SUPERIOR — If you’re looking for summer entertainment, look no further than the Superior Public Library.
On Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m., we’ll be hosting a very special poetry reading featuring two award-winning local poets. Jan Chronister and Peggy Trojan are close friends who together have written 10 books of poetry and both received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. You will be entertained and inspired by their down-to-earth verses about the woods they live in and the lives they led. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be offered by the Friends of the Library.
Join us August 8th from 1-3pm for our free crafty kids program. We’ll do mermaid crafts – no registration required and all supplies provided.
Calling all “Downton Abbey” fans. We’ll premiere “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” the sequel to the 2019 film based on the hit TV show, on August 8 at 6 p.m. Come see this free movie and enjoy the latest happenings of the Crawley family. On August 29 at 6 p.m., we will present the comedy “The Lost City” with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum. Both movies are rated PG-13 and closed captioning will be enabled.
Did you know that we have a book club especially for children? Join us on August 18 at 2 p.m. for a discussion of “The Fairy Tale Detectives,” the first book in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley about two orphaned sisters sent to live with their grandmother who discover a family secret: they are descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm. You will love the fractured fairy tales and magical mysteries in this book. Check out a copy at the library or download the eBook instantly from Hoopla and join us for a chat.
Our adult book club meets Thursday, July 28 at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to discuss “Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman. We will take a break from book club in August before resuming in September with a new schedule. Our September selection is “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich. A limited number of copies of the book are available at the circulation desk or can be downloaded instantly from Hoopla. We will meet at 10:30 a.m. on September 8 and at 6 p.m. on September 29 to discuss the book. Beginning in October, the book club will meet the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for a book discussion. Please visit our website for schedule changes due to holidays, and please note that our adult book club will no longer meet in December. Stay tuned for our 2023 book club title picks.
Why pay for video streaming services when the library offers it for free? Residents of Superior and Douglas counties have access to Hoopla, which offers streaming videos and much more – downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and music. Log in to hoopladigital.com and create a free account with your email address and library card number. You can view up to five Hoopla articles each month.
The best part? Everything is always available. There are never any waiting lists or holds with Hoopla. And wait, there’s more. If you have an AppleTV or Roku, you can download the Hoopla app to your device and stream movies and TV shows directly to your TV. Set up your account today and start watching, listening and reading instantly.
Sue Heskin is the director of the Upper Public Library.