Summer programs kick off at Superior Public LibraryThe Superior Public Library offers a series of free programs for children and young adults this summer. Call (715) 394-8866.
The Superior Public Library offers a series of free programs for children and young adults this summer. Call (715) 394-8866.
Come read to a dog from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Bailey, the certified therapy dog is here to listen to young readers. This program is designed to improve children’s reading and communication skills. Reluctant readers are welcome.
The summer reading programs begin June 21. This year’s theme is “Make a Splash – Read” for children preschool through 5th grade. The Teen Read program’s theme is “Make Waves at Your Library” for grades six and above. Prizes and books awarded. These programs run through Aug. 7. Pick up your reading log at the service desk in the children’s room beginning June 21. The Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund sponsors the library’s reading programs.
Summer story time begins at 10:30 a.m. June 22 in the Children’s Room. Join library staff for stories, finger plays, songs and more. Children ages 3-6 are invited to attend. No registration is necessary. Story Time continues on Tuesdays through Aug. 3.
Wizard School runs 2-3 p.m. June 22 in the meeting room of the library. A table hovers mysteriously in the air; a boy turns into a rabbit (and, fortunately, back into a boy); a girl levitates. What manner of magic is this? But of course, Wizard School has come to your library. This costumed interactive show features, eight to 10 great books, lots of audience participation, and amazing magic. Presented by Robert & Lynn Halbrook. The Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund sponsors this program.
Join Summer Story Time for children age 3-6 at 10:30 a.m. June 29 in the Children’s Room.
Tami LaPole Edmunds, from Art in the Alley of Superior, demonstrates the art of making bead bracelets 2-3 p.m. June 30 in the library meeting room. The program is limited to 30 children; registration required. The Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund sponsors this program.
Summer Story Time begins at 10:30 a.m. July 6 for children ages 3-6 in the Children’s Room.
Jacob Roeber’s Magic and Illusion Show comes to the Superior Public Library meeting room 2-3 p.m. July 7. Come, meet, enjoy and be awed by the talent of 15-year-old Roeber. He performs a 45-minute magic and illusion show suitable for the entire family.
Summer Story Time begins at 10:30 a.m. July 13 in the Children’s Room for children ages 3-6.
Kelly and Gary Reed present “How’s That Made,” the first in a two-day series, 2-3 p.m. July 13 in the meeting room of the library. Children learn the basic steps a graphic designer takes to render an idea and/or concept into a finished visual graphic design. This project takes children through a series of steps to create a screen printed t-shirt. Program limited to 24 children. Registration required. On this first day, children are divided into groups. Each group must decide what theme or concept they would like to convey. Once decided the children then must brainstorm within their group to create an image that conveys the theme.
The musical event, “Thanks for the Memories” runs 2-3 p.m. on July 14 in the meeting room. Music can connect people with special times from their past. A string quartet, made up of members of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, explores the connection between music and memory in a decade-by-decade journey through American music. With music ranging from the ragtime of Scott Joplin through the more contemporary music of the Beatles and Coldplay, this ensemble is sure to bring back memories.
Kelly and Gary Reed return for day two of “How’s That Made?” 2-3 p.m. July 15 in the meeting room. During this session, children are shown the additional steps needed to create a screen-printed t-shirt: From computer work and the compilation of ideas to create the design, to printing out the vellum to burn the image on the silk screen mesh, to washing out the image, and finally printing of the design along with the drying process. Children receive a t-shirt with their design concept. A group picture is taken. Registration required. Class limited to 30 children.
Summer Story Time for children ages 3-6 begins at 10:30 a.m. July 20 in the Children’s Room.
Beginning Sign Language runs 2-3 p.m. on July 21 in the meeting room. Bonnie Baker teaches the manual alphabet and some finger spelling. She teaches basic signs of interest to children. Handouts included.
Summer Story Time begins at 10:30 a.m. July 27 for children ages 3-6 in the Children’s Room.
James Moors, an international performer and recording artist from Superior, presents summer music from 2-3 p.m. July 28 in the meeting room. Don’t miss this chance to see him stretch outside of his Americana/roots music to put on a special hometown show. Integrating music with movement, games, and storytelling, an event for all ages. The Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund sponsors this program.
Summer Story Time for children ages 3-6 starts at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 in the Children’s Room.
Chess Expert Dane Mattson teaches basic chess movements to beginner players 2-3 p.m. Aug. 4 in the library classroom. All are welcome. *Chess expert is a rating and title given by the United States Chess Federation. It is awarded to players rated from 2000 to 2199. Chess experts are in the top 1 percent of all USCF tournament chess players.
Dane Mattson, chess expert teaches chess strategy to players of intermediate to advanced ability 3-4 p.m. Aug. 4 in the library classroom. All are welcome. Call (715) 394-8866 to register.
Amy Stangland demonstrates how to make a memory book from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 5 in the meeting room of the library. Come make a Summer Vacation Mini-Book. Keep it or give it to someone special. Using markers, glitter, stickers, etc, participants create a little book to hold memories of the summer.
Read to a Dog from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in the library classroom.
All reading logs from the “Make a Splash – Read” and “Teen Read Make Waves at Your Library” reading programs are due Aug. 7.
While in the library, enjoy the talent of local artists whose works are on display in the lobby, with a different artist each month.
In June, enjoy Dan Edmunds’ pottery. Joni Tauzell’s photography is displayed through July and the photography of Larry and Linda Dunlap will be on display in August.