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 Easter Sunday

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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. 

    If you enjoyed Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, join us for a discussion of The Lola Quartet, one of Mandel's earlier novels. The Lola Quartet follows a promising, but struggling young journalist as he takes a job as a real estate broker during the 2009 economic collapse.

    Gavin Sasaki's a promising young journalist in New York City, until he's fired in disgrace following a series of unforgivable lapses in his work. It's early 2009, and the world has gone dark very quickly: the economic collapse has turned an era that magazine headlines once heralded as the second gilded age into something that more closely resembles the Great Depression. The last thing Gavin wants to do is return to his hometown of Sebastian, Florida, but he's drifting toward bankruptcy and is in no position to refuse when he's offered a job by his sister, Eilo, a real estate broker who deals.

    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!

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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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

  • From Anthrax to Zika: Emerging Pandemic Threats


    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. Could this really happened? Dr. Mike LeMay will lead a discussion covering pandemics of past centuries, how modern medicine is battling disease today, and what future threats we should be concerned about.

    Dr. Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, California State University--San Bernardino, where he served as director of the National Security Studies program, Chair of the Department of Political Science, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. LeMay took his B.S. and M.S. Degrees from the University of Wisconsin; and his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Minnesota. He has authored 21 published academic books, including numerous immigration history/policy titles as well as textbooks on immigration.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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  • Shorewood Eleven


    Location: Three Lions Pub

    In Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, a traveling troupe brings art and culture to local communities. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Shorewood High School's own troupe as the perform at Three Lions.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

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  • 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 Closed

  • 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 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

  • Writing Workshop with Emily St. John Mandel


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Join local author Lauren Fox and Station Eleven author, Emily St. John Mandel for an informational session about writing and publication. Mandel will discuss her personal writing journey, the process of getting an agent, finding a publisher, working with an editor, etc. This event is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

    ABOUT EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL:

    Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 31 languages. A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions, an online literary magazine. Mandel lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

    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 Milwaukee with her husband and two daughters.

    THIS EVENT IS PART OF OUR SHOREWOOD READS 2018 PROGRAMMING.

    More Info

  • TAB Meeting


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    The Teen Advisory Board will be meeting to discuss the Teen Book Club (bring ideas for books to read/discuss), Teen Summer Reading programs, Tea Party and end of year lock-in.

  • Family Fun Night RESCHEDULED


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Family Fun Night will be held Tuesday April 17th. 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.

  • Emily St. John Mandel Author Visit


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Join us for Shorewood Reads 2018's culminating event- a visit from Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven. Mandel will discuss writing Station Eleven with local bookstore owner Daniel Goldin and take questions from the audience.  

    ABOUT EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL:

    Emily St. John Mandel is the author of four novels, most recently Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Toronto Book Award, and the Morning News Tournament of Books, and has been translated into 31 languages. A previous novel, The Singer's Gun, was the 2014 winner of the Prix Mystere de la Critique in France. Her short fiction and essays have been anthologized in numerous collections, including Best American Mystery Stories 2013. She is a staff writer for The Millions, an online literary magazine. Mandel lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

    ABOUT DANIEL GOLDIN:

    Daniel Goldin is the proprietor of Boswell Book Company, which opened in 2009. Before that, he worked at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, after a modest stint in publishing (which seemed long at the time).

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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.

  • Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Monthly Meeting of Library Board of Trustees

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  • Dementia Education Series: What You Need to Know About the Basics


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Join Evelyn Burdick, a retired physician representative from the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, to learn about dementia, medical treatment options, and strategies for communication with people who have memory loss.

    This program is sponsored by Shorewood Connects, the Shorewood Public Library, and the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.

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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.

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

    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.

     

  • Special Saturday - Signs of Spring


    Location: Friends Program Room

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

  • 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 414-847-2670 or click her to register.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • 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 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    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.

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

    More Info Registration Closed

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    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 Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt.

    It is 1987, and only one person has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus -- her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn's company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June's world is turned upside down. But Finn's death brings a surprise acquaintance into June's life -- someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

    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 414-847-2670 or click her to register.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • 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 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    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.

    Registration is required. To register, call 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    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.

  • 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

     

  • 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

  • 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 414-847-2670 or click her to register.

    More Info Registration Closed

  • 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 414-847-2670 or click here to register.

    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.

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

    More Info Registration Closed