Street Address

3920 North Murray Avenue
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Phone

(414) 847-2670

Email

Shorewood@mcfls.org

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Library Hours

  • Sunday
    Closed Sundays through Labor Day
  • Monday
    9:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday
    9:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday
    9:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday
    9:30am - 8:00pm
  • Friday
    9:30am - 6:30pm
  • Saturday
    10:00am - 3:30pm

Events Calendar

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  • Library Closed New Year's Day

  • Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge


    Location: Shorewood Library Information Desks

    Attention 1st-8th graders, sign up for the annual Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge starting today for your chance to win a free ticket to a Milwaukee Bucks game! Simply read 250 pages by Monday, February 5th and you'll receive a free children's ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. Sign-up at any Milwaukee County Library today!

  • Wednesday Art Cart

    Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.

  • Lego Club


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Children in first grade and older are invited to Lego Club. Build, play, challenge yourself! Bring your own bricks, or use ours. After the building session, all your amazing creations will be on display in the children's area until the next Lego Club meet-up. No registration is required - simply drop in anytime during the meet-up to play!

  • Pins & Needles Knitting Group


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Pins & Needles is a community-based knitting group that meets the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of every month.  Whether you're currently working on a project or looking to start a new one, come on by for some inspiration and motivation.  Not a knitter?  Other crafts are welcome!

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES if you have something in mind that you want to make.  Otherwise, we have a lovely basket of yarn and needles that was generously donated to help get you started.  

    More Info

  • TAB Winter Lock-In


    Location: Shorewood Public Library

    Hey TAB members - Bring a friend and come celebrate your 2017 accomplishments with pizza and games at the library after hours. RSVP to Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org by January 4th,2018 so she can make sure there are enough snacks/pizza!

  • Pop In and Play


    Location: Friends Program Room

    For children 6 months old to 3 years old. A drop-in play session for children and their caregivers with activities designed to promote language and early literacy development.

  • Sensory Playtime


    Location: Friends" Program Room

    Drop-In Sensory Playtime for 6 months through 3 years and their adult caregivers. Plenty of exploratory hands-on fun.  Dress for messy fun. No registration needed.

  • Family Fun Night


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Drop in and enjoy some family time along with a craft, board games, Lego building, and more. All children must be with an adult or responsible caregiver.

  • Wednesday Art Cart

    Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.

  • Anime Club


    Location: Village Center - South

    Love anime and manga? Join us for Anime Club where you can talk about anime and manga to your heart's content. At this club for teens in 7th grade and up we'll be watching anime, discussing our favorite manga titles, eating snacks and more!

  • Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends Program Room

  • PM Book Club


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    The PM Book Club is a great opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, learn something new, discover new books, and meet new friends.  Join us this month as we discuss American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse.

    American Fire documents the trial of a man charged with dozens of counts of arson in a rural Virginia county, sharing insight into his struggles with addiction, his relationship with his accomplice girlfriend, and the impact of the fires on their community.

    Pick up a copy at our customer service desk or give us a call  at 414 847-2670, and we would be happy to put one on hold for you!

    More Info

  • Story Time for 3s & 4s


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Story Time for 3s & 4s is for three- and four-year-olds who are not yet in all-day school. Sessions are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. A "typical" story time consists of sharing stories in a variety of forms, finger games, music and movement activities, simple creative dramatics, and occasional art projects.

    Register in person, over the phone (847-2670), or online

     

  • Tweensday!


    Location: Village Center South

    Attention 4th-7th graders - Join us for video games on the big screen, as well as, small with our new Xbox One, plus other activities and snacks! No registration required. Just drop-in.

    Questions? E-mail Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org

  • Book Your Winter Getaway Adult Winter Reading Program Begins


    Location: Shorewood Public Library

    Stop in and pick up your reading log for our 2018 adult winter reading program - Book Your Winter Getaway. Read four books and fill out a reading log to receive a custom-made screen printed tote bag. Plus, you'll also be entered into prize drawings for gift bundles featuring an assortment of Shorewood goods.  You can earn extra entries by participating in additional activities like attending a library program, downloading an e-book, reading the Shorewood Reads 2018 book Station Eleven, and more! Where will reading take you this season?

    Participants are limited to one submission while supplies last.  Book Your Winter Getaway runs from January 15th to March 31st.

  • Reading Race: Community Conversations


    Location: Village Center Meeting Rooms

    Join us on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day to engage with your neighbors in crucial conversations about race and racism. This is the first in a series of community conversations focused on race, studying the book We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

    Discussions will be held every other month, and each discussion will consider an essay from the book. The complete schedule can be found here.

    This month, we will discuss the Epilogue from the book, an essay entitled "The First White President" which was also published in The Atlantic in October 2017, and can be read online here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/

    Reading Race is a collaboration between Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood School District and the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin.

    More Info

  • Wednesday Art Cart

    Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.

  • Friends of the Shorewood Public Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    The Friends of the Shorewood Public Library is a non-profit organization that supports the mission of the library through advocacy, volunteerism, and financial contributions.  Learn more about the Friends and what they do at this monthly meeting.

    More Info

  • AM Book Club


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    The AM Book Club is a great opportunity to talk about what you’ve read, learn something new, discover more great books, and meet new friends.  Join us this month as we discuss Luncheon on the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland.

    The story of the painting of Girl in Hyacinth Blue. The party of subjects drinking and flirting over several Sundays while he paints and his desire to do breakout work instead of portraits of society women in their parlors.

    Pick up a copy at our customer service desk or give us a call at 414 847-2670 and we would be happy to put one on hold for you!

    More Info

  • Story Time for 3s & 4s


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Story Time for 3s & 4s is for three- and four-year-olds who are not yet in all-day school. Sessions are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. A "typical" story time consists of sharing stories in a variety of forms, finger games, music and movement activities, simple creative dramatics, and occasional art projects.

    Register in person, over the phone (847-2670), or online

     

  • Lego Club


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Children in first grade and older are invited to Lego Club. Build, play, challenge yourself! Bring your own bricks, or use ours. After the building session, all your amazing creations will be on display in the children's area until the next Lego Club meet-up. No registration is required - simply drop in anytime during the meet-up to play!

  • Pins & Needles Knitting Group


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Pins & Needles is a community-based knitting group that meets the FIRST and THIRD Thursdays of every month.  Whether you're currently working on a project or looking to start a new one, come on by for some inspiration and motivation.  Not a knitter?  Other crafts are welcome!

    PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SUPPLIES if you have something in mind that you want to make.  Otherwise, we have a lovely basket of yarn and needles that was generously donated to help get you started.  

    More Info

  • Digital Downloads 101


    Location: Library

    Drop in with your favorite device (e-reader, computer, tablet, or phone) and your questions about using the library's downloadable e-reading resources. No experience necessary!

  • Pop In and Play


    Location: Friends Program Room

    For children 6 months old to 3 years old. A drop-in play session for children and their caregivers with activities designed to promote language and early literacy development.

  • Registration begins for Rhyme & Read, Toddler Time, Rhyme & Read Plus More

    Register for the February story times online by following the links below, or call 847-2670 to register over the phone.

    Rhyme & Read Lapsit and Rhyme & Read P.M. - Plus More are Mondays in February 5-26.

    Toddler Times will be held Thursday mornings 10 a.m., February 1 - 22.

    Register for Rhyme and Read Lapsit 9:15 a.m session (6-23 month olds)

    Register for Rhyme and Read Lapsit 10:15 a.m. session (6-23 month olds)

    Register for Rhyme and Read Plus More 6:30 p.m. (6 months - 3 years)

    Register for Toddler Time (2 year olds)

    Learn more about story times

  • Wednesday Art Cart

    Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.

  • Shorewood Reads Story Slam


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven features a number of characters who live in an airport and others who traverse the Great Lakes region without modern transportation. Kick off Shorewood Reads 2018 with your own story centered around themes of airports and/or transportation in this all-ages open-mic event. Storytellers can sign up for a three to five-minute time slot to tell a personal story or share an original fiction tale. (We prefer if stories were told, but reading from a script is okay if that is more comfortable for you.) Bring your story to life or just come to listen!

    Makayla Campbell, our emcee, is a senior at Shorewood High School and has been involved in theatre for seven years. She is excited to help us share our stories.

    This event is a collaborative effort between the Shorewood School District, the Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood Historical Society, and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

    More Info

  • Story Time for 3s & 4s - Special event


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Story Time for 3s & 4s is for three- and four-year-olds who are not yet in all-day school. Sessions are designed to provide children with experiences that enrich their early literacy and social development. A "typical" story time consists of sharing stories in a variety of forms, finger games, music and movement activities, simple creative dramatics, and occasional art projects.

    Register in person, over the phone (847-2670), or online

    This week is a special event. Firefighter Dave from the North Shore Fire Department will visit story time to talk about fire safety and firefighting equipment. No registration is needed for this special story time.

     

  • Tinker Lab


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Come build, explore, and create in our monthly Tinker Lab. Must be in 3rd grade or higher due to some of the materials/projects we'll be working with.

     

  • Special Saturday - Music and Movement


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Join Elise Pennington from the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for a morning of music and movement. Part of our Special Saturday series for families with young children.

  • End of the World Game Night


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a massive pandemic wipes out a majority of the world's population. Can you save the world from this happening? Join us for a fun-filled, interactive game night featuring the game Pandemic. In Pandemic, epidemics break out around the globe, and you're on a team of disease-fighting specialists charged with treating disease and finding a cure.

    If this game isn't your thing, we'll have other games available as well.

    Our game nights are facilitated by Nick Baran. Nick is an avid gamer, and he enjoys sharing games with both experienced gamers and those looking to try something new.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

    More Info

  • Wednesday Art Cart

    Drop in and enjoy some fun and creative art activities. Kids of all ages welcome, but activities are most appropriate for school-age children.