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

  • 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 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

    In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that author Judy Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

    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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  • 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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  • Shakespeare in Shorewood


    Location: Shorewood Library Lawn

    Stone Soup Shakespeare returns for a performance of The Taming of the Shrew.  We hope you can join us for this family-friendly event featuring one of the bard’s most humorous comedies, complete with love, marriage, disguise and domestication.  Bring a blanket, lawn chair, and snacks, and let the play take you away!

    Stone Soup Shakespeare is a professional Shakespeare touring company dedicated to providing free Shakespeare productions to the world one park at a time. Sticking to Shakespeare's original scripts, Stone Soup adds a fresh twist to drama by incorporating contemporary dance, song, and costumes. They strive to bring stories to life and showcase the breadth of the human experience in diverse and dynamic ways.

    This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Shorewood Library.

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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 Level 2


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    You've mastered the basics of Ozobots! Now it's time to dive deeper with some new challenges. Attendance is required at all three session (June 11, 18 and 25) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks. Participants must have completed the Ozobots Level 1 workshop at the Shorewood Library during 2017 or 2018.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 29th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

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

  • Terrific Tuesday - KidsPlay Theater


    Location: Library/Village Center

  • 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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  • Joyce Westerman, Wisconsin Women, and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League: Play Ball!


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    During the 1940s and 1950s, thirty-seven athletic and determined women from Wisconsin made a BIG difference.  Over the period of 1943-1954, they were among the more than 550 women who played professional baseball in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGBPL) depicted in the movie A League of Their Own. In this presentation, Bob Kann, the biographer of Joyce Westerman (Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero), one of the Kenosha players, shares stories about Wisconsin women who grew up during the Great Depression, worked in factories and on farms, and eventually played professional baseball.

    This program is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Senior Resource Center and the Shorewood Historical Society.

    This program is also funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Wisconsin Humanities Council supports and creates programs that use history, culture, and discussion to strengthen community life for everyone in Wisconsin.

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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.

  • Instrument Petting Zoo


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Have you ever wondered if your child has hidden musical talents? Maybe you want to discover your hidden virtuoso. Brass Bell Music Company gives us a  chance to tickle those strings and pat those drums. Come and see if your favorite instrument is featured is a member of the musical zoo. All ages are welcome. Children, 6 and younger, must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.

  • Teen Advisory Board Lock-In


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Public Library Room

    Attention TAB members - join us for a celebration of you and all of your accomplishments in the 2017-2018 school year! Our lock-in will feature games and pizza. Please R.S.V.P. to Lisa at splteen@mcfls.org by Thursday, June 14th. Attendees must have been active TAB members during the 2017-2018 school year in order to participate. 

    If you have questions, please contact 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!

  • Library Closed

  • Tween Coding Club - Ozobots Level 2


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    You've mastered the basics of Ozobots! Now it's time to dive deeper with some new challenges. Attendance is required at all three session (June 11, 18 and 25) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks. Participants must have completed the Ozobots Level 1 workshop at the Shorewood Library during 2017 or 2018.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 29th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

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

  • Terrific Tuesday - School of Rock


    Location: Library/Village Center

  • White Folks: Race and Identity in Rural America


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Meet Timothy J. Lensmire, author of White Folks: Race and Identity in Rural AmericaWhite Folks explores the experiences and stories of eight white people from a small farming community in northern Wisconsin. Dr. Lensmire grew up in this community and creates a generous but clear-eyed portrait of white folks’ conflicting ideas and feelings about race and who they are, as white people, in America.  Dr. Lensmire will read from and sign copies of his book.

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    What does it mean to be white and American? White Folks moves beyond the dominant critical methodologies of examining 'whiteness, ' to conceptualize white people in a way that is unafraid to confront, head on, the violence at the core of white racial selves, but that also that illuminates conflicts and complexities there. The book focuses on the authors' own experience of growing up in a small, rural community in northern Wisconsin, and the stories of people from that community, drawn from a series of in-depth interviews.

    Boswell Book Company will be on hand to sell copies of the books.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Shorewood Public Library, the YWCA Southeast Wisconsin, and the Shorewood School District.

  • 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.

  • 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 Beartown by Fredrik Backman.

    People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today. Their junior ice hockey team is about to compete in the national semifinals, and they actually have a shot at winning. All the hopes and dreams of this place now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys.

    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

  • 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 Level 2


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    You've mastered the basics of Ozobots! Now it's time to dive deeper with some new challenges. Attendance is required at all three session (June 11, 18 and 25) since each week we'll be building upon what we learned in previous weeks. Participants must have completed the Ozobots Level 1 workshop at the Shorewood Library during 2017 or 2018.

    Open to children entering 4th-9th grades. Call to register beginning Tuesday, May 29th at 414-847-2670. Space is limited!

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

  • Terrific Tuesday - Magic of Rick Allen


    Location: Library/Village Center

  • 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.

  • Teen Book Discussion: One of Us Is Lying


    Location: Village Center Conference Room (floor below the library)

    Join us in discussing Karen M. McManus' teen mystery, One of Us Is Lying

    Five teens walk into detention at Bay View High one day, only four walk out alive. Simon was creator of the juicy gossip app, "About That," where he was about to post compromising secrets about his fellow detainees, but he never left detention. Now they are all murder suspects intent on proving their innocence, but clearly one of them has to be lying. Described as a mash-up between an Agatha Christie novel and the 80's film, The Breakfast Club, this novel will be hard to put down.

    Pick up your hard copy at the library starting in June or checkout the e-book/e-audiobook via Libby using your Milwaukee County Library card today!

    Refreshments will be served.

  • 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.

  • Random Fandom Friday


    Location: Village Center Community Room - South

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

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

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