Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Computer classes will begin in January 2008.

Some of our most popular offerings have been Computer Basics, Internet for Beginners, Searching the Internet for Beginners, E-Mail Basics, E-Mail Plus, and Working with Word I & II. There have also been requests for an introduction to E-Bay, Microsoft Access and Excel.

We would like anyone interested in computer classes to let us know what classes you would attend and the day and time that would be most convenient.

Go to www.hibbing.lib.mn.us and click on "Computer Class Survey" in the right hand column to complete our survey.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hibbing Author in the News

Northern Minnesota author Roy C. Booth announces that he will be a guest at Arcana 37, a speculative writing convention to be held October 12 - 14, where he will be moderating three panels on 18th and 19th century horror literature and other writing topics. He will also be conducting a live panel interview with convention Guest of Honor, famed science fiction writer George Clayton Johnson, co-creator of Logan's Run, and screenwriter of numerous famous TV episodes, including "A Game of Pool" and "Kick the Can" for The Twilight Zone and "Man Trap" for Star Trek. Booth will also be doing a signing of his own work at the convention.

Booth was also recently commissioned to develop the film script/TV pilot based on Douglas Texter's award winning science fiction short story, "Primetime," which was recently published by Baen/Galaxy Publishing in their just released Writers of the Future anthology. Texter is a former editor for Doubleday who has already received great interest in the property, and contacted Booth, a fellow panelist from this year's CONvergence, to write the script after Booth announced the sale of his fifth screenplay earlier this summer.

Booth recently completed writing a science fiction novel of his own, and will also be having his mystery short short story "The Book Relase Party" anthologized by Word Weavers. The release of his 40th published play, Beanie and the Bamboozling Adventure Machine (with Bob May), is due out later this month.

Booth is a member of the Brainerd Writers Alliance, the Tidewater Writing Guild, and the Jackpine Writers Bloc. He is also a graduate from Pillager High School, Central Lakes Community College, and Bemidji State University.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Bucks Buy Books

All residents will be receiving donation information for the annual Bucks Buy Books Campaign with their October PUC billing.

Response to the campaign has always been phenomenal. Donations are designated for the library’s adult and children’s book budgets. We have used these funds to buy extra copies of bestsellers, copies of the Reading Counts titles that are used by Hibbing Public Schools, and many other needed additions to the collection.