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Summer movies, reading available at the library

Sue Heskin

Are you on the bottom of the library’s hold list for “The Lego Movie? If so, we have good news. The library is showing recently released movies on the big screen all summer long. Here’s a quick sampling of what we’ll be showing: “Lone Survivor,” “The Lego Movie,” “Non-Stop,” “Frozen,” and “Winter’s Tale.” We’ll show our first movie, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” at 2 p.m. June 23 in the Meeting Room. All movies are free. Check our website for details.

Celebrate Audiobook Month by checking out what the library has to offer. The library has more than 900 books on CD and cassette, and you can even download free audiobooks to your tablet or smart phone using the Overdrive app with your library card number. Not only are they great for catching up on your reading list while driving or knitting, they have also been proven to improve reading comprehension in young readers. So what are you waiting for? Try one out today.

Get ready to Fizz, Boom, Read! Keep your children’s minds sharp this summer by involving them in the library’s Summer Reading Program. Starting Monday, kids and teens, ages 0-18, can pick up their reading logs in the Children’s Room. All they have to do is keep track of their summer reading, and we’ll reward them with prizes. It’s as simple as that.

National Chess Master Dane Mattson is back to teach chess strategy 2-3 p.m. Wednesday in the Meeting Room. Mattson teaches strategy for intermediate to advanced players. At 3 p.m., put your skills to the test as he plays a simultaneous game with each attendee, one at a time.

Nonfiction: “The 52 Weeks: Two Women and their Quest to get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart your Year of Discovery,” “Earth Calling: A Climate Change Handbook for the 21st Century,” “The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe,” “Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way,” “Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America,” “Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling our Modern Plagues,” “The New Science of Overcoming Arthritis,” “The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower’s Handbook for Small-Scale Organic Farming,” “A Dog Called Perth: The True Story of a Beagle,” “Haute Dogs: Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs,” “The Complete Guide to Patios: A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps,” and “All Fishermen are Liars.”

Fiction: “Death at the Door” by Carolyn Hart, “For Better, for Worse” by Elizabeth Jeffrey, “Fallout” by Sadie Jones, “The Funeral Owl” by Jim Kelly, “Who Thinks Evil: A Professor Moriarty Novel” by Michael Kurland, “Twisted Sisters” by Jen Lancaster, “The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” by Alexander McCall Smith, “A Family Affair” by Fern Michael, “The Orchard of Lost Souls” by Nadifa Mohamed, “The Murder Code” by Steve Mosby, “The Poet’s Wives” by David Park, “Unlucky 13” by James Patterson, “The Flight of the Silvers” by Daniel Price, “A Killing of Angels” by Kate Rhodes, “Field of Prey” by John Sandford, “Eat What You Kill” by Ted Scofield, “The Dealer and the Dead” by Gerald Seymour, and “The First of July” by Elizabeth Speller.

Large Print: “Walking on Air: A Valance Family Novel” by Catherine Anderson, “Stone Cold” by C. J. Box, “Cavendon Hall” by Barbara Taylor Bradford, “Do or Die: Reluctant Heroes” by Suzanne Brockmann, “Wildwood Creek” by Lisa Wingate and “Shadows of the Past” by Patricia Bradley.

Music CDs: “Tarpaper Sky” by Rodney Crowell, “A Dotted Line” by Nickel Creek, “Everyday Robots” by Damon Albarn, “Supernova” by Ray Lamontagne, “Where it All Began” by Dan Shay, “If We’re Honest” by Francesca Battistelli, and “Duets” by Linda Ronstadt.

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.