Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Enjoy the first book in the new trilogy by Ken Follett in book form or on audiobook.
Author, Ken Follett writes: "In Fall of Giants, I follow the destinies of five interrelated families – one American, one Russian, one German, one English and one Welsh – through the earth-shaking events of the First World War and the Russian Revolution.
The second book in the 'Century' series, due to be published in 2012, will feature the children of the characters in Fall of Giants as they live through the Depression and the Second World War. The third book, due out in 2014, will be about the next generation during the Cold War."
Ken Follett has a website:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Check out the NewsBank

The library is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new digital newspaper collection. The “America’s News” collection is free to library patrons and is updated daily. It provides Web-based access to current and archived issues of thousands of full-text newspapers, including the Hibbing Daily Tribune, Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Mesabi Daily News, and the Duluth News Tribune.

“America’s News” enables library patrons to easily search and browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. Patrons can use this resource for general reference or to research local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sports, real estate and much more. In addition to using workstations in the library, patrons can access the collection remotely from a home computer with a valid library card.

Just visit the library's web page and following the links or click here to preview database now.

Quiet Time at the Library

Pre-school story time and Toddle time have ended for the season. They will resume the last week in January.

Stay tuned for information about the Winter reading program!

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Great Movies III by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert writes: "I believe good movies are a civilizing force. They allow us to empathize with those whose lives are different than our own. I like to say they open windows in our box of space and time."
Read through some of the reviews that interest you and watch the movies.
Read The Roger Ebert's Journal where he writes movie reviews, essays on humor, science and spirituality.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Name Your Favorite Holiday Movies

What are your favorite movies?
Happy Holidays!

The Retreat: Hitler’s First Defeat by Michael Jones

The author writes, “On 15 December 1941, German soldier Heinz Otto Fausten fled from a Soviet tank attack on his retreating column. Risking his life, he later returned to one of the baggage carts to retrieve his diary. Fausten was in an elite Wehrmacht unit – the 1st Panzer Division – the troops who had spearheaded Adolf Hitler’s assault on Moscow. Now, as the unit collapsed all around him, in a hellish retreat in extreme winter weather, Fausten felt his experience to be so remarkable that he should record and preserve it.”

In December 1941, Joseph Stalin launched a counter offensive and drove the German armies from Moscow making this the Wehrmacht’s first failure of World War II. Read the dramatic story here. Michael Jones plans to follow this book with a companion volume, Total War, telling the story of the fighting from Stalingrad to Berlin.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

The mother and son writing team have written the second book in the Bess Crawford series. Bess is a nurse stationed in France to take care of the wounded during World War I. While returning with a troop of injured soldiers, she observes the wife of a soldier she helped transport saying a tearful goodbye to a man not her husband. The same day, the wife is murdered and within a week the injured soldier and husband is dead by suicide.

Bess provides what little information she knows to an inspector at Scotland Yard. With the help of her family and friends, she is determined to find out the tragedy behind the murder and suicide of two strangers who have touched her life.
Charles Todd has a website:
Charles Todd is best known for his series set after World War I, England, featuring Scotland Yard Detective Ian Rutledge.

Federal Student Aid Resources

We all know that most colleges and universities today carry a huge price tag.  Don't let the cost of continuing your education stop you.  Remember that significant opportunities are available to college graduates.  The importance of a college education has become quite evident in terms of earning potential within today's economy.

The Department of Education offers many free resources to today's student.  They are definitely worthwhile sites. 

Federal student aid resources for students can be found at:

Student Aid on the Web
In-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid, and repaying student loans:
  • conduct college and scholarship searches
  • estimate your college costs
  • track and compare financial aid awards letters
  • More than 60 videos
  • Inspirational videos from peers
  • advice from current college students
  • students can submit their own experiences and advice
The official site of the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid".  Every student needs to fill this out.

  • Weekly tips, info, and links
  • More than 20 videos
  • More than 12,500 "likes"

Monday, December 20, 2010

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...

...but libraries are so delightful!

For those ready to weather the big storm, remember to stop by at 10am on Tuesday, December 21st  for Holiday Story Time. Songs, stories and a craft are great ways to beat cabin fever.

Friday, December 17, 2010

What is the cryosphere?

Some places on Earth are so cold that water is a solid—ice or snow. Scientists call these frozen places of our planet the "cryosphere."
While many people think Northern Minnesota is cold, there are colder places on earth and you can read all about them here at The National Snow and Ice Data Center:

Twilight Rails: The Final Era of Railroad Building in the Midwest by H. Roger Grant

Published by the University of Minnesota Press, Twilight Rails, takes us through the history of the twilight railroad network built across the Midwest during the early 1900s. The author, H. Roger Grant states: "Prior to all-weather roads and the triumph of internal combustion vehicles, railroads were magic carpets that bound localities and the nation." Read about the decline and fall of the twilight carriers in American railway history.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Story Time

Story Time and Toddle Time may be finished till January, but there is still an opportunity for story time fun at the library!

On Tuesday, December 21 at 10:00am, the library is happy to present a special holiday story time.  Come on down to the kid's room for favorite holiday books, songs and a craft.  And wish Boo a merry Christmas.

What a great way to soak up some last minute holiday spirit!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz

Author and historian, Sean Wilentz writes: "On occasional pleasant Sundays, we'd take family strolls that almost always included a stop at the Folklore Center, which was crowded wall to wall with records and stringed instruments and had a little room in the back where musicians hung out. My first memories of Bob Dylan, or at least of hearing his name, are from there - Izzy (Israel Young) and my dad would talk about what was happening on the street, and I (a son who wanted to look and act like his father) would eavesdrop. Only much later did I learn that Dylan first met Allen Ginsberg, late in 1963, in my uncle's apartment above the bookshop."
We have the book and the audiobook available for checkout.
Check out the official website:

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Into the Storm by Reed Timmer with Andrew Tilin

Reed Timmer started his college career in 1998 by choosing the University of Oklahoma in Norman in the middle of tornado alley. Choosing to study meteorology, tornadoes became his passion. In order to follow tornadoes as close as possible, Timmer naively chased storm cells by randomly guessing where the tornadoes would appear. Then he got smarter and started following storms cells by using the Internet. He soon found out that reading conditions outside was as important as understand the laws of thermodynamics and bookmarking the best forecasting websites.

Reed Timmer stars in the Discovery television series Storm Chasers. Reed has storm footage on his website:

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

To Tipple a Prince

If you are interested in Hibbing history we would like to recommend Daniel Lynch's new title, "To Tipple a Prince".  Mr. Lynch recently spoke to the Hibbing Historical Society about his new book and it is now available for check out at the library.

Hibbing was founded in 1893. In the space of twenty-five years, it had grown to the quite sizeable population of around 12,000. Its businesses and citizens were thriving. Life looked good, the town was stable, and the future looked undisturbed. But Hibbing sat on a treasure, and it was unaware of it: a giant deposit of iron ore. This is the story of how Mike Godfrey and the Oliver Iron Mining Company deceitfully managed to move the village, how they managed to recreate Hibbing two miles away, how much it cost, where the money came from, and why the “great guardian of the people,” ten times mayor Vic Power, said virtually nothing critical about all this. Once it was all over, the man who planned, executed, paid for and directed the entire operation disappeared.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron writes: "I am living in the Google years, no question of that. And there are advantages to it. When you forget something, you can whip out your iPhone and go to Google. The Senior Moment has become the Google moment, and it has a much nicer, hipper, younger, more contemporary sound, doesn’t it?”

Read the short anecdotes about everyday life as experienced by Nora. Find the book under 814.54 EPHRO in the new book section.

Books on display in the kid's room: Newbery Winners

The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association. The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The award has been given since 1922. It was the first children's literary award in the world and is named for John Newbery, an 18th century English publisher of juvenile books. The Newbery and the Caldecott Medal are considered the two most prestigious awards for children's literature in the United States.

In addition to the Newbery medal, the committee awards additional citations referred to as the Newbery Honor to worthy runners-up. Though the Newbery Honor was initiated in 1971, specially cited runners-up for the Newbery Medal from previous years were retroactively named Newbery Honor books.

The books will be displayed till December 10, 2010.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ebooks for free from Hibbing Public Library and Arrowhead Library System

New to downloadable media? Using this service is easy! To help you get started, please take a guided tour. In just a few minutes, you can learn how to browse, check out, and download the titles available at this site!

When Christmas shopping for yourself and others, check out these devices to use the Arrowhead Library Digital Media Catalog.

Check out the new releases here:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

David Housewright: Minnesota Author

The books start with a bang. Jelly’s Gold, 6th in the series begins:

Frank Nash was dead.

Which is why it was such a surprise when I received his letter:


You’re just the mug I need to help me get back my gold.

Think about it.

Jelly Nash

Independently wealthy, Rushmore Mckenzie or "McKenzie" as he is known to his friends, takes on cases as favors for friends.

Seven books follow Rushmore McKenzie in this series placed in Minnesota.

Read the books in order starting with A Hard Ticket Home:

David Housewright, winner of the Edgar and Minnesota Book Award, has a website:

Monday, November 29, 2010

He sees you when you're sleeping...

As part of the library-wide Yuletide Festival on Tuesday, December 7, kids will get the chance to meet Santa!  Jolly old St. Nick will arrive at 6pm in the kid's room, where he will read one of his favorite Christmas books. He'll then head downstairs to his comfortable chair, ready to hear from anybody who wants to tell him what they want to see under the tree on Christmas morning.

That's not all! Kids will also be able to make a festive craft to take home AND get a free book, courtesy of the Literacy Action Center.

So be good, for goodness sake!

Friday, November 26, 2010

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We choose websites and online resources based on their quality, popularity, usefulness and other factors. Advertisers and sponsors have no role in determining the content of’s top 100 lists and other editorial features. At, we value our editorial independence. (from

Some lists include: cameras, ereaders, phone apps, books, shopping sites and food.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Bennett Park Photographs

The Hibbing Historical Society currently has photographs of Bennett Park on display at the library. The 54 acre Bennett Park was originally opened to the public in 1915. It boasted a band stand, wading pool for children, a pavilion for dancing and banquets, a nursery and perennial garden and a vegetable garden for growing food for the zoo animals. Bennett Park had a zoo that included 5 buffalo, 2 elk, 6 red deer, 1 bear and numerous monkeys, birds, and water fowl.

Visit the library to see the photographs and more details of this historic Hibbing Park.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption By Laura Hillenbrand

The author of Seabiscuit, read the article in USAToday about Laura Hillenbrand:

Tension grips the reader from the opening line of the preface:

All he could see, in every direction, was water.

It was June 23, 1943. Somewhere on the endless expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Army Air Forces bombardier and Olympic runner Louie Zamperini lay across a small raft, drifting westward. Slumped alongside him was a sergeant, one of his plane’s gunners. On a separate raft, tethered to the first, lay another crewman a gash zigzagging across his forehead. Their bodies, burned by the sun and stained yellow from the raft dye, had winnowed down to skeletons. Sharks glided in lazy loops around them dragging their backs along the rafts, waiting.

The men had been adrift for twenty-seven days.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Farewell, Peek

Peek, one of library pet gerbils, died on Sunday, November 22. He had lived for two years, the entire time with his brother, Boo. His library family is sad that he is gone, but is glad that he was loved by the children who visited him. Boo will be back on display on Tuesday, November 23. He will be kept in a quiet place to give him a chance to get used to his brother not being around. Gerbils are social animals, so the loss of Peek may make Boo depressed for a while.

Gerbils live 2-3 years.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shop Online Safely

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Use the tips in this article to have a safe and hassle free online shopping experience.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Porch Sofa Almanac by Peter Smith on Being Minnesotan

Read about small Minnesota seasonal things of great interest in essayist's Peter Smith's new book. Smith, who is a regular contributor to Minnesota Public Radio, writes about November: "In November in Minnesota, nature colludes against us. Rain and wind strip the leaves from the trees, then the rain turns to snow before we can rake. We wind up shoveling leaves. it's just not right, and November knows it."
Read about the supper menu changing with the seasons, the first truck out on early season lake ice, and winterwear in Minnesota.
Check out our new nonfiction for A Porch Sofa Almanac.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Survive the Start of the Holiday Season with these Tips

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Thanksgiving is a busy time with travel plans, family traditions, and getting together with friends. This article from the Federal Citizen Information Center can make the holiday less stressful and hectic.

Decision Points by George W. Bush

George Bush writes in the introduction: "...I have done my best to write about the decisions I got right, those I got wrong, and what I would do differently if given the chance. Of course, in the presidency there are no do-overs. You have to do what you believe is right and accept the consequences. I tried to do that every day of my eight years in office. Serving as president was the honor of a lifetime, and I appreciate your giving me an opportunity to share my story."
Reserve this popular book at our website:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Book Display

For the next two weeks, the book display in the kid's room will feature titles about Thanksgiving.  Not only picture books, but non-fiction and fiction selections as well.

But, like stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner, they won't last long!

And, yes, the library WILL be open the day after Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Website: Classic Reader

Classic Reader is a website bringing you free ebooks. Search the online library by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare, Doyle and many others.
Recent books added are:

The Informer by Joseph Conrad

An Anarchist by Joseph Conrad

The Point Of Honor by Joseph Conrad

Gaspar Ruiz by Joseph Conrad

Prisoners of Conscience by Amelia E. Barr

The Shunned House by H. P. Lovecraft

Sign up and read books online: 3810 titles and 358 authors.  
The BETA version of the Classic Reader iPhone/iTouch web application is in its first draft.
Classic Reader is also on Facebook.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Patrick F. McManus

Patrick F. McManus started out by writing humorous books and articles about the outdoors. You may recognize: A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They? Now Patrick also writes the Sheriff Bo Tully Mystery series. The fourth book: The Huckleberry Murders is out and available at Hibbing Public Library. Sheriff Bo Tully lives and works in Blight County, Idaho, visits his mother for lunch, consults a psychic on a missing person case, and investigates the murders of three young men.

Monday, November 08, 2010

New in the kid's room

The Sable Queen by Brian Jacques

He appears out of thin air and vanishes just as quickly. He is Zwilt the Shade, and he is evil. Yet he is no match for his ruler, Vilaya the Sable Quean. Along with their hordes of vermin, these two have devised a plan to conquer Redwall Abbey. And when the Dibbuns go missing, captured one by one, their plan is revealed.

Will the Redwallers risk the fate of their Abbey and all of Mossflower Wood to save their precious young ones from imprisonment? Perhaps Buckler, Blademaster of the Long Patrol, can save the day. He has a score of his own to settle. And fear not, these Dibbuns are not as innocent as they appear. After all, they’re from Redwall.

Friday, November 05, 2010

New Large Print Books

The Vigilantes by W.E.B. Griffin
Homicide Sergeant Matthew Payne investigates vigilante groups claiming credit for murders in Philadelphia.

Foreign Influence by Brad Thor
Field operative Scot Harvath has just returned from his first assignment when a bombing in Rome kills a group of American college students.

Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst
Costa Zannis, senior police official handles special political cases in Greece during World War II.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

World Geography and Culture Online

Discover the top 10 biggest, tallest, longest mountains, rivers, cities, and more by using the "World Geography and Culture Online" database.  This is the perfect tool for enriching geographic literacy.  It is ideal for social studies projects as well as for general country research.  "World Geography and Culture Online" makes it easy to find out about all aspects of a country.  Not only will there be great information about its geography and physical features but you will also find facts about its government, people, and society.  There will be quick at a glance facts and in-depth coverage .  You will find maps, flags, photographs, statistics, regularly updated news articles, comparison and ranking tools and more.

"World Geography and Culture Online" is brought to you by the Hibbing Public Library.  To access this database go to our website and click on "Databases and Search Engines", click on "Education" and then on the name of the database.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Hunting of Monsters: Check Out These Two Young Adult Books

Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

Will Henry, young assistant and apprentice to Dr. Pellimore Warthrop, who studies monsters, tells a tale where their lives take a sinister turn when they search for the creature, Anthropophagi. Will, 12 year old orphan in 1888, and the Doctor are awakened in the middle of the night by a graverobber with a gruesome discovery in his cart. Depositing the burlap bundle in the basement laboratory, the old man is paid and Dr. Warthrop and Will set to work uncovering what turns out to be the bodies of a monster without a head and a young female.

The Curse of the Wendigo by Rick Yancey

In this second book in the series, Will Henry’s journals takes Dr. Pellimore Warthrop and Will Henry to Canada to prove the existence of Wendigo, a creature who eats humans. Muriel Chanler, former love of the doctor, comes to Dr. Warthrop to ask him to help find her lost husband who was carried off by the “Mossmouth” better known as the Wendigo. A search party was sent out but John Chanler remains missing.

Rick Yancey has a website:

Monday, November 01, 2010

Tuesday Night Movies

Every Tuesday night in November, the library will present a free movie based on a popular kid's book.  Doors open at 5:45pm and the movie starts at 6pm.  Those who arrive early will be treated to a cartoon! popcorn!

11/2: Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (PG)
11/9: Zathura (PG)
11/16: Series of Unfortunate Events (PG)
11/23: The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)
11/30: The Polar Express (G)

Friday, October 29, 2010


The world's most famous detective, Sherlock, enters the 21st century on Masterpiece mystery with three shows, the second of which is on this Sunday at 8 pm. Missed the first show, A Study in Pink? Never fear, you can watch the show for a limited time on the PBS website:

From the PBS website, follow Sherlock on Twitter with these instructions: Celebrate Sherlock Holmes and his powers of deduction anytime by tagging your Twitter posts with the hashtag #sherlock_pbs.

Then, join fellow Sherlock and Masterpiece mystery! fans Sunday, October 31, 2010, from 8-9:30 pm, Central time, during the premiere of The Blind Banker. Also, you'll benefit from the insights of mystery experts from Baker Street Blog, The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and The Strand magazine who will be tweeting too.
We have many books and movies available through our website on Sherlock Holmes. Check our catalog at:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Email Book Clubs

Join our Email Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters and will know if you want to check the book out from the library to find out the end. Every Monday we start new books.
Sign up and start reading by clicking on the “Online Book Clubs” icon on the library’s web site at Just choose your favorite categories and following the on screen instructions. You can join as many as you like.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Reversal by Michael Connelly

Defense Attorney Mickey Haller teams up with his ex wife, Deputy DA Maggie McPherson and his half brother, LAPD detective Harry Bosch to prosecute Jason Jessup, alleged child killer who has been imprisoned for the last 24 years. Jessup, out on bail, has been granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence.

The first chapter starts: “The last time I’d eaten at the Water Grill I sat across the table from a client who had coldly and calculatedly murdered his wife and her lover, shooting both of them in the face. He had engaged my services to not only defend him at trial but fully exonerate him and restore his good name in the public eye. This time I was sitting with someone with whom I needed to be even more careful. I was dining with Gabriel Williams, The district attorney of Los Angeles County.”

Mickey Haller has his work cut out for him when he goes from a defense lawyer to prosecuting attorney in this political nightmare that could derail the entire district attorney’s office.

Michael Connelly has a website:

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tales of Real Ghost Chasers

Be at the library on Thursday, October 28th from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. for a paranormal experience. The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group will once again present a seminar on some of their best ghost hunts.  There will also be a workshop for potential volunteers for upcoming projects.

Friday, October 22, 2010

ACT and SAT Test Preparation

Everyone preparing to take either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams should use the library’s “Learning Express” database. In this Center, you'll discover instantly scored practice tests and interactive lessons with all the extra help you'll need to score high and be successful.

Here’s how to access the “Learning Express Library”:

• Make sure your library card is valid

• From a computer at home or at the library access:

• Click on the “databases and search engines” link

• Click on the “education” link

• Click on “Learning Express Library” and follow the on screen directions

• Use the “College Preparation” link

For more information on being prepared for college pick up Debt-Free U: How I paid for an outstanding college education without loans, scholarship, or mooching off my parents by Zac Bissonnette. Get through college without massive debt by reading this book. You’ll find it in the new nonfiction section in 378.38.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo

Painters Mill, Ohio, a small town with very little crime, makes the murder of an entire family of Amish particularly disturbing. Police Chief Kate Burkholder, formerly Amish, is well suited to working with both the Amish and “English” (everyone not Amish) in finding out who murdered the entire Plank family of seven in this second book in a series.

Kate, with the help of State Agent John Tomasetti and her small police force soon realize that even an Amish family can have secrets. Unfortunately Mary Plank, sixteen year old daughter has a secret boyfriend who quickly becomes the prime suspect. How Mary comes to have a mysterious boyfriend who is not Amish and nobody knows becomes the lynchpin of the investigation. Agent Tomasetti, dialing back his self destructive behavior since the murder of his family two years before has come to help Kate with her current case. While some readers may flinch at the graphic violence, the story builds to a satisfying conclusion.

Read the first book in the Kate Burkholder series, Sworn to Silence, and visit Linda Castillo’s website:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

American Experience: a PBS Icon

American Experience airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American History.
You can become a part of American Experience by writing about your own stories such as surviving a hurricane, or living through World War II or the Vietnam War. The show started in 1988 and has been on the Internet since 1994. Recent broadcasts include, Riding the Rails: hoboes riding trains during the Great Depression and The Civilian Conservation Corps: The New Deal program put 3 million young men to work.

Monday, October 18, 2010

It's getting to be that time!

Time for spooky (and funny) stories about Halloween!  The special book display for the next two weeks will be about Halloween and all the great stories that go with it.  If you are looking for a scare (or a laugh), the library is the place to be. 


Did I scare you?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 17th through October 23rd. Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.

Check out the Teen area at the Hibbing Public Library and the special Teen Read Week display.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October is Prevent Family Violence Month

Range Women’s Advocates want everyone to be aware of their organization. “Prevent Family Violence Month” is the perfect opportunity for them to make themselves more visible in the community. Stop by the library and pick up a brochure about the organization and their programs. The “Prevent Family Violence” display is just inside the front door.

Be aware that domestic violence includes physical, sexual and psychological violence. Victims of domestic violence often experience:

• Threats or actual physical harm

• Intimidation

• Keeping a partner from friends and family

• Name-calling

• Sexual assault

• Stalking

• Stopping a partner from getting or keeping a job

• Talking down

• Withholding money
If you are a suffering from abuse or have witnessed abusive behavior of a family member, friend or colleague, it is important to break the silence. Both victims and abusers should seek professional help immediately.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Nonfiction

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow attempt to answer how the universe began in their new book, The Grand Design.

The Pain Chronicles: Cures, myths, mysteries, prayers, diaries, brain scans, healing and the science of suffering by Melanie Thernstrom attempt to define pain, why our bodies require pain and while we one day will have an effective treatment for chronic pain, pain will never be eradicated.

Debt-Free U: How I paid for an outstanding college education without loans, scholarship, or mooching off my parents by Zac Bissonnette. Get through college without massive debt by reading this book.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Pre-school Story Time will be every Tuesday at 10am. This program is for children aged 3-6, but younger children are welcome. October 19 will feature the works of Doreen Cronin.

Toddle Time, a story program for children aged 2-3, will be held every Thursday at 10am.

Open play in the auditorium will be offered if time permits and we are always looking for volunteers to to provide craft projects.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

New Books

A departure from their regular series by three well-known authors.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

Elizabeth Tucker bakes cupcakes at Dazzle’s Bakery in Salem where she runs into witches and warlocks and magic spells.

Santa Fe Edge by Stuart Woods

Ed Eagle, attorney and newly married to Susannah Wilde, well-known actress, defends a golf pro accused of murdering his wife.

Bad Blood by John Sandford

Virgil Flowers, investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, goes to Warren County to help the local sheriff with a case of murder in a grain elevator disguised as an accident.