May 2017
For Everyone

Thursdays, May 4 & 18
6:30-8:00 PM
Saturday, May 20
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Coming in June
Saturday, June 10
6:00 PM
For Children & Families

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

Wednesday, May 3
6:30 PM
All ages

Thursdays, May 4 & 18
3:30 - 5:30 PM 
First grade and older  

Tuesdays, May 8 
10:00-10:45 AM 
& May 22
10:00-10:45 AM  & 6:30-7:15 PM
6 month - 3 year olds

Tuesday, May 9
6:00 - 7:30 PM
All ages
For Tweens

Thursday, May 11 
3:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Tuesday, May 16
4:00 - 5:30 PM
4th - 7th grade
For Adults

Wednesday, May 3
7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 9
6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 17
6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 23
6:00 PM

Coming in June
With Reggie Jackson
Tuesday, June 6
6:30 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.
Elephant & Piggie are coming to visit!

Mo Willems' classic picture book characters Gerald the Elephant and his sidekick Piggie  will visit the Shorewood Library on Wednesday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. They come to introduce a new beginning reader book full of new friends, The  Good for Nothing Button Boswell Books will also be here selling books. 
Party like an Aussie with Graeme Simsion!

Australian author of the acclaimed and much-loved books The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion joins us on Tuesday, May 9 to introduce his new book, The Best of Adam Sharp. We'll welcome him with Aussie treats and a party to celebrate his visit! Don't miss it. Follow the event on Facebook.
Library Resources Round the World

Latha math! That's "Good day!" or "Hello!" in Scottish Gaelic. 

As my family is preparing for a trip to the Scottish Highlands, I've tapped in to a few library resources. The most interactive tool is the Mango Languages app I've added to my smart phone. Chapter by chapter, I've been listening to, reciting aloud, repeating and learning Scottish Gaelic. I can speed up a lesson or slow it down, and the app knows right where I left off when I return. 

I've also checked out three travel books from different publishers, each with a different type of traveler in mind. Thanks to a grant from the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, our travel collection has had an influx of 100 new books with more on the way. I look forward to trying out my Scottish Gaelic phrases while I visit the historical sites and wander the islands. Where will library resources take you?

Turas math dhut! ("Bon Voyage!")
Rachel Collins
Library Director

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

Summer Reading sign up begins
Tuesday, May 30. 
The summer program calendar is being updated now, so check it out and plan for fun!
This week, we completely updated our self-check-out machines.
New barcode scanners mean your card, and every item, works every time (even scan your barcode from your phone!). New software means you'll see event info at the stations, and can check your account while you check out your stuff. Come in and experience the upgrade for yourself!

From exploring hobbies to learning new skills, library programs let you flourish!


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. Tuesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Got stacks of photo albums you wish you could do something with? What about the thousands of photos on your phone? Join us Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. for the first in a three-part series on preserving your photographs - and learn tools to share your family story for a long time to come.

Did you know that the library has two book clubs? The AM Book Club meets the third Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. and the PM Book Club meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Each group selects different titles and provides a great opportunity to talk about books while meeting new friends. 

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library
100 Years of Shorewood, 100+ Years with a Library!
Shorewood Public Library is one of the busiest libraries in Milwaukee County today. Ranked number one in number of visits, total circulation, circulation to non-residents and public computer use, the library is a bustling place. In addition, four out of five Shorewood residents have a library card.

In short, the Village of Shorewood values and uses its library. But has it always been this way? The library has a long tradition in Shorewood and has had many homes. To learn more about its history, visit this month's blog post. 
As we celebrate 100 years of the name Shorewood, we celebrate the even longer history of our library. 
Join the Friends for lemonade on May 20 at the Village Center from 10 am to 2 pm and take advantage of free walking tours of historic areas of Shorewood .
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 Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog  and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Bone Box
by Faye Kellerman

Long buried bones are found off a new nature preserve trail close to five small colleges in upstate New York.  Do the bones belong to missing students?  Is there a serial killer nearby?  Find out in the latest installment of this Decker and Lazarus mystery.
- Recommended by Rachel
An occupational memoir about the luxury hotel industry. A light, funny read. Very relatable to anyone in working in desk service.  
- Recommended by Eddie

Explore your monstrous side with Emil Ferris' exquisite graphic novel. Set in 1960s Chicago, Ferris touches on the Civil Rights Movement, homosexuality, and fine art, complete with a murder mystery and monsters both real and imaginary.
-Recommended by Hayley
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