Program Pairings: Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

Below you will find an upcoming program paired with related movies, documentaries, books, music, and more to help you gain a wider understanding of the topic before or after the program. 

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Program: Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, Wed., June 5, 6:30 pm, Willowick Library

Description: Do you have old puzzles you want to exchange for different ones? Try our jigsaw puzzle swap. For each puzzle you give, you will receive a ticket to return and take a different one home. Deadline to drop off your puzzles is June 1 at 5:00 pm. Click to Register.

Cool Documentary

Cover art for Wicker Kittens documentary

Wicker Kittens: The Documentary Film About Competitive Jigsaw Puzzling is available to stream on Kanopy. If you are new to Kanopy, just create an account using your library card.

The lowdown: In Minnesota, the winters are long but the jigsaw puzzling is fierce. Join some of the top teams in competitive puzzling as they prepare for the largest contest in the country, the one that crowns the fastest puzzler around, in this quirky documentary from South By Southwest. 

Puzzles and a Better Life

Cover image of the book The Puzzler by A.J. Jacobs

Puzzles and the meaning of life sounds like an odd pairing. Or is it? Check out The Puzzler: One Man’s Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life, by A.J. Jacobs 

eBook   Audiobook Print 

Cover image of the book Guru by RuPaul

From jigsaw puzzles to self-improvement? Yes! Check out GuRu: By Fixing Only One Piece of the Jigsaw Puzzle, You’ll Miss Seeing the Whole Picture, by RuPaul

The lowdown: A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out. RuPaul narrates the audiobook version!

eBook Audiobook (Hoopla) Audiobook (Libby) Print

Cover image of the book Puzzled by Dan and Graeme Seed

Interested in the history of jigsaw puzzles? Check out Puzzled by Dan & Graeme Seed

The lowdown: From French spies to Flemish painters, Lincoln’s beard to beer can patents, child labour laws to the Great Depression – Puzzled is not your typical history book. This is a captivating and colourful journey through the history of jigsaw puzzles, over time and around the world. 

We offer many gaming-related programs throughout the year. Check them out here.

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