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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  • Library Closed

  • Library Closed: Labor Day

  • 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 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North.

    Forced to relive his life over and over again, Harry August receives a message on his eleventh death bed from a little girl who tells him that the world is about to end, and it is up to him to stop it.

    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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  • Registration Begins for Story Time for 3s & 4s

    Story Time for 3s & 4s is for three- and four-year-olds who are not 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 using the form below.

    More Info Registration Required

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SHED Talk: The Future of Milwaukee's Waterways


    Location: Shorewood Village Center

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

    Cheryl will describe long term trends relating to water quality, wildlife, and wildlife habitat along Milwaukee’s Rivers and Lake Michigan, and touch on likely future impacts from climate change and projected development patterns statewide. She will also explore what the future of our waterways could look like under a variety of scenarios that hinge on regional investment in sewage and stormwater infrastructure, including widespread implementation of green infrastructure to improve water quality and minimize flood risk. Bring your own thoughts, questions, and predictions to share.

    ABOUT CHERYL NENN:

    CHeryl Nenn

    For over 14 years Cheryl Nenn has served as the Riverkeeper for Milwaukee Riverkeeper, a science based advocacy organization working for swimmable, fishable rivers throughout the Milwaukee River Basin. As the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Cheryl patrols local waterways, identifies problems in the Milwaukee River Basin, responds to citizen concerns, reviews permits, and helps find collaborative solutions to problems affecting local rivers.

    She oversees the Citizen Based Water Quality Monitoring Program in the Milwaukee River Basin, several advanced monitoring projects (identifying sources of human bacteria, phosphorus, emerging contaminants, and chloride), the Milwaukee Urban Water Trail Project, the Menomonee River Fish Passage Project, and several stream restoration and stormwater demonstration projects in the Milwaukee River Basin.

    Cheryl is on the Advisory Boards for the Milwaukee River Greenway, the Milwaukee Water Commons, the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Environmental Health and Quality program, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Science Professional Masters Program.

    Cheryl has served on the Technical Advisory Committees for SEWRPC’s Regional Water Quality Management Plan and the Milwaukee River Estuary Area of Concern Fish and Wildlife Technical Team. Cheryl is also the Menomonee River Key Initiative Coordinator for the Southeastern Wisconsin Watershed Trust, and serves on the Science and Policy Committees. Cheryl is also on the Board of Directors of Preserve Our Parks, as well as on the Board of Waterkeeper Alliance, an international coalition of 320 Waterkeeper organizations in 34 countries worldwide dedicated to clean water and healthy communities.

    Ms. Nenn holds a M.S. degree in Natural Resource Ecology from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

    With great honor the Shorewood Public Library and the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library welcome Cheryl Nenn to our first SHED Talk series.

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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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  • Digital Downloads 101


    Location: Shorewood Village Center South

    We'll be joining the Senior Resource Center's If It Goes Beep... Class to help you explore the library's downloadable e-reading resources.  Bring your favorite device (e-reader, computer, tablet, or phone) and your active library card, PIN, and the password for your Apple ID or Amazon account, if applicable.    

  • 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!

  • Special Saturday - Music and Movement


    Location: Friends Program Room

    Join a Wisconsin Conservatory of Music educator for a morning of music and movement. Part of our Special Saturday series for families with young children.

  • Milwaukee 53206 Film Screening and Panel Discussion


    Location: Shorewood High School Auditorium

    Shorewood is just minutes away from the most incarcerated, most segregated and one of the poorest zip codes in the nation.  Milwaukee 53206 is an intimate documentary that chronicles the lives of those affected in America’s most infamous ZIP code. Through the intimate stories of three 53206 residents, we witness the high toll mass incarceration takes on individuals and families that make up the community. The film not only examines Milwaukee’s ZIP code 53206, but also illuminates the story of people from across the United States who live with the daily affects of mass incarceration.  The film will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion.

    Please note that this film will be shown at the Shorewood High School Auditorium. This program is free and in collaboration with the Shorewood School District, Kingo Lutheran Church, 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.

  • 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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  • 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 Defending Jacob by William Landay.

    When his 14-year-old son is charged with the murder of a fellow student, assistant district attorney Andy Barber is torn between loyalty and justice as facts come to light that lead him to question how well he knows his own son.

    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 3's & 4's


    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 ​

     

    Registration Required

  • 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!

  • CANCELLED - Teen Advisory Board Meeting


    Location: VIllage Center Conference Room

    This meeting is cancelled! Lisa will reschedule as soon as possible.

    It's time for our first TAB meeting of the year! TAB helps the library plan programs for teens, select materials for the teen collection and members volunteer at library events. If you're in 7th-12th grade, live in Shorewood or go to school in Shorewood and are interested in joining TAB, stop by the Teen Space information board for an application or ask a librarian. 

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

  • 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

  • Women You Should Have Read: Mary Wollstonecraft


    Location: Friends of the Shorewood Library Program Room

    Mary
    Wollstonecraft

    Mary Wollstonecraft's work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, long ago established her as one of the great early feminist thinkers. Dr. Sadler's discussion will focus on several of the key themes of Wollstonecraft's work, particularly her vision for full civilization, her critique of pervasive gender inequalities in education, culture, and personal life, and her conception of virtue and rationality as essential to the humanity of both women and men.  Wollstonecraft's work will also be placed in the larger context of her own times - the late 18th century and the French Revolution - and her own extraordinary life as a self-supporting and unconventional woman author.  We'll also discuss the role, influence, and ups and downs of her work and her example within the feminist movement.

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  • Tweensday!


    Location: Village Center South

    Attention 4th-7th graders - Join us for video games on the big screen, board games and snacks! No registration required. Just drop-in.

    Questions? E-mail 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.

  • 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.

  • 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! 

     

  • Teen Advisory Board Meeting


    Location: Friends of the Library Program Room

    It's time for our first TAB meeting of the year! TAB helps the library plan programs for teens, select materials for the teen collection and members volunteer at library events. If you're in 7th-12th grade, live in Shorewood or go to school in Shorewood and are interested in joining TAB, stop by the Teen Space information board for an application or ask a librarian. 

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.