November 2015 News:
Pins & Needles Craft Club 
Thurs. Nov. 5 - 6:30 PM
Children & Families

Thurs., Nov. 5 & 19 - 3:30 PM

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM

Pre-School Story Time
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Tues., Nov. 10 - 6:00 PM

Fri. Nov. 13 - 5:30 PM

Sat., Nov. 14 - 10:30AM

Teen Tuesday
Tuesdays, Nov. 3 & 17 - 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Grades 7-12
Thurs., Nov. 12 - 4:00 PM
5th grade+
Fri. Nov. 20 - 4:00 PM
5th grade+

PM Book Club
Wed., Nov. 4 - 7:00 PM

Dickey Chapelle Under Fire Author Visit
Thurs., Nov. 5th - 7:00 PM

Tues., Nov. 10th - 6:30 PM

Wed., Nov. 18 - 5:00 PM

Thurs., Nov. 19 - 11:00 AM
Ever wanted to know the origin story of your favorite spices and herbs? Wonder why you love some tastes and not others, or find particular spices in certain cuisines?
We've got the answer for all enthusiastic eaters: "The Lure and Lore of Spices," presented by Nathan Villa of the Spice House Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Nathan will share historical facts, anecdotes, and entertaining tales of adventures in seasoning. We're also offering a door prize of a box of beautiful spices from the Spice House for one lucky attendee! 
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.  
Feed your chocolate craving for a good cause.
Through November, the Shorewood Chocolate Factory is featuring the Library's Play, Learn, Grow Early Literacy Center in its Chocolate for Charities campaign.

Stop in and stock up - proceeds will help us keep great learning tools and toys for little ones in the ELC!
Hunger Games Party
"We fight, we dare, we end our hunger for justice." - Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
On Friday, Nov. 20, teens in grades 5-12 are invited to come celebrate the release of the final movie in the Hunger Games series - Mockingjay, Part 2.

Hang out, geek out and talk Hunger Games with fellow fans. 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
Bedtime Buddies Sleepover
On Fri. Nov. 13, we're hosting a slumber party at the library - for stuffed animals only! 

Drop off your child's favorite bedtime buddy or stuffed animal at the library for a night of fun with other toys. Ms. Heide will kick off the slumber party with a story time for the toys and their children.
To make sure we have room for all the toys, registration is required. Register over the phone (414-847-2670) or at the library this week!

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

You may have noticed the many Little Free Libraries in Shorewood. The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library have noticed, too! As a group dedicated to literacy and the love of reading in our fair village and beyond, we love that Shorewood boasts so many Little Free Libraries. They offer free books, promote walking and contribute to a feeling of community. We even have one of our own located on Murray Avenue just outside the Village Center lower entrance.
To bring together the Friends of the "Big" Library and the stewards of the Little Free Libraries, the Board of the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library invited Little Free Librarians and Friends members to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week (October 18-24, 2015) on Sunday, October 18 at the library. We shared refreshments and information on the Friends. Assistant Director Emily Passey offered a behind-the-scenes tour of the library.
The Friends hope to create a picture display for the library lobby of all Shorewood's Little Free Libraries. And to further promote the walkability of the village, we plan to publish a walking/biking map showing the blocks where the Little Free Libraries can be found.
You can help. Let us know if you have a Little Free Library in your yard or would like more information on the Little Free Libraries in Shorewood. Email us at:
Recommendations from Shorewood Library staff! For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists (genres, topics, read-alikes and more).

Emily recommends this latest travelogue from one of the most prolific travel writers: "Theroux turns his discerning gaze on a part of his home country he's never explored. It's as fascinating a travel tale as one set far afield, examining the fraught history of one region - and the ways in which today's South still suffers."

Hayley recommends this compelling novel about a man trapped in a water truck during an illegal border crossing: "We read The Jaguar's Children for our PM Book Club a few months ago, and I am still thinking about it. Vaillant's book is well-crafted and thought-provoking on so many levels."
Between the World and Me
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Kate, our clerk, says this book is the "most well-crafted piece of writing I have read all year.The subject is important and the mode of address is touchingly personal, but even if it were not such a valuable story this book would be well worth reading for its lyrical linguistic precision."
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