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Library Happenings: Genealogy event set for April 1

Don’t miss our free virtual genealogy program, Foolin’ Around With Your Family Tree.

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SUPERIOR — Are you curious about genealogy?

Would you like to know more about your ancestors? Don’t miss our free virtual genealogy program, Foolin’ Around With Your Family Tree, on Friday, April 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. We’ll have a fun and educational evening with Certified Genealogist® Marie Mattson and Douglas County Register of Deeds Tracy Middleton.

Marie will talk about what it’s like to be a Certified Genealogist®, and Tracy will tell us all about the helpful resources you can access at your local Register of Deeds office, from real estate records to birth certificates.

Volunteers from the Douglas County Genealogy Club will be on hand to answer all of your genealogy-related questions. This event is free, but registration is required. Send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org or visit our website to register or to learn more about this great event!

Our Book Club for adults meets March 31 to discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid, a striking and surprising debut novel about race and privilege. For your convenience, our book club meets twice — at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. — so you can pick the time that works best for you! If you’d prefer to participate virtually, send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org and you’ll receive the link to join the discussion from the comfort of your own home.

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Our Winter Reading Program wraps up March 31! Make sure to turn in your reading logs and pick up your free library tote bag before the end of the month to be eligible for the prize drawing! Prize drawing winners will be contacted in early April.

Join us April 8 at 4 p.m. for our Bookworms Book Club for kids! We’ll discuss "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" by J.K. Rowling. Check out a copy of the book and join us for the discussion!

Our Crafty Kids program will be held April 14 from 3-5 p.m.! Stop by to make your very own spring animal craft! All supplies will be provided and no registration is required. One craft per child, please.

The Superior Public Library is proud to participate in the One Book Northland program with other libraries in the region! This year’s One Book Northland selection, "Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong" by Linda LeGarde Grover, is a collection of stories, legends, poetry and memoir that interweaves family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior. You’re invited to read the book and participate in a variety of events throughout the region, including book groups, readings, workshops and other programs. For a full list of One Book Northland events, visit https://duluthlibrary.org/adults/one-book-northland/ .

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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