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Library Happenings: Superior Public Library seeks feedback

"Your insights are both needed and appreciated," writes Sue Heskin.

Superior Public Library 2018
Shelves at the newly renovated Superior Public Library are lower than the previous ones nicely showing off the murals on the walls on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018.
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SUPERIOR — The Superior Public Library needs your feedback!

We are currently conducting a brief community survey, and we would love to hear from you (whether you’re a regular at the library or have never been!). Your insights are both needed and appreciated! A link to the survey can be found at the library's home page, superiorlibrary.org.

Join us at the library Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. for “This is the Sea” with storyteller Tracy Chipman! Stories of wonder and adventure about the Earth’s oceans and seas have fascinated humans for thousands of years! The mystery, questions and possibilities abound! Sail with Tracy Chipman into the big, blue depths of the Sea! All ages are welcome and no registration is required.

Our Bookworms Book Club for kids will meet Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. to discuss the graphic novel "El Deafo" by Cece Bell. Based on the author’s own experiences, this funny and poignant memoir recounts her hearing loss as a young child and her struggles to fit in and to find a place for herself in the world. Check out a copy of the book from the library and join us for the discussion!

Do you have questions about Medicare? Join us July 18 at 10:30 a.m. for a monthly information session with Kristy Herubin and learn the basics of Medicare, including how and when to enroll. This is an informational session intended for anyone approaching age 65 or looking to retire. Sessions will last approximately one hour.

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We’re hosting a karaoke party especially for kids on July 21 at 2 p.m.! Come to the library and sing your hearts out!

Local artist Leah Biezuns will join us July 25 at 11 a.m. for a free craft program especially for teens ages 12-18! We’ll make driftwood yarn hangings and rock cairns. All supplies will be provided and no registration is required.

On July 26 our weekly Storytime will be held at the Superior Community Gardens on the 2300 block of Oakes Avenue! Join us at 10:30 a.m.! Kids will have the opportunity to sample some veggies and grow their own flowers!

Join us July 28 at 2 p.m. for a special program with two award-winning local poets, Jan Chronister and Peggy Trojan, both recipients of an Outstanding Achievement Award for their poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association. These northern poets write down-to-earth verse about the woods they live in and the lives they have led. You will be entertained and inspired by these two women who have found writing poetry to be a creative outlet as well as a way to deal with life. This program is free and open to all, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Copies of their books will be available for purchase.

Our adult book club will meet July 28 to discuss "Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman, a humorous and thought-provoking novel about a group of strangers brought together when they are unexpectedly taken hostage during an apartment open house. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. We’ll be offering two discussion times —10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. — so pick the time that works best for you. If you’d like to participate virtually, send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org .

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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