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Build a better world through reading

Are you getting out of town for the long holiday weekend? Make sure to stop by the library before you hit the road and pick up books, audiobooks and CDs for the journey. The library will be closed Saturday through Monday and reopens at 9 a.m. May 30.

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off June 1. This year's theme is "Building a Better World," and we'll be offering lots of great events, programs, and prizes all summer long. Pick up a reading log in the Children's Room and earn prizes for reading during the summer. All Summer Reading Program finishers are entered into a grand prize drawing for a Lego set. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library & the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund for sponsoring our Summer Reading Program.

We're looking for a few good superheroes. Join us for Superhero Hijinks at 11:30 a.m. June 3 and help save the city from danger. Kids (and parents) are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero for this free event with Northern Expressions Arts Collective. This program is free but space is limited, so call (715) 394-8866 or email wiisanenk@superiorlibrary.org to sign up.

Do you like to read and talk about books? The library book club is always looking for eager, enthusiastic readers. The club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in the library classroom and is open to readers of all ages. Join us June 6 to discuss "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

Are you getting out of town for the long holiday weekend? Make sure to stop by the library before you hit the road and pick up books, audiobooks, and CDs for the journey. The library will be closed Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29. We will re-open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30.

Our Summer Reading Program kicks off June 1. This year's theme is "Building a Better World," and we'll be offering lots of great events, programs, and prizes all summer long. Pick up a reading log in the Children's Room and earn prizes for reading during the summer. All Summer Reading Program finishers will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a Lego set. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library & the Victoria Gotsky Trachtenberg Reading Fund for sponsoring our Summer Reading Program.

We're looking for a few good superheroes. Join us for Superhero Hijinks on June 3 at 11:30 a.m. and help save the city from danger. Kids (and parents.) are invited to dress up as their favorite superhero for this FREE event with Northern Expressions Arts Collective. This program is free but space is limited, so call 715-394-8866 or email wiisanenk@superiorlibrary.org to sign up.

Do you like to read and talk about books? The library book club is always looking for eager, enthusiastic readers. The club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Classroom and is open to readers of all ages. Join us June 6 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Still Alice by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk.

We'll be showing free movies at the library throughout the summer. Join us at 6 p.m. June 5 for "The Shack" starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. This movie is rated PG-13. At 11 a.m. June 10 we'll be showing "A Dog's Purpose" and 2 p.m. June 12, we'll be showing "Sing." Both of these movies are rated PG.

Lego Club and Children's Storytime continue through the summer. Lego Club meets 6-8 p.m. every Monday and Children's Storytime is held at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Join us in the Children's Room Storyboat for these great weekly events.

Large print: "Vicious Circle" by C. J. Box, "The Wangs vs. the World" by Jade Chang, "The Guineveres" by Sarah Domet, "Written in Love" by Kathleen Fuller, "Nest" by Terry Goodkind, "Expecting to Die" by Lisa Jackson, "The Road to Enchantment" by Kaya McLaren and "Shine Like the Dawn" by Carrie Turansky.

Fiction: "The Fix" by David Baldacci, "All by Myself, Alone" by Mary Higgins Clark, "The Burial Hour" by Jeffery Deaver, "Celine" by Peter Heller, "Prussian Blue" by Philip Kerr, "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline, "I See You" by Clare Mackintosh, "High Stakes" by Fern Michaels, "Fallout" by Sara Paretsky, "Golden Prey" by John Sandford, "One Perfect Lie" by Lisa Scottoline and "Anything is Possible" by Elizabeth Strout.

Nonfiction: "Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl," "Composting Basics," "Savory Sweet: Preserves from a Northern Kitchen," "No Scrap Left Behind: 16 Quilt Projects," "Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy," "Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom," "Veganize It" and "Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland."

Young adult: "Alex Approximately" by Jenn Bennett, "Zenn Diagram" by Wendy Brant, "Optimists Die First" by Susin Nielsen, "Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman, "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han (Audio) "Ball Don't Lie" by Matt de la Pea and "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas.

Children: "The Legend of Rock Paper Scissor," "Dalmation in a Digger," "Olivia the Spy, " "Luca the Luchadora," "What was the Age of the Dinosaurs?" "Robins.: How they grow up," "Phones Keep us Connected," "Who is Sonia Sotomayor?" "What was the Underground Railroad?"

Music: "Beauty and the Beast: Motion Picture Soundtrack," "Best Multicultural Songs for Kids," "Moana: Soundtrack" and "Lullaby Renditions of Beyonce."

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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