The library will start story time for children ages 4 years – kindergarten on Wednesday Sept. 29th from 3:45 – 4:30 PM.
Story time is every Wednesday except during school holidays, early dismissal and snow days. Contact the library for more information.
September 25th – October 2nd we celebrate Banned Book Week. This is an annual event to celebrate our freedom to read what we wish and to remind us the importance of the First Amendment. Many people try to restrict what you read or hear because of their beliefs. Intellectual freedom is the right to access information and to express ideas, even if they are unpopluar. This is the basis for Banned Book Week.
Celebrate Banned Book Week by picking up a book that has been challenged or banned across the country or around the world. Check out the library for a list of some of the books that have made it to the Banned Book list and express your intellectual freedom by reading one today.
The Nebraska Library Commission announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Library Commission a $2,416,403 grant to fund Nebraska’s public computer center project, Library Broadband Builds Nebraska Communities. The three-year project is designed to expand broadband capacity; upgrade public computing resources in libraries; and advance access to employment, learning, health information, and E-Government services. The Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), provides funding to expand broadband access and adoption in communities across the U.S. and intends to increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits. In addition to the federal grant, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $1,251,786 in matching funds, including a grant and technical assistance to support the project. The total project budget is $3,668,189.
We don’t know all the details yet, but the Superior Library is one of the 147 Libraries to share in this money. We will keep you posted in what exciting things will be happening at the library.
The picture in the header can be changed. If you have a picture of Superior, or happening in Superior, bring it in and see if it will work. Your name will be put up with your picture.
The library has the new book by Joy Fielding called Still Life. If you haven’t read any of her books, why not try this one.
Check out Booklists review on the book.
Still Life by Joy Fielding
Casey Marshall has it all: a successful interior-design business; a handsome, loving husband; wonderful friends; and a boatload of family money at her disposal. But just as she’s contemplating starting a family, she’s the victim of a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in a coma. But she’s not completely out of it, so she’s a witness to everything that happens in her hospital room. But is that so bad? Isn’t it everyone’s dream to be a fly on the wall, to hear what might be said at our funerals? Even though Casey is privy to everyone’s “private” remarks and conversations as they visit, she feels trapped and helpless, especially when it becomes abundantly clear that the incident with the car was no accident. Her frustration mounts as her sister, the wayward but bighearted Drew, becomes a suspect, along with everyone close to her. While not narrated in first person, the action revolves around Casey’s experiences and perceptions. Fielding makes the most of this intriguing premise without succumbing to gimmicky plot tricks. The moment that Casey solves her own attempted murder is truly riveting, and the anxiety she feels as she tries to avoid the would-be murderer’s completion of his task is palpable. A heart-pounding mainstream thriller. –Mary Frances Wilkens
Joy Fielding has a website about herself and her books at www.JoyFielding.com