Thursday, October 31, 2013

Treats on Thursday

Get a treat at the front desk when you stop in the library today.  Hours are 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Also remember to visit City Hall between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  The councilors will be on hand to give out treats.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Still Foolin' 'em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?

Publishers Weekly 08/12/2013 states, “Avoiding the trappings excess schmaltz, laundry list of famous friends, boozy party log of so many celebrity memoirs, Crystal delivers a funny and genuinely moving chronicle of his life inside and outside Hollywood.” 

Billy Crystal is turning 65 and as usual, the new challenges in his life are themes for his comedy.  Crystal also reflects on his life and his love of comedy.  This title is currently on order at the library.  Put your name on the request list.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Simple Literacy Projects for Preschool

Wild About Group Time by the Between the Lions Staff
This resource offers 100 plans that will help children develop and practice literacy skills that are needed to become a successful reader.  Each chapter focuses on a familiar early childhood topic, such as friends, feelings, colors, and homes.  Lessons are perfect for large groups of children but can be scaled down.  All projects are based on the award-winning PBS KIDS Literacy Series.

Find this book in the “New Nonfiction” in 372.6.

Monday, October 28, 2013

October Fest Fall Party

Tuesday, October 29th
10:00 a.m.

Come to story time dressed as your favorite character.  Bring a treat to share.  There will be games, crafts, and fun in the library auditorium.  Pick up a library treat bag when you are ready to leave.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Storm Front by John Sandford

Virgil Flowers, working for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, based in the farming country of Mankato, tries to retrieve an artifact stolen from a dig in Israel. Seventh in the Virgil Flowers series. Website: 
If this series is new to you, start with Dark of the Moon.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide

Kovels' Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide 2014

We have the 2014 edition in the reference collection and the 2013 is available to check out.
Look up your antiques and collectibles in the book or check out the Kovels' website:

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Sycamore Row

In Sycamore Row, John Grisham returns to the setting and some of the original characters of A Time To Kill. Jake Brigance is back with another controversial trial in Ford County twenty-five years later.
John Grisham's Website:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Recommended Reading

Pick up one of the following books at the library that were listed in the “Top Ten First Novels of 2013” in Booklist magazine.

The Death of Bees By Lisa O’Donnell.
In this deeply human page-turner, O’Donnell portrays two sisters who have just buried their wretched parents behind their Glasgow housing development and must now steer clear of their nosy neighbor.

Fellow Mortals By Dennis Mahoney.
Mahoney’s quietly powerful debut tracks the impact of a sudden tragedy on a suburban neighborhood after a mail carrier accidentally starts a fatal fire.

LoterĂ­a By Mario Alberto Zambrano.
Zambrano’s stunning and engaging debut takes the form of the journal of 11-year-old Luz Castillo, who has been taken into the state’s custody and only communicates by writing entries inspired by illustrations on the cards for LoterĂ­a, a Mexican bingo-like game.

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie By Ayana Mathis.

Hattie, 16, flees Jim Crow Georgia and settles in Philadelphia. As Mathias tracks Hattie’s long struggles and those of her many children, she illuminates, with blazing insight, the crushed dreams and complexly tragic legacy of the Great Migration.

200 Tips for Jewelry Making by Xuella Arnold and Sara Withers

200 Tips for Jewelry Making: Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets

Learn threading and beading techniques, working with wire, clay, resins, found objects, plastics and metal to make jewelry in new and innovative ways. For beginners and advanced jewelry artists.
Find in the new book section under 739.27028 ARNOL

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Just one evil act by Elizabeth George

"As her devoted readers know, George’s D.I. Lynley procedurals are more about characters than crime. This entry is certainly no different, but, unlike the most recent books, which center on a distraught Lynley, recovering from his wife’s murder, the focus is on Lynley’s partner (and polar opposite), D.S. Barbara Havers. It begins when Taymullah Azhar, Barbara’s neighbor, asks for help in finding his beloved daughter, Hadiyyah, with whom his wife has absconded."
Excerpt from Booklist

The first book in the series, A Great Deliverance (1988), was a 1988 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, 1989 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, Finalist 1989 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and Finalist 1989 Macavity Award for Best Novel.

Elizabeth George has a website:

Friday, October 11, 2013

Once upon a time: The lives of Bob Dylan by Ian Bell

Called the greatest songwriter of his time and the voice of a generation or three, Bob Dylan is an American Icon.
The author: "What's so special about Bob Dylan? You could offer the minimum, Pulitzer or Grammy award style: a greatly gift songwriter who through a long and distinguished career has influenced...etcetera."
"All the strands of American popular music save one (jazz) come together in Dylan... and he has turned it into a literary form."
Find in the new book section under 782.42164092 BELL

Thursday, October 10, 2013

King's Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb

King's Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb. In stores in September 12, 2013.

Part of her popular Appalachian historical novels in the Ballad series, Sharyn McCrumb takes us back to the American Revolution.

"King's Mountain (Sept. New York: St. Martin’s Press) tells the story of the Revolutionary War battle that changed the course of the war. Told from the points of view of Patriot leader John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal, the novel brings to life the people and events in the southern front of the Revolution—a story largely ignored by the history books. "

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Never go back by Lee Child


Jack Reacher has been featured in 18 books by Lee Child and you can read about Reacher here:

Start with the first book, Killing Floor.

Never Go Back  has Reacher going back to 110th Military Police, his old unit in Washington, D.C. to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, who had just been thrown in the brig on a bribery charge. Reacher finds trouble of his own with a couple of trumped up charges and recalled to his unit to face those charges. This popular series requires putting your name on the reserve list to read this book.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Monster Mash

Monster Mash

Fun New Books for little ones about not-very scary monsters @ The Hibbing Public Library!


Inherit the Dead

 Twenty best selling mystery authors get together and write a serial noir story. Authors who wrote a chapter in this unique form of storytelling to benefit Safe Horizon, that assist victims of violent crime are:

  • Mary Higgins Clark
  • John Connolly
  • Charlaine Harris
  • CJ Box
  • Mark Billingham
  • Lawrence Block
  • Ken Bruen
  • Alafair Burke
  • Stephen L. Carter
  • Marcia Clark
  • Max Allan Collins
  • James Grady
  • Heather Graham
  • Bryan Gruley
  • Val McDermid
  • SJ Rozan
  • Jonathan Santlofer
  • Dana Stabenow
  • Lisa Unger
  • Sarah Weinman 


Thursday, October 03, 2013

Tamarack County by William Kent Krueger

Tamarack County by William Kent KruegerPut your name on the reserve list for the latest in the Cork O'Connor series by one of Minnesota's favorite authors.
Read more about William Kent Krueger and his books on his website:

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Operation Storm by John J. Geoghegan

Operation Storm - John J. Geoghegan, Author Event

The true story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a squadron of submarines designed as under water aircraft carriers. Each submarine was equipped with attack bombers painted to look like U. S. aircraft with the daring plan to launch a deadly air attack on the eastern coast of the United States. Find in the new book section under 940.545952 GEOGH