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A cure for the winter blues

If you have the winter blues, come to Superior Public Library and pick up a book or DVD to lift your spirits, or check out one of our upcoming programs.

Have your kids signed up for our Winter Reading Program? Pick up a bingo card in the Children's Room at the library. Complete five activities on the sheet and return it to the Children's Room for a prize bag.

On Jan. 23, we'll be showing "Deepwater Horizon," an action drama starring Mark Wahlberg inspired by real events. The movie is rated PG-13 and will start at 6 p.m. Light snacks will be available.

After a brief hiatus, Children's Storytime resumes Jan. 24. Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. through April 25, kids of all ages are invited to come to the library and listen to stories read aloud in the Children's Room Storyboat.

Help us celebrate National Puzzle Day on Jan. 28 and put together puzzles in the Children's Room and Young Adult area. We'll have age-appropriate puzzles for kids and teens with snacks available. Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and help us with the puzzles.

Join us Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. for "Tricked Out" Valentines, a free craft program for kids with Northern Expressions Arts Collective. Create a Valentine or two for people you love using 3D, mosaic and other techniques. Sign up for the program by calling 715-394-8866 or emailing

Calling all art-lovers — the library holds its seventh annual Love Your Local Artist event 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 10. This popular fundraising event features the region's most talented artists and live music, refreshments and wine, and a silent auction and Adopt-a-Book sale. Peruse the artist tables, meet local artists and purchase locally-made artwork. The Friends of the Library hosts the event.

Fiction: "Moral Defense" by Marcia Clark, "Bronx Requiem" by John Clarkson, "Wrong Side of Goodbye" by Michael Connelly "Dark Fissures" by Matt Coyle, "Turbo Twenty-three" by Janet Evanovich, "Hot Start" by David Freed, "Hystopia" by David Means and "An Irish Country Love Story" by Patrick Taylor.

Nonfiction: "Deduct It!: Lower your Small Business Taxes," "Night Sky with the Naked Eye," "From Slight to Might: Building Muscle for the Hardgainer," "End the Insomnia Struggle," "Build a Drone," "But my Family Would Never Eat Vegan!," "Petersen's Hunting Guide to Big Game," "George Lucas" and "All the Real Indians Died Off: Myths about Native Americans."

Audiobooks: "This Was a Man" by Jeffrey Archer, "No Man's Land" by David Baldacci, "Chaos" by Patricia Cornwell, "Bullseye" by James Patterson, "Swing Time" by Zadie Smith, "Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal, "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, "Hag-seed" by Margaret Atwood and "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult.

Young adult: "Brown V. Board of Education," "Dating Violence," "Dan and Phil go Outside," "Liked: Whose Approval are you Living for?" "The ABC's of LGBT+," "Comics Confidential," "Hawkwing's Journey" by Erin Hunter, "Time of the Twins" by Kendall & Kylie Jenner, "Star Wars: Ahsoka" by E. K. Johnston and "The Sun is Also a Star" by Nicola Yoon.

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

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.