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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  • 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 fun at home. North Shore Health Department, RedGen, and North Shore Fire Department will 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.

  • 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.

     

    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

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Tuesday Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 36 months and their adult caregivers.

     

    More Info Registration Required

  • What is the Black Holocaust? with Dr. Fran Kaplan


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    What is the Black Holocaust?

    Is it accurate or fair to describe the experience of Africa’s children in America as a holocaust? Explore this question with Dr. Fran Kaplan, Coordinator of America’s Black Holocaust Virtual Museum.

    THIS DISCUSSION IS BEING HELD IN LIEU OF "THE HIDDEN IMPACT OF SEGREGATION" WITH REGGIE JACKSON, WHICH HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

    Dr. Kaplan’s fifty-year career has been spent working against poverty and for social justice and peace locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a doctorate in education and a masters degree in social work. In December 2016, Dr. Kaplan received the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin’s Eliminating Racism Award.

  • PM Book Club


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    The PM Book Club provides 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 Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

    It is April 1975 and Saigon is in chaos. At his villa, a general of the South Vietnamese army is drinking whiskey and, with the help of his trusted captain, drawing up a list of those who will be given passage aboard the last flights out of the country. The general and his compatriots start a new life in Los Angeles, unaware that one among their number, the captain, is secretly observing and reporting on the group to a higher-up in the Viet Cong. The Sympathizer is the story of this captain: a man brought up by an absent French father and a poor Vietnamese mother, a man who went to university in America, but returned to Vietnam to fight for the Communist cause. A spy novel, an exploration of extreme politics, and a love story, The Sympathizer explores a life between two worlds and examines the legacy of the Vietnam War in literature, film, and in the wars we fight today.

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

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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.

  • PreSchool Story Time


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Pre-School Story Hour is for three- and four-year-olds getting ready to go to school. Pre-School story times 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

    Registration Closed

  • 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

  • Special Saturday - Signs of Spring


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Learn the "signs" of spring in this interactive sign language story time with Linda Anton.

  • National Library Week: Ode to Libraries


    Location: Library

    We're writing an Ode to Libraries for National Library Week, April 9-15.

    Join us all week for displays, activities and special events with the theme of poetry.

    Special events:

    Picture Poetry - Wednesday, April 12, 2:30-4:00 p.m. - For school-age children

    Come and learn how artists combine words and poetry, and then write or collage short poems to accompany a photograph, illustration, or drawing.

    Poetry Reading - Thursday, April 13, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Teens and adults

    Ready to read to a great audience? Sign up for a reading slot, or just come to bask in the poetic glow of your neighbors and special guest poets.

  • 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 Required

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Tuesday Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 36 months and their adult caregivers.

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Family Fun Night


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Crop 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 Special

    Celebrate National Library Week with a special version of Art. Cart. Create art with both pictures and words,. We’ll read picture poetry books and learn how artists combine words and poetry. Students will write or collage short poems to accompany a photograph, illustration, or their own drawings.  This workshop will be led by Rochelle Melander from WriteNowCoach.

  • Library Board Meeting

  • PreSchool Story Time


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Pre-School Story Hour is for three- and four-year-olds getting ready to go to school. Pre-School story times 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

    Registration Closed

  • Tinker Lab - cancelled


    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.

     

  • Ode to Libraries: Open Poetry Reading


    Location: Village Center Meeting Rooms

    Join us for the capstone event to this year's National Library Week Celebration: Ode to Libraries.

    Open Poetry Reading featuring special guests Kimberly Blaeser, Matt Cook and Kavon Cortez Jones - and YOU! All poets (aspiring, amateur, published, or not) are invited to read their work, or read from the work of those who inspire them. Come to listen or come to read.

    Poets who wish to read can sign up for a 5 minute time slot beginning at 6:15 p.m. Reading will begin at 6:30.

     

  • 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!

  • Library Closed - Easter 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 Required

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Tuesday Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 36 months and their adult caregivers.

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • 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 provides 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 Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.

    A Chinese peasant overcomes the forces of nature and the frailties of human nature to become a wealthy landowner.

    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

  • 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

  • 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 Required

  • Rhyme & Read Lapsit Tuesday Morning


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Songs, finger rhymes, and other early literacy activities for children, 6 - 36 months and their adult caregivers.

     

    More Info Registration Closed

  • Game Night for Adults


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    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. 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.

    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! 

  • Madagascar: A Journey to End of the Earth


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Photographer Jeannee Sacken spent weeks traversing the deserts and rainforests of Madagascar.  See the ancestor-revering Malagasy who share this island with endangered lemurs and chameleons.  Hear the haunting call of the Indri Indri ("the father of man") and learn how these amazing primates are on a collision-course with the people who live alongside them in the fifth poorest country in the world.

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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.

  • Stoic Night


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Looking to learn more about Stoicism?  Then join the conversation!  This month, Dr. Gregory Sadler of ReasonIO will be leading discussion on chapters sixteen through twenty-three of The Enchiridion by Epictetus.  Materials and resources for this discussion can be found here.

    If you're new to the group, please know that the "chapters" are roughly a single paragraph in length, so if you haven't been able to join us before, not to worry as it should be relatively easy for you to get caught up!

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