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Library Happenings: Join the summer reading program

Children can track their progress online or pick up a paper form at the youth services desk.

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SUPERIOR — Summer fun is in full swing at Superior Public Library!

Join our summer reading program for kids and teens and discover “Oceans of Possibilities” while earning prizes for reading! You can track your progress online or pick up a paper form at the youth services desk.

Join us at Billings Park on Thursday, June 30, at 10:30 a.m. for “Bubbles: Science and Inquiry,” a free program presented by the Duluth Children’s Museum. This program is perfect for ages 4-6 and no registration is required.

On Thursday, June 30, our book club will discuss “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin, a captivating family saga that asks the question, "If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?" Discussions will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., so pick the time that works best for you. You may also participate virtually by emailing mehlel@superiorlibrary.org to receive a link to join the discussion. A limited number of copies are available at the library circulation desk.

Come to the library and enjoy a free program presented by the Lake Superior Zoo on July 7. Connect with local wildlife and their cousins while learning how they adapt to our changing seasons. This program is intended for kids in grades K-5. Space is limited and registration is required. This program will be offered at two times due to limited space. The first program will start at 10:30 a.m. and the second will begin at 11 a.m. Register for the 10:30 a.m. time online through Eventbrite ; register for the 11 a.m. time at a different Eventbrite link .

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On July 11, we’ll get crafty at the library with our Crafty Kids program. Join us at the library from 1-3 p.m. and create sand art. Ages 0-18 welcome, no registration required, and all supplies will be provided.

Did you know that you can enjoy free movies at the library? On July 11 at 6 p.m. we’ll be showing “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. This movie is rated PG-13, and closed-captioning will be enabled. Stay tuned for more information about our August movies.

You can discover the rich history of Superior — all you need is your library card. Superior Public Library cardholders can check out passes from Superior Public Library to visit four popular Superior museums: Fairlawn Mansion, the SS Meteor, the Old Firehouse & Police Museum and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center.

Adult Superior or Douglas County residents with library cards in good standing (owing $5 or less in fines) may check out up to four passes from each museum at one time. Each pass admits one person. Supplies are limited. The pass serves as your museum ticket and will be collected by museum staff during your visit. Thanks to Superior Public Museums and the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center for working with us on this program.

The library will be closed Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4 for the Fourth of July holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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