Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bullied: what every parent, teacher and kid needs to know about ending the cycle of fear by Carrie Goldman

Read this book for "proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and carry themselves with confidence; call each other out on cruelty; resolve conflict; cope with teasing, taunting physical abuse, and cyberbullying; and be smart consumers of technology and media."  from book.
This book can be found in the new book section under: 302.343 GOLDM

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Off the Grid by P. J. Tracy

See the website for more information about the author and her books:

In the last book, Shoot to Thrill, Grace MacBride goes sailing off into the sunset with retired FBI agent John Smith. Grace, after years of looking over her shoulder for serial killers, is getting used to the freedom of this new life with no schedules and no killers. Nothing lasts forever. The boat is boarded in the middle of the night by two men with flashlights who try to knife John. Grace’s past training comes in handy as Grace is forced to shoot them and toss them overboard. John and Grace conceal the murders as they quickly establish that someone is trying to kill John for continuing to work counterterrorism while retired. John goes into hiding while Grace goes back to her life in Minneapolis to get help from her Monkeewrench associates to find who is trying to kill John. Annie, Roadrunner, and Harley Davidson are back as well as homicide detectives Leo Magozzi and Gino Rolseth in another crime solving case in the sixth book in the Monkeewrench series.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Map of Lost Memories by Kim Fay

Practically raised in the Brooke Museum, Irene Blum always thought she would be in charge of the museum one day. But in 1925, women were easily passed over in favor of men in key positions. Irene's benefactor instead sends her off to the Far East in search of the lost copper scrolls of the Khmer civilization with several names of people who could be of help to her. Irene, upset with being passed over, is determined to find the scrolls and open a museum of her own with the scrolls giving her the recognition she deserves.
What causes some people to drop everything they have ever known and go off on an adventure?
Anne, a person who had abandoned a - in her words - a decent husband, a comforable home - offers this explanation:
"I'm thankful every day for that moment of recklessness. How else would I every have made it to the other side?"
"What do you mean, the other side?"
"The place where one feels truly alive. Too many people surrender to a place of safety. That place where all they do is long to sleep so they can dream about living. Even if you don't find what you think you're looking for, darling, it's the going out and looking for it that counts. That is the only way you can know you have lived. "
For more about Kim Fay:

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Home Again by Kristin Hannah

Home Again

Madelaine, cardiologist and mother, deals with her job, her angry daughter, Lina, and two men who love her. Home Again can be found under Compact Disc HANNAH in the new audiobook area of the reading room.

Free Workshop for Parents

Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence™

Talking to your Teens about Alcohol
A free 30 minute workshop for parents of teens
Registrants will receive a free parent handbook!
Did you know?
Teen alcohol use kills about 6,000 people a year, more than all illegal drugs combined
Compared with non-drinking classmates, teens that drink alcohol are more likely to:
o Die in a car crash
o Get pregnant
o Flunk out of school
o Be sexually assaulted
o Become an alcoholic later in life
o Take their own lives through suicide
Three out of every four kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking
Kids who are more connected to their parents are less likely to use alcohol or other drugs
Start talking- it could be the best gift you’ve ever given!
When:  Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Hibbing High School Library
800 East 21st Street, Hibbing, MN

Please contact Hibbing Community Education at
218-262-0417 to register
Deadline to register is Monday, September 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Book and Bake Sale

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

book jacket
Jodi Picoult: "I was on a book tour in Los Angeles when my telephone rang. 'Mom,' my daughter, Sammy, said. 'I think I have a pretty good idea for a book.'"
First Line: "Once upon a time in a land far, far away there lived a brave king and a beautiful queen, who were so much in love that wherever they went, people stopped what they were doing just to watch them pass."
So starts the entertaining young adult book written by Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter, Samantha Van Leer.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Harry Lipkin, Private Eye by Barry Fantoni

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Lynn Harvey reviews Barry Fantoni's Harry Lipkin, Private Eye,  at the Euro Crime website:  At 87, Harry is "the world's oldest Florida detective."
Harry Lipkin, Private Eye is available on audiobook through the Arrowhead Overdrive collection.

Friday, August 17, 2012

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


"Lucy couldn’t breathe. The bodice of her wedding gown, which had fit so perfectly, now squeezed her ribs like a boa constrictor. What if she died of suffocation right here in the lobby of the Wynette Presbyterian Church?

Outside the doors, an international army of reporters stood at the barricades, and the sanctuary inside bulged with the rich and famous. Only a few steps away, the former President of the United States and her husband waited to escort Lucy down the aisle so she could marry the most perfect man in the world. The man of everyone’s dreams. The kindest, the most considerate, the smartest... What woman in her right mind wouldn’t want to marry Ted Beaudine?"

If you like this book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you can see her list of published titles here:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

William Kent Krueger

Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger
Trickster's Point is the latest book in the series set in northern Minnesota featuring Cork O'Connor along with his friends and family. Cork is being investigated for the death of one of his oldest friends, Jubal Little, a favored candidate for the governor of Minnesota. Little, stuck by an arrow while hunting with Cork takes three hours to die and Cork is immediately suspected for not getting help until his old friend is dead. Even worse, an arrow similar to arrows Cork uses for hunting, is buried in Little's chest. Twelth in the series, Trickster's Point is one of Krueger's best.

Visit with the author: August 24, 2012 at Howard Street Books  Hibbing, MN at 3 pm.

See more about William Kent Krueger here:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Public Art at the Library

Glass sculptor, Ron Benson has installed new public art work in the front entrance of the library.  His sculpture depicts the art, culture, and history of Hibbing in glass panels constructed to look like storybooks.  This project was sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded in full by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Ron working on the small panels in the library entrance.

Close up of one of the individual panels.

Ron working on outside bookshelves.

Stop by and if you want more information about Ron and his sculpture see his website at

Monday, August 13, 2012

Interesting Websites: Written in Bone

From the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History:
"Written in Bone examines history through 17th-century bone biographies, including those of colonists teetering on the edge of survival at Jamestown, Virginia, and those living in the wealthy and well-established settlement of St. Mary’s City, Maryland.
The forensic investigation of human skeletons provides intriguing information on people and events of America's past. No other inanimate objects make us feel the same passionate curiosity as the remains of once-living, breathing individuals like us. And nothing else can answer our questions in quite the same ways."

For books on Forensic Anthropology, look under Dewey Decimal Number: 614.1

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Easy Ways to Handle the Back to School Grind

Check out this article for great sites to get free information to help you with kids going to college all the way to kids just starting school.

Easy Ways to Handle the Back to School Grind

I am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

I Am a SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier

"When the U.S. Navy sends their elite, they send the SEALs. When the SEALs send their elite, they send SEAL Team Six. It's the navy's equivalent to the army's Delta Force. Its job is to fight terrorism and armed rebellion, often secretly.
I was a sniper for SEAL Team Six.
This is the first time a SEAL Team Six sniper's story has been told. My Story." Howard Wasdin

Find in the new book section: 359.0092 WASDI

Monday, August 06, 2012

Lake Country by Sean Doolittle

Mike Barlowe and Darryl Potter served together with Evan Morse who was killed by a roadside bomb in Ramadi. Back in Minnesota, Evan’s younger sister is killed by an inattentive driver, Wade Benson. Benson receives a light sentence and Darryl Potter decides that kidnapping Benson’s daughter is a better punishment.
After Darryl kidnaps Juliet Benson, Mike Barlowe feels obligated to help a fellow marine because buddies stick up for each other. Darryl is a head case and Mike knows it and helps his friend anyway. Mike finds Darryl and Juliet up in northern Minnesota lake country and tries to help both Juliet and Darryl.

“For just a moment, Mike didn’t see the Darryl Potter in the canoe with him. Instead, he saw the beat-up Marine leaning over him in the back of a Humvee. In his mind, Mike saw a white smile in a battle-grimed face, and he recognized that face for what it truly had been: the face of a soul at ease. A man in his element, doing a job he’d been cut out to do. Happy.”
“Darryl Potter didn’t need any medals. What he needed was an enemy.” And Wade Benson was it.
Sean Doolittle has a website:

Friday, August 03, 2012

Duluth Summer OperaFest

The library has a limited number of free tickets to the first annual Duluth Summer OperaFest, “A Night at the Opera,” and “Opera Film Festival”.
“A Night at the Opera” will be at Marshall School’s Fregeau Auditorium in Duluth on August 16th at 7:30 p.m. Regular prices are $30 per adult and $15 per youth/student. There will also be a pre-concert reception at 6:30 p.m. provided by Minnesota Public Radio with special Guest host and MPR radio personality, Steve Staruch.
The “Opera Film Festival” will be in Duluth at Zinema 2 on August 17 -19.  Films include Amadeus, La Traviata, The Magic Flute, The Life of Maria Callas, and A Night at the Opera. Regular price is $10 per film.
Patrons who check out free tickets at the library must call to reserve their seats prior to the event using the phone number listed on the tickets. Reservations are accepted on a first called, first served basis. Your ticket will not be valid without a pre-phoned reservation. Seating for all events is limited.