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E-Newsletter to be Monthly
Beginning with this issue, Mead Library's Footnotes e-newsletter will be sent to subscribers every month, so that subscribers may get the latest information on any changes or additions to the schedule of programs as well as news about the library.

The paper version will be mailed quarterly.

Digital Media Lab Coming
Watch for the debut of our digital media lab spaces this fall. We'll offer access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite including Photoshop, music/video editing software, digitization equipment and software for VHS, vinyl and audiocassettes, plus cameras, some musical instruments, digital drawing palettes, and tablet computers.

Also coming soon: a music editing and recording studio.

This program was funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act, and also with a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.
Volume 24, Number 5
September 2015   
New App Offers Movies,
Music, and More
Coming this fall! Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, e-books, comics, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks, television shows, and more, hoopla is a new digital service for Mead Library cardholders. From Hollywood blockbusters to best-selling artists and authors - hoopla offers not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well. All content is viewable through the hoopla app for Android, Apple iOS, and Kindle Fire tablets and mobile devices.

Look for a link on Mead Library's website this fall to sign up for hoopla. Hoopla joins other digital services already available to Mead cardholders including the streaming music service, Freegal; Zinio magazines and digital audiobooks and audiobooks and e-books from OverDrive.
First Floor Renovation Close to Completion
The changes to the layout of Mead Library's first floor are nearly complete. Many patrons have already commented on the new seating area with large windows facing 8th Street (and new furnishings still to come). Greater visibility for the Friends of Mead Public Library BookStore near the library entrance has already increased sales and there's a new "honor system" for paying when a Friends member is not in the store.

The Large Print Books are now in a permanent, more central location, while the relocation of the service desk to the middle of the room will improve opportunities to assist library patrons. In fall, look for new display units for music CDs, which also have been relabeled for easier browsing. Thank you to the Mead Public Library Foundation for funding the first floor renovation project.

New Foundation Board Member
John H. Schroeder was appointed to the Mead Public Library Foundation Board earlier this year. Schroeder was a professor in the Department of History at UWM from 1970 until he retired in 2012. He also served as Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 1985 to 1990 and as Chancellor of UWM from 1990 to 1998.

Schroeder graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and received his doctorate in American History from the University of Virginia.

His field of expertise is 19th century American history, particularly American Naval History. He has written five books on American history, most recently "The Battle of Lake Champlain: A 'Brilliant and Extraordinary Victory.'"

"I was delighted to be asked to join the Foundation Board because Mead Public Library is a vibrant and vital institution," Schroeder said. "The Foundation plays an important role in supporting the library. As a historian, I spend a lot of time in libraries, and the employees at Mead are very competent."
Up and Coming Events at Mead

Preschool Storytime, a 30-minute early literacy storytime for children age 3-5.
Wednesdays, Sept 9-Dec. 16 (except Nov. 4), 9:30 & 10:30 am

Meet the Chief: Storytime with Fire Chief Romas, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 3:30 pm

Sundown Storytime, 30 minutes of fun and learning for kids of all ages and their families.
Thursdays, Sept. 24-Dec. 17 (except Nov. 26), 6:30 pm

Wii Gaming Drop-in for grades 2-6.
Wednesdays, Sept. 30-Dec. 2 (2 pm on Nov. 25), 3:15-5 pm

Little Listeners, a 30-minute early literacy storytime for 2-year-olds.
Thursdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 19, 9:30 & 10:30 am

Lego Club drop-in fun for grades K-6.
Wednesdays, Oct. 7 & Nov. 4, 3:15-4:30 pm

Science-4-Fun, hands-on science for grades 1-6.
Wednesdays, Oct. 14 & Nov. 11, 3:30 pm

Art4Fun for grades 2-6. Learn, create, have fun.
Wednesdays, Oct. 21 & Nov. 18, 3:30 pm

Movie, "Home" (94 min., PG), Friday, Oct. 30, 10 am & 1 pm

"Star Wars" Day, drop-in to meet and greet all your favorite movie characters.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 1-3 pm

International Games Day @ Your Library, drop-in fun with The GameBoard.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 1-3 pm

Friends of Mead Library Big Bargain Book Sale
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, 9 am-5 pm

Friends of Mead Library Garage Sale
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 am-3 pm

Friends of Mead Library Holiday Book Sale
Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 am-8 pm; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21,
9 am-5 pm

Learn to use an Arduino microprocessor.
Fridays, Sept. 25 & Oct. 23, 3-5 pm

Teen Read Week Events:

Movie, "The Maze Runner" (113 min., PG-13)
    Tuesday, Oct. 20, 3:30 pm
Mario Kart Wii U Tournament
    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 3 pm
Movie, "Insurgent" (119 min., PG-13)
    Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:30 pm

International Games Day @ Your Library drop-in gaming
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 pm

For adults; no registration required. Pick up a copy of the book at the second floor service desk one month before the discussion or reserve/purchase it yourself.

Books on Tap at Urbane Bar & Grill,
1231 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, Tuesdays, 6 pm
Sept. 1:    "The Narrow Road to the Deep North" by Richard Flanagan
Oct. 6:      "Euphoria" by Lily King
Nov. 3:     "The Bone Clocks" by David Mitchell
Dec. 1:     "Elizabeth Is Missing" by Emma Healey

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - With Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Sept. 8:     "Shakespeare Saved My Life" by Laura Bates
Oct. 13:     "The Last Battle" by Stephen Harding
Nov. 10:     "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson
Dec. 8:       "Stiff" by Mary Roach

Fiction Book Discussion Group - With Kim Dalhaimer, Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Sept. 17:    "Morte D'Urban" by J. F. Powers
Oct. 15       "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
Nov. 19:     "Pale Fire" by Vladimir Nabokov
Dec. 17:     "The Heart of the Matter" by Graham Greene

Book Discussion Group - With Joe Milicia, Thursdays, 2 pm
Oct. 1:     "God Help the Child" by Toni Morrison
Nov. 5:     "My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Dec. 3:     "Homer & Langley: A Novel" by E. L. Doctorow

Design a 3-D print (all ages),
Thursday, Sept. 3, 5-7 pm

The Book to Art Club

Sept. 8:     Library Night in the ARTery, at the JMKAC ARTery, 5:30-7:30pm
Sept. 10:   "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, Mead Loft, 6-7:30pm
Oct. 1:       Art Topics featuring Spirit Photography, JMKAC ARTery, 5:30-7pm
Oct. 13:     "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs, with curated exhibit  tour, at JMKAC ARTery, 6-7:45pm
Nov. 12:     "The Furies" by Natalie Haynes, Mead Loft, 6-7:30pm
Dec. 10:     "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson, Mead Loft, 6-7:30pm

Spanish-English Conversation Groups
Improve your fluency in either language by participating/conversing in
English and Spanish.
Thursdays, Sept. 10 & 24; Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 12, 6-7 pm

"Saving Your Seeds: How to Get Started" with Christy Marsden, UW-Extension Horticulture Educator in Rock County. Two identical programs. Saturday, Sept. 12, 11 am & 1 pm

Poetry Circle with Karl Elder. Bring along poetry to read and discuss.
Wednesdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 6:15-8 pm

Computer Basics offers help with word processing, e-mail , Internet and more.
Thursdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 8 & 15; Nov. 12 & 19; 1-2 pm

POV Documentary Series screening followed by discussion. Saturdays, 1 pm
Sept. 19:  "Brooklyn Castle"
Oct. 3:      "Dance for Me"
Nov. 21:    "Guilty Pleasures"
Dec. 5:      "Tea Time"    

100 Thousand Poets for Change, held at Deland Home Park, 1107 N. 4th St., Open mic poetry and music, drum circle. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2-6 pm

"Make It @ Mead" drop-in event for adults, teens, older kids with an adult to help.
Thursdays, 5-7:30 pm,
Oct. 1: Wrap bracelet
Nov. 5: Holiday cards
Dec. 3: Christmas ornaments

The Loft Knitting Circle open to all levels. Bring a project;
knitting help available.
Saturdays, Oct. 10 & Nov. 14, 1-3 pm

"Wisconsin Women Making History"
film series followed by discussion led by
UW-Sheboygan faculty. Saturdays, 1 pm
Oct. 17: "Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams" with Valerie Murrenus Pilmaier
Oct. 24: "Wisconsin Nazi Resistance: Mildred Fish Harnack" with Ann Mattis
Oct. 31: "Emma Toft: One with Nature" with Sam Watson

"Seasonal Floral Arrangements" demo with Tina Nohl from the Wreath Factory at Otter Creek. Thursday, Nov. 12, 1 pm

"Buche de Noel for the Holidays" demo and tasting with Marilyn Montemayor.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 1:30 pm

Adults can learn about health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Check the website calendar for dates and times of programs and enrollment opportunities.

Movies for adults, 1:30 pm
Sept. 14:     "North by Northwest" (136 min.)
Sept. 21:     "Northwest Passage" (125 min.)
Sept. 28:     "Island in the Sky" (108 min.)
Oct. 5:         "Arsenic and Old Lace" (118 min.)
Oct. 12:      "Twelve Angry Men" (95 min.)
Oct. 19:      "Harvey" (104 min.)
Oct. 26:      "A Little Romance" (104 min.)
Nov. 2:       "Up Periscope" (111 min.)
Nov. 9:       "The Sting" (129 min.)
Nov. 16:     "Death on the Nile" (140 min.)
Nov. 23:     "Man Who Came to Dinner" (112 min.)
Nov. 30:     "Crossing Delancey (97 min.)


The Sheboygan Children's Book Festival is a free public celebration featuring authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Events are scheduled for Oct. 9 to 11 at Mead Public Library, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and Bookworm Gardens. Check the festival website for more information.

No registration needed for our programs. All of our events are free, thanks to funding from the Friends of Mead Public Library, the Mead Public Library Foundation, the Kohler Foundation, Inc., and the Wisconsin Humanities Council. To request ADA accommodations, email to: meadweb@meadpl.org at least a week in advance. Mead Library may take photographs and video at programs. Notify a staff member if you do not want to participate.

Regular Hours Begin Sept. 8:
Monday-Thursday  9-8   *   Friday & Saturday 9-5    *  Sunday 1-5 (Oct. through April)
Closed Sept. 7, Nov. 26 & 27