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Library reorganizes, plans for annual book sale

Sue Heskin

Thomas Grier will be back in the library’s Meeting Room at noon Saturday to talk about “Lyme Disease and Brain Pathology (Why Lyme Mimics MS).” Join us for the latest in this popular lecture series about Lyme disease, and discover how the Lyme bacterium enters and affects the brain. The Friends of the Library sponsor the program and refreshments are served.

The library is closed to the public on President’s Day, Feb. 17. That day staff and volunteers will be reorganizing the fiction, nonfiction, new books and magazine sections of the library to make the collection easier to browse and find items. We hope to finish the job in one day, but please excuse our disorder if we are still moving things about later that week.

The Friends of the Library meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 in the library classroom. All members and potential members are invited as the group begins to plan for its Annual Book Sale in April.

Pat Roberts is our Artist of the Month in the lobby art window. She began “playing” with both stained and dichroic glass about ten years ago, and she incorporates both bead and wire working in her beautiful and unique necklaces. Stop by the library’s lobby during February to see a sample of Pat’s jewelry and geometric mosaics.

February is “Library Lovers Month.” And we do love our libraries. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center, 94 percent of respondents stated that “having a public library improves the quality of life in a community.” Superior Public Library has been improving our quality of life for 125 years. Stop by during the month of February and let us know how you value your public library.

Nonfiction: “Mastering Family, Library and Church Records,” “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War,” “Warmed by Windchill: A Tiny Colt’s Fight for Life,” “Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy, Chickens … Naturally,” “Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community around A Pot of Soup,” “Madeline Island Summer Houses: An Intimate Journey,” “Scarf Style 2: Innovative to Traditional, 26 Fresh Designs to Knit,” “Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City” and “Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked.”

Fiction: “The Double: A Novel” by George Pelecanos, “Quiet Dell: A Novel” by Jayne Anne Phillips, “The Sound and the Furry” by Spencer Quinn, “Bones of the Lost” by Kathy Reichs, “Thankless in Death” by J. D. Robb, “Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story” by Diane Setterfield, “Stella Bain” by Anita Shreve, “The Abominable: A Novel” by Dan Simmons, “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt and “Doing Hard Time” by Stuart Woods.

Large print: “Loss of Innocence” by Richard North Patterson, “Stranded” by Dani Pettrey, “Sometimes a Rogue” by Mary Jo Putney, “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion, “The Gallery of Vanished Husbands” by Natasha Solomons, “Deceived” by Randy Wayne White, and “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar-Your Brain’s Silent Killers” by David Perlmutter.

Audiobooks: “The Valley of Amazement” by Amy Tan, “The Supreme Macaroni Company” by Adriana Trigiani and “A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York” by Anjelica Huston.

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.