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.
Learn about "Exploring Wisconsin's Outdoors" at a free program at Mead on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m., the first in a two-part series by David Kuckuk. This program will describe the beauty and challenges of a thousand-mile trek on Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail that Kuckuk took with his Siberian Husky. Kuckuk was the director of Maywood for 23 years.
On Saturday, March 7, “Celebrate Aldo Leopold!” at Mead Public Library presented by Jeff Pritzl, Wisconsin DNR wildlife biologist, noon to 3 p.m. The program will include readings, screening of the film “A Fierce Green Fire,” and a discussion of phenology, the tracking of natural occurrences on an annual basis to establish trends. Learn how to become a citizen-scientist by contributing observations and how a land ethic enhances the health and wellness of the land and its people.
Join us for a free three-part series of Master Classes presented in partnership with the Sheboygan Theatre Company, and held at Mead Library on March 14, 21 & 28. "Shakespeare and the History of Modern Theatre" will cover the history and influence of Shakespeare including the visual and music aesthetic of the time and the architectural importance of the Globe Theatre. Details here.
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, March 4, and April 1. Learn about World War II Submarines in Wisconsin from USS Cobia curator Karen Duvalle on March 4.
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. More info here.