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Blind date with a book

Sue Heskin Let the Superior Public Library play matchmaker during the month of February and go on a blind date ... with a book. Take a look at the mystery books at our Blind Date with a Book display. We have selected a variety of potential "mates...

Sue Heskin

 

Let the Superior Public Library play matchmaker during the month of February and go on a blind date … with a book. Take a look at the mystery books at our Blind Date with a Book display. We have selected a variety of potential "mates" from different genres and authors, old and new, fiction and nonfiction. You can pick a book based on the short clue on the outside of the wrapped book, or you can take a chance and just select one at random - it’s your choice. You won’t know the identity of your mystery date until you get home. Who knows? You may hit it off. Blind Date with a Book continues throughout the month, so there’s plenty of time to meet your match.

Indulge your sweet tooth at the library Saturday and decorate a gingerbread house for Valentine’s Day. All sweet treats and decorations provided for this free, all-ages activity. When you’re done decorating your gingerbread house, you can eat it yourself or share it with a friend. This program begins at noon in the library classroom and registration is not required.

Show some love for the many talented artists in our community and attend the sixth annual Love Your Local Artist 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 12. Bid on silent auction items donated by local artists and enjoy live music, sweet and savory snacks, and wine as you check out the artwork for sale. You’ll find pottery, woodcarvings, paintings, jewelry and more. The Friends of the Library holds its popular Adopt-a-Book sale as well. This event is free.

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Lots of local kids have the day off from school Feb. 15 so we’re having an all-day Game Day at the library. From 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., come to the Children’s Room and play your favorite board games - Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Hi-Ho-Cherry-O, chess, checkers and Let’s Go Fishin’. You can also check out the Nintendo Wii.

Back by popular demand is Book Character Bingo. Join us 2-3 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Children’s Room Storyboat. You could win a prize.

Juvenile: "Moo Bird," "Big Dinosaur, Little Dinosaur," "Here Comes Valentine Cat," "Nanuk the Ice Bear," "Valentines are for Saying I Love You," "Worm Loves Worm," "Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Love," "Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington," "Animal Friendship," "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear," "The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins" and "Oh, the Things They Invented."

Young adult: "The Philosophy Book," "The Psychology Book," "Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer," "The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book: Cars and Contraptions," "Forgotten Bones: Uncovering a Slave Cemetery," "Inside The Maze Runner" and "The Untold History of the United States: Young Readers Edition."

Nonfiction: "Suspicious Minds: Why we Believe Conspiracy Theories," "Every Landlord’s Guide to Managing Property," "Swiped: Protect Yourself in a World Full of Identity Thieves," "Situation Momedy: A First-Time Mom’s Guide to Laughing your Way through Pregnancy and Year One," "30 Slippers to Knit and Felt," "Downton Abbey: A Celebration," "American Casino Guide" and "Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America."

Fiction: "The Immortal Nicholas" by Glen Beck, "A New Hope" by Robyn Carr, "The Bone Labyrinth" by James Rollins, "Time of Departure" by Douglas Schofield, "The Fateful Lightning," "The Darkest Heart" by Dan Smith, "Blade of the Samurai" by Susan Spann, Kitchens of the Great Midwest" by J. Ryan Stradal, "The Guest Cottage" by Nancy Thayer, "Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue" by Victoria Thompson and "Mrs. Sinclair’s Suitcase" by Louise Walters.

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 superiorlibrary.org.

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Sue Heskin is the director of the Superior Public Library.

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