March 2016 News
Pins & Needles Craft Club 
Thurs., Mar. 3 - 6:30 PM

Wed., Mar. 9 - 5:00 PM 

Library Closed
Sunday, Mar. 27
Children & Families

Thursdays, Mar. 3 & 17 - 3:30-5:30 PM
1st grade and up

Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Registration Required - Ongoing

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

Pop in & Play
Mon., Mar. 7 & 21 - 10:00 & 6:30
For children 6 months - 3 years

Tues., Mar. 8 - 6:00-7:30 PM

Sat., Mar. 12 - 10:30 AM

Monday, March 21

Thurs., Mar. 24 - 4:00-5:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Teen Tuesday
Tues., Feb. 16 - 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Grades 7-12  

Fri., Feb. 19

She Weeps Each Time You're Born by Quan Barry
Wed., Mar. 2 - 7:00 PM

Wed., Mar. 16 - 5:00 PM

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult
Thurs., Mar. 17 - 11:00 AM

Instructor-led online learning is now yours.

Shorewood Library, along with the entire Milwaukee County Federated Library System, just added a new tool to our kit of learning resources: Gale Courses. 

Gale Courses is an online tool that lets you sign up for and take six-week online courses at your own pace and at no cost! As long as your card is in good standing, you can access Gale Courses now to brush up on Microsoft Office, build your personal finance skills, learn web design, prepare for a standardized test to level up - and more.

Learn more about how Gale Courses work  on our website.
March is Women's History Month and we're celebrating with a discussion of one of feminism's first proponents.

Join us for a discussion of feminist philosopher and exemplar, Mary Wollstonecraft.  This Women's History Month discussion will focus on several of Wollstonecraft's key themes including her vision for full civilization, her critique of gender inequalities in education, culture, and personal life, and her conception of virtue and rationality as essential to all genders.
Our Adult Winter Reading Program is on.
Stop in to pick up a registration bookmark, fill it out, and return it to enter in our prize raffles. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Ends March 13th.

Rachel began her new post as library director this Monday. Please stop by and get to know her! Read more about her appointment on our blog.
Stretch with a Story

The March Special Saturday invites kids and families to breathe deep. 

Stretch with a story and a YogaConnects yoga instructor to get the brain and body flowing in sync!
Makers' Faire Rescheduled

Our second annual Makers' Faire - originally scheduled for Saturday, March 5 - has been rescheduled. Look for the new date coming soon! We will announce on Facebook, Twitter, in the Library, and on our website as soon as it can be confirmed.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Literacy Advances Thanks to Metro Market

With the February opening of the Metro Market, the people of Shorewood gained not only a new grocery store and meeting place, but access to more and better laptops at the Shorewood Library as well.

At the store opening on February 15, the Friends of the Library accepted a check for $5,000 from Roundy's and Metro Market. This generous donation is earmarked to replace the Library's existing laptops - and add more, too.

Laptop lending has been limited at the Shorewood Library until now. One of Roundy's giving priorities is promoting literacy in the communities they serve.  By making laptops available to patrons, the library will be able to supplement the computer stations that are often fully used AND give people the chance to use the computers in other parts of the library. This flexibility mirrors the way we use computers at home and gives people options of how to use the laptops-with a study group, while slouched in a comfortable chair or while your child reads picture books or plays near you.

Friends of the Library President Priscilla Pardini expressed sincere appreciation to Roundy's and Metro Market for their support of the library and literacy.

Interesting in joining us as a volunteer, contributor or board member? Contact the Friends with questions, or to volunteer, at:
Recommendations from Shorewood Library staff! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Emily recommends this epistolary (-ish) memoir by first-time author actress Parker. At turns wrenching, wry, witty and winsome, Parker tells her life story through letters to a variety of "misters" - from her dad to her accountant - that have impacted her life.
Hayley suggests this nature documentary about the decreasing populations of European songbirds due to rampant poaching and increasing black market demands.
The Wicked + The Divine by Kieren Gillen
Kate recommends this 
dynamic new series that features a pantheon of pop stars and unpredictable protagonists that blur the line between good and evil to tell a truly original story. 
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