Friday, December 26, 2014

Sweet by Valerie Gordon

Looking for something tempting for a New Year's Party? Why not scope out Sweet by Valerie Gordon? This lush, delicious looking book has confections to drool over, to give and to serve. For instance "Chocolate Pots de Creme" are luscious individual ramekins of chocolate custard, perfect for a dinner party desert. There are fancy versions of your favorite cakes and candies, and also lovely, down-home versions of favorite cookies, like gingersnaps (perfect for ice cream sandwiches!).

Check it out on the new book shelf!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Foodie Feature

Do you have a last minute vegetarian or vegan guest for the holidays? Welcome him or her with wholesome dishes like portobello "steak" fajitas, or get adventurous with marinated balsamic, maple and garlic tempeh. "The Oh She Glows Cookbook," from the writer of the blog of the same name, features these yummy recipes and more. There are also last minute gift ideas (I love those!) like the glo bar, with cranberries and almond butter. Some ingredients might require a trip to the Virginia Food Co-op, but most are available locally. Check it out on our New Book shelf!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Foodie Friday Feature

Check out "International Night: a father and daughter cook their way around the world" for a thoughtful and witty adventure that will make your mouth water. You might even recognize some of your favorites from across the world. For instance, Romania's Sarmale sound an awful lot like the Iron Range Sarmas I tried last weekend. Check it out on our New Books shelf!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Karen Robards: The Dr. Charlotte "Charlie" Stone series

Read the 3 books featuring Dr. Stone, who can communicate with the newly dead, in order:
The Last Victim
The Last Kiss Goodbye
Her Last Whisper

The Republic of Imagination: America in three books by Azar Natisi

The Republic of Imagination

From NPR: In her surprise 2003 bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Iranian emigrĂ© Azar Nafisi made clear why fiction matters in totalitarian regimes. With The Republic of Imagination, she seeks to demonstrate the importance of great literature even in a democratic society, one threatened not by fundamentalist revolutionaries but by the danger of "intellectual indolence."
Read the rest of the review by Heller McAlpin here:

Monday, December 01, 2014

Join us for the Yuletide Festival, Tuesday, December 2, 2014

This Community Event is sponsored by: The Friends of the Hibbing Public Library, Hibbing City Band, a grant from the Northland Foundation, and Santa Claus himself!!

Traditional Yuletide Events begin at 6:00 pm
 Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library in the
main reading room.
 Yuletide story with Santa by the fireplace at 6:00 pm.
 Music by the Hibbing City Band in the reference area at 6:15 pm.

Children’s activities from 6:15-7:30 pm
 Free children’s book give away in the auditorium.
 Visits with Santa in the auditorium.
 Decorate gingerbread cookies in the children’s room to take home