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First Floor Project Continues
Mead Library's first floor remodeling project will continue this summer as the Customer Service Desk is moved to the center of the floor to improve opportunities to assist library patrons.

New furniture is coming to the social seating area, which is already proving to be a popular place to use the library's WiFi service.
Large Print books were relocated temporarily to behind Fiction books, but will be moved back to a more central location soon.

Summer Program Donors
Many thanks to the generous donors who support our Summer Library Program for children and teens: ACUITY Charitable Fund; Automation Products; Cold Stone Creamery; Cousins Subs; Culver's of Sheboygan; Friends of Mead Public Library; The GameBoard LLC; Mead Public Library Foundation; nest; Pizza Hut-W.H.G.; Sheboygan A's Baseball Team; Sheboygan Pizza Ranch; Sheboygan Service Foundation; Sherry Smith; Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Wisconsin Maritime Museum; Wolf's Cycling and Fitness.
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Volume 24, Number 4
July & August 2015     
Online Music Service for Mead Cardholders
Mead Library cardholders now have free access online to over 9 million songs by thousands of artists through the Freegal Music Service.

Registered Mead Library cardholders can download three Freegal Music songs in MP3 format each week and also may stream up to three hours of ad-free music per day. To access Freegal, log in with your card number and PIN.

The Freegal Music Service also has popular music videos for download. (Videos count as two downloads for the weekly allotment.)
There is no software to download. There also are no digital rights management restrictions (which means they can be transferred to any computer or MP3 player or burned to a CD, within copyright law). The Freegal Music Service also has free mobile apps for cardholders available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

You may search for music by genre, artist, song titles, albums, or a combination. The Freegal homepage lists top albums and singles and featured artists and composers, plus new releases.

 

Friends to Hold Summer Sale
The Friends of Mead Public Library will hold their annual summer Giant Book Sale in the Rocca Meeting Room on Thursday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale will feature items that are suitable to be given as gifts plus a huge selection of cookbooks covering all categories of cooking; graphic novels, children's books, art books, antique and collectible books; DVDs, music CDs, and books on CD.

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Teens and their families enjoyed games, food and prizes at the annual kick-off carnival for the ACUITY Cool Picks summer reading program for teens held June 16 at ACUITY headquarters.

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Library Board Re-elects Officers

At its May 28 meeting, members of the Mead Public Library Board re-elected Maeve Quinn as president and Henry Nelson as vice president.
 
After her re-election as president, Quinn made the following committee assignments (chairman listed first): Finance Committee, Dirk Zylman, Darryl Carlson, Dolcye Johnson, Nelson, and Quinn; Human Resources Committee, Nelson, Kathie Norman, Quinn, Nancy Mannchen; Information Technology Committee, Norman, Chris Campe, Dave Hoffman, Zylman.
Martha Wortche, a member of the board since 2007, has resigned.

Zylman will continue as finance officer for the Library Board, and Norman and Quinn will continue to represent the Library Board on the Mead Public Library Foundation Board of Directors. Nelson will continue as representative to the Eastern Shores Library System Board.

Up and Coming Events at Mead

Adults
Wednesdays through Aug. 26, 1 to 5 pm,
Affordable Care Act Info/Enrollment

Mondays through Aug. 10, 1-1:45 pm and Friday, Aug. 14, 8-8:45 am at King Park
Intro to Tai Chi (any skill level), instructor Evelyn Prevenas

Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 pm
"Hail of Fire" author Randy Fritz speaking about the aftermath of the worst wildfire in modern Texas history

Tuesdays, July 7 & Aug. 4, 6 pm
Books on Tap social book discussion at Urbane, 1231 N. 8 St.
July 7: "Girl With All the Gifts"
Aug. 4: "Girl on the Train"

Tuesday, July 14, 5:30pm
"The Sound Swing" with Pine Hills asst. golf pro Max Van Veghel in a demo/critique. Bring an iron or metal/hybrid!

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 3 pm
"Back from the Brink: Whooping Crane Conservation" with the International Crane Foundation

Children
Tuesdays through July 28, 9:30 & 10:30 am
Summer Storytimes for kids of all ages

Monday Movies through Aug. 10, 10 am & 1 pm
July 6:   "Box Trolls"
July 13: "Dolphin Tale 2"
July 20: "Penguins of Madagascar"
July 27: "Annie"
Aug. 3:  "Book of Life"
Aug. 10: "Big Hero 6"

Thursdays through Aug. 13, 10 am to noon
Drop-in Wii gaming for grades 2-6

Wednesday, July 8, 9 am-3pm
Drop-in craft, third floor children's room

Wednesday, July 15, 10-11 am;
Thursday, July 16, 6-7 pm
"Froggy" character visit drop-in

Thursday, July 23, 10, 10:45 & 11:30 am
Kids K-5, be a chef with Marilyn Montemayor! Fun Finger Foods for kids (free tickets needed)

Wednesday, July 29, 10 am & 1 pm
Entertaining, interactive music program with Judy Stock (free tickets needed)

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1:30 pm
Hands-on learning about endangered species with the International Crane Foundation

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10-11 am;
Thursday, Aug. 13, 6-7 pm
"Ladybug Girl" character visit drop-in

Teens
Gaming on Thursdays, 2 pm
July 2:    Open Wii Gaming
July 9:    Super Smash Bros. Tourney
July 23:    Gaming with The GameBoard
July 30:    Mario Party Wii
Aug. 13:    "You Don't Know Jack" Trivia Tourney

Thursdays, June 18, July 16, Aug. 6, 2 pm
Learn to code or use an Arduino to make interactive projects

Most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 14, 2 pm
(11 am on July 7 & 21, Aug. 11; 1:30 pm on July 24)
Free movies for teens (call 459-3400 x3440 or check website for titles)

Fun for All Ages
Thursday, July 16, 9-8 pm; Friday, July 17, 9-5 pm; Saturday, July 18, 9 am-1 pm
Friends of Mead Library Giant Used Book Sale

Friday, July 17, at Vollrath Park
"Stars in Our Eyes.... An Evening of Stargazing"
6 pm      Food trucks onsite
7:30 pm NASA display from Spaceport Sheboygan
8:30 pm film screening "Apollo 13"
9 pm.     night sky watching with Sheboygan Astronomical Society

Tuesday, July 21, 4 pm
"Discovering Austen" one-woman play about Jane Austen performed by Kristin Hammargren (outdoors, weather permitting)

Thursday, July 30, 2 pm, repeated at 6 pm
"Nature's Cuisine: Wild Edibles" with Jackie Scharfenberg, forest naturalist at Kettle Moraine State Forest

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 & 16
"Chalk It Up" hosted by Mead Library and Sheboygan Visual Artists. More information coming!


Thursday Nights!
The Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series will be held downtown on Thursdays through Sept. 3 (except July 16)

Thursdays through Sept. 3, 4-7 pm
Drop-in activity for kids

July 2, 5-7 pm
Patriotic Paper Wreath drop-in craft (adults, teens, kids with adults)

July 9, 4:30-7:30 pm
Paper Bead Jewelry craft drop-in (adults, teens, kids with adults)

July 23, 4-7 pm
Garden Size Games (chess, Jenga, Connect 4)

Aug. 6, 5:30 pm
Go Kart Racing Explained (teens and adults)

Aug. 13, 4-7 pm
Coloring: Not Just for Kids!

Aug. 20, 5:30-6:30 pm
Spinning Wheel Demonstration

Aug. 27, 4:30-7:30 pm
Paper Luminaries and Tin Can Lanterns drop-in craft (adults, teens, kids with adults)

Sept. 3, 5-7 pm
Learn to use TinkerCad to design a 3D print
(adults, teens, kids with adults)

Celebrate Lake Michigan
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6:30 pm
Learn about the history of Kohler-Andrae State Park with Jim Mohr, avid and long-time park supporter

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10:30 am
"What's Afloat in a Great Lakes Boat?" interactive program about freighters with Wendy Lutzke of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (all ages)

Thursday, Aug. 13, 10:30 am
"Get to Know the Great Lakes" interactive journey about the physical and biological aspects of the lakes with fisheries specialist Titus Seilheimer (all ages)

Thursday, Aug. 13, 1:30 pm
"Kayaking Lake Michigan" with Douglas Deer of Ecology Outfitters

Friday, Aug. 14, 1-2:30 pm
"Sand Sculpting Splash" at General King Park Beach. Create sand sculptures (all ages, kids must be with an adult, bring tools, cancelled if inclement weather)

Friday, Aug. 14, 8 pm
Great Lake Story Tellers and campfire at General King Park (for adults, in shelter if inclement weather)
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 Mead Public Library Foundation, and the Friends of Mead Public Library. The Jane Austen program is funded by the Kohler Foundation Inc.

Summer Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 9-5   *   Tues. & Thurs. 9-8    *  Sat. 9-1
Closed July 3-5