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Celebrate local artists, search for ancestors at library

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By Sue Heskin

Don’t forget our fourth annual “Love Your Local Artist” event on Friday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. in the library’s Peak area.  This free event features music, wine, refreshments and over 30 artists displaying and selling their work. This year will feature a silent auction of items created by our local artists and an adopt-a-book sale. See you there!

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Are you searching for your ancestors? The Lake Superior DAR Chapter will be offering a free Genealogy Workshop to the public on Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the library classroom. Judy Mason is a DAR National Genealogist and resides in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She will present the workshop and be open to questions. 

The library is now blogging on the internet.

What is our blog about? You will find book recommendations, seasonal topics, and some musings about books and libraries in general. You can check it out at ‘librarianmary.blogspot.com.’ New articles will be posted every 2-3 weeks.

While it’s too cold to play outside, stop by our children’s room and try our craft of the month. January’s craft is decorated mittens. In February, children will be making a Valentine craft. Supplies and directions are available from the children’s librarian any time during the month. Stop in for storytime too, each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through April 8.

Nonfiction: “Small Feet, Big Land: adventure, home, and family on the edge of Alaska,” “A Story Lately Told: coming of age in Ireland, London, and New York,” “Paddle Your Own Canoe: one man’s fundamentals for delicious living,” “Orr: my story,” “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage,” “Furious Cool: Richard Pryor and the world that made him,” “The Trident: the forging and reforging of a Navy SEAL leader,” “American Mirror: the life and art of Norman Rockwell.”

Fiction: “Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle, “The Quest” by Nelson DeMille, “The Lowland: a novel” by Jhumpa Lahiri, “Red Sky in Morning: a novel” by Paul Lynch, “Starry Night: A Christmas novel” by Debbie Macomber, “Cross and Burn” by Val McDermid, “Constance: a novel” by Patrick McGrath, “Silent Night: a Spenser Holiday novel” by Robert B. Parker, “Cross my Heart” by James Patterson.

Large print: “The Baby Bequest” by Lyn Cote, “Chasing Hope” by Kathryn Cushman, “Children of the Jacaranda Tree” by Sahar Deligjani, “Christmas at Harmony Hill: a Shaker story” by Ann Gabhart, “Run to You” by Rachel Gibson, “Trapped: a Private Justice novel” by Irene Hannon, “Beloved” by Robin Lee Hatcher, “Rasputin’s Shadow” by Raymond Khoury.

Audiobooks: “The First Phone Call From Heaven” by Mitch Albom, “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci, “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich, “Hostage” by Kay Hooper, “Sinister” by Lisa Jackson, “White Fire” by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon. Check out the library’s website at superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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