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Halloween is right around the corner, which means it's time for Library Trick-or-Treat.

Join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 for our eighth annual Library Trick-or-Treat, a Halloween tradition for kids of all ages. This year's theme is Scooby Doo, and we'll have a cast of costumed characters, colorful set pieces and props, and of course, a ton of candy.

Put on your costumes and join us for this free event. Enjoy special storytimes at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m., make crafts and win prizes at our bingo games. Bring a nonperishable food item for the local food shelf.

Are you interested in volunteering for this event? Contact Kelly Wiisanen at (715) 394-8867 to find out how you can help. We're looking for artists, crafters, characters, bingo callers and more.

Celebrate National Youth Science Day at the library and be inspired to improve your physical fitness. Teens in eighth through 12th grades are invited to join Sharon Krause with Douglas County 4-H 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Young Adult area and build a fitness tracker. This program is free, but sign up by calling (715) 394-8866.

At 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7, Northern Expressions Arts Collective will teach preteens and teens (age 10 and up) how to apply zombie makeup, just in time for Halloween. All participants will receive a free makeup kit. This program is free, but registration is required. Call (715) 394-8866 to sign up.

We'll be showing the new, PG-13-rated, movie "Wonder Woman" at 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Light snacks available. Join us for a free showing of "Hotel Transylvania" at 11 a.m. Oct. 14. This movie is rated PG.

The Clef Society holds its scholarship recital at the library at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The featured performer is scholarship winner Maria Puglisi, soprano vocalist and student of Vicky Fingalson. Friends of the Library provides refreshments for the free event.

Check out these new materials.

DVDs: "The Wall," "The Case for Christ," "Alien: Covenant," "How to be a Latin Lover," "AWOL," "Blind," "The Ottoman Lieutenant," "Riverdale: Season 1," "Supergirl: Season 2," "Wakefield," "Batman and Harley Quinn," "Black Butterfly," "The Drowning," "The Exception," "A Family Man," "Hickok," "Kill Switch," "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," "Kung Fu Yoga," "My Cousin Rachel," "Opening Night," "Megan Leavey."

New non-fiction: "Estate Sales Made Easy," "Vegetables on Fire: meals from the grill," "New Nordic Gardens," "Sew a Modern Halloween, "Apollo 8: first mission to the Moon," "Traditional Swedish Knitting Patterns," "Lake Superior to Manitoba by Canoe," "100 Things to do in the Upper Peninsula before you die," "Logging in Wisconsin" and "Lost Farms of the St. Croix Valley."

Fiction: "The Devil's Triangle" by Catherine Coulter, "Y is for Yesterday" by Sue Grafton, "The Chalk Pit" by Elly Griffiths, "Camino Island" by John Grisham, "Sulfur Springs" by Wm Kent Krueger, "Need to Know" by Fern Michael, "The Room of White Fire" by T. Jefferson Parker, "The Store" by James Patterson and "The Right Time" by Danielle Steel.

Children's: "There's a Monster in Your Book," "Yo Soy Muslim," "A Halloween Scare in Wisconsin," "The Berenstain Bears Play Football!" "Full of Fall," "From Apple Trees to Cider, Please!" and "Is It Hanukkah Yet?"

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