Mead Library cardholders now have free access online to over 9 million songs by thousands of artists through the Freegal Music Service. Registered Mead Library cardholders can download three Freegal Music songs in MP3 format each week and also may stream up to three hours of ad-free music per day. Access Freegal here and log in with your card number and PIN.
Summer's here, and there's still plenty of time for everyone, age 2-up, to join Mead Library's Summer Programs. Click on the program you want to join for the registration link: Read-to-Me Club, the Reading Club, ACUITY Cool Picks for teens, and the Adult Summer Reading Program. If you need a computer, or need help, to sign up, just stop in for assistance.
If you'll be downtown for all the fun on Thursday, July 2, drop in at The Loft on the third floor at Mead Library and try your hand at making a patriotic paper wreath, from 5 to 7 p.m. We'll have scrapbook paper to make a great holiday decoration. For adults and teens.
The Friends of Mead Library will hold their annual Giant Used Book Sale on Thursday, July 16 from 9 to 8; Friday, July 17, 9 to 5; and Saturday, July 18, 9 to 1. Lots of books in great condition plus many cookbooks, kids' books, graphic novels, art books, and more.
"Discovering Austen" is a one-woman play about Jane Austen performed by Kristin Hammargren that will be held on Tuesday, July 21, at 4 p.m. The performance will take place outdoors in the green space across the street from the library (or in the Rocca Meeting Room in the event of inclement weather). More info here.
Max Van Veghel, assistant golf pro at Pine Hills Country Club in Sheboygan, will demonstrate a fundamentally sound golf swing while also showing how to correct common mistakes that golfers make. Free program on Tuesday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m., to be held in the "green space" across the street, weather permitting. Bring an iron and/or metal hybrid!
Mead Library will be open on Thursday nights this summer, so when you're downtown to attend the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series, through Sept. 3 (except July 16), be sure to stop over and see what's going on. We'll have drop-in fun and games for kids and adults, book sales, book character visits, and some special events. Details here!
Come to Vollrath Park on Friday, July 17 for an "Evening of Stargazing" for all ages. Spaceport Sheboygan will have a hands-on display of NASA equipment and the Sheboygan Astronomical Society will offer night sky watching through their telescopes. At about 8:30 p.m., we'll have a screening of the movie "Apollo 13." Food trucks too! More info here.
Randy Fritz, Sheboygan native and author of "Hail of Fire: A Man and His Family Face Natural Disaster," will discuss his memoir about living through the worst wildfire in modern Texas history. His program will be held on Tuesday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Rocca Meeting Room. More info here.