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Tricks, treats and dogs that love to hear you read

How do you get to the library on Halloween? Why, just take the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning. Our Peter Pan Trick-or-Treat event takes place Halloween Day, so stop by our Neverland on October 31 between 10 a.m. and noon or 2-4 p.m. to receive candy from all of the beloved J.M. Barrie characters. This family event is free and open to all. We just ask that you bring a nonperishable food item for the local food shelf.

The Friends of the Library meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the classroom. The Friends are a fun group that helps the library. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Children are invited to meet, greet and read to a dog 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Children's Room Storyboat. Carolyn Sturdevant will be here with one of her Shetland sheep dogs; they make great listeners. This program is a fun and easy way for children to develop and hone their literacy and communication skills. Tanzy and Tracy are certified therapy dogs through Therapy Dogs International.

Fall Storytime continues at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday through October in the Children's Room Storyboat. On Oct. 22, children will be treated to a mummy craft and stories with Nancy. On Oct. 29 be sure to dress your child in a costume for this very special trick-or-treat storytime! Kelly will be reading Halloween stories and helping children make candy corn mice before taking them trick-or-treating through the library. No registration is necessary and all ages are welcome.

Stop by our Children's Room for the Craft of the Month. Children will be making black cat headbands. Supplies and directions are available from the children's librarian any time during the month of October.

DVDs: "Stories We Tell," "The Big Wedding," "Castle: Fifth Season," "Criminal Minds: Eighth Season," "Grey's Anatomy. Ninth Season," "Homeland. Second Season," "The Killing: First and Second seasons," "Now You See Me," "Pain & Gain," "Star Trek: Into Darkness," "The Big Bang Theory: Sixth Season," "Evil Dead," "The Great Gatsby," "Love is All You Need," and on Blu-Ray, "Avatar," "From Up on Poppy Hill," "G.I. Joe," "Oblivion" and "Olympus Has Fallen."

Nonfiction: "Modern Holiday: Deck the Halls with 18 Sewing Projects," "Andy Warhol," "Fantasy Life: World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy who's Lived It," "The North Country Trail," "Crazy Rich: Inside the Johnson & Johnson Dynasty," "I'm No Angel: From Victoria's Secret Model to Role Model," "Manson: The Life & Times of Charles Manson," "Just Four Ingredients Fast!" "The Complete Guide to Finishing Basements," "One Small Farm: Photographs of a Wisconsin Way of Life" and "The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons & Their Enduring Power."

Fiction: "Necessary Lies" by Diane Chamberlain, "Second Watch" by Judith Jance, "Billy Moon" by Douglas Lain, "Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel" by Eric Van Lustbader, "Happy Hour in Hell" by Tad Williams, "The Final Cut" by Catherine Coulter, "Affliction" by Laurell Hamilton, "Dead Ever After" by Charlaine Harris, "The Silent Wife" by A.S.A. Harrison, "The Last Kind Word," by David Housewright, "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King, "The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks, and "Vacationland" by Sarah Stonich.

Juvenile: "The Feelings Book: The Care & Keeping of your Emotions," "Things That Float and Things That Don't," "What Was the March on Washington?" "Angry Birds Playground: Dinosaurs; a Prehistoric Adventure!" "Fly Guy Presents: Sharks," "The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls," "Lego Minifigures Character Encyclopedia," "Brick City: Global Icons to Make from Lego."

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 2-7 p.m. Wednesday in Lake Nebagamon. Call 715-394-8860 in Superior, 715-378-4452 in Solon Springs, or 715-374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon. Check out the library's website at

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.