November 2016 News
The Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.
Happy Thanksgiving!
For Everyone

Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10:30 AM & Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 12 - 12:00 PM
For Children & Families

Wednesdays at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Ages 4 and up

Thursday, November 17
3:30 PM 

Tuesday, Nov. 15  - 6:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 18 - 4:00 PM
For Teens
Tuesdays, November 15 & 29 - 
4:00 PM.  Grades 7-12

Thursday, Nov. 17 - 6:30 PM
Sat., Nov. 19 & Wed. Nov. 30

What Will the World Look Like in 100 Years? 
Thursday, Nov. 17th - 7:00 PM 

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson
Thursday, Nov. 17 - 11:00 AM

Game Night for Adults 
Thursday, Nov. 22 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, Dec. 3 - 11:00 AM

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Wednesday, Dec. 7 - 7:00 PM

Frank Schneiger of Frank Schneiger & Associates, an information organization firm based in New York City, will be on hand to discuss what the world map will look like in 2116 on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00 p.m. Frank will incorporate climate change, nuclear war, overpopulation, diverse society, inequality, technology, government, and human adaptability in his discussion. Bring your own thoughts, questions, and predictions to share!  

Busy and on the go? Get due date reminders, notices when holds are ready, and renew your items from anywhere - all by text!
It's easy to sign up for text notices from the library, provided by Shoutbomb. Text notices are another easy way to renew your library items. You even get one additional due date reminder than you do with just email or phone notifications! Instructions, information and the sign up form are found on the CountyCat website here: Text sign up.
Our first game night was a huge success, so we're definitely looking forward to our second one on Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:00 p.m. There is a game out there for you - even if you have little or no experience with gaming.

We'll provide a small library of games to play including some of our favorites, like Coup, Settlers of Catan, and Forbidden Desert. Feel free to bring your own favorites as well!
You don't need to go far to learn something new. Just come down the street or around the corner to the library!
Learn to Sew

Sewing is a practical skill that also allows you to get creative. Come learn how to use a sewing machine (provided through the new MCFLS mobile maker space!), and make an accent pillow with Lisa on Sat. November 12 at noon. Read about what's required and how to sign up here: Sewing 101.
Learn a Language

If you want to learn a new language, you will love Mango Languages. It's an easy to use tool that you access online through the library. Whether you are travelling, moving, or have just moved and need a new language to help you, come explore Mango with Emily on Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. Check it out here: Learn a Language with the Library.
Learn a New Skill

Gale Courses give you instructor-lead online learning at your fingertips! The best part? These high quality courses are free to you with your library card. Learn to use popular software products, create a stellar resume, try your hand at a skill like creative writing, get a handle on your personal budget with basic accounting, or prepare for a major test like the SAT. LGet started with Gale here: Gale Courses at Shorewood Library.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Make a book list, check it twice - and support the Shorewood Library.
Join the Friends of the Shorewood Library as we welcome Daniel Goldin, proprietor of Boswell Book Company for a Holiday Book Talk on Saturday, December 3
at 11 a.m. in the Village Center

Daniel will share book recommendations, from today's top fiction to the most interesting nonfiction. Daniel's knowledge of the publishing industry and the latest titles is unparalleled in Milwaukee. His recommendations cover all ages and many different types of readers as well. 

Your purchase will support the Friends of the Library: a portion of the sales comes back to the Friends to support library programs and collections.

While you are there, pick up a Friends membership form and join us! Your membership or donation is tax-deductible.

Contact the Friends at with questions, if you are interested in joining or simply want to learn more about what we do.
Recommendations from Shorewood Library! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

The Miniaturist 
by Jessie Burton

Emily recommends this piece of historical fiction, set in 17th century Amsterdam. She says, "If you like a touch of magic and a captivating setting, pick this up!" (The audiobook is great.)

Kate suggests this thoroughly researched, heart-wrenching look at Milwaukee and the economic exploitation of the poor through property, legislation, and debt. "It is an extremely important work and I cannot recommend it highly enough."

 Death's End
by Cixin Liu

Eddie recommends this final book in the Three Body Trilogy, a science fiction series originally published in China and now seeing success in the global market. A movie adaptation is in the works! 
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