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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  • 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.

  • 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 American War by Omar El Akkad.

    Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.

    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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  • CANCELLED - 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dementia Education Series: Legal Planning to Help Care for Your Loved Ones and Their Finances


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Dan McDermott, an attorney with Von Briesen & Roper, SC, will provide an overview of legal tools such as health care directives and financial powers of attorneys.  While this is not legal advice, the overall presentation will help explore the questions and challenges that families face at various stages of dementia and aging in general.

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

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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

    Monthly Meeting of Library Board of Trustees

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  • 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 focused on race 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 Chapters 3 & 4. 

    Chapter 3 is an essay entitled, "Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?" a version of which was published in The Atlantic in February 2012. You can find it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/02/why-do-so-few-blacks-study-the-civil-war/308831/

    Chapter 4 is an essay entitled "The Legacy of Malcolm X," a version of which was published in The Atlantic in May 2011. You can find it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/05/the-legacy-of-malcolm-x/308438/

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

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  • 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

  • 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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  • Joy Lee Han and the Chinese Immigrant Experience


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    One of the thousands of Chinese immigrants to the United States in the 1950s was nineteen-year-old Joy Lee, whose inspiring journey to a new world—and a new life—personifies the immigrant experience.  Almost sixty years later, with US immigration policy in the headlines, Joy Lee Han will discuss her story, documented in her new book, Rice Paper Memoirs.

    In the program, Han will recount her early life in Kaifeng in north central China, describing both idyllic childhood days spent raising silkworms and tending her grandmother’s goats, and the terror of Pearl Harbor Day, when she was forced, with her parents and five siblings, to flee the American Baptist Compound where they lived. Nine years later she would find herself on the run again, this time sneaking across the Chinese border into Hong Kong on her way to America.

    Han also will discuss her experience writing a memoir, read from Rice Paper Memoirs, take questions, and sign copies of her book. Refreshments will be served.

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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 Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer.

    Examines the relationship between cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, "revealing the contentious bond between two political trailblazers who short-circuited the rules of gender and power, each in her own way."

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mongolia: Journey to the End of the Earth


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Local photographer, author, and adventurer Jeannee Sacken and her husband Michael Briselli will explore Mongolia's history, taking us from the modern capital city of Ulaanbaatar back 800 years to the time of Chinggis Khan. Then, it's off to the wild western region of the country for the Golden Eagle Festival where girls are now competing in this time-honored tournament that features speed, agility, accuracy, and traditional dress.

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  • 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.

     

  • Library Closed

  • Library Closed Memorial Day

  • Youth Summer Reading Sign-Up Begins

    LIBRARIES ROCK! It's time to sign up for Summer Reading. Stop into the library to sign up, find out more about the great events happening all summer long, and start reading. Special programs for tots, preschoolers, and readers.

  • Teen Summer Reading Challenge Begins


    Location: Shorewood Public Library

    It's time to sign up for our annual teen summer reading challenge! This summer's theme is Libraries Rock!. Stop by the library to sign-up, pick up some books and find out about all of the great activities we have planned for teens!

  • 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.