Library Ty’s Word of the Week

Mondegreen

A mondegreen is a mishearing of a phrase, poem or lyric. The listener may misinterpret the phrase and substitute similar sounds. The word “mondegreen” itself comes from the misinterpretation of the lyrics “laid him on the green,” which was heard as “Lady Mondegreen.”

Upcoming Programs

Thursday, May 30, at 2 p.m.: Ancestry Workshop! Looking to get started on researching your genealogy? We will be hosting an hour-long workshop on our new Ancestry database in the library computer lab. There will be instructional segment and a questions and answer section. Bring along as much genealogical information as you can. No registration is required.

Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m.: Children’s Community Straw Bale Gardening. Calling all junior botanists! Do you want to learn about gardening and have a great time doing it? Join April and Laura outside and plant our super straw bale garden! If you wish, bring a pack of your favorite seeds to plant!

Monday, June 3, at 1 p.m.: Family Movie Afternoon! Join us in the auditorium for a fun afternoon movie!

Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 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, June 4, 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.

Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m.: Friends Meeting. Friends of the Library will be holding their monthly meeting at the library. Friends help out the library with the book sale, organizing fundraisers, and donating and volunteering for all sorts of fun library programs. New members are always welcome!

Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m.: Sock Puppets. Make your very own sock puppet. Once their puppets are completed, participate in “It’s SHOWTIME at your LIBRARY” puppet show. All supplies included. Suitable for ages 5-8 with parents and ages 9-12 on their own.

Thursday, June 6, 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 whatever project you’re working on, drop in, and join the group! Some supplies will be provided, but bring what you will need for your project. No registration required. This program is designed for ages 12 and up.

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, May 27, for Memorial Day. Contact the library by phone at 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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