February 2016 News
Pins & Needles Craft Club 
Thurs., Feb. 4 - 6:30 PM

Wed., Feb. 10 - 5:00 PM 

Wed., Feb. 24 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Sat., Feb. 27 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Children & Families

Thurs., Feb. 4 & 18 - 3:30-5:30 PM
1st grade and up

Thursdays, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Registration Required - Ongoing

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

Tues., Feb. 9 - 6:00-7:30 PM

Thurs., Feb. 11 - 6:30 PM

Sat., Feb. 13 - 10:30 AM

Fri., Feb. 19 

Thurs., Feb. 25 - 4:00-5:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Teen Tuesday
Tues., Feb. 16 - 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Grades 7-12  

Fri., Feb. 19

Wed., Feb. 3 - 7:00 PM

Wed., Feb. 17 - 5:00 PM

Thurs., Feb. 18 - 11:00 AM

Tues., Feb. 23 - 6:30 PM

She Weeps Each Time You're Born by Quan Barry
Wed., Mar. 2 - 7:00 PM
Meet 39 Clues author Gordon Korman!
On Thursday, February 11th at 6:30 p.m., popular children's author Gordon Korman will visit the library to talk about his newest series, Masterminds. There will be a prize drawing for a copy of the newest book! Books will also be available for sale from Boswell Book Company who is co-sponsoring the event.
Unleash your inner artist and relieve stress Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. We'll
supply the coloring sheets and materials while you supply the fun. Light refreshments and music included.
Join us for another Seuss-tacular day! Celebrity readers (from previous years and some new ones!), stories, crafts, snacks, and all kinds of wacky fun are in store for you at our third annual Seuss Celebration. Come pay homage to the one, the only Dr. Seuss on Saturday, February 27th from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Our Adult Winter Reading Program is on.
Stop in to pick up a registration bookmark, fill it out, and return it to enter in our prize raffles. The more you read, the more chances you have to win! Ends March 13th.

We're excited to welcome Rachel Collins as our new library director. Rachel will begin Monday, February 29th. Read more about her appointment on our blog.
Sing Along Saturday

The February Special Saturday is all about music! Move and groove to a rhythmic story time for kids and families.
Bucks Reading Challenge

The Bucks Annual Reading Challenge runs through February 19th. Kids, grades 1-8, can read 250 pages to earn a ticket to a Bucks game this spring! There's still time for your children to stop in, sign up and get a bookmark to track their reading.

For complete rules come in or call us at 414-847-2670.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

Love of library and community motivates the Friends of Shorewood Library...

When we think about the mission and vision of the Friends of the Shorewood Library, we can be pretty straightforward: 


1. The mission of the Friends of the Shorewood Library is to provide financial and volunteer support to the library.


2. Our vision is that the library will be a vital and essential part of village life. 


But how do we describe the passion that the Friends feel for the library - a commitment that drives hours of volunteer work in pursuit of these goals? Whether it is organizing the book sales, coordinating the membership program, helping with an author event, adopting a library shelf or attending meetings, Friends contribute in many ways because of our commitment to the library. 


This passion is conveyed beautifully in remarks by Jeannee Sacken, secretary of the Friends' board and 2015 volunteer of the year, in the February edition of the From the Friends blog.

We are lucky to live in a place that values reading, education, community and dialog. If you love the library, we invite you to join us as a volunteer, contributor or board member. Contact the Friends with questions, or to volunteer, at: shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com.
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 offbeat fictionalization of a pivotal moment in the life of John Lennon. It's wild and dreamlike, and fans will hear Lennon's later music interwoven throughout.
Kate recommends this
first novel in a fun new fantasy series full of airships, etheric crystals, and complex, compelling characters. 

  The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu

Eddie recommends
the first in a trilogy by Liu Cixin. While science fiction is not typically popular in China, this book is massively successful, with a movie adaptation in the works.
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