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Library offers a 'melting pot' of activities

Come to Superior Public Library on June 27 at 6 p.m. for a free evening of music performed by local musician Tom O'Keefe. Tom has performed throughout the Twin Ports for many years, including appearances at Homegrown Music Festival and this year's Dylanfest. He'll perform your favorite songs on acoustic guitar. The Friends of the Library provides refreshments.

Join us at 2 p.m. June 28 for Family Game Day with Dungeon's End. The friendly staff from Dungeon's End will bring a variety of family-friendly board games to the library. Learn some new games and enter the prize drawing.

Northern Expressions Arts Collective visit the library at 11:30 a.m. July 1 for "The Great American Melting Pot," a free program for kids. We will work on a community art project and talk about where our families originally came from. Have your picture taken at the international photo booth (bring your own camera) and end with an all-American treat. Call (715) 394-8866 to register for this free event.

Come to the library at 2 p.m. July 5 for fun with science. Sharon Krause from 4-H leads a free activity where kids will build a roller coaster for marbles!

We'll be showing lots of free movies throughout the summer, including "Beauty and the Beast" at 11:30 a.m. July 8. This movie is rated PG. On July 10, join us for "The Zookeeper's Wife" at 6 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13. Light snacks available at all movies. Stay tuned for information about upcoming free movies at the library.

Join us July 11 for a free screening of the WDSE documentary "Lost Superior" and learn about the history of Superior. This wonderful film features interviews with local residents and historians and tells the story of our community from the very beginning. Following the movie, two producers from the film will answer questions from the audience. The movie starts at 6 p.m. with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

Regular library programs will continue through the summer including Lego Club 6-8 p.m. every Monday and Children's Storytime at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Our monthly library book club is held at 10:30 a.m. July 11 and features a spirited discussion of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.

The library is closed July 4 for the holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. July 5.

Fiction: "Angel Catbird. Vol. 1 & 2," by Margaret Atwood, "The Burial Hour" by Jeffrey Deaver, "Celestial Mechanics" by Wm Least Heat-Moon, "If Not For You" by Debbie Macomber, "Fallout" by Sara Paretsky, "16th Seduction" by James Patterson, "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders, "Baby, Take a Bow" by Jane Tesh and "Mangrove Lightning" by Randy Wayne White.

Nonfiction: "When Your Child has Food Allergies," "Glorious Shade: Plants for your Shady Garden," "The Art of Spray Paint," "Backpacking 101," "Shelter: Off the Grid in the Magnetic North" and "Wisconsin's Lost Towns."

Young adult: "Shattered Sky" by Erin Hunter, "The Pain Eater" by Beth Goobie, "Missing" by Kelly Armstrong, "The Whole Thing Together" by Ann Brashares, "Geekerella" by Ashley Poston, "Stormy Seas: Young Boat Refugees," "A Dog in the Cave: The Wolves who made us Human," "Black History in its Own Words" and "Pretty Hands & Sweet Feet: Crazy-cute Nail Art Designs — Step-by-Step."

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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