Program on Ken Kesey Bio

Rick Dodgson, associate professor of history at Lakeland College, will discuss and read from his book, "It's All a Kind of Magic: The Young Ken Kesey"  at a free program on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Kesey is remembered as a counterculture icon and best-selling author of the anti-authoritarian novels One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion.

Alaska by Bike

Bicyclists and armchair travelers! Harley Engel, of the Lakeshore Pedalers Bicycle Club, will share an illustrated presentation of his bicycle adventure in Alaska. The illustrated program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

Be a Seed Saver!

Do you have favorite heirloom plants that you want to grow again or share with others? Learn the basics of seed saving with Deb Denzer of Caan Floral and Greenhouses. Free program on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. This program will cover the terminology and basics of saving seeds -- a wonderful way to preserve the genetic diversity of plants.

Celebrate the Freedom to Read!

Enter our Banned Books Week Poster Contest! Three age groups (K-5, teens, and adults) and cash prizes! To enter, you must attend make your poster in our workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Materials will be provided. Judges are members of the local art community. Winners will be announced on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. in The Loft.

First Library Info Day Set

“Information Day” will be held at Mead Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., hosted by the Mead Public Library Board, the library’s Foundation Board and the library’s Friends group. The event will feature a scavenger hunt for all ages, library tours at 10 and 11 a.m., and a storytime at 10:30 a.m. There also will be refreshments, giveaways and prize drawings. Come and learn something new about Mead!

Happy Dog...Happy You

Mead Public Library is offering a series of three programs for dog owners, and those who want to be dog owners. On Monday, Sept. 8, the Animal Resource Center will offer advice on choosing the right dog for you and your family. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, learn about and watch dog training in action with members of the Sheboygan Dog Training Club and dogs. On Thursday, Sept. 11, Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic will demonstrate how to care for your dog in an emergency and also discuss basic health care for dogs.

Online Resource for Careers

Mead Library offers a new online resource to explore careers. Career Cruising  is a global leader in online career development. Among many other features and functions, their interactive career guidance resource provides you with the ability to: complete interest and skills assessments, search hundreds of occupation profiles, search thousands of post-secondary education options, maintain a living portfolio, and create 4-year course plan.

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