Thursday, May 28, 2009

Free People Resource

The editorial staff at ResourceShelf have recently recommended this free people resource. Take a look at the Who’s Who in America Experts Guide.

"You’ll find advice from familiar names here — e.g., Peter Greenberg and Arthur Frommer providing travel tips. You’ll also find interviews with folks who are not necessarily household names, but who are notable in their own fields, such as medicine and real estate. The site is divided into several sections, according to content:
Food & Wine
Real Estate
In the News
You can sign up for e-mail updates about new content in any or all of these sections."

Take a look and enjoy.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Plant Your Gardens With Tips From These Magazines

Hibbing Public Library has several magazines that will help you plant your gardens.

Fine Gardening
Check out the article: 100 skills that will make you a better gardener in the July/August issue.
A few skills are listed below:
1. Manage water during a drought
2. Buy good pruners
3. Find your hardiness zone
4. Create a focal point
5. Effectively battle deer
6. Tell the good bugs from the bad bugs
7. Install a rain barrel
8. Edge a Flower bed
9. Buy a shovel

May/June features articles on Peonies, Roses and Bulbs. The Calendar of events include garden tours, plant sales and classes. For an event in our area, see Duluth Garden and Flower Society Bus Hop on Saturday, May 30 from 7:30 – 3 pm. Register online with http://www.bayfrontvisions/ or call 218-525-1717. A bus will leave from Mesabi Range Technical College in Eveleth.

Organic Gardening
May 2009
Check out the article on Time Is On Your Side. “Does your spring “to-do” list grow faster than your bean plants? Use these tips we gathered from our test team and other experienced Gardeners around the country to get more done in less time.”

Organize before planting, choose plants that are hardy, group together plants with similar soil and watering needs, and plant close together to cut down on weeding.

Vegetable garden
Begin with started plants, consistent, deep watering once a week and mulch.

Plant long-blooming perennials, deadhead daily, and cover ground with short perennials like creeping thyme or phlox and they will act as mulch.

Weed and pest control
Weed when wet, deal with young dandelions, and plant pest and disease resistant plants.

Lawn Care
Leave the clippings on the grass, cut high and bag the leaves in the fall.

Reading the above magazines will turn you into a competent gardener.
Magazines check out for 14 days.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

14 Day Loan Periods for VHS Movies

Many of you asked and we listened. All VHS movies now have a 14 day loan period. Check out any VHS and keep it for 2 weeks.

Thanks to the people at the Lexington Public Library

This video was made at the Lexington Public Library to promote the 2009 Summer Reading Program. Their dates are the same as ours! Enjoy!

Friday, May 22, 2009

What is on your summer reading and viewing list?

Valkyrie: read the book, see the movie.

Valkyrie: the story of the plot to kill Hitler by its last member by Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager.
Valkyrie is the code name for the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. Philipps Freiherr von Boeselager, author and last surviving member of the plot, and his brother joined a group of conspirators after discovering the cold-blooded brutality of the SS under orders from an increasingly unstable Hitler. First the assassination and then the bomb attempt failed, the SS launched an attack on co-conspirators. One by one the conspirators were caught, tortured and executed.

Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh
Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise,) joins conspirators to kill Adolf Hitler (David Bamber). Codenamed, Valkyrie, the assassination attempt fails and a second attempt is made. Another suspenseful war movie with well known actors, director Bryan Singer shows the point of view from the conspirators' camp.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Book Review: Wicked Prey by John Sandford

Minnesota author, John Sandford is back with Wicked Prey, the 19th book featuring Lucas Davenport, a former Minneapolis homicide cop, now working for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in Minnesota.
The story opens with the Republicans coming to St. Paul for their convention. Davenport, the BCA and local cops work security to keep the conventioneers safe from a few professional burglars and psychotic killers.
Read more about John Sandford and see his book tour schedule at:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Are you ready for the Summer Reading program?

Ready for another great summer of fun and prizes at the library?

The Summer Reading Program runs June 1, 2009 through July 31, 2009. The theme this year is "Be Creative @ Your Library."

Prizes will be awarded in a different manner this year. Rather than a graduated system as in years past, this summer the kids will be encouraged to set a goal of books or pages to be read over the summer. Beginning July 1, 2009, those who have reached their goal may come in to the library and pick up a prize bag, full of great stuff.

Don't forget all the free programs! From jugglers to critters, it will be one busy summer. Make sure to stop by the library and pick up a program flyer.

See you there!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

2009 Dylan Days Benefit Concert

Don't miss this great event on Saturday, May 23rd in the Hibbing High School auditorium.

The Hibbing Arts Council and Dylan Days Benefit Concert Committee are pleased to announce that famed violinist Scarlet Rivera will headline the line up for the 2009 Dylan Days Benefit Concert at the Historic Hibbing High School Auditorium on Saturday, May 23, 2009. Rivera, violinist for Bob Dylan in the mid-1970’s, will be accompanied by Gene LaFond & The Wild Unknown.

Hurry, get your no-fee tickets today! Don’t miss this opportunity to see musical legends perform live on the historic Hibbing High School Auditorium stage.

Tickets are on sale now and are available by calling 1-866-420-1234 (toll free) or 651.209.6689.

Tickets also available Online at: Ticket Works

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best deal in town!

“When I was young, we couldn't afford much. But, my library card was my key to the world.”
-Actor John Goodman

Spring Cleaning: Read about it and then do it!

Start spring cleaning by checking out the following books by Peter Walsh:

Enough Already! Clearing mental clutter to become the best you.

How To Organize (Just About) Everything.

It’s All Too Much: an easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff.

Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?

Peter Walsh has been in hundreds of homes helping people with their clutter. He helps people look at the vision they have for their lives and helps people move closer to that vision. Organizing and decluttering the home is the first step to making changes and achieving a richer life.

Monday, May 11, 2009

FREE Reverse Mortgage Seminar

Attention Seniors:

Security State Bank of Hibbing will be sponsoring a free Reverse Mortgage Seminar at the library. Alina Passarelli of Financial Freedom will be giving a presentation on how an FHA Reverse Mortgage can be of benefit. This workshop is for homeowners 62 and older. Friends and family are welcome to attend also. Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like extra income. Are tired of making monthly mortgage payments.
Call (218) 263-8855 to reserve a seat at this program.

Reverse Mortgage Seminar
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Hibbing Public Library Auditorium
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 08, 2009

New Suspense Fiction

Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
Eleventh in the series, Assistant District Attorney Alex Cooper tracks a killer after rare books and maps to the strange and wealthy Hunt family, major benefactors of the New York Public Library.
To read her series in order, see her website:

Deadlock by Iris Johansen
Emily Hudson and Joel Levy are artifacts experts for the United Nations who travel to warring countries to save priceless treasures. On their latest job, they are held hostage by a ruthless killer determined to find a legendary treasure. John Garrett, CIA and MI6 operative, is sent to find and rescue Hudson and Levy.
Check out her website:

Still Life by Joy Fielding
First line: “Less than an hour before the car slammed into her at a speed of almost fifty miles an hour, throwing her ten feet into the air, breaking nearly every bone in her body and cracking her head against the hard concrete, Casey Marshall was sitting in the elegant narrow dining room of Southwark.”
Lying in her hospital bed, unable to see or communicate, she can hear. Casey soon realizes that her accident may not have been an accident after all.
Joy Fielding has a website:

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Range Reads...and how!

The Mesabi Range enjoys a high density of libraries. By using information provided by the American Library Association, the Arrowhead Library System, and Wikipedia, these comparisons are made:

United States
Total square miles: 3,794,066
Public Libraries: 16,592
One public library for every 229 square miles

State of Minnesota
Total square miles: 87,014
Public Libraries: 309
One public library for every 281 square miles

Mesabi Range
Total square miles: approx. 400
Public Libraries: 17
One public library for every 24 square miles

New Baseball Biographies at the library.

Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee by Allen Barra
The most popular Yankee since Babe Ruth, Yogi Berra was the cornerstone of the 1949-1953 Yankees , the only team ever to win five consecutive World Series. The greatest catcher of all time, read about the life of Yogi Berra.

Straw: Finding my Way by Darryl Strawberry with John Strausbaugh
The New York Mets drafted him in 1980 and Strawberry became the first National League player voted to the All-Star Game in each of his first four seasons. Strawberry’s professional achievements were often overshadowed by drug use, tax evasion and allegations of domestic violence. By 2006, after rehab and treatments for cancer, he has devoted his life to his church and children and adults with developmental disorders.

George: The poor little rich boy who built the Yankee Empire by Peter Golenbock
George Steinbrenner, team owner of the New York Yankees for 34 years, brought scandal and feuds including 6 World Series and 10 pennants to Yankee baseball. Inside stories about George Steinbrenner’s relationship with manager Billy Martin, and players Dave Winfield, and Yogi Berra plus many others make this a must read for baseball fans everywhere.

Friday, May 01, 2009

What are you reading?

On DorothyL, , a website for writers and readers of mysteries, the question is often asked, what are you reading?

I am currently reading: A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn.
Detective Emmanuel Cooper, is sent to Jacob’s Rest, a small town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique in 1952 to investigate the murder of a police officer.

Write in and tell us: What are you reading?