Library Happenings: Lego lovers, bookworms and soccer fans won't want to miss the fun

"Superior Public Library hosts a Lego Club especially for kids every Monday from 4-6 p.m. We’ll also be holding a special Lego Club at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-5:30

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SUPERIOR — Does your child love Legos?

Superior Public Library hosts a Lego Club especially for kids every Monday from 4-6 p.m. We’ll also be holding a special Lego Club at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. You bring the creativity; we’ll bring the Legos.

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. for Crafty Kids. We’ll make turkey crafts to celebrate Thanksgiving. All supplies are provided and no registration is required.

Our Bookworms Book Club for kids meets Friday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. to discuss "Primer" by Jennifer Muro, a graphic novel about 13-year-old Ashley Rayburn, an upbeat girl who bounces between foster homes before finally settling in to a loving and supportive home — only to stumble upon a set of body paints that give her superpowers. Download the book for free from Hoopla and join us for discussion.

Join us Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. for a free yoga class at the library. Led by instructors from the Superior YMCA, this class is perfect for ages 12 and up. Please bring a mat if you have one.


On Monday, Nov. 21, join us for a free showing of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the hit sequel to the 1986 classic film starring Tom Cruise as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Maverick faces an uncertain future and confronts the ghosts of his past, leading to a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it. The movie starts at 6 p.m. and is rated PG-13. Closed-captioning will be enabled.

Calling all soccer fans! Come to the library and watch some FIFA World Cup matches. We’ll be showing three matches in November, and all of them start at 1 p.m.: U.S. vs Wales on Monday, Nov. 21; France vs Australia on Nov. 22; and U.S vs Iran on Nov. 29; The World Cup is the most prestigious tournament in the world — don’t miss it.

Come to the library on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. We’ll enjoy stories, songs, and fun — in our pajamas.

Fall Storytime is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through Nov. 29. Storytime will resume in January — stay tuned for details.

Come to our annual Merry Little Book Sale for fantastic bargains on like-new, highly “gift-able” books for all of the readers on your gift list. You’ll find new releases, best sellers, cookbooks, non-fiction, children’s books, and much more — all in perfect condition and ready for gift-giving. The sale will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 3. Dealers are welcome to shop the sale on Saturday.

Award-winning authors Anthony Bukoski and Jayson Iwen will visit the library on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Bukoski’s most recent work, “The Blondes of Wisconsin,” is a collection of short stories that provides an intimate look into the lives of the working-class Polish-Americans who live and love and work in northern Wisconsin. Iwen’s poetry collection, "Roze & Blud," examines the intimate thoughts and feelings of Roze Mertha, a teenage girl growing up in a trailer park, and William Blud, a veteran navigating age and loneliness in an apartment he shares with an Afghan refugee. Iwen’s book was recently awarded the Northeastern Minnesota Book Award in the poetry category. This event is free and open to all, with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

The library will be closed Nov. 24 through Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Monday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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