Monday, October 29, 2012

Far Distant Echo: A journey by canoe from Lake Superior to Hudson Bay by Fred Marks and Jay Timmerman

May 2008. Seven men start out by canoe on Lake Superior with Hudson Bay as their destination. Only two, Fred Marks and Jay Timmerman, have the fortitude to travel 1400 miles and seventy five days by canoe and on foot to complete their journey.
The authors include maps, food lists, recipes, photos, poetry, song and history of the region they travel. Read how two men found the inner strength and determination to finish the journey they started. Find the book under 797.1220971 MARKS in the new book section.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mad River by John Sandford

Mad River, US Hardcover

Spring in rural Minnesota. The sixth book in the Virgil Flower's Series, Mad River, follows the crime spree of three teenagers that leads to murder.

From John Sandford's Website:
"Bonnie and Clyde, they thought. And what's-his-name, the sidekick. Three teenagers with dead-end lives, and chips on their shoulders, and guns.
The first person they killed was a highway patrolman. The second was a woman during a robbery. Then, hell, why not keep on going? As their crime spree cuts a swath through rural Minnesota, some of it captured on the killers' cell phones and sent to a local television station, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers joins the growing army of cops trying to run them down. But even he doesn't realize what's about to happen next."
Read more about John Sandford and his books here:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Racketeer by John Grisham

First Line: "I am a lawyer, and I am in prison. It's a long story."
Malcolm Bannister, black, 43, was sentenced to 10 years for a white collar crime at Frostburg, Maryland, a minimum security prison. Disbarred from practicing law, nevertheless, Malcolm spends his days as a jailhouse lawyer helping other inmates with their legal problems.
Malcolm Bannister insists he is innocent and he dreams of escaping.
Find under Fiction GRISHAM

Ghosts in America by Diane Bailey

"SSHHHH! Did you hear that? That bump? That moan? That creaking door? Did you see something out of the corner of your eye-a floating figure, or a dark shadow, or maybe a glowing light?"
According an Associated Press poll, one third of Americans believe in ghosts and almost twenty five percent have had a ghostly experience.
Just in time for Halloween, read these true life ghostly tales in the juvenile book found under
j 133.10973 BAILE

Friday, October 19, 2012

Safekeeping by Karen Hesse


Radley is on her way back from volunteering in Haiti to reconnect with her parents in Vermont. But when she finally disembarks from the plane, her parents aren't there to meet her.
Radley: "I've never arrived in an airport without my parents meeting me. They always come, day or night, no matter where I land, no matter when I land ...they're always there."
Radley must find her own way home this time. With no cash and a credit card no one will accept, she finds herself on the road walking home.
Find in Young Adult HESSE.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Non-Fiction Juvenile Books

By Sarah Drew
This do-it yourself guide has the ability to make anyone crafty, and the wide range of project ideas ensures that once you get started it won't be long before you'll have a huge collection of unique, eco-friendly jewlery that you can wear, give as gifts, or even sell. Inside you'll learn how to:
  • Make pendants out of pebbles
  • Sew a stylish cuff using scraps of fabric
  • Fashiopn a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws, washers, and other toolbox trinkets
  • And much more!

By Ruth Owen

This book has many recipes of sweets and treats that will give you many ways to conjure up more finger-licking Halloween fun!


By Buy Nguyen
Have gruesom fun creating 13 ghoulish origami zombies! Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions show you how to fold simple origami paper into some of the most revolting creatures of the night!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Tombs: A Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and Thomas Perry

The Tombs

Sam and Remi Fargo are back hunting treasure in this fourth book in the series.
"Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are intrigued when an archaeologist friend requests their help excavating a top secret historical site. What they find will set them on a hunt for a prize greater than they could ever imagine. The clues point to the hidden tomb of Attila the Hun, the High King who was reportedly buried with a vast fortune of gold and jewels and plunder . . . a bounty that has never been found.   From
Find the book in the new fiction section at Hibbing Public Library

Friday, October 12, 2012

See "The Hunger Games" during Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.  If you have teens at home now is the time to encourage them to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.

Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within the covers of books.

The Hibbing Public Library will be having a special movie day for teens on Thursday, October 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Come in and watch the Hunger Games and get free popcorn.  Check out the “teen section” in the library and find out how the library website can help with your homework 24/7.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction by Nanci Milone HIll

Reading Women: A Book Club Guide for Women's Fiction

The author has used titles published in the last 15 years including an author biography, a brief summary, discussion questions, links to the author's websites when available and links to other online discussion guides.
Whether you are a member of an existing book group, looking to join a book group or want to start a new book group - this book is for you.
Found under - 016.8136099287 HILL in the new book section.

The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home: everything you need to know explained simply by John Peragine

The Complete Guide to Making Your Own Wine at Home

"John Peragine's book gives basic step-by-step instructions on how to create your own wine from fruits and vegetables you might never have considered. While grapes are the standard fruit used in wine; try some of his country recipes if you can't locate a supply of wine grapes right away." Blackberries, cranberries, cherries, peaches, apricots, and carrots can be made into wine. Try these recipes as well as several mead recipes offered in the guide book.
Find the book new the new book section under: 641.872 PERAG

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Low Pressure by Sandra Brown

Low Pressure

"Bellamy Lyston Price was only 12 years old when her older sister Susan was killed on a stormy Memorial Day. Bellamy's fear of storms is a legacy of the tornado that destroyed the crime scene as well as her memory of one vital fact that still eludes her..." from
You can find the book in the new book section of the library under Fiction BROWN.
Read more about Sandra Brown here:

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Check out

Check out the information that we just received from is the U.S. government's website for children. Kids, parents, and teachers can use the site to get help with homework, access lesson plans, watch videos, play games, and more. The website pulls together the best resources from across government, and puts them in one place so they are easy to find. is safe and free, so parents and teachers don’t have to worry about kids seeing anything inappropriate while they’re exploring the site.
If you've visited previously, you'll notice that the website has been completely redesigned. The vibrant new site provides areas for three specific audiences: kids (grades K-5), teens (grades 6-8), and grown-ups (teachers and parents).
Enjoy exploring all that has to offer, including:
  • How to Become President of the United States -- Check out a colorful and informative poster to help kids understand the process of becoming president.
  • Fun and Educational games – Explore life in another country through the Peace Corps, stuff your piggy bank full with money games from the U.S. Mint, and more.
  • Videos Featuring Fascinating Careers -- Watch videos describing different professions, ranging from an archaeologist with the National Park Service to an executive chef at the White House.
  • How Parents Can Get Involved -- Get tips for making homework time less stressful, learn about school meal programs, find out how to help stop bullying, and more.
  • Lesson Plans -- Teachers can find lesson plans on math, history, science, music, and other topics.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Hard Country by Michael McGarrity

Hard Country: A Novel of the Old West (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)

Spanning the years 1875 to 1918, Hard Country reinvents the Western. John Kerney gives up his ranch and leaves his son behind to avenge the death of this brother by a band of murdering outlaws.
Find the book on the new Large Print shelf under Large Print MCGARRITY.
Michael McGarrity has a website:

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Free Tickets to Rose Ensemble Concert

The Rose Ensemble will be performing in the Hibbing High School Auditorium on Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m.  Hibbing is one of their stops on this year’s statewide tour. 

The concert will feature a wealth of vocal and instrumental music from Medieval and Renaissance Italy.  Free admission to this concert is made possible by Arrowhead Library System with funding from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  Pick up your free tickets at the front desk of the library.

Night Watch by Linda Fairstein

Shortly after Alexandra Cooper arrives in France to visit her boyfriend, Luc, a young woman from the village is found murdered with a matchbox from Luc's new restaurant. Then a body is found in Brooklyn with Luc's matchbox and Alex begins to fear that the two cases may be related.

Linda Fairstein has a website:
Read the Alex Cooper, Assistant District Attorney series in order starting with Final Jeopardy: