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Library Happenings: Fool around with your family tree at free library program

Book clubs, art auction, Lego club can all be found at Superior Public Library.

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SUPERIOR — Registration is open for the Superior Public Library’s annual Foolin’ Around With Your Family Tree genealogy program.

This year’s event will be held virtually on Friday, April 1, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. We have two great speakers lined up who will share their knowledge with us. Our first speaker, Marie Mattson is a Certified Genealogist® – what does that mean? Join us for this free program and find out.

We also have Tracy Middleton, Register of Deeds for Douglas County, and she’ll share some of the many treasures you can find at the Register of Deeds Office.

You’ll also have a chance to have your genealogy questions answered by volunteers from the Douglas County Genealogy Club. Register online to receive a link to join the program via email.

Support Superior Public Library by bidding on local art. Our Love Your Local Artist online auction is in full swing with tons of great locally-made art up for bid, all for a great cause. Check out the online auction and place your bids by Monday, Feb. 28. All proceeds from the auction will support the library all year round.

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Our adult book club is a lively and active group of eager readers who meet the last Thursday of each month to discuss a different book. At our Thursday, Feb. 24 meeting we’ll discuss “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf.

Next month we’ll meet March 31 to discuss “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid. A limited number of books are available at the circulation desk. Check out a copy and join us for discussion.

For your convenience, we offer morning and evening meeting times, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and also offer a virtual option for those who would prefer to participate online. In-person participants are required to wear a mask during book club. If you have questions, please send a message to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org.

Sleepy Sloth Pajama storytime is March 3 at 6 p.m. We’ll read books including “Sloth Wasn't Sleepy” and “If I Had a Sleepy Sloth.” We’ll also make a craft and enjoy a bedtime snack. Don’t forget about our weekly story time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts and fun.

Bookworms Book Club for kids meets March 11 at 4 p.m. to discuss “The BFG” by Roald Dahl, which tells the story of Sophie, an orphan who is kidnapped by a giant, who turns out to be an eccentric and charming fellow named the BFG — the Big Friendly Giant. Check out a copy of the book from the library and join us for discussion.

Does your child love Legos? We have just the club for them. Our Lego Club meets in the youth services area every Monday from 4-6 p.m. and all are welcome to join us for an evening of fun, imagination and lots and lots of Legos.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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