May 2016 News

Wed., May 11 - 5:00 PM 

Wed., May 18 - 6:30 PM
Children & Families

Mondays, May 2 & 16
10:00 AM & 6:30 PM
6 months - 3 years old

Thursdays, May 5 & 19
1st grade and up

Wednesdays at 3:30-5:00 PM

Wed. May 10 - 6:00-7:30 PM

Thurs., May 12 - 4:00-5:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Summer Reading Sign-up Begins
Tuesday, May 31

Tues., May 3 & 17
7th grade and up

Summer Reading Sign-up Begins 
Tuesday, May 31  

Wed., May 4, 7:00 PM

Color Me Happy!
Thurs., May 12, 6:30 PM
& at Whitefish Bay Library, Thurs., May 26, 6:30 PM

Wed., May 18 - 5:00 PM

Thurs., May 19 - 11:00 AM

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
Wed., June 1 - 7:00 PM

Stone Soup Shakespeare on the Lawn
A Comedy of Errors
Sat., June 4 - 6:00 PM
Join us Superhero super-fans!

You could say Matt Forbeck is a Captain America super-fan. He's the author of Captain America: Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger. Meet him, play trivia, and revel in the fandom TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30 PM. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged though not required.

You can now be more mobile, flexible and fun at the library. Check out a brand new laptop to surf, work, play and search in comfort or solitude anywhere in the library (well, not the restrooms). Learn more on our website.

The five new laptops were made possible by a $5,000 donation to the Friends of Shorewood Library from Metro Market Shorewood.
Our colorful library family reading together.
Celebrate the importance of reading to and with your kids this spring. Submit your photos of your family "booking" some time together by the end of Children's Book Week on Friday, May 7.

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!
After School @ the Library

With just over a month left of school, there's plenty keeping you and your kids busy - but maybe stressed out, too! If you need a positive, laid-back and constructive way to unwind after school and before summer vacation, come to these programs:
Art Cart

Wednesdays at 3:30 PM: Kids of all ages and families are welcome. Activities are most appropriate for age 3 and up.
Lego Club

First & third Thursday at 3:30 PM: Kids in First Grade and up and their adults are welcome to play and construct.
Tinker Lab

Second Thursday at 4:00 PM: Kids in third grade and up are welcome to experiment with tech and crafts.
Learn & Connect: Programs for Adults
What's the Buzz?

Charlie Koenen, inventor of the Beepod, will present on bees and why they are critical to our communities. Charlie will take a look at the insects themselves, illustrate the importance of bees as pollinators, and discuss how you can better protect our bumbling buddies. He will also touch on how to become a beekeeper, complete with resources and tips. Question and answer session to follow the presentation.
 Bee there or bee square! 
Coloring Club

Connect over coloring at Shorewood Library and our neighboring Whitefish Bay Library this month. Color with us to your heart's content every second Thursday of the month here in Shorewood and the fourth Thursday in Whitefish Bay! Explore your creative side with mindful coloring and art techniques while enjoying good company and music. We'll provide materials and coloring sheets - you provide the fun.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library

The Friends of Shorewood Library have long had a close working relationship with library administration. In recent years, we've added a library staff liaison - Hayley Johnson, Community & Adult Services Librarian - to board meetings to help foster the Friends' role in supporting programming. The Friends' relationship with the library director remains vital, however, and the Friends are excited to begin a new journey with Library Director Rachel Collins.

Making Shorewood a stronger community - one library patron at a time - drives Collins. By adding this passion to her years of experience and Shorewood's rich library tradition, Collins has made a smooth transition to her new role. The Friends of Shorewood Library look forward to working closely with Collins as she seeks to promote the library's mission. 

Find out more about Collins, including a couple books she recommends, in this month's Friends blog post.

Interested in joining the Friends or volunteering? Find the Friends online or email for more information.
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 suggests all mystery fans take a trip to the kids' section and pick up this four-book series by the author made famous by A Series of Unfortunate Events. Snarky wit, noir details and a touch of satire combine to make it as satisfying as a real "adult" mystery series.
Hayley recommends James' literary masterpiece set in Jamaica's 1970s dark underworld, complete with drug dealers, killers, corrupt CIA agents, and ghosts. "This book may not be for everyone, but if you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, this is it."

Kate the clerk highly recommends this 
modern fantasy complete with a magical boarding school, interesting spellwork, and compelling characters.
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