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Superior Public Library celebrates release of last Harry Potter book

Dress as your favorite "Harry Potter" character and you could in a prize for best costume when the library hosts a Harry Potter Costume Party in the large meeting room 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21. The party, which includes a reading by KUWS stat...

Dress as your favorite "Harry Potter" character and you could in a prize for best costume when the library hosts a Harry Potter Costume Party in the large meeting room 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21. The party, which includes a reading by KUWS station manager John Munson, celebrates the last installment in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." There will be a random drawing for a free copy of the book too.

We are excited that Superior resident Ellen Baker has a novel published by Random House being released Tuesday. The title is "Keeping the House," set in 1950s Wisconsin. There will be a kick-off celebration at 8 p.m. today at the Bong Heritage Center hosted by J.W. Beecroft bookstore. The new novel has garnered advance praise from authors Fannie Flagg and Jacquelyn Mitchard.

The Friends of the Library meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the library classroom.

At 2 p.m. July 18, in the meeting room, we have invited the Douglas County 4-H to put on a program called "Hot Diggity DOGS!" Come and learn more about dogs and make a "puppy pal" to take home. All are welcome to attend. There is no need to register for the free program.

The theme for the 2007 Summer Reading Program is "Get a Clue @ Your Library." It will run through Aug. 4. The Teen Read theme is "YNK: You Never Know @ Your Library." Read to earn special incentives and a free book. Reading logs for both programs can be picked up anytime.

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New non-fiction includes: "1920: the Year of the Six Presidents," "Hospice Care at Home," "The Diana Chronicles," "Beading Vintage-Style Jewelry," "The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan," "500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish," "Cracking the GED," and "Ruffed Grouse" by Michael Furtman.

New fiction includes: "The Tent" by Margaret Atwood; "Bungalow 2" by Danielle Steel; "Luncheon of the Boating Party" by Susan Vreeland; "Something More" by Janet Dailey; "Double Agents" by W.E.B. Griffin; "Drop Dead Beautiful" by Jackie Collins; and "Cat o' Nine Tails" by Jeffrey Archer.

New paperbacks include: "Hot Stuff" by Janet Evanovich; "Raintree" by Linda Howard; "A Slice of Heaven" by Sherryl Woods; and "Morning Comes Softly" by Debbie Macomber.

New DVD's include: "Bridge to Terabithia," "Rehab Your Body at Home," "Deadwood," "Letters From Iwo Jima," "Lonesome Dove," "Cagney & Lacey," "Roots," and "The Andy Griffith Show."

New young adult books include: "The Alchemist" by Michael Scott; "The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs" by Jack Gantos; "Lioness Rampant" by Tamora Pierce; "Boot Camp" by Todd Strasser; "Book Crush: for Kids and Teens" by Nancy Pearl; "Dragon's Keep" by Janet Carey; "All-in" by Pete Hautman; "Dangerous Girls" by R.L. Stine; and "Heaven on Earth: 100 Places to See in Your Lifetime."

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. Area Research Center hours are by request 9 a.m. to noon and 2-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Hours in Solon Springs are 2-7 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The library phone is 394-8860 and (715) 378-4452 in Solon Springs.

Janet Jennings is director of the Superior Public Library.

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