Friday, December 28, 2012

The Science of Good Cooking

The Science of Good Cooking

America's Test Kitchen: "We start the process of testing a recipe with a complete lack of conviction, which means that we accept no claim, no theory, no technique, and no recipe at face value. We simply assemble as many variations as possible, test a half-dozen of the most promising, and taste the results blind. We then construct our own hybrid recipe and continue to test it varying ingredients, techiques, and cooking times until we reach a consensus. The result, we hope, is the best version of a particular recipe, but we realize that only you can be the final judge of our success (or failure)."
Find in the new book section under 641.3 SCIEN

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson

Private London | [James Patterson, Mark Pearson]

From Recorded books:
"For Hannah Shapiro, a young American student, the nightmare began in Los Angeles, when the owner of Private-the world's most exclusive detective agency-saved her from a horrific death. Now, after eight years, the terror follows her to London. The only man who can help is former Royal Military Police Sergeant Dan Carter, head of Private London."

Find in the new audiobook section under Compact Disc PATTERSON.

Young House Love by Sherry and John Petersik

Young House Love by Sherry Petersik, John Petersik (Artist) (Hardcover)
Sherry and John Petersik are the married couple who first started the blog: Young House Love.
The book lists 243 of their best ideas for painting crafting, updating and showing your home some love. Find in 747 PETER in the new book section.
See the blog here:

Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 Online Tools for Savvy Consumers

Bob Rankin has researched and shared 12 online tools that will help you save money on financial services and consumer products in one of his latest newsletters.  If you want to compare credit cards, car insurance rates, or look up product reviews and ratings then check out Bob's post.

Ask Bob Rankin

The Devil's Causeway by Matthew Westfall

Watch the videos of Matthew Westfall talking about his book:

1899, Phillippines.
From the prologue: "This moment was one to be captured for posterity. Twenty-three gaunt, starving men approached a gray boulder that punctuated the rock-strewn bank of the river. Wracked by disease and riddled with sores, the haggard souls mustered their last reserves of energy to hoist each other up and jostle into position. A small American flag was handed to the dazed senior naval officer of the party, Lieutenant James C. Gillmore, Jr., who weakly held it aloft."
This is the true story of America's first prisoners of war in the Philippines, and the heroic U. S. Army Expedition to rescue them.
Find in 959.9031 WESTF

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is back working the twenty-year-old murder of Anneke Jespersen, a Danish photo-journalist shot and killed while working a story during the Los Angeles 1992 riots. Bosch, specifically asked for the Jespersen murder case since the case started with him at the crime scene. He felt the case had been neglected and remained unsolved because of the riots and not he wanted another chance at solving the murder.

Read more about Michael Connelly at his website:


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Flat Bob is in Massachusetts for the Holidays

A couple of years ago the library created "Flat Bobs" and gave them out at Dylan Days.  We asked everyone that took one to let us know where in the world "Flat Bob" was and what he was doing when they got back home.  Even though we gave out over 100 "Flat Bobs" only a couple of reports have filtered back to us.

Recently we received Holiday Greetings from Tom and Dee Drake.  "Flat Bob" is in Massachusetts for the holidays!

Happy Holidays, Tom and Dee.  It is good to know that one of our "Flat Bobs" is still alive and travelling.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Two Graves by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

The third book in the trilogy of Helen Pendergast, FBI Special Agent Pendergast is shocked when his dead wife, Helen, appears alive after an absence of 12 years. In grave danger, Helen briefly surfaces to let Pendergast know she's alive but then she is abducted by the shadowy group called Der Bund - the Covenant. Pendergast, horrified that he has found his wife only to lose her again so quickly, goes on a mission to find her and destroy her captors.
Find this thriller under Fiction PRESTON.
Author website:

Take the Family to Two Great Events

The Library has free tickets available for the following events:

Duluth's Children's Museum Storyland Exhibit. Tickets are valid through January 20, 2013. The museum is located at 115 South 29th Ave. West in Duluth.

 Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR:  Book your trip to wonderland! The White Rabbit. The Mad Hatter. The Queen of Hearts. Lewis Carroll's whimsical characters are instantly recognizable, and they all take the stage in this musical adventure through the looking-glass. A classic children's tale at once fanciful and humorous, Alice in Wonderland will charm children and adults alike.

All performances at Marshall School's Fregeau Auditorium, Duluth
January 24-25 (Thursday and Friday) at 7:00 p.m.
January 26 (Saturday) at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
January 27 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.

The free voucher must be presented at the ticket office. All free ticket holders must call
218-733-7555, by January 17, 2013, to reserve a seat. 

Tickets for both of these events can be picked up at the front desk of the Hibbing Public Library.  The projects were funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and cultural Heritage Fund.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Disney's Alice in Wonderland

Book your trip to wonderland!  The White Rabbit.  The Mad Hatter.  The Queen of Hearts.  Lewis Carroll's whimsical characters are instantly recognizable, and they all take the stage in this musical adventure through the looking-glass.  A classic children's tale at once fanciful and humorous, Alice in Wonderland will charm children and adults alike.

Free Tickets at the Hibbing Public Library

All performances at Marshall School's Fregeau Auditorium, Duluth
January 24-25 (Thursday and Friday) at 7:00 p.m.
January 26 (Saturday) at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
January 27 (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m.

The free voucher must be presented at the ticket office.  All free ticket holders must call 
218-733-7555 by January 17, 2013
to reserve a seat.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and cultural Heritage Fund.

The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks

The Generals

According to the Thomas E. Ricks: " This is a story about a remarkable group of men, the Army general officers of the past three-quarters of a century, and the wars they fought." Read about George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, Terry Allen, Douglas MacArthur, Matthew Ridgway, Maxwell Taylor, Williams Westmoreland, William DePuy, William Peers, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf, Tommy Franks, Ricardo Sanchez, George Casey, and David Petraeus.
Find in the new book section under 355.00922 RICKS

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Read and Dream

Did you know that the golf tee was first patented on December 12, 1899?  Two Scottish golfers, William Bloxom and Arthur Douglas were the gentlemen with the idea.  Winter in Scotland is not quite as cold and snowy as it is in Minnesota but it still may be a bit nippy playing golf in December.

Let's face it, if you are a golfer living in Minnesota then reading about your sport is the next best thing.

Check out some of the books in the library on golfing and be ready for spring.

Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends by Pippa Middleton

Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends

Pippa Middleton, an event organizer and author, provides  recipes, crafts and helpful hints to plan a great party for any season. Check out the section on Christmas and New Year's to gather ideas for this season's holidays. Find in the new book section under 793.2 MIDDL

Monday, December 10, 2012

Author Rumer Godden

Author Rumer Godden was born today in 1907.  She was born in England, grew up in India, and returned to England at the age of 20.  Rumer Godden was the author of more than 60 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry, plays and non-fiction. She published her 21st novel, "Cromartie vs. the God Shiva," in 1997. Rumer Godden died November 8, 1998, in Thornhill, Scotland, at the age of 90.

One of her masterpieces is "In this House of Brede".  Brede Abbey is the home of cloistered Benedictine nuns, and it is their various stories that Godden presents in this magnificent book. Coming from all walks of life, ages and temperaments, the nuns of Brede create community through their single-hearted devotion to spirit, and to each other.

NoveList lists other titles by Godden that should be enjoyed.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Geek

Bob Rankin is taking the stress out of shopping for the geek in the family that seems to have every gadget ever made.

See his article:  11 Great Gifts for Geeks.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

it's here!: the smitten kitchen cookbook

Deb Perelman started a blog about cooking 6 years ago:

Read the article where Deb Perelman talks about how she got started cooking, developing recipes, writing a blog and then finally - the cookbook: What We’re Reading: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook published in The Blender, a William-Sonoma Blog.

Find The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook in 641.5 PEREL

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich

Notorious Nineteen

Stephanie Plum, Lula and Grandma Mazer work a case together:

"Lula almost jumped the curb when she saw Grandma in front of the hair salon. Grandma was wearing a blond Marilyn Monroe wig, a hot pink tank top, black Pilates pants, and black kitten heels."

"I got a sweater in my purse,' Grandma said."I'm all prepared. I could take care of any situation. I'm packing heat more ways than one."

Grandma Mazur goes undercover at Cranberry Manor where Stephanie, bond enforcement agent, looks for Geoffrey Cubbin who disappeared with 5 million embezzled dollars from the Cranberry Manor residents.

All the regulars are back in the nineteenth book in the series with another round of wacky humor.

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Edge of Nowhere

Elizabeth George, author of seventeen books about Inspector Thomas Lynley, has written a new book for Young Adults.

The Edge of Nowhere takes place on Whidbey Islands (Washington state) as a Becca King tries to establish a new life after running from the whispers that told her that her step-father had murdered his business partner. She comes into contact with kind and cruel classmates and adults, experiences homelessness and helps solve the mystery of athlete Derric's fall in a local forest park. I loved the setting of this book and the subtle level of ESP Becca lives with. There will HAVE to be a sequel if not a trilogy because there is much left unanswered at the end (torture!!)
Find this and other titles for teens and adventurous adults in the Young Adult section at the north end of the main floor (where the Hunger Games series is shelved). ~Ginny

Friday, November 30, 2012

Speaking from Among the Bones: A Flavia de Luce Novel by Alan Bradley

Speaking from among the Bones (Flavia de Luce Series #5)

St. Tancred’s Church, England 1951. In order to celebrate 500 years since the death of their holy Saint Tancred, the church membership will open his tomb. Flavia de Luce, a rather precocious child, makes sure she is on hand to witness this epic occasion. On the day the tomb is opened, Church Organist Mr. Collicutt, missing for the past several months, is found entombed in the crypt that houses the saint. Nothing puts Flavia’s detecting skills to the test like a dead body presumably poisoned. Flavia, for only being 12 years old, is something of an expert in poisons after staking claim to the chemistry laboratory of her deceased Uncle Tar in the moldering estate of her impecunious family.
Getting around the village and countryside with her trusty bicycle, Gladys, inherited from her mother – missing and presumed dead in a mountain climbing accident - Flavia runs a parallel investigation with the local constabulary.  The Inspector warns her that her detecting would put her in danger if the killers realize she is getting close to the truth, for Flavia has solved murders in the past and has built herself something of a reputation for crime solving.  

This time Flavia has competition when Adam Sowerby, flora-archaeologist, as well as Miss Tanty, chairman of the Altar Guild, want to collaborate with Flavia on finding the killer and be part of her investigation. Three amateur sleuths trying to figure out the Legend of the Heart of Lucifer gives a motive as to why Mr. Collicutt was murdered.
Book five in the series, you can read more about Flavia de Luce on her website:

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Liberator by Alex Kershaw

General Felix Sparks:
"They lay beneath perfect rows of white graves that lined lush green lawns. He knew where they were buried. He had their names."
"Often he had questioned what kept his men going. The American Army was on the attack all the time in Europe. He had kept thinking, Why do they go? It was hard to explain why his men had not hesitated. Many times he had said: 'Let's go!' Every time they had gone."
"The graves of his men stretched across Europe, over two thousand miles. They had died in Sicily, in France, at the dark heart of Nazi Germany."
"...General Felix Sparks wandered through towns he had set free, across battlefields and through several graveyards. The white crosses were silent. The men who had died for him could not be resurrected."
Check out the discussion of Alex Kershaw's new book; The Liberator with the author on the Goodreads Website:
Find the book in the new book section under 940.541273092 KERSH

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Free App from USA.Gov

USA.Gov offers free, trusted apps for your mobile device.  If you are interested in the economy and want news and updates at your fingertips then check out "America's Economy" app.

America’s Economy app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators released from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Key features include:

•Quick overview of indicators measuring the U.S. economy
•Detailed page for each indicator with trend data
•Share indicators on Facebook, Twitter and via email
•View release schedules for indicators
•Set up notifications and custom views

For more information or to download this app go to:

Jane: The woman who loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell

Jane by Robin Maxwell

Authorized by the Estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs the original author of Tarzan, Jane marks the centennial of the Original Tarzan of the Apes.
Everyone knows the story of how Tarzan meets Jane in books, comics and movies. Now we have a new version of how Jane meets Tarzan in the jungles of West Africa in 1905.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Frozen by Mary Casanova


Minnesota author, Mary Casanova, tells the story of Sadie Rose during the 1920s on Rainy Lake in Minnesota. Taken in by the Worthingtons, orphan Sadie Rose is raised in a wealthy family who lives in a mansion on Summit Avenue in St Paul and spends the summers up north. Even with her fortunate change in circumstance, Sadie Rose can't help wondering about the mother who had died and left her without speech in a snowbank. Find in the Young Adult Section under Casanova.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Minnesota Explorer

Copies of the Winter 2012-2013 edition of the Minnesota Explorer are now available at the library.

Find out about winter festivals throughout the state.  There is also a calendar of art exhibits, music and theater events in taking place in the Twin Cities area and around the state.  If you are planning a fun family winter getaway "Explore Minnesota" is a great place to start.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Soldier Dogs: The untold story of America's canine heroes by Maria Goodavage

Soldier Dogs: The Untold Story of Americarsquo;S Canine Heroes

Enter the world of military working dogs' extraordinary training heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. In Soldier Dogs, Maria Goodavage tells the heartwarming stories of training, combat operations, retirement, and adoption - often into the families of their handlers - of these remarkable dogs who have become some of America's most devoted warriors. from the book.
Find on the new Large Print table under Large Print 355.4 GOODA.

New Talking Books

Sleep No More: Eve Duncan: Iris Johansen - MP3 CD audiobook

Sleep no more by Iris Johansen
Eve Duncan is asked by her mother, Sandra, to help find a missing friend. The friend has been locked away in a mental institution for years. Eve enlists the help of a profiler and finds a conspiracy that also involves Eve and her mother.

Angels at the Table: Debbie Macomber - CD audiobook

Angels at the Table by Debbie Macomber
Angels reunite a young couple who had met previously in Times Square on New Year's Eve: a chef in a new restaurant and a columnist for a major New York newspaper for a Christmas miracle.

Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Nineteen books in the Alex Cross series, James Patterson started the series back in 1993 with Along Came a Spider. Detective Alex Cross is celebrating Christmas Eve with his family when he receives a call that a family from the neighborhood has been taken hostage. Put your name on the reserve list for this popular title.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

An American Spy by Olen Steinhauer

An American Spy (Center Point Platinum Mystery (Large Print)) - Large Print [ AN AMERICAN SPY (CENTER POINT PLATINUM MYSTERY (LARGE PRINT)) - LARGE PRINT BY Steinhauer, Olen ( Author ) Jul-01-2012

With only a few CIA-trained assassins-called Tourists-left, and their government department officially disbanded, Milo Weaver takes the opportunity to walk away from his past and regain a normal life with his family. But his former boss in the CIA, Alan Drummon, just can't let go. from the cover. Find in new Large Print fiction.

A Place in the Country by Elizabeth Adler

Caroline Evans has finally left Singapore and her wealthy, cheating husband, James, behind her. With her surly fifteen-year-old daughter Issy in tow, she heads home to England's Cotswolds.
from the cover. Find this book in the new Large Print Section.

Gone Missing by Linda Castillo

Gone Missing (Kate Burkholder #04) - Large Print [ GONE MISSING (KATE BURKHOLDER #04) - LARGE PRINT BY Castillo, Linda ( Author ) Aug-01-2012

Chief of Police Kate Burkholder and State Agent John Tomasetti delve into the lives of missing teens in a small Amish community and discover links to cold cases that may go back years. from the cover
Part of the Amish Country mystery series. Find this book on in the New Large Print section.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

NYPD Red by James Patterson and Marshall Karp


He calls himself the Chameleon.
"The film business in New York needs chameleons, and he was one of the best. It was all on his resume-the Woody Allen movies, Law and Order, the soaps-at least a hundred features plus as many TV shows. Always in the background. Never saying a word. Never upstaging. Blending, Blending, Blending. Not today. He was sick of being a face in the crowd. Today he was the star. And the producer, and the director, and the writer. It was his movie-..."
James Patterson is a prolific writer and has several ongoing series. Read about him here: and like him on Facebook.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Far Distant Echo: A journey by canoe from Lake Superior to Hudson Bay by Fred Marks and Jay Timmerman

May 2008. Seven men start out by canoe on Lake Superior with Hudson Bay as their destination. Only two, Fred Marks and Jay Timmerman, have the fortitude to travel 1400 miles and seventy five days by canoe and on foot to complete their journey.
The authors include maps, food lists, recipes, photos, poetry, song and history of the region they travel. Read how two men found the inner strength and determination to finish the journey they started. Find the book under 797.1220971 MARKS in the new book section.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mad River by John Sandford

Mad River, US Hardcover

Spring in rural Minnesota. The sixth book in the Virgil Flower's Series, Mad River, follows the crime spree of three teenagers that leads to murder.

From John Sandford's Website:
"Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next."
Read more about John Sandford and his books here:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Racketeer by John Grisham

First Line: "I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story."
Malcolm Bannister, black, 43, was sentenced to 10 years for a white collar crime at Frostburg, Maryland, a minimum security prison. Disbarred from practicing law, nevertheless, Malcolm spends his days as a jailhouse lawyer helping other inmates with their legal problems.
Malcolm Bannister insists he is innocent and he dreams of escaping.
Find under Fiction GRISHAM

Ghosts in America by Diane Bailey

"SSHHHH! Did you hear that? That bump? That moan? That creaking door? Did you see something out of the corner of your eye-a floating figure, or a dark shadow, or maybe a glowing light?"
According an Associated Press poll, one third of Americans believe in ghosts and almost twenty five percent have had a ghostly experience.
Just in time for Halloween, read these true life ghostly tales in the juvenile book found under
j 133.10973 BAILE

Friday, October 19, 2012

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse


Radley is on her way back from volunteering in Haiti to reconnect with her parents in Vermont. But when she finally disembarks from the plane, her parents aren't there to meet her.
Radley: "I've never arrived in an airport without my parents meeting me. They always come, day or night, no matter where I land, no matter when I land ...they're always there."
Radley must find her own way home this time. With no cash and a credit card no one will accept, she finds herself on the road walking home.
Find in Young Adult HESSE.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Non-Fiction Juvenile Books

By Sarah Drew
This do-it yourself guide has the ability to make anyone crafty, and the wide range of project ideas ensures that once you get started it won't be long before you'll have a huge collection of unique, eco-friendly jewlery that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell. Inside you'll learn how to:
  • Make pendants out of pebbles
  • Sew a stylish cuff using scraps of fabric
  • Fashiopn a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws, washers, and other toolbox trinkets
  • And much more!

By Ruth Owen

This book has many recipes of sweets and treats that will give you many ways to conjure up more finger-licking Halloween fun!


By Buy Nguyen
Have gruesom fun creating 13 ghoulish origami zombies! Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to fold simple origami paper into some of the most revolting creatures of the night!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Tombs

Sam and Remi Fargo are back hunting treasure in this fourth book in the series.
"Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder . . . a bounty that has never been found.   From
Find the book in the new fiction section at Hibbing Public Library

Friday, October 12, 2012

See "The Hunger Games" during Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.  If you have teens at home now is the time to encourage them to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.

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. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within the covers of books.

The Hibbing Public Library will be having a special movie day for teens on Thursday, October 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Come in and watch the Hunger Games and get free popcorn.  Check out the “teen section” in the library and find out how the library website can help with your homework 24/7.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction by Nanci Milone HIll

Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction

The author has used titles published in the last 15 years including an author biography, a brief summary, discussion questions, links to the author's websites when available and links to other online discussion guides.
Whether you are a member of an existing book group, looking to join a book group or want to start a new book group - this book is for you.
Found under - 016.8136099287 HILL in the new book section.

The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home: everything you need to know explained simply by John Peragine

The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home

"John Peragine's book gives basic step-by-step instructions on how to create your own wine from fruits and vegetables you might never have considered. While grapes are the standard fruit used in wine; try some of his country recipes if you can't locate a supply of wine grapes right away." Blackberries, cranberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, and carrots can be made into wine. Try these recipes as well as several mead recipes offered in the guide book.
Find the book new the new book section under: 641.872 PERAG

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Low Pressure

"Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her..." from
You can find the book in the new book section of the library under Fiction BROWN.
Read more about Sandra Brown here:

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Check out

Check out the information that we just received from is the U.S. government's website for children. Kids, parents, and teachers can use the site to get help with homework, access lesson plans, watch videos, play games, and more. The website pulls together the best resources from across government, and puts them in one place so they are easy to find. is safe and free, so parents and teachers don’t have to worry about kids seeing anything inappropriate while they’re exploring the site.
If you've visited previously, you'll notice that the website has been completely redesigned. The vibrant new site provides areas for three specific audiences: kids (grades K-5), teens (grades 6-8), and grown-ups (teachers and parents).
Enjoy exploring all that has to offer, including:
  • How to Become President of the United States -- Check out a colorful and informative poster to help kids understand the process of becoming president.
  • Fun and Educational games – Explore life in another country through the Peace Corps, stuff your piggy bank full with money games from the U.S. Mint, and more.
  • Videos Featuring Fascinating Careers -- Watch videos describing different professions, ranging from an archaeologist with the National Park Service to an executive chef at the White House.
  • How Parents Can Get Involved -- Get tips for making homework time less stressful, learn about school meal programs, find out how to help stop bullying, and more.
  • Lesson Plans -- Teachers can find lesson plans on math, history, science, music, and other topics.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

Hard Country: A Novel of the Old West (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)

Spanning the years 1875 to 1918, Hard Country reinvents the Western. John Kerney gives up his ranch and leaves his son behind to avenge the death of this brother by a band of murdering outlaws.
Find the book on the new Large Print shelf under Large Print MCGARRITY.
Michael McGarrity has a website:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Free Tickets to Rose Ensemble Concert

The Rose Ensemble will be performing in the Hibbing High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Hibbing is one of their stops on this year’s statewide tour. 

The concert will feature a wealth of vocal and instrumental music from Medieval and Renaissance Italy.  Free admission to this concert is made possible by Arrowhead Library System with funding from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Pick up your free tickets at the front desk of the library.

Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Shortly after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend, Luc, a young woman from the village is found murdered with a matchbox from Luc's new restaurant. Then a body is found in Brooklyn with Luc's matchbox and Alex begins to fear that the two cases may be related.

Linda Fairstein has a website:
Read the Alex Cooper, Assistant District Attorney series in order starting with Final Jeopardy:

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Double cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies by Den Macintyre

WWII SPY DRAMA Macintyre manages to tell the real-life story of espionage in a novelistic fashion, complete with details so quirky that they seem absurd

"The D-Day spies were not traditional warriors. None carried weapons, yet the soldiers who did owed the spies a huge and unconscious debt as they stormed the beaches of Normandy in June 1944."
Find Double Cross in the new book section under 940.5421421 MACIN