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.