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Free Film Series for Adults this Summer
Join us in the Rocca Meeting Room for 2012 Oscar favorites! Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Here's the schedule: “Lincoln” on June 4: As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. With Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. (PG-13, 150 minutes) “Beasts of the Southern Wild” on June 18: Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, who was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. (PG-13, 93 minutes) “Argo” on July 9: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Starring Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and Ben Affleck (who also directed). Won the Oscar for Best Picture. (R, 120 minutes) and “Anna Karenina” on July 23: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky, based on the novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. Stylish adaptation, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law. (R, 129 minutes)
Summer Reading Program for Adults Too!
Why should kids have all the fun? Signup starts May 28 for our Adult Summer Reading Program, "Groundbreaking Reads." Grab your bucket list and dig in at the library! A novel you always wanted to read? A new hobby? A travel adventure? Break new ground in your life, and do something different, something groundbreaking! You may read or listen to any book, fiction or nonfiction—take your pick! Need help getting started? Check out our display table at the library. Pick up a reading log at the second floor Help Desk and fill it out for a chance to win Sheboygan County Chamber Cash. And don't forget our very special program, “Ancient Effigy Mounds of Sheboygan and Southern Wisconsin.” It will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Rocca Meeting Room. The presenter, Robert J. Birmingham, served for many years as Wisconsin State Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
E-Book Workshops Set
Want to learn to download free library books onto your mobile device or iPad? Drop in and find out how easy it is to download e-books through Wisconsin's Digital Library. No signup; help provided by a Mead staff member or volunteer on first-come basis. Bring along your e-reader, cords, library card, and passwords. You can even bring along a laptop, if you prefer. Here's the summer schedule: Thursday, June 6, 2-3 p.m.; Wednesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m.; Thursday, July 11, 10-11 a.m.; Wednesday, July 24, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2-3 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 21, 10-11 a.m. If none of these times work for you, please call for an appointment if you need help with e-books, 459-3400, ext. 3422.