November 2017
Closed for Thanksgiving
The library will be closed Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.
For Everyone

Pins & Needles
November 2 & 16
6:30 PM

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

Register today for November Story Times!
Every Wednesday
*NO Art Cart 11/29
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older

Story Time for 3s and 4s
Every Thursday
1:30-2:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7
10:00-10:45 AM
6 month - 3 year olds

Thursdays, November 2 & 16
3:30-5:00 PM 
First grade and older  

Saturday, November 18
10:30 AM
All ages

Tuesday, November 14
6:00-7:30 PM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Tuesdays, Nov. 7, 14 & 21
Registration required
For grades 4 and up

Wednesday, November 15
4:00-5:00 PM
For grades 7-12

Friday, November 17
4:00-5:30 PM
For grades 4-7

Thursdays, November 9 & 30
3:30-5:00 PM
For grades 3 and up
For Adults

Wednesday, November 1
7:00 PM

Sunday, November 5
11:30 AM-2:30 PM

Tuesday, November 7
6:30-7:30 PM

Wednesday, November 8
6:30 PM

Thursday, November 9
6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 14
6:30 PM

Thursday, November 16
11:00 AM

Tuesday, November 21
5:30 PM

Tuesday, November 28
6:00 PM
hoopla will be available through the fall AND in 2018! More info here.

Join us for informative, innovative presentations and conversations this fall. 

We'll have two SHED Talks in November - twice the eye-opening opportunities. Frank Schneiger joins us for The Civil Rights Movement & the Future of Milwaukee on Thursday, November 9 AT 6:30 p.m.. Then on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m., former director of Wisconsin Public Radio Jack Mitchell brings us his look at The Future of Public Radio in a Digital World.

All SHED Talks are presented in the Village Center Meeting Rooms, below the library.

The final discussion in this series will be: December 14th - The Future Role of the Coast Guard in the Great Lakes.
The SHED Talks are co-sponsored by the Friends of Shorewood Public Library.
Learning Outside the Library

I feel inspired, rejuvenated and connected!
I've just returned from the annual Wisconsin Library Association conference and I've been sorting through the workshop handouts, vendor pamphlets, business cards and photos on my phone. I've had a flurry of emails sealing new connections, a few LinkedIn invites and set up two working lunch meetings. I'm reflecting on conversations about racial literacy, coding clubs for kids and adults and eliminating overdue fines for all. I tested out new technologies I loved like the Simple Scan  and the next generation of Ozobots. And I'm sharing my enthusiasm and what I learned with my coworkers and the public, both directly and indirectly.
Attending the annual conference is a key way to stay apprised of trends, connect with other area librarians and leaders, and to continue learning.  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity.
Story times help your little one learn.

Registration for these November sessions are now open!

Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More!) - Monday evenings in November for ages 6 months - 3 years with an adult caregiver. Learn more here.

Toddler Time - Monday mornings in November for 2 year olds and their adult caregivers. Learn more here.
Drop in story times & activities for little ones require no registration and let you decide if you want to join us without having to plan too far in advance. This month, Sensory Playtime encourages play with a purpose on Tues. Nov. 7. Stretch with a Story incorporates simple yoga into storytelling on Sat. Nov. 18.
Join the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood Foundation, for a conversation with Martha Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

Dr. Barry will lead a discussion on an article written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University sociology professor and New York Times contributing opinion writer. The article will be announced as soon as possible; check the event listing on our calendar and posts on our social media outlets.

This conversation is designed to create an open dialogue on the often uncomfortable, always important topic of racial equity. 
Terrorism is a topic of interest affecting us globally. Learn more about the potential threats to the United States from retired Navy Captain Timothy E. Tyre. Cpt. Tyre will also discuss ways you can increase awareness of your surroundings. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friends Program Room.
Come learn with us this month.

Whether you want to learn a new language or refresh your skills on one you already know, Mango is an excellent and easy tool to use. Come see what it can do for you on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Friends Program Room.

Please bring a computer or tablet if you can; we will provide computers for six attendees.

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), challenging writers of all types to write every day, and maybe complete a novel.  We know local writers use the library already, so to celebrate we invite all established and aspiring novelists for a write-in on Sunday, November 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Snacks and writing activities provided, BYO preferred writing tool.
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, Sat. Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Make the Shorewood Public Library your first stop for holiday shopping this year. From coffee mugs to tributes to books, you will find many ways to complete your shopping while supporting your library programs and collections:
  • A Friends of the Shorewood Library coffee mug can be yours for just $10. 
To learn more check out the Friends' most recent blog post, email the Friends at  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.
 Last to See Me
by M. Dressler

Emma Rose Finnis has been dead for 100 years, but she still inhabits the village she grew up in and haunts the old Lambry house.  Now a ghost hunter has been recruited to cleanse the Victorian-era mansion, but Emma Rose refuses to leave. Jumping from past to present, The Last to See Me is a captivating modern-day ghost story told from the spirit's point of view with just the right amount of "scary."

- Recommended by Hayley

When food and good writing come together, it's a win for me. This memoir, told in a casual style as though you were just chatting with Chef Alice Waters, is a great example. Waters  - owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and credited with creation of "California cuisine" - takes us through her early life, tracing the way things she saw, heard, did and, of course, tasted, inspired her to open a restaurant.

- Recommended by Emily
The Dogs of Avalon: The Race to Save Animals in Peril by Laura Schenone
Tracing the history of animal rescue in Ireland, and other parts of the world, Schenone confronts her own biases about animals and discovers the complicated history of human-animal relationships, in particular with sporting dogs like Greyhounds who were long seen as unfit to be pets. Heartwarming, inspiring and, at turns, maddening and shocking, this is a necessary read for animal lovers everywhere .

- Recommended by Emily
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