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November 2014 - In This Issue:
@ a Glance
Children & Families

Family Fun Craft Night
Tuesday, November 11
6:00 p.m.
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Stretch With a Story: Saturday Yoga Story Time
Saturday, November 15
10:30 a.m.
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Lego Club
Thursday, November 20
4:00 p.m.
Grades 1+
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North Shore Minecraft Building Competition
Saturday, November 15
12 - 3:00 p.m.
Grades 5-8
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Library Closed
Thursday, November 27
& Friday, November 28
Shorewood Reads 2015
April 11-16, 2015:
  Shorewood Reads 2015 asks village residents to read the same book and to come together to celebrate it, reading, our library, and our community. The book selected by the Shorewood Reads Committee, Shotgun Lovesongs, was chosen because it celebrates community- specifically, a small Wisconsin community that is in some ways like our own.

In Shotgun Lovesongs, we follow the stories of a group of friends as they navigate adulthood, balancing the everyday trappings of parenthood, marriage, and making ends meet with feelings of being young, innocent, and wild. Butler draws a vivid Wisconsin landscape and vocalized characters whose lives many of us will find reflections of our own.

Shorewood Reads will take place April 11-16, culminating in an evening at the library with Nickolas Butler. The event is being organized by Shorewood Library, the Friends of Shorewood Library, and Boswell Book Company.


For ongoing updates, check out the Shorewood Reads page on our website.   


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Minecraft Competition
Joint event for kids in grades 5-8
Walk into the library at around 3:30 on any school day and you're bound to see one thing: dedicated tweens and teens playing the online game Minecraft.

Knowing how many 'crafters we have in the community, we're excited to be holding official Minecraft competitions this fall. The North Shore Minecraft Building Competition is being held jointly with Whitefish Bay Public Library. The second one is next Saturday, November 15 at noon here at Shorewood Library.

Tweens in grades 5-8 can still register to be on the waiting list for a spot at a library computer, or can plan to come to the event with their own computer & Minecraft account - no registration required. It is open to all tweens, even from outside of the two communities.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 1 - 22
Throughout November, you can donate non-perishable food items at the library. TAB will organize them and take them to Hunger Task Force the week of Thanksgiving.

At their first meeting of the year, Shorewood Library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) decided to extend their efforts beyond the walls of the library through a Thanksgiving-themed food drive. TAB is made up of teens in grades 7-12, mostly from Shorewood, who are driven to volunteer at the library and help make it a better place for all.

Your generosity could make Thanksgiving better for a family in need.


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Recommended Just for You
Looking for something to read, watch or listen to? Check out these recommendations from our staff!

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!   


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

November and December are busy months for the Friends of the Shorewood Library.

Holiday Book Recommendations: Join the Friends and Daniel Goldin, proprietor of Boswell Books, on Saturday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. for a presentation of the best books out this holiday season. Daniel is known for giving interesting and varied suggestions perfect for discerning readers. This FREE event takes place in the Village Center. Books will be available for purchase with a portion of sales supporting the Friends of the Library. The perfect opportunity to shop for book lovers on your list - including yourself.    


Media Sale: Just in time for holiday shopping! Don't miss the best sale in town on used DVDs, CDs and videos during the Friends Media Sale, December 6-13 (as supplies last). Most items can be yours at the low price of 2 for $1. 


Evening Book Group for Adults: Are you interested in being part of a book club that meets on a week night?  Would you like to be part of a group that features guest facilitators such as librarians? The Friends are thinking about hosting a new book group at the library! This is your chance to get in on the ground floor - or bottom shelf! Email us to voice your interest.

Membership: We are always looking for new members and year-end is a great time to join us.  Visit the library website to complete the membership form and make your tax-deductible contribution before December 31.

Annual Meeting: The Friends Annual Meeting takes place December 17 at 5:00 p.m. at the library.  As always, all members and non-members are welcome to attend.    


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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