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Winter reading nets kids prizes

Superior Public Library's winter reading program will have your kids reading all winter long. Pick up a Winter Reading Bingo Card in the Children's Room and start reading. Kids can fill in the squares on the card by reading to a stuffed animal, reading a book about a cat, listening to an audiobook and more. When they've completed five activities on the card, bring the sheet to the library and receive a prize. The Winter Reading Program runs through March 18, so there's plenty of time to get with the program.

Join us at 11 a.m. Saturday for a free movie at the library. We'll be showing "The Queen of Katwe," which tells the true story of Phiona, a 10-year-old girl growing up in the slums of Uganda who becomes a chess champion. The movie stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga, and is rated PG. Light snacks available.

The Brule River has a rich heritage and is a popular river for anglers, kayakers and other outdoor enthusiasts. To get you ready for spring, we've invited local fishing guide Damian Wilmot to the library to give a free presentation on "The Seasons of the Brule" at 6 p.m. Feb. 21. Damian will cover topics like night fishing, bird hunting and the mighty Brule River steelhead. Come and learn about the Brule's amazing history and be inspired to explore this local waterway.

Find a little luck o' the Irish at the library. Sign the kids up for a Leprechaun Luck Treasure Hunt with Northern Expressions Arts Collective at 11:30 a.m. March 4. Kids will have the opportunity to test their knowledge of all things Irish and win prizes. NEAC programs always fill up quickly, so make sure to register soon by calling (715) 394-8866 or emailing

E-books: "100 Things Wisconsin Fans Should Know/Do Before They Die," "Bridget Jones's Baby," "Cross the Line: Alex Cross Series, Book 24," "History of Wolves," "Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story...," "Love Warrior," "The Magnolia Story," "Moonglow," "No Man's Land," "The Sleepwalker," "The Soldier's Secret," "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's ...," "Wayfarer: Passenger Series, Book 2," and "Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride."

Large print: "Necessary Measure" by Hannah Alexander, "In the Clearing" by Robert Dugoni, "The Mistletoe Secret" by Richard Paul Evans, "Home on the Range" by Ruth Logan Herne, "A Portrait of Emily Price" by Katherine Reay, "The Girl from Venice" by Martin Cruz Smith, "Sunrise Crossing" by Jodi Thomas, and "The Things We Knew" by Catherine West.

Nonfiction: "The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu," "How America Lost its Secrets: Edward Snowden," "The Complete Book of Pork Butchering, Smoking, Curing, Sausage Making, and Cooking," "Killing It: An Entrepreneur's Guide," "Shackleton's Heroes" and "Being Irish."

Young adult: "Glass Sword" by Victoria Aveyard, "Children of Eden" by Joey Graceffa, "My Sister Rosa" by Justine Larbalestier, "Crystal Storm" by Morgan Rhodes, "Iron Cast" by Destiny Soria, "The Last Message Received," "Gunpowder Girls: The True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies." (audio CD) "Projekt 1065" by Alan Gratz, "Heartless" by Marissa Meyer, and "The Memory Wall" by Lev AC Rosen.

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.