March 2014 - In This Issue:
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Children & Families

Special Saturday: Stretch-Along
Saturday, March 8
10:30 a.m.

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

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

Lego Club
Thursday, March 20
4:00-6:30 p.m.
Grades 1+

Lapsit & Toddler Storytimes
Monday mornings & evenings in April. Call 847-2670 to register beginning March 24

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party
Wednesday, March 26
3:00 p.m.
Grades 3+


Half-Day Craft Day
Thursday, March 6
1:00 p.m.


School District Art Show
On display in the Library through April 9

Author Visit: Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Tuesday, March 11
6:30 p.m.

McMenamin Irish Dance Academy
Wednesday, April 2
7:00 p.m.
Welcome to the New Website
It's a whole new
We're excited to welcome you to the new After spending nearly a year working with Milwaukee web developer, Byte Studios, the new Internet home for Shorewood Library is complete. We designed this site with you in mind, making it simpler to access the library catalog, research databases, and recommendations for reading. We've added a staff-written blog to keep you in the know, and highlighted other ways you can connect to the library and your community. Please explore it and don't hesitate to let us know what you think!

Kathy Reichs in Shorewood
Reichs comes to promote latest YA book
Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs In collaboration with Boswell Book Company, we're presenting Kathy Reichs with her co-author (and son) Brendan Reichs for one night only!

The Reichs are coming to promote the latest book in their young adult series, Virals. The fourth book in the sci-fi thriller series, called Exposure, follows teenaged Tory Brennan - niece of the world-famous Temperance Brennan - and her pack as they investigate and abduction and make a startling realization about their own powers.

Kathy Reichs is best-known for her book series about forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, which was turned into a TV show on FOX called Bones. Although she is here with Brendan to discuss their Young Adult series, we heartily encourage Bones fans to attend! The Reichs will sign books and take pictures with fans.

Boswell Book Company will have books available for purchase before and after the visit.

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Much to do in March for Families

March is another busy month at the library! Good thing, too, as it looks like we'll be waiting for spring this year.


Stretch with a Story, Saturday March 8, 10:30 a.m.: If our never-ending winter has you and your family feeling tense and closed in, then our Stretch With a Story session is just what you need. Get ready to stretch and move with YogaConnects Stephanie Sandy. Special Saturdays are ideal for families with young children. No registration is needed.


Family Fun Craft Night: Tuesday, March 11. Drop in between 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Going Green for St. Patrick's Day!


Pop In and Play: Monday, March 17. 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.


Lego Club: Thursday, March 20 - 4 - 6:30 p.m. Our first ever Lego Club meeting was a great success - boy are there some talented Lego builders out there in Shorewood! - so we'll keep it up. Kids in first grade and up are invited. Families can certainly stay and build, too.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party: On Wednesday March 26 from 3 - 4:30, Wimpy Kid fans unite! Come play games & trivia and generally geek out in celebration of your fave book series. (Recommended for Wimpy Kid fans in grades 3 and up)  


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 April. Registration begins March 24. The sessions fill quickly so register early. 


Mark Your Calendars: Family Night Out with McMenamin Irish Dancers - Wednesday April 3 - 7 p.m. Make time for some mid-week family fun and come see the joyous Irish Dancers!  

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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Teen Photo Contest
The Winter Online Photo Contest for teens in grades 7-12 is going great! We've had quite a few 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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May We Recommend
Looking for something different to read or watch? Check out these recommended titles from our staff!
From the Friends
A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

February Media Sale
Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends of Shorewood Public Library CD/DVD sale in February. This sale brought in over $800 which will be used to support the Friends mission including public programming, volunteer support of the library and collection purchases.

Volunteers Needed
Like to visit the library and have a little time to give back to a place that has given you so much? The Friends are looking for volunteers to help with public events and with our Adopt a Shelf program. Events include author visits and the Summer Celebration. In the Adopt a Shelf program, you will be trained to help with one shelf in the library. You learn how books are organized on "your" shelf. Then you stop by yourself on your schedule to check if books are in order or reorangize the shelf. It is a great way to learn and to help other library patrons find what they need!  Contact the Friends at or call the Library at 846-2670 to be put in touch with the Friends about volunteering. 


Members of the 2014 Friends Board of Directors: 

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