Resources help explore your history
Superior Public Library is offering the chance to see two Oscar-nominated movies on the big screen. Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday for a free showing of "Moana," the story of a spirited young woman who embarks on a dangerous mission to save her people. This movie is rated PG.
On March 27 at 6 p.m., join us for "Fences" starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in her Oscar-winning role. This movie is rated PG-13. There will be light snacks available at both movies.
Looking for some spring break fun? Join us Monday for Game Day and play tabletop games and the Nintendo Wii 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On March 21, we'll be having a special Play Group with Head Start at 3 p.m. designed for children ages 0-5. This playgroup will feature a tumbling mat, tunnels, basketball hoops and other activities to help your child engage in active play.
We'll be having a "Seussical" Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m. March 23. Put on your PJ's and join us for this special evening storytime featuring Dr. Seuss stories in the Children's Room Storyboat.
Did you know that Superior Public Library has a ton of resources that can help you explore your family history? Join us for our second annual Foolin' Around with Your Family Tree genealogy program March 31 from 4:45 to 8:30 p.m. and get exclusive, after-hours access to the library's genealogy resources. This year's keynote speaker, Lee Grady from the Wisconsin Historical Society, will give a presentation on researching ancestors in the records of state and county institutions. Participants also have the option of attending a presentation by David Johnson, who will share his tips and tricks for "Foolin' Around with Ancestry.com." There will be plenty of time for independent research with assistance as needed from library staff and volunteers from the Douglas County Genealogy Club. Space is limited, so pick up a registration form at the library and sign up today.
In honor of Earth Month, Northern Expressions Arts Collective will be offering an Ecosystem in a Jar program for kids at 11 a.m. April 1. This program is free but registration is required. Contact (715) 394-8866 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. NEAC programs always fill up, so make sure to sign up today.
Fiction: "The Prisoner" by Alex Berenson, "Miranda and Caliban" by Jacqueline Carey, "Number 11" by Jonathan Coe, "Huck Out West" by Robert Coover, "Pale Guardian" by Barbara Hambly, "The Mayakovsky Tapes" by Robert Littell, "The Dark Room" by Jonathan Moore, "The Second Mrs. Hockaday" by Susan Rivers, "Duplicity" by Ingrid Thoft and "The Believer" by Joakim Zander.
Nonfiction: "How to Hygge: Nordic Secrets to a Happy Life," "At the End of the World: Murder in the Arctic," "Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues," "Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness," "Build Your Own Garage Manual," "Modern Knits from Sweden," "Bucket List Adventures" and "The Book Thieves: The Nazi Looting of Europe's Libraries."
Large print: "Justice Delayed" by Patricia Bradley, "The Lullaby Sky" by Carolyn Brown, "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon, "History of Wolves" by Emily Fridlund, "Amish Weddings" by Leslie Gould, "Faithful" by Alice Hoffman, "Carolina Gold" by Dorothy Love and "Finding Margo" by Jen Turano.
Juvenile: "Life on Mars," "Books Do Not Have Wings," "Food Trucks!" "Baby's Big Busy Book," "My Favorite Shoes," "Birthday Cake: Story about Sharing," "Push! Dig! Scoop!," "The Secret Life of Squirrels," "The Girl Who Drank the Moon," and "Bad Kitty Takes the Test."
DVDs: "American Honey," "American Pastoral," "Blair Witch, "The Girl on the Train," "Hacksaw Ridge, "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, "Keeping up with the Joneses," "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and "Suicide Squad."
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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit superiorlibrary.org.
Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.