It’s a good time to celebrate, join ‘friends’ at the libraryThe week of October 21 will mark the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Currently, almost 100 of our community members contribute annually to the Friends of the Superior Public Library and many of these members actively volunteer their time to fundraising efforts that include the annual used book sale held every spring.
By: By Sue Heskin, Superior Telegram
The week of October 21 will mark the sixth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. Currently, almost 100 of our community members contribute annually to the Friends of the Superior Public Library and many of these members actively volunteer their time to fundraising efforts that include the annual used book sale held every spring.
Our library would be much poorer without the Friends, and I think most patrons would be surprised to learn how many of the services and programs they enjoy are supported by this valuable group. Please contact the library, or better yet, join us at a Friends meeting to find out how to become a member. The next meeting is Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Classroom.
Come listen to The Downbeats, an easy listening vocal group, as they perform popular musical selections on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the chandelier area of the library. Refreshments served by the Friends of the Library for this free event.
Due to a computer upgrade, the library’s catalog and internet computers will be unavailable Oct. 23. The library’s web catalog, personal account information, in-house internet computers, and downloadable book services will be unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Gloria Eslinger is the featured artist in the lobby art windows during the month of October. Stop in, and see the beautiful original paintings and glass by this talented artist. The paintings on display are depictions of beginnings, change, and transformation.
New fiction: “Whiplash River” by Louis Berney, “San Miguel” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, “Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown, “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig, “Black Dahlia & White Rose” by Joyce C. Oates, “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling, “We Sinners” by Hanna Pylvainen, “Coup d’etat,” by Harry Turtledove, “Return to Willow Lake” by Susan Wiggs, “Severe Clear: A Stone Barrington novel” by Stuart Woods, and “Gone” by Randy Wayne White.
New nonfiction: “Paris: A Love Story,” “Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety,” “Hungry for Wisconsin: A Tasty Guide for Travelers,” “Deer Rifles & Cartridges: A Complete Guide to All Hunting Situations,” “Adele for Piano Solo,” “The Gift of Pets: Stories Only a Vet Could Tell,” “Garden Problem Solver,” “Knitting Scandinavian Slippers & Socks,” “Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in your Closet,” “Halloween Treats: Simply Spooky Recipes for Ghoulish Sweet Treats,” and “A Death in Italy: The Definitive Account of the Amanda Knox Case.”
Large print: “The Harbinger,” by Jonathan Cahn, “Tidewater Inn,” by Colleen Coble, “Faithful to Laura,” by Kathleen Fuller, “Lethal Legacy,” by Irene Hannon, “Haven” by Kay Hooper, “Afraid to Die,” by Lisa Jackson, “I Am Forbidden,” by Anouk Markovits, “The Importance of Being Seven,” by Alexander McCall Smith, “Big Sky Mountain,” by Linda Lael Miller, and “When in Doubt, Add Butter,” by Beth Harbison.
Juvenile books: “Mossy” by Jan Brett, “But I’ve Used All of My Pocket Change” by Lauren Child, “Underground” by Denise Fleming, “Make a Wish Bear” by Greg Foley, “Bully” by Patricia Polacco, “Mr. Putter & Tabby Dance the Dance” by Cynthia Rylant, “Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs” by Mo Willems, “Ivy and Bean Make the Rules” by Annie Barrows, “The Great Unexpected” by Sharon Creech, “No Other Story” by Cuthbert Soup, and “When Fairies Go Bad” by Ursula Vernon.
DVDs: “Criminal Minds” seventh season, “Fringe” fourth season, “Castle” fourth season “Grey’s Anatomy” eighth season, “1900,” “Weekend,” “Without Motive, “Snow White & the Huntsman,” “Hot in Cleveland” season one and two, “The Seven Year Itch,” “Chinatown,” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”
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.