September 2019
The library will be closed Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

Starting Sunday, September 8th, the library will be open on Sundays from
11:00 AM-3:30 PM.
For Everyone

National Library Card Sign-Up Month
Thursday, September 5 & 19
6:30-8:00 PM

Furry Friday
Friday, September 13
2:30-3:30 PM

Wednesday, September 18
5:00-6:30 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages
Tuesday, September 10
6:00-7:30 PM
Saturday, September 21
10:30-11:15 AM 

Infants to Pre-School Age

Tuesday, September 3
Story times run from 1:00-1:30 PM starting Thursday, September 19th

Thursday, September 5
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years

Monday, September 9 & 23
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years
School Age
Every Wednesday   
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursday, September 5 & 19    
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 1+ 
For Tweens & Teens

Tinker Lab
Tuesday, September 24
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+

Friday, September 27 
4:00-5:00 PM
Grades 4-8
For Adults
Wednesday, September 4
7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, September 12
6:00-8:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17
7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, September 19  
11:00 AM-12:00 PM  
Monday, September 30
7:00-8:00 PM 
Elaine and Larry Lange 
A the end of 2018, the Shorewood Public Library learned that Larry and Elaine (Hafemeister) Lange, long-time Shorewood residents and library patrons, made a generous 5.5 million dollar bequest to help our library flourish for generations to come. We are truly grateful for this support which will strengthen our ability to support the needs of the Village of Shorewood and serve our community with resources for lifelong learning and engagement.
We are so thankful that the Langes, who regularly used our library's resources and felt they gained so much from it, decided to leave us such a generous gift. They have made a significant long-term impact on our ability to serve the community!
For more information, check out our blog post
Did you know that two out of three Shorewood residents have a library card?

If you don't have one yet, stop by the library to sign up today. It's easy! Just bring in a photo ID and proof of your address (lease, utility bill, etc.), and we'll get you set up.  It only takes a couple of minutes.
Built in 1917, the Newton Avenue property in Shorewood is an example of the American System-Built Homes that Frank Lloyd Wright designed.

Nick and Angela Hayes use the term "steward" to describe their relationship with the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house they currently call home. Along with completing period-appropriate renovations, Nick and Angela have done extensive research on the early history of the house.

Nick will share stories about construction problems, early residents, and Wright's influence on  Tuesday, September 17th
at 7:00 PM. His presentation will include pictures of the renovations, fascinating stories, and a good explanation of why he and Angela call themselves stewards of their historic home.

This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Historical Society and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center .
Discover the fiction, folklore, and most importantly, the facts on bats Monday, September 30th at 7:00 PM.  
Howard Aprill, a naturist at the Wehr Nature Center, will delve into what species of bats live near you while explaining how scientists are racing against time to save bats from deadly disease. Find out how bats - with all of the amazing and downright jaw-dropping adaptations - make life better.  
This program is co-sponsored the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library
If you haven't met therapy dog Chobe and his special human friend, Bobbi, be sure to drop-in Friday, September 13th between 2:30-3:30 PM to say "hello." You'll be "paws-itively" glad you did.           
Library programs and events we know you'll love!
Enriching early literacy!

Registration for Story Time for 3s & 4s begins Tuesday, September 3. Sessions are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. Story Times run from 1:00-1:30 PM on Thursdays starting September 19th.

Registration is required.

Spend an evening with us!

Drop in on Tuesday, September 10th 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.
Music and Movement!

Join Elise Pennington from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for a morning of music and movement on Saturday, September 21 from 10:30-11:15 AM. Children will learn basic musical concepts and skills through this integrated approach.

 No registration necessary.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to win the lottery?  I think that might be how I felt when I learned of the enormous bequest from long-time Shorewood Public Library patrons Larry and Elaine Lange.  Emotions cascaded through me, one after another - wonder, disbelief, amazement, shock, joy, and deep, everlasting gratitude. 
The seven Library Board Trustees, all of whom are residents of the Village of Shorewood, had a similar range of emotions. We are collectively awed by the far-sighted generosity of these two people whom none of us ever even met. We feel the gravity of the responsibility placed upon us, and the thrill of all the potential such a gift endows. 
This exhilaration may wear off in time, but for now, I'm basking in the Lange's legacy and look forward to sharing the numerous ways library services will be enhanced by their foresight and kindness in the coming years.

Rachel Collins
Library Director
Used Book Sales at Library and on eBay Support the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library

Did you know that donating your used books and media to the Shorewood Public Library can help raise money for programs and collections? In fact, used books and media sales are the largest fundraisers for the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library.

An assortment of used books are always available on the shelf across from the customer service desk and sell for one to two dollars.  In the last few years, Friends volunteers have also sold books on eBay to generate additional funds for the Friends.

If you have books, CDs, or DVDs at home that others may enjoy, call the library at 414 847-2670, or contact the Friends at Your donation will make room on your shelves for more books-and support the library at the same time!
For more information on the used book sale or eBay sales, check out our blog.  
If you have questions, suggestions or are interested in supporting the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library, email us at 
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.

by Linda Castillo

Police Chief Kate Burkholder finds a grandmother brutally murdered in an abandoned farm house, but even worse, her seven year old granddaughter has been abducted from the scene. Chief Burkholder, who was raised Amish, uses her knowledge of the language, values, and lifestyle to guide her as every hour counts in the hunt for the missing child. 
- Recommended by Rachel
by Mona Awad
Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Mona Awad's, Bunny. When Samantha Mackey, a graduate student at a prestigious New England university, suffers from writer's block, she receives an ominous invitation to join her all female cohort's "workshop." The ritualistic gatherings soon spawn monstrous creatures as Samantha gets caught up in the world of sugar and spice. Exploring themes of loneliness and belonging, Awad's second novel is a wild ride to say the least.
- Recomme nded by Hayley
Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone is a high stakes coming of age novel about seeking out the history denied to a subjugated people. Adventuring through a beautiful, original setting, this novel is perfect for anyone who enjoys fast paced action and hearing both sides of a story.   
- Recommended by Kate
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