October 2017
For Everyone

Pins & Needles
October 5 & 19
6:30 PM

Saturday, October 21
10:30 AM-12:00 PM
For Children & Families

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

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

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

Thursdays, October 5 & 19
3:30-5:00 PM 
First grade and older  

Mondays, October 9 & 23
10:00-10:45 AM
6:30-7:15 PM
6 month - 3 year olds

Saturday, October 14
10:30 AM
All ages

Tuesday, October 17
6:00-7:30 PM
All ages

Monday, October 23

Friday, October 27
2:30 PM
All ages
For Tweens & Teens

Friday, October 20
4:00-5:30 PM
For grades 4-7

Thursday, October 26
3:30-5:00 PM
For grades 3 and up
For Adults

Wednesday, October 4
7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 10
6:30 PM

Thursday, October 19
11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 24
6:00 PM

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 PM
hoopla will be available through the fall AND in 2018! More info here.

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

This month we welcome back Frank Schneiger who will present on The Civil Rights Movement & the Future of Milwaukee on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. All SHED Talks are presented in the Village Center Meeting Rooms, below the library.

Future discussions in this series include:

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.
Story times help your little one learn.

Register for these November sessions beginning October 23:

Rhyme & Read Lapsit  - Monday mornings in November
For ages 6  months - 23 months with an adult caregiver. Learn more here.

Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More!) - Monday evenings in November
For ages 6 months - 3 years with an adult caregiver. (This is a combination story time with elements of Lapsit and Toddler Time.) 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 let you decide if you want to join us, depending on your schedule and if nap time goes well:

Sensory Playtime and Pop In & Play are offered every month! Plus check out the Special Saturday story time this month, Signs of Fall, on Oct. 14 which will teach kids some basic sign language (for all ages).
Happy Anniversary to Library Team Members

It is the talented and committed team of staff members that make Shorewood Public Library such a respected and popular institution in Milwaukee County.
Staff that analyze each addition and subtraction to the robust, balanced collection; staff that plan and execute age-appropriate programming supporting lifelong learning; staff that ensure that each item is in its proper spot and easily accessible; staff that stay apprised of trends in culture and technology to aptly answer your questions; and staff that are positive and committed public servants genuinely interested in serving you.
Please join me in congratulating these team members with work anniversaries at the library this year:

Heide, Children's Librarian - 35 years
Nathan, Senior Clerk - 10 years
Susan, Library Associate - 5 years
Emily, Assistant Director - 5 years

Rachel Collins
Library Director
No matter your age, you can grow your brain at a library program in October.

Don't let retirement planning pass you by. Theresa Bellone, a retirement lifestyle consultant with over 25 years of experience, will share key elements of successful and purposeful retirement planning, vital to all ages of working adults. She will also share resources to help you start your own retirement planning.
This program is in partnership with the Senior Resource Center.

Programs for school-age kids are offered every week. Every Wednesday is Art Cart from 2:30-4:00 PM - a drop in craft program with a different activity each week. Early release day is more fun with art! Every other Thursday is Lego Club from 3:30-5:00. Plus, send kids to special programs like Tweensday (grades 4-7, Fri. Oct. 20) and Tinker Lab (grades 3+, Thurs. Oct. 26) for more after school action.
Expand your reading opportunities with digital books and magazines from the library! Digital books are great for travel, and options like streaming audiobooks mean you never have to be without a book, even when you're driving. Learn how to get started with e-books and magazines at Digital Downloads 101, Sat. Oct. 21st from 10:30-12:00.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Friend Your Library in October
National Friends of Library week is October 15-21, 2017. This annual celebration recognizes the work of Friends groups in libraries throughout the country and the contributions they make to their libraries and communities.
Watch for the following opportunities to learn about the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library throughout the month of October:
  • The display cases in the library foyer will recognize Friends' donors, showcase the next Shorewood Reads (coming up in spring 2018) and the Friends' new Memorials and Special Tributes program.
  • Throughout October, Friends' board members will greet patrons at a table in the library. Patrons can purchase a Friends mug, get a free "Be a Friend" bookmark, request information on Friends programs, donate to the Friends and learn how to recognize book lovers with a Memorial or Tribute. See the schedule on the Library events calendar.
To learn more about what it means to be a friend of the library, check out the Friends' October blog post, email the Friends at   shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com  or visit the Friends' web page .
October means dry leaves rattling in the wind, a chill in the air (we hope), and an undercurrent of eerie energy thanks to Halloween and the seasonal change. Here are a few recommended reads for the season.

For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

This is a witty horror novel about a gang of teen detectives in their twenties, returning to the scene of one of their old cases to discover that the monsters were real and the man in the mask was only a red herring. 

- Recommended by Kate

Fans of murder mysteries and psychological thrillers will enjoy this fictional portrait of Patricia Highsmith, the "queen of suspense" and author of The Talented Mr. Ripley among others. Dawson's spin on a period of self-imposed exile in Highsmith's life is a hallucinogenic, atmospheric and suspenseful quick read.

- Recommended by Emily
Sulfur Springs by William Kent Krueger

Middle-aged newlyweds, Cork O'Connor and Rainy Bisonette, leave the woods of Northern Minnesota behind after a garbled and frantic voicemail from Rainy's adult son, Peter.  They head to the US/Mexico borderlands of Arizona and get caught in the complexities of the drug trade, border patrol, illegal immigration and an ex-spouse in the unforgiving and beautiful Sonoran desert.
- Recommended by Rachel
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