The Superior Library will be holding a number of programs (workshops) on how to use the new machines in our Makerspace. At this time we have an embroidery/sewing machine, heat press, button maker, laminator, and green screen.
With Christmas coming here is an opportunity to learn how to make some unique gifts for Christmas. Get 2-3 people together and come join, us for an hour or two, or come yourself. Because of limited space, call for a reservation. The dates we have saved are: Saturday afternoons- Nov. 13th, 27th, or Dec. 11th. Tuesday afternoon – Nov. 9th Tuesday nights – Nov. 16th and 30th. Friday afternoon – Nov. 12th. If these times don’t work call and we will see what we can arrange.
There are no fees for the classes. The only fees are for materials.
Children are welcome with an adult, due to safety issues. If interested call the library at 402 879-4200.
We are having our Summer Reading program this year. Sign up is May 20- June 2, 2021 for children, toddler through 5th grade. Programs start June 2nd through July 14th. Toddlers – Wednesday mornings 9:30-10:30 AM Preschool – 5th grade Wednesday afternoons 2:00-3:30 PM Craft Group (4th and 5th graders) Tuesday afternoons 2:00 PM till craft is done. For more information on any of these programs call the library.
Won’t be long before the Innovation Studio moves on. If you have a project you have been thinking about, now is the time. We have people willing to help you with your ideas. Studio will be leaving the March 10th, 2021.
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The studio is here and will be up and running starting Sept. 28th. We have a CNC router, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, embroidery machine, 3D printer, heat press, button maker and laminator, music kit, Lego robot, electronic kits, and a camera and green screen.
The possibilities are endless. Start thinking about Christmas, weddings, birthdays, or any other gift giving occasion. And don’t forget to make something for yourself. The only cost to you is materials that you buy from the studio. You can bring in your own materials if you want. Once you are certified on a machine you may come and use it at anytime. We will have trainings set up or call and make arrangements. We are requesting reservations (COVID), so we don’t have too many people waiting for the same machine, At times the room may be closed if we are working by ourselves.
You can call 402 879-4200 to make a reservation or if you have questions. Watch this site, or our Facebook page for announcements.
The Innovation Studio is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Nebraska Library Commission, The Nebraska State Regional Library Systems, Nebraska Extension, and the Superior Library.
The Superior Library has 12 new toddler bags. Each bag has a different theme with 3-5 books, and one or more of flannel boards, puppets, games or anything else I found to put in them. The bags are checked out for 2 weeks.
Intellectual freedom is the right of all individuals to read, view, or listens to whatever materials they choose and to speak and write the beliefs and opinions they hold. Intellectual freedom is the basis of democracy and is the core concept upon which libraries are built.
The Superior Public Library follows The Library Bill of Rights that gives all people the right to read what the want, and that libraries should protect challenge censorship.
Sept. 22nd – 28th is Banned Books Week. In 2018, the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) tracked 347 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services. Of the 483 books that were challenged or banned in 2018, the following are thetop 11 most frequently challenged:
George, by Alex Gino
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, by Jill Twiss, illustrated by E. G. Keller
Captain Underpants series, written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Drama, written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Skippyjon Jones series, written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
This Day in June, by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Two Boys Kissing, by David LevithanTo see the description of each book and why it was challenged or banned go to Http://ala.org/bbooks/top
Superior and Nelson Libraries will each host one of the Innovation Studios makerspace in the next few months. This project hosted by the public libraries is to support community engagement and participatory learning experiences by providing access to technology and innovative learning tools not readily accessible locally.
The Nebraska Library Commission was awarded a National Leadership Grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for this partnership project with the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska Innovation Studio, Nebraska Extension, Regional Library Systems and local public libraries.
The Studio has 6 stations with a 3-D printer, Universal Laser Cutter, Graphtec CE6000-60 Vinyl Cutter, Carvey Inventables CNC Router, Bernette Embroidery Machine, and a EnduraPress Heat Press and Epson WF 3260 Printers. The Kits include Lego Mindstorms, Laminators, Arduino Starter Kit, SparkFun Inventor’s Kit, Makey Makey, Camera and Video Creator( with green screens), Audio/Music Kit (record your own music), Weller Soldering Kit, and a Button Maker Kit.
Keep checking for more information.