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September 2014 - In This Issue:
@ a Glance
Children & Families
Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, September 9
6:00 p.m.
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Pop In and Play
Monday, September 15
10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
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Pre-School Story Hour
Thursdays, beginning Sept. 18
10:00 a.m.
Register now!

Lego Club

Thursday, September 18
4:00 p.m.
Grades 1+
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Author Visit: Scott Westerfeld
Wednesday, October 1
6:30 p.m.
Learn More

North Shore Minecraft Building Competition
Saturday, October 11
12 - 3:00 p.m.
Learn More

Teen Read Week
October 12-18
Learn More

Plein Air Shorewood
Silent Auction & Gala
Saturday, September 20
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Learn More

Dear Mrs. Griggs: An Evening with the Authors
Monday, October 6
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Learn More

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Plein Air Shorewood is Back
The 2014 festival culminates at the Library
En Plein Air is a French expression which means "in the open air" and describes a style of painting that is done outdoors.
The Plein Air Shorewood Festival is in its second year, and the library is thrilled to once again host the silent auction and gala that caps off the art-filled week.

On Saturday, September 20, the artwork will be on display in the library for two previews. From 10am-12pm, collectors are invited to a sneak preview and sale. Following this, the festival hosts a family-friendly sneak preview. Make it a gallery day - at the library!

The silent auction and gala begins that evening at 6pm with the artist awards. The Friends of the Library are generously sponsoring dessert for the gala evening, which will also feature a cash bar and hors d'ouevres. Mix & mingle, ooh & aah, and, of course, bid until 9:00.

We hope to see you there! More information can be found on the Plein Air Shorewood website, by following @PArtShorewood on Twitter, and by liking the Plein Air Facebook page.

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After School at the Library
Parents whose children use the library after school should be aware, and make your children aware, of the behavioral expectations we set. We strive to maintain a safe environment for all. This means that children - and adults, as this policy applies to everyone - will be asked to leave the building if we have to speak to them for disruptive behavior more than once in a day.

You should see a note from Beth, Library Director, in your school's parent newsletter reminding you and your children of our policies, but please also review the Code of Conduct policy on our website.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Beth via email ( or phone (847-2670).

Play, Learn & Grow at the Library

We are excited to announce that the Play, Learn, Grow Early Literacy Center will officially open Sunday, September 28 at 2 p.m. 


We know many of you have been anxiously waiting for this exciting new addition to the library, so we are offering a few "sneak preview" times before the official opening. Parents and caregivers of  infants through five-year-olds are invited to bring the kids and sneak a peak Tuesday, September 16  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., and/or Monday, September 22  from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

We can't wait to see how minds are shaped in this special space!

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Author Visit: Scott Westerfeld
Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 p.m.

Don't miss bestselling author Scott Westerfeld - of the Leviathan trilogy and the Uglies series - as he comes to Shorewood Library to promote his latest book!  


In his new novel, Afterworlds, Westerfeld abandons the dystopian worlds of Uglies and Leviathan for two separate but intertwined worlds: the real one in which young author Darcy has just sold her first novel, and the fantastic fictional one of that very novel Darcy wrote. It's a meta-fictional masterpiece - and definitely not just for young adults.  


Bring your own books to have signed, or be prepared to purchase some at the event from Boswell Book Company. Sponsored by Shorewood Library & Boswell Book Company.


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Recommended Just for You
Looking for something to read, watch or listen to? Check out these recommendations from our staff!
  • The Martian by Andy Weir - Kate the Clerk recommends his worthy adventure novel for its rare and startling scientific realism and precision. 
  • Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen - our newest team member, Community & Adult Services Librarian Hayley, recommends this action-packed dystopian series opener saying, "Johansen gives us a strong female protagonist that we can admire for her integrity and actions rather than her appearance." 
  • The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai - Assistant Director Emily recommends this new release, describing it as a mystery wrapped in realistic fiction wrapped in historical fiction wrapped in a ghost story.

You can always find more recommendations for what to read next (or listen to, or watch) on the library blog . The booklists on our website are also a great resource for finding recommended reading in your favorite genre or style! 


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

Book Event Focuses on Beloved "Green Sheet" Columnist


The Friends of the Library will co-sponsor an evening with Genevieve G. McBride and Stephen R. Byers, authors of Dear Mrs. Griggs: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland, on October 6, in the Shorewood Village Center Meeting Room. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. preceded by dessert and coffee at 6:30 p.m., and followed by a chance to purchase books signed by the authors.


The book, published by Marquette University Press, tells the story of Ione Quinby Griggs, longtime advice columnist for The Milwaukee Journal. Her column appeared in The Journal's popular "Green Sheet." The book examines Griggs' work decade by decade, starting with her column finding its voice in the Great Depression years, followed by World War II, the prosperous 1950s, and changing roles of women. Though Mrs. Griggs' column started as advice for the lovelorn, it grew to explore other topics of 20th century Midwestern life. Her common sense and empathy about family life attracted thousands of loyal readers.   


Griggs was a diminutive woman known for wearing hats, even as she worked at her typewriter. Anyone wearing a hat to the event will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a free copy of Dear Mrs. Griggs. McBride and Byers, both of whom knew Griggs personally, will talk about their research, the book and Mrs. Griggs. The Shorewood Historical Society, the Friends of the Library and the Shorewood Women's Club will co-sponsor the event.


Members of the 2014 Friends Board of Directors 

Priscilla Pardini, President
Alice Davis, Member
Joan Spector,Vice-President
Ann Keenan, Member
Jeannée Sacken, Secretary
Susan Lofton, Member
Jean Gurney, Library Board Liaison
Anne O'Meara, Member
Beth Carey, Library Director

The Friends would love to have your help in supporting the library. To find out more about the Friends, including how you can participate, email or visit 






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