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Teen activities make library fun

Come to Superior Public Library for stories, music, movies and all-ages fun — all summer long.

We're showing free movies throughout the summer, with upcoming films including "Wonder" (rated PG) at 11 a..m. Saturday; "Pitch Perfect 3" at 6 p.m. July 23; "School of Rock" at 6 p.m. July 30; and "The 15:17 to Paris" at 6 p.m. Aug. 1.

Our evening movies are rated PG-13. Light snacks are available at all movies.

Join us at the library this summer for performances by talented local musicians. On July 31 at 2 p.m., rock out at the library with local teen band Born Too Late, winners of Duluth's Got Talent and the Bay Area Battle of the Bands.

We're thrilled to welcome a local Finnish choir to the library Aug. 9 for a performance at 7 p.m.

Local vocal group The Downbeats performs at 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

The Friends of the Library will provide refreshments for the evening performances. No matter your musical preferences, you'll find something to enjoy at the library.

The library has great offerings for teens this summer, including a new Dungeons and Dragons group organized by Superior High School seniors. Through tabletop gaming, area teens can build relationships and creativity skills. The DND group kicks off with an informational meeting 2-3 p.m. July 24 at the library. Come to the library 1-4:30 p.m. every Thursday starting July 26 for a one-shot adventure or to join a continuous campaign. The Summer Dungeons and Dragons group ends Aug. 30.

Join Northern Expressions Arts Collective at the library at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 for another event especially for teens. Celebrate National Clown Day by coming to the library to learn about the history of clowns (it's not all scary horror movies!) and learn how to create your own clown character using makeup and characterization techniques. This event is free and no registration is required.

Large print: "The Lady and the Lionheart" by Joanne Bischof, "Finding Georgina" by Colleen Faulkner, "Crimson Lake" by Candice Fox, "The Third Victim" by Phillip Margolin, "The Kremlin Conspiracy" by Joel C. Rosenberg and "Across the Blue" by Carrie Turansky.

Fiction: "The President is Missing" by Bill Clinton, "Smoke and Mirrors" by Casey Daniels, "Alter Ego" by Brian Freeman, "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper, "My Ex-life" by Stephen McCauley, "The 17th Suspect" by James Patterson, "The Pharaoh Key" by Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child, and "The Moscow Deception" by Karen Robards.

Nonfiction: "West Like Lightning: The Pony Express," "Tin Can Homestead: Airstream Living," "DIY Projects for Cats & Dogs," "Perfectly Creamy Frozen Yogurt," "America's Great River Journeys," "Dylan on Dylan," "Princess: The Early Life of Queen Elizabeth II," "Young Hitler," "The Unknowns: America's Unknown Soldier" and "India in the 21st Century."

Children: "The Incredible Elastigirl," "Splat and the New Baby," "Batman has a Plan," "Pete the Cat's Groovy Bake Sale," "Daddies Do, " Asteroids & Meteoroids," "The Milky Way," "Garbage Trucks," "Ambulances," "Peanut Butter and Jelly: A Narwhal and Jelly Book," "Nick the Sidekick," "Be Prepared," "The Cardboard Kingdom" and "The Battle for the Dragon's Temple: Minecrafters."

Audiobooks: "The Fallen" by David Baldacci, "The Gray Ghost" by Clive Cussler, "By Invitation Only" by Dorothea Benton Frank, "The Wife Between Us" by Greer Hendricks, "The Outsider" by Stephen King, "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje, "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" by Ruth Ware, "Calypso" by David Sedaris, "Facts & Fears" by James Clapper, "A Higher Loyalty" by James Comey and "The Soul of America" by Jon Meacham.

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.

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