Street Address

3920 North Murray Avenue
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Phone

(414) 847-2670

Email

Shorewood@mcfls.org

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Library Hours

  • Sunday
    11:00am - 3:30pm
  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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 LaRose by Louise Erdrich.

    Horrified when he accidentally kills his best friend's five-year-old son while hunting, Landreaux Iron gives away his own young son to his friend's family according to ancient tradition, a decision that helps both families reach a tenuous peace that is threatened by a vengeful adversary.

    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!

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  • 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

  • National Novel Writing Month Write-In


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Are you ready to write a novel?  November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the Shorewood Public Library invites writers to work at our location throughout the month.  We offer both collaborative and silent spaces, wi-fi, power outlets, laptops, and natural lighting.  There's free parking, and we're near several transit stops.  Several published local authors have used our space to work on their novels, and we're excited to see what next great read will be written here at the Shorewood Library!     

    On Sunday, November 5th from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, we're hosting a Come Write In event where writers will have a designated space to work,  mix and mingle.  Light refreshments will be provided as well as some writing activities to spark ideas.  This is a drop-in event, so come and go as you please.   

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    For 2-year-olds and their adult caregivers. Designed to foster the language and early literacy skills of very young children.

    More Info Registration Required

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 23 months and their adult caregivers.

    The morning session is full. You may register for the 6:30 p.m. evening session or call the library to add your name to a waiting list - 414-847-2670.

     

     

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More)


    Location: Friends Program Room

    An evening session of early literacy activities including stories, songs, rhyme, and play for young children 6 months through 3 years old and their adult caregivers.

    More Info Registration Required

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Explore coding through a series fun interactive lessons with these tiny robots! Learn what makes them tick and how you can make them work for you.  Each lesson will build upon the last, so please plan to attend all 3. Open to students in 4th grade and up. Register at the library or by phone at 414-847-2670. 

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

  • 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.

  • Learn a Language at the Library


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Have you wanted to learn a new language, but don't know where to start? Start with the Library and Mango Languages! Come to this 45-minute informational session on using Mango Languages, a dynamic language learning tool brought to you by the Shorewood Library. In this session you will: learn how to access Mango Languages, set up a Mango Languages account, try out Mango, and learn more about the library's other language resources.

    Please bring your own computer or tablet so that we may accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. The library will provide five laptops and two iPads.

  • 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.

  • Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Monthly Meeting of Library Board of Trustees

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  • Staying Safe in the Age of Global Terrorism


    Location: Shorewood VIllage Center

    Terrorism can be broadly defined as "the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes," and the world has recently seen an increase in attacks from 9/11 to the 2015 San Bernardino attack.  In this presentation, retired Navy Captain Timothy E. Tyre will examine the internal and external threats to the United States while discussing what Americans can do to be better aware of their surroundings.   

    Captain Tyre has worked in the Pentagon and the global terrorism committee in Washington, D.C.  He has broad experience in counter-terror planning.

    This program is in partnership with the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.

  • 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

     

  • 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.

     

  • SHED Talk: The Civil Rights Movement and the Future of Milwaukee


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

    Frank Schneiger, who presented What Will the World Look Like in 100 Years? last fall, will return to discuss changing racial perceptions.  What is the white image in the black mind and the black image in the white mind and how have these perceptions changed over time?  He will also touch on the disastrous confluence of events: the white perception of a racial paradise; segregation, the civil rights movement, "white backlash" and deindustrialization.  Is Milwaukee different from other U.S. cities?  Frank will also share possibilities for trust, peace and reconciliation.  Bring your own thoughts, questions, and predictions to share.

    ABOUT FRANK SCHNEIGER:

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    Frank Schneiger is the founder and president of Frank Schneiger and Associates, a management planning and consulting firm that has served a broad range of public, small business and not-for-profit organizations since 1980. 

    Among Dr. Schneiger’s accomplishments are serving as Assistant Health Commissioner for the City of New York under Mayor John Lindsay, Executive Director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Social Services Implementation Initiative under Governor Michael Dukakis, Executive Director of the Region II Child Protective Services Institute under President Carter and Executive Assistant to Congressman James Scheuer, during which he organized the first Vietnam veterans conference to be held in the Northeast United States. He also served as the United Nations Association consultant on problems of the Soviet environment for the first Earth Day and as lead planner in the restructuring of Ukrainian higher education, a Soros Open Society initiative. He is a founder of the St.Thomas/St.John Youth Multiservice Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands and is the author of Managing in Difficult Times and Work:/What Happened?.   

    Dr. Schneiger holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Masters Degree and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

    With great honor the Shorewood Public Library and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library welcome Frank Schneiger to our first SHED Talk series.

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  • Toddler Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    For 2-year-olds and their adult caregivers. Designed to foster the language and early literacy skills of very young children.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 23 months and their adult caregivers.

     

     

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More)


    Location: Friends Program Room

    An evening session of early literacy activities including stories, songs, rhyme, and play for young children 6 months through 3 years old and their adult caregivers.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Explore coding through a series fun interactive lessons with these tiny robots! Learn what makes them tick and how you can make them work for you.  Each lesson will build upon the last, so please plan to attend all 3. Open to students in 4th grade and up. Register at the library or by phone at 414-847-2670. 

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

  • 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.

  • SHED Talk: The Future of Public Radio in a Digital World


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

    Dr. Jack Mitchell will explore the future of public radio as mass media fragments into personal media. In today's
    digital world, traditional radio is taking a secondary role to digital broadcasting, streaming radio stations, and
    podcasts. As these forms of mass communications continue to grow in popularity, Dr. Mitchell will also touch on the
    struggle for public radio to remain public, serving the community at large rather than individual tastes and interests.

    ABOUT JACK MITCHELL:

    Jack Mitchell

    Jack W. Mitchell joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Journalism & Mass Communication faculty in January 1998 after a 30-year career in public radio. He is author of Listener Supported: The Culture and History of Public Radio in addition to numerous articles and chapters about public broadcasting. He moved to emeritus status in December 2009, but continues to teach courses, and to serve on the boards of the Wisconsin Center for Journalism Ethics and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

    As Director of Wisconsin Public Radio for 21 years, Mitchell led the most extensive and successful state or university public radio system in the country. He initiated the transition from the Wisconsin Educational Radio Network into Wisconsin Public Radio, which serves a statewide audience with two networks.

    On a national level, Mitchell was the first employee of National Public Radio. While at NPR, he was instrumental in developing the groundbreaking news magazine All Things Considered. During his years as the program’s first producer and executive producer, ATC won both the Peabody Award and the DuPont Award.

    Mitchell received the two highest honors in public radio, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Edward R. Murrow Award, and the Edward Elson National Public Radio Distinguished Service Award.

    His undergraduate and master’s degrees are from the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.

    With great honor the Shorewood Public Library and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library welcome Dr. Jack Mitchell to our first SHED Talk series.

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  • 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!

  • 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.

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  • 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 News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

    In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction.

    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!

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  • 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

  • Tweensday!


    Location: Village Center South

    Attention 4th-7th graders - Join us for video games on the big screen, board games and snacks! No registration required. Just drop-in.

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

  • Digital Downloads 101


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    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!

  • Special Saturday - Stretch with a Story


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Pose and play the Yoga way as we "stretch with a story" with YogaConnects. This Yoga storytime is ideal for families with young children.

  • Toddler Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    For 2-year-olds and their adult caregivers. Designed to foster the language and early literacy skills of very young children.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 23 months and their adult caregivers.

     

     

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More)


    Location: Friends Program Room

    An evening session of early literacy activities including stories, songs, rhyme, and play for young children 6 months through 3 years old and their adult caregivers.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Explore coding through a series fun interactive lessons with these tiny robots! Learn what makes them tick and how you can make them work for you.  Each lesson will build upon the last, so please plan to attend all 3. Open to students in 4th grade and up. Register at the library or by phone at 414-847-2670. 

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

  • Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy: A Community Discussion about Race


    Location: Village Center

    Join the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, in collaboration with the Shorewood Public Library and the Shorewood Foundation, for a conversation with Martha Barry, PhD, Racial Justice Director at YWCA Southeast Wisconsin.

    Come discuss "Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy," an article written by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University sociology professor and New York Times contributing opinion writer. This conversation is designed to create an open dialogue on the often uncomfortable, always important topic of racial equity. 

    No registration is necessary. More information can be found on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/524881571191696/

    Access the article here

  • Library Closed: Thankgiving Holiday

  • Library Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday

  • Toddler Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    For 2-year-olds and their adult caregivers. Designed to foster the language and early literacy skills of very young children.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 23 months and their adult caregivers.

     

     

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Rhyme & Read P.M. (Plus More)


    Location: Friends Program Room

    An evening session of early literacy activities including stories, songs, rhyme, and play for young children 6 months through 3 years old and their adult caregivers.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Game Night for Adults

    Whether you like to battle wits against or work together with others, tabletop gaming is a great way to socialize and exercise your mind. Light hearted games, deep strategy, or even cooperative play, there is a game out there for you - even if you have little or no experience with gaming.

    We'll provide a small library of games to play including some of our favorites, like Coup, Settlers of Catan, and Forbidden Desert. Feel free to bring your own favorites as well! 

    An unfamiliar game may sound intimidating to some, but this is a great way to try something new, meet new people, or maybe dip your toes in a popular hobby that you haven't tried before.

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  • CANCELLED - 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.

  • 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.