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Join Mead Library and our community partners as we chase away the winter blues and welcome the greens of spring. Featuring free activities, presentations, and performances for all ages, including gardening and pollinators, wellness and mindfulness, nutrition and cooking, music and crafts, and more!

Guest speaker: Glen Stanosz on "Fantastic Fungi: Movers and Shapers of Forest Ecosystems"

Music performances by Fox and Branch and Jon Doll



9:00am-10:00am | First Floor Main (1st)

Carrot Cake Energy Balls with Nicole Fuselier of Nourish Farms

Learn to make your own healthy snack with this hands-on activity.

All Ages


9:00am-4:00pm | Lobby (1st)

Mead Scavenger Hunt


9:00am-4:00pm | Jerry Black Café (1st)

Brick and Mortar Hemp Co. Wellness Booth


9:00am-1:00pm | Jerry Black Café (1st)

Pawsitism Pups and Puppets
Meet some of the Pawsitism dogs and make your own paper bag puppy puppet.


10:00am-3:00pm | Public Conference Room 2 (2nd)

Meditative Doodling and Coloring

Ages 11+


10:00am-3:00pm | Public Conference Room 1 (2nd)

Puzzle Time

Ages 11+


9:30am-10:30am | Quiet Study Room (2nd)

Tai Chi with Jon Doll and Jane Lang

Ages 14+


9:30am-10:30am | Children’s Activity Room (3rd)

Kid’s Recycled Instruments with Mead Library
Make rubber band instruments and shakers using recycled materials.

Age 3-8

10:00am-11:00am | Imaginarium (2nd)

Microgreens with Debra Denzer of Terra Sol Gardens

Ages 11+


10:00am-12:00pm | Maas Teen Center (3rd)

Curiosity Labs with MilliporeSigma

Ages 8+


10:30am-11:30am | Rocca Meeting Room (1st)

Cooking with Marilyn Montemayor: WinterGreen Edition

Ages 11+


10:30am-11:30am | Story Garden (3rd)

Celebrate Shamrocks

Last year the Mead Library plaza lawn was overseeded with white Dutch clover during WinterGreen. The planting was supported by the Sheboygan Department of Public Works. DPW has since stopped using pesticides on all of the City of Sheboygan parks. White Dutch clover is being added as a natural fertilizer.

Join Grandma Jo, the Clover Lady, and Jay the Gardener as they start the fun with Irish songs and then demonstrate how to add clover to your lawn. Shamrock, derived from the Gaelic Seamróg,  means “young clover”, and white Dutch clover is the Irish shamrock.


11:00am-12:00pm | Loft (3rd)

Fantastic Fungi: Movers and Shapers of Forest Ecosystems

Fungi are often overlooked, misunderstood, and definitely underappreciated.  Yet these diverse and highly evolved organisms are critical to the function of forest ecosystems.  Their varied lifestyles are suited to roles as symbiotic mutualists, nature’s recyclers, or disease-causing tree pathogens.  Fungi profoundly influence the initiation, development, composition, stability, and change of forests.

Glen Stanosz is a Wisconsin native and Professor of Tree and Forest Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His research group studies the biology and management of tree diseases caused by fungi. Professor Stanosz is an award winning teacher whose students include future foresters, horticulturists, and arborists, and professionals in the green industry.


11:15am-12:00pm | Imaginarium (2nd)

Gateway Community Gardens with Elaine Jacks
Learn about the Gateway Community Garden in Sheboygan.


11:30am-12:30pm | First Floor Main (1st)

Music for Spring with Jon Doll
Live musical performance for any age to enjoy.


11:00am-1:00pm | Second Floor Main (2nd)

Egg Carton Starter Gardens with Mead Library

Ages 3+


11:00am-1:00pm | Second Floor Main (2nd)

Mead Potted Plant Exchange
Bring in a potted plant and take another home.

All ages


12:45pm-2:15pm | Loft (3rd)

Beekeeping with Amanda Strojinc of Hopefully Homesteading

1:00pm-2:00pm | Rocca Meeting Room (1st)

Fox and Branch
A Fox and Branch family show is all about audience participation. In fact, we try to make the entire idea of there being “an audience” disappear: we are just a big group of people having fun. The kids get to sing, clap, dance and play rhythm instruments. Adults get to enjoy the music, clap and sing along. We draw our material from American roots sources and from world traditions.


2:00pm-3:30pm | Maas Teen Center (3rd)

Forest Fitness Circuit with Rachael Erin Haas of Play is Healing

Join Rachael Erin Haas of the Play is Healing community partnership for fun and creative mindful movement exercises with animal and nature themes. Geared towards elementary aged youth. Pick up local resources for youth mental health and learn more about the Play is Healing community partnership.

Age: Elementary School


2:00pm-3:30pm | Maas Teen Center (3rd)

Seed Germination in a Bottle with Above & Beyond Children’s Museum and Play is Healing

Age: Elementary School


2:00pm-3:30pm | Imaginarium (2nd)

WinterGreen Keepsakes with Mead Library

Ages 8+


2:00pm-3:30pm | Children’s Activity Room (3rd)

Kid’s Yarn Turtle Craft with Mead Library

Ages 4+


2:30pm-4:00pm | Loft (3rd)

Food Preservation with Amanda Strojinc of Hopefully Homesteading

All Day | Second Floor Main (2nd)

Mead Seed Library
Check out seeds for your garden!


All Day | Second Floor Main (2nd)

Mead Plant Cutting Exchange
Bring in a plant cutting and/ or take one home.