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Busy schedule keeps library hopping

Sue Heskin

With so many events happening at the library this summer, it can be hard to keep track of it all.

One way to stay current is by “liking” us on Facebook,, or following us on Twitter,

Local history lovers will also love our Facebook site for its steady stream of pictures and information on Superior’s past.

The Lake Superior Zoo is back at the library at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s meeting room to introduce kids to some animal ambassadors and teach them how animals move and groove. Don’t miss out.

Win $250! The library’s Video Contest is just a little over a month away, so be sure to get your submissions in by Aug. 31. Making videos is easier than ever with smart phones and iPads, so have fun and be creative. Complete rules and forms are available on our website

Be a food science detective 2-3 p.m. Aug. 6. Douglas County 4-H and the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program will be in the library’s meeting room teaching kids in grades one and up what food is made of and what happens to it after we eat it. Bring your appetite, since you’ll be whipping up a healthy snack.

While at the library this month, stop by the lobby to see Artist of the Month Gena Sophia’s beautiful paintings on Hexagon pulled canvases and charcoal drawing. Next month, we are looking forward to drawings by Ian Bass.

Juvenile: “Charlie the Ranch Dog. Charlie Goes to the Doctor,” “The Little School Bus,” “The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School,” “Chu’s First Day of School,” “Back to School, Weird Kids Rule (My Weird School Special)” “The Stinky Cheese Vacation (Geronimo Stilton)” “The School is Alive (Eeerie Elementary)” “Princess Posey and the First-Grade Boys,” “Who were the Wright Brothers?” “Who were the Beatles,” “What Was Pompeii?” “What Was Ellis Island?” and “What is the Statue of Liberty?”

Young adult: “Uncaged” by John Sandford, “Zom-B Clans” by Darren Shan, “Sinner” by Maggie Stiefvater, “Idols: An Icons Novel” by Margaret Stohl, “The Vanishing Season” by Jodi Lynn Anderson, “Paranoia” by J. R. Johansson, “Rain” by Amanda Sun, “Angel Burn” by L. A. Weatherly, “Blind Date” by Melody Carlson, “Artemis Fowl The Opal Deception: The Graphic Novel” by Eoin Colfer and “The Nightmare Affair” by Mindee Arnett.

Fiction: “The Price of Innocence” by Lisa Black, “Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By” by Elizabeth J. Duncan, “Wrecked” by Tricia Fields, “Seducing Ingrid Bergman” by Chris Greenhalgh, “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henrquez, “In Search of Hope” by Anna Jacobs, “Reckless Love” by Elizabeth Lowell, “The Prodigal Son” by Kimberla Lawson Roby, “Without Warning” by David Rosenfelt, “The Other Story” by Tatiana de Rosnay, “Cop Town” by Karin Slaughter, “The Farm” by Tom Rob Smith, “Nantucket Sisters” by Nancy Thayer, “Fatal Enquiry” by Will Thomas, “Shockwave” by Andrew Vachss, “The Beekeeper’s Ball” by Susan Wiggs and “The Secret Life of Violet Grant” by Beatriz Williams.

Nonfiction: “Fodor’s Montreal & Quebec City,” “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space,” “Pacific Payback: The Carrier Aviators who Avenged Pearl Harbor at the Battle of Midway,” “Oddball Michigan: A Guide to 450 Really Strange Places,” “Beginning iOS Programming for Dummies,” “Quick & Legal Will Book,” “Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You,” “Death by Food Pyramid,” “Confronting Chronic Pain: A Pain Doctor’s Guide to Relief,” “Hellstrip Gardening: Create a Paradise between the Sidewalk & the Curb” and “Genealogy Online for Dummies.”

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.