Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Black Irish by Stephan Talty

Black Irish: A Novel by Stephan Talty
Detective Absalom Kearney, along with her partner, Zangara, investigate the murder of Jimmy Ryan who was kidnapped, tied to a chair and killed in the unheated basement of an old abandoned Irish Catholic church in Buffalo, New York. Why someone would want to carve up a gas meter reader with a knife somehow makes the killing personal. Abby Kearney, comes home to take care of her father, John, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Retired from the Buffalo Police Department, John Kearney, adopted Abby as a toddler and provided her with an education and now a career in the same police department that made him a legend. When the next body is found, murdered and carved with a knife, Abby and her partner are able to tie the murders to the Clan, an old secret organization rumored to have connections with the IRA in Ireland.
Deeply immersed in the Clan culture growing up, Abby understands the wall of silence she faces when she goes to the victims’ families for information. Not sure if the killer is in the Clan or killing off the Clan, Abby and her partner have very few leads to follow when the killer makes it personal and comes after Abby and her father. Many twists and turns in the plot keep the suspense taut and the reader guessing who the killer is until the end. Another book about Absalom Kearney and the Irish community she came back to protect and serve would be a pleasure to read.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Yum for Kids

Check out one of the library's newest magazine subscriptions.

The current issue which is now available features:
  • 40+ quick, healthy recipes your kids will love
  • dietician's picks: healthiest kids' eat-out meals
  • healthy ideas for Spring Celebrations including Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter and more.
Find "Yum for kids" in the children's area at the library.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hibbing Public Library 2013 Children's Winter Reading Program~Winter Escape~


2013 Children's Winter Reading Program

"Winter Escape"

Sign-up begins Monday, February 4, 2013 @ The Hibbing Public Library 

~ Rules of participation~
1. An activity booklet, bookmark, and a coloring contest sheet will be given out to each child after they sign up for the reading program. Also included: a free book from the Literacy Action Center!
2. Book logs will be displayed at the library, in glass entryway.
First name plus initial letter of last name only on book logs please!
3. Keep track of the time that you spend reading for your timed book log at home, and for every 100 minutes you spend reading you receive a sticker to put on your reading chart, and you get to pick a prize out of our PRIZE BINS!
4. Each week we will have Weekly Prize Drawings! Just check out library books, enter to win, one entry per day!
5. Awards given out during the 4th week, prizes maybe picked up thru March 8, 2013!
6. Ages 0-12 may participate. 
Winter Escape with a good book @ The Hibbing Public Library!    

 For more event informatiom please visit the Library's webiste @!

The Outpost: An untold story of American valor by Jake Tapper

Summer 2006.
"But sir...that is a really awful place for a base."
This new camp in the Kamdesh District would, like the dangerous Korangal outpost that their pilots knew too well, be surrounded by higher ground. But whereas the base in the Korangal was situated about halfway up a mountainside, in a former lumberyard, the one in Kamdesh would sit in a cup within the valley's deepest cleft, ringed by three steep mountains that formed part of the five-hundred-mile-long Hindu Kush mountain range.
"So it's located at the base of a mountain peak?" Whittaker asked. It didn't take a Powell or Schwarzkopf to know that as a matter of basic military strategy, it was better to be at the top of a hill than at the bottom of a valley. From the prologue

October 2009.
Hundreds of insurgents attacked Outpost Keating. The 50 Americans fighting off the Taliban insurgents called for air support, but the Apache helicopters wouldn't get there for another hour.
The Americans fought.
Found in the new book section under 958.104742 TAPPE

Hibbing Public Library 2013 Teen Winter Reading Program ~Slide Into A Good Book~

















~Slide Into a Good Book~

February 4-March 1, 2013

Stop in at the Hibbing Public Library on Monday, February 4th and sign up for the Teen Winter Reading Program! Ages 13-19 may participate in this program! This program offers great prizes, fun activities, and of course the enjoyment of READING! We have hundreds of new titles available for check out in our Young Adult "Teen Area" section of the library! Come in the Library and check us out! You can also watch for more events on our website!
 ~April Larson~ Children's Specialist

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Death Relic by Chris Kuzneski

US - Death
Dr. Maria Pelato, Italian Archaeologist, flies to Cancun, Mexico for a mysterious job offer from an American scholar and anthropologist, Terrance Hamilton. Hamilton, who wants Maria’s expertise with Christian artifacts, he has been working at a hidden Mayan archaeological site. Maria, puzzled that she would be called to consult on the Mayans when her knowledge is clearly with Christianity, is first angry and then fearful when Hamilton disappears. Maria’s room in trashed and her passport is stolen. Unsure whether Hamilton has been kidnapped or she is the victim of a hoax, she turns to the two people she can trust implicitly for they have saved her life once before. David Jones and Jonathon Payne, retired from Special Forces and adrenaline junkies, are happy to leave winter in Pittsburgh where they test equipment for Payne Industries, and fly to Mexico to help Maria.

On the trail of Hamilton, Maria and her friends encounter CIA agents and drug cartels while trying to figure out how the destruction of the Mayan empire by the Conquistadores centuries ago has drawn in them into a fight for their lives today.

Entertaining banter by Payne and Jones as well as past relationships with Maria and other persons of interest in the Sign of the Cross, makes this a must read. Seventh in the Payne and Jones series, The Death Relic, offers solid action and adventure.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Upcoming Library Events for Adults

The Adult Winter Reading Program begins on Monday, February 4, 2013.  Check out books, sign up for the weekly drawings, and win great prizes!

Friends of the Library Book Club will have their first 2013 meeting on Thursday, February 21st at at 5:30 in the Library's Dylan Room.  Come ready to discuss "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil".  Copies of this title are available for check out at the front desk.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Movies

When Marmaduke moves to a new neighborhood with his family, the super-sized teenage dog soon discovers he just doesn't fit in - literally! But, with the help of his best pal Carlos the Cat and some new found four-legged friends, Marmaduke may just get out of the doghouse, fall in love, and surf off into the sunset.


All the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keys. Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get the girl of his dreams is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job to win her over. The animals, in a panic, decide to break their time-honored code of silence and reveal their biggest secret: they can talk!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Twilight Saga - for those who never get enough of the Twilight story!

The Twilight Saga: The Complete Film Archive: Memories, Mementos, and Other Treasures from the Creative Team Behind the Beloved Motion Pictures

For the Twilight fans: "The complete Film Archive with memories, mementos, and other treasures from the creative team behind the Beloved Motion Pictures!"
Shelved in the new book section: 791.4375 ABELE

Friends of the Library Book Club

The Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a book club again in 2013. This year the moderator will be Donna Stuntebeck. They will meet from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Library's Dylan Room on the following dates:

Thursday, February 21, 2013 (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 (Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson)
Thursday, April 18, 2013 (Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut)
Thursday, May 16, 2013 (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot)

The books that are being read are available for check out at the library.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Attend This Free Program!

Do you have photos you always intended to organize when you got around to it?

Do you have basic computer skills?

Would you like to find a way to enjoy your photos and share them with friends and family in a meaningful way?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, we have the class for you! Mark McCarty will lead you through the process of importing, viewing, fixing, tagging and organizing your photos into a slide show, then adding music. Once you have the basics down, Mark will also give you tips on editing your slides in a variety of ways. This is not a hands-on class, but rather a demonstration – you do not need to bring anything. A discussion of software choices will be included.

Eveleth native and retired accountant Mark McCarty has combined his computer knowledge with his hobbies of music and photography to develop this class. Mark tells us, “The first efforts were with a song my son had written titled, ‘Welcome Back’. John’s song sounds like a sentimental visit to your hometown. I created a DVD with photos from Eveleth and John’s song playing in the background. Many other local cities now have their own slide shows based on this idea.”

Plan to spend an informative hour at the Hibbing library and leave with a new skill.
This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and the Hibbing Public Library and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Turning Photos into Slideshows using your Computer
Organize your photos and set them to music

Hibbing Public Library

Thursday, January 24, 2013

6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Nook Ereaders for Dummies by Corey Sandler

NOOK eReaders For Dummies

Did you get a Nook for Christmas? Then this book is for you.
New Books: 070.573 SANDL

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

The Husband List

New York, 1894
"Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline’s stuck at home, frightening off the the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage." from the website:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Passes to Area Sites Available

The library has free passes available for the following locations:

Boise Forte Heritage Center, Tower
Carlton County Historical Society, Cloquet
Duluth Depot & Lake Superior Railroad Museum, Duluth
Ely-Winton Historical Society, Ely
Forest History Center, Grand Rapids
Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth
Judy Garland & Children's Museum, Grand Rapids
Minnesota Discovery Center, Chisholm
North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, Tofte
Split Rock Lighthouse Historic Site, Two Harbors

The tickets can be picked up a the Hibbing Public Library and are valid through March 31, 2013.

This project was funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton

Kinsey and Me

Sue Grafton writes: "Kinsey Millhone entered my life, like an apparition, sometime in 1977. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, at the time, writing movies for television while my husband attended Ohio State, working on his Ph.D. She arrived by degrees, insinuating herself with all the cunning of a stray cat who knew long before I did that she was here to stay."

The first nine stories are little gems of Kinsey Millhone detection followed by thirteen stories featuring Kit Blue, a younger version of Sue herself.
Find in the new book section. Start with A is for Alibi if Grafton is a new author for you.

The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

The Last Runaway

From the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, comes the story of Honor Bright, who settles in Ohio in 1850. Drawn into helping slaves escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad, the world is very different for a young English Quaker in uncivilized America. Find the book in the new book section under Fiction CHEVALIER

Friday, January 04, 2013

Minnesota Byways

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 

Noon until 1:00

Hibbing Public Library

Bring your lunch and travel with Doug Ohman to his favorite locations in Minnesota.

Doug Ohman is a freelance photographer and popular public speaker. He has traveled throughout the upper Midwest photographing historic architecture. During this program he will share many historic sites and structures that are quickly being lost to history.  Stories and interesting historical information about some of Minnesota’s most treasured buildings will be presented. Many of the buildings and sites have been featured in his book series “Minnesota Byways”. 

Doug will also tell his own story on how he took his passion for history and love of photography and combined them into a successful career.

Doug’s work is available in art prints, matted and framed. His work can be found throughout the Midwest at fine shops and boutiques. He also is involved in many community art and craft fairs. Enjoy his photography, 

Doug has degrees in both Geography and History from the University of Minnesota. His interest in these subjects has translated well to his work as a photographer. His photography talent is self-taught. Before becoming a full time photographer, Doug was the Operations Manager at the Mall of America.    

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

AAUW Book Sale

The American Association of University Women will be holding their annual book sale on February 1, 2, and 3, 2013.  There will be over 50,000 books and all proceeds go to local scholarships.

Friday, February 1st from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  ($1.00 per book)

Saturday, February 2nd from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (.50 per book)

Sunday, February 3rd from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. ($1.50 per bag of books)

Please note that this year the sale will be in the Hibbing Armory at 2310 Brooklyn Drive.