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Foundation Update
Thank you to the two members of the Board of Directors of the Mead Public Library Foundation, Eleanor (Tippy) Jung and Barbara Gruber, who retired from the board after their terms ended in January.

The Foundation also has launched its own website with information on its goals and accomplishments, ways to help enhance library services and programs, and how be an advocate. The website URL is: supportmeadpl.org.
Friends Annual Meeting Set
The Friends of Mead Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Saturday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. in The Loft.

A short business meeting will be held which will include the election of board members. Current members Nancy Stephani and Mary Ann Neuses are retiring from the board in April. Thank you for your service.

Library Director Garrett Erickson will present a program highlighting new services and programs at Mead Public Library.

Refreshments and a social time will conclude the event. New and current members are invited to attend.

Bound Vintage "Life" Magazines
for Sale
The Friends have  a wonderful collection of library-bound Life Magazines. This collection begins with the year 1936 to the year 1976. Most years are represented by six volumes each containing two months. The years 1936 to 1940 are $25 each. Years 1941 to 1959 are $15 each. Years 1960 to 1976 are $10 each. Also available are single Life magazines from 1980 to 2000, which are each $1.
Anyone interested in this collection may call the library at 459-3400, ext. 3411, or by e-mail and a Friends member will get back to you.
Wireless Printing Available
Mead Library now offers its wireless device users the ability to print to library printers. Directions are at the printers; cost is 20 cents per page.
Volume 25, Number 3
March 2016    
"Scan Day" 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?

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. Up to 20 photographs, letters, diaries and artifacts may be scanned. No appointment is needed to have items scanned at this first event.

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. Check the library's website (meadpl.org) or call 459-3400, ext. 3422, for more information.

"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.  

New Member for Mead Library Board
Kevin Anderson, who was recently appointed to the Mead Public Library Board, describes himself as "a Midwestern boy with an overdeveloped sense of wanderlust" and it would be a challenge to dispute that.

Anderson has been a journalist for most of his career, and after working for a few years for a local newspaper in Kansas and then a regional news website in Michigan, his career took an international turn. In 1998, he joined the BBC as a correspondent based in Washington DC, covering anything that happened in North America from presidential elections to the Oscars, mostly covering what he calls "quirky things like a prison rodeo"- and counts among his reporting accomplishments three presidential elections, two inaugurations, and the Oscars. In 2005, he moved to London first to continue his work with the BBC before joining The Guardian as its first blogs editor.

Six years ago, he and his wife Suw went into business as consultants working with media companies and on projects in Europe, Africa, North America and Asia. But when given a chance to return to his roots in local journalism and the Midwest, he jumped at it and came to Sheboygan two years ago as executive editor of The Sheboygan Press and HTR News in Manitowoc. He has since returned to consulting after his position with the papers was eliminated.

He said he was glad to have the opportunity to return to the Midwest and its "wonderful people, kind and generous. And Sheboygan is affordable, right on the lake, a cultural center, has iconic brands headquartered here that give back to the community, a nice mix of restaurants. Just a great place to call home."

A native of northern Illinois and graduate of the University of Illinois, Anderson's parents were teachers. His mother returned to college in her 50s to become a reading specialist. While he grew up with plenty of magazines and books at home, he said his mother always stressed that "not everybody has that at home."

"Even in the Internet era," Anderson said, "we want to make sure anyone in the community can have access to books and learning for information, education, and entertainment. I'm interested in social mobility. You can have a better life, but you need access to information and education. We need to have public spaces where people can get together and institutions that support the community. That's incredibly important. I'm thrilled to be part of the a library with a progressive view of what its role is in the community." 
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, March 2 & 23, April 6 & 27, May 4 & 25, 3:15-5 pm

LEGO Club, drop-in fun for grades K-6.
Wednesdays, March 2, April 6, May 4, 3:15-4:30 pm

Little Listeners, a 20-minute early literacy storytime for children 2-up.
Thursdays through April 28, 9:30 & 10:30 am

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

Science-4-Fun, hands-on science for grades 1-6.
Wednesdays, March 9, April 13 & May 11, 3:30 pm

Read to "Faith," the Therapy Dog
Mondays, March 14, April 11 & May 9, 6-7 pm

Art4Fun for grades 2-6. Learn, create, have fun.
Wednesdays, March 16, April 20 & May 18, 3:30 pm

 Model Building Make 'n Take for grades 1-6, model F-4 Phantom. Preregistration required
(call 459-3400, ext. 3404, beginning March 9).
Saturday, March 19, 9:30 & 11 am

Chess for Youth instruction for all ages.
Wednesdays, March 23, April 27 & May 25, 3:30-4:30 pm

Movie, "Minions," rated PG, 121 min.
Wednesday, March 30, 10 am

 Mario Kart Tournament for Teen Tech Week
Wednesday, March 9, 2:30-5 pm

3D Printing Projects for Teen Tech Week
Tuesday & Thursday, March 8 & 10, 3-6 pm

Learn to use an Arduino microprocessor to make interactive projects, 3D printer demo.
Fridays, March 18, April 15, May 20, 3-5 pm

Spring Break Movies at 2 pm
Monday, March 28: "The Martian" PG-13
Wednesday, March 30: "Spectre" PG-13
Friday, April 1: "Paper Towns" PG-13

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
March 1:  "Everything I Never Told You"
April 5:     "All the Light We Cannot See"
May 3:     "The Bees"

Book Discussion Group - With Joe Milicia, Thursdays, 2 pm
March 3: "Go Set a Watchman"
April 7:    "Ladies Paradise"
May 5:     "The Piano Shop on the Left Bank"

Nonfiction Book Discussion Group - With Leighanne Metter-Jensen, Tuesdays, 5:30 pm
March 8: "Enrique's Journey"
April 12:   "The Mushroom Hunters"
May 10:    "Born to Run"

Fiction Book Discussion Group - With Kim Dalhaimer, Thursdays, 6:30 pm
March 17: "Outline"
April 21:    "The Shipping News"
May 19:     "Dept. of Speculation"

 "Make It @ Mead" drop-in, supplies provided.
Thursdays, 5-7:30 pm,
March 3: 3D printing with Tinkercad
April 7:    Concrete stepping stone
May 5:    T-shirt craft projects

Fruit Tree Grafting
John Holzwart will discuss and graft fruit trees.
Saturday, March 5, noon

The Book to Art Club

Explore literature through discussion and hands-on creative projects (supplies provided).
Thursdays, 6 pm
March 10:    "Bellweather Rhapsody"
April 14:     "Swamplandia!"    
May 12:     "The Girl with All the Gifts"  

Spanish-English Conversation Groups
Improve your fluency in either language.
Thursdays, March 10 & 24, April 14 & 28, May 12 & 26, 6-7 pm

Computer Basics offers help with word
processing, e-mail, Internet and more.
Thursdays, March 10 & 17, April 14 & 21, May 12, 1-2 pm

The Loft Knitting Circle open to all levels. Bring a project; knitting help available.
Saturdays, March 12 & April 9, 1-3 pm

Poetry Circle with Karl Elder.
Wednesdays, March 16, April 20, May 18, 6:15 pm

"A Glimpse of France"
French culture with Debbie Desmoulin. Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
March 22:    Let's Go to the Movies!
April 26:    Castles, Cathedrales & Beautiful Places Like Chamonix

From the Garden: Herbal Salves & Lip Balm with herbalist Linda Conroy.
Tuesday, March 29, 6 pm

"Playing with Poetry" Workshops
Reading and writing poetry, Lisa Vihos will help you learn about yourself and the world.
Mondays, April 4, 11 & 18, 6:30 pm

"Sheboygan: Tales of the Tragic & Bizarre"
Author Bill Wangemann will discuss his book.
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 pm

"The History of American Theatre: From Colonial Shakespeare to Wisconsin to Modern-day Broadway"
Tom Berger, of Sheboygan Theatre Company, will offer three interactive classes with activities and exploration of text.
Saturdays, April 16, 23 & 30, noon

History of the City of Sheboygan Series - With Beth Dippel, Sheboygan County Historical Research Center executive director
"Sheboygan, Its First Fifty Years"
Thursday, April 21, 6 pm

"Sheboygan's Lakefront and Riverfront: A City Defined by Water"
Thursday, May 19, 6 pm

Friends of Mead Library Annual Meeting
Saturday, April 23, 1:30 pm

"Poetic Pairings: How Poetry Speaks"
"Poetic Pairings" plus open mic. Led by local poet Lisa Vihos. All ages welcome.
Monday, April 25, 6:15 pm

Seasonal Floral Arrangements
Tina Nohl, from the Wreath Factory at Otter Creek, will demo fresh and silk arrangements.
Thursday, May 5, 1 pm

Herbs for Nourishment and Health with herbalist Linda Conroy.
Tuesday, May 10, 6 pm

Academy Evening  with conservation biologist Curt Meine (more details to be announced)
Tuesday, May 17, evening

Saturday, April 16
A day of free hands-on activities for children, teens and adults

10am - 4pm in Jerry Black's Cafe
    Broom Making Demo with John Holzwart
    Coloring for All Ages Drop-in
    3D Printer Demo in 2nd floor Makerspace

10 - 11am in the Children's Activity Room
    Children's Craft Drop-in, Make Butterfly and Minion Clothespins, Greeting Cards.

10 - 11am in the Rocca Meeting Room
    "Wonders of the Kettle Moraine" with Jackie Scharfenberg, state forest naturalist
The Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit is an amazing place sculpted by the glaciers of the last Ice Age. Discover the glacial and human history of the Kettle Moraine and what resources are available for folks to enjoy today. Age 12-up.

10am - noon in the Maas Teen Center
    Screen Printing Make and Take with Craig Grabhorn, JMKAC community arts specialist
Print a book bag or poster with the Sheboygan Connects logo or other art that will be provided. Bring one additional item to print if you'd like. All ages.

11am - 1pm in the Story Garden
    Face Paint Queens Christine Wolf & Dana Baldry
Kids 12-under can have their faces painted and watch this talented pair create balloon animals.

11:30am - 12:30pm in the Rocca Room
    "Split Lives: Amphibians" with Jackie Scharfenberg
Frogs, toads, and salamanders abound in Wisconsin. Through hands-on activities, learn about their split lives between water and land, and which species call this area home. Live animals too! Best for age 6-12.

Noon - 1:30pm in The Loft
    Theatre History Series, Part 1, with Tom Berger, Sheboygan Theatre Company managing director
This session focuses on the history of American theatre starting with amateur colonial troupes, all the way to the amazing story of the Federal Theatre Project. Activities, exploration of text and more. For teens and adults.

Noon - 2pm in 2nd floor Makerspace
    Artbots and Handmade Journals Drop-in
Create a robot with a foam cup and small motor and it will move on paper to make art. Learn basic bookbinding skills when you make your own journal. For all ages, but children need to bring an adult to help.

12:30 - 2pm in the Children's Activity Room
    Explore robotics with LEGO Mindstorms
Learn to create a robot using LEGO Mindstorms software and hardware. For age 7-up.

2:30 - 4pm in 2nd floor Digital Media Lab
    Intro to Stop Motion Animation
Make some clips on an iPad. For teens, grade 6-12.

Space is limited in all programs with participation on a first-come basis.

Movies for adults, 1:30 pm
March 7:     "Far from the Madding Crowd" (2015)
March 14:   "King Kong" (1933)
March 21:    "Manhattan" (1979)
March 28:    "Love Actually" (2003)
April 4:         "Counterfeit Traitor" (1962)
April 11:       "Theory of Everything" (2014)
April 18:       "Three Musketeers" (1948)
April 25:       "Merry Widow" (1934)
May 2:          "About Time" (2013)
May 9:          "National Velvet" (1944)
May 16:        "Lassie Come Home" (1943)
May 23:        "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015)

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. (for 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 (October-April)
Closed on March 25 & 27; May 30

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