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3920 North Murray Avenue
Shorewood, Wisconsin


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  • 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

  • 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.


    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.