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

  • Library Closed Independence Day

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coding Club: Arduino basics


    Location: Friend's Program Room

    Are you interested in learning more about Arduinos? Join us in exploring Arduino basics by building a simple synthesizer. Once your synthesizer is complete, you'll have an opportunity to work on a self-directed project.

    Registration is required and open to anyone entering 7th-12th grades in the fall. This class is cumulative, so we ask that you only sign up if you're able to attend all 3 sessions since space and materials are limited. Register by calling 414-847-2670 beginning Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

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

     

  • Terrific Tuesday - Stories, Puppets, & Songs with Kathy Luck


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Storyteller Kathy Luck treats us to silly stories, songs, and jokes with the help of her puppet friends. Get ready for lots of giggles and grins.

  • Boogie Bash Dance Party


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Time to put on your dancing shoes and get those toes tapping. It's a dance party for kids, ages 1 - 5 years.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. 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.

  • Library Board Meeting


    Location: Friends' Program Room

    Monthly Meeting of Library Board of Trustees

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  • 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 Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

    Enduring a hardscrabble existence as the children of alcoholic and absent parents, four siblings from a coastal Mississippi town prepare their meager stores for the arrival of Hurricane Katrina while struggling with such challenges as a teen pregnancy and a dying litter of prize pups.

    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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  • 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.

  • Tabletop and Role Playing Game Day


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    Join us for games and snacks! We'll have several tabletop games available for you to play with your friends including, competitive games like Settlers of Catan and cooperative games like Zombicide,. We'll also have a volunteer running a Dungeon Crawl Classics module with pre-rolled characters (no previous role playing experience necessary - if you're interested, join us!)

    This event is for those entering 7th-12th grade in the fall.

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

  • 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 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 Chapter 5, "Fear of a Black President," a version of which was published in The Atlantic in September 2012. You can find it online here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/09/fear-of-a-black-president/309064/

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

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  • Library Closed

  • Coding Club: Arduino basics


    Location: Friend's Program Room

    Are you interested in learning more about Arduinos? Join us in exploring Arduino basics by building a simple synthesizer. Once your synthesizer is complete, you'll have an opportunity to work on a self-directed project.

    Registration is required and open to anyone entering 7th-12th grades in the fall. This class is cumulative, so we ask that you only sign up if you're able to attend all 3 sessions since space and materials are limited. Register by calling 414-847-2670 beginning Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

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

     

  • Terrific Tuesday - African Dance & Drumming


    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.

  • 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 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

    Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. That, combined with her unusual appearance (scarred cheek, tendency to wear the same clothes year in, year out), means that Eleanor has become a creature of habit (to say the least) and a bit of a loner. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy. But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kind of friends who rescue each other from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.

    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!

  • Thomas Frank Author Visit


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    Meet Thomas Frank, author of Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.  Frank is a political analyst, historian, author, and journalist who will read from Rendezvous from Oblivion, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of his book.

    ABOUT RENDEZVOUS WITH OBLIVION: REPORTS FROM A SINKING SOCIETY

    Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining how inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel—and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the presidential campaign of a billionaire who meant them no good.

    These accounts of folly and exploitation are here brought together in a single volume unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where every status signifier is hollow, where the allure of mobility is just another con game, and where rebellion too often yields nothing.

    For those who despair of the future of our country and of reason itself, Rendezvous with Oblivion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and moral outrage.

    ABOUT THOMAS FRANK

    Thomas Frank is the author of Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the PeoplePity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the RightThe Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule, and What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America.  A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for The Guardian. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

    This event is co-sponsored with Boswell Book Company.  A representative from Boswell's will be on hand to sell copies of Mr. Frank's books. 

    More Info

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Coding Club: Arduino basics


    Location: Friend's Program Room

    Are you interested in learning more about Arduinos? Join us in exploring Arduino basics by building a simple synthesizer. Once your synthesizer is complete, you'll have an opportunity to work on a self-directed project.

    Registration is required and open to anyone entering 7th-12th grades in the fall. This class is cumulative, so we ask that you only sign up if you're able to attend all 3 sessions since space and materials are limited. Register by calling 414-847-2670 beginning Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

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

     

  • Terrific Tuesday - Mad Science Rocks Sound


    Location: Library/Village Center


    Sounds Like Science!
    Make waves and make some noise in this fun and funk y show that explores the science behind sound! We will create a crazy cacophony with a garbage can, a
    swinging sound tube and a metal pipe! Children will cheer as pickles glow and potatoes pop! There is even a kid-created thunder storm!
     

  • 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.

  • Summer Celebration


    Location: Library/Village Center

    Join us for a Summer Celebration of community. Enjoy free sundaes, trolley tours, music of Frogwater, the Brewers' Famous Racing Sausages, balloons, games, face painting and more.

  • 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

  • Library Closed

  • Teen Book Discussion: Strange the Dreamer


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Join us for a discussion of the first installment of Laini Taylor's new fantasy series, Strange the Dreamer.  

    Lazlo Strange, a war orphan and junior librarian, lives in a world where the dream chooses the dreamer and his dreams are filled with visions of the lost city of Weep. He's always worried that his dreams chose poorly since he is not bold enough to seek the city out alone. However, his opportunity to pursue his dreams arrives in the form of the Godslayer and his band of legendary warriors. Will Lazlo find the answers he seeks? Who did the Godslayer slay to earn him that title? And who is the blue skinned goddess that appears in Lazlo's dream?

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

    Refreshments will be served.