March 2017
For Everyone

Thursdays, Mar. 2 & 16
6:30-8:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 4
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Saturday, Mar. 18
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
For Children & Families

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

Thursdays, Mar. 2 & 16
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older

Mondays, Mar. 13 & 27
10:00-10:45 AM & 6:30-7:15 PM
6 months to three years old

Tuesday, Mar. 14
6:00 - 7:30 PM
All ages

Register for April Story Times
Beginning Monday, March 20
For Tweens

Thursday, Mar. 23
3:30 - 5:00 PM
3rd grade & up

Friday, Mar. 24
4:00 - 5:30 PM
4th-7th grade
For Adults

January 3 - March 12

Wednesday, Mar. 1 
7:00 PM

Wednesday, Mar. 8
10:00 AM

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Thursday, Mar. 16 
11:00 AM
Tuesday, Mar. 28
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, Mar. 29
6:30 PM

Thursday, Mar. 30
6:00 PM

Wednesday, April 5
6:30 PM

Reggie Jackson 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.

Join Meredith Watts and Jeff Pearcy as they take a look at the Our Trans Family photography project on Wednesday, March 29th at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center. The project was conceived as a way to add a human dimension to the challenges, rights, and civil liberties of persons who transition to a gender identity other than that assigned to them at birth. The photos are of trans persons in families and networks of affection that give them support and love.  Community discussion will follow the presentation.  

This program is in partnership with Shorewood Senior Resource Center .
Do you or someone you know care for someone with Alzheimer's? Come connect with others and hear the story of one husband's journey into life as a caregiver. The library, along with the Senior Resource Center and Shorewood Connects, presents former governor Martin Schreiber discussing his experience. His new book, My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiveris available at the library. Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Center Meeting Room.
Explore, create, make!
Anyone with an interest in how stuff works - and how to make it yourself - is invited to our annual Makers' Faire this Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Village Center. Make and take projects let kids of all ages (including adults...) explore technology and art. Come have some fun and challenge your brain!
Reading in Comfort

I have a couple favorite places where I read. There's the chair in the living room with an ottoman, so I can kick up my feet as I balance the newspaper.  And there's the end of the couch, where I can prop my heavy hard cover book on the arm and get good sunlight by day and good lamp light at night. 
The Shorewood Public Library is a destination in our community and a perfect place to read. As of this month, all of the lounge chairs in our adult area have been replaced. The new chairs are bright and inviting, with a firm cushion and good lumbar support. A couple have a tablet arm on one side to rest your book, beverage or phone.

The ten chairs in our periodicals reading room were purchased in memory of Harry J. Onufrock by his wife, Betty. Harry was a regular in this area of the library, reading the Wall Street Journal and Barron's on his weekly visits.
And just a few days ago, the two well-used love seats in the children's area were replaced. Within an hour, each new couch was filled with an adult reading to a child; the coffee table filled with a stack of books that would come next.
So maybe you'll find a spot by a window, or facing other readers. Perhaps you'll curl your feet up on the chair or read aloud to your favorite young person. However you do it, we look forward to seeing you reading in the library soon!
Rachel Collins
Library Director
Tackle E-books
Ready to try out e-books but not sure where to start? Let us help you! Drop in to Digital Downloads 101 on Saturday, March 18 between 10:30 and 12:00. A librarian will show you what you've been missing and make sure you leave with something to read or listen to!
Game on!
Bring a friend and/or a game and come enjoy some friendly competition at Adult Game Night. Everyone's welcome, whatever your gaming interest or experience. We've got a few games to choose from and always have a good time. Tues., Mar. 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Stoic Night
 Philosophers unite. Join Dr. Gregory Sadler on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. for a monthly meetup to learn more about Stoicism. March's discussion will feature chapters five through 16 of The Enchiridion by Epictetus. Learn more on our website.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library
Winter Reading with the Friends
Little Free Libraries, along with our recent mild weather, make for a great reason to walk around Shorewood.  When you visit one of Shorewood's many Little Free Libraries, you may find books you would not normally read. This can be a little disappointing, but it can also be an opportunity to expand your reading horizons. Some of the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library did just that. Find their book recommendations in this month's blog.
And it's not too late to enter the library's Snow Better Time to Read contest! Enter to win prizes by turning in your own mini review by March 12th. See reviews from more winter readers below.
If you are interested in serving on the Friends' board, becoming a member, donating books/media or volunteering for the library, please contact the Friends at: 
Recommendations from some of our Adult Winter Reading participants! It's not too late to enter - just stop by the library, pick up a bookmark, and return it by Sunday, March 12th.

This Must Be the Place
by Kate Racculia

Read by Kathleen M.

What a good book! So satisfying, so well-written. Here is an author who loves her characters despite/because of their flaws and limitations and lets them grow and evolve through their encounters and challenges. This is Racculia's first book. I liked Bellweather Rhapsody so much I had to read this.
This is a beautifully written first novel by psychiatrist Joanna Cannon. The character description of each resident on a single avenue in a small English town is fascinating. Many secrets unfold as two little girls seek answers to the mystery of the missing Mrs. Creasy. The girls realize no one on the street is as he or she seems. We learn they all have shadow parts that are kept hidden in an effort to appear acceptable.  

  Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
by Cynthia Barnett 

Read by Joel O.

This book is about flooding rain and drought, about umbrellas, raincoats and galoshes. It's about erosion-causing practices that farmers heading West in the 1800s did. It's about weather and weather forecasting across the centuries, and it's about human caused climate change. 
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