Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Air Conditioning Project

The City Council has sent out for bids on the newly redesigned library air conditioning project. Bids are due back to City Hall by January 11, 2007.

If a bid is accepted, the project should be completed in time for next summer's hot temperatures.

Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on December 25 and 26. It will also be closed on January 1st.

Visit the Library website for access to the library catalog, databases, schedule of events, and other information.

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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Computer Classes at the Library

Computer classes are offered at the Hibbing Public Library. Classes combing up in January are Computer Basics, Internet for Beginners, Email (Yahoo), Searching the Internet, Working with Word, and Build a Wiki.

Sessions are free and about 90 minutes long. Space is limited so registration is required. Reservations can be made in person or by calling the library at 262-1038 or by emailing the library.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Book Review

The Rising Tide
By Jeff Shaara

First in a series on World War II, the action begins in the Libyan Desert, North Africa in 1942. The book moves back and forth between the German and Allied forces as the battles are fought with infantry and armored divisions. Various maps illustrate the confrontations between armies.

Erwin Rommel known as the Desert Fox, commander of the German Africa Corps in North Africa, fights first the British and then the Americans with Panzer divisions.

Dwight Eisenhower is chosen by Roosevelt and Churchill to lead the Allied command in North Africa. Operation Torch has British and American forces landing in Morocco and Algeria where they will first confront the Vichy French government and then the Germans.

Jeff Shaara is best known for his novels on the Civil War, has also written a book on World War I where many commanders of World War II got their training.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yuletide Festival

The Yuletide Festival will be held Tuesday, December 5 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the library. It is an evening of fun and musical festivity. The Hibbing City Band performs. There will be cookie decorating, time to visit with Santa Claus and enjoy a yuletide story. Children may also select a free paperback to take home. Refreshments will be served.

This Program has been sponsored by: the Friends of the Hibbing Public Library with the support of Girl Scout Troops 1702 and 1723, the Hibbing Key Club, Hibbing City Band, and Mr. C. Books are provided by the Hibbing Literacy Action Center with funds from the Hibbing United Way.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Never Fear
By Scott Frost

Homicide detective Alex Delillo finds and loses a brother all in one night. Suicide is suspected, but as Alex and her partner, detective Dylan Harrison investigate, they find that Alex’s brother was murdered. An eighteen year old serial murder investigation where the suspect in the cold case was Alex and her half brother’s father complicates the story as Alex is convinced that she is being stonewalled by the LAPD.

Scott Frost has written for Twin Peaks and X-Files. Never Fear is the second book in the series featuring Alex Delillo as a Pasadena homicide detective. Run the Risk, first book in the series, was nominated for an Edgar award for Best First Novel.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Torment of Others
By Val McDermid

Dr. Tony Hill, criminal psychologist, shines in this 4th novel in a series. While a convicted murderer is locked away in a secure hospital, a new series of murders seem to be the work of a copycat. Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan calls in Dr. Hill to make sense of these murders. The bodies are found in Temple Fields, the setting of a previous set of murders in the book, The Mermaids Singing.

Present day English police procedurals with profiling added, Wire in the Blood, the second book in the series is also the name of the BBC series now in its 4th season. Series 4, episode 2 is based on the novel, Torment of Others.


Monday, October 30, 2006

Library Book Sale

The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held form 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on November 3rd and 4th, in the Library Auditorium. Book donations may be dropped off at the library front desk.

We should be very very close to the end of the street construction. If 5th Avenue in front of the library is still blocked off, please park on the side streets and use the sidewalk on the side of the building to the front door.

For more information or to volunteer call 218-262-1038 or send an email to:

Monday, October 23, 2006

Gift from U. S. Bank Foundation

On October 18th U.S. Bank Foundation gave the Hibbing Public Library a gift of $1,000 to use to bring artists to the preform in our community. The Hibbing Public Library will be cooperating with the schools to bring in one or several artists to share their talents with children in the schools and to the community through library programs. In the past we have brought in Norm Barnhart, a magician who promotes reading, Charlie Maguire, who shared muisc of the Minnesota and the Ironrange, storytellers and songwritter Keven McMullen, fabric artists, and folkdancers.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Kill All the Lawyers
By Paul Levine

Third in the series, Steve Solomon is an unprincipled Florida defense lawyer with a conventional partner, Victoria Lord. Solomon and Lord, also partners in their private life, throw sparks with witty dialogue. The quick witted dialogue never stops, whether Solomon is interacting with Lord, her mother or his own father. Quirky characters make the books fun to read: Bobby, Solomon’s savant nephew and Solomon’s father, retired lawyer, round out the home life.
The book opens with a 300 lb Marlin attached to Solomon’s door. Unfortunately, newly released convicted felon, Dr. Kreeger, psychologist and killer, finds out that Solomon gave evidence to the prosecution and Kreeger wants revenge.

Solomon vs Lord and The Deep Blue Alibi, first 2 books in the series, also feature nonstop action and suspense with amusing situations.

For more information, see the websites: and a blog written by crime novelists: Cornelia Read, Jacqueline Winspear, James Grippando, Patricia Smiley, and Paul Levine.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Check Out the New Database

A link to Access NewspaperARCHIVE is now available from the library’s web site. It is a free and convenient research tool that provides access to historical newspapers from around the world. This version allows the user to view, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.

The archive includes papers from across the U.S. along with papers from the United Kingdom, Canada, Jamaica and other countries. Searching is easy and can be done by key word or phrase, date, or location.

Click on the “Databases and Search Engines” link on the top of the library’s web site, and check out all of our online products.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Police at Preschool Program

A 2 ½ year old boy shakes hands with police Officer B (Greg Benedict) and tells him his name. Children were told if they need help or if they are lost they may go up to a police officer for help. Officer Benedict offered other safety tips to children and parents during preschool storytime at the Hibbing Public Library.

Mouse in the Library

The Mouse from the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" stopped by the Hibbing Public Library.
No cookies were given to the mouse, but he stayed around to smile for some pictures.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Attention Dylan Fans

Now available at the library, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia by Michael Gray (782.42164092).

Michael Gray, author of Song and Dance Man: the Art of Bob Dylan, is recognized as the world authority on the work of Dylan and an expert on the history of rock and roll and the blues. Gray’s newest book, The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia, has received rave reviews.

“Author Michael Gray outdistances them all with this voluminous collection of all things Dylan. Gray’s knowledge of his subject is seemingly boundless, yet he manages to maintain a critical eye and keep Dylan’s work in perspective. While Gray is certainly a fan, it’s this impartiality that fuels the book and gives it weight. Insightful and entertaining, Gray’s tome will broaden appreciation of the artist, his influenced and his legacy.” –Publisher’s Weekly, June 2006

“This is no mere catalog of facts, but a work of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, style and asks to be read, not just consulted. Gray details every artist Dylan has ever interpreted or collaborated with along with all of his critics and chroniclers, logger and bloggers, trash collectors and microbe hunters.” –The Village Voice, June 2006

"There is always room for a volume as utterly brilliant as Michael Gray’s The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. It is a wonderfully serendipitous read. There’s plenty for everyone from the most hardened Bobcat to the general music lover. Strikingly intelligent, poetic, subtly humorous and buzzing with an awareness of the richness of life, he’s the perfect match for his subject." –What’s On in London, July 14, 2006

“Few will be disappointed by The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. It’s likely to become the biggest selling Dylan book of all. The Encyclopedia majors on its author’s unparalleled expertise, his critical judgment and a ready intelligence and authorial finesse rare among writers of Dylan books. The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia’s strengths include authoritative essays positioning Dylan’s work in the context of other artistic traditions—notable the Bible, English Literature, the blues, rock ‘n’ roll, nursery rhymes and film. Gray’s analysis of the influence on Dylan’s work of the Book of Ecclesiastes is the most evocative piece of writing on the musician you’re likely to encounter.” –CHOICE, July 2006

Check out this new title.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Mystery Book Review

American detective stories, part 2.

Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett is the first and best hard-boiled detective novel. The Continental Op, has no identity beyond his function as a detective, who battles violence by being a tough guy himself.
Maltese Falcon, features Sam Spade, who tries to find the killer of his partner, Lew Archer while holding off a bunch of killers searching for the Maltese Falcon.
The Thin Man: Nick and Nora Charles, rich, charming, and witty; they solved crime while having a busy social life.

The Big Sleep and the Long Good-bye by Raymond Chandler are Philip Marlowe stories. We only see him in action when there is a crime to solve. A cynical world view seeps into the atmosphere surrounding the crimes to be solved.

Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. Police detective Bleichert must track down the killer of Elizabeth Short, a woman who arrives in Hollywood to be a star and instead becomes a prostitute. An adaptation of the book will be out in movie theaters in September.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Mystery Book Review

Among some of the greatest novels of all time, you may be surprised to find English and American detective stories.
English detective stories, Part 1.

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is considered to be the first and greatest English detective novel.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle assembles the first twelve stories published by The Strand magazine.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a classic mystery that also features Sherlock Holmes and exemplifies his talent for scientific detection.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie is a detective novel featuring Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective, who solves the case despite many suspects and red herrings. The setting is rural 1920s England.

Murder Must Advertise and The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers features Lord Peter Wimsey, a private detective who solves crimes in small English villages.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Local Author Has New Novel

FLAG is the title of Hibbing author, Pat McGauley’s new novel. McGauley will be doing a reading and book signing at the library on Tuesday, September 5th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Dylan room.

A former Hibbing High School teacher, mineworker and historian, McGauley has lived in Hibbing for the past forty years. His previous titles include the Mesabi Series, and two children’s stories: Mazral and Derisa—an Easter Story, and Santa the King.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Summer Reading Program - Hall of Fame

The Summer Reading Program has finished and photos of the young readers who have read 100 books or 2,500 pages were inducted into the Hall of Fame and their photos are now posted on the library website.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Dying Light
By Stuart Macbride

A police procedural set in Aberdeen, Scotland; Stuart Macbride has been compared to Ian Rankin and Denise Mina.

Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae is in trouble again. This time he gets assigned to the “screw-up squad” investigating six people murdered by arson and a prostitute beaten to death. D.I. Steel, head of the homicide squad, ignores the rest of her screw-ups and works D.S. MacRae overtime to the anger of Logan’s girlfriend, a police constable on medical leave with a broken arm. Gritty and dark, the story moves along rapidly.

Cold Granite, is the first in the series introducing DS MacRae.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Fall Library Schedule

Fall is almost here! The temperatures will be cooling off and events at the library will be picking up!

The air conditioning project is still slowly moving forward, the next step is for the city to go out for bids again in October.

Computer classes are scheduled for September - December. New this fall will be a class on building a Wiki website. If you can type, you can Wiki!

Wednesday nights through the fall and winter will be Movie night at the library. Popcorn will be provided and there will be a different theme each month. September's theme is "Movies that make you think".

Several Mother-Daughter Book Clubs will start up again in the fall. If you have a daughter in 4th - 7th grade call Enid at 218 262 1038 for meeting times and dates.

Preschool Storytime will begin again September 12th and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

For a full list of activities go to the library website at and click on events.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Twin Cities Noir

A book of short stories primarily set in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Many of the authors have written crime fiction: William Kent Krueger, Judith Guest, David Housewright, Ellen Hart and others.

BUMS, by William Kent Krueger, tells the story of 2 bums that hang out together until one gets murdered. The second bum tries to get justice for his friend with unfortunate results.

Akashic Books is a small publishing company offering a series of original noir anthologies set in different locations. Starting with Brooklyn Noir, 8 books have been published since 2004 and another 7 anthologies are in the works.
See the website:

Monday, August 07, 2006

Tie Dying at the Library

The summer reading program is winding down and the final event of the summer is everyone's favorite!

Bring your own t-shirt to twist, knot, dunk and spray. This is a fun, messy outside program which produces colorful and wearable art. We will provide gloves and extra bags.

Meet out on the front lawn of the Library on Thursday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m. Don't forget to bring a t-shirt!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Monkeewrench 2003
Live Bait 2004
Dead Run 2005
Snow Blind 2006
By P. J. Tracy

A quirky bunch of crime fighters, Grace McBride and her Monkeewrench Software Company help Minneapolis homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth track serial killers and solve cold cases with the software the company has developed. Written by a mother-daughter team, the authors have come up with characters that make the novels crackle with humor and suspense.
The Monkeewrench Software Company employees:
Grace McBride: A gun is her fashion accessory
Ann Belinsky: Very large and very fashionably dressed
Harley Davidson: big, tattooed, and bearded
Roadrunner: stork- like with long legs and arms and six and a half feet tall.

For those who wonder how people can collaborate while writing fiction, check out frequently asked questions or FAQS on their website:

A mother-daughter writing team is fairly unusual - what is the writing process like? A: Since we've been writing together for over 15 years, we have the mechanics of our particular kind of collaboration pretty well nailed down. Picture a couple of great friends sitting at a kitchen table embellishing each other's wild stories, and you'll have a fairly good idea of how we do our plotting. We are both passionate about storytelling, and these sessions tend to be more performance art than conversation, complete with character voices, flailing gestures, hysterical ranting, and a lot of laughter. No one likes to watch us do this. It's ugly and annoying.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Mad Mouse
By Chris Grabenstein

Sea Haven, New Jersey, is a resort town and everyone gathers at the beach and on the board walk during National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Summer cop, Danny Boyle is hanging out with his friends on the beach late at night in August when someone with a paintball gun shoots at them. One of the girls is injured and taken to the hospital. What seems like a childish prank soon turns nasty. Danny’s partner, John Ceepak, straight arrow and former military police, soon realizes that the perpetrator is trying to do more than injure Danny and his friends.

If you like this book, the first book in the series, Tilt- A-Whirl is available through interlibrary loan.

Chris Grabenstein, like most authors today, has a website:

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Mystery Book Review

This Dame For Hire
By Sandra Scoppettone

A new series featuring Faye Quick, takes place in 1943 New York. Faye, secretary turned private investigator, keeps the “A Detective Agency” open while her boss is fighting in the Pacific. She makes mistakes but with common sense and tenacity for detail, she wisecracks her way past lowlifes and millionaires across New York City. When she falls over a dead girl in Bleeker Street, she takes on her first murder case.

For more information about Sandra and her books:
Check out Sandra’s Blog for her experiences at book signings.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wal-mart Gives Gift to Hibbing Public Library

Hibbing Public Library would like to thank Wal-mart for the recent gift of $1,000 for the summer reading program.

The summer reading program is a 10 week program for children of all ages. Children are encouraged to read and earn prizes for reading 10 books or 2,500 page. Children who read 100 books or 2,500 pages are inducted into the Library Hall of Fame. The Library also offer craft programs on Mondays, Preschool programs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, performers and other special programs on Thursdays and Movies and Popcorn on Friday.
These programs can only be offered because of the generous support of
Friends of the Hibbing Public Library
Hibbing Cooperative Credit Union
Hibbing Key Club, Hibbing Rotary Club
Hibbing Chisholm Rotary Club
Hibbing Women of Today
L & M Radiator
Security State Bank Foundation
Sullivan Candy and Supply

Mystery Book Review

The Water Room
By Christopher Fowler

Detectives John May and Arthur Bryant, partners for over 50 years lead the Peculiar Crimes Unit in London.
In their seventies, both gentlemen are past retirement but together they solve difficult cases that have grown cold. Bryant is a technical nightmare, losing cell phones and destroying computers, but he makes intuitive leaps that solve cases. Messy, rude and a loner he is the exact opposite of May: dapper, charming, and technically savvy. The story begins with the Peculiar Crimes Unit office reopening after their headquarters was bombed in a previous case presented in “Full Dark House.”

More titles by Christopher Fowler can be found at the website:

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Suggestions For Nonfiction Readers

The following three nonfiction titles are now available. Place a reserve or check the new book shelf.

Like baseball? Have an opinion about Barry Bonds? You may want to read the new biography, LOVE ME, HATE ME: BARRY BONDS AND THE MAKING OF AN ANTI HERO, by Jeff Pearlman.

Worried about your health care, prescription, and insurance costs? Read this expose, MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE: THE REAL REASON HEALTH CARE COSTS SO MUCH, by Maggie Mahar.

Wonder if there will be a flu pandemic? Will the U.S., Minnesota, St. Louis County, and Hibbing be prepared for a disaster? Find out what has been learned from the SARS epidemic. CHINA SYNDROME: THE TRUE STORY OF THE 21ST CENTURY’S FIRST GREAT EPIDEMIC, by Karl Taro Greenfeld.

Monday, July 10, 2006

July 10 - 14 at the Library

The Computer Lab is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. giving the library a total of 27 computers available for public use.

The Summer Reading Program including the "Read and Win" program continue and prizes for reading can be picked up between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Make and Take Craft project - Charm Pins at 2:00 p.m.
Friends of the Library Meeting - 6:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Library Board of Directors Meeting at 4:00 p.m.
Summer Movie Festival - Good Night & Good Luck at 7:00 p.m.

Juggling by the Offbeat Juggler at 2:00 p.m.

Movie and Craft Activity - Star Wars

Friday, June 30, 2006

Mystery Book Review

The Cold Moon
By Jeffery Deaver

Forensic Investigator Lincoln Rhyme and Detective Amelia Sachs are back tracking a serial killer in the seventh book in the series. Sachs is Rhyme’s eyes and legs at the crime scenes as Rhyme, a quadriplegic, communicates with her by radio from his forensic lab located in his New York townhouse. Twists and turns keep the suspense enjoyable as Rhyme and Sachs hunt the Watchmaker. The Watchmaker commits murder and leaves a clock at each crime scene as a calling card.

As a side note:
“The Bone Collector,” first in the series and made into a movie, stars Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington), the quadriplegic criminologist and Detective Amelia Sachs (Angelina Jolie). A serial killer taunts the pair by leaving a bone at each crime scene as a clue.

For more information about Jeffery Deaver, visit the website:

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Air Conditioning

Bids for the air conditioning project are due on June 29th. Once the project has been awarded to a contractor by the Hibbing City Council (July 6), the project will move another step forward.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hibbing Public Library

Mystery Book Review

The Blood-Dimmed Tide
By Rennie Airth

Rural England, 1932
Alice and Sally, both 12, set out shortly before noon to attend a birthday party in a nearby village. Sally, realizing that that she had forgotten the birthday gift, left Alice waiting for her at the halfway point along a path through Capel Wood. But when Sally got back to where she had left her friend, the path was empty. Sally, thinking her friend had gone ahead, continued on to the friend’s house, but Alice had not arrived. Searchers were soon called in and Inspector John Madden, retired from Scotland Yard and living nearby is asked to help with the investigation of the disappearance of the young girl.
For further reading:
A Reader’s Guide to the Classic British Mystery by Susan Oleksiw lists 100 Classic British mystery novels.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Hibbing Public Library

Mystery Book Review

The Book of the Dead
By Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Enjoy the exciting conclusion to the Pendergast Trilogy, by reading THE BOOK OF THE DEAD. Previous books in the series were BRIMSTONE and DANCE OF DEATH.

FBI Agent Pendergast is currently in a maximum security prison for crimes his brother, Diogenes Pendergast committed. By framing his brother for murder, Diogenes has cleared the way to set up a diabolical crime involving the New York Museum of Natural History, a suspicious package of pulverized diamonds, and the Tomb of Senef cursed and forgotten for seventy years in the basement of the museum.
Characters previously featured in Preston/Child books will be reintroduced and some mysteries will be solved.

For further information on books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child written together and separately, see the website:

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Take a bit out of this – on Thursday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. the Hibbing Public Library is hosting a live shark in the Library. The Underwater Adventure Aquarium will be presenting a 90-minute multi-media program on sharks. There will be lots of artifacts and live shark to touch. This program is sponsored by AAUW, Hibbing Cooperative Credit Union, Hibbing Rotary Club, Hibbing Chisholm Rotary Club, Security State Bank Foundation and Wal-Mart.
Audience is limited to 250 people.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Database Review


If you need addresses and phone numbers for either business or personal use, try ReferenceUSA. The library subscribes to this database and it can be accessed from any public computer in the library.

The Residential portion includes 115 million U.S. households and 230 million U.S. residents. The information has been gathered from 3,800 White Page directories.

You can use the database when planning family reunions, weddings, and class reunions; finding ex-neighbors, long-lost friends or relatives.

The Business section is recommended because of it huge size and scope. It provides company and industry details including number of employees, estimated sales volume range, subsidiaries, branches, ticker symbols, and stock exchanges and much more.

Use it when starting your own small business; find all the Greek restaurants in Minneapolis or where to purchase a bike in Hibbing.

The database is updated monthly.

Check out ReferenceUSA at the Hibbing Public Library.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Mystery Book Review

Mystery Book Review

If you enjoy mysteries, watch this blog for reviews of titles you might otherwise miss.

Dark Light
By Randy Wayne White

Doc Ford, marine biologist and his hippy friend, Tomlinson are back in Randy Wayne White’s latest book, “Dark Light.” A hurricane sweeps through Sanibel Island, a shipwreck is uncovered and a beach house emerges. Local residents regard the house and its owner with some puzzlement. Few remembered the house even existed. The owner is even more mysterious. She appears to Tomlinson and Ford, but only entertains at night. Ford and Tomlinson set out to selvage the sunken pleasure cruiser, “Dark Light” sunk during in hurricane in 1944 but not without competition from a local marina owner and his thugs. The mystery woman and the cruiser share a history involving Nazi artifacts, World War II, and doomed romance. 13th in the series, the quirky residents of Sanibel Island make this book an enjoyable read.

To see more on Randy Wayne White, go to his website:

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Conspiracy Theory Fiction

Conspiracy Theory Fiction
According to Merle Jacob a Readers' Advisory Consultant, "Conspiracy theory novels can be highly improbable with fantastical implausibilities, or can be frighteningly realistic with very probable events. The plot twists and turns build suspense and draw the reader into the battle between good and evil. What the reader is seeking is the answer to the mystery--who is behind the conspiracy and why."

A controversial religious conspiracy title is Dan Brown's, The Da Vinci Code. Some readers loved it and some have hated it. If you would like to try similar titles pick up one of the following at the library:

C. J. Box, Savage Run. Putnam, 2002. Environmentalists, ranchers, a killer winter storm, and a conspiracy!

John Le Carre, The Constant Gardener. Scribner, 2001. Pharmaceutical companies testing new drugs on Africans, people are dying and the main character follows the conspiracy from Africa to Italy, to Canada, and back to Africa.

David Liss, A spectacle of Corruption. Random House, 2004. Eighteenth century London and a conspiracy that threatens the national election and even the king.

Katherine Neville, The Eight. Ballantine, 1988. An accountant in Algeria, a legendary chess set given to Charlemagne, and a search throughout Europe for the scattered pieces.

Daniel Silva, A Death in Vienna. Putnam, 2004. The Holocaust and cover-ups by the CIA, the Vatican, and the Austrian government.

Robert Smith, A Small Death in Lisbon. Harcourt, 2000. A long hidden conspiracy that ties important people in Portugal to the Nazis.

For more suggestions check the library website at Also try the NoveList database that is on the website.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Dylan Days are May 24 - 27, 2006

At the Library you will find our permanent exhibit including a time line, memorabelia, album covers, and pieces of Dylans childhood home.

We also have several special exhibits throughout the Library.
  • In the entry way window there is an exhibit showing many of the local landmarks Bob would have visited as he was growing up.
  • Just inside the library is a table with quotes and photos from the 2005 exhibit based on the book "Chronicles"
  • Along the inside front wall of the library is an exhibit based on the "Blood on the Tracks" album.
  • In the main portion of the library there is an exhibit featuring information about the Dylan Days events.

In addition the Library will be open on Saturday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. for special viewing of the exhibits and as the final stop on the Dylan Bus Tour.

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For more information about the Library visit the Hibbing Public Library website!