November 2018
The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. 
For Everyone

Thursdays, November 1 & 15
6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM

Digital Downloads
Saturday, November 17
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

Pre-School Age
Thursdays at  1:30 PM 
Ages 3 and 4 years
Thursday, November 8 
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years
School Age
Wednesday Art Cart
Every Wednesday
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursdays, November 1 & 15 
3:30-5:00 PM 
Grades 1+   
All Ages

Tuesday, November 13 
6:00-7:30 PM
For Tweens & Teens

Tuesday, November 20
4:15-5:15 PM
7th-12th grade

Thursday, October 25
3:30-5:00 PM
3rd grade and up
For Adults
Wednesday, November 7
7:00 PM

Thursday, November 8
6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 13
6:30 PM

Thursday, November 15
11:00 AM

Monday, November 19
6:30 PM

Tuesday, November 27th
7:00 PM

Thursday, November 29
6:00 PM
In the U.S. and particularly in Wisconsin, incarceration disproportionately affects people of color.  This month's Reading Race Community Conversation provides an opportunity to discuss that fact, with focus on chapter seven of  We Were Eight Years in Power entitled, "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration."   

Join us on Thursday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Center.  The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. LG Shanklin-Flowers, founder and principal consultant of InReach.  Shanklin-Flowers is recognized for her pioneering efforts within the developing field of cultural diversity and was the recipient of the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin's Racial Justice Award .
This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood School District, and the YWCA of Southeastern Wisconsin.  
CPR can save lives.  In fact, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can more than double a person's chances of survival.  Attend this workshop on Thursday, November 29th at 6:00 p.m. to learn how to save a life with the new "hands-only" CPR method.  Dave Glanz, a firefighter with North Shore Fire and Rescue, will also teach you how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). The workshop is not a certification program, and is limited to 30 participants. Registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to learn more and to register.
As fall activities wind down and the weather turns cooler, do you and your kids need something to do after school? Check out these programs for a range of ages:
Art Cart & Lego Club
Art Cart is every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Activities are designed for school-age kids.

Lego Club is every first and third Thursday from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and is designed for kids in first grade and up.

Both programs are in the program room in the children's area of the library.  Kids may drop in at any time to participate!
Tweensday & Tinker Lab
Tweensday is November 16th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Village Center Meeting Rooms (below library). It is for 4th-8th graders only.

Tinker Lab is November 29th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the program room. Activities are designed for kids in 3rd grade and up.
Learn how research promises to change the diagnosis and treatment of people with memory loss. 
Dr. Piero Antuono will explore the relationship of longevity and lifestyle to Alzheimer's Disease, help create an understanding of the timeline of the disease, and share the emphasis and value of today's research studies.  If you're interested in learning more about the direction of research related to Alzheimer's disease, please join us on Monday, November 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Center.
Weathermen of the Sixties
Learn more about the Vietnam-era group who waged war against America with historian Bill Dahlk in a lecture titled The Weather Underground Organization: Terrorists or Agents of Justice? on Tuesday, November 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Center. 
Dahlk will examine the Weather Underground Organization's beginnings as Students for a Democratic Society, their transition through reformist activities into militant anti-Vietnam War protests, and their role in bombing targets in the United States. Was the Weather Underground Organization a terrorist group, or were they agents of justice? Dahlk will try to answer this and more in his discussion.
Southwest Shorewood: A Colorful, Controversial Corner

Did you know that Ferris wheels and streetcars once prevailed in the Village of Shorewood?  In fact, the southwest corner of the Village was  once quite colorful and controversial. Learn more about Shorewood's local history on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Center with this presentation hosted by the Shorewood Historical Society. Members from the historical society will share stories. pictures, postcards, and a three-dimensional display of Shorewood's amusement park. Plus, popcorn will be served!

This program is cosponsored with the Shorewood Historical Society.
The Gift of a Book
I was sad to learn that Wisconsinite  Todd Bol , the man who started the Little Free Library movement, passed away a few weeks ago. As a frequent walker and a sometimes bus rider, I get to see these little libraries up close, and I regularly find them empty or with a few discolored mass market paperbacks.
Dozens of individuals and families donate their unwanted books to the Shorewood Public Library, which the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library sell to raise money for library books and beloved programs, but some of these titles don't find a taker. Lately, I've been packing some of these up and 'book bombing' Little Free Libraries in my neighborhood, Riverwest. I'm shocked at how quickly the books find a new home!
A book can open so many doors. Practical books can help one update a resume or make pad Thai for the first time. Fantastical books can transport one to a world where the wild things roam or hobbits live. Transformational books can help one navigate grief or fight for social justice. A book can fit into everyone's life at most times.
Consider giving the gift of a book to someone you don't know via a Little Free Library. It's easy to find them by zip code search . You'll help build community, spark creativity, and inspire reading; much the same mission as our full size and full service library: to help people Learn, Connect, and Explore.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

There are so many ways to connect at the Shorewood Library -  to the Internet, to resources, to ideas, to other people and to electronic books, movies, TV shows, magazines and music. You can dialog with others and learn from experts. You can take a free online class or get help with accessing digital content .
The Friends of the Library invite you to explore ways to use the library to the fullest. Check out the library website, ask a librarian for help and read this month's Friends blog for other suggestions.  Make use of the library! Whether you come to the building to access its resources remotely, the library is here for you.

To learn more about the Friends or find out how you can help the library maintain these resources, visit the Friends web page or email them at
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.
The Backstagers
by James Tynion
The Backstagers Volume 1 is a light-hearted young adult graphic novel series from James Tynion, the critically acclaimed author of The Woods. Backstagers explores the magic of the theater, the ephemeral nature of high school, and the eternal question of finding your place.

- Recommended by Kate
Walking Shadows
by Faye Kellerman

Peter Decker, a veteran LAPD detective has relocated to a small town in New England for a quiet 'retirement' police job.  When he finds a dumped body, he stumbles into a complex series of crimes, most of which took place twenty years ago.  Join tenacious Decker and sidekick 'Harvard' as they solve the murder(s).
- Recommended by Rachel 

Kate Atkinson returns to World War II London in her latest novel which follows the story of a young woman conscripted to do relatively boring work for MI5. Juliet's work allows her to see the war from a different angle, and years later she is forced to reckon with what she was privy to, and what she did and did not do, as a result of her unique vantage point. A quietly powerful novel from an excellent writer. 

- Recommended by Emily
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