Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Hibbing Public Library
Children's Winter Reading Program
Curl Up With a Good Book
Sign-Up Begins January 30, 2012 Program Ends March 2, 2012
Keep track of the time that you spend reading on our timed book logs. For every  20 minutes you spend reading you receive a sticker to put on your reading chart, which will be displayed in the
library. Also for every 100 minutes you spend reading you will get to pick out a prize from our PRIZE BINS!
Anytime that you READ or are READ to counts! Weekly prize drawings! Check out library books, Enter to win, One entry per day! Awards given during the 5th week!
Prizes maybe picked up thru March 9, 2012


Monday, January 30, 2012

The Chalk Girl by Carol O'Connell

Read the Mallory series for the depth of the characters. The latest book is The Chalk Girl, where homicide detectives, Mallory and Riker hunt down a killer leaving bodies strung up in Central Park. Coco, a small child found abandoned in the park, is unable to tell them where she came from or who she belongs to other than knowing a great deal about the rats streaming through Central Park on what was turning out to be a very unusual day. Read in order starting with Mallory's Oracle.

See the order here on the Stop You're Killing Me website: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/O_Authors/O'Connell_Carol.html

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Free Tickets!

The library has free tickets for the following events:

Lollipop Concert on Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Youth Orchestras with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
Symphony Hall Duluth DECC.  (In partnership with DSSO)

Fancy Nancy on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Theatre Works USA brings to you an all new revue featuting mini-musicals based on bestselling children's books.
Reif Center in Grand Rapids.  (In partnership with Reif Center)

Voces8 on Monday, February 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Performing a repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to unique Jazz and Pop arrangements, the group has been praised for stunning performance, exquisite singing and creating a sound that spans the entire range of vocal colour.
Goodman Auditorium, Virginia High School.  (In partnership with the Arrowhead Concert Association)

The free tickets were funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Just ask at the front desk for tickets and information.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

New Large Print Books

V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone, #22)
V is For Vengeance by Sue Grafton
Always popular, private detective, Kinsey Milhone, is back with a new action packed mystery.

Hotwire by Alex Kava
Special Agent Maggie O'Dell investigates a group of teens electrocuted while partying in the middle of the woods.

Prey by Linda Howard
A hunting trip turns deadly when Angie Powell witnesses a cold-blooded murder.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Books

Seal Target Geronimo: The inside story of the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden
by Check Pfarrer

A Train in Winter: An extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France
by Caroline Moorehead.

Nearing Home: Life, faith, and finishing well
by Bill Graham

Monday, January 23, 2012

In The Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Miller’s Kill, New York in December. Russ Van Alstyne, Chief of police for the past four years and previously an MP with the U.S. Army, is called about an abandoned baby dropped off at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. The new priest, Clare Fergusson, formerly a helicopter pilot also with the U.S. Army, finds the baby on the church steps and meets Van Alstyne at the hospital. Reverend Fergusson, new to Miller’s Kill, has yet to meet many people including her own congregation.

Pinned to the baby’s blankets was a note “This is our baby, Cody, please give him to Mr. and Mrs. Burns here at St. Alban’s. We both agree they should have him, so there won’t be any trouble later on with the adoption. Tell our baby we love him.”

However, adoptions never go smoothly. Mr. and Mrs. Burns become part of a group of suspects when the body of a young woman is found who has recently given birth. Clare and Russ try to find out who murdered the unknown young woman and who is the father of Baby Cody?

First book in the series, In the Bleak Midwinter has been republished. Seven books about Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne in Miller’s Kill is a treat for anyone who hasn’t yet read this mystery series.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kiwanis Little Ones Play Park

About two years ago, several Hibbing parents started the process to build an indoor park that would be inexpensive for young children in the area. The biggest hurdle was finding space to house the equipment. After many different locations were investigated, the library offered a portion of the downstairs auditorium. There was overwhelming support from local businesses and individual community members (maybe even you!) in fundraising for the equipment. Equipment was purchased, and was then donated to the City of Hibbing and therefore covered under their liability insurance.  The cost for park admittance is a minimal $1 per day per child.

 For the past year, the park has been visited over 3,800 times!

Play park hours beginning on January 23, 2012 will be:

Monday - 10 am to 2 pm

Tuesday - 2:30 pm to 6:20 pm

Wednesday - 10 am to 2 pm

Thursday - 2:30 pm to 6:20 pm

Friday - 10 am to 2 pm
Please either check the library calendar (www.hibbing.lib.mn.us) or call the library at 362-5959 for changes in the schedule.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Library Hours

Beginning on Monday, January 23, 2012 the hours of the Hibbing Public Library will change. 

New Library Schedule

Monday  10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Reginald Hill: 1936-2012

Reginald Hill, crime author, is best known for his series featuring Superintendent Andrew Dalziel and Sergeant Peter Pascoe, a pair of police inspectors in Yorkshire, England which was also made into a television series on BBC. First book in the series, A Clubbable Woman, was written in 1970. Twenty-five books in the Dalziel and Pascoe series as well as numerous other novels made Reginal Hill a popular author. You can read his obituary here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/books/reginald-hill-prolific-writer-of-crime-novels-dies-at-75.html

Read the Dalziel and Pascoe series in order which can be viewed on the Stop You're Killing Me Website: http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/H_Authors/Hill_Reginald.html

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

William Kent Krueger

If you haven't yet discovered the Minnesota author, William Kent Krueger, you are in for a treat. Cork O'Connor, former sheriff and now a private investigator in Tamarack County, Minnesota, takes on murder and extremes in weather at the edge of the boundary waters in northern Minnesota. Read the books in order starting with Iron Lake, written in 1998 through Northwest Angle, 2011. See the order on The Stop You're Killing Me Website:

William Kent Krueger has a website: www.williamkentkrueger.com

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Okee Dokee Brothers at Library

Performing at the Hibbing Public Library
February 7, 2012
10:00 a.m.

The Okee Dokee Brothers--best friends Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing--play traditional bluegrass with a playful spirit. Described as a combination of Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer with Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, their mission is to help children and adults find the music within and connect with each other.

USA Today describes them as “Authentic bluegrass for your little brother.  Best enjoyed with bare feet.” With witty lyrics, off-the-wall humor, and strong musicianship, they are a musical act not to be missed.

Admission to the event is free thanks to sponsorship by the Arrowhead Library System and funding by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Naturally Clean, The Seventh Generation Guide to Safe & Healthy, Non-Toxic Cleaning by Jeffrey Hollender, Geoff Davis with Meika Hollender and Reed Doyle

Did you know the air inside our home is probably more polluted than the air outside?  This is a book that explains why we should use nontoxic products in our home.  It talks of ordinary household chemical products that are unregulated and untested.  Over time these chemicals are destroying our environment and endangering our health.  This book provides you with a list of environmentally friendly commercial cleaning alternatives and also a list of natural substances you can use to make your own cleaning products.  By making a few changes, you can make your home a happier, healthier and a greener place to live. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Bennett Park History

Did you know that in 1926, 600,000 people visited Bennett Park.  21,959 motor vehicles passed through the park gates.  2,384 picnics were held at the campfire places.  30,383 persons participated in these picnics.  35,440 children enjoyed the wading pool.  6,352 people utilized the pavilion.  114,219 people visited the animal house.  45,270 people were served at the Refectory.  2,519 cars occupied the Tourist Camp.  9,289 people comprised the Tourist Camp parties.  63,124 people visited the conservatory and greenhouses, which were the most modern and finest of their size in the northwest.  65,000 flowering plants are produced annually in the greenhouses for the beautifying of public parks and grounds surrounding public institutions.  164 species of wild animals, water fowl, pheasants and song birds were contained within the zoological section.  4,364 persons attended the Chrysanthemum show.  563,547 people visited some part of the park in 1926.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year's Resolutions: Get Organized!

Many websites promote getting rid of clutter and getting organized. One website worth a look is the Get Organized Now website featuring a daily checklist.
Marcia Gracia, “Welcome to our monthly organizing checklist. There's a different organizing suggestion for you to do every day of the month--all easy, down-to-earth, and no thinking 'what should I do?' required. When the month changes, so does our checklist.”
A weekly newsletter notifies when the newest checklist is available.

We have many books on organizing and uncluttering your life - if this is one of your New Year's resolutions.
See Unclutter your life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland. 648.8 DOLAN

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Library Beginnings

Captain Walter McCormack, Hibbing's first unofficial librarian, opened his own collection to the town. The Captain's fondness of reading, and his willingness to lend his books lead to Hibbing's first library.
The first meeting of the library board of Hibbing was held December 11, 1906 in Nelson's Tailor Shop.
$25,000 from the Carnegie fund was given in 1907 and the doors to a new library were opened in 1908 with 4,000 books circulated among 8,000 people living in Hibbing.     
Today as in the past, the library is committed to serving all Hibbing residents, infants through senior citizens.  We provide traditional library resources as well as new technology. 
Check out our website: www.hibbing.lib.mn.us

Friday, January 06, 2012

Website of the Week: Pinterest

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. (from Pinterest)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

The Tax Form Season is here once again.

Federal Tax Forms

MN Tax Forms

All other forms will be displayed as soon as they arrive.
We hope to have Tax help in February.