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Library Happenings: Love Your Local Artist fundraiser returns

Paintings, handmade cards, photographs and more will be available for bid online starting Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Superior Public Library 2018
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

Superior Public Library loves local artists!

This year’s Love Your Local Artist online auction goes live on Tuesday, Feb. 1, and features a variety of locally-made art! Bid on paintings, handmade cards, photographs and more! You’ll find the link to the auction on our website, superiorlibrary.org , starting Tuesday. Special thanks to the artists for donating their work for the auction. All proceeds will be used to support library programs and services throughout the year.

Wednesday, Feb. 2, is World Read Aloud Day, and we’re celebrating with a special Pajama Storytime! Put on your PJs and join us at 6 p.m. for a Llama Llama-themed story time with stores, a craft and a snack to match!

February is Library Lovers Month and you’re invited to go on a blind date . . . with a book! Visit the library during the month of February and check out our Blind Date with a Book displays to find selections for kids, teens and adults. Each book has been carefully wrapped to conceal its identity, but we’ll give you a few details about each book so you can pick one that sounds appealing to you! Check it out, take it home, and give it a try — maybe you’ll meet your match!

Did you know about Superior Public Library’s Lego Club? Every Monday from 4-6 p.m. Lego fans are invited to come to the library to build something awesome with the library’s huge collection of Legos! There’s no sign-up required, but we do ask that you wear a mask. Join us for this fun and free weekly event!

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Are you looking for a book club that meets in the evening? We have the book club for you! Our book club meets on the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., so you can pick the time that works best for you! For our Feb. 24 meeting we’ll read "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf, a deeply affecting small town love story. Check out a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk and join us for the discussion on Feb. 24. If you’d prefer to participate virtually, email mehlel@superiorlibrary.org for details.

There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book on a cold winter day! Our Winter Reading Programs for kids, teens and adults are in full swing. Finishers receive a library tote bag plus an entry into our prize drawing. Pick up a reading log at the Circulation Desk or visit https://superiorlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 to track your reading online! Winter Reading Programs run through the end of March.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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