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Summer Library Programs Start Soon!
It's that time again—the best time, summer reading time! Mead Library has a program for every age. Children age 2 and up may join the Reading Club or Read-to-Me Club, kids in grades 6-12 may sign up for ACUITY Cool Picks and adults can join in the fun too with Groundbreaking Reads. And for children under 2, stop at the Landwehr Children's Library Center for more information on the CARE program. We have games, prizes, movies and lots of fun events.... oh, and tons of books too. Sign up beginning May 28!
New Library Director Named
Congratulations to Garrett Erickson, who was recently appointed Mead Public Library Director. He is just the sixth Mead Library Director in the library's 116-year history. Garrett comes to us from the Marathon County Public Library in Wausau and his first day at Mead will be June 10. Welcome to Sheboygan!
Summer Hours Begin on May 28
Just a friendly reminder that Mead Library will begin its schedule of summer hours beginning May 28, the day after Memorial Day. Summer hours are: Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and closed on Sunday. When the library is closed, books and other borrowed items may be returned to the drive-up book returns. They will be checked in when the library reopens.
"Lincoln" First Film in Summer Series
We're offering four free films for adults this summer, so join us in the Rocca Meeting Room. We have a cool spot and a big screen, plus four 2012 features. First up is "Lincoln," on Tuesday, June 4, at 1 p.m., with Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones, directed by Steven Spielberg (PG-13, 150 minutes). Five-hour parking meters are available on 9th St., and also along 9th St. in the parking lot adjacent to the library.
Ancient Effigy Mounds Topic for Program
Robert A. Birmingham, formerly Wisconsin State Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, will present a free program for teens and adults, "Ancient Effigy Mounds of Sheboygan and Southern Wisconsin." It will be held in the library's Rocca Meeting Room on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. Have you ever wondered about the burial mounds in Sheboygan? Here's your chance to find out more, and ask questions.
Interested in Social Media...
...but afraid to take the plunge? Mead Public Library can help! Find out what you need to know to stay safe, connect with others, and have fun! A Mead Librarian will explain how to join and use social media sites. Two identical sessions will be held this summer for each of four popular social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. Check our calendar for dates and times.
Take a Look at Historic Sheboygan
In 1945, Sheboygan artist A. J. Baum and Sen. G.W. Buchen did a series on historic Sheboygan County which ran each Friday in The Sheboygan Press — Baum doing the drawings and Buchen the stories. They were among the most popular items ever published in The Press. In 1952, a few months before he passed on, Baum presented 39 of those original drawings to Mead Public Library. The drawings and stories are now online and make for a very fascinating look at the past. Many of the subjects are long gone, but some remain and will look familiar to area residents.