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Thanks to Foundation Donors

The Mead Public Library Foundation in 2014 received donations from Debbie and Dave DeAmico, Garrett and Terri Erickson, Dale and Jean Aeder Gort, Lisa and Edward Janairo, Angela Kampmann, Lois Mummer, the Weill Charitable Foundation, Acuity Charitable Foundation and the Hayssen Family Foundation.

In addition, members of the Foundation's Renaissance Society made many substantial donations that are acknowledged on the display on the first floor of the library.

Thank you all for your support!
"Friends" Support
Mead Library
Thank you to the Friends of Mead Public Library for the many donations made to the library in 2014 including funding programming, movie licensing, summer library program incentives and bus rides, children's learning equipment in memory of Sarah Stoll, BookPage subscriptions, books and other materials for the library's collections, promotional items for outreach activities, and display equipment.

Donors to the Friends of Mead Public Library Gift of Reading program were: Lillian Bailey, Jean Bell, James Gross, Anna Howell, Tippy Jung, Catherine Lahm, Shirley Hoye Larsen, Cecelia Mondloch, Rod Prinsen, Janet Ross, Joan French, Carol Grover, Nancy Johnsen, Patricia Mueller, Timothy Van Akkeren, Barbara Voigt, Eileen Mockert, Carol Dussault, Carl Pagel, Geraldine Richter, L. Luann Cleary-Benninghaus, Dodie Kolb, Barbara Jaeger, Donna Mae Ringel, Carl Pagel, John Zehfus, Anne Ibe, and Mary Ellen Petzold.

Other donors to the Friends of Mead Library were: Joyce Pitsch, Terri Lemahieu, Sharon Quicker, Johnny Murphy, Judy Biederwolf, Rod Prinsen, Grace Wirth, Vera Steinhardt, Doris Muesegades, Scelia Aherns and Susan Klein.
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Volume 24, Number 1
January & February 2015     
Mead Awarded 3 Program Grants
Mead Public Library was honored to receive three grants this fall.

Library Director Garrett Erickson and Matt Beinemann, Youth Services librarian, traveled to Lambeau Field on Dec. 4 to accept a check for $2,000 from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The funds will be used to build a media lab in the library.

Mead Library also received two grants from the Kohler Foundation, Inc. One $1,500 grant continues the Kohler Foundation's funding of Mead Library's monthly Art4Fun programs. Art4Fun features a presentation and an art project (top picture below) based on a different theme each month for children in grades 2 to 6.

The second grant, for $2,000, will support the "Make It @ Mead" series of monthly programs (pictured below). This drop-in program for adults offers materials and space to explore and create arts and crafts.

New Book Group to Meet at Urbane
Mead Public Library is offering something new beginning this winter: a social book discussion group that will meet at Urbane Bar & Grill, located at 1231 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan. Sessions are set for the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and no registration is required. The Feb. 3 selection is "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson.

Mead Public Services Manager Melissa Prentice said, "By selecting interesting, contemporary titles and holding the discussion at a well-loved neighborhood bar/restaurant, we hope to engage working adults who may not have the time or interest in attending traditional library book discussion groups. So come grab a drink, discuss books, and meet new people!"

2014 Donations to Mead Library
At the end of each year, Mead Public Library thanks the many people and organizations who have made contributions to the library. This list includes donors from December 2013 through November 2014, not including donations acknowledged previously.

John Hogan and Family for books in memory of Frank Yinko.
Bob and Bonnie Hrgon, Barbara Parnitzke and The Donald and Dawn Belleau Family Trust for books in memory of Dorothy Ducklow.
Susanna Seiberling for books in memory of Bruce Berlowski.
Patricia Lutter in appreciation of Mead volunteers.
William and Judith Busse for children's materials in memory of Bernice Busse.
Wilson Towne for nonfiction library materials.
Alliant Energy Foundation in memory of Walter J. Heinrich.
Mary Lieding in memory of Roger Lieding.
Sheboygan County Area Retired Teachers Association for library items in memory of deceased members.
Ellen Peterson for library materials
Laura Dumovich for children's books in memory of her grandson, Atreyu Vrai Burke.
Sheboygan County Quilters Guild for quilting magazine subscription.
Phyllis Holman, Bernice Zenk, Francine Ehrman, Patricia Lippert, Alice and James Wilsing, Robert and Frances Keller, H.C. Denison Company, Schenk SC, Wendi Ehrman and Berroug Family for library materials in memory of Harold W. Feingold.
Ryan Holzem for books.
Friends and family of Douglas M. Born for books.
Town and Country Garden Club for gardening books and DVDs.
Alice Senty in memory of Theodora Davis.
Gladys Schaefer in memory of Eleanor Schaefer.
Neil and Carol Schwarz for library materials in honor of Rollie and Cheryl Schoenenberger.
Diane Carpenter for library materials in memory of Terry Dunn.


Up and Coming Events at Mead

Monday Movie Matinee - Mondays at 1:30 pm
Jan. 5:     "It's a Gift"
Jan. 12:     "Night of the Hunter"
Jan. 19:     "Wagon Master"
Jan. 26:     "Sullivan's Travels"
Feb. 2:     "Talk of the Town"
Feb. 9:     "The Man Who Would Be King"
Feb. 16:     "Citizen Kane"
Feb. 23:     "You Can't Take It With You"

Download Library E-books Workshop - Tuesday, Jan. 6, 6 pm; Saturday, Jan. 17, 10:30 am; Wednesday, Jan. 21, 10:30 am

Affordable Care Act Info/Enrollment - Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4 & 11, 1-6 pm; Feb. 18 & 25, 1-5 pm; Monday, Jan. 26, 5 to 7 pm

Drop-in Computer Basics - Thursdays, Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 12 & 26, 1 to 2 pm

Book to Art Club - Thursdays, 5:45 pm
Jan. 8:    "The Summer Prince"
Feb. 12: "Eleanor and Park"

The Loft Knitting Circle - Saturdays, Jan. 10 & Feb. 14, 1-3 pm

Spanish-English Conversation Groups - Mondays, Jan. 12 & 26; Feb. 9 & 23, 6 to 7 pm

"Sherlock Holmes at 161" -
Tuesday, Jan. 13 "Seven Percent Solution" film screening, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 20: "Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" film screening, 1:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 24: "Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century" with Ed Christenson, 1:30 pm
Tuesday, Jan. 27: "Without a Clue" film screening, 1:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 31: Book discussion with Merripit House Guests of Sheboygan, 1:30 pm

Fiction Book Discussion Group - With Nanette Bulebosh, Thursdays, 6:30 pm,
Jan. 15:  "Beautiful Ruins"
Feb. 19: "The Taliban Cricket Club"

"Echoes from Our Past: A History of Sheboygan in Five Parts"
Illustrated presentations by Bill Wangemann, Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 pm
Jan. 21: "In the Beginning"
Feb. 18: "The Building Years"

Mead Library Board - Thursdays, Jan. 22 & Feb. 26, 3:45 pm

"Books on Tap" - Book discussion at Urbane Bar and Grill, 1231 N. 8th St., Sheboygan,
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

Wisconsin Maritime Museum Brown Bag - "Shipwrecks and What They Tell Us" with Wendy Lutzke and Sandee O'Connell, Wednesday, Feb. 4, noon

"Make It @ Mead" - Crafts for adults, Thursday, Feb. 5, 5-7:45 pm (featuring custom silhouettes; bring profile photos)

Time to Snowshoe! - How-to and demo with Annie Bahringer, Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 am to noon

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - With Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Feb 10: "Humans of New York"

Library Poetry Circle - With Karl Elder, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 6:15 pm

"How to Get the Lawn You've Always Wanted" - With Steven Specht, Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 am

"The Robot Invasion" - With members of the Sheboygan Astronomical Society, Saturday, Feb. 21, 1:30 pm

"Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region" - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from UW-Madison
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 1:30 pm, activities
Thursday, Feb. 26: 1:30 pm, discussion

Mead Library Cribbage Tournament - Saturday, Feb. 28, begins at 9:30 am. call 459-3400, ext. 3422, to register beginning Feb. 1

Wii Mario Kart Tourney - Wednesday, Jan. 21, 3 to 5 pm

Arduino Drop-in - Fridays, Feb. 6 & 20, 3 to 5 pm

Movie for Teens - "The Fault in Our Stars," Wednesday, Feb. 11, 3 pm

Most adult programs also welcome teens. Call 459-3400, ext. 3422 for information.

Preschool Storytime - Wednesdays, Jan. 7-March 18, 9:30 & 10:30 am

Wii gaming - Wednesdays, Jan. 7 & 28; Feb. 4 & 25, 3:15-5 pm, grades 2-6

LEGO Club - Wednesdays, Jan. 7 & Feb. 4, 3:15-4:30 pm

Sundown Storytime - Thursdays, Jan. 8-April 23, 6:30 pm

Science-4-Fun - With Dr. Angelika Henke of Elementastic Science, Wednesdays, Jan. 14 & Feb. 11, 3:15 pm, grades 1-6

Art4Fun - With artist Mary Tooley, Wednesdays, Jan. 21 & Feb. 18, 3:30 pm, grades 2-6

Happy Birthday, Henrietta - Bingo and cupcakes, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2 to 3 pm

Little Listeners - Thursdays, Feb. 5-April 23, 9:30 & 10:30 am

"Frozen" Princess Party - Craft, movie and ice cream for ages 4-11, Saturday, Feb. 14,
2-3:15 pm, preregistration required

Persons with disabilities who need other accommodations should e-mail to meadweb@meadpl.org at least 7 days in advance. Mead Library may take photographs and video at programs. Notify a staff member if you do not want to participate. Library programs are free to the public, funded by the library's Everhard-Forrer Fund, the Mead Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of Mead Public Library.

Regular Library Hours -
Mon. - Thurs. 9-8   *   Friday & Saturday 9-5   *   Sunday 1-5