October 2015 News:
Pins & Needles Craft Club 
Thurs. Nov. 5 - 6:30 PM
Children & Families
Thurs., Oct. 1 & 15 - 3:30 PM

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM

Pre-School Story Time
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Mon., Oct. 5 & 19 - 10 AM & 6:30 PM

Family Fun Craft Night
Tues., Oct. 13 - 6:00 PM

Fri., Oct. 16 - 2:30 PM

Sat., Oct. 17 - 10:30AM

Mon., Oct. 19 

Fri., Oct. 30 - 2:30 PM

Tues., Oct. 4 & 20 - 4:00 - 5:30PM
Grades 7-12

Thurs., Oct. 22 - 4:00PM
5th grade+

Fri., Oct. 23 - 4:00 - 6:00PM
Grades 7-12

PM Book Club
The Jaguar's Children by John Valliant
Wed., Oct. 7th - 7:00 PM

Thurs., Oct. 15 - 11:00 AM

Friends of the Shorewood Library Board Meeting
Wed., Oct. 21 - 5:00 PM

Wed., Oct. 21 - 7:00 PM

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire Author Visit
Thurs., Nov. 5th - 7:00 p.m.
Get in on the scare as we explore haunted houses, creepy forests, and supernatural beings with local author, Tea Krulos. Tea is the author of
Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators, a new book that introduces us to paranormal and the people devoted to their metaphysical pursuits.  And, we'll even have special guests- the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee- to demonstrate.  
Join us as we welcome John Garofolo, author of
Dickey Chapelle Under Fire: Photographs by the First American Female War Correspondent Killed in Action. Garofolo will provide insight into Dickey's career, her photographs, and legacy on Thursday, November 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Center.  

Georgette Mayer a.k.a. Dickey Chapelle was a 1935 Shorewood High School graduate.  Her work as a war correspondent and photojournalist took her Iwo Jima, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam. Chapelle helped break down gender barriers and showed the human impact of war firsthand.  

This program is in partnership with the

And don't miss the premiere of Behind the Pearl Earrings on Thursday, October 29th at 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium!

Last month, Shorewood author Lauren Fox enlighten us about the writing process and read from her new book, Days of Awe. We've got several copies; check one out today!    
Pins & Needles
Our first community-based knitting/crafting group - Pins & Needles - is off to a successful start; the first meeting in September had 21 participants!

The group is geared towards adults, but older teens are welcome as well. Whether you're currently working on a project or looking to start a new one, join us for some inspiration and motivation. They meet the first Thursday of every month, through December, and is considering adding more meetings in 2016 based on demand.

Please bring your own supplies and project. Other crafts welcome, too!
October for Kids & Teens
Here's a highlight of the fall-themed (or not) fun this month for children and families, and teens.

Puppet Party: make your own puppet, and then participate in a puppet show with the others! 
Signs of Fall: A special Saturday story time with sign language.
Halloween Happening: Our annual spooktacular party just for kids. Dress up, trick or treat, play games and more!

Open Mic Night: Show off your talent, Shorewood teens! Open to grades 7-12.

For these events and more, see our full October events calendar.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Thank You to Our Friends
October 18-24, 2015, is the tenth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week making it a good time to publicly thank all the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library who contribute time, expertise and membership fees to significantly expand library services for our patrons. (See list of Friends here.)
The Friends donate funds to programming, collections, the Early Literacy Center, the Summer Celebration, author events and more. In spring 2015, the Friends worked with library staff, Shorewood High School, area businesses and many volunteers to present Shorewood Reads featuring Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler and his novel
Shotgun Lovesongs.
As a thank you to members of the Friends, the Library will host a continental breakfast and behind-the scenes tour of the library on Sunday, October 18 at 10 a.m. This is a special event for Friends members only. Please RSVP to shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com by October 15.

Interested in joining the Friends? Check out the Friends online and join or donate there!
Recommendations from Shorewood Library staff! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Hayley enjoyed reading about the inner workings of a team in this non-fic pick full of baseball lore. "I liked reading about current players, and there were a couple of stories that made me laugh out loud."

Emily recommends Rushdie's latest novel - a kind of re-telling of the 1001 Arabian Nights - saying: "Full of myth, magic, and the kind of wild mayhem only the jinn could inflict, this is a must-read for fans of Rushdie and other magical realism and fantasy tales."
Cuckoo Song
by Frances Hardinge

Lisa found 
Cuckoo Song to be a "creepy and engaging fairy tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat!"  Perfect for cool October nights, this is one you'll want to read with the lights on.
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