Friday, June 29, 2012

MN Author Julia A. Maki Pyrah to visit the Hibbing Public Library Tuesday, July 3rd @ 10:00 a.m.

Julia A. Maki Pyrah

Hibbing Public Library

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

10:00 a.m.

Free Program! Everyone Welcome!! Julia A. Maki Pyrah an author originally from Deer River, Minnesota, will be at the Hibbing Public Library Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. She will be reading her book titled My Mom Hunts Submarines, along with a book signing, and a submarine craft for the kids to follow.

My Mom Hunts Submarines is a book I wrote for my children to explain a bit about the unique job I held while serving in the US Navy as an Aircrewman aboard P-3’s.  Our primary mission was to fly aboard these planes and hunt for enemy submarines.  At the time of my service, the combat rate had only recently been opened to women- therefore, there were very few of us.  I currently reside in southern Maryland and work at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as an acoustic tester on the planes that I flew on in the military.  I feel now as though I have the best of both worlds- working as a civilian for the Navy!

Throughout my book the resounding theme is “There isn’t anything you cannot do.”  Having firsthand experience with many of the obstacles (Aircrew school, SERE school- POW training), this is a message I am very passionate about.  I have spoken at many of the schools in the local areas regarding this theme, as well as emphasis on the military and patriotism ,and have been met with an overwhelming positive response. 
My next book “All Hands on Deck! Dad’s Coming Home!” is due for release this June-!  -Julia A. Maki Pyrah

No Time To Lose: A life in pursuit of deadly viruses by Peter Piot

No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses

Peter Piot: "On the last Tuesday in September 1976 my boss at the microbiology lab was alerted that a special package was on its way to us from Zaire. It was flying in from Kinshasa: samples of blood from an unusual epidemic that seemed to be stirring in the distant Equatuer region, along the river Congo. Nothing quite like this had happened in the two years I had so far been working in a junior position at the lab in Antwerp, Belguim. But I knew it was part of the job. We sometimes took in strange samples of bodily fluids and tried to work out what they were. Our lab was certified to diagnose all kinds of diseases, including arbovirus infections like yellow fever, and the working hypothesis for this epidemic was reported to be 'yellow fever with hemorrhagic manifestations.'"

What was shipped in a cheap plastic thermos where one of the test tubes had broken and the ice was melting was so much worse than anything they expected: Ebola.
Find the book in the new book section under 616.9101 PIOT.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Free Museum Pass Program

The library has more free passes available for area museums and sites.  Take the family to see the Greyhound Bus Museum in Hibbing or the Discovery Center in Chisholm.  If you are making a trip to Duluth or along the North Shore you can stop at The Duluth Depot, Duluth Aquariam, the Duluth Children's Museum, or Split Rock Lighthouse free of charge.  In Grand Rapids, take in the Judy Garland and Children's Museum and the Forest History Center.

Just stop at the front desk and tell us where you are going and how many people you will be taking.  Thanks to funding from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Arrowhead Library System is able to provide these tickets to their member libraries.

How To Be Organized by WikiHow

Take the pain out of getting yourself out the door to those fun activities you can only do during the summer and get organized by using these tips by WikiHow:
"If disorganization is congesting your life and you're feeling scattered and frustrated as a result, it's time to get organized. To achieve organization on the outside, you will need to take steps too on the inside, by clarifying your priorities, objectives, and how you want your belongings and lifestyle arranged. Try to keep stuff where it belongs. Know what you need/want to do, when you are going to do it, and avoid the stressful situation of not knowing what needs to be done. Organization takes time, but when you get into the habit of it, life becomes so much easier!"
For more information, check out the rest of the article:

The library also has books on organizing under 640 and 648.8 or search under clutter or orderliness.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fooling Houdini by Alex Stone

Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind

The author: "To truly understand the art of magic and its timeless appeal, you wind up asking questions not just about how the mind works - and why sometimes it doesn't -but also about some of the most fundamental aspects of human nature. Why do people take pleasure in deceiving others? How does the brain perceive the world and parse everyday experience: what are the psychological consequences of secrecy? What is reality, and how much of it do we consciously take in? ... Studying magic ultimately leads you to ponder some of life's deepest mysteries."

Friday, June 22, 2012

Comedian Kenny Ahern

Monday, June 25th @ 10am
Hibbing Public Library 
“Kids Stuff Performer”
Comedian Kenny Ahern has been touring the planet for over two decades, Kenny has steadily built his reputation as a world-class family entertainer. He is equally at home in the theater as he is frolicking on stage at fairs and edu-taining at schools.

This program is Sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Visit the Duluth Children's Museum This Summer

The Duluth Children's Museum has moved and their grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 23rd.

According to their website it is one of the first children’s museums in the country, the Duluth Children’s Museum opened in 1930 as a resource for teachers, schoolchildren and families to learn more about their world neighbors. The organization’s name was changed to the A.M. Chisholm Museum in 1954 following the donation of the Chisholm family residence, which was used as a permanent home for the Museum. In 1975, the Museum relocated to the Depot and it became a member organization of the St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center. The organization reclaimed its original name in 1994.
The next big move for the Museum is currently underway. In December of 2009 the organization purchased the Duluth Malt and Brewing building on Helm Street in West Duluth. This transition, when complete will provide more than 28,000 square feet of exhibit, program and facility space for the Duluth Children's Museum. The vision for the new facility includes a green rooftop which will serve as an educational tool.
The Duluth Children’s Museum serves more than 80,000 children, caregivers and educators annually through its exhibition and education programs. The museum’s primary constituency is children age three to eight and their families. The extended constituency is children birth to three and children eight to twelve and family members.

Check out their current exhibits and programs.  Take the entire family to the museum this summer!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hypnotist's Love Story

First line: "I had never been hypnotized before. I didn't really believe in it, to be honest. My plan was to lie there and pretend it was working, and try not to laugh."

Ellen is a hypnotherapist trying to find a nice man. In the middle of a nice dinner, Patrick, her very ordinary date says he has something to tell her and then he gets up and heads to the restroom.

 "Whatever it was, she was pretty sure that sunshiny feeling she'd been experiencing all day was about to vanish."
Perhaps he'd lied about being a widower.
He wasn't a surveyor at all; he was a mobster.
Or perhaps he had a terminal disease.
He was on the run from the law.

The Hypnotist's Love Story can be found in the new book section.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ripe: a fresh, colorful approach to fruits and vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule

From the author: "Ripe is a different kind of cookbook. Arranged by color, Ripe takes hungry readers and cooking enthusiasts on a stunning visual tour of produce, from the extremely approachable to the somewhat exotic."
150 photographs and 75 recipes organized by color, Ripe can be found under 641.64 RULE in the new book section.
To read more about Cheryl Sternman Rule, check out her website:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwal, PHD with Deborah Yost

An up-to-date and easy to read book on spices and their healing properties for the prevention and treatment of disease.  Also included are some recipes that incorporate the "healing spices".   The book gives a detailed review on each spice and  a recipe to go along with it.  
This book can be requested through interlibrary loan.  

Prague Winter: A personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright

Autographed Book by Madeleine Albright

Madeleine: "What fascinates me-and what serves as a central theme of this book-is why we make the choices we do. What prompts one person to act boldly in a moment of crisis and a second to seek shelter in the crowd? Why do some people become stronger in the face of adversity while others quickly lose heart? What separates the bully from the protector?"
By exploring her earliest years in Prague and war years in England, Madeleine Albright relives the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia not realizing until years later that many of her relatives including 3 of her grandparents had died in the Holocaust.

Mysteries of the Rain Forest

Rainforest Image


Thursday, June 14th @ 3pm

Hibbing Public Library

Children will learn about the ecosystem of the rain forest, how the canopy has man layers, some of the key animals that call each of these canopy layers home! Everyone welcome to attend!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

Drummond uses many of the old classics recipes in her cookbook from her website,
She also has many new recipes to share.
Try Cowgirl Quiche, White Chicken Enchiladas, Chipotle Steak Salad, Knock You Naked Brownies or Perfect Iced Coffee.
Find in the new book section under 641.5973 DRUMM

Thursday, June 07, 2012

What Does It Mean?

"Dream Class Guy", Craig Groethe will present a fun, interactive and enlightening workshop on dream analysis at the library on Wednesday, Juen 13th at 1:00 p.m.  With an overview of the types of dreams, dream significance, and the symbolic language of dreams, audience members will learn how to glean insight from their own dreams.  This program is intended for teen and adult audiences.

Craig Groethe is the author of the book, "Sleeping with Your Eyes Open -- Warning Dreams".  He hosted a radio show called, "Talk About A Dream", and has spoken across the Midwest.  For more information on Craig, see

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

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Summer Reads

Everyone has a summer reading list.

Goodreads has both classic and contemporary books:

Many magazines and newspapers publish a list:
Good Housekeeping: Whether you're looking for a mystery or a memoir, chick-lit or historical fiction, we have a book for you:

NPR lists their summer book selections:

What do you plan on reading while on vacation sitting on a beach or in a garden somewhere?

Monday, June 04, 2012

Meet Your Local Hero

Members of the Hibbing Fire Department will be at the library on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.   Come in and see the equipement and talk to some of the firefighters.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Family Travel by Car

Travelling this summer with your family by car? The library has many family friendly talking books to pass the time as the miles add up to your vacation destination.

Pippi Longstocking  Audio Book