A busy 2012 rolls into another yearStorytime for children of all ages runs 10:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 22 through March 26 in the Children’s Room and includes songs, stories and a craft. Storytime is a great way to teach your child early literacy skills, while also showing them how fun reading and visiting the library can be.
By: By Susan Heskin, Superior Telegram
Storytime for children of all ages runs 10:30-11 a.m. every Tuesday from Jan. 22 through March 26 in the Children’s Room and includes songs, stories and a craft. Storytime is a great way to teach your child early literacy skills, while also showing them how fun reading and visiting the library can be.
Save the date: The library’s third annual “Love Your Local Artist” event runs 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the library’s chandelier area. This free event features music and refreshments. Local artists will be on hand to discuss, display and sell their work, and the evening will include an adopt-a-book sale. Last year’s event was a wonderful evening, and we hope you will plan to join us as we support our local artists.
The Friends of the Library next meet at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 in the Library Classroom. All members and potential members are invited.
The year 2012 was an eventful one at the library. The Library Board embarked upon a 5-year strategic planning process that will be complete by the end of January. The Friends of the Library made over $8,700 at their annual book sale, their highest profit so far. The library purchased a new digital microfilm scanning system and implemented a newly-designed website, superiorlibrary.org featuring the artwork of our unique and lovely Carl Gawboy paintings. Plans for 2013 include more downloadable e-books and e-reader devices to check out to the public. Stay tuned.
Music CDs: “Lotus” by Christina Aguilera, “Standing Ovation” by Susan Boyle, “Take Me Home” by One Direction, “We Are Love” by Volo, “Dos!” by Green Day, “Grrr!” by Rolling Stones, “Breaking Dawn: Part 2” soundtrack, “Icon” by Gary Allan, “Now that’s What I Call Country. Vol. 5,” “Christmas with Scotty McGreery” by Scotty McCreery, “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys, “Global Warming” by Pitbull, “Unapologetic” by Rihanna, “The Struggle” by Tenth Avenue North, “Rebel Soul” by Kid Rock, “The World from the Side of the Moon” by Phillip Phillips, and “Glee, The Music: Season 4, volume 1.”
DVDs: “Disney Nature. Chimpanzee,” “The Queen of Versailles,” “Doctor Who. Series 7, Part 1,” “God’s Ears,” “2 Days in New York,” “Magic of the Snowy Owl,” “High Ground,” “The Dust Bowl,” “Body of Proof. The Complete First Season,” “Lawless,” “Men in Black 3,” “Once Upon a Time: The Complete First Season,” and “Step Up.”
Audiobooks: “Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat” by Bee Wilson, “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly, “Notorious Nineteen” by Janet Evanovich, “Sutton” by J. R. Moehringer, “A Winter Dream” by Richard Paul Evans, “The Last Man” by Vince Flynn, “Sleep No More” by Iris Johansen and “The Sins of the Mother” by Danielle Steel.
Non-fiction: “The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book,” “The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle,” “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story,” “Rick Steves’ Great Britain,” “McGraw-Hill’s GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test 2013,” “The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide: Make your Feature Film for $2000,” “Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand,” “Foundation: The History of England from its Earliest Beginnings to the Tudors,” “Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln & America’s Most Perilous Year,” and “The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed.”
Fiction: “The Corpse of St. James’s” by Jeanne M. Dams, “Pago Pago Tango” by John Enright, “Bedfellows” by Bob Garfield, “Bad Glass” by Richard E. Gropp, “The Code” by G. B. Joyce, “The Marseille Caper” by Peter Mayle, “Life Among Giants: a Novel” by Bill Roorbach, “Beneath the Abbey Wall: a Novel” by A. D. Scott, “The Art Forger: A Novel” by B. A. Shapiro, “Rogue” by Mark Sullivan, “Dead Peasants: A Thriller” by Larry D. Thompson, “A Dangerous Inheritance: a novel of Tudor Rivals and the Secret of the Tower” by Alison Weir, “A Door in the River” by Inger Ash Wolfe, “The Cold Cold Ground: A Detective Sean Duffy Novel” by Adrian Mckinty, “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt and “The Bone Bed” by Patricia Cornwell.
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.