January 2014 - In This Issue:
@ a Glance

Children & Families

Pop in and Play
Monday, January 13
10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, January 14
6:00 p.m.


SHS Brigade - Anime ClubPokemon Tournament
Up to 6 Pokemon per team, single elimination, prizes.
Thursday, January 16

Open to elementary through high school students

Throwback Tuesday
Tuesday, January 28 (in-service day)
2:00 p.m.
Grades 7-12


The Power of Story: Holocaust Remembrance & Education
Hear a survivor's story, learn more context for the events of the Holocaust, and prepare to see SHS's production of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"
Wednesday, January 29
7:00 p.m.

TAB Snack Sale
Wednesdays, 2:30-4 p.m.
Proceeds help TAB present teen programming

A huge thank you to our local Colectivo Coffee, who donated coffee to us to offer to patrons who make the cold journey to the library today, Tuesday, January 7.
Viva Colectivo, indeed!

The Power of Story
Story is powerful enough to keep memory alive. Story transcends the barriers of time and place, bringing the past to us. Shorewood Library is excited to invite you to a very special Holocaust remembrance and education program about "The Power of Story."
Raye Szlosberg David

Presented in collaboration with the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, "The Power of Story" features Shorewood resident and Holocaust survivor Raye David telling her singular story of survival. Following Raye's talk, we'll hear from an educator at the Holocaust Center who will offer more perspective and context for stories of the Holocaust. All of this will leave you well-prepared to see Shorewood High School's riveting production of "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," which dramatizes stories from the Terezin concentration camp, showing February 7th & 8th at 7:00 p.m. and February 9th at 2:00 p.m.

"The Power of Story" is recommended for ages 12 and up, though you may bring younger children at your own discretion. Please join us for this uniquely local - and global - program.

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Winter Programs for Kids & Families
Youth and Family Programming Update
We're kicking off 2014 programming this month with playing and crafting. Check it out!

Pop in and Play : Our next drop-in play session for children 6 months through 3 years old and their special grown-ups will be held Monday, January 13. All Pop in and Play sessions are held mornings, 10-10:45 a.m. and evenings, 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Join us in interactive play and guided activities designed to promote language and early literacy development. No registration is needed.


Family Fun Craft Night, Tuesday, January 14: Drop in between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. and make a mitten bookmark or a decorative snowman stick. All ages are welcome to come and exercise their creativity.


Rock & Read Lapsit sessions for children ages 6 - 23 months and Toddler Time sessions for 2 year olds will be held Monday mornings and evenings in February. Registration begins January 21. The sessions fill quickly so register early.


WANTED!  Legos and Duplos - Have your kids outgrown the Lego stage? Do you have some neglected Legos or Duplos taking up space in the basement or closet? Consider donating them to the library. We are planning a series of Lego-related programs, but we need your donations to make that possible. Donations can be brought to the Main Customer Service desk at the library.


Look for our complete Winter/Spring Program Schedule later this month.


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New Shorewood Library Website on the Horizon
Shorewood Library offers you a wealth of information both online and in the library. With our current website - which relies on older technology - it can be hard to find and use all that information. Soon, that won't be a problem anymore.

For the past eight months, we have been working with Milwaukee web development company Byte Studios to create a brand new online library experience for you, our patrons. The new website will roll out in late January or early February. It will include better access to things like e-books and databases, more ability to alert you to the programs you love, and even some fun - and we think pretty useful - features, like a staff blog offering recommendations, help using the library, and more. Think of it as a branch of your Shorewood Library that's open when and where you need it, 24/7. The website will be with you wherever you go, too: it's "responsive" which means you can view it on any mobile device and easily find the information you need, no app required.

We'll make an official announcement when the site goes live, so look for an e-blast, Facebook update, Tweet and more!

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Winter Programs for Teens & Tweens
There are some great opportunities this winter for Shorewood teens & tweens looking for a chance to unwind, or get involved, without much effort or time! Including:

Bucks Reading Challenge 2014, Jan 2 - Feb 27: Open to students in grades 3-10. Read your way to a free Bucks game. It's as simple as signing up at one of the information desks, and reading 500 pages before Feb 27! Every kid who signs up is eligible for extra prizes from the library, too.

Photo Contest, Jan 2-March 28: After last summer's super successful first ever online photo contest, we learned there's a lot of aspiring - and amazing! - photographers in Shorewood. Here's your chance to be one of them. Submit online at Photos must be original, taken by a student in grade 7-12, and must capture the theme "memory." The winning pic goes on display in the Teen Space.

Pokemon Tournament #2, Thursday, Jan 16, 4:30 p.m.: SHS's Anime Club, the SHS Brigade, is back with another Pokemon tournament. Pretty much anyone under 18 who loves to play Pokemon and wants the chance to show off their skills is invited to participate. Plan to attend, with more info soon!

Throwback Tuesday, Tuesday, Jan 28, 2:00 p.m.: what better day than a cold in-service day to go back in time? Throwback Tuesday will feature all your favorite games and fun from when you were a kid. Including throwback snacks for added enjoyment. Grades 7-12

The fun doesn't stop in January so look for updates online and a full Winter/Spring schedule soon.

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May We Recommend
Looking for something different to read or watch? Check out these recommended titles from our staff!

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From the Friends
A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Dear Fellow Library Lovers:


Happy New Year from the Friends of the Shorewood Library. We are delighted to welcome three new Board members for 2014, Marcy Bidney, Alice Davis, and Ann Keenan. Our next board meeting will be Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5 PM in the Library's Friends Project Room.


To join the Friends for a little as $5, pick up one of our brochures at the library checkout desk, complete it, and return it to the library with your check. For further information on volunteer opportunities, including serving on the board of directors, or answers to any questions whatsoever, email us at:  



Susan Lofton



Members of the 2013 Friends Board of Directors:

Priscilla Pardini, Acting President

Jeannée Sacken, Secretary and Acting Vice President

Joan Spector, Vice President Elect

Barbara Mahoney, Treasurer

Jean Gurney, Library Board Liaison

Beth Carey, Library Director

George Burgess

Susan Lofton

John Shafer

Bonnie Wiesmueller  


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