October 2019
For Everyone

National Friends of Libraries Week
October 20-26
Thursday, October 3 & 17
6:30-8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 16
5:00-6:30 PM

Digital Downloads
Saturday, October 19
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages
Tuesday, October 8
6:00-7:30 PM
Saturday, October 19
10:30-11:00 AM 

Infants to Pre-School Age

Thursday, October 3
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years

Thursdays through November 21
1:00-1:30 PM
Registration is required and is ongoing.

Monday, October 7 & 21
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years

Monday, October 14
Learn more to choose the one that is right for you.
School Age
Every Wednesday   
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursday, October 3 & 17 
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 1+ 
For Tweens & Teens

Tinker Lab
Tuesday, October 22
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+
For Adults
Wednesday, October 2
7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, October 10
5:00-8:00 PM

Tuesday, October 15
7:00-8:00 PM

October 20th-26th is National Friends of Libraries Week . We are grateful to the Friends of Shorewood Public Library for the support they give the library and the community.  The Friends touch every aspect of Shorewood: supporting the collection, co-hosting programs, and improving the library space. We would not be where we are without them. 

Want to give back and make an impact alongside them?  Join or donate today!
Shorewood Public Library is excited to help host the Shorewood Community Conversation as part of Greater Milwaukee Foundation's On the Table MKE 2019 on Thursday, October 10th from 5:00-8:00 PM.

Recognizing the power of talking to one another, Shorewood's Human Relations Commission and Shorewood Public Library invite you to come put it all "on the table."

On the Table MKE is a regional forum offering a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation and take action - individually and collectively - to improve the quality of life in our community. You do not have to be a Shorewood resident to participate. 

Register today. Seating is limited to the first 80 registrants.
The Appomattox's "ship's knee" will be only display before the presentation.  
Did you know that over 700 shipwrecks lie at the bottom of Wisconsin's lakes and rivers?
At 7:00 PM on Tuesday, October 15th Tamara Thomsen, maritime archaeologist with the Wisconsin Historical Society's Maritime Preservation and Archaeology Program, will present on the challenges of her job and shipwreck stories she has helped to document.  Every ship she finds has a story - why did it sink?  What was the cargo?  Were the passengers rescued?  Tamara will also discuss the Appomattox Shipwreck which lies on the bottom of Lake Michigan, just east of Atwater Beach.

This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Historical Society. 

Our annual Halloween Happening is a treat!
Kids of all ages are invited to trick-or-treat the haunted hallway, make a boo-tiful craft, play ghoulish (but not scary) games and enjoy a treat. Celebrate everyone's favorite fall holiday with us on Friday, October 25th from 2:30-4:00 PM.  Costumes welcome, but not required.
Registration for fall story times for infants and toddlers begins Monday, October 14. This five week story time session running October 28th  through November 25th is designed to provide children with experiences that enrich early literacy.

Click here to learn more about story time and choose the right session for you:

Rhyme & Read Lapsit - six to 23 months
Rhyme & Read PM - six months to three years
Toddler Time - two year olds
When people ask me for help using library ebooks and digital audiobooks, I always start by saying the same thing: "Not all publishers are willing to work with public libraries, and the environment is always changing." Three months ago, it changed drastically.
In July, Macmillian, one of the "Big Five" publishers, announced that it will be restricting digital book access to public libraries starting in November. This Publisher's Weekly article explains more details. Macmillian claims that libraries are slashing profits for authors and publishers. In fact, libraries pay more than retail for each digital book purchased, and we buy multiple copies of many titles. Libraries and authors have always had strong partnerships; in particular, public libraries help new authors find a wide audience. And libraries create life-long readers that both borrow from libraries and buy books for their personal libraries.
Over the next months, libraries and library lovers will respond to the American Library Association's call to action. It's critical that public libraries provide access to information in all formats, including digital. You can follow the response, and lead your own call for change, with the hashtag #eBooksForAll  
Rachel Collins
Library Director
Library programs and events we know you'll love!
Get crafty!

Join us every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 PM for some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages are welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.

Children five years and younger should be accompanied by a responsible care-giver.

Spend an evening with us!

Drop in on Tuesday, October 8 from 6:00-7:30 PM for fun geared towards the whole family. Enjoy crafts, board games, Lego building, and more. 

All children must be with an adult or responsible caregiver.

No registration necessary.  
Signs of Fall!

Join sign language instructor, Linda Anton, for an interactive sign language story time on  Saturday, October 19 from 10:30-11:00 AM. Children will learn some basic sign language from stories, signs and rhymes that celebrate Fall.

 No registration necessary.
Friends of Libraries Week: Show Your Love!

The Friends of Shorewood Public Library are excited to again offer yard signs for people to show their library love in October. You may have received a post card asking for your interest in posting a yard sign. Simply check the box, return the card to the library by October 7, and a Friend will deliver your sign.
If you have questions, suggestions or are interested in supporting the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, email us at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com. 
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.

The Weather Machine
by Andrew Blum

In a world where big weather events are becoming more numerous and more severe, weather forecasting is vital. You might feel like the forecast is often wrong, but author Andrew Blum illuminates how meteorologists have become experts who can see into the future with an accuracy we never imagined - and that we have come to desperately depend on. For a weather junkie like me, this was a thrilling read!
- Recommended by Emily
Pet Sematary
by Stephen King
Louis Creed and his family have it all when they move to their country home in idyllic Ludlow, Maine, but something ominous lies down the path nearby: the pet cemetery. Through rich details and theatrical foreshadowing, King explores how grief and loss can push people to desperate measures. Like Jud Crandall says, "Sometimes dead is better..." 
- Recomme nded by Hayley
Into the Drowning Deep
by Mira Grant
Mira Grant's Into the Drowning Deep is  scientific horror in the best traditions of exploring the unknown. Brilliant, terrifying, and beautifully cinematic, this tale of the voyage of the Melusine over the depths of the Mariana Trench is modern, hard science fiction that presents the question of mermaids in a uniquely fascinating way. 
- Recommended by Kate
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