June 2019
The library is closed on Sundays through September 3rd.
For Everyone
Thursdays, June 6 & 20
6:30-8:00 PM

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

Furry Friday
Friday, June 21
2:30-3:30 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages

Infants to Pre-School Age

Mondays, June 3 & 17
10:00-10:45 AM 
Ages 6 months-3 years

Thursdays beginning June 20
10:00 AM
Ages 2-5 years
School Age
Every Wednesday, except  
June 12 
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursdays, June 6 & 20 
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 1+ 
Terrific Tuesdays  
June 18th - KidsPlay Theater
June 25 - Fox & Branch
2:30 PM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Summer Reading - Sign-Up
For teens entering grades 7-12 in the fall
For Adults
Wednesday, June 5
7:00 PM

Thursday, June 13
6:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, June 20
No book - discussion will be selecting titles for next year.
11:00 AM
Tuesday, June 18 
6:30-8:00 PM
There's a universe of stories out there. What will you discover this summer?

Summer Reading helps your child stay engaged with reading over the summer while keeping skills sharp for the next school year. For children who have not yet started school, Summer Reading is a great way to track your early literacy efforts.
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 6th and August 9th 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!

Stone Soup Shakespeare
returns for a performance of Twelfth Night on Saturday, June 8th at 6:00 PM on the library lawn. We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event featuring one of the bard's most famous comedies complete with a shipwreck, mistaken identity, and marriage proposals. The troupe will explore some of Shakespeare's themes - love, gender, ambition, and disguise - with David Bowie-themed outfits and synthesized music.

Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespeare productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes.

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.
Unconscious Bias: Part II
In the fall of 2018, Reggie Jackson and Dr. Fran Kaplan of Nurturing Diversity Partners presented Unconscious Bias: Can We See Our Blind Spots?, the first part of a two-part series. Now, join us for the second part, Unconscious Bias: Can We Manage It? on Tuesday, June 18th at 6:30 PM.  
The human brain is an effective pattern-making machine, and most of these patterns operate outside of our awareness. While most are beneficial, some, like bias against people different from ourselves, are detrimental in today's highly interconnected world. In this discussion Reggie and Dr. Kaplan will explore practical ways we can monitor and manage our "blind spots" in order to build more inclusive and equitable multicultural relationships and institutions. An abbreviated version of the first discussion will set the stage for this program. 
Summer is here and that means summer hours at the library began May 26.The library is closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. 
Library programs and events we know you'll love!
Every Dog Has It's Day
Celebrate the dog days of summer with Furry Friday, a monthly program where you can hang out with therapy dog Chobe and his special human Bobbi. Stop in between 2:30-3:30 PM on June 21st, July 12th, and August 9th to get to know Chobe - you'll be "paws-itively" glad you did!

Get Your Knit On

Pins & Needles is a community-based knitting group that meets the first (June 6th) and third (June 20th) Thursdays of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Whether you're currently working on a project or looking to start a new one, come on by for some inspiration and motivation.  Not a knitter?  Other crafts are welcome!
Level Up

Whether you like to battle wits against or work together with others, tabletop gaming is a great way to socialize and exercise your mind. Lighthearted games, deep strategy, or even cooperative play, there is a game out there for you - even if you have little or no experience with gaming.Play with us on Thursday, June 13th at 6:00 PM.
I like to be comfortable. I think most of us do.

As I continue to learn about diversity and inclusion, I realize how imperative it is that I get uncomfortable. These are easy words to say, but the doing is more difficult as it requires truly being present and often vulnerable. In Verna Myers TED Talk   How to overcome our biases, her first call to action is to "get out of denial." We may not think we have biases, but all of us do, and they unintentionally hurt others. They cause hurt on an individual level and also reinforce structures that perpetuate stereotypes and prejudices. The good news is we can counter these biases.

Join me on the evening of Tuesday, June 18th for Unconscious Bias: Can We Manage It? as I answer Verna Myers' call to action.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
Friends' Book and Media Sale Now Accepts Plastic!

Did you know that you can now use a debit or credit card to purchase books and media from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library? 

If a lack of cash has ever stopped you from buying a used book, CD, or DVD from the Friends' sale, you will be happy with this easy, new process. Just browse the shelves across from the circulation desk, take your selections to the clerk, and ask to pay with credit or debit. You can pay with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. (Of course, cash and checks will still be accepted, too!) The clerk will charge your books using a simple PayPal card reader device, and the payment will appear as "Friends of Library" and "PayPal" on your bank account.

The Friends also accept memberships and donations via credit or debit cards, so please consider that option for joining the Friends. For more information on the book and media sale, the Friends' largest fundraiser, read this month's blog.
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.
Jeeves and the King of Clubs: A Novel in Homage to P.G. Wodehouse
by Ben Schott

Ben Schott takes the classic characters of P.G. Wodehouse on a new adventure that will delight any reader, peppering in a bit of the real Tabasco for fans of the series. This charming, light-hearted novel welcomes new readers into the club and invites them to enjoy the show right alongside those of us who are already comfortably settled in with an old B and S playing cricket with the bread rolls.

- Recommended by Kate
starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Steve Carrell
In Vice, writer and director Adam McKay utilizes a balance of black humor and fact to tell the story of how Dick Cheney became one of the most powerful vice presidents in United States history. Vice touches on Cheney's time as a Washington insider, a representative from the state of Wyoming, the CEO of Haliburton, and his involvement in the Afghan and Iraqi Wars. Expect clever storytelling and excellent acting in this behind-the-scenes glimpse of American politics.
- Recomme nded by Hayley
After the death of their mother, sisters Rajni, Jazmeen and Shirina travel to India on a pilgrimage at her request. While visiting Sikh holy sites that their mother was unable to see again before her passing, the Shergill sisters confront the demons they have hidden from one another and themselves, and discover the value of their family bonds. Jaswal incorporates Indian political and cultural issues (a demonstration for women's rights, for example), giving deeper meaning to the sisters' journey. A warm, inviting read.
- Recommended by Emily
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