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Summer Programs Open to All Ages!
It's not too late to join one of Mead Public Library's Summer Reading Programs. They are open to everyone beginning with newborns! We want everyone to read and listen to books, so everyone is eligible to join a program right now. Mead Library offers a Summer Reading Program for children of all ages, ACUITY Cool Picks reading program for teens (grades 6-12), and an adult summer reading program.

Prizes are available for various age levels or the winners may choose a family fun experience such as camping equipment or a trip to Blue Harbor.

Also this year, join us on a Summer Reading Marathon! Mead Library challenges the Sheboygan community, all ages, to read a total of a million pages this summer. Join a program, record and report your reading, and it will be included in the Marathon. Keep track of progress recorded on a banner on the first floor of the library. Let's do this! On your mark, get set, read!

Volume 25, Number 7
July 2016    
Mead's Makerspace Now Open!  
Mead Public Library's Makerspace is now open! The Makerspace is located in the northeast corner of the second floor. Equipment in the area may be used on a self-service basis whenever the library is open although children under age 14 must be with an adult and photo ID is required. At most times, personal instruction will not be available, however at certain scheduled times each month, there will be a staff member or volunteer to help users get started.  
The equipment available in the Makerspace includes: Apple iMacs with Adobe Creative Suite software, Apple iPad Air 2 tablets, Canon PowerShot digital camera, Canon CanoScan flatbed scanner for photos and documents, digital video converter (VHS to DVD), GoPro action camera, Wacom Cintiq creative pen and touch display, Ultimaker 2 3D printer, Silhouette Cameo precision cutting machine, sewing machine, Arduino and Lilypad electronic prototyping kits, plus art, jewelry, papercrafting and other craft supplies.

Equipment in the Makerspace was funded by the Kohler Foundation, the Friends of Mead Public Library, and the Mead Public Library Foundation. The Digital Media Lab is part of the Makerspace, and that equipment was funded by the Green Bay Packers Community Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (via a Library Services and Technology Act grant), and the Mead Public Library Foundation.

Jim Gill to Appear in Concert
On Thursday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m., Mead Public Library will host children's performer Jim Gill as the first opening act at the Levitt AMP Concert Series, free to the public with funding from the Kohler Foundation, Inc. The library also will offer coloring for all ages and garden-size games to play from 5 to 7 p.m. The location is the concert green space adjacent to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author, offers more than a show to watch.  Each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill!  Jim will also lead families in active favorites such as "Spin Again" and his "Silly Dance Contest!" Jim Gill's distinctive music play creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held.  Come and join in the fun!
Maeve Quinn has been re-elected president of the Mead Public Library Board of Trustees and Kathie Norman has been elected as vice president.

Quinn made the following standing committee appointments (with chair listed first): Finance, Dirk Zylman, Dolcye Johnson, Henry Nelson, Quinn; Information Technology, Norman, Chris Campe, Kevin Anderson, David Hoffmann, Rosemarie Trester; Human Resources, Norman, Nancy Mannchen, Nelson, Quinn.  Zylman was named finance officer, Nelson was again named to be representative to the Eastern Shores Library System Board, and Quinn and Norman will continue to represent the board on the Mead Public Library Foundation Board of Directors.

Also, Beth Bartelt has been elected to the Mead Public Library Foundation Board of Directors.

Up and Coming Events at Mead


Summer Storytimes for kids of all ages, Tuesdays through July 26, 9:30 & 10:30 am

Movies for kids and families, Mondays, June 20-Aug. 15, 1 pm
July 11:     "Cinderella" (G)
July 18:    "Shaun the Sheep Movie" (PG)
July 25:     "The Good Dinosaur" (PG)
Aug. 1:     "Open Season: Scared Silly" (PG)
Aug. 8:      "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip" (PG)
Aug. 15:    "The Peanuts Movie" (G)

Drop-in Wii gaming for grades 2-6
Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28; Aug. 4, 11 & 18, 10 am to noon

"Waiting for Balloon" Dare to Dream Theatre*, Wednesday, July 13, 9:30 & 11 am

Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation Center*, with live animals, Wednesday, July 27, 10 am

Jim Gill in Concert for kids and families, Thursday, Aug. 4, 5:30 pm at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Festival Green (funded by the Kohler Foundation, Inc.)

"Make It @ Mead" drop-in, supplies provided.
Thursdays, 5-7 pm,
July 7:    Coasters
Aug. 4:   Coloring (at the JMKAC Festival Green)

Stop by on most Thursday evenings for the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Concert Series, June 16 to Aug. 18. On Aug. 4, Mead Library will host children's performer Jim Gill at 5:30 p.m. We'll also have coloring for all ages and garden-size games to play.


Thursday, July 28, 2-4 pm
Create a stop motion animation film in our Digital Media Lab. 3D printer too.

Gaming on Thursdays at 2pm
July 7:       Jack Box Party Pack 1 (bring a smartphone or tablet if you can)
July 14:     Super Smash Bros. Wii U Tourney
July 21:     Gaming with The GameBoard
Aug. 4:      Jack Box Party Pack 2 (bring a smartphone or tablet if you can)
Aug. 11:     Mario Bros. Open Gaming

Monday Sports Movies for Teens
July 11:       Friday Night Lights, 2 pm
July 25:       A League of Their Own, 2 pm
Aug. 8:        Bring It On, 2 pm

Tuesday New Release Movies for Teens
July 5:        Mockingjay Part 2, 2 pm
July 12:     Paper Towns, 2 pm
July 19:     The Martian, 2 pm
July 26:     Me and Earl and Dying Girl, 2 pm
Aug. 2:      Jurassic World, 2 pm
Aug. 9:      Allegiant, 2 pm
Aug. 16:    San Andreas, 2 pm

Friday Retro Movies
July 8:       Labyrinth, 2 pm
July 15:     Ghostbusters, 11 am
July 15:     Ghostbusters II, 2 pm
July 22:     Star Trek, 2 pm
July 29:     The Bourne Identity, 2 pm
Aug. 5:      Jurassic Park, 2 pm
Aug. 12:    The Village, 2 pm
Aug. 19:    The 'Burbs, 2 pm

Star Wars Movie Marathon
Friday, July 1, 11 am:           Star Wars Episode VI
Friday, July 1, 2 pm:             Star Wars Episode VII

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

Books on Tap at Urbane Bar & Grill, 1231 N. 8th St., Sheboygan, Tuesdays, 6 pm
July 5:    "Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
Aug. 2:    "Seveneves" by Neal Stephenson

"Romance on the Rocks" Book Discussion at Luz de Luna,
920 Michigan Ave., Sheboygan, Tuesdays, 6 pm
July 19:     "Addicted" by Zane
Aug. 16:    "Sustained" by Emma Chase

Travel Stories with Nancy Weinberger, Tuesday, July 19, 6 pm

These programs preserve and highlight the heritage of the City of Sheboygan and are funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act. (Get more information about scan days on our website, by phone, or at the library.)

Scan Days by appt. only (459-3400, ext. 3422) July 5 & 21; Aug. 2 & 18; 9 am to 8 pm at Mead; July 6 & Aug. 3, 10 am to 3 pm at the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

History of the City of Sheboygan Series -
With Beth Dippel, Sheboygan County Historical Research Center executive director
Third Thursdays, 6 pm
July 21:    First Families of Sheboygan: Those Who Built the City
Aug. 18:   Sheboygan's Infrastructure: Scenic Parks to the Fire Department
Sept. 15:  Sheboygan's Historic Connections

*Pick up free tickets one hour before the program (9 am for 9:30 event).

All of our programs are free, thanks to funding from the Friends of Mead Public Library, the Mead Public Library Foundation, and the Kohler Foundation, Inc.
To request ADA accommodations, email to: mead.as@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.

Summer Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday  9-5   *   Tuesday & Thursday 9-8   *   Saturday 9-1
Library Closed on July 4

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