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Closed for the holiday but hopping the rest of the month

Sue Heskin


The Superior Public Library is closed next weekend for the Independence Day holiday. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Are you curious about how your favorite YouTube videos are made? Peter Luke from Superior Community Television teaches two 1-hour sessions on how to create videos using your iPad (iPad 2 or newer). The first class begins at 3:30 p.m. July 8 in the library’s classroom. The second part follows at 3:30 p.m. July 15. Don’t use an iPad? No problem! Bring your Windows laptop and a video camera or smartphone at 2 p.m. July 10 and Daniel O’Connell will show you the basics of video editing using MusicMaker software, which comes free with Windows operating systems. The second part of O’Connell’s class is at 2 p.m. July 17.

Then enter the library’s 125th anniversary video contest and win valuable prizes. The grand prize is $250, second prize is $150, and third prize is $100. If you don’t have an iPad, the library has several available for checkout. These programs are open to all ages. Check the library’s website for more information about the video contest at

The Friends of the Library are proud to welcome back international bestselling author Brian Freeman, who will be signing and discussing his books at 1 p.m. July 16 in the library’s classroom. All of his books, including his latest Northland-based thriller, “The Cold Nowhere,” and his Wisconsin novella, “Turn to Stone,” will be available to purchase.

Our favorite easy-listening vocal group, the Downbeats, performs at 6:30 p.m. July 9 in the Chandelier Area. The Downbeats offer a blend of voices and antics that are sure to make this an enjoyable evening. Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event.

Are you looking for a job or maybe just needing to polish your résumé? If so, the Job Center of Wisconsin in Superior is presenting two free career workshops during the month of July.

On July 18, join career counselor Rebecca Wilberg for tips on résumé development, and on July 25, employment and training specialist Yolanda Ziarnik teaches interviewing skills. Both workshops take place 10 a.m. to noon in the library’s classroom. No registration is necessary.

Young adults: “How to Meet Boys” by Catherine Clark, “Don’t Call Me Baby” by Gwendolyn Heasley, “So Over My Head” by Jenny B. Jones, “Bad Luck Girl” by Sarah Zettel, “The Shadows” by Megan Chance, “Sometimes it Lasts” by Abbi Glines, “Reborn” by C. C. Hunter, “Ripper” by Amy Carol Reeves, “City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare, “Renegade” by Debra Driza, “Dangerous Creatures” by Kami Garcia, “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart and “Graffiti Knight” by Karen Bass.

Juvenile: “Dog vs Cat,” “Minnie Wishing on a Bow,” “Just My Lost Treasure,” “Just One of the Princes,” “Fourth of July Mice!” “Apollo and the Battle of the Birds (Heroes in Training)” “The Birthday Surprise”(LEGO Friends)” “The Perfect Secret” (Magic Puppy) “Big Birthday Bash” (Misadventures of Salem Hyde) “The Rainbow Opal” (Rescue Princesses) “Mermaid Reef” (Secret Kingdom) “Thea Stilton and the Chocolate Sabotage” (Thea Stilton) “Treading Water” (Vet Volunteers) and “Happy Birthday, Babymouse!”

Fiction: “The Target” by David Baldacci, “Night Broken” by Patricia Briggs, “Four Friends” by Robyn Carr, “The End of Always” by Randi Davenport, “The Last Kind Words Saloon” by Larry McMurtry, “The Auschwitz Escape” by Joel Rosenberg, “Bone Deep” by Randy Wayne White, “The Cold Nowhere: A Jonathan Stride Novel” by Brian Freeman, “Real Happy Family” by Caeli Wolfson Widger, “Bread and Butter” by Michelle Wildgen, “The Land Across” by Gene Wolfe and “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.

Nonfiction: “Jesus: a pilgrimage,” “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers became America’s most Powerful & Private Dynasty,” “The Life of the Automobile: The Complete History of the Motor Car,” “The Mini Farming Handbook,” “The Pug Handbook,” “Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg,” “A Lesson Plan for Woodturning,” “Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley,” “Successful Turkey Hunting,” “Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee,” “John Muir and the Ice that Started a Fire,” and “John Wayne: The Life and Legend.”

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.