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Library offers winter break

Sue Heskin

Happy holidays from Superior Public Library.

The library has planned a variety of great activities for kids to enjoy over winter break.

During All Game Day on Wednesday, kids of all ages are invited to come to the library to play board games and the Nintendo Wii from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Also on Dec. 30 is the Kids’ Craftapalooza 2-3 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. We’re cleaning out the craft cabinet and need your help. Come to this free event and check out the crafting stations and create crafts for Valentine’s Day, Christmas and everything in between!

If you’re looking for a way to unwind after the busy holiday season, sign up for our free Zentangle class taught by certified Zentangle instructor Esther Piszczek 3-5:45 p.m. Wednesday. This unique relaxation technique uses drawing as a way to increase focus and creativity while also creating beautiful patterns. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials are included. The class is open to anyone age 12 and up. Pre-registration is required, so call 715-394-8860 or email to reserve your spot.

Mark your calendars now for the sixth annual Love Your Local Artist to be held 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12 hosted by the Friends of the Library. The free event features more than 30 local artists who will have their work available for sale. You’ll find photography, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, needlecraft, glasswork and much more. Check out the silent auction items or adopt a book for the library shelves. Free refreshments provided.

The library will be closed through the weekend for the Christmas holiday and will close at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31 through Jan. 3. We hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Nonfiction: “The Many Faces of Christ: The Thousand-Year Story,” “The Secret Lives of Bats,” “My Cool Scooter,” “Dinner Solved!: 100 Ingenious Recipes,” “Backyard Ice Rink: A Step-by-Step Guide,” “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill,” “Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing up on the Great Lakes,” “Lady Bird and Lyndon,” “Berlin Now” and “Company Towns of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.”

Fiction: “The Killing Lessons” by Saul Black, “House of the Rising Sun” by James Lee Burke, “Night of the Cobra” by Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, “Nova” by Margaret Fortune, “The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge” by Charlie Lovett, “The Night Sister” by Jennifer McMahon, “A Line of Blood” by Ben McPherson, “Cross Justice” by James Patterson, “In Bitter Chill” by Sarah War and “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara.

Juvenile: “Little Red Gliding Hood,” “Love is Everywhere,” “My First Colors,” “How to Share with a Bear,” “The Big Book of Dinosaurs,” “Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence,” “FIRST Robotics,” “Basketball’s Greatest Players,” “Who was Julia Child?” “Who was Blackbeard?” “The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower,” “In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse” and “The Wrinkled Crown.”

Music CDs: “Country Evolution” by Home Free, “Nashville Obsolete” by Dave Rawlings Machine, “I Am” by Leona Lewis, “Introducing Darlene Love” by Darlene Love, “Ones and Sixes” by Low and “Return to Forever” by Scorpions.

DVDs: “Better Call Saul (season one)” “Confessions of a Prodigal Son,” “Dial a Prayer,” “Magic Mike XXL,” “Pixels” and “Southpaw.”

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 through Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 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

Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.