April 2016 News
Pins & Needles Craft Club 
Thurs., Apr. 7 - 6:30 PM

Wed., Apr. 13 - 5:00 PM 

Sat., Apr. 16 - 1:00 PM

Wed., May 4 - 6:30 PM
Children & Families

Thursdays, Apr. 7 & 21 - 3:30-5:30 PM
1st grade and up

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

Tues., Apr. 12 - 6:00-7:30 PM

Sat., Apr. 16 - 10:30 AM

Thurs., Arp. 14 - 4:00-5:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Fri., Apr. 8 - 4:00 PM

Teen Tuesday
Tues., Apr. 5 & 19; May 3- 4:00 PM

Wed., Apr. 6 - 7:00 PM

National Library Week
April 10-16
Mon., Apr. 11 - 7:00 PM
Wed., Apr. 13 - 6:30 PM
Thurs., Apr. 14 - 6:30 PM

Wed., Apr. 20 - 5:00 PM

Wed., Apr. 20 - 7:00 PM


National Library Week is April 10-16.
We are celebrating all week this year with a week of events at the library and around the Village.

Come in to check these out all week:
  • Little Free Libraries display - coordinated by Friends members Kathy and Kelly Clark, the display shows off Shorewood's many Little Free Libraries.
  • Selfie Station - take a selfie at the library to show your "library love." More info on our website.
Visit us for some scheduled fun with programs for all ages:
  • Discovering Austen - Mon. Apr. 11 (see below)
  • Book Speed Dating - Wed. Apr. 13
  • Color Me Happy - Thurs. Apr. 14
  • Stories Around the World - Sat. Apr. 16 (see below)
  • Maker's Day - Sat. Apr. 16 (see below)
Finally, we're "popping up" all over Shorewood with pop-up libraries stocked with like-new books that are yours to keep. Find a library at Metro Market on Monday, Colectivo on Wednesday and Culver's on Thursday.

Happy National Library Week, Shorewood!

Tea, trivia and theater.
Actress Kristin Hammargren presents her one-woman show, "Discovering Austen," on Monday, April 11. 

Portraying an actress in a dressing room preparing to play Jane Austen, Hammargren strives to answer questions as to who Austen really was before stepping onto the stage. Her performance will explore Austen's life, works, and characters. 

Join us for tea and Jane Austen trivia at 6:00 p.m. to get in the spirit.
Our colorful library family reading together.
Celebrate the importance of reading to and with your kids this spring.
From the beginning of National Library Week on April 10 through the end of Children's Book Week on May 7 submit your photos of your family "booking" some time together.

Parents, grandparents or guardians can email a picture of you reading with or to your child/children to Miss Heide. Photos will be displayed in the library, on our social media and website with your consent. Click here for complete details.

All families submitting photos will be entered in a random drawing for gift cards to Boswell Books or Barnes & Noble so they may add to their children's home library collection! 

This contest is generously funded by the Friends of Shorewood Library. Happy reading!
Story Time Goes Global
The April Special Saturday is extra special for National Library Week this year. We're going around the world!

Bring the family to enjoy stories told in Spanish, French and Chinese. Even if you're not fluent in any of these languages, you'll enjoy expanding your minds. Saturday, April 16, 10:30 AM
Makers' Day
Whether you code, build, experiment or just play - you are a maker. 

Join us to learn, explore, and celebrate making with Coder Dojo MKE, MCFLS's forthcoming mobile maker space MKE Mixers, the Wisconsin Ghostbusters and our own "tinker librarians" on Saturday, April 16 at 1:00 PM
Trees of Edgewood Place
Just in time for Arbor Day.

Local history and nature meet in this special discussion featuring former Marquette professor Stephen Munroe. He will share the history of the Shorewood Hospital and the present state of the arboretum that is their legacy. 
Wed., April 20, 7:00 PM

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

National Library Week Then & Now

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments.

Concerned that Americans were reading less, the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Book Publishers formed a nonprofit organization called the National Book Committee in 1954. The committee's goals ranged from "encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time" to "improving incomes and health." In 1957, the committee developed a plan for National Library Week and the first one was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!" Learn more about the history on the Friends blog.

58 years later, we celebrate here in Shorewood. The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library support and promote our library fifty-two weeks of the year, but we still get excited about National Library Week! Join us April 10-16 as we:
  • Celebrate the rich history and importance of libraries in the United States and Shorewood.
  • Enjoy special programs for people of all ages and interests (highlighted throughout this newsletter! Learn more on the library's website)
  • Bring the Shorewood community to the library and the library to the community!
Want to learn how you can join the Friends in the work of promoting and supporting the Library's mission all year long? Find us online or email us at shwd.libraryfriends@gmail.com to learn more.
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 new mystery, the second in a series set in Victorian Dublin. Fans of Anne Perry and other historical mysteries shouldn't miss it.
The genre-bending pop star's final album was met with critical acclaim. It also comes highly recommended from clerk and musician Eddie.

Kate the clerk and Lisa the YA librarian both recommend this 
modern YA thriller for its realistic use of technology, powerful friendships, and a real feeling for the city of Seattle. 
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