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Two Board Members Leave
Martha Wortche, a member of the Mead Public Library Board since 2007, retired from that position after her term ended earlier in 2015. She had served on the board's Human Resources Committee.

Alderman Darryl Carlson, who has served on the Library Board as representative of the Sheboygan Common Council since 2012, resigned in October as a Library Board member. He served on the Board's Finance Committee.

Library Staff Retirements
Best wishes for a long and fulfilling retirement to two Mead Public Library staff members.

Dale Gort, joined Mead Library in January 2007 as Information Technology specialist, coming from a position in the Manitowoc Public Library.

Pat Mueller, who has been administrative assistant to the library director and also volunteer coordinator since January 2012, also will retire. She plans lots of travel throughout the United States.

Volume 24, Number 8
December 2015   
Coffee Vending Added on First Floor
We've added a coffee vending machine in our cafe seating area that faces the windows on 8th Street. Coffee, espresso and hot cocoa too! Now you can enjoy a hot drink while you relax in Jerry Black's cafe. Check it out next time you're at Mead.
Info Helps to Keep Kids Safe
Thank you to Kohl's Cares and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for providing the kiosk and iPads here at Mead for children to use to learn ways to stay safe. Check it out in the third floor Landwehr Children's Library Center and learn more about the "Keep Spriggy Safe" app at KohlsSafeand
Healthy.com. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl's Cares share the mission of keeping kids in our community safe, healthy and injury free. The Kohl's Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program provides a trusted educational resource for safety in the home, outdoors and on the go. 
Thanks to Donors to Library
At the end of each year, Mead Public Library thanks the many people and organizations who have made contributions to the library. These lists include donors from the past 12 months, not including donations acknowledged previously in Footnotes.

Donors to Mead Public Library are: Sheboygan County Quilters' Guild; David and Cheri Smith in memory of Elaine Holman; Mike and Ginny Mikkelson; Sheboygan County Area Retired Teachers Association in memory of deceased members; Mark Zehfus in memory of Jack Lewis; P.E.O. Sisters; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zimmermann, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schaller, Mr. and Mrs. James Liebham, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morrelle, Kathy Siminow, David Leffin, all in honor of Sharon Mueller's birthday; Cherie Rousee, Danny and Diane Conkin, Fred and Laurie Werner, Lenny and Linda Melanz, Marge Jehle, David and Kathleen Donlon, all in memory of Dolores Donlon; Focus on Energy.

The Mead Public Library Foundation received donations from: Don Mattox and family in memory of Eileen Mattox; Lorraine Bauer, Mr. & Mrs. Randall Engen, Elizabeth Fuerst, Dr. and Mrs. John Hermann, James and Alice Hirt, Catherine Pauly, Mary and Dan Rath, and Yasira Yessin, all in memory of Charlotte Myers; Lisa Clark in honor of Maeve Quinn; Tom and Roberta Filicky-Peneski in memory of Nancy Lewis; John Burr; Mary Ann Lutzen; Lois Mummer; Kay Nemschoff; Darren Opel; Geraldine Richter Estate and Alex Wojcechowskyj. In addition, members of the Foundation's Renaissance Society made many donations that are acknowledged on the display on the first floor of the library.

The Friends of Mead Public Library received donations from: Keith & April Wetherell in memory of William Altman; Jennie Andreasen, Norma Beyer, Judy Biederwolf, Judith Born, Barbara Cole, Lucille DallaValle, Susan Giles, Jean Grade, Dolores Hilpertshauser, Kathleen Hofschield, Anna Howell, Margaret Jagler, Nancy Johnsen, Dolcye Johnson, Darlene Kolb, Constance Linde, Sandy Loth, Nancy Mannchen, Karin Menzer, Lynne Miller, Patricia Mueller, Mary Ann Neuses, Sharon Quicker, Donna Mae Ringel, Chris Roenitz, Mary Towne, Janet Ross, Carol Shaffer, Angela Sutkiewicz, Judy Van Calligan, David Weinhold, Fred Zimmerer, Thomas Zirbes, and Dirk Zylman, all in memory of Nancy Lewis; Anna Howell and Michael Larson, in memory of Betsy Michael; P.E.O. Sisters in memory of Josephine Wheaton; Barbara  Jaeger; Susan Klein; Charlotte Meyers Memorial Fund; Rod Prinsen; Randy Ragaisis; Carol Shaffer; Dorothy Simon Trust; Chad Stauber Soik; Vera Steinhardt; Keith & April Wetherell; and Bernice Zenk.

Donors to the Friends' Gift of Reading Program are: Lillian Bailey, Jean Bell, Lu Ann Benninghaus, Judith Biederwolf, Kathleen Blaser, Mary Lynn Donohue, Carol Dussault, Joan French, Marjorie Giesen, Rosemary Goltry, James Gross, Bruce & Carol Grover, Dolores Hilpertshauser, Anna Howell, Ann Ibe, Barbara Jaeger, Nancy Johnsen, Eleanor Jung, Laura Klemm, Catherine Lahm, Shirley Larsen, Nancy Lewis, Eileen Mockert, Cecelia Mondloch, Pat Mueller, Lucille and Carl Pagel, Mary Ellen Petzold, Rod Prinsen, Donna Mae Ringel, Janet Ross, Rotary International Sheboygan West, Virginia Stetson, Doris Wyckoff, and John Zehfus.

Up and Coming Events at Mead

Preschool Storytime, a 30-minute early literacy storytime for children age 3-5
Wednesdays, Dec. 2-16 & Jan. 6-May 18, 9:30 & 10:30 am

Wii Gaming Drop-in for grades 2-6
Wednesdays, Dec. 2, Jan. 6 & 27, Feb. 3 & 24, 3:15-5 pm

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

"Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR" live performance by Dare to Dream Theatre of Manitowoc
(free tickets at 5:30 pm; seating limited)
Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 pm

Drop-in Holiday Craft for Kids
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9 am-5 pm

Science-4-Fun, hands-on science for grades 1-6
Wednesdays, Dec. 9, Jan. 13 & Feb. 10, 3:30 pm

Sundown Storytime, 30 minutes of fun and learning for kids of all ages and their families
Thursdays, Dec. 10 & 17, Jan. 7-April 28, 6:30 pm

Art4Fun for grades 2-6. Learn, create, have fun
Wednesdays, Dec. 16, Jan. 20 & Feb. 17, 3:30 pm

Read to "Faith" the Therapy Dog
Mondays, Jan. 11 & Feb. 8, 6-7 pm

"Happy Birthday, Henrietta" BINGO with prizes and a treat, age 4-up, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2 pm

Chess for Youth instruction for all ages
Wednesdays, Jan. 27 & Feb. 24, 3:30 pm

Little Listeners, 20-minute early literacy storytime, age 2-up
Thursdays, Feb. 4-April 28, 9:30 & 10:30 am

Princess & Pirate Party
Craft, ice cream treat and sing-along for ages 4-11 (dress up if you'd like) Preregistration required; 459-3400, x 3404, beginning Feb. 3
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 pm

Learn to use an Arduino microprocessor
to make interactive projects, 3D printer demo
Fridays, Dec. 18, Jan. 22 & Feb. 19, 3-5 pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tournament
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2:30-5 pm

"Maze Runner: Scorch Trials" movie
Monday, Feb. 15, 2 pm

For adults; no registration required. Pick up a copy of the book or reserve/purchase it yourself.

Books on Tap at Urbane Bar & Grill,
1231 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, Tuesdays, 6 pm
Dec. 1: "Elizabeth Is Missing" by Emma Healey
Feb. 2: "Provence, 1970: M.F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste" by Luke Barr

Book Discussion Group - With Joe Milicia, Thursday, 2 pm
Dec. 3: "Homer & Langley: A Novel" by E. L. Doctorow

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - With Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Dec. 8: "Stiff" by Mary Roach
Jan. 12: "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down" by Anne Fadiman
Feb. 9: "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande

Fiction Book Discussion Group - With Kim Dalhaimer, Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Dec. 17: "The Heart of the Matter" by Graham Greene
Jan. 21: "Green Road" by Anne Enright
Feb. 18: "Under the Volcano" by Malcolm Lowry

"Make It @ Mead" drop-in event for adults, teens, older kids with adults, supplies provided
Thursdays, 5-7:30 pm,
Dec. 3:    Christmas ornaments
Feb. 4:    Knitting on a knitting loom

POV Documentary Series
Saturday, Dec. 5, 1 pm: "Tea Time"    

"Rouse Simmons: The Christmas Tree Ship"
presented by Gregory Goodchild, executive director of the Rogers Street Museum, Two Rivers
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1 pm

The Book to Art Club
Explore literature through discussion and hands-on
creative projects (supplies provided)
Thursdays, 6 pm
Dec. 10:     "I'll Give You the Sun" by Jandy Nelson
Jan. 14:    "Hogfather" by Terry Pratchett
Feb. 11:    "Unfathomable City" by Rebecca Snedeker and Rebecca Solnit

Spanish-English Conversation Groups
Improve your fluency in either language; participate/converse in English and Spanish.
Thursdays, Dec. 10, Jan. 14 & 28, Feb. 11 & 25, 6-7 pm

The Loft Knitting Circle open to all levels. Bring a project; knitting help available.
Saturdays, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, 1-3 pm

Poetry Circle with Karl Elder. Bring along poetry to read and discuss.
Wednesdays, Dec. 16 & Feb. 17, 6:15-8 pm

Discover and Download Mead E-content
Tuesday, Jan. 12 & Saturday, Jan. 16, 10:30 am
    (Overdrive for books, audiobooks, magazines)
Tuesday, Feb. 2 & Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 am
    (Hoopla for movies, music, comics, books, audiobooks)
Tuesday, Feb. 23 & Saturday, Feb. 27, 10:30 am
    (Freegal music and Zinio magazines)

Computer Basics offers help with word processing, e-mail , Internet and more.
Thursdays, Jan. 14 & 21, Feb. 11 & 18; 1-2 pm

Mead's 2nd Annual Cribbage Tournament
Two-handed games, round-robin format (approximately 9 games).
Prizes to top 2 finishers. Preregistration required;
call 459-3400, x 3422, beginning Jan. 4 (ending Jan. 21).
Saturday, Jan. 23, 9:30 am

"A Glimpse of France"
Learn about French culture through music, film and sightseeing with Debbie Desmoulin.
Fourth Tuesdays, Jan-April, 6:30 pm
Jan. 26:    Who Are the French?
Feb. 23:    Bienvenue to the Francophone World of Song and Dance

"Cheeseheads: The Documentary"
Sunday, Jan. 31 Sheboygan premiere
2 pm: Screening at Stefanie H. Weill Center
4:30 pm: After-party with director John Mitchell at Mead Library

Introduction to Watercolor
Hands-on concepts and techniques presented by Dionne Landgraf, assoc. professor of art at Silver Lake College. All supplies provided. Preregistration required; 459-3400, x 3422, beginning Jan. 11
Sundays, Feb. 14, 21 & 28, 1:30-3:30 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
Dec. 7: "Pearl Harbor" (183 min)
Dec. 14: "Don't Look Now" (110 min)
Dec. 21: "Vertigo" (128 min)
Dec. 28: "Romeo & Juliet" (127 min)
Jan. 4: "Angel and the Badman" (100 min)
Jan. 11: "Hundred Foot Journey" (122 min)
Jan. 18: "Ace in the Hole" (112 min)
Jan. 25: "War Horse" (146 min)
Feb. 1: "Age of Adaline" (109 min)
Feb. 8: "Heaven Can Wait" (120 min)
Feb. 15: "Singin' in the Rain" (103 min)
Feb. 22: "Mr. Holmes" (105 min)
Feb. 29: "The Sea Hawk" (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 Dec. 24, 25, 31; Jan. 1; Feb. 12 for staff in-service

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