June 2016 News

Sat., June 4 - 6:00 PM

Wed., June 8 - 5:00 PM 

Tues., June 7 - 6:30 PM

Thurs., June 30 - 2:30 PM
Children & Families

Thursdays, June 2 & 16
1st grade and up

Mondays, June 13 & 27
10:00 AM & 6:30 PM
6 months - 3 years old

Tuesdays beginning June 14
2:30 PM
All ages

Summer session begins June 15
Wednesdays at 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Ages 4 and up

Story Time
Summer session begins June 16
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Ages 2-5
No registration required.

Wed., June 22 - 6:30 PM
All ages

Thurs., June 23 - 4:00-5:30 PM
3rd grade and up

Wed., June 29 - 6:30 PM
All ages
Snack and Study
Sat., June 4 
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fri., June 17
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Grades 7-12

Mon., June 20
1:00 - 3:00 PM

Fri., June 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Grades 4-8

Thurs., June 9, 6:30 PM
& at Whitefish Bay Library, Thurs., June 23, 6:30 PM

Wed., June 15 - 5:00 PM


Stone Soup Shakespeare is back with The Comedy of Errors, this Saturday at 6:00 p.m.

About the play:

The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. It tells the story of two sets of twins separated by tragedy until Antipholus and Dromio of Syracuse head out in search of the others - Antipholus and Dromio of Ephesus. Of course, this leads to mistaken identities and much hilarity ensues!

Stone Soup Shakespeare strives to make the Bard enjoyable for all. While they use the original text, they add props, songs and more to engage the audience.
A shot from last year's performance.
About the event:

Bring family, friends, your favorite lawn chair, and dinner. Sit back and let the play take you away!

Make your backyard part of the ecosystem!
Shorewood's Atwater Park was recently dedicated a Monarch Butterfly Stopover, thanks to the efforts of the Shorewood Monarch Project of which the Library is a part. 

Come learn how to invite monarchs and other vital pollinators into your yard with experts John and Martha Lunz from the North Milwaukee Chapter of Wild Ones. Join us Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Summer Reading for kids and teens is here.
This year is sports themed, encouraging us all to exercise our bodies and minds. Sign up today, start reading, and earn prizes.

Reading is crucial at any young age, so we offer programs for pre-readers and beginning readers, too. Learn more about the programs:
Kicking off summer break in style with old faves and new fun for kids, teens and in-betweens.
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
Pins & Needles Craft Group

Bring your yarn and stay a while. Not a knitter? All crafty types are welcome to join this group of neighbors connecting over their hobbies. 
Held the first Thursday of every month in the Friends Program Room at 6:30 p.m.

Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin


We're excited to present an exhibit on the ways water has shaped Wisconsin's landscape, history, communities, and future. The exhibit, a partnership between Urban Ecology Center, Schlitz Audobon Nature Center and the Wisconsin Historical Society among others, will be up July 11-24.

A monthly update from the Friends of Shorewood Public Library
Join your Friends for Summer Reading, Celebrating and Volunteering

The Friends of the Shorewood Library are happy to be part of the library's many summer programs.

With funds raised from memberships and book sales, the Friends support the library's summer reading and help make the big summer programs happen like Shakespeare in Shorewood (read more about it above) and the Summer Celebration.

Join your friends for fun at the library this summer:
  • Check out a laptop for use in the library. New laptop computers were purchased by the Friends with a generous donation from Metro Market. 
  • Enjoy a summer day spent reading in the cool, quiet of the library.
The Friends look forward to seeing you at the library this summer!
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 title in the genre of new adult fiction. Weaving the tale of four twenty-something friends whose love affair with New York City is losing its shine, Jansma effortlessly captures what it's like to be young, smart and in love.
Hayley recommends flipping through the colorful pages of Fritz Scholder's powerful portrayals of Native Americans. Swearing to never paint an Indian, Scholder explores Indian stereotypes and misrepresentations through pop art and expressionism.

Emily recommends this strangely fascinating tale about forks. No, seriously! Wayland-Smith tells the story of the Oneida Commune, whom we know better for the silverware company they started.
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