The Friends of Mead Public Library will be selling lots of books at bargain prices! Featured will be cookbooks, children's books, records, DVDs, music CDs, audiobook and a big variety of nonfiction books and novels. Dates are Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
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.
Mead Library has one final special event planned for Thursday's concert and the library is open until 8 p.m. We'll wrap up with a chance to use our 3D printer to design a project on Sept. 3, 5 to 7 p.m. Or just stop in to take a look!
Mead Public Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, for the Labor Day holiday. Mead Library will return to its regular hours on the following day: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will resume in October.
Children, teens, adults, everybody! Mark your calendar now for Oct. 9-11, the sixth annual Sheboygan Children's Book Festival featuring presentations by many wonderful authors and illustrators, trading cards, hands-on art activities, book characters, bedtime concert, writing workshop, and much more. Events are held at Mead Library, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Bookworm Gardens. More info at the festival website.
Mead Public Library will offer a free screening of the documentary film “Brooklyn Castle” on Saturday, Sept. 19 followed by a discussion of the film. This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS. “Brooklyn Castle” is a film by Katie Dellamaggiore about Brooklyn public school I.S. 318, serving mostly minority students from working-class families. It has won more than 30 national chess championships, the country’s best record.
A new season of the Spanish-English Conversation Groups for Adults and Teens begins on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. Any level of fluency is welcome, but you must have some ability to speak in your second language. One activity or game is planned for each session. Not signup required; just come!
If you're interested in learning about seed saving, we have a program for you! "Save Your Seeds" will be offered on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m., repeated at 1 p.m. Join Christy Marsden of UW-Extension/Rock County to learn how to save garden seeds with a focus on vegetables. Did you know that Mead Library has a seed library? Check it out on the second floor!
Like to read and then talk about it? Then join one of our hosted book discussion groups offered this fall by Mead Library. Titles for the five book groups, including special events for the Book to Art Club, are now listed so you can get started reading right now!