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Library Happenings: Winter reading program kicks off Jan. 3

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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 — Looking for a part-time job working with a fantastic crew of people? Work at Superior Public Library. We’re looking for a part-time custodian to work a flexible evening schedule to help us keep the library neat and clean. You can view the full job description and apply at the City of Superior website, ci.superior.wi.us. The position will remain open until filled. We’d love to have you join our team.

Happy New Year from all of us at Superior Public Library. The library will be closed Dec. 31-Jan. 2. We will reopen at 10 a.m. on Jan. 3.

Looking for something fun to do with the kids during winter break? Join us Thursday, Dec. 29 at 2 p.m. for a fun movie and craft program especially for kids. We’ll be showing the movie “DC League of Super-Pets” and coloring our own superhero masks. This movie is rated PG.

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Join us Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. for a free showing of the new movie “Ticket to Paradise” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney as bickering exes who head to Bali after their daughter announces her plans to marry a local islander she just met while on holiday. They decide to put aside their differences and work together to stop the wedding, believing that doing so will keep her from making a dreadful mistake, similar to their own. This movie is rated PG-13 and closed-captions will be enabled.

Come to our Adult Book Club and enjoy a lively, engaging discussion with other eager readers. Our title selection for January is “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger, and we’ll meet Jan. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. for discussion. Looking ahead to February, we’ll discuss “One Plus One” by JoJo Moyes on Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. and Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. If you’d like to participate virtually from home, please send an email to mehlel@superiorlibrary.org ,and we’ll give you the information you need to join the discussion remotely.

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Our Winter Reading Programs for kids, teens and adults launch Jan. 3. Complete the reading program and you’ll receive a Superior Public Library coffee mug, hot chocolate packet, and you’ll also be entered into our drawing for other great prizes. Pick up a paper reading log at the library or track your progress online using Beanstack.

Stop by our branch libraries and enjoy Legos and storytime. We’ll host Storytime at our Solon Springs branch on Jan. 5 at 10:30 a.m. and at our Lake Nebagamon branch on Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Join us for Lego Club at Lake Nebagamon 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and at Solon Springs 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 9. You bring the creativity, and we’ll supply the Legos.

Do you use the Overdrive app to enjoy the library’s downloadable ebooks and audiobooks? It’s time to make the switch to the Libby app. The Overdrive app will be discontinued in early 2023, so the library has scheduled drop-in sessions where you can bring your device and get help transitioning to the Libby app. We’ll show you how to log in; check out books; download them to your device; place holds; and more. Sessions will be held 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.

The library will be closed Jan. 14-Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen at 10 a.m. Jan. 17.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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