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Library Happenings: Book clubs, movies and author William Kent Krueger to visit the library

"If you don’t have a Superior Public Library card, it’s the perfect time to sign up," writes Sue Heskin.

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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 — National Library Card Sign-Up Month is in full swing.

If you don’t have a Superior Public Library card, it’s the perfect time to sign up. Anyone who signs up for a new card during the month of September will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card. Already have a card? You can still win. Simply tell us why you love your library and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing, too.

Superior Public Library invites you to “Fall” into Reading with our first-ever Fall Reading Program for kids, teens and adults. Sign up online and complete the reading challenges now to Dec. 20 for a chance to win some great prizes.

Our Bookworms Book Club selection for September is “Measuring Up” by Lily LaMotte. Twelve-year-old Cici enters a kids’ cooking contest to raise money to pay for her grandmother’s journey from Taiwan to Seattle so they can celebrate her seventieth birthday together. This is a beautiful story about food, family, and finding your place in the world.

The Bookworms Book Club will meet on Friday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. for discussion. You can access the book on Hoopla for free with your library card or check out a copy from the library.

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Join us Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. for a free showing of the new biopic "Elvis" directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley and his relationships with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (portrayed by Tom Hanks), and Priscilla Presley. This movie is rated PG-13 and closed-captioning will be enabled.

On Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. we’ll show the new movie “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” a comedy about a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London whose quest for a couture Dior gown takes her to the streets of Paris where her unwavering spirit charms the elite people she meets. This movie is rated PG and closed captioning will be enabled.

Our October Book Club selection is "Hour of the Witch" by Chris Bohjalian, a nail-biting historical novel about a woman whose quest for a divorce in 1662 Boston might just end with her being branded as a witch.

The book club will meet Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. and Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. for discussion. Pick the time that works best for your schedule. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. If you'd like to participate virtually from home, send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org for information.

Join us Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m. for an all-levels yoga class led by instructors from the Superior Douglas County Family YMCA. This class is perfect for people ages 12 and up. Bring a mat if you have one. If you’d like to make a monetary donation for the class, all donations will support future library programs.

Mark your calendars — we’ve got big news. Award-winning author William Kent Krueger will visit the library on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. for a reading and book-signing. Zenith Bookstore will be on hand at the library to sell copies of his books. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for providing refreshments.

Back by popular demand, the Duluth Paranormal Society will visit the library on Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween. Join us at 6 p.m. to learn more about ghost-hunting and paranormal investigating.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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