Exploring Family History and Twin Port Perceptions at Superior Public Library

Exploring Family History and Twin Port Perceptions at Superior Public Library


Superior Public Library is offering a series of free classes on genealogy, led Certified Professional Genealogist® Marie Mattson. The classes cover various topics including “What is Genealogy & Avoiding Common Pitfalls,” FamilySearch, the U.S. Census, DNA, and more. No registration is required, and the classes will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 21, September 28, October 5, and October 19.

In addition to the genealogy classes, Superior Public Library is hosting Twin Ports Perceptions, a discussion series with award-winning Twin Ports authors. The discussions will focus on the authors’ portrayals of Superior and Duluth in their work and how they deal with regional identity. The first discussion will take place on September 26 at 6 p.m. at Superior Public Library, featuring authors Anthony Bukoski, Carol Dunbar, and Barton Sutter. The second discussion will be held on October 10 at 6 p.m. at Duluth Public Library, featuring authors Linda LeGarde Grover, Jayson Iwen, and Sheila Packa. The discussions will be moderated Teddie Meronek, a retired librarian, author, and historian.

To familiarize yourself with the authors’ work before the discussions, you can pick up a free booklet at Superior Public Library containing writing samples from each author. The booklet will be available in mid-September while supplies last, and a downloadable version will be available on the library’s website.

Superior Public Library also offers various other programs and activities. Storytime is held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., featuring stories, songs, crafts, and fun. The library also hosts free movie screenings, showing films such as “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Additionally, there are yoga classes available for all levels and chair yoga for extra balance and stability.

Starting in September, the library will also host a monthly Memory Café in collaboration with the ADRC. Memory Café provides individuals with memory loss and their caregivers an opportunity for connection and conversation, along with various activities such as crafts and gentle fitness.

Join Superior Public Library for these exciting programs and explore the rich offerings of the library to enhance your knowledge, creativity, and engagement in the community.

– Superior Public Library
– Wisconsin Humanities
– Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund