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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  • 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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  • Library Closed

  • The Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee County


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    We’re happy to announce that we have rescheduled the Hidden Impact of Segregation in Milwaukee County with Reggie Jackson! 

    In this presentation, Reggie Jackson of Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum will discuss how Milwaukee became the most segregated metropolitan area in the nation and the wide ranging impacts of segregation on the community at large. This program is presented in partnership with the Shorewood Senior Resource Center.

    This program was rescheduled from April 4.

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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 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

    A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.

    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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  • Shakespeare in Shorewood


    Location: Library Lawn

    With generous support from the Friends of the Shorewood Library, Stone Soup Shakespeare will be back to perform Julius Caesar on the library lawn.  We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event featuring one of the bard’s most ill-fated tragedies, complete with ambition, conflict, power, and manipulation.  Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and snacks, and let the play take you away!

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  • Library Closed

  • 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.

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Learn the ins and outs of Ozobots this summer during our first coding club! Attendance is required at all three session (June 12, 19 and 26) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 30th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

    If you have questions, please contact Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org

  • 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.

  • Terrific Tuesday


    Location: Village Center Meeting Room

    The Magic of Rick Allen

    One of our favorite magicians wows us with his amazing illusions including a levitation. Someone from the audience will be chosen to float in mid-air.  All ages welcome, but the show will be most enjoyed by ages 3 years to adult.

                 
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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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  • Summer Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Summer story times include stories, songs, and crafts. Story times are most appropriate for kids ages 2-5 years. Two-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • 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 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

    A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.

    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

  • Tackle Your Printed Photo Mess


    Location: Shorewood VIllage Center

    Do you have a photo mess on your hands?  Boxes, baggies, old albums and more?  Come and learn how to organize your photos once and for all.

    A photo organization expert from Pixologie will:

    - Provide an overview to printed photo organization

    - Discuss what is important to save and what you can toss

    - Demonstrate how to organize photos by broad category

    - How to create a family photo archive to share

    Bring a box of photos, any photo problems and more so you can get answers right away! Plus, if you bring 50 print photos and we’ll digitize them for you at no charge.

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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

  • Tweensday


    Location: Village Center Community Room - South

    Come cool off for a bit and play video games with your friends or make crafts. Open to children entering 4th - 8th grades.

    Questions? E-mail Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org

  • 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

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Learn the ins and outs of Ozobots this summer during our first coding club! Attendance is required at all three session (June 12, 19 and 26) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 30th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

    If you have questions, please contact Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org

  • Terrific Tuesday

     Schlitz Audubon Nature Center presents Reptiles & Amphibians – Snakes, Turtles, and More, Oh MY! Get to know some of Wisconsin’s reptiles and amphibians – up close and personal.

     

  • 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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  • Summer Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Summer story times include stories, songs, and crafts. Story times are most appropriate for kids ages 2-5 years. Two-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Coffee and Conversations for Caregivers

    Are you caring for someone with dementia?  Then, give yourself a break!  Join fellow caregivers in a conversation about what they wish they would have known or done sooner and relax with with free hand massages  provided by Kate Ninneman of Basic Human Kneads.

    This program is in partnership with Shorewood Connects, the Shorewood Senior Resource Center, and the Shorewood Public Library.

  • Women You Should Have Read: Heloise


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Heloise was a 12th century French nun, writer, and scholar whose radical feminist philosophies challenged marriage and women's role in society.  Dr. Gregory Sadler returns to present a hidden history program that illuminates the role Heloise's work play in modern studies.  Heloise is recognized for her correspondence with her lover Abelard, and a recent biography of their relationship, Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge can be found in the Milwaukee County library system.

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  • Library Closed

  • 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.

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Learn the ins and outs of Ozobots this summer during our first coding club! Attendance is required at all three session (June 12, 19 and 26) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 30th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

    If you have questions, please contact Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org

  • 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.

  • Terrific Tuesday


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Kids Play Theater presents FUTURE TENSE – Two travelers from the future need our help in building the better future they are from so they can go “back to the future.” Confused? Then you will have to see this hilarious interactive show to figure it out.

             

      

  • 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! 

  • 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.

  • Around the World In Shorewood


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Celebrate Shorewood's cultural diversity! Travel the world in one night while enjoying displays, demonstrations,and performances by some of Shorewood's many cultural groups. Experience a bit of France, China, Thailand, Nepal, South America, Senegal,and much more including sweet treats. No passport required. All ages are invited.


                     

  • Summer Story Time


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Summer story times include stories, songs, and crafts. Story times are most appropriate for kids ages 2-5 years. Two-year-olds and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Solve Your Digital Photo Dilemmas


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    People are accumulating digital photos in many places from computers, jump drives, smart phones, email, camera cards and so much more. Find out how to get your digital photos to one location and backed-up.

    A photo organization expert from Pixologie will:

    - Provide an overview to digital photo organization
    - Demonstrate how to move photos from a variety of places to your computer
    - Give hands-on help to attendees with their digital photos 

    Bring your laptops, tablets, phone, jump drives, camera cards and more so you can start organizing your digital photos right at the workshop.

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  • 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 twenty-four through thirty 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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  • Random Fandom Friday


    Location: Village Center Community Room - South

    Come celebrate your favorite fandoms with trivia, crafts, snacks and more!

    Open to those entering grades 7-12 in the fall.

    Questions? E-mail our Teen Librarian, Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org