May 2015 News:

Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, May 25
Library Closed Sundays
Sun. May 24 - Sun. Sept. 6
Sat. June 6 - 6pm
Children & Families

Tues. May 12 - 6:00 PM

Thurs. May 14 & 28 - 4:00 PM

Mon., May 18 - 10 AM & 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 26

Wed. May 13 - 4:00-6:00 PM

Summer Reading Sign-up Starts 
Tues. May 26 

Wed. May 20 - 5:00 PM

The warmer weather has us thinking all things summer, and has you wondering how to keep the kids busy once school is out: Never fear! The Library to the Rescue! This year's summer library theme, "Every Hero Has A Story," celebrates the superhero in all of us. 

Our super summer events include programs and reading challenges for all ages - even those too young to read on their own. Here are some highlights for each age group: 

This year we've added some new regular programs such as Wednesday Art Cart for children up to age six. Stop by the children's section every Wednesday June 17 - August 12 for an afternoon of art. Lego Club will continue through the summer, and, as always, summer will feature Terrific Tuesdays!

Sign up for the summer reading challenges starts May 26 and runs through August 15. Stop in any time the library is open to register and pick up a reading folder.  


For more information about the summer reading programs, visit our website and check out the  events calendar for a complete look at our summer programs. 


Calling all local makers!


Do you have a skill you'd like to share with the community? The library will be hosting Tinker Labs this summer for patrons ages 10 and up. We would love to have community members volunteer to share their skills, be it building, designing, etc.! The Tinker Labs will be held in the Village Center Community Rooms on the following dates from 4-6pm: 6/18, 7/16, and 7/30.  


If you are interested in volunteering, please send an e-mail to:


We are closed on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Pick up a magnet with our complete hours at the customer service or information desks!
image courtesy of Stone Soup Shakespeare
Shakespeare in Shorewood is Back

Last year's on-the-lawn performance of As You Like It by Stone Soup Shakespeare was one of our best-attended, and most fun programs. We clearly loved them, so they're back! They'll perform their unique spin on Much Ado About Nothing on Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 PM. Bring a picnic and the whole family! Learn more about Shakespeare in Shorewood on our blog.
Join our Book Club(s)!

Looking for an opportunity to meet your neighbors and talk books? Shorewood Library is now home to two full-time book clubs: an AM and a PM. These are for all adults (or teens if you're into the book); no book club neophyte will be turned away! Join us in the Friends' Program Room at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month or the 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month.

Is there a book club or program you wish we had? Let us know! Click here to email Hayley your ideas.
Teen Game Night

This month's teen program (grades 6-12) is a Teen Game Night on Wednesday, May 13 from 4:00-6:00 PM in the Village Center Meeting Room. Teens are invited to come unwind with a variety of games - and snacks! Play board and/or Wii video games and get your geek on.

Find it on our Events Calendar and email Lisa at for more info.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library


The Friends would like to thank the more than 400 people who participated in last month's Shorewood Reads, a celebration of Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler.


Butler spent April 16 in Shorewood speaking with aspiring writers, SHS students, and village residents. In an interview taped the following day for WUWM's "Lake Effect" with Mitch Teich, Butler said he was "overwhelmed" by Shorewood Reads.


"One of my hopes was that [the book] would be well received in Wisconsin, and to come to a place like Shorewood and have everyone really be excited about it was really cool," Butler told Teich. He added, "I've had a lot of cool experiences since the book has come out, but nothing quite like that." (Hear the whole interview here.) 


Butler noted how impressed he was with the music and artwork SHS students created in response to the novel, and the residents who had "read the book closely and came armed with good questions." Public feedback was also positive, noting organizers' success at involving the community, and Butler's charismatic and skilled storytelling even off the page.   


Shorewood Reads was made possible by many hours of work put in by the Steering Committee: Beth Carey, Daniel Goldin, Karen de Hartog, Hayley Johnson, Alberto Kanost, Lauren Kohlenberg, Elissa Koppel, Susan Lyles, Sheila Mooney, Anne O'Meara, Priscilla Pardini, Emily Passey, Marlene Pechura, Jeannee Sacken, Pat Rauch, and Jeff Zimpel. 


To find out more about the Friends, including how you can participate, email or visit the Friends' web page.
Recommendations from Shorewood Library staff! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).
 The Buried Giant 
by Kazuo Ishiguro


Emily recommends this genre-bending epic tale saying, "It's fast-paced, yet melancholy reading. A mythical historical fantasy that is rich with metaphor."

You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes by Chris Hadfield


Kate the clerk recommends this one by the celebrity astronaut saying it's "scientifically interesting, visually stunning, and humorously irreverent. Fun to flip through or read in depth."

Outcast: Volume 1, A Darkness Surrounds Him by Robert Kirkman

Lisa recommends this new horror series about demonic possession from 
The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman.
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Hayley suggests this non-fic pick about a woman who tames her grief with a goshawk. "Wild and informative, I learned a lot about falconry, a subject I am happy to know more about."
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