February 2014 - In This Issue:
@ a Glance

Children & Families

Lapsit & Toddler Storytimes
Monday mornings & evenings February 3-24
Call 847-2670 to register

Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, February 11
6:00 p.m.

Pop in and Play
Monday, February 17
10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Special Saturday Extra
French Story Time
Saturday, February 22
10:30 a.m.

Lego Club
Thursday, February 20
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Grades 3+


Blind Date with a Book
Ongoing in the Teen Space February 1-21

Anti-Valentine's Day
Friday, February 14
4:00 p.m.
Teen Photo Contest
The Winter Online Photo Contest for teens in grades 7-12 is going great! We've had several amazing entries so far, and are looking for lots more. So send in your Instagram snaps, your old-school film photos, and anything in between. Each photographer can submit up to three original pictures for consideration. Ends March 28.

Not a teen but want to see what's going on? Check out the contest at to see the beautiful work of some of Shorewood's most talented teen photographers!

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Lego Club Starts This Month
Thanks to several generous folks, we now have a stock of Lego bricks and can begin our Shorewood Library Lego club. We'll kick things off on Thursday, February 20 from 4-6:30. All kids 1st grade and up are welcome to come, build, play and share. Bring your own blocks if you've got something you love, or just use ours.

After the initial meeting, we'll try to set a day and time that is best for the most kids interested in attending. If you know your child wants to come, but can't make the 20th, please call us at 847-2670 and ask to speak to Heide or Emily.

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February Fun for Families

If you believe the groundhog, we are facing six more weeks of cold and snow. You and your family don't have to dread the next few weeks. The Shorewood Library is offering plenty of events to help brighten those days.


Our next Family Fun Craft Night will be held Tuesday February 11 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.. Drop in to make a custom Valentine card or create a "heart-y" door hanger.


Parlez-vous français? This winter's Special Saturday series includes a "Saturday Extra." February 22 at 10:30 a.m., L'Alliance Française staff will present a French story time.


Join us February 26th for opening of the public school art exhibit featuring student art work from Atwater, Lake Bluff, Shorewood Intermediate School, and Shorewood High School. Their work will be on display through April 9th.


Look for our complete Winter/Spring Program schedule at the library and on our website, as well as program updates and reminders on and Twitter @ShorewoodLib


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Return of the Read-a-thon!
Dr. Seuss Celebration, March 1
Lorax 'staches and Trufula trees at last year's Seuss read-a-thon

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 1, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 


You are invited to our Suess Celebration and Read-a-thon in honor of Dr. Seuss's 110th birthday. The event will kick off with local celebrities reading from their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Then all library visitors are encouraged to join our Read-a-thon. We will count total pages and minutes read in the library between 11:00 and 2:00 that day. You can also enjoy Seuss-tacular craft, tattoos, trivia, refreshments, and prizes!


This is an event for everyone to attend, and no registration is required. 


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A Sneak Peek of the New Website
Coming soon! A whole new
May We Recommend
Looking for something different to read or watch? Check out these recommended titles from our staff!
  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick - YA Librarian Emily recommends this book, the latest to win the Printz Award which is the highest honor for Young Adult literature. She says it's, "beguiling and bone-chilling, so, basically perfect to read this winter."
  •  On Air: Volume 2, Live at the BBC by The Beatles - Angie, our administrative assistant, recommends this newly released live recording of the Fab Four. This week marks the 50th anniversary of their appearance on Ed Sullivan - celebrate!
  • March by John Lewis, with Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell - Kate the Clerk recommends this new autobiograhical graphic novel by civil rights leader and Congressman Lewis saying it's, "A good Black History Month read, and an excellent nonfiction comic."
  • On Oni Pond by Man Man - Tech Manager Adam recommends the latest from Montreal-based experimental rock band which he says you'll want to listen to again and again. 

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

Dear Fellow Library Lovers:


Come one, come all, to the Friends of the Shorewood Library's first ever Valentine's Day Media Sale!


Beginning on February 12 and running through the end of the month, you can purchase used CDs, VHS tapes, and DVDs at the incredibly low price of 2/$1.00. Enjoying a film is a perfect way to provide some family fun, and combat the winter blues, especially during these extremely cold and snowy mid-winter days. You will see our table display near the Friends' Used Book Sale shelves as you enter the library.  


In other news, the Friends are pleased to welcome Anne O'Meara as the newest member of our Board of Directors. Our next board meeting will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, in the library's Friends Program Room.


To join the Friends for as 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, or for answers to any questions whatsoever, email us at:  



Susan Lofton


Members of the 2014 Friends Board of Directors:

Priscilla Pardini, President

Joan Spector, Vice President

Jeannée Sacken, Secretary

Barbara Mahoney, Treasurer

Jean Gurney, Library Board Liaison

Beth Carey, Library Director

Marcy Bidney, Member

Alice Davis, Member

Ann Keenan, Member

Susan Lofton, Member

Anne O'Meara, Member

John Shafer, Member

Bonnie Wiesmueller, Member



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