Mead Public Library is offering something new beginning this winter: "Books on Tap," a social book discussion group that will meet at Urbane Bar & Grill, 1231 N. 8th St. in Sheboygan. Sessions are the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. and no registration is required. The Feb. 3 selection is “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson. More info here.
Snow or no right now, plan to get ready for the white stuff with a free how-to and demo. Annie Bahringer will present a free program for teens and adults and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. in the library's Rocca Meeting Room. You'll learn all about equipment, places to go, safety, and more, plus an outdoor demo (weather permitting).
Members of the Sheboygan Astronomical Society will present a free program at Mead Library on Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1:30 p.m. Manned spaceflight has decreased dramatically, so Earth-based space agencies have turned to robots to do the exploring of the heavens for humans. Randy Griffin and Diane Van Minsel will discuss what's new and coming in space exploration. After the presentation, SAS members will hold a telescope clinic for those who need help with their telescopes.
Spanish – English Conversation Groups for Adults and Teens at Mead Library (Grupos de Conversación inglés y español para adultos y adolescentes) will help you improve your language skills! Learn more about another culture, other people and yourself!
Staff members from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc will present a series of Brown Bag Lunch programs, noon to 1 p.m., on Wednesdays, Feb. 4, March 4, and April 1. Learn about shipwrecks, the proposed NOAA Marine Sanctuary, submarines, the Lake Michigan ecosystem and more. Click on an event in our calendar for more info.
It's elementary! We're all about Sherlock Holmes in January, as we celebrate the 161st birthday of the famous sleuth. Join us for film screenings, a book discussion and a lecture, "Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century." Check the schedule here.
Mead Library is one of 21 state public libraries participating in a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the topic of “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region." Sign up and participate! The MOOC will begin Feb. 23 and run until March 31. A schedule of Mead programs and more info here.