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New Fax Service
Mead Public Library now offers fax service to the public through a myfaxscan.com machine located on the first floor, near the Friends BookStore. The charge to send a fax is $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page. International faxes are $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page. Payment is by debit or credit card.

IT Job Open
Mead Public Library has a job opening for an Information Technology Specialist.  Deadline for submitting application materials is Wednesday, October 14, at
5 p.m. Details on our website.
Volume 24, Number 6
October 2015   
Children's Book Festival Coming!
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. Schedules are also available at Mead Library.
New Chess Program for Kids
We are starting a chess drop-in for learning and playing chess. It's geared toward young people but all ages are welcome. First two sessions will be on Wednesdays, Oct. 28, 3:15 to 5 p.m.; and Nov. 25,
2 to 5 p.m. Thanks to Dr. Angelika Henke for helping to get this program started! 
Movies, Music, and More!
It's here! Try it today! 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 as well as desktop computers.

Look for the link on Mead Library's website and 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.
Up and Coming Events at Mead

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

Sundown Storytime, 30 minutes of fun and learning for kids of all ages and their families.
Thursdays, through Dec. 17 (except Nov. 26), 6:30 pm (special performance on Dec. 3)

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

Chess for Youth drop in for learning and playing chess. Geared toward youth but all ages welcome. Presented by Dr. Angelika Henke.
Wednesdays, Oct. 28, 3:15 to 6 pm and Nov. 25, 2 to 5 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

Dare to Dream Theatre of Manitowoc will perform "Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr." on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 pm. Free tickets are limited and required; pick up tickets beginning at 5:30 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.
Friday, 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
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
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
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

The Book to Art Club
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, Oct. 8 & 22; Nov. 12, 6-7 pm

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

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

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

"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

"Forty Years After the U.S. Secret War in Laos" presented by Xia Vue Yang and sponsored by the Sheboygan Branch of American Association of University Women
Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

"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 library's website calendar for dates and times of programs and enrollment opportunities.

Movies for adults, 1:30 pm
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.)

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. (Make It @ Mead), and the Wisconsin Humanities Council (Wisconsin Women Making History). 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:
Monday-Thursday  9-8   *   Friday & Saturday 9-5    *   Sunday 1-5
Closed Nov. 26 & 27

Thanks to the Friends of Mead Public Library for sponsoring the distribution of this e-newsletter.