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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  • 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.  

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  • Comic Book Art for Kids


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Delve into the world of sequential art through comic books! Art Instructor Gina Glembin-Nabong will give a brief overview of comic book styles and characters, participants will create two of their own works to take home! Projects include “9 Panel Comic” and “Pop Up Card.” All materials will be provided, but kids are welcome to bring along any favorite drawing tools!  Registration is required. Register by calling the library at 414-847-2670.  This event is for children ages 8 to 12.

    Art instructor Gina Glembin-Nabong graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts and specifically studied comic book art in a six credit course. In 2008, Ms. Glembin-Nabong began teaching comic book art to children through the Milwaukee Recreation Department. She has also worked with Artists Working in Education (AWE) and is currently an art teacher at Atwater and Lake Bluff Elementary schools in Shorewood.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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  • 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.

  • CANCELLED - 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.

  • Celebrating the Great Lakes: The Future of a National Treasure


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a traveling Shakespeare troupe traverses the Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by surface area, but what is the future of this national treasure? Dr. John Janssen will speak on the important role the Great Lakes plays in our lives as well as the ecological consequences invasive species have on the environment.

    Dr. John Janssen is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee's School of Freshwater Sciences. Dr. Janssen is one of the leading experts on lake fishes, with particular expertise in mapping out nursery and forage habitat that allows for productive populations of desirable fishes. His work is instrumental in fisheries management decisions made by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and other regional agencies. Recently he has collaborated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the design and construction of a “Green Breakwall” in Milwaukee’s outer harbor that has created productive habitat. He is currently mapping the aquatic habitat of Milwaukee’s entire Harbor District and providing that information to stakeholders looking to create a vibrant sport fishery and delist the harbor from the EPA’s Areas of Concern list.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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  • Senior Resource Center Station Eleven Book Discussion


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Shorewood Reads is a community-wide intergenerational event that aims to get as many people in Shorewood to read the same book and then come together in a series of events to explore the various themes. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a work of fiction where a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of Earth's population, and a post-apocalypse world is explored through the experiences of a traveling Shakespeare troupe. Let the conversation begin as librarian Hayley Johnson kicks off Shorewood Reads with this discussion.

    Hayley Johnson is the Adult and Community Services Librarian at the Shorewood Public Library.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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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 The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.

    Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers.

    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

     

  • Reading Race: Community Conversations


    Location: Village Center Meeting Rooms

    Engage with your neighbors in crucial conversations about race and racism, in a series of community conversations studying the book We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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

    This month, we will discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2.

    Chapter 1 is an essay entitled "This is How We Lost to the White Man," a version of which was published in The Atlantic in May 2008. It can be found online here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/05/-this-is-how-we-lost-to-the-white-man/306774/.

    Chapter 2 is an essay entitled "American Girl," a version of which was published in The Atlantic in January/February 2009. It can be found online here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/01/american-girl/307211/

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

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  • Lego Fest


    Location: Shorewood Public Library and East Branch - Milwaukee Public Library

            

    Fun for all ages!

    Enjoy two days of Lego related activities at Shorewood Public Library and Milwaukee Public Library's East branch. Pick up a passport at either site.  Complete four activities to be entered in the grand prize drawing! Activities can be completed at either library - you don't need to go to both, but we encourage you to check out the displays at both libraries!

    Activities

    Lego Display from Kenosha Lego User's Group at East AND Shorewood

    Build-a-Brick at East AND Shorewood

    Lego Coloring at East AND Shorewood

    Lego Mindstorms at Shorewood

    Lego Derby at East

    Friday March 9 , 1 - 5 p.m. & Saturday March 10, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Lego Fest


    Location: Shorewood Public Library, East Branch - Milwaukee Public Library

            

    Fun for all ages!

    Enjoy two days of Lego related activities at Shorewood Public Library and Milwaukee Public Library's East branch. Pick up a passport at either site.  Complete four activities to be entered in the grand prize drawing! Activities can be completed at either library - you don't need to go to both, but we encourage you to check out the displays at both libraries!

    Activities:

    Lego Display from Kenosha Lego User's Group at East AND Shorewood

    Build-a-Brick at East AND Shorewood

    Lego Coloring at East AND Shorewood

    Lego Mindstorms at Shorewood

    Lego Derby at East

  • 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.

  • How to Survive a Pandemic


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a flu-like pandemic wipes out a significant portion of the Earth's population. What if this really happened? Doomsday expert Shel Delisle will explore different apocalyptic scenarios including pandemics, civil unrest, natural disasters, nuclear fallout, electromagnetic pulses, and even a zombie attacks, and guide us on how we can best handle these situations.

    Shel Delisle is a retired firefighter and paramedic. She teaches doomsday preparation classes through the continuing education program at UW-Waukesha and helps train paramedics at MATC. Shel is also a volleyball coach for both the boys and girls Kettle Moraine High School teams and is the Chief Optimism Officer for From Our Village, a nonprofit that provides education and support to individuals, schools, churches, & community organizations across the globe.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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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!

  • Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends Program Room

  • 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 Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See.

    The story of a Chinese mother and her daughter, who has been adopted by an American couple, tracing the very different cultural factors that compel them to consume a rare native tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.

    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

  • 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

  • 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 April 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 April 9-30.

    Toddler Times will be held Thursday mornings 10 a.m., April 5 - 26.

    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

  • 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.

  • Station Eleven Book Discussion @ Camp Bar


    Location: Camp Bar

    Join the conversation as we discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven at Camp Bar.  There will be plenty to talk about as local author Jessie Garcia leads the discussion. Grab a refreshment, and share your thoughts on  2018’s Shorewood Reads title.

    This is the first of two Shorewood Reads community discussions leading up to Mandel's visit on Tuesday, April 10th. The morning book discussion will take place at North Shore Boulangerie on Wednesday, March 28th at 9:30 a.m.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

    ABOUT JESSIE GARCIA:

    Award winning sportscaster Jessie Garcia has been covering Wisconsin athletes and Olympians since 1992, first at WISCTV in Madison and then at WTMJTV in Milwaukee. Garcia was one of the first women in the country to host an NFL coach's show and served as the Green Bay Packers' sideline reporter. Garcia's work has also appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio and in several newspapers and magazines. A Madison native, she teaches journalism at two universities in Milwaukee. Her memoir My Life with the Green and Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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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.

  • 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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  • 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.

     

  • Style & Story: Comic Books to Graphic Novels


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Graphic novels play a significant role in Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven. In fact, "Station Eleven" is Miranda's graphic novel in the book! Learn about the art of illustration and comic book design with illustrator David Beyer, Jr. David will take a historical look at the medium through genres while highlighting the skills utilized in producing a comic strip or graphic novel.

    David Beyer, Jr. is an illustrator, designer, cartoonist, and editor. He is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a BFA in Illustration and a studio minor in Painting. He has also attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Arts as well as the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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  • Station Eleven Book Discussion @ North Shore Boulangerie


    Location: North Shore Boulangerie

    Join the conversation as we discuss Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven at North Shore Boulangerie.  There will be plenty to talk about as local author Lauren Fox leads the discussion. Grab coffee, tea, and a snack, and share your thoughts on  2018’s Shorewood Reads title.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the Traveling Symphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

    ABOUT LAUREN FOX:

    Lauren Fox is the author of the novels Days of Awe, Friends Like Us, and Still Life with Husband. She earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1998, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Glamour, and Salon. She lives in Shorewood with her husband and two daughters.

    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.