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Halloween fun, nostalgic crafting come to the library

Thank you to all who attended Superior Public Library's eighth annual Library Trick or Treat. This free event is a Halloween tradition in our community, and hundreds of children joined us for candy, crafts, stories and fun. We'd also like to thank our crew of volunteers. Without their hard work and dedication, this event would not be possible. Thanks for supporting this fantastic event!

On Oct. 31, join us for Trick-or-Treat Storytime in the Children's Room Storyboat at 10:30 a.m. Listen to stories, make a craft and then go trick-or-treating around the library. Wear your costumes and celebrate Halloween with us. Storytime meets every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. and is open to kids of all ages.

One of your favorite crafts from the 1980s is making a comeback. Bring the kids to a free program with Northern Expressions Arts Collective at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and have fun with Shrinky Dinks. Create artwork and watch it shrink before your eyes. Create jewelry, magnets and other fun items. This program is free and no registration is required.

Get together with a group of eager readers for library book club and discuss "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrick Backman. Our book club is open to all and meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month with the next meeting Nov. 7. For our December 5 meeting, we'll be reading "Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-changing Egg Farm — from Scratch" by Lucie Amundsen.

The library will be closed Nov. 10- 12 in observance of Veteran's Day. We reopen at 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

Preteens and teens age 10 and up are invited to sign up for our free Rock 'n Roll craft program at 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Learn how to recycle old vinyl record albums into fun and useful items. Create a bowl, earring holder or set of bookends. Space is limited so call (715) 394-8866 to sign up today.

New Materials

Audiobooks: "Dead Woman Walking" by Sharon Bolton, "The Child Finder" by Rene Denfeld, "Proof of Life" by J. A. Jance, "The Seagull: a Vera Stanhope mystery" by Ann Cleeves, "Haunted" by James Patterson, "Secrets in Death" by J. D. Robb, "The Seventh Plague" by James Rollins, "Map of the Heart: A Novel" by Susan Wiggs, "Dead Trees Give No Shelter" by Wil Wheaton, "Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of this Wild and Glorious Life," "What Happened/Hillary Rodham Clinton," "Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture," "Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution," "No Way Out" by Dan Poblocki, "Laugh Out Loud" by James Patterson and "Bad Girl Gone" by Temple Mathews.

DVDs: "Austin Found," Band aid," "The Big Sick," "The Big Bang Theory, season 10," "Empire, season three," "It Comes At Night," "Lowriders," "NCIS, season 14," "Orphan Black, season five," "Paris Can Wait," "Raw," "Rough Night," "Veep, season 6" "Wonder Woman," "Arrow, season five," "47 Meters Down, "The Hero," "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," "AHS, season six," "Baby Driver," "A December Bride," "House of Cards, season 5" "Longmire, season 5," "Modern Family, season eight," "Shameless, season seven," "Tyler Perry's Boo!: A Madea Halloween," "Vikings, season four" and "The Vietnam War."

Fiction: "What it Means When a Man Falls from the Sky" by Lesley Arimah, "Phasma" by Delilah Dawson, "Perish the Day" by John Farrow, "You're the One That I Want" by Giovanna Fletcher, "Forest Dark: A Novel" by Nicole Krauss, "Sulfur Springs" by William Kent Krueger, "Second Chance Girl" by Susan Mallery, "Holly and Ivy" by Fern Michaels, "Thief's Mark" by Carla Neggers, "From This Day" by Nora Roberts, "Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love" by James Runcie, "Silent Rain" by Karin Salvalaggio, "The Witchfinder's Sister: A Novel" by Beth Underdown, "Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel" by Jesmyn Ward and "Young Jane Young" by Gabrielle Zevin.

Nonfiction: "The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve," "The Woman Hobby Farmer: Female Guidance for Growing Food, Raising Livestock and Building a Farm-based Business," "Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats," "100 Recipes You'll Make Forever: Perfected in our Test Kitchen for Success in Yours," "Thriftstyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion," "Build Stuff With Wood: Make Awesome Projects with Basic Tools," "2018 Birnbaum's Walt Disney World: Expert Advice from the Inside Source," "Gorbachev: His Life and Times" and "Fantasyland: How America went Haywire: A 500-year History."

Children: (Easy) "Halloween ABC: An Alphabet Book," "I Love You, Little Pumpkin," "Halloween is Here!" "Boo Who?" "La La La: A Story of Hope," "Pug & Pig Trick-or-Treat," "Little Skeletons: Countdown to Midnight," "LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes: 5-minute Super Hero Stories," "The Too-Scary Story," "Zip! Zoom! On a Broom," "Mary McScary," "Malala's Magic Pencil," "Hello Autumn!" "There's No Place Like Space," "When the Sun Goes Dark," "Hawk Mother: The Story of a Red-tailed Hawk who Hatched Chickens," "See What We Eat! A First Book of Healthy Eating" and "The Story of Barbie and the Woman Who Created Her."

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.