Tuesday, March 31, 2009

America Through Native Eyes

PBS and American Experience present America through Native Eyes, We Shall Remain. This is a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.

Programming will begin on Mondays starting on April 13th at 8:00 p.m.

For more information go to www.pbs.org/weshallremain

Monday, March 30, 2009

New Audio Books

Check out or sign up for new audio books:
Divine Justice by David Baldacci
John Carr, alias Oliver Stone is on the run and the Camel Club members are risking everything to save him.
Arctic Drift by Clive and Dirk Cussler
Dirk Pitt and his children return to carry out a mission to find the Northwest Passage where a clue to reverse global warning may be hidden.
Cross Country by James Patterson
Detective Alex Cross must survive and catch a warlord known as the Tiger who takes him from the African underworld of Washington, D. C. to Nigeria.

Audio books check out for 28 days.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vote for Minnesota's Top Book

Help pick the Minnesota Book Awards "Readers' Choice Award". Vote anytime before April 10, 2009. Choose your favorite from 32 award finalists.

To see the list and vote go to:

Click on the Minnesota Book Awards icon.

All voting for the Readers' Choice takes place online. The winner will be announced at the Minnesota Book Awards gala on Saturday, April 25, 2009. The Minnesota Book Awards is a project of The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, with the Mayor's Office of the City of St. Paul and the St. Paul Public Library.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Book Review: Starvation Lake by Bryan Gruley

Gus Carpenter, returns to Starvation Lake from the newspaper business in Detroit, and becomes the editor of the local paper, The Pilot.
Ten years earlier, legendary Coach Blackburn, deeply mourned by the town, drowned in an accident when his snowmobile went through the ice.
Starvation Lake, in northern Michigan, is a small resort town barely surviving, where people relive the glory years and the jarring defeat of their one chance of winning the state hockey tournament with Coach Blackburn who raised young players to be great hockey players.
Within days of Gus’ return, parts of the coach’s snowmobile has surfaced, but not on the lake where the accident occurred. The accident turns into an investigation of murder when a bullet hole is found in the snowmobile.
Gus relives the past as he becomes reacquainted with the present town and people. He wonders what happened to his old coach during the years he was gone. Suspenseful with fully formed quirky characters often found in small towns and the violent action during the hockey games provide punch to the twist at the end.
First book in the Starvation Lake series by author, Bryan Gruley; visit the following websites for further information: http://www.bryangruley.com/ and http://www.starvationlake.com/

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bob Dylan & the Poetry of the Blues: An Evening with Writer Michael Gray

Author and Dylan expert, Michael Gray is coming back to Hibbing Public Library. His program will be a part of the annual Dylan Days celebration in May. Put the following date and time on your calendar and watch for more details:

Thursday, May 21, 2009
6:00 p.m.
Hibbing Public Library Auditorium

Friday, March 20, 2009

Events this Weekend at Ironworld

At a loss because it's snowing and you can't do yardwork?
Go to Ironworld and take in the exhibit:
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections is a traveling exhibit comprised of photos, text in story form and 155 vintage aprons.

Also on Saturday from 2-3 pm, Frank Ongaro, Executive Director of MiningMinnesota, will present "The Next Generation of Mining: Opportunities, economic benefits, and challenges facing non-ferrous mining in Minnesota" in the Ironworld Theater.

Go to www.ironworld.com for information about admission prices and hours for the restaurant.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mystery Series Website: Stop! You’re Killing Me!

Need help finding which book comes next in a mystery series? Know the name of a character but can’t remember the author? Then Stop! You’re Killing Me website is for you.
Go to: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/
Look books up by author or character in a series. The books are listed by series and in order of date published. Subscribe to the newsletter, which is published twice a month and includes new authors and characters added to the website as well as announcements of new hardcover and paperback books.

Friday, March 13, 2009

New Movies at the Library!

Check out the new DVDs and Video Cassettes at Hibbing Public Library.

Video Cassettes by Disney include: Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Melody Time, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Oliver and Co.

New DVDs include: The Final Season, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Get Smart and Mamma Mia. Check them out on Thursday or Friday and keep them until Monday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ann Bancroft Event Rescheduled

No Horizon is So Far
Meet Ann Bancroft
Explorer - Teacher - Author
The first woman to cross both North and South Poles

Monday, March 23, 2009
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Hibbing Community College Commons
(Please use the North Entrance)

This event is free of charge.

Showing historic still and video footage, Ann Bancroft tells her inspirational and motivational story - beginning with a childhood dream and culminating as she became the first woman in history to ski across Antarctica's landmass.

For more information call 218-322-2436

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Website of the Week

Books arrive in serial form into your email. According to DailyLit, the idea came after the New York Times serialized a few classic works in special supplements a few summers ago. By adding books to email, a person can read a short section of a book every day in 5 minutes or less. In the 19th Century, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle often wrote in serials for popular magazines. The Internet encourages readers and writers return to the serial format.
Go to the website: http://www.dailylit.com/
Find a book you want to read, enter your email address and click to subscribe. It’s that easy.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teen Tech Week and Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands
Tuesday, March 10th through Friday, March 13th
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Library Auditorium

Local teens will be able to tune in at the Hibbing Public Library and celebrate the second annual Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2009.

Get some friends together and come to the library for “Battle of the Bands” as part of Teen Tech Week. Rock Band for the Wii will be available Tuesday, March 10 through Friday, March 13th from 3-5pm. This program is free but it will be on a first come, first served basis. Each “group” will be allowed 30 minutes to play.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Website of the Week

Check out the following website www.metacritic.com for reviews on film, dvds, music, television shows, books and games. Since 2001, Metacritic’s objective is “ to help you make an informed decision about how to spend your money on entertainment. “
Book reviews can be found by clicking in the search area, selecting the book category, and typing in the title of the book you are interested in.
Hibbing Public Library has video cassettes, dvds, music and books that you can check out for free using a library card.

Governor Pawlenty in Hibbing

Governor Pawlenty will be in Hibbing to discuss the state budget with you and other business leaders on Tuesday, March 17 at 10:00 AM at the Advantage Billing Concepts Building. (located at 3920 13th Ave East on the Beltline across the street from Hibbing Chrysler Center) Seating is limited so RSVP's are required.
Call 218-262-3895 for a reservation.