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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  • Toddler Time

    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

  • 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

  • Community P.L.A.Y. Day


    Location: Village Center

    Join us for a Community P.L.A.Y. Day. Parents, grandparents, caregivers and their little ones (infants through kindergarten) are invited to discover the many ways children learn through play. We will have plenty of examples of homemade learning toys to play with, as well as some fun make and take projects so you can continue the learning adventure at home. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will present ideas on ways to play in nature. North Shore Health Department, RedGen, and North Shore Fire Department will also be on hand with information about how to keep your little ones healthy and safe. You can even learn CPR and basic first aid for children.

  • Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge Ends


    Location: Shorewood Library

    Milwaukee Bucks Challenge participants, today is your last chance to report the amount of pages you've read to a librarian and turn your vouchers in.

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 9:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    More Info Registration Required

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 10:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    More Info Registration Required

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • TAB Meeting


    Location: Village Center Conference Room

    The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting to discuss our last lock-in, as well as, upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities. 

  • 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 The Turner House by Angela Flournoy.

    The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone--and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts--and shapes--their family's future.

    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

  • Toddler Time

    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

  • 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.

     

  • 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

  • Special Saturday - Stretch With A Story


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 9:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670, or click here to register.

    More Info

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 10:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    More Info

  • 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.

    Registration is required. Call the library at 847-2670, or click here to see if registration is still open.

    More Info

  • 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.

  • The History and Culture of Tattoos


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    In Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, Kirsten Raymonde has several tattoos that carry special meaning. Tattoos continue to grow in popularity, but how did something that was once taboo become mainstream? Amelia Klem Osterud will talk about the history of tattoos, from ancient times to modern designs, as well as the daring tattooed performers that were the focus of her 2014 book, The Tattooed Lady: A History.

    Amelia Klem Osterud is a tattooed librarian in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who writes and speaks on circus, sideshow and tattoo history. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in History and Library Science.

    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.

  • 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

  • Toddler Time

    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

  • 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 The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain.

    Riley MacPherson has spent her entire life believing that her older sister Lisa committed suicide as a teenager. Now, over twenty years later, her father has passed away and she's in New Bern, North Carolina cleaning out his house when she finds evidence to the contrary. Lisa is alive. Alive and living under a new identity. But why exactly was she on the run all those years ago, and what secrets are being kept now? As Riley works to uncover the truth, her discoveries will put into question everything she thought she knew about her family. Riley must decide what the past means for her present, and what she will do with her newfound reality.

    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!

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 9:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670, or click here to register.

    More Info

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 10:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    More Info

  • 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.

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    More Info

  • 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

  • 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

  • Toddler Time

    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

  • 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

     

  • Shorewood School District Art Show Reception


    Location: Shorewood Library

    Join us in celebrating the Shorewood School District's Annual Art Show which features student art from kindergarten through 12th grade.  This is the school district's only event combining all grade levels in one grand exhibition.  

    Light refreshments will be served. 

    Artwork will be displayed in the library from February 22nd until April 4th.

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  • Museum of Civilization Display


    Location: Shorewood Public Library

    In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a group of people create the Museum of Civilization in a defunct airport. The Museum of Civilization houses a collection of items that the youth have never seen before while stirring sentimental longing for the others. What was life like and how has it changed? What do we remember and what can we learn? Visit Shorewood's very own Museum of Civilization to learn more about the Village's history and our spin on notable hallmarks of the society we live in.

    This installation 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.

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  • Seuss Celebration


    Location: Library Children's Area

     

     

     

     

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 9:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670, or click here to register.

    More Info

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit 10:15 a.m.


    Location: Friends' Program Room

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

    Registration is required. Call the library at 414-847-2670, or click here to register.

    More Info

  • 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

  • Stone Soup Shakespeare Story Time


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Stone Soup Shakespeare brings Shakespeare to life in this interactive story time for children of all ages. The traveling Shakespeare troupe will share the Stone Soup folktale and then, with the audience's imagination and help, create an abridged version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. After that, you can design your own fairy or fearsome mask.

    Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespeare productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes. They strive to bring stories to life and showcase the breadth of the human experience in diverse and dynamic ways.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

     

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  • Backstage Pass to King Lear


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Shakespeare plays a significant role in Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. Several characters, including Arthur Leander and Kristin Raymonde, are Shakespearean actors, and scenes from King Lear and A Midsummer Night's Dream are referenced in the book. Learn more about traveling troupes with Stone Soup Shakespeare. They'll perform a scene from King Lear, and then give an inside account of what it's like to be part of a traveling troupe including costuming, set design, and the importance of audience interaction.

    Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespeare productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes. They strive to bring stories to life and showcase the breadth of the human experience in diverse and dynamic ways.

    Join us on Saturday, June 9th for The Taming of the Shrew!

    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.