Tuesday, May 31, 2011

No biking in the house without a helmet by Melissa Fay Greene

Melissa writes: "This book is the story of the creation of a family. It began in the usual way: a woman, a man, some babies. But then it took off in a modern direction, roping in a few older children from distant countries. In retrospect, I see that Donny and I have steered by the light of what brings us joy, what makes us laugh, and what feels right and true. Those instincts have served us well." Read a book about the true joy one family found raising children.
In the new book section: 362.734092273 GREENE

Summer Reading Program

June 3 is your first day of summer vacation. So, what are you going to do with yourself, bunkie?

That's right! You're going to head down to the library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program!

Just like last year, you set a reading goal in order to receive a bag full of really great stuff in July.  Stuff you really, really, REALLY want!

You have till July 22 to sign up, but why wait? See you this Friday!

What else is going on this summer you ask? Well, watch this spot...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dylan Days

Join us Friday for Beatty Zimmerman's Chocolate Chip Banana Bread at Hibbing Public Library. Visit the Dylan Room, look at the browsing collection of books about Bob Dylan and sign the guest book. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Plan your summer vacation: Visit a State Park this summer.

Never been camping? Want to enjoy the outdoors for more than an afternoon? Visit the MN DNR website and learn how to camp. State parks offer many opportunities for family fun: tenting, picnics, biking, fishing and more. New this year: learn how to camp with your family. Attend an I Can Camp! overnight workshop offered at Minnesota State Parks this summer and learn all the skills you'll need for a lifetime of camping fun — no experience necessary! See website: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/can_camp.html

Check out the publication, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer published by the MN DNR in the periodical section of the library.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New in the Kid's Room

Part story, part graphic novel - a tender slice of life and death from the creators of "The Savage". Do you believe there's life after death? Slog does. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time - just like he'd said he would, just before he died. Slog's mate Davie isn't convinced. But how does this man know everything Slog's dad would know? Because Slog says it really is his dad, that's how.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Duane Barnhart

Artist, Duane Barnhart will be presenting an "Appreciation of Watercolors" program at the library on Wednesday, May 25th beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Check out his website to see his wonderful artwork.

All artists and art lovers are welcome.  This program is free and was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

Erik Larson says in the prologue “Once, at the dawn of a very dark time, an American father and daughter found themselves suddenly transported from their snug home in Chicago to the heart of Hitler’s Berlin. They remained there for four and a half years, but it is their first year that is the subject of the story to follow, for it coincided with Hitler’s ascent from chancellor to absolute tyrant, when everything hung in the balance and nothing was certain. That first year formed a kind of prologue in which all the themes of the greater epic of war and murder soon to come were laid down.”

“I have always wondered what it would have been like for an outsider to have witness firsthand the gathering dark of Hitler’s rule.”

Known for his previous books, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, In the Garden of Beasts gives an eyewitness view of Hitler’s rise to power. Website: http://eriklarsonbooks.com/

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

70 Years and 70 Songs

Check out the May 26th issue of Rolling Stone at the library.  Bob Dylan is on the cover and in honor of his upcoming 70th birthday, Rolling Stone asked the world's Dylan experts to pick 70 of his best songs.

The number one spot goes to "Like a Rolling Stone" from the "Highway 61 Revisited" album which was released in 1965.  There is also an introduction which describes what makes a "Great Dylan Song".

Can't even come up with 70 individual songs?  Well there are that many -- and more!

Also new to the library's Dylan Collection is a piece of original art painted by Madame Claude Angele Boni.  She is also the author of "Stuck Inside of Mobile with a Rhapsody for Bob Dylan".  The painting arrived from France a couple of weeks ago and is now on display in the library's Dylan Room.

Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is back working for Sam at Merlottes with two of her fairy relatives, Dermot and Claude, living with her in her grandmother’s old home. In the eleventh book in the series, Eric, Sookie’s vampire boyfriend, is having trouble with Victor, Louisiana leader by proxy of the vampires. Victor is trying to shut down Merlotte’s and Fangtasia by luring away the local customers into his new establishments while plotting to kill Eric, the local sheriff of the vampires. Sookie’s troubles are just beginning when she finds out the Sandra Pelt is out of jail and still gunning for Sookie for the disappearance of Sandra’s sister.

Vampires, werewolves, fairies, elves and demons! For Sookie and more, check in with the Charlaine Harris website: http://www.charlaineharris.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

Spring Fling

Support your library by having some fun this Wednesday night! The library is hosting the Spring Fling on May 18, starting at 5pm.  There will be a book give away (hosted by the Literacy Action Center), open play at the Play Park, treats, coloring and a performance by the Amazing Charles.

All activities are free.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Ranger by Ace Atkins

Quinn Colson, U. S. Army Ranger, returns home to Tibbehah County, Mississippi to attend the funeral of his uncle, the sheriff. Quinn, on leave, quickly gets pulled into the uncertainty of whether his Uncle Hamp shot himself or was killed over a land deal. Deputy Lillie Virgil shares her doubts about suicide at the funeral.

Quinn soon finds out that Johnny Stagg, local real estate mogul, claims the sheriff owed him money and he plans on taking over the family farm to settle the debt. When Quinn doesn’t agree with Stagg and starts investigating his uncle’s death, Quinn runs afoul of meth dealers and skin heads out to kill him.

With friends and family for support, Quinn takes on the local corruption with his skills learned as a Ranger. A great start to a new series, Quinn Colson will be back for more.

Ace Atkins is known for the Nick Travers novels.

Website: http://www.aceatkins.com/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

25 Dylan Albums, One Iconic Image

Bob Dylan turns 70 this May and it seems only right that AARP recognize the event.  Artist, Robert Silvers has created a "photomosaic" for the cover of their May/June publication.  It is fantastic!  To see the mosaic and more information about the project just click on the following link:


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders by Rajeev Peshawaria

"Of all the bosses you've had in your career, how many would you call truly great leaders?... A great leader is someone who inspired you to show up every morning and do your best possible work, someone who made you believe in yourself, someone who genuinely cared about your success, and someone whom you wanted to follow willingly." Ask yourself, what types of bosses have you had and what type of leader would you want to be? Check out this book and find out the three essential principles you need to become an extraordinary leader. 658.4092 PESHA 

Monday, May 09, 2011

Story and Toddle Times

Story Time and Toddle Time have ended for the season.  Story Time will resume on June 7 and Toddle Time will Resume June 9, both at 10:00am.

The Indoor Play Park will remain open through May.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Popular Crime by Bill James

Bill James: "Crime stories rush by us like oncoming traffic. New crime stories emerge in the national media almost every day. Each one roars by us for a few days, is remarked upon in casual conversation and filed away as something less than a memory. Occasionally a crime story turns and follows us, visible in our mirror for months or years afterward. Each one is important to somebody and a few of them - something less than 2% of the murders - become books." New nonfiction: 364.10973 JAMES

Essar Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The library has the "Draft Supplemental Environmental Imact Statement" available for public viewing.  It includes proposed modifications that would increase the production of taconite pellets from 3.8 million metric tons per year of low flux taconite pellets to 6.5 million metric tons per year of high flux pellets or 7.0 million metric tons per year of low flux taconite pellets.  It has also been proposed to decrease the length of the mine plan time period from 20 years to 15.

The draft statement describes how the project would affect surface water quantity and quality, wild rice, solid wastes, project-specific and cumulative air quality, greenhouse gases and climate change, and socioeconomics.

The public review period will be until 6/8/2011.  The draft policy is held at the front desk and must be used in the library.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Website of the Week: Panama Canal

On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world’s two largest oceans and signaling America’s emergence as a global superpower. American ingenuity and innovation had succeeded where, just a few years earlier, the French had failed disastrously. But the U.S. paid a price for victory. (from Website)
Read all about the Panama Canal here and check out a book at the library.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Music with Robi Meyerson

Come join Duluth area singer/songwriter Robi Meyerson as she brings books alive through music.  This family event in free and open to all.

Join us at the library at 6pm on Tuesday, May 4, 2011, for all the fun!