Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hibbing History

Hibbing Minnesota, on the Move Since 1893

Hibbing Public Library has a large collection of articles and books on the history of Hibbing. Beginning in the 1890’s, early settlers, moving of North Hibbing to advance mining, mining locations, and yearbooks from Hibbing High School are located at the circulation desk. 
The book, Hibbing Minnesota, on the Move Since 1893, available for $5, gives an overview of early Hibbing. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Agent Garbo: the brilliant, eccentric secret agent who tricked Hitler and saved D-Day by Stephan Talty

Agent Garbo by Stephan Talty
England, 1944
"Dwight Eisenhower was the all-powerful commander of the Allied forces in Europe; every ship's quartermaster, every tank gunner, every medic was technically under his command. Pujol, on the other hand was the emperor of an imaginary world. He was the linchpin in the plan to fool Hitler into believing the attack was coming not at Normandy but up the French coast at Calais. His mission was to keep the Fifteenth Army that was causing Eisenhower such deep worry out of the action."
This is the story of secret Agent Garbo.
Find the book in the new book section under, 940.58641092 TALTY

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Pulse by John Lutz

Pulse (Frank Quinn, #7)
Frank Quinn, former NYPD homicide detective, is back in this 7th book in the series featuring Quinn and Associates. “Private Cops,” Pearl, Quinn’s girlfriend and associate, calls them when they receive a call from Renz, the New York City Police Commissioner, to handle a politically sensitive serial murder case. Serial killer, Daniel Danielle, presumed missing and dead during a hurricane several years before, appears to be back in New York with his signature trademark of torturing his female victims with a knife before he kills them.
Quinn and Pearl hunted Daniel Danielle 10 years before when the murder victims piling up in New York closely resembled Pearl.  The latest victim, is found in Central Park, killed by the newly resurrected Daniel Danielle. Quinn and his partners, Pearl, Sal, Harold and Fedderman, race to capture the serial killer before their friend and associate, Pearl, becomes the serial killer’s latest victim.
John Lutz is the author of 4 different mystery series, including: Alo Nudger, Fred Carver, E. L. Oxman and Art Toban, Frank Quinn as well as many nonseries mysteries.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison

The Butterfly Clues

"Penelope (Lo) Marin has always loved to collect beautiful things. Her dad's consulting job means she's grown up moving from one rundown city to the next, and she's learned to cope by collecting (sometimes even stealing) quirky trinkets and souvenirs in each new place—possessions that allow her to feel at least some semblance of home." From Goodreads
First novel by the author, visit her here at: www.kateellison.com

We have many new books in our Young Adult collection located on the far side of the Reference Room. Stop by and visit us.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Try a New Author This Summer

NoveList recomends the novel Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  It is described as a character driven, fast-paced, first person narrative.

Hurtled back through time more than two hundred years to Scotland in 1743, Claire Randall finds herself caught in the midst of an unfamiliar world torn apart by violence, pestilence, and revolution and haunted by her growing feelings for James Fraser, a young soldier.

This time travel romance was well reviewed.  Publishers Weekly called it, "Absorbing and heartwarming, this first novel lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland, quickening both with realistic characters and a feisty, likable heroine."

Kirkus stated, "Once-in-a-lifetime romantic passion and graphically depicted torture sessions are only the two extremes of this lively time-travel romance set in 18th-century Scotland--an imaginative and lighthearted debut by a promising newcomer."

Outlander was originally published in 1991 and is available in a variety of printed and audio formats. If you enjoy the story there are six other titles in the series that you can try.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

James Patterson Novels Featuring Michael Bennett

Patterson's, Michael Bennett novels are written with Michael Ledwidge.  The main character is an Irish American copy inspired by the heroes of the NYPD.  Bennett's wife died of cancer and he is raising their 10 adopted children with the help of an au pair and his grandfather.

If you are looking for a new series, then try these titles.

Step On A Crack
Detective Michael Bennett is about to face the greatest challenge of his career. After the death of a beloved First Lady, the most powerful people in the world gather in New York for her funeral. Then the inconceivable occurs. Billionaires, politicians, and superstars of every kind are suddenly trapped in one man's brilliant and ruthless scenario.

Run For Your Life
Detective Michael Bennett gives Alex Cross a run for his money as the only cop who can stop a killer who calls himself the Teacher. Discovering a secret pattern in the Teacher's "lessons" for Manhattan's social elite, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest catastrophe in its history.

Worst Case
The son of one of New York's wealthiest families is snatched off the street and held hostage. His parents can't save him, because this kidnapper isn't demanding money. Instead, he quizzes his prisoner on the price others pay for his life of luxury. In this exam, wrong answers are fatal.

Tick Tock
A rash of horrifying crimes tears through the city, throwing it into complete chaos and terrorizing everyone living there. Immediately, it becomes clear that they are not the work of an amateur, but of a calculating, efficient, and deadly mastermind.

I, Michael Bennett
A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen. Police shot in the street. Judges murdered in the courtroom. Mayhem is unleashed—and the mayor demands that Detective Michael Bennett find a way to stop it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Great Week at the Library

Visit the library this week and take in one (or all) of our programs that are free to everyone.

Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. story times there will be a Teddy Bear Picnic.  Everyone should bring their favorite bear.

The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group will be presenting a program on some of the spots in the state that they have investigated, checked out, and found worthy of the world "haunted".  Teens and adults will enjoy this program on Wednesday, July 18th at 4:00 p.m.

Minnesota magician, Star Michaelina will be performing her comedy magic for everyone on Thursday, July 19th at 1:00 p.m.

See you at the library!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lake Superior Day 2012

Lake Superior Day is Sunday, July 15th. It is an annual event held the 3rd Sunday in July by the Lake Superior Bi-national Forum. The Forum offers a Lake Superior Stewards program to help people who care about the Lake find ways to protect it. For more information or to register to become a Steward go to superiorforum.org.

10 ways to protect the Lake

1. Save Water. Turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth and install low-flow shower heads. Small changes can save hundreds of gallons per year.

2. Recycle as Much as You Can. The four”Rs”: reduce, reuse, recycle, and repair—save money, avoid waste. Never burn trash!

3. Curb Yard Pollution. Put your lawn on a chemical-free diet, or at least reduce your use of pesticides and fertilizers. Whatever you put on your yard washes into streams, rivers, and lakes.

4. Help Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers. Inspect your boat and trailer, and remove any plants or animals before leaving a boat access. Don’t pick up invasive hitchhikers.

5. Go Native. Landscape with plants antive to your region. They’re heartier, need less maintenance.

6. Plant Trees. Trees provide shade, prevent erosion, make homes for wildlife.

7. Tap the Rain. Install a rain barrel to douse gardens rather than using tap water.

8. Energize Your Home. Create an energy-efficient home. Reduced electricity and energy use reduces toxins in the air and in the Lake.

9. Waste Not. Take all household hazardous materials to appropriate waste collection sites. Don’t flush hazardous materials, pile them in the yard, or throw them into the trash.

10. Love the Lake. This is the most important of all! Get out and enjoy the Big Lake any way that you can.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Photo Contest for Teens

All area teens can post their photographs on the library's Facebook page.  Winning photographs will be based on how many like you receive.  All pictures mus tie in with the "Own the Night" teen reading program theme.

How to do it:

  • Stop in at the library and sign a waiver.
  • Take a photo that has a "night" theme.  Pictures may be black and white, sepia, or full color.  Both traditional photography or digitally manipulated images will be accepted.
  • One person can enter up to five photographs.
  • Include your first and last name, and email address with each entry.
  • Entries must be the newly created original work of entrant, must not infringe upon third-party rights, and cannot violate any copyright laws or existing trademarks.
  • The photograph cannot have unintelligible wording, obscene, or offensive language or imagery.
  • The library reserves the right to remove any photographs that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Post your image on the Library's facebook page.
  • Winners will be judged by how many likes you receive.
  • Winners  will be announced on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the library and on Facebook.
  • Winners will receive gift cards from area businesses.

Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MN Author Missy Winter to visit the Hibbing Public Library July 10th & 12th @ 10am

MN Author Missy Winter
presents her children's book

"Butterfly Dreams"

Hibbing Public Library

July 10th & 12th  @ 10:00 am

A book signing and craft will follow. 
The book will also be available for purchase.

Butterfly Dreams is a book designed to help children who have or will experience the loss of a best friend or person close to them. In this story, Maddy loses her best friend, Allie, and feels sad, scared, and alone. She must learn how to work through her grief as a special visitor teaches her about life and love.

Friday, July 06, 2012

The First 20 Minutes by Gretchen Reynolds

In the New York Times article about the book, The Surprising Shortcut to Better Health, Gretchen Reynolds says: "I wanted people to understand that this is a book about how little exercise you can do in order to get lots and lots of health benefits. Two-thirds of Americans get no exercise at all. If one of those people gets up and moves around for 20 minutes, they are going to get a huge number of health benefits, and everything beyond that 20 minutes is, to some degree, gravy."
Read the whole article here:

See the book in the new book section under: 613.7 REYNO

"A treasure trove of lore, drama and anedote from 116 years of Olympic history."
Read for everything you want to know about the Olympics under 796.48 WALLE

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Adult Literacy Hotline

The Minnesota Literacy Council has recently shared information about their Adult Literacy Hotline.

The Adult Literacy Hotline is a phone and internet-based referral service for free adult basic education programs statewide.  They refer adults to GED preparation and testing sites, adult diploma programs, basic reading, math and computer classes, English Language (ESL) and citizenship classes.  To reach the Adult Literacy Hotline, you can
call 1-800-222-1990,
text 612-424-1211 or
visit www.mnliteracy.org/hotline.

Adults will be referred to their closest local programs that have the classes they require.