April 2018
The Library is closed Sunday, April 1 for Easter.

National Library Week is April 8-14!
For Everyone

Shorewood Eleven at Three Lions Pub
Saturday, April 7
4:00-6:00 PM

An Evening with Emily St. John Mandel
Tuesday, April 10
7:00 PM
RSVP here (Not required)

Pins & Needles Craft Group
Thursdays, April 5 & 19
6:30-8:00 PM

Digital Downloads
Saturday, April 21
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

Tuesday, April 3
10:00 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years

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

Story Time for 3s & 4s 
Every Thursday 
1:30-2:00 PM 
*Registration required
Click here for more information

Thursdays, April 5 & 19 
3:30-5:00 PM 
First grade and older 
Mondays, April 9-30 and Thursdays, April 5-26
*Registration required

Thursday, April 12 
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+

Saturday, April 14
10:30 AM

Tuesday, April 17
6:00-7:30 PM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Anime Club
Wednesday, April 4
4:00-5:00 PM
For grades 7-12

Friday, April 27
4:00-5:30 PM
For grades 4-7
Unite as a community around one shared reading experience.

Shorewood Reads invites the Shorewood community (whether you live, work or play here) to read  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, and join us for events exploring the ideas and themes of the book. Shorewood Reads culminates with a couple of big events you won't want to miss.

Could Station Eleven really happen?

In  Station Eleven, a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of the Earth's population. Dr. Michael LeMay of California State University-San Bernardino will lead a discussion covering pandemics of past centuries, how modern medicine is battling disease today, and what future threats we should be concerned about. Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m.
Shorewood High School students interpret Station Eleven in performance.

Modeled on the crew of actors and musicians in Station Eleven, Shorewood's own traveling troupe of performers use original music, theater and a light show to explore the story and meaning of Station Eleven. Join us for "Shorewood Eleven" at Three Lions Pub on Saturday, April 7 from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Are you an aspiring writer?

Join Lauren Fox and Emily St. John Mandel for an informational session about writing and publication. Mandel will discuss her personal writing journey, the process of getting an agent, finding a publisher, working with an editor, and more. Tuesday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Village Center.
Meet the author.
Emily St. John Mandel, in conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Company, will open up about Station Eleven and the themes and ideas she wished to convey through it. Boswell Books will sell books on site and Mandel will sign books after speaking.

Tuesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.in
the Village Center. RSVP here (not require d).

Everyone is welcome to this culminating event of Shorewood Reads 2018!
Last chance to fill out the Strategic Planning Survey!

Please take 5-10 minutes, if you haven't already, to let us know your thoughts and perceptions of the Shorewood Public Library. The survey closes at the end of the day, Monday, April 2nd.
Thank you for your time and participation.
Pay for printing and fines with credit beginning in April.

The Library is excited to announce that as of Monday, April 2, you can pay for printing and fines with a credit or debit card - or even Apple/Google Pay! 
Discover, explore, grow and connect this month.
Dementia Education Series: What you Need to Know

Join Evelyn Burdick, retired physician representative from the Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, to learn about dementia, medical treatment options, and strategies for communication with people who have memory loss, Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center.

This program is co-sponsored by Shorewood Connects and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.
Signs of Spring Story Time

Come learn some basic sign language - and celebrate the new season!

Expert Linda Anton guides you and your kids through an interactive story time on Saturday, April 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the library's program room.
Digital Downloads 101

Expand your reading opportunities with digital books and magazines from the library.

Digital books are great for travel or reading anytime, and options like streaming audiobooks mean you never have to be without a book.

Learn how to get started with the library's e-books and magazines at Digital Downloads 101, Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the library.
Always Learning
At least a few times a week, you'll hear me say, "You just taught me something new!" I love learning, and I can't imagine a better place to work with that inclination.
Public libraries are in the business of education. And one of the ways we help people learn is through structured programs. We help get kids ready for school with our story times for tots, toddlers and pre-schoolers, we spark tween interest in STEM with Tinker Lab and Coding Club, and we engage adults with offerings like Reading Race: Community Conversations and a series on Dementia Education.
I also realize how very important it is to engage staff in structured educational opportunities.  In 2017, the Shorewood Public Library team members logged 214 hours of training, conferences and webinars. Learning things like CPR/AED skills, how to conduct digital storytimes, creating effective signage and coping with an active shooter situation.
I've just returned from the Public Library Association national conference and feel professionally energized, and inspired to help staff and patrons alike continue their life-long learning journeys.

Rachel Collins
Library Director

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

National Library Week   2018
National Library Week takes place April 8-14 this year making April the perfect time to get involved at the Shorewood Public Library. Our library is more than a place to borrow books. You can also meet friends, share opinions and ideas (such as by completing the Library Strategic Plan Survey), attend a program - including the culminating events of Shorewood Reads! - and discuss important issues (such as race and racism at Reading Race).

National Library Week 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of this national celebration sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and observed at libraries across the country. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate. Shorewood invites you to celebrate this month. Click here to learn how.

The Friends of the Shorewood Library thank our staff, patrons and supporters. See you in April.

The Friends are always happy to involve new members and volunteers. 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.
Motor Crush Vol. 1 by Brenden Fletcher et. al.
From the critically acclaimed team of Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr, Motor Crush is a bubblegum pink dystopian comic full of adrenaline packed races, high stakes adventure, and mind boggling mysteries. Perfect for science fiction fans and folks who enjoyed the Fast and the Furious franchise.  

- Recommended by Kate
I am not usually a country music fan, but am impressed and intrigued by country star Kacey Musgraves' latest offering. Musgraves has made a name for herself by being a little outside the norm of Nashville, and this album shines with her unique brand of something other than straight country. Wry lyrics, self-deprecation, and pop-tropical stylings unite for a great album for early spring evenings. Available March 30 on Hoopla and in April at the Library!

- Recommended by Emily
Explore love, loss, grief, and loneliness throughout the passage of time in this meditative, art house feature film. It will haunt you in a quiet, puzzling way while making you question the nature of existence. Plus, at some point you'll find yourself asking, "Is there anything sadder than a homeless ghost?"  (Answer: No, there's not.)

- Recommended by Hayley
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