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Excitement builds as progress continues on library project

Have you visited Superior Public Library lately? If not, you should stop by and check out our progress. Our brand-new Circulation Desk is being installed in its new location. Work also continues on the Teen Focus area and Children's Room, the Friends of the Library's workroom and the Local History Area. The largest phase of our project is coming up soon, and this will require the library to close for at least two weeks. We will have the exact dates of this upcoming closure soon.

The library will be closed March 30-April 1 for the spring holiday. We reopen at 9 a.m. April 2.

To make room for our brand-new furnishings, the Friends of the Library are offering some of the library's old furniture for sale. Gently-used computer desks, study carrels, file cabinets, chairs and more are available at affordable prices. Email Leslie at mehlel@superiorlibrary.org for information or make an offer.

Pajama Storytime will be held at the library at 6:30 p.m. March 22. Put on your PJ's and fuzzy slippers for this free Easter-themed storytime. Tuesday Storytime will continue to be held at Billings Park Civic Center, 3903 N. 18th Street, at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday until further notice.

Celebrate creativity and the earth by using recycled materials and "found" objects to create beautiful art projects with Northern Expressions Arts Collective. This free program for kids will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 7. Join us for this fun event and be inspired!

Fiction: "The House of Impossible Beauties" by Joseph Cassara, "Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake" by Sarah Graves, "A Death in Love Oak" by James Grippando, "The Great Alone" by Kristin Hannah, "This is What Happened" by Mick Herron, "Night Moves" by Jonathan Kellerman, "As Bright as Heaven" by Susan Meissner, "Augustown" by Kei Miller, "Beautiful Days" by Joyce Carol Oates, "The Burial Society" by Nina Sadowsky and "Fall From Grace" by Danielle Steel.

Nonfiction: "Everything You Need to Know About Social Media (Without having to Call a Kid)" "Murder Beyond the Grave: True-Crime Thrillers," "Practical Organic Gardening," "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning," "Wood Pallet Wonders," "Knitting Green: Planet-Friendly Projects," "Island of the Blue Foxes: World's Greatest Scientific Expedition" and "100 Years as the Village of Poplar: 1917-2017.

Audiobooks: "Future Home of the Living God" by Louise Erdich, "The Voice Inside" by Brian Freeman, "Our Lady of the Prairie" by Thisbe Nissen, "Dark in Death" by J. D. Robb, "When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir" and "Fire and Fury."

Young adult: "Nothing" by Annie Barrows, "The Cruel Prince" by Holly Black, "Darkest Night" by Erin Hunter, "As You Wish" by Chelsea Sedoti, "Thunderhead" by Neal Shusterman and "Victoria: Portrait of a Queen."

Children: "Feminist Baby," "Bumblebee Boy Loves ..." "Little Mouse's Big Breakfast," "Star Wars: Rey to the Rescue!" "What Do You Do With a Chance?" "Optical Illusions 2," "A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars," "Baby Penguin's First Waddles," "Life Hacks for Kids," "The Slime Book," "Hatchimals Colleggtibles: The Colleggtor's Guide," "Gimme Shelter" by Doreen Cronin, "The Legend of Shadow High" by Shannon Hale, "The Downward Spiral" by Ridley Pearson, "The Journey of Little Charlie" by Christopher Curtis, "The Burning Bridge" by John Flanagan and "Checked" by Cynthia Kadohata.

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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Lake Nebagamon. Call (715) 394-8860 in Superior, (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs, or (715) 374-3477 in Lake Nebagamon or visit superiorlibrary.org.

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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