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Popular Picks Return!
Mead Public Library again is offering Popular Picks, additional copies of popular books and DVDs. These items cannot be reserved or renewed. Come take a look at what you might find- ready to take home right away!

Star Wars Day Nov. 14
The always-popular Star Wars Day event will feature members of a costuming organization. All ages welcome! Take pictures, shake hands, get autographs, on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third floor.
Volume 24, Number 7
November 2015   
New Displays for Music CDs
Thanks to funding from the Mead Public Library Foundation, Mead Library will soon have all of its Music CD Collection in user-friendly drawers. The drawers are easier to pull and many more library users will be able to look at CDs as the same time. The Music CD collection is located on the first floor at the back (south) part of the library.
Make It a DIY Holiday Season
Get ready for the holidays with two special how-to programs in November. Learn to make Thanksgiving and Christmas floral arrangements at a demo by Tina Nohl of the Wreath Factory at Otter Creek, on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.

Marilyn Montemayor will make her favorite Bche de Nol (Yule Log) recipe on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. You will learn tips and tricks for the chocolate cake, white filling, chocolate curls and mushroom meringues.  
Garage Sale Nov. 7
We're having another Garage Sale at Mead Public Library, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library's Rocca Meeting Room, featuring furnishings and other items that are obsolete or no longer needed by Mead Library. Items must be removed by the buyer on the day of the sale.

Sponsored by the Friends of Mead Public Library. Cash/checks only. Proceeds will benefit Mead Public Library. Details at our website.
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 through Dec. 2 (starts at 2 pm on Nov. 25), 3:15-5 pm

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

Lego Club drop-in fun for grades K-6.
Wednesdays, Nov. 4 & Dec. 2, 3:15-4:30 pm

Science-4-Fun, hands-on science for grades 1-6.
Wednesdays, Nov. 11 & Dec. 9, 3:30 pm

Art4Fun for grades 2-6. Learn, create, have fun.
Wednesdays, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16, 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2 to 5 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.," 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.
Fridays, Nov. 20 & Dec. 18, 3-5 pm

International Games Day @ Your Library drop-in gaming for teens
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
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
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
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
Nov. 5:     "My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Dec. 3:     "Homer & Langley: A Novel" by E. L. Doctorow

The AAUW-Sheboygan will sponsor a free program, open to the public,
"Forty Years After the US Secret War in Laos," on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Mead Library's Rocca Meeting Room. It will be presented by Xia Vue Yang, past president of the Hmong Association of Sheboygan and chairman/co-founder of the Lao, Hmong, and American Veterans Memorial.

The Book to Art Club

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, Nov. 12 & Dec. 10, 6-7 pm

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

POV Documentary Series screening followed by discussion. Saturdays, 1 pm
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,
Nov. 5: Holiday cards
Dec. 3: Christmas ornaments

The Loft Knitting Circle open to all levels. Bring a project;
knitting help available.
Saturdays, Nov. 14 & Dec. 12, 1-3 pm

"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

"Rouse Simmons: The Christmas Tree Ship" with Gregory Goodchild, executive director of the Rogers Street Museum Rogers Street Fishing Village of Two Rivers.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1 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
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.)
Dec. 7:       "Pearl Harbor (183 min.)
Dec. 14:     "Don't Look Now" (110 min.)
Dec. 21:     "Vertigo" (128 min.)
Dec. 18:     "Romeo and Juliet" (127 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, and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. (Make It @ Mead and Art4Fun). 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; Dec. 24, 25, 27, 31; Jan. 1

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