Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Search by Nora Roberts

Fiona Bristow trains dogs and volunteers for canine search and rescue. In another life she was the one who got away from the Red Scarf Killer who now sits in prison with a life sentence. But now another serial killer is copying the Red Scarf Killer and Fiona is afraid he will be coming for her next.
Nora Roberts has a website and also writes under the name of J. D. Robb. She has written several trilogies and you can read about them here: www.noraroberts.com/

Monday, June 28, 2010

Great ways to start the long holiday weekend

Thursday, July 1 can be a busy day for you at the library!

From 9am-5pm, there will be a scavenger hunt.  Complete the hunt and get a special prize, offered that day only.  The hunt will be inside the library, so no need to worry if it rains.  (Hunt is designed for kids aged 6 and above.  Prizes available while supplies last.)

Starting at 9am, those who have reached their reading goal can come in to pick up their prize bags!  Plus, put that many more beads into their team's jar.  So far, the blue sea stars are ahead.

AND, for those of you who participate in the fair's Read and Win program, this Thursday is the first day to pick up your reading logs.

Busy, busy, BUSY!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Talking Books

Caught by Harlan Coben.
High School girl turns up missing and a reporter looks for her.

Worst Case by James Patterson
A student disappears and the FBI looks for him.

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
Lincoln Rhyme is back hunting a killer who kills with electricity.

The Rule of Nine by Steve Martini
Defense attorney Paul Madriani is back in this thriller chasing assassins and madmen.

The Spy by Clive Cussler
Detective Isaac Bell is back with a new case pitting himself against German, Japanese and British spies.

Broken by Karin Slaughter
Special Agent Will Trent investigates the death of Grant County's police chief and a prisoner's death.

All Talking books check out for 28 days.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Afternoon of Art

On Thursday, June 24th, make time in your busy summer schedule for the 18th Annual Gallery Hop.  Downtown businesses will be hosting many local artists from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m.  View original artworks and visit with the artists.  There will also be musical performances in various locations on Howard Street.

Visit the library and pick up your Gallery Hop map or just watch for the ballons in front of the galleries for a day. 

All the fun is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Puppet mania!

On Tuesday, June 22, the Schiffelly Puppets presented a sort-of Cinderella story, "Cinder-Freckle-Frog-Faced-Ella" in the library auditorium.  Over 100 library patrons were entertained by Sue and her many puppet friends, including Georgette the Frog.

The show was provided by the Arrowhead Library System as part of this summer's "Kid's Stuff" program.

Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson

In Bringing Up Girls, parenting expert Dr. James Dobson presents the companion book to the bestselling Bringing Up Boys. Based on the latest research and handled with Dr. Dobson's trademark down-to-earth approach, Bringing Up Girls will help you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy and confident women who excel in life. Excerpt from book.
Look for the book in our new book section:
Call No. 248.845 DOBSO

Friday, June 18, 2010

Birds of Prey

The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center visited the library on Thursday, June 17, to show off some of their raptor birds.  140 audience members were treated to a look at a Great Horned Owl, Peregrine Falcon and Saw Whet Owl.  Some kids even got to pet a chicken!

Special thanks goes out to the Friends of the Library and Dawn at the Virginia Public Library for help in bring this great program to the library.

Hibbing Daily Tribune video

Puppets at the library!

Tuesday, June 22 at 10:00am

The Schiffelly Puppets bring their show to the library, full of comic situations, original puppet characters, and classic fairy tales to create an action-packed show for all ages.  This show is free!

Due to this show, there will be no pre-school Story Time on Tuesday, June 22.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Stephanie Plum is back in her 16th novel destroying cars and picking up bail jumpers with her sidekick Lula. In this episode, her boss Vinnie is kidnapped and owes alot of money to some very bad people. Stephanie, Lula and Connie with the help of Ranger look for Vinnie while trying to keep Vincent Plum Bail Bonds afloat.

Janet Evanovich has a website: http://www.evanovich.com/
You can follow Janet Evanovich on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Free program for kids (and adults!)

Raptor Show
Thursday, June 17 at 2:00pm

The Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center (Finland, MN) will bring raptors and other bird species to the library for a fun and educational presentation on Thursday, June 17 at 2pm.

The program will be outside on the library lawn.  If it rains, it will be moved inside to the children's room or auditorium, depending on number of attendees.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Ballad Novels by Sharyn McCrumb

Spencer Arrowood, an Appalachian sheriff, in the Appalachian Ballad series, solves crime in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains. These books include: If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-o, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter,  She Walks These Hills and The Rosewood Casket, which deal with the issue of the vanishing wilderness; The Ballad of Frankie Silver, the first woman hanged for murder in North Carolina; The Songcatcher, a genealogy in music; and Ghost Riders, an account of the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.

The newest book out in the Ballad series, The Devil Amongst The Lawyers, comes out this month.  In 1935, an Appalachian schoolteacher goes on trial for the murder of her father.
Sharyn McCrumb has won, Nero, Anthony, Macivity, and Agatha awards for her Ballad Series.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

Now that we are enjoying the 2010 Baseball Season, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a place to honor the game. When it opened on June 12, 1939 in Cooperstown, N.Y., the Hall of Fame officially became the home of baseball by serving as its cornerstone and housing the stories honoring the greats of baseball's past. Visit the website and enjoy the information presented or use the website to plan your trip to Cooperstown, New York and visit the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in person. (from the Website.)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Music

Kelly Clarkson: All I Ever Wanted

LaKisha Jones: So Glad I'm Me

Lady Antebellum: Need You Now

Keith Urban: Defying Gravity

Melissa Etheridge: Fearless Love

Musical Compact Discs check out for 28 days. Music is arranged by type and in a new location in the Reference Room.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New in the kid's room

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty

Twins Kevin and Joules are excited enough to be attending summer camp in the wilderness, but if there’s anything their obsession with classic horror flicks has taught them, it’s that camp is a prime setting for scary monsters, and that funny noise they just heard in the bushes is definitely something to worry about. Three Fluffs (“Fierce, Large, Ugly, and Ferocious Furballs”) have crash landed on earth after their marshmallow planet got exploded by a stray comet, and the warrior rabbits use their hypnotizing gazes and vicious floppy ears to commandeer the camp and turn its inhabitants’ brains into sweet, sweet mush. The sugar-rush plot follows a well-established course. The twins are savvy enough to know the obvious candidates to be gobbled up first and how many backup plans will be needed to triumph against the ferocious alien bunnies. A lighthearted, clever send-up of zany horror conventions, this book is just the thing for kids about ready for M. T. Anderson’s Whales on Stilts (2005) and other Jasper Dash books. Grades 3-6. (from Booklist)

Monday, June 07, 2010

What will you be reading this summer?

?Storm Prey by John Sandford

?The Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest by Stieg Larsson

?Eat, pray, love by Elizabeth Gilbert

?The Help by Kathryn Stockett

?Quantum by Manjit Kumar

What do you plan on reading during your summer vacation?
Please share your favorite summer reads with us.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

New Fiction

Fever Dream by Preston and Child. Special Agent Pendergast is back to solve the murder of his wife, Helen with the help of Vincent D'Agosta and Laura Hayward. See their website: www.prestonchild.com/

Death Echo by Elizabeth Lowell. Emma Cross and MacKenzie Durand track the yacht, Blackbird and its lethal cargo. Website: www.elizabethlowell.com/

The Lion by Nelson Demille. Federal Agent John Corey is chasing Asad Khalil the international terrorist "The Lion" who is back to kill John and his partner FBI agent Kate Mayfield. Website: http://www.nelsondemille.net/

The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear. Maisie Dobbs is investigating the murder of Michael Clifton and to find the unnamed nurse who loved him. Website: http://www.jacquelinewinspear.com/

Deliver us from Evil by David Baldacci. Shaw the operative from The Whole Truth is chasing evil Evan Waller. Website: http://davidbaldacci.com/

The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are tracking a killer who uses electicity to kill his victims as well as tracking the Watchmaker. Website: www.jefferydeaver.com/

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Summer Reading Program begins soon!

Make a Splash at your Library!

The 2010 Summer Reading program sign-up begins Friday, June 4, 2010, at 9am.  Once again, readers will set their own goals for the summer, but with a twist:  each reader will be assigned to one of two reading teams.  For each book read, team members can place a glass stone in their team's jar.  Not only can you watch your team's progress, but you will know which team read the most books at the end of the program!

The first program, Underwater Adventures, is full, but the Wolf Ridge Raptor Center will be showing their birds on Thursday June 17 at 2:00pm.  There is no pre-registration for this program.

Due to the Underwater Adventures program, there will be no Pre-school Story Time on Tuesday, June 8.  The first Story Time for the summer season is Tuesday, June 15 at 10:00am.  Toddle Time begins on Thursday, June 10 at 10:00am.

The Parks and Recreation Craft Van will be making it's normal Tuesday stop at the library every Tuesday, starting on June 8.  Free crafts and games are available 1:00-4:00pm.