Library Happenings: Enjoy poetry, mermaid crafts and book clubs at Superior Public Library

Sue Heskin details the latest events and programs at the Superior Public Library.

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SUPERIOR — If you’re looking for summer fun, look no further than Superior Public Library.

On Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. we’ll host a very special poetry reading featuring two award-winning local poets. Jan Chronister and Peggy Trojan are close friends who together have authored 10 poetry books and have both been awarded an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. You’ll be entertained and inspired by their down-to-earth verse about the woods they live in and the lives they have led. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Join us Aug. 8 from 1-3 p.m. for our free crafty kids program. We’ll be making mermaid crafts — no registration is required, and all supplies are provided.

Calling all “Downton Abbey” fans. We’ll be showing “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” the sequel to the 2019 film based on the hit TV show, on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. Come to this free movie and enjoy the latest happenings of the Crawley family. On Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. we’ll be showing the comedy “The Lost City” starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. Both movies are rated PG-13 and closed-captioning will be enabled.

Did you know that we have a book club especially for kids? Join us Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of “The Fairy Tale Detectives,” the first book in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley about two orphaned sisters sent to live with their grandmother who discover a family secret: They are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm. You’ll love the fractured fairy tales and magical mysteries in this book. Check out a copy at the library or download the e-book instantly from Hoopla and join us for discussion.


Our Adult Book Club meets Thursday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to discuss “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. We’ll take a break from book club in August before resuming in September with a new schedule. Our September selection is “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. A limited number of copies of the book are available to check out at the Circulation Desk, or download the e-book instantly from Hoopla. We’ll meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29 to discuss the book. Starting in October, book club will meet on the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for book discussion. Please visit our website for schedule changes due to holidays, and please note that our Adult Book Club will no longer meet in December. Stay tuned for our 2023 book club title selections.

Why pay for streaming video services when the library offers it for free? Superior and Douglas County residents have access to Hoopla, which offers streaming video and so much more — downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and music, too. Log on to and create a free account with your email address and library card number. You can check out up to five Hoopla items each month.

The best part? Everything is always available. There are never wait lists or holds with Hoopla. And wait, there’s more. If you have an AppleTV or Roku, you can download the Hoopla app to your device and stream movies and TV shows directly to your television. Set up your account today and start watching, listening and reading instantly.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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To submit a calendar event, email or call 715-395-5000. The deadline is noon Wednesday for the Friday issue. Events are guaranteed to publish once.