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Mead Closed Feb. 12
Mead Library will be closed on Friday,
Feb. 12, for a staff in-service. The drive-up book drop will be available and items will be checked in the following day.
Download Workshops
Mead Public Library is offering a series of free programs to help library patrons learn to download digital content available through the library to tablets or laptops. Each workshop will be held twice, on a Tuesday and a Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. in The Loft, on the third floor. Hoopla, which offers movies, music, comics, books and audiobooks, will be the topic on Feb. 2 and 6. Freegal for music and Zinio for magazines will be featured on Feb. 23 and 27. More info at our website.
New Board Member
Kevin Anderson has been appointed to the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees. Watch for an interview with him in an upcoming edition of Footnotes.
Volume 25, Number 2
February 2016    
"Scan Day" Set for March 5 at Mead
Scan Day at Mead Public Library
will be held on
Saturday, March 5,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the
Rocca Meeting Room at
Mead Public Library.

Do you have photos of City of Sheboygan people, places, events, buildings, in family photo albums? Letters, memoirs, posters or artwork? Or do you have souvenirs or other artifacts related to the history of the City of Sheboygan?

Cultural heritage isn't found only in libraries and museums. It's found in homes where family mementos are preserved and photos are cherished. Do you have photos of a game at the Sheboygan Armory, or your children visiting Santa at Prange's or marching in a July 4th parade? Help capture this vitally important part of our community's heritage and preserve it for future generations.

Scan Day on March 5 will kick off a series of events and exhibits that will preserve and highlight the history of the City of Sheboygan. Scan Day offers an opportunity to preserve for posterity personal items that have a connection to the City of Sheboygan.

The initial Scan Day event will be held with the help of ResCarta Foundation in the Rocca Meeting Room at Mead Library on Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up to 20 photographs, letters, diaries and artifacts may be scanned. No appointment is needed to have items scanned at this first event.

Larger items and artifacts may be brought to Scan Day on March 5 or call for an appointment for items that need to be photographed, or for photos larger than 8.5 by 11 inches.

All items to be scanned must be personally owned and have some connection to the City of Sheboygan. For example, photos must have been taken in the City of Sheboygan. Artifacts can range from business calendars, products made in Sheboygan, school banners, to commemorative plates.

For photos, it is helpful to have as much information as is known including when and where the photo was taken and names of those in the photos.

Items that are copyrighted, such as professional photographs, will not be scanned unless written permission is obtained from the copyright holder. Participants will receive a copy of the digital scans on a portable digital storage device.

With the owner's permission by signing a Deed of Gift, the images will be made accessible through Recollection Wisconsin, a statewide digital repository that contributes content to the Digital Public Library of America. The Eastern Shores Library System sponsors the Ozaukee and Sheboygan Memories project through Recollection Wisconsin. (Signing the Deed of Gift to share the images is not required to have qualifying items scanned.)

There are additional opportunities to have City of Sheboygan items scanned by appointment beginning in April and into 2017.

Appointments will be available at Mead Public Library from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates: April 5 and 21; May 3 and 19; June 7 and 16; July 5 and 21; August 2 and 18; Sept. 6 and 15; Oct. 4 and 20; Nov. 1 and 17; Dec. 6 and 16. Other times available by appointment.

Scanning also will be available by appointment at the Sheboygan County Historical Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 21, June 18, and Oct. 15; and noon to 4 p.m. on Sept. 10.

To make appointments or for more information, call the library at 459-3400, ext. 3422. Additional scanning opportunities will be announced later this year.

In addition to the Scan Day project, and as part of the NEH grant, Mead Library will partner with three other local history organizations in a series of activities.

Tamara R. Lange and David Reese, of the Sheboygan County Historical Society Museum, will develop exhibits featuring selections from digitized sources and will offer Brown Bag programs about the exhibits on June 21 and Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the museum.

Mead Library will host a six-part series of public lectures on local history by Beth Dippel, the director of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center. These programs will be held on the third Thursdays, April through September, beginning at 6 p.m. in the library's Rocca Meeting Room.

Later this year, James Willaert, of the Wade House, will offer a related set of public events, "Restoring the Past," inviting visitors to participate in hands-on historic restoration activities.
"Preserving the History of Sheboygan through Digital Images" has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

This grant funds equipment for Scan Day events in the community, programs and exhibits featuring City of Sheboygan history.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

"Cheeseheads" a Big Hit!
More than 300 attended the Sheboygan premiere of "Cheesheads: the Documentary" on Jan. 31 at the Weill Center. The free event, including an after-party at Mead, was sponsored by the Friends of Mead Public Library and the Mead Public Library Foundation. 
Up and Coming Events at Mead

Preschool Storytime, a 30-minute early literacy storytime for children age 3-5
Wednesdays through May 18, 9:30 & 10:30 am

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

LEGO Club, drop-in fun for grades K-6
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 3:15-4:30 pm

Science-4-Fun, hands-on science for grades 1-6
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 3:30 pm

Sundown Storytime, 30 minutes of fun and learning for kids of all ages and their families
Thursdays through April 28, 6:30 pm

Art4Fun for grades 2-6. Learn, create, have fun
Wednesday,  Feb. 17, 3:30 pm

Read to "Faith" the Therapy Dog
Monday, Feb. 8, 6-7 pm

Chess for Youth instruction for all ages
Wednesday, 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
Friday, Feb. 19, 3-5 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
Feb. 2:  "Provence, 1970: M.F. K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste" by Luke Barr
March 1: "Everything I Never Told You" by Celeste Ng
April 5:    "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr
May 3:     "The Bees" by Laline Paul

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - With Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
Feb. 9:  "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande
Mar. 8:  "Enrique's Journey" by Sonia Nazario
Apr. 12: "The Mushroom Hunters" by Langdon Cook
May 10: "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall

Fiction Book Discussion Group - With Kim Dalhaimer, Thursdays, 6:30 pm
Feb. 18: "Under the Volcano" by Malcolm Lowry
Mar. 17:  "Outline" by Rachel Cusk
Apr. 21:  "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx
May 19:  "Dept. of Speculation" by Jenny Offill  

Book Discussion Group - With Joe Milicia, Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Mar. 3:     "Go Set a Watchman" by Harper Lee
Apr. 7:     "Ladies Paradise" by Emile Zola
May 5:     "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank" by Thad Carhart

"Make It @ Mead" drop-in event for adults, teens, older kids with adults, supplies provided
Thursday, 5-7:30 pm,
Feb. 4:    Knitting on a knitting loom
March 3: Design Your Own 3D Print

The Book to Art Club

Explore literature through discussion and hands-on creative projects (supplies provided)
Thursday, 6 pm
Feb. 11:    "Unfathomable City" by Rebecca Snedeker and Rebecca Solnit
March 10: "Bellweather Rhapsody" by Kate Racculia
April 14:    "Swamplandia!" by Karen Russell
May 12:     "The Girl With All the Gifts" by M. R. Carey

Spanish-English Conversation Groups
Improve your fluency in either language; participate/converse in English and Spanish.
Thursday,  Feb. 11 & 25, 6-7 pm

The Loft Knitting Circle open to all levels. Bring a project; knitting help available.
Saturday,  Feb. 13, 1-3 pm

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

Discover and Download Mead E-content
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, Feb. 11 & 18; 1-2 pm

"A Glimpse of France"
Learn about French culture through music,
film and sightseeing with Debbie Desmoulin.
Fourth Tuesdays, Jan-April, 6:30 pm
Feb. 23:    Bienvenue to the Francophone World of Song and Dance
March 22: Allons au cinema! Let's go to the Movies!
April 26:    Castles, Cathedrales & beautiful places like Chamonix!

MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE  for adults, 1:30 pm
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)

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.

Join Karl Elder, professor of creative writing at Lakeland College, for the launch of his new novel, "Earth As It Is in Heaven," Tuesday,
Feb. 23, 6:30 pm, Mead Library's Rocca Meeting Room

No registration needed for our programs (unless indicated). 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 on Friday Feb. 12 for staff in-service

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