Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Music and Culture of Latin America

Join Nixon Bustos, Bass and Melanie Sever, Flute as they explore the culture and history of Latin America.  They will take you on a tour through Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba, and Venezuela in an interactive program.  Audience members will learn tradition Latin rhythms, play various folk percussion instruments, and even get the chance to try out their dancing feet with styles like the Argentinian Tango, Colombian Cumbia, and Brazilian Samba.

This program is a part of the Music to You Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra series.  It is being sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and Hibbing Public Library.  The project was funded by a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Join Us!
Hibbing Public Library
Tuesday, March 12th
2:30  - 3:15 p.m.
Free Admission!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Large Print Books

Poseidon’s Arrow

Another Dirk Pitt adventure novel with Pitt's children, Dirk and Summer tracking the prototype for an American attack submarine.

Fireproof (Maggie O'Dell, #10)

Maggie O'Dell on her first murder/arson case after being shot in the head.

Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse by Robert Knott (Hardcover)

Territorial marshals, Cole and Hitch are escorting Mexican prisoners to the border when the Texas governor, his family and a pile of money also board the train.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Free Library Events

Put these great events on your calendar:

James Wedgewood
Comic ventriloquist
Tuesday, February 26th at 10:30 a.m.

Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra
Music and Culture of Latin America
Nixon Bustos, Bass and Melanie Sever, Flute will take you on a tour through Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Cuba and Venezuela.
Tuesday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m.

Casey Aro
Songs and stories that will make you smile.
Tuesday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m.

Friends Book Club
Discussion will be on "Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson
(check out a copy at the front desk)
Thursday, March 21st at 5:30 p.m.

These programs were funded by a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.  We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On the morning of their 5th anniversary, Nick’s wife, Amy, disappears into thin air.  Then the story begins; Amy’s story – Nick’s story.  Both are very adept at lying.  The novel has many layers and plot twists and the characters are very well developed.  If you enjoy mystery and intrigue then this novel should not be missed.

The book has had rave reviews:
Flynn cements her place among that elite group of mystery/thriller writers who unfailingly deliver the goods…Once again Flynn has written an intelligent, gripping tour de force, mixing a riveting plot and psychological intrigue with a compelling prose style that unobtrusively yet forcefully carries the reader from page to page.  Library Journal (Starred review)

Gone Girl is one of the best—and most frightening—portraits of psychopathy I've ever read. Nick and Amy manipulate each other—with savage, merciless and often darkly witty dexterity. This is a wonderful and terrifying book about how the happy surface normality and the underlying darkness can become too closely interwoven to separate.  Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of Faithful Place and Into the Woods

The plot has it all. I have no doubt that in a year’s time I’m going to be saying that this is my favorite novel of 2012. Brilliant.  Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Started Early, Took My Dog and Case Histories

Gone Girl manages to be so many stellar things all at once—suspenseful, inventive, chilling, funny, unsettling—as well as beautifully plotted and fiercely well-written. Gillian Flynn is a thrilling writer.  Kate Christensen, PEN/FAULKNER award-winning author of The Great Man

Place your reserve for Gone Girl today.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Movies

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007, in the 23rd installment of the longest running film franchise in history.

Denzel Washington as Whip Whitacker miraculously lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe. But even as he's being hailed a hero, questions arise as to who or what was really at fault.

Tyler Perry as Dr. Alex Cross meets his match in a serial killer (Matthew Fox) who quickly makes the killings personal.

The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

The Fifth Assassin

From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.
Four have been successful.
But now, Beecher White, the hero of The Inner Circle, discovers a killer in Washington, D. C., who's meticulously re-creating the crimes of  these four men. Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong? (from the back cover)
We have the book in hardcover and audiobook.
Brad Meltzer has a website:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Special Legacy Program

“The Most Fun You Can Have
Without Moving Your Lips”

The Hibbing Public Library and the Arrowhead Library System announce a fun, free show for all ages being offered at the Hibbing Public Library:

 Hibbing Public Library, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Come see James Wedgwood and his amazing comic ventriloquism. Like a one-man variety show, James makes virtually everything talk, from wooden “associates”, to purses, bottles, and even audience members - yes, they open their mouths and James provides the surprising words! A game show, singing (without moving his lips) and much more are all part of the fun.

James Wedgwood, who resides in western Minnesota, majored in Theater and graduated with a BA degree from Indiana. He picked up the art of ventriloquism at a young age when one of his aunts sent him a plastic dummy and an audio course on how to be a ventriloquist. From then on he studied acting, improv, and stand-up comedy before becoming a full-time ventriloquist in 1988.

With outrageous characters and hilarious audience participation, this is a performance unlike any other and one you will not want to miss!  The show is appropriate for all ages so feel free to bring the whole family.

This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ten by Gretchen McNeil


It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie each have their reasons for being there (which involve T.J., the school’s most eligible bachelor) and look forward to three glorious days of boys, booze and fun-filled luxury.

But what they expect is definitely not what they get, and what starts out as fun turns dark and twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine.

Suddenly people are dying, and with a storm raging, the teens are cut off from the outside world. No electricity, no phones, no internet, and a ferry that isn’t scheduled to return for two days. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on each other, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her than she could ever imagine? (from the cover)
Find in the Young Adult section under McNeil.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Free Tickets at the Library!

The Mesaba Concert Association presents Intersection for your listening pleasure.  Violinist Laura Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, and pianist John Novacek have forged a powerful connection with audiences worldwide.  With its versatility, its engaging stage manner, and its unique mixing of trio, duo, and solo formats, Intersection has won a large and avid international fan base.

Free tickets for this event are now available at the Hibbing Public Library.  Just ask at the front desk.  This project was funded by a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and Arrowhead Library System.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin (Hardcover)

Detective Inspector Rebus, assigned to the cold case squad in Edinburgh, Scotland, is visited by a mother who is still looking for answers about her daughter's disappearance decades ago. Nina Hazlitt, mother, believes her daughter was the first victim of a serial killer who hunts along the A9, a stretch of road in Scotland. As Rebus uncovers details about past disappearances of young women along the A9, another young woman vanishes.
Maverick Detective Inspector Rebus has been solving cases for twenty five years, starting with Knots and Crosses.
Ian Rankin website:

Monday, February 04, 2013

Little Wolves by Thoms Maltman

First Line: "She heard him from the mountain, a voice high and thin, breaking the night's quiet."

"Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife (and washed-out scholar of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of The Night Birds, Little Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery; a page-turning literary triumph." From the cover.

Thomas Maltman has a website:

Friday, February 01, 2013

Computers for Seniors-A Beginners Class

Hibbing Community Education will be offering a basic beginner computer class that is geared towards senior citizens.  Learn how to operate a computer (turn on and off), identify the parts of a computer, learn some of the basic computer language, email, and learn to search the internet.

Thursdays, Feb. 21, 28, and March 7
4:00-5:30 p.m.
$10 per person

Call Hibbing Community Education at 262-0417 to register.  Registration deadline is Feb. 15 and there are limited spots available.