Hello library lovers! Our Yuletide Festival is just a few weeks away! I’d like to give a special thank you to our Friends of the Library for their support for Yuletide this year. If you enjoy Yuletide or any other programs the library provides, please consider supporting our Friends group.

Library Ty’s Word of the Week


In grappling, an armbar is a type of joint lock that hyperextends the elbow joint by using one’s own body weight as leverage. It is a move commonly featured in jiu jitsu and other mixed martial arts.

Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 19, 26, at 10 a.m.: Story Time! Are you ready for a crazy good time? Do you know a particular someone that has a lot of youthful energy? Come shake out your sillies and join April in the children’s room by the fireplace. Story Time is a fun-filled hour of amazing stories, silly songs, cool crafts, and other fantastic activities. This program is open to all ages and is suitable for anyone who likes fun.

Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m.: Teen Movie Time. Attention all teens ages 12-18! Come join us in the library auditorium every second Tuesday of the month at 3pm to watch a movie on the big screen. YOU CHOOSE what movies we will watch! Ages 12-18.

Thursday, Nov.14, at 3 p.m.: Card Making Workshop. Need to make a holiday card for a special someone? What about for a birthday or other special event? Make use of our awesome art supplies and make a card you can take home! Free and for all ages.

Friday, Nov. 15, 22, 29, at 10 a.m.: Baby Story Time. Join librarian Emily for Baby Story Time. What’s Baby Story Time all about? Well, there are fun songs and great stories. Get that baby out and about and socializing! Learn the building blocks of literacy, which will increase your child’s educational success. This program is for babies aged 6 months to 24 months old.

Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.: Knitting and Needlework Group. Join us every other Thursday of the month between 3 and 5 pm to share and learn tips, talk, and enjoy the fun while you do your craft of choice. Bring your own project and supplies. No registration required. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m.: Teen Space. Hang out with Emily and create your very own library events and projects every first Tuesday of the month in the library's teen space. Supplies and good company provided! Ages 12-18.

Thursday, Dec. 5, from 2:30 to 7 p.m.: Yuletide. Join the fun for Yuletide 2019! We’ve got plenty of fun things planned for this evening. There will be horse drawn wagon rides from 2:30-5, crafts and treats, a visit from Santa from 4-6:30, the Good Vibrations musical harpist from 4-5, and we will finish the night off with music by the City Band at 6. All kids will receive a free book, and you can come and go as you please! Yuletide 2019 is sponsored by: The City of Hibbing, Lake Country Power, the Friends of the Hibbing Public Library, the Hibbing Foundation Owens Family Foundation, the Hibbing City Band, and donations from our wonderful community and local area businesses.

Hibbing Public Library Hours: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday).

We will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. Contact the library by phone at 218-362-5959 or by email at hibbingpl@alslib.info. Check out the library’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/hibbinglibrary and our website at www.hibbing.lib.mn.us to find details about upcoming programs and events.

This week’s column submitted

by Tyler Pulkkinen

Library Lead,

Hibbing Public Library


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