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