Make It @ Mead, different
drop-in projects each month,
5-6:30 p.m., first Thursdays, Imaginarium.
- April 5: Paper Flowers
- May 3: Plant Pets
Tinker Time, self-guided open studio session in the
Imaginarium. Supplies and equipment available, or bring your own.
Children under 14 must be with an adult.
- 9 a.m.-noon, first Saturdays
- 5-7 p.m., every Monday
- 4-7 p.m., first and third Wednesdays
- 2:30-7 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays
- 1-4 p.m., third Sundays
Uke Can Two with Lil’ Rev, further your ukulele education in this four-part continuation of Uke Can Too (must be completed to enroll). Taught be award-winning artist Lil’ Rev and sponsored by Kala Ukuleles.
We’ll supply the ukuleles.
6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays: April 9-30, The Loft.
Registration required at www.meadpl.org events calendar.
Ukulele Club, grab your ukulele and join award-winning artist Lil’ Rev for this monthly gathering of ukulele fans of all skill levels, from
6:30-7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays: April 24 & May 29; in The Rocca Room.
Food for Fines, receive $1 off overdue fines (up to $10), for every non-perishable food item you donate,
April 8-14, with donations benefiting the Sheboygan County Food Bank.
Mead Comic Con, celebrate Free Comic Book Day with panel discussions, games, cosplay, an artist and vendor alley and, of course, free comic books, from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 5.
Co-hosted by Freaktoyz, Gaming Generations, Victory Games and The GameBoard.
Baby & Me Storytime, babies ages 6-23 months can bring their favorite adult to this interactive 20-minute early childhood literacy class, featuring simple books, lap bounces, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. Socialization and free play to follow.
9:30-10 a.m., Mondays through April 26 (no class March 26), Story Garden.
Preschool Storytime, kids ages 3-5 can practice language, literacy and listening skills through books, rhymes, music, movement, crafts and short films. Younger siblings welcome,
9:30 & 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays through April 26, Story Garden.
Little Listeners, children 2 and up can learn early literacy skills through books, fingerplays, music and activities,
9:30 & 10:30 a.m., Thursdays through April 26, Story Garden.
Sundown Storytime, featuring stories, music and activities for kids of all ages and caregivers. Pajamas welcome!
6:30 p.m., Thursdays through April 26, Story Garden.
- April 5: Trains, Planes & Automobiles with the Home Depot
- April 12: Under the Bigtop with Dan Burkey
- April 19: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! with the Optimist Club
- April 26: Celebrate Hmong Culture with the North High Hmong Leadership Council
Dare to Dream Theatre Creative Play Date, workshop designed to engage toddlers through creative play, for kids 18 months to 5 years and caregivers,
10-10:45 a.m., Fridays: April 6 & May 4; Story Garden.
Read to Faith the Dog, children can read to the Horizons4Girls therapy dog from
6-7 p.m.; Tuesdays: April 3 & 17, May 1 & 15; Story Garden.
LEGO Club, drop in and get creative using the library’s LEGOs anytime from
3:15-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays: April 4 & May 2;
Children’s Activity Room. For kids in grades K-6.
Science-4-Fun, hands-on STEM workshops for grades 1-6 with Dr. Henke of Elementastic Science,
3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays,
Children’s Activity Room.
- April 11: Make Your Own Battery
- May 9: Bubbles
Art-4-Fun, join artist Mary Tooley in creating art projects using your imagination,
3:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays: April 18 & May 16; Children’s Activity Room. For grades 2-6.
Wii Gaming, drop-in gaming for grades 2-6 from
3:15 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays: April 25 & May 23; Story Garden.
Dia de los Ninos, a celebration of reading that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all backgrounds. Featuring bilingual storytime, crafts, games, music and more,
Saturday, April 28, Children’s Library.
¡Hora de Cuentos!, a bilingual storytime for children and families,
10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, Story Garden.
Teen Craft, 2:30-4 p.m., first Wednesdays, Imaginarium
- April 4: Paper Flowers & Origami
Movies for Teens, 2:30 p.m., second Wednesdays, Maas Teen Learning Center
- April 11: “Happy Death Day”
Teen Tech, 2:30-4 p.m., third Wednesdays, Imaginarium
- April 18: LEGO Mindstorms
Super Smash Bros. Tournament, with prizes, for grades 6-12,
2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, Maas Teen Learning Center.
Monday Movie Matinee, 1:30 p.m., every Monday, in The Loft
- April 2: “Stronger”
- April 9: “Eddie the Eagle”
- April 16: “It”
- April 23: “The Mountain Between Us”
- April 30: “Avatar”
- May 7: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”
- May 14: “The Book Thief”
- May 21: “Everybody Does It”
Poetry Circle, with Lakeland University Professor Karl Elder, bring along poetry to read and discuss, including your own works.
For teens and adults.
6:15-8 p.m.; Wednesdays: April 4 & May 2; The Loft.
Drop-in Tech Help, offering one-on-one help with e-content, mobile devices, social media, email, photos, Mead databases and more,
1-2 p.m., Thursdays: April 12 & 26, May 10; The Loft.
Mead Knitting Circle, knitters of all skill levels can work on projects and share tips,
1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 14, The Loft.
Sunday Crafternoon, enjoy craft time for grown-ups, with a different project each month,
1:30-3:30 p.m., second Sundays, Imaginarium.
Registration required at www.meadpl.org events calendar.
- April 8: Paper Floral Wreaths
Sheboygan County Writers Club Monthly Meeting, offering a place to meet other writers, share your writing and discuss the joys and trials of the writing life. All genres and experience levels welcome,
1-3 p.m.; second Mondays: April 9 & May 14; Rocca Room.
Tech Talks, learn the ins and outs of using various technologies,
6-7 p.m., third Tuesdays, The Loft.
- April 17: Email
- May 15: Goodreads
LEGO Night, here’s your chance to have LEGOs all to yourself as we break out our LEGO architecture kits and more,
open to teens and adults,
5-7 p.m., Monday, April 23, Imaginarium.
Beyond the Nile: Cats in Ancient Cultures, learn about the fascinating life of cats in Ancient Egypt and Rome during a special lecture by Janine Pibal, executive assistant to the director at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles,
6:30 p.m., Monday, April 2, The Loft.
Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Sheboygan.
How to Learn a Foreign Language, join
Debbie Desmoulin as she covers tips and skills aimed at building a solid foundation before launching your own foreign language journey,
6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10,
Lakeland Community Book Read, featuring book discussions, a film screening and more, in conjunction with Lakeland’s fifth annual event.
- April 11: Facilitated book discussion featuring “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 6:30 p.m., Rocca Room.
- April 11 - May 1: View the Wisconsin Historical Society exhibit “Crossing the Line,” at Mead Public Library.
- April 13: Film screening of “13th,” followed by a facilitated discussion, 6:30 p.m., John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
- April 14: Poet, playwright and civil rights activist Margaret Rozga will lead a discussion of “Evicted,” by Matthew Desmond, 1 p.m., Rocca Room.
National Library Week Author Talk: Patricia Skalka, Wisconsin author Patricia Skalka will read from the latest novel in her mystery series set in Door County, “Death Rides the Ferry,”
6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 12, Rocca Room.
Poetic Pairings, third annual event pairs local poets and community members, who together will share poems in celebration of National Poetry Month. Held in collaboration with 100 Thousand Poets for Change,
2-3:30 p.m., Sunday, April 29, Rocca Room.
Study Break: De-Stress with Dogs, take a study break during finals to play with therapy dogs from Horizon4Girls,
4-5:30 p.m.; May 7, 8 & 12; Story Garden.
For adults (unless noted), no registration required. Books available at second floor Research Desk.
Book Discussion Group, with Joe Milicia (UW-Sheboygan professor emeritus of English),
2 p.m., first Thursdays, The Loft
- May 3: “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
Graphic Novel Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., third Tuesdays, Paradigm Coffee & Music.
- April 17: “Boxers (book 1) & Saints (book 2),” by Gene Luen Yang
- May 15: “Bitch Planet (books 1 & 2),” by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Books on Tap, 6 p.m., Tuesdays, at Urbane Bar & Grill, 1231 N. 8th St., Sheboygan.
- April 3: “Magpie Murders,” by Anthony Horowitz
- May 1: “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders
Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, with Leighanne Meter-Jensen (language arts teacher), Tuesdays, 5 p.m., The Loft
- April 10: “American Heiress,” by Jeffrey Toobin
- May 8: “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Book to Art Club, explore literature through discussion and hands-on projects.
Held at 6 p.m. Thursdays, in the ARTery at the John Michael Kohler Art Center. For teens and adults.
- April 12: “When the Moon Was Ours,” by Anna-Marie McLemore
- May 10: “Cairo,” by G. Willow Wilson & M. Kutlukhan Perker
Fiction Book Discussion Group,
with Kim Dalhaimer (Mead librarian), Mondays, 6 p.m., The Loft
- April 16: “A Legacy of Spies,” by John Le Carre
- May 21: “The Dark Flood Rises,” by Margaret Drabble
Romance on the Rocks, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, at Luz de Luna, 920 Michigan Ave., Sheboygan. Enjoy some romance along with book discussions, socializing, tapas and drinks.
- May 23: “Attachments,” by Rainbow Rowell
Moonlight and Murder, 6 p.m., Wednesdays, at Luz de Luna, 920 Michigan Ave., Sheboygan. Looking for a little mystery and suspense? Join us for book discussions, socializing, tapas and drinks.
- April 25: “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” by Alexander McCall Smith