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Library Events: Genealogy Event Scheduled for April 1 – Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR: Are you curious about genealogy?

Want to know more about your ancestors? Don’t miss our free virtual genealogy program, Foolin’ Around With Your Family Tree, Friday, April 1, 5:30-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. We will have a fun and educational evening with Certified Genealogist® Marie Mattson and Douglas County Deeds Registry Tracy Middleton.

Marie will talk about what it’s like to be a Certified Genealogist®, and Tracy will tell us all about helpful resources you can access at your local Deeds Registry office, from real estate records to birth certificates.

Volunteers from the Douglas County Genealogy Club will be on hand to answer all your genealogy-related questions. This event is free, but registration is required. Email [email protected] or visit our website to register or learn more about this great event!

Our adult book club meets March 31 to discuss Kiley Reid’s “Such a Fun Age,” a gripping and surprising debut novel about race and privilege. For your convenience, our book club meets twice – at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. – so you can choose the time that works best for you! If you prefer to participate virtually, email [email protected] and you will receive the link to join the discussion from the comfort of your own home.

Our winter reading program ends on March 31! Be sure to turn in your reading journals and pick up your free tote bag before the end of the month to be eligible for the raffle! The winners of the raffle will be contacted in early April.

Join us on April 8 at 4 p.m. for our Bookworms Kids Book Club! We will talk about “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by JK Rowling. Check out a copy of the book and join us for the discussion!

Our Crafty Kids program will take place on April 14 from 3-5pm! Stop by to make your own spring crafts with animals! All supplies will be provided and no registration is required. One craft per child, please.

The Superior Public Library is proud to participate in the One Book Northland program with other area libraries! This year’s One Book Northland selection, “Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong” by Linda LeGarde Grover, is a collection of stories, legends, poetry, and memoirs that blend family and Ojibwe history with stories from Misaabekong (the place of the giants) on Lake Superior. You are invited to read the book and participate in a variety of events throughout the region, including book groups, readings, workshops and other programs. For a full list of One Book Northland events, visit https://duluthlibrary.org/adults/one-book-northland/.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Upper Public Library.