Monday, April 30, 2012

Mike Wallace: A Life by Peter Rader

Mike Wallace is known for being an agressive and self assured journalist for decades on 60 Minutes.
Read all about his life in front of and behind the camera.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Iron Range History Conference

Take a day and learn about Iron Range history, our rich culture and genealogy.
Featured Speakers include:

Steve Potts – “From the Old Country to the New:  Push and Pull Factors, Migration, and Immigration”.
Roberta Palen – “Using Land Ownership Records for Local History and Genealogy”.

Pam Brunfelt – “I’m from Da’ Range ~ Visions and Realities:  The Iron Range”.
Stefanie Carlson – “Once Upon a Family:  My Trunk Full of Memories”.

It is all happening at the Minnesota Discovery Center.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


$25 MN Discovery Center Members

$35 Non-members

Soup and sandwich buffet will be available for $12.25.  You must register prior to Thursday, May 10th.

For more information call 800-372-6437 x222.

Leading with Honor by Lee Ellis

Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
by Lee Ellis with Foreword by Senator John McCain
John McCain, "Lee Ellis and I share a bond that goes back to our experience in the POW camps of North Vietnam. He was captured eleven days after me, and we occupied neighboring cells in the Hanoi Hilton for eighteen months of our captivity."
Lee Ellis, "In the Hanoi Hilton I learned that leading with honor is about doing the right thing, even when it entails personal sacrifice. More often than not, doing the right things - accepting responsibility, fulfilling your duty, telling the truth, and remaining faithful to your word - is the most difficult thing to do, but it's also the thing that brings long-term success."
Find the book in the new book section under: 658.4092 ELLIS

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Now Available at the Library

The 2012 Minnesota Grown Directory is now available at the library.  This publication lists Minnesota Grown products and services that are available direct from the growers.  You can search by area, product, and farm or market name.

Drop in and pick one up.  They are free while the supply lasts.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Elegy for Eddie: A Maisie Dobbs mystery by Jacqueline Winspear

Elegy for Eddie (Maisie Dobbs #9)
London, 1933, Maisie Dobbs, private detective, takes on a case of murder for some old friends from her previous life. She has become a wealthy, educated woman since the days when her father worked for a living in London. The murder of Eddie weighs heavily on Maisie and everyone who knew him, for he was a kind simple young man with an amazing gift with horses.
Ninth in the Maise Dobbs series, the book can be found in the new book section under Winspear. 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard

Two Truths and a Lie (The Lying Game, #3)

"Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder." 
Read the review and reader opinions about the new book by Sara Shepard on the popular website GoodReads where readers enjoy discussing books with friends, writing reviews, and receiving recommendations on what to read next.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Confession by Charles Todd

First lines:
"The body rolled in the current gently, as if still alive. It was facedown, only the back and hips visible. It had been floating that way for some time. The men in the ancient skill had watched it for a quarter of an hour, as if half expecting it to rise up and walk away before their eyes."
The mother and son writing team of Charles Todd has another great Inspector Ian Rutledge mystery to make this the 14th book in the series set in England right after World War I.
This book can be requested through interlibrary loan.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

"The trees were tall, but I was taller, standing above them on a steep mountain slope in northern California. Moments before, I'd removed my hiking boots and the left one had fallen into those trees, first catapulting into the air when my enormous backpack toppled onto it, then skittering across the gravelly trail and flying over the edge. It bounced off a rocky outcropping several feet beneath me before disappearing into the forest canopy below, impossible to retrieve. I let out a stunned gasp, though I'd been in the wilderness thirty-eight days and by then I'd come to know that anything could happen and that everything would."
Cheryl Strayed hikes the Pacific Crest Trail on her own. Read her story - we have the book: 813.6 STRAY

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hibbing's Titanic Survivor

Did you know that one of the Titanic survivors was on her way to Hibbing?  Hedvig Turkula, mother of John and Felix Turkala who were farming south of Hibbing at the time was one of the survivors of the Titanic disaster.

According to the April 26, 1912 Hibbing Daily Tribune, "there was a touching scene the Great Northern depot when Mrs. Hedvig Turkala, one of the few steerage passengers of the White Star Liner Titanic, ... and her two sons, John and Felix ... were reunited after 13 years of separation."

She told of being helped by a countryman, Eino Lundquist, from the third class steerage section to the second deck where she was lifted onto a lifeboat by a minor officer of the ship. 

The Tribune also reported, "Mrs. Turkala arrived in Hibbing in excellent health and spirits, but this morning when she related to Al Newman of the Security State Bank, who officiated as interpreter in an interview for The Tribune, the dramatic story of her rescue from the sinking ship, the scenes on the lower decks of the panic stricken vessel, where strong men fought side by side for a place in the boats until they were made to stand back at the point of drawn revolvers in the hands of the ship's officers, her eyes filled with tears and her bent form shook with suppressed emotion."

Read all of the Tribune's articles about this event and a brief summary of Hedvig's life compiled by family members.  Ask at the front desk for the history folder on the "Titanic Survivor".

Friday, April 13, 2012

Upcoming Legacy Events

Monday, April 16, 2012
1:30 p.m.
Author Jack Salmela
Vikings and Voyageurs
Library Reference Area

Monday, April 16, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Home Free Vocal Band
(Tickets for free admission must be picked up at the library.)
Hibbing High School Auditorium

These programs were finded by Arrowhead Library System with funds from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Children's Books

By Lincoln Peirce
By Rick Riordan
By Jaqueline K. Ogburn
By Michael Catchpool
By Ted Kooser
By Mo Willems

The Witness by Nora Roberts

The Witness
Elizabeth, at sixteen, rebels against her mother - with alarming consequences. On the fast track to medical school, Elizabeth wants to study cyber crimes instead of becoming a surgeon like her mother. After a fight with her mother, she goes to the local mall, meets up with a former acquaintance from high school, goes on a shopping spree, changes her looks, forges identification to get her new friend and her into a Russian mafia owned nightclub where they allow the owner and his associate to buy them drinks.
Drunk, both girls go to the Russian night club owner’s home with the associate when Elizabeth or Liz – new name with new looks - goes out on the terrace to get some air when two Russian thugs kill associate and Liz’s new best friend. Liz, hand clamped over her mouth to prevent them hearing her gasp, witnesses the killing, jumps up and runs for her life.
Find this new book by the prolific Nora Roberts in Fiction ROBERTS.

New Movies at the library

Treasure Buddies
The talking puppies are back for an adventure among the ruins of ancient Egypt.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy DVD
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
John le Carre's bestselling book about Cold War spies has been made into a movie.

The Rum Diary
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson starring Johnny Depp as a journalist who must decide how he represents an American businessman in Puerto Rico.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Fiction

Monday Mornings: A Novel
Monday Mornings by Sanjay Gupta
Fictional debut about five surgeons who answer to the Morbidity and Mortality Conference when they make surgical mistakes.

Calico Joe
Calico Joe by John Grisham
Rookie Joe Castle dazzles Cubs fans with his home runs in 1973.

The Shadow Patrol (John Wells # 6)
Shadow Patrol by Alex Berenson
Has the Taliban infiltrated the CIA station in Kabul, Afghanistan? John Wells is sent to investigate.

The Professionals
The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen
College graduates turn kidnappers to make some money in a terrible job market. The FBI and an organized crime syndicate are after them when the wrong man is kidnapped.

What Doesn't Kill You
What Doesn't Kill You by Iris Johansen
Catherine Ling, child of the streets of Hong Kong, becomes an effective CIA operative when taken under the wing of Hu Chang - a skilled assassin and master poisoner.

Home Free Vocal Band

Tickets for free admission at the library

Monday, April 16, 2012

7:00 p.m.

Hibbing High School Auditorium

This project was funded by the Arrowhead Library System with a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Thursday, April 05, 2012

1493; uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C. Mann

This book is a refreshing perspective on what researchers call the Columbian Exchange and today we refer to as globalization. Available at Hibbing Public Library and in the Arrowhead System in book and electronic format.

Have You Filed Yet?

Remember your tax filing is due by April 17th this year.  The last day the AARP volunteers will be at the library to help seniors and low income filers is Friday, April 13th from 10:00 until 3:00.

Some last minute tips from include:

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website is the easy place to go for the latest official news and information on filing your taxes. Find the forms you need, appeal a dispute, or get an electronic filing PIN.
  • Does filing make you nervous or apprehensive? To help clarify what is expected of you, check out this list of 10 Things you Should Know About Making Federal Payments. It quickly explains how to pay, what information you need to include, and how to file online.
  • Do you know you just won’t be able to make the filing deadline? You may be eligible for an extension. To be granted an additional six months to file, you will need to submit Form 4868 by the April 17th due date. Remember that you’ll still have to make an estimated payment by April 17th of the amount you owe.
  • If you’ve already filed, you may be looking forward a refund. Wondering when you can expect it? Check its status online or use the phone app.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The Memory of Blood by Christopher Fowler

Bryant and May are back solving crime from a new London location for the Peculiar Crimes Unit.

Arthur Bryant is one of the most well developed characters in mystery fiction.
First Lines: “Arthur Bryant stood there pretending not to shiver.
He was tightly wrapped in a 1951 Festival of Britain scarf, with a Bloody Mary in one hand and a ketchup-crusted cocktail sausage in the other. Above his head, a withered yellow corpse hung inside a rusting gibbet iron.
‘Well,’ he said, ‘this is nice, isn’t it?’
Bryant isn’t one for technology:
“…as usual it was impossible to read Bryant’s thoughts. The detective’s phone bleeped, but by the time he’d removed the bits of string, rubber bands, coins, conkers, boiled sweets, keys and pencil stubs from his pockets, the caller had rung off. ‘Bugger, do you know how to retrieve a call?’ he asked. ‘I’m sure it must be in there somewhere.’
Bryant is long past retirement:
 ‘Pensioner is such an ugly word,’ said Bryant vehemently. “How quick we are to give everyone labels. In London, I like to think I’m regarded as an expert, an authority, a man with experience to impart…”
‘Don’t worry, Arthur, no-one’s expecting you to retire,’ May replied, reading his thoughts. ‘We all know you’ll die in harness.’
‘True. Hopefully I’ll be gazing down at a body with a knife in its back and just drop in my tracks, whereupon Banbury will draw a chalk outline around me and I’ll join my own cases.’
Read this mystery series for the unique and colorful characters. 

Monday, April 02, 2012

Financial Tips

April is Financial Literacy Month, a great chance for you to evaluate your current financial situation and set some new financial goals. is your one stop shop to find answers to your most common financial questions.
  • You’ll find tips and financial advice centered on important life events, like the birth of a child, buying a home and retiring from your job. You can also find worksheets to help you set up a budget and calculators to determine how much you need to save for retirement and more.
  • Keeping track of all your financial accounts can be challenging. But you can streamline the process by taking advantage of tools like online banking and automatic bill paying to cut down on some of financial paperwork in your life. You can also learn how to use your bank’s mobile apps safely and effectively to manage your money while keeping your personal information safe.
  • No matter the state of the current economic climate, it’s always a good idea to try to save some money for emergencies or other unexpected expenses that might pop up. In Managing Your Money in Good Times and Bad, you’ll get tips on spending less, saving more and learn how to borrow money in a smart way so that you don’t get hit with overbearing interest rates.

See the library's display window this week for examples of books that you and your children can read together.  Get your kids started out on a secure financial path.