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Library Happenings: Calendars feature historic Superior murals

"Only $20 each, the calendars are available exclusively at the library while supplies last. Proceeds will support library programs throughout the year. Make sure to pick yours up today," 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.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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SUPERIOR — Superior Public Library calendars are here.

Each calendar features 12 mural panels depicting the history of Superior, including the old Carnegie Library on Hammond Avenue, the Edmund Fitzgerald, the summer White House, and more. Only $20 each, the calendars are available exclusively at the library while supplies last. Proceeds will support library programs throughout the year. Make sure to pick yours up today.

Are you looking for a new job? Get help at the library. Job-seeking experts from Superior’s Job Center of Wisconsin visit the library on the third Wednesday of each month to offer assistance with job applications, resume creation and even filing for unemployment benefits. Stop by Wednesday, Oct. 19, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to get the help you need.

Talking about money with your family can be stressful. Join Edward Jones financial advisor Robyn Lings at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. for a free seminar and learn three key ways to reduce stress when communicating with family members about money. You can join in person or virtually. 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 Tuesday, Oct. 18. Light refreshments will be served. To participate virtually, register online.

Lings will return to the library Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. for a free seminar on the power of budgeting and how to simplify your spending. Learn how to create and stick to a budget, set goals, and to manage credit and debt. 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. 1. Light refreshments will be served. To participate virtually, register online.

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Visit our Lake Nebagamon branch on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for a free craft program especially for kids, and we’ll make autumn picture frames. No registration required.

Join us Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. for a free program with Duluth Paranormal Society and hear from real-life ghost hunters. Learn about the equipment they use to investigate paranormal activity and hear actual evidence from their investigations — just in time for Halloween.

Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) is a holiday that originated in Mexico and is celebrated by gathering to pay respects and to remember friends and family members who have died. In honor of this holiday, we’ll be making a sugar skull craft at our Crafty Kids program Oct. 27. All supplies will be provided and no registration is required. Stop by the library 3-5 p.m. to participate in this free program.

Do you have expired or unwanted medications you’d like to get rid of? Bring them to our Drug Take Back event on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from the AODA Community Coalition of Douglas County and the Superior Police Department will be on hand to accept them and make sure they are disposed of safely. Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, supplements, pills and liquids will all be accepted.

New York Times-bestselling author William Kent Krueger joins us at Superior Public Library on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. for a free reading and book signing. Come and hear from this legendary author. Zenith Bookstore will be at the library to sell copies of Krueger’s books — make sure to pick one up and have it signed. The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments.

Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover joins us at the library Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. for a reading from “The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives,” which will be reissued in late October. This collection of memoir in poetry tells the collective 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. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library. This event is free and open to all.

Join us at the library for free movies in November. On 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.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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