Winners make tracks, movies to Superior library

Sue Heskin Get in the holiday spirit by helping local kids in need! The library is proud to be a part of the annual Grandmothers for Peace Toy Drive, with a drop-off box located in the Children's Room now through Dec. 18. Nonviolent toy donations...

Sue Heskin

 Get in the holiday spirit by helping local kids in need! The library is proud to be a part of the annual Grandmothers for Peace Toy Drive, with a drop-off box located in the Children’s Room now through Dec. 18. Nonviolent toy donations are distributed locally among Loaves & Fishes, Toys for Tots, Harbor House, Safe Haven, St. Vincent De Paul, and Daboo’igan. Special thanks to those who have contributed thus far.

The library is pleased to announce that Wendy Grethen is the winner of the 125th anniversary video contest. Grethen, a local dulcimer enthusiast and environmental researcher, created a 5-minute video taking viewers through a short history of the library and highlighting how the library currently carries out its mission and benefits all ages. For her efforts in supporting and promoting our institution, she received a prize of $250. The video will be posted to our Facebook page in the days ahead, .

You’re in for a visual treat as you walk through the library’s lobby this month with paintings on display by local artist Michelle Wegler. Of her work, Michelle says, “I paint to capture the images that quicken my heart and I’m always delighted when I see people respond with the wash of joy, happiness or memories. Discovering pastels, compressed sticks of pigment applied to paper, I discovered my medium. The luscious colors and the special light that finished paintings emit drew me to them and keep me working with them.” For more information, go to .

Nonfiction: “Stop the Coming Civil War,” “Your Water Footprint,” “Artful Christmas: 30 Elegant Craft Projects,” “The Zombie Book,” “In Search of Lost Frogs,” “Yes, You Can Get Pregnant: Natural Ways to Improve your Fertility now and into your 40’s,” “Miracle Dogs,” “One Sweet Year of Cupcakes,” “Wood Heat,” “Chunky Knits,” “The Handmade Skateboard,” “Guide to the Longbow,” “Extreme Sleeps,” “Quiet London Culture,” “De Niro: A Life” and “Bloody Ridge and Beyond: A World War II Marine’s Memoir of Edson’s Raiders in the Pacific.”


Fiction: “The Art of the Devil” by John Altman, “The Quarry” by Iain Banks, “Proxima” by Stephen Baxter, “The Burning Room” by Michael Connelly, “The Wolf in Winter” by John Connolly, “The Mountaintop School for Dogs and Other Second Chances” by Ellen Cooney, “Flesh and Blood” by Patricia Cornwell, “To Dwell in Darkness” by Deborah Crombie, “The Liar’s Wife” by Mary Gordon, “Friendship” by Emily Gould, “Mr. Miracle” by Debbie Macomber, “Private India,” by James Patterson, “Blue Labyrinth” by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, “Prince Lestat” by Anne Rice, “The Story of Land and Sea” by Katy Simpson Smith, “Pegasus” by Danielle Steel, & “That Summer” by Lauren Willig.

Audiobooks: “The Book of Life; A Novel” by Deborah Harkness, “Winter Street” by Elin Hilderbrand, “Mr. Miracle: A Christmas Novel” by Debbie Macomber, “Leaving Time” by Jodi Picoult, “Deadline” by John Sandford, “Some Luck” by Jane Smiley, “An Irish Doctor in Peace and at War” by Patrick Taylor, “Paris Match” by Stuart Woods.”

Music CDs: “Melody Road” by Neil Diamond, “1989” by Taylor Swift, “Ride Out” by Bob Seger, “.5: The Gray Chapter” by Slipknot, “Songs of Innocence” by U2, “Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn” by Bela Fleck, “Pain Killer” by Little Big Town & “Kidz Bop Christmas Wish List” by Kidz Bop Kids.

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 2-7 p.m. Wednesday 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.


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