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Library Happenings: Award winning poet comes to library

Linda LeGarde Grover will appear at the library in honor of the reissue of her poetry collection “The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives.”

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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 is thrilled to host award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in honor of the reissue of her poetry collection “The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives.”

This collection of memoir in poetry tells the story of a Minnesota Ojibwe family against the backdrop of history that begins with creation and on through today, recounting history and family stories. The reissued version includes five brand-new poems and a new preface from Linda. The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments. All are invited to attend.

Love Your Local Artist will be held in person in 2023. This annual fundraiser celebrates local art and local libraries and is held in conjunction with the Friends of the Library on a Friday evening in February. Local artists are invited to reserve a table to display and sell their work. We provide live music, wine and refreshments, and invite the community to come to the library to peruse the artwork, bid on auction items, and connect with the local artist community. Proceeds support the library all year long. Are you an artist who is interested in participating? Reserve your spot online or contact Leslie Mehle (mehlel@superiorlibrary.org) for more information.

Fall Storytime continues at the library. Join us Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for stories, crafts and fun. Fall Storytime wraps up Nov. 29.

Learn about the power of budgeting and how to simplify your spending at a free seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 2, with financial adviser Robyn Lings. Learn how to create and stick to a budget, set goals and manage credit and debt. To join this event in person at the library, reserve your spot by calling 715-392-1268 or emailing robyn.lings@edwardjones.com by Tuesday, Nov. 1. Light refreshments will be served. To participate virtually, register at the link on the calendar of events at superiorlibrary.org.

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We’re having lots of fun at our branch libraries this fall. Join us for Storytime at 10:30 a.m. at our Solon Springs branch on Thursday, Nov. 3 and at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Monday, Nov. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Lego Club meets at Solon Springs on Nov. 14 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and then in Lake Nebagamon on Nov. 17 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. You bring the creativity; we’ll bring the Legos.

Our Adult Book Club will discuss “Beloved” by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison on Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. (note the schedule change due to the Thanksgiving holiday). Pick the time that works best for your schedule. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, “Beloved” is an unflinching look at slavery. If you’d prefer to participate virtually, send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org to receive a link to join the discussion. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

Join financial advisers Robyn Lings and Lindsey Wood at the library on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. for a free financial seminar especially for women. At "Savvy Woman, Smart Investor: Take Charge of Your Financial Future," you'll learn how to balance your goals with your current needs; and plan for education, retirement and care for aging parents. To join this event in person at the library, please reserve your spot by calling 715-392-1268 or emailing robyn.lings@edwardjones.com by Nov. 8. Light refreshments will be served. To participate virtually, register at the link on the calendar of events at superiorlibrary.org . Enter the passcode 7153921268 if prompted.

Join us at the library for free movies in November. On Monday, Nov. 7, we’ll show “Thor: Love and Thunder” and on Nov. 21 we’ll show “Top Gun: Maverick.” Both movies are rated PG-13 and begin at 6 p.m. We’ll enable closed-captioning for the convenience of our viewers.

Put on your PJs and fuzzy slippers and join us Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. and Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, and fun — in our PJs.

Come to the library for free yoga classes on Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Led by instructors from the Superior YMCA, the class is perfect for ages 12 and up. Bring a mat if you have one. If you’d like to make a monetary donation for the class, all proceeds will support future library programs.

Our Superior Public Library 2023 calendars are going fast. Each calendar features 12 Carl Gawboy local history mural images that depict the history of Superior and Douglas County, and they make great gifts.

They’re available for purchase exclusively at the library for $20 each, cash or check, while supplies last. Make sure to grab your calendar before they’re gone.

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If you’re looking for gifts for the booklovers on your gift list, this is the sale you’ve been waiting for. The Friends of the Library will hold their Merry Little Book Sale on Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. This sale features the best-of-the-best books in like-new condition, perfect for giving as gifts during the holidays. Gift-wrapping will be available. Don’t miss this fantastic, one-of-a-kind book sale. Dealers are welcome to attend the sale on Saturday.

The library will be closed Nov. 11-12 for the Veterans Day holiday. We will reopen on Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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