Thursday, May 31, 2012

2012 Summer Reading Programs

Sign-Up Begins Friday, June 1st

The first 300 children and young adults to

sign-up will recieve a FREE BOOK sponsored by the Literacy Action Center!


Calling all Readers & Dreamers! This summer’s reading program themes are “Dream Big-Read!” for children, and our Young Adult theme is “Own the Night”. You can explore the wonders of the night and dreams of all kinds through our programs, crafts, stories, and lots of books!  The main goal of our summer reading program is to keep school-aged children reading throughout the summer, plus have a lot of fun along the way! The Hibbing Public Library can be your big ticket to one of your BIGGEST DREAMS! See you all this summer! 

 -April Larson Library Specialist -Children's Services

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stolen Prey by John Sandford

Stolen Prey, US hardcover

Author John Sandford's lastest in the Prey series, Stolen Prey starts out with Lucas Davenport investigating the murder of an affluent family in Wayzata, Minnesota.
Twenty-two books in the series, John Sandford latest book is his best yet.
Visit him at his website:

Read the comments from other readers about Stolen Prey on the Goodreads website:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CLIMB Theater at the Library

The library will kick off the summer with a special program by CLIMB Theater.  On Monday, June 4th at 3:30 p.m. join us for "The Tortoise and Hare".

"Slow Sal had a BIG DREAM. She wanted to beat Speedy the
Hare in a race. It was the only way she’d ever get him to stop
his constant, hurtful teasing. But, how could she win? She was
just plain slow. No matter how hard she wished or trained,
she was still slow. Then it came to her. Instead of worrying
about what she wasn’t, she would build on what she was.
Slow Sal was steady. She was focused and she was
determined. If she just kept putting one foot in front of the
other; If she didn’t stop for anything and never lost sight of her
BIG DREAM, maybe then she could win. And, of course, she

Remember to stop by the front desk and sign up for the "Dream Big! Read!" reading program and pick up a flyer describing all of the summer's great programs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Lost Ones by Ace Atkins

The Lost Ones cover
Quinn Colson, former Army Ranger back from Afghanistan, and newly elected sheriff on Tibbehah County, doesn’t waste any time going up against a Mexican cartel running guns, a corrupt city father, Johnny Stagg, and an illegal adoption ring.

Colson, young in years, nevertheless, is able to run a nine man department with many county miles to cover, while succeeding the previous sheriff who just happened to be Colson’s uncle. Colson, now living at his uncle’s old farmhouse with the dog Hondo, returns to his family and friends to start a new chapter in his life.

Lillie Virgil, the only holdover from the previous regime of slackers and crooked deputies, steers him through the murky waters of county politics while watching his back as the chief deputy for Tibbehah County.

When the doctor husband of Colson’s previous girlfriend stops by to give him a heads up on Janet Torres, a former daycare provider, who brought in a 3 year old child with too injuries to attribute from falling out of a shopping cart, Colson investigates. The farmhouse is deserted with thirteen empty cribs and many cages of sick and dying dogs. Torres, on the run, was operating a puppy mill and supposedly a daycare out of her home. At the same time, the ATF sends a representative to meet with Colson investigating Donnie Varner, discharged and also back from Afghanistan. Varner brought back guns he liberated from the U. S. Army hoping to sell to a Mexican cartel. Soon the two cases merge when Colson finds out Torres’s boyfriend has ties to the cartel.

Second in the Quinn Colson series, we see plenty of action and eagerly wait for the next book featuring the former Army Ranger, now sheriff in the wilds of Tibbehah country, Mississippi.
Ace Atkins has a website:

Monday, May 21, 2012

New Watercolor books for all levels of artists

Due to a generous donation by Sharon Seifert, the library was able to make available the following Watercolor books:
600 Watercolor Mixes: Washes, Color Recipes and Techniques

600 Watercolor Mixes by Sharon Finmark
The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook: A treasury of watercolor secrets discovered through decades of painting and experimentation
The Complete Watercolorist's Essential Notebook by Gordon Mackenzie
The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques: A Step-by-step Visual Directory, with an Inspirational Gallery of Finished Works
The New Encyclopedia of Watercolor Techniques by Diana Craig

This is just a few of the many new watercolor titles that can be found in the new book section under 751.422

Friday, May 18, 2012

Alpha by Greg Rucka

Alpha Book Cover

First Line:
"Mario Vesques was sure he was going to make it, right up until he saw the knife in the dog's hand."

Greg Rucka's new series features Delta Force operative Jad Bell working security in a theme park looking for terrorists.

See the website for other series written by Greg Rucka:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Night She Disappeared by April Henry

"Transcript of 911 Call:
911 Operator: 911. Police, fire, or medical?
Drew Lyle: Um, police.
911 Operator: What seems to be the problem?
Drew Lyle: I, uh, I work at Pete's Pizza. And my coworker went to deliver some pizzas, and she hasn't come back, and she doesn't answer her cell."

One night Kayla went to deliver pizzas and she never came back.
Find Young Adult HENRY

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers

First Line: "By the time Jazz got to the field outside town, yellow police tape was everywhere, strung from stake to stake in a sort of drunken, off-kilter hexagon."

Jazz was very familiar with crime scenes because his father was a serial killer who was responsible for a killing spree which lastest twenty-one years until his capture by a local cop in the small town of Lobo's Nod. This book can be found in our Young Adult new book section under Young Adult LYGA.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chic on a Shoestring by Mary Jane Baxter

In this book cover image released by Perigee, "Chic on a Shoestring: Simple to Sew Vintage Style Accessories," by Mary Jane Baxter, is shown. Beautiful and inexpensive accessories abound if you know how to transform the everyday into the chic. For do-it-yourself fashion maven Mary Jane Baxter, inspiration comes from something as simple as a cereal box. Her new book, "Chic on a Shoestring," features dozens of projects for varying skill levels. (AP Photo/Perigee)
Be crafty and sew vintage style accessories with buttons, ribbon, and scarves. Make brooches, aprons, belts and necklaces with the new book, Chic on a Shoestring by Mary Jane Baxter shelved in the new book section under 646.3 BAXTE.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Movies @ The Library!

Walt Disney Pictures Presents HOLES
"One of America's Most Cherished Books....Arrive in a Winning Movie."
The award -winning best-seller comes to life in this phenomenally fun, adventure-filled movie, starring Emmy Award winner* Shia LaBeouf.

 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Rules
Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool, is back in this sidesplitting sequal based on the second installment of the best-selling book series!

Lemony Snicket's -A Series of -Unfortunate Events
 This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a thrilling misadventure involving three ingenious orphans and a villanious actor named Count Olaf who wants their enormous fortune.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Downloading Ebooks from Overdrive

The library will be have workshops on the following days:

Kindle Users on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10 a.m.

Nook Users on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 2 p.m.

IPad/IPhone Users on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2 p.m.

The one hour sessions will include the following:

1. Applications needed on your device and how to download

2. Using the Overdrive Website

3. How to search, checkout, and reserve items

4. Downloading to your device

5. Deleting items from your device

You must have the following prior to the session:

1. Valid Hibbing Public Library Card

2. Valid email account

3. Kindle users must have an Amazon account

4. Nook users must have a Barnes and Noble account

5. Apple users must have iTunes account

6. Username and password for your accounts

*Nook users cannot download directly to the device.  If you have a laptop and USB cable please bring them along.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Defending Jacob by William Landay

Andy Barber is the assistant district attorney working on the murder case of 14 year old Ben Ripkin, a fellow classmate of his son Jacob, who was found stabbed in the woods.  Andy is taken off the case when evidence points to his son Jacob and he is arrested and charged with murder.  Did Jacob kill his classmate? If not him, then who did?  Jacob could be a killer that the jury sets free, or he could be an innocent boy, about to be sent to prison for life.  This is a suspenseful legal thriller where family loyalty and parental love is put to the test.  You see the unraveling of a family.  It confronts community, adolescence, the impact of the internet and social media, and the possibility of genetic inherited behavior.  It draws you in and is hard to put down with twists and turns that take you by surprise right up to the end.

New Children's Books

By Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree couldn't be more excited about their upcoming dance show. After all, it's all about mermainds-and who knows how to be fancy, glamorous mermaid better than Fancy Nancy herself!

By Kate Feiffer
Day is done. The house is quiet. The sun is setting. Everyone is ready for bed. Except the baby, who has only one thing to say: NO GO SLEEP!

By Amy Krouse Rosenthal
One small act of love blooms into something bigger and more dazzling than Little Miss could have ever imagined in this epic journey about life, kindness, and giving.

By Jane Clarke
Elegant and swellegant, hilarious and hysterical:Come one, come all to the show that's cooler than the Ice Age, and wackier and wilder than any dance competition on TV. It's Dancing With The Dinosaurs-and the awsome, clawsome contestants are ready to party!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Sookie Stackhouse is back with her assortment of friends and relatives in Bon Temps, Louisiana.
Book 12 in the series, Sookie is surrounded with vampires, werewolves, witches, elves, shape shifters and her own family of fairies.
Charlaine Harris has more than the Sookie Stackhouse series and you can read about them here:

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook Diet Plan and Inspiration by Joy Bauer

Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration Book (Hardcover)

Joy Bauer says, "The Joy Fit Club represents a transformation in the way people view losing weight. The dieters I work with are turned off by the idea of potentially risky surgery, and they've usually tried every quick fix in the book and don't want to fail again. They actually summon up the nerve to stare down the $60 billion weight loss industry, with its potions, pills and surgery, and say, 'Thanks, but no thanks. I'll do it my way.' The good news is that realistic and balanced eating and exercise plans work(now and for the long haul) if you have the right strategies and the core motivation."
Try the recipes, read the personal stories and follow Joy's 10 rules for weight loss.
613.25 BAUER 

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Thank you Security State Bank

A special thank you to Security State Bank of Hibbing, for your donation to the Hibbing Public Library's 2012 Summer Reading Programs!