Friday, February 26, 2010

Weekend Event: 7th Annual Range of the Arts

Buy your passport today to get into all the events free!

2010 Events include:

Saturday February 27th
* Arts International Market 10am - 2pm
Kaleva Hall Art, music, demonstrations and hands-on projects, door prizes and more!
* Guitar Workshop with Greg Herriges 2:30pm at The First Stage.
* Telluric Currents trio 7:00pm at Kaleva Hall concert of world fusion music.

Sunday February 28th
* Chamber Ensemble of Minnesota 2:20pm at Messiah Lutheran Church.

Monday March 1st
* Words and Lyrics featuring Ray Nargis 6:30pm at The First Stage.

Monday March 1st - Friday March 5th
* Arts-101 introduction to 5 different art projects noon - 1:30 at The First Stage.

Thursday March 4th - Saturday March 6th
* Brownbag Art Exhibit at The First Stage featuring Chris Koivisto 11am - 3pm at The First Stage. Artist reception on Thursday at 6:30pm.

Friday March 5th at 7pm and Sunday March 7th at 2:30pm
* Small Parts Players Children's Theatre Company presentation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at The Upper Room 516-1/2 Chestnut Street.

Sponsored by the Lyric Center for the Arts with help through a grant from Iron Range Resources.

Lyric Center for the Arts
The First Stage gallery and performance venue
P.O. Box 416
Virginia, MN 55792

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Final Free February Friday Flick

The last free movie for February is "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." This 1971 film stars Gene Wilder as Wonka. It will be presented on the library's big screen at 3pm on Friday, February 26.

As always, there will be free popcorn!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Volunteers Needed!

A hazardous insect, the Emerald Ash Borer, poses a threat to all ash trees. Ash trees make up a very large number of the trees in our area and they could be wiped out by the Borer.

To help fight this danger, the University of Minnesota has chosen Hibbing for a very special project. We have been selected as one of only six communities in Greater Minnesota to work with the U. to lessen the potential impact of Emerald Ash Borers and other future tree diseases.

Part of the University's work will include a detailed inventory of every tree in town. Because of the large population of Ash trees throughout Hibbing, we hope to minimize our losses by being pro-active.

Volunteers will be needed to help conduct this tree census. The inventory will provide vital information needed to protect our trees now and into the future.

Staff from the University will be in Hibbing to train volunteers in March 2010. Once the training is complete, the inventory will begin and be worked on through the summer.

It is a great honor for Hibbing to be chosen for this project. Not only will it have a direct benefit to us, but it will also be an extremely important part of statewide research.

Anyone that is interested in helping should contact:

Daryl Brekke at City Hall
218-262-3486, ext. 723


Hibbing Parks and Recreation Dept.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2010 Census, Website of the week.

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.

The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like:
•Job training centers
•Senior centers
•Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
•Emergency services
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico. When you receive yours, just answer the 10 short questions and then mail the form back in the postage-paid envelope provided.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Olympics

Keep up with the Olympics on this website:

Latest news, medal counts, schedule of events, pictures and shop at the Olympic store.

Watch podcasts and videos on the latest events whether it's hockey, skiing, figure skating or curling.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Free Friday Flicks Continue!

This week's free movie is another modern classic from the folks at Disney/Pixar, "Ratatouille."

The delicious animated-adventure centers on an ambitious French Rat named Remy who dreams of becoming a great chef. Because of his passion for cooking, Remy accidentally uproots his family from the French countryside to the sewers of Paris, and finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. When Remy helps create a soup that wins rave reviews from the world's most powerful food critic, he sets in motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that wreaks havoc on the entire city, allowing him to achieve the impossible and pursue his true gift. The screenplay, written by Academy Award-winning Brad Bird ("The Incredibles"), is flavored with a colorful cast of characters and exquisite French backdrops making "Rataouille" a tantalizing recipe of imaginative fun and unexpected delight.

The movie starts at 3pm, Friday, February 19. Free popcorn is included!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Come in and check out the following DVDS:

The Hurt Locker: Disarming bombs in a war zone.

District 9: Science Fiction thriller that looks like a documentary.

Michael Jackson's This Is It and discover the man you never knew.

The Time Traveler's Wife: Time travel between 2 lovers.

The Boys Are Back: Sportswriter Joe Warr finds himself parenting a 6 year old.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Nonfiction: Check out the following

Andy Rooney: 60 years of wisdom and wit by Andrew a Rooney
brings together the best of Rooney's work from his beginnings as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes during World War II to joining CBS - first as a writer then "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" on 60 Minutes.

Diabetes Rising: How a rare disease became a modern pandemic and what to do about it by Dan Hurley
In the tradition of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation and Richard Preston's The Hot Zone, Diabetes Rising takes you to the front lines of the diabetes crisis.

The Last Train From Hiroshima: The survivors look back by Charles Pellegrino.
Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and aftermath of two days in August when nuclear bombs detonated over Japan changed life on earth forever.

Prime-Time Health: a scientifically proven plan for feeling young and living longer by William Sears, MD with Martha Sears, RN.
Based on twelve years of scientific research and a lifetime of medical expertise, Prime-Time Health is your road map to a life filled with health, happiness and vitality.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Take Your Kids to the Lollipop Concert

Get free tickets to the 47th Annual Lollipop Concert at the DECC in Duluth.

Join the Duluth-Superior Youth Orchestras and friends on a musical trek through the animal Kingdom! Many of the area's finest young musicians and dancers will explore music from The Carnival of the Animals, Jurassic Park, The Lion King, and more. There will be family-friendly animal activities provided by the Great Lakes Aquarium, Animal Allies and Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center.

Event Details:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Children's Animal Activities starting at 2:00 p.m.

Wild Things! Lions and Tigers and Bears-Oh My! Concert at 3:00 p.m.

DECC Auditorium, Duluth, MN

Bring your card to the library and check out free tickets.
This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A "Music To You" Event

A "Music To You" program is coming to Hibbing Public Library.

Diversity in Music
Thursday, February 18th
Hibbing Public Library
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Musicians, Larry Zimmerman (trombone) and Lucia Magney (cello) from the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will be providing a refreshing new look at the world of music. Through wonderful music and interesting discussion they will show the audience how their unique instruments are different and yet somehow the same.

All ages are invited to this very special program. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s arts and cultural heritage.

Monday, February 08, 2010

We're off to see the wizard!

If you've never seen "The Wizard of Oz" on a big screen, you can this Friday! A free showing of the classic movie will be Friday, February 12 at 3pm in the auditorium. Plus free popcorn!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

History World: Website of the Week

Historyworld’s aim is to make world history more easily accessible through interactive narratives and timelines. Written by Bamber Gascoigne, it consists of about 300 narratives ( the alphabetical list runs from Aegean Civilization to Zoroastrianism) and some 10,000 events on searchable timelines.
Choose your favorite topic about world history and read about it:

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

AARP Tax-Aide Starts Friday

AARP volunteers will be at the library Fridays (February 5 - April 9, 2010) downstairs in the Dylan Room from 9 am to 3 pm.
Please bring the following with you when you come:
current year's tax forms and preparation booklet
copy of last year's income tax returns
W-2 forms from each employer
unemployment compensation statements
SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits
ALL 1099 forms
all receipts if you are itemizing deductions
Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and dependents.

Be kind to AARP volunteers who are there to help you.
For Taxpayers with low and moderative income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Impact by Douglas Preston

One night in Portland, Maine, Abbey and her friend Jackie observe a large meteorite streak across the night sky. By extrapolating the path of the meteorite, Abbey and Jackie decide to search the local islands with her father’s lobster boat for the meteorite and become rich. Three very different story lines, 2 girls searching for meteorites, an ex CIA operative looking for radioactive gems, and a murdered professor converge in a thriller with plenty of action and suspense.
Douglas Preston writes books on his own as well as coauthoring several books with Lincoln Child. See the Preston and Child website for a listing of all books by both authors.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month!

Shmoop salutes those -- from the biggest names to the most ordinary people -- who've shaped the African American experience over nearly 400 years. From David Walker to Toni Morrison, from Malcolm X to Jay-Z, we've got you covered.

Monday, February 01, 2010

New in the Children's Room

Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis by Barbara O'Connor
Popeye thinks life is boring in Fayette, SC, where his grandmother keeps her mind sharp by reciting the kings and queens of England in chronological order and gives her grandson vocabulary words each week to keep his mind exercised. Life changes when a boy named Elvis and his nomadic, quirky family get their Holiday Rambler motor home stuck in red mud near Popeye's house. They meet and Elvis quickly names Popeye the senior vice president of the Spit and Swear Club. Popeye is impressed and longs for Elvis's interesting life. He, too, would like a paper plate with his name written on it in crayon and a mother who asks his opinion for rhyming words while writing her newest country-western tune. Elvis suggests they go on an adventure, which begins when they spot boats made from Yoo-hoo chocolate drink boxes floating down the creek carrying mysterious notes and they set off to track down the boat maker and the meaning of the notes. Like Eben in Betty G. Birney's The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, Elvis and Popeye's journey reminds readers to look for and enjoy the small treasures in their lives. Save a spot on your shelves for this small adventure with a grand heart. (From School Library Journal)

Call for Hibbing Hematites

The library has a collection of Hibbing Hematites dating from 1919 to the present. There are some gaps in our collection and donations of the following years would be appreciated: 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1989, 2004. Anyone that is interested in donating a Hematite should call the library (362-5959) and speak with either Cheryl or Nancy.

The collection is kept at the front desk and is available for in library use.