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Extended winter good time to catch up, get ahead

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Sue Heskin

The more time I’ve spent snowbound lately, the more I’ve caught up on some marathon television watching. Game of Thrones left me eager to read ahead in the George R.R. Martin series to find out what happens to the Stark family. There are also several great movies out there now based on books: The Giver, Divergent and Ender’s Game, just to name a few. All of these stories are from a popular series of books. So stop by the library, check out the books and see what the movies had to leave out.

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Join us for a special children’s Storytime at 10:30 a.m. April 8 in the Children’s Room Storyboat. As part of Money Smart Week, Adam Lorch of KBJR will join Sue DeNio in sharing stories, and each family in attendance will receive a free book. This is our last Storytime of the season, with our summer session starting in the middle of June. Stay tuned for more details.

The second annual Child Safety Program runs 2-4 p.m. April 17 in the library’s meeting room. Superior students are out of school this day.

Community experts from the Superior police and fire departments, CASDA and others will be here to talk to children and parents about staying safe. Tickets for free bowling will be handed out to kids, with bowling taking place after the event at Landmark Lanes. Call 715-394-8866 to register for this fun and informative event.

Calling all ice cream lovers! During the month of April, earn a certificate for a free Culver’s ice cream cone by entering the annual Culver’s Coloring Contest. Entries for kids 11 and younger will be in the library’s Children’s Room all month.

Fiction: “The UnAmericans” by Molly Antopol, “Death of a Policeman” by M. C. Beaton, “City of Darkness and Light” by Rhys Bowen, “The Bootlegger” by Clive Cussler, “The Chase” by Janet Evanovich, “For Today I am a Boy” by Kim Fu, “The Orphan Choir” by Sophie Hannah, “The Ghost of the Mary Celeste” by Valerie Martin, “Nostalgia” by Dennis McFarland, “The Winter People” by Jennifer McMahon, “Kiss and Tell” by Fern Michaels, “Shaman” by Kim Stanley Robinson, “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul” by Bob Shacochis, and “The Child Thief” by Dan Smith.

Nonfiction: “The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day,” “Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, And Overwinter,” “The Healthy Homemade Pet Food Cookbook,” “Buffi’s Dress Design,” “Younger: The Breakthrough Anti-Aging Method for Radiant Skin,” “100 Organic Skin Care Recipes,” “Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey” and “The National Geographic Traveler. Hawaii. 2014.”

DVDs: “The Americans First Season,” “Burton and Taylor,” “Dexter. Final Season,” “The Fifth Estate,” “The Following First Season,” “Killing Kennedy,” “Prisoners,” “Ender’s Game,” “Gravity,” “Nebraska,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Inequality For All,” “Rick Steves’ Europe 11,” “Blue is the Warmest Color,” “Cutie and the Boxer,” “How Sherlock Changed the World,” “Adventure Time: Third Season,” “Caillou: Caillou’s Garden Adventures,” “Legends of CHIMA: Season 1, Part 1” and “Power Rangers Megaforce.”

Young adult: “The Finisher” by David Baldacci, “The Edge of the Water” by Elizabeth George, “Steadfast: A Spellcaster Novel” by Claudia Gray, “Dangerous” by Shannon Hale, “Panic” by Lauren Oliver, “Exposure: A Virals Novel” by Kathy Reichs, “The” by Carol Lynch Williams, “First Love” by James Patterson, “Killer Frost: A Mythos Academy Novel” by Jennifer Estep, “Shredded” by Jerry Scott, “Yu-Gi-Oh!. 5D’s. Volume 5” by Masahiro Hikokubo, “Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs and “How the Beatles Changed the World” by Martin W. Sandler.

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 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon. Check out the library’s website at superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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