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Save the date for wine, song with local artists

Sue Heskin

Save the date: The library’s fourth annual “Love Your Local Artist” event runs 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the library’s Peak area. This will be a free event featuring music, wine and other refreshments. This year will feature a silent auction of items created by our local artists. The 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 meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the library classroom. All members and potential members are invited to attend as the group plans for the Love Your Local Artist program Feb. 7.

Bingo! The Children’s Room hosts its annual Book Bingo for school age children 2-3 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Storyboat. We have lots of fun prizes to give away and no child will leave empty-handed.

Storytime for children of all ages takes place 10:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 21 to April 8. Each storytime takes place in the Children’s Room and includes songs, stories and a craft. Storytime is a great way to develop early literacy skills in children, giving them a foundation to become lifelong readers and book lovers.

The end of the year brings us “best of 2013” lists. For the best books, there are many lists out there from a whole host of publications and organizations. Visit the Reader’s Advisor blog on the internet for a collection of these “best of 2013” lists for adults, children and young adults at

Music CDs: “Direct Hits 2003-2013” by Killers, “The Silver City” by Jeremy Messersmith, “The Woman I Am” by Kellie Pickler, “The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis” by Wynton Marsalis, “Artpop” by Lady Gaga, “Matangi” by M.I.A., “Now That’s What I Call Music! 48,” “B.O.A.T.S. II# Metime” by 2 Chainz, “Burials” by AFI, “World Boogie is Coming” by North Mississippi Allstars, “Sweet Happy Life” by Connie Evingson, and “Far From Finished: Live in Concert” by Bill Cosby.

DVDs: “Girl Most Likely,” “The Hunger Games,” “Treme third season,” “2 Guns,” “Man of Steel,” “Murdock Mysteries: Season Six,” “Paranoia,” “R.I.P.D.,” “Silk: Season One,” “The To Do List,” “We’re the Millers,” “White Squall,” “Aftermath,” “Breaking Bad: The Final Season,” “Grimm: Season Two,” “Hot in Cleveland: Season Four,” “Jobs,” “The Mortal Instruments: A City of Bones,” “Red 2,” “The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” “The Wolverine,” “The World’s End,” “Jillian Michael’s Yoga Inferno,” “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise,” “Red Obsession: The Vintage of the Century in the year of the Dragon” and “Pregalates: Pilates for Pregnancy with Tasha Lawton.”

Nonfiction: “2014 Consumer Reports Buying Guide,” “Comets: Visitors from Deep Space,” “The Second-Chance Dog,” “Week in a Day: 5 dishes/1 day by Rachael Ray,” “Knits from an English Rose,” “Let’s Get This Party Started!: Celebrations for you & your kids to create together,” “2014 Fodor’s New Orleans,” “The Heart of Everything that is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, an American Legend,” “Vanished: The 60-year Search for the Missing Men of World War II,” “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Gold Age of Journalism,” and “Hobos and Swimming Holes: Tales from the Good Old Days in Northern Wisconsin.”

Fiction: “The Red Queen Dies” by Frankie Y. Bailey, “The Paris Architect: A Novel” by Charles Belfoure, “The Wedding Gift” by Marlen Suyapa Bodden, “Shattered Trident” by Larry Bond, “Solo: A James Bond Novel” by William Boyd, “Purgatory: A Jack Taylor Novel” by Ken Bruen, “The Star of Istanbul” by Robert Olen Butler, “Idiopathy” by Sam Byers, “Silent Voices” by Ann Cleeves, “Requiem Mass” by Elizabeth Corley, “The Lullaby of Polish Girls” by Dagmara Dominczyk, and “The Redeemer” by Jo Nesbo.

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.