June 2015 News:

Library Closed Sundays
Sun. May 24 - Sun. Sept. 6
Sat. June 6 - 6pm

Worldwide Knit in Public Day
Sat. June 13 - all day

Terrific Tuesdays
June 16, 23, & 30 - 2:30 p.m. 
Children & Families

Lego Club
Mon. June 8 & 22 - 3:30 PM

Family Fun Craft Night
Tues. June 9- 6:00 PM
Pop in and Play
Mon., June 15 & 29 - 10 AM & 6:30 PM

Begins June 17
Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Begins June 18
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Thurs., June 25 - 2:30 PM
Tweens Game-a-Palooza
Wed. June 17 - 4:00 PM
4th-8th grade

Thurs. June 18 - 4:00 PM
4th grade & up

Fri. June 19 - 2:00 PM
Grades 7-12 

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Wed. June 3 - 7:00 PM

Friends Meeting
Wed. June 17  - 5:00 PM

Chestnut Street by Maeve Binchy
Thurs. June 18 - 11:00 AM
This year's summer reading 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.

Summer Reading runs through August 15. June events are listed here, and for a complete l

Sign up today at either of the information desks!
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!
A shot of last year's performance.

They'll perform their unique spin on Much Ado About Nothing
this Saturday, June 6 at 6:00 PM. Bring a picnic and the whole family.

Learn more about Shakespeare in Shorewood on our blog.

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!
Code, Create & More!

Hands-on learning for hands-on fun! Kids & teens in 4th grade and up can join our "tinker-librarian" Lisa for three Tinker Labs this summer starting Thurs., June 18 at 4:00 p.m.
Drop in and experiment while learning more about coding, gears and

Knit in Public

Calling all knitters & crocheters! Join us to celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day on Saturday, June 13. Bring your needles and your yarn, grab a seat anywhere in the library, and knit the day away with fellow knitters. Learn more about the event here.

Crafts in the Afternoon

This school year, we began a new drop-in program for school-age kids: every Wednesday, Library Associate Susan has been hosting a themed craft, allowing kids to play and create after school. 
We'll keep it going all summer long with Wednesday Art CartWednesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m., beginning June 17.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library


Thanks to our donors and members, the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library are again sponsoring the summer reading programs, Shakespeare in Shorewood and the Summer Celebration this summer. We are excited to support this important work and to be part of the fun activities at the library this summer.  

  • Last year, 1034 youngsters (tots to teens) participated in Shorewood Library's summer reading program.
  • American libraries have offered summer reading programs since the 1910s.
  • The Friends have helped support summer reading programs since the late 1980s.
  • Shorewood has offered summer reading programs since at least the 1950s! (Children's librarian Heide Piehler has seen photos of Shorewood Library summer programs in the 50s; at least one library Friend took part in the summer programs in the late 60s!)
  • Research shows that students experience learning loss when not engaged in summer educational activities, but summer reading programs can reverse this loss.
Summer reading is important for kids - which is why we think it's important to support. Read more about our support and the research on summer reading on the Library's blog.


To find out more about the Friends, including how you can participate in activities this summer, email shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com 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).

Almost Crimson
by Dasha Kelly

Emily says this debut novel from local poet, Dasha Kelly, is not to be missed for fans of women's fiction and poetic writing.

by Noelle Stevenson

Kate recommends this clever, new graphic novel about identity, power, friendship and what it means to be a monster.
The Violent Century
by Lavie Tidhar

Lisa found this graphic novel that reads like Alan Moore's The Watchmen crossed with a dark and gritty mystery spanning decades.
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