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Curl up with a good book this winter

Superior Public Library is looking for some generous "Library Fine Fairies." Help restore library privileges to children, vulnerable adults and other patrons in our community by donating to our new "Library Fine Fairy" program. This special fund is used to pay overdue fines for children, vulnerable adults and other patrons. Whether you "round up" when paying an existing fine and contribute the extra change to the fund or choose to make a separate donation, your donation can have a big impact. Simply inform library staff that you would like your donation to go toward the "Fine Fairy Program" and your donation will be used to help someone in need.

Our Winter Reading Program kicks off to and is open to kids ages 3-12. Pick up a winter reading bingo card in the Children's Room. After completing five activities on the card, they'll receive a prize bag and their name on the Wall of Fame. Funding for the Winter Reading Program is provided by the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund.

Join us for free movies throughout the month of January. We'll be showing "Sully" starring Tom Hanks at 6 p.m. Jan. 9. This movie is rated PG-13. We'll show PG-rated "The Secret Life of Pets" at 11 a.m. Jan. 14, and PG-13 rated "Deepwater Horizon" at 6 p.m. Jan. 23. Light snacks are available at all movies.

Teens are invited to a drop-in Robotics program 3:30-5:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Young Adult area. The local R.I. Bong Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, will conduct a hands-on robotics program and demonstration for teens age 12 and up. Each teen will have the chance to test and use an actual robotic arm.

Our popular Read to a Dog program takes place at 4 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Children's Room Storyboat. Call 715-394-8866 to sign up. This innovative program gives young readers the opportunity to practice their reading skills without pressure, embarrassment or humiliation. These dogs are certified by Therapy Dogs International and love to be read to, so sign up today.

Fiction: "Casting Bones" by Don Bruns, "The Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly, "Dead to the Last Drop" by Cleo Coyle, "Blueprints" by Barbara Delinsky, "Desolation Flats" by Andrew Hunt, "The Fate of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen and "Death in Cold Water: A Door County Mystery" by Patricia Skalka.

Nonfiction: "The Men's Health Big Book of Exercises," "Beyond Earth: New Home in the Planets," "Pogue's Basics: Money," "Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes for Antlered Things," "Pretty Knitted Hands," "Ray & Joan: The Man who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman who Gave it all Away," "The Princess Diarist" and "Countdown to Pearl Harbor."

DVDs: "Absolutely Fabulous," "Better Call Saul, season two," "Don't Think Twice, "Game of Thrones, season six, "Ghostbusters," "Indignation," "Kicks," "Sausage Party, "The Wailing" and "X-men: Apocalypse."

Young adult: "Ice-out" by Mary Casanova, "The Turncoat's Gambit" by Andrea Cremer, "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer, "Into White" by Randi Pink, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Screenplay" by J. K. Rowling, "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman, "Blood, Bullets, and Bones: Forensic Science from Sherlock Holmes to DNA," "Florence Nightingale" and "Women in Science."

Juvenile: "All About the Trolls," "Fairy Tale Ending," "Potty Superhero!" "The Brave Little Puppy," "Vroom, Vroom, Trucks!" "The U.S. Constitution," "Celebrate Chinese New Year," "Under Water; Under Earth," "A Celebration of Beatrix Potter," "Meet the Green Bay Packers," "The Book of Heroes" and "I am George Washington."

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Superior; 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Solon Springs; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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