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Library Happenings: Name the new book bike

Tuesday Tunes, crafts and yoga are just some of the things to look forward to in January.

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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 — Come to Superior Public Library for Tuesday Tunes. Starting Jan. 17, join us at the library on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. in our beautiful atrium and listen to live music performed by a variety of local musicians.

Come in from the cold and enjoy these free performances every Tuesday through Feb. 21. Upcoming performers include Seconds Count, Jane Wester, and the Unstrung Quartet.

We’re looking for a part-time library custodian to join our fantastic team. Enjoy a flexible schedule working mostly during the evening to help keep the library neat and clean. Find the full job description and apply at the city of Superior website.

If you’re using the Overdrive app to enjoy the library’s downloadable e-books and audiobooks, it’s time to switch to Libby. The Overdrive app will be discontinued in early 2023, so make sure to download the Libby app to continue borrowing e-books and audiobooks with your library card. Need help with the transition? We’ll be holding drop-in sessions to help you make the switch. Sessions will be held at the library on Wednesday, Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Jan. 18 from 4-6 p.m.; and Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your device and stop by the library and we’ll help you make the switch. No registration required.

The library offers great opportunities for kids to get crafty. Join us Jan. 19 from 3-5 p.m. for our Crafty Kids program and make a snowman craft. We’ll also hold craft programs for kids at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Jan. 19 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and at our Solon Springs branch on Jan. 23 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. No registration required, and we’ll provide all of the supplies you’ll need.

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Come to our free yoga class on Jan. 21 and improve your flexibility, balance and even your mood. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for this all-levels class led by instructors from the Superior YMCA. This class is perfect for ages 12 and up. Please bring a mat if you have one. If you’d like to make a monetary donation for the class, all proceeds will support library programs.

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On Jan. 23, come to the library for a free showing of the new movie “The Banshees of Inisherin.” Nominated for eight Golden Globes, this film is set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland and follows lifelong friends Pádraic and Colm, who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. Pádraic tries to repair the relationship, but his efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with shocking consequences. The movie starts at 6 p.m., is rated R, and closed-captioning will be enabled.

After a brief hiatus, our weekly Storytime resumes Jan. 24. Join us every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, crafts and fun at the library.

Sign up for our Sip & Swipe Café and learn how to access information, connect with family and friends, and gain confidence when using your tablet or smartphone. At the Sip & Swipe Café, participants will be encouraged to "sip" (enjoy coffee or tea – provided by the library) and "swipe" (the way we use our fingertips to operate a tablet or smartphone). A friendly, knowledgeable, and patient coach will work with participants, provide support, and answer questions. Sessions held Feb. 7 and Feb. 9 will be for Apple products, and our Feb. 14 and Feb. 16 sessions will be geared toward Android products. All sessions are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and you’ll want to attend both sessions for your particular device in order to complete the program. You’ll need to bring your own device to participate. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 715-394-8860 to sign up, or stop by the library and sign up at the Circulation Desk.

We can’t wait to hit the road with our book bike this summer. Look for us at parks, parades and the farmers' market — you never know where we’ll be turning up. But first, our bike needs a name. Can you help us? Submit your suggestions and we’ll put it to a vote. The person who suggests the winning name will win $50. You can submit your name suggestions at https://forms.gle/4XGsaE32iQNxsxPU7 or look for the entry forms and submission box at the library. Don’t forget to include your name and contact information with your suggestion. We’ll accept suggestions until the end of February. During the months of March and April, everyone will vote. We’ll announce the winning name on June 1.

The library will be closed Jan. 14-16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We’ll reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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