Hall (rain location: Village Center).
Get ready for school and life by reading!

Research shows one of the best predictors of
school success is the number of words and books children are exposed to before they start school. Children who experience  1000 Books Before Kindergarten are on a solid path to lifelong learning. At Shorewood Public Library, we are committed to helping you get on that path. Sign up your child for our free, easy "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" program now. Complete information can be found on our website.
Calling all self-published writers!

Wisconsin Public Library Consortium wants to find the best self-published books in Wisconsin for its Wisconsin Author Project. Submissions are now being accepted, through June 30, 2018. Submit your work and learn more at indieauthorproject.librariesshare.com/wisconsin
Discover, explore, grow and connect this month.
Libraries Rock! Get Hands-on with Musical Instruments

Touch a trombone, view a viola, and say hello to an oboe at our all-ages instrument petting zoo presented by Brass Bell Music on Thursday, June 14 at 2:30 PM. If you or your child is curious about learning how to play an instrument, this is a great place to start. All ages can come strum the strings and beat the drums! Children under 6 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 
  Tween Coding Club - Level Up!

Is your tween ready to take the next step in learning how to code? Dive  deeper into the world of Ozobots - robots you make work through code - with new challenges. Tween Coding Club Ozobots Level 2 will be Tuesdays June 11, 18 at 25 from 1:00-2:00 PM and attendance is required at all three sessions. (Each week participants will build upon learning from previous weeks.) Participants must have completed the Ozobots Level 1 workshop at the Shorewood Public Library during 2017 or 2018.  Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!
Wisconsin Women's Role in All-American Girls Professional Baseball

During the '40s and '50s, thirty-seven athletic and determined women from Wisconsin were among the more than 550 women who played in the  All-American Girls Professional Baseball League  (AAGBPL) - famously depicted in the movie  A League of Their Own . Join us on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM as Bob Kann shares stories about these Wisconsin women who played a unique role in the history of sports! Click here to learn more.
Meet Timothy Lensmire, Wisconsin Author of White Folks

Dr. Timothy Lensmire explores the experiences and stories of eight white people from his hometown in rural Wisconsin. In his book and at this talk, Dr. Lensmire aims to create a clear-eyed portrait of white folks' conflicting ideas and feelings about race and who they are as white people in America. He will ready from and sign copies of his book on  Tues., June 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Click here to learn more.
Summer Reading Success
I remember some of the summer reading folders from my youth; particularly a Milwaukee Bucks folder. I earned basketball stickers that resulted in a slam dunk by the end of summer!

Summer reading is about more than just signing up for the reading program, getting your folder and having access to books.  Research shows that picking books that match a child's reading ability and interest are required to improve reading skills. And then adults are needed to ask and answer questions about the content to improve a child's reading comprehension. It's this combination of access, appropriate books, and adult engagement that lead to summer reading success and keep kids on track for the next school year.

When you sign up the kids in your life for our summer reading program, ask our librarians to help you pick the "right" books for your child, and then settle in for some family reading time.

Rachel Collins
Library Director

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Summer at the Library
When you think of summer reading in Shorewood, you may think of the popular library programs which encourage children of all ages to enjoy books and participate in fun activities throughout the summer.

Summer reading in Shorewood, however, is also for adults. We encourage adults to enjoy reading all summer and hope that you will have some time to sit down with an good book!

We also hope you will put down your books and e-readers long enough to join us at Shakespeare in Shorewood on June 9 and the annual Summer Celebration on July 26.

The Friends of the Library Board takes a break from meetings in the summer which means we have more time to read. Check out our reading suggestions on this month's blog and read with us!    

Learn more about this program on the Friends' blog this month.

The Friends invite new members and volunteers year round. Contact the Friends 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.
Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd A. Barbee
Edited by Daphne Barbee-Wooten

Read the legislative comments and press releases from attorney and Wisconsin state legislator, Lloyd Barbee, the local civic rights legend that helped to desegregate the Milwaukee Public Schools. These writings are a fascinating look at Milwaukee County history and the legacy of racial segregation the area continues to struggles with today.

- Recommended by Rachel
A charming novel about the meaning of survival featuring two young girls, alone in the wilds of Scotland. 

- Recommended by  Kate

In case you need another recommendation for the latest by bestseller Wolitzer! This book tackles, celebrates and questions the very idea of American womanhood through several intertwined story lines centered on a young woman's experience working for a powerful feminist icon. Wolitzer purposefully includes women of color and lesbian/queer women - and men! - shining a light on the ways "mainstream" feminism often discounts these voices.

- Recommended by Emily
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