Superior Public Library is proud to participate in the One Book Northland program - formerly One Book, One Community. For the second year, community members will vote on the book that will be the focus for the community reading program. To vote, visit www.superiorlibrary.org or pick up a paper ballot at the library. Voting continues through September and the winning book will be announced in early October.
The books in the running are "The Other Wes Moore" by Wes Moore, "The Grace of Silence" by Michele Norris, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown, and "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson.
After a brief hiatus, Children’s Storytime resumes at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the Children’s Room Storyboat and continues every Tuesday. We’ll be welcoming local community helpers to these special story times.
At 7 p.m. Sept. 23, join us in the Library Meeting Room for "Putting Your Garden to Bed," a program presented by UW-Extension agriculture and horticulture educator Jane Anklam. This program is a great opportunity to meet other local gardening enthusiasts, learn about preparing garden beds for the winter, and to find out how to start planning for next year’s growing season. Attendees are invited to bring their favorite gardening tool as well as photos of their gardens to share with other participants. Free.
On Oct. 3, the library welcomes antique appraiser and author Mark Moran for "What’s it Worth?" The free antique appraisal kicks off at 10:30 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room and ends at 1:30 p.m. Observers are encouraged to attend this entertaining and fun event. If you wish to have an item appraised, it’s free, but pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 40 participants. You can register by calling 715-394-8867 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Items that may be appraised include fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, photographs, advertising, folk art, toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments, sporting collectibles and books. Items that won’t be appraised include weapons, traps, coins and paper money, Nazi memorabilia, fine jewelry and Beanie Babies. Bring your treasure and find out what it’s worth.
Please note the hours at our Lake Nebagamon branch have changed.
Young adult: "The Wrath & the Dawn" by Rene Ahdieh, "The Six" by Mark Alpert, "The Worst Class Trip Ever" by Dave Barry, "The Game of Love & Death" by Martha Brockenbrough, "Rook" by Sharon Cameron and "Deadly Design" by Debra Dockter.
Large print: "One Way or Another" by Elizabeth Adler, "Centralia" by Mike Dellosso, "Hope Harbor" by Irene Hannon, "The Tusk That Did the Damage" by Tania James and "The Naked Eye" by Iris Johansen.
Fiction: "Spy Games" by Adam Brookes, "The Anchoress" by Robyn Cadwallader, "Elimination" by Ed Gorman, "X" by Sue Grafton, "Darkness on His Bones" by Barbara Hambly, "Blaze Away" by Bill James, "The Murderer’s Daughter" by Jonathan Kellerman, "Point Blank" by Fern Michaels, "Inspector of the Dead" by David Morrell, "And Sometimes I Wonder about You" by Walter Mosley, "Keeper’s Reach" by Carla Neggers, "The House of Small Shadows" by Adam Nevill and "The Last Time I Saw Her" by Karen Robards.
Nonfiction: "What Color is Your Parachute? 2016," "Post Office Jobs," "Goddesses Never Age," "How We’ll Live on Mars," "The Doors: The Illustrated History," "Grill Nation," "Walt Disney World with Kids 2016," "Fodor’s Utah 2015," "One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon," "The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics" and "Nagasaki."
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 superiorlibrary.org.
Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.