Duluth Public Library Summer Reading Program
June 5 to August 18, 2017

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Wednesday, August 16
Musings Think-pad

Come and create an original cover for a journal or sketchbook, a "think-pad" that will become the perfect place for you to jot down all your late summer musings.  This will be a mixed media project, utilizing magazine clippings, markers, pencils, and paint to create one-of-a-kind, usable art (all materials, including journals/sketchbooks, will be provided).

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

At the age of 36, on the verge of a completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's health began to falter. He started losing weight and was wracked by waves of excruciating back pain. A CT scan confirmed what Paul, deep down, had suspected: he had stage four lung cancer, widely disseminated. 

One day, he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next, he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined, the culmination of decades of striving, evaporated. With incredible literary quality, philosophical acuity, and medical authority, When Breath Becomes Air approaches the questions raised by facing mortality from the dual perspective of the neurosurgeon who spent a decade meeting patients in the twilight between life and death, and the terminally ill patient who suddenly found himself living in that liminality.


New members welcome!

The DPL Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from August to May, at 6:30-7:30 pm in the Gold Room of the Main Library. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk of the Main Library 4 weeks before the meeting.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Back by popular demand! Duluth food truck favorites El Oasis del Norte, The Rambler, Mrs. Delicious, and others will be on the library plaza for lunch. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest #FoodTruckFriday updates. For all ages. Come hungry!
Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Rated PG; 2 hrs 7 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
12:30 PM
Description
Watch this rare, solar eclipse from the Main Library's outdoor Plaza! Special eclipse-viewing glasses will be given out, and special eclipse activities will be available. 

For more information about this special astronomical event, go to eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, August 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any fiction book about arranged marriages.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Adults and teens, join us as we welcome the International Wolf Center for an informational program about wolves.  This program will have many photos and video clips, as well as discussion opportunities and time to examine artifacts such as a wolf pelt, a wolf skull, deer antlers, and more!  

It covers basics in wolf biology and predator-prey dynamics, as well as discusses myths/fear of wolves, different opinions about wildlife, conflicts between people and wolves, history of wolf management, how people can coexist with wolves, the importance of wild land habitat, and any questions you may have.  
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Back by popular demand! Duluth food truck favorites El Oasis del Norte, The Rambler, Mrs. Delicious, and others will be on the library plaza for lunch. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest #FoodTruckFriday updates. For all ages. Come hungry!
Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Back by popular demand! Duluth food truck favorites El Oasis del Norte, The Rambler, Mrs. Delicious, and others will be on the library plaza for lunch. Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest #FoodTruckFriday updates. For all ages. Come hungry!
Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Lifelong buddies Willie (Morgan Freeman), Joe (Michael Caine) and Albert (Alan Arkin) decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow when their pension funds become a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three men risk it all by embarking on a daring adventure to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Rated PG-13; 1h 36m
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Join us for a variety of creative projects at our Open Crafternoons for Adults!  Coloring, dot-to-dot, paint by numbers, Zentangle squares, and bookmarks to color will all be available at each session.  Additionally, there will be one surprise project that varies on each date.  Fun and relaxing, we have something for every adult to enjoy!

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Do you want to eat more plant-based meals because . . .

it's good for your health?

it's good for the environment?

it's good for animals?

it's delicious?

your son or daughter is vegan and you have no idea what to feed them? 

Whatever your reasons, come to THE VEGAN COOKBOOK CLUB to share great recipes and meet new friends!

Bring one or more vegan cookbooks from the collection of the Duluth Public Library and one or more recipes from the books that you have tried or would like to try. If possible, bring a few copies of the recipe to share. Also bring your questions and discoveries about plant-based cooking and baking. 

For more information, contact facilitator Bonnie Ambrosi bonnieambrosi@gmail.com

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Discover how you can put all of DPL's resources to use in your genealogical research! Learn how to use the new digital readers, use online databases, and get a tour of the North Shore Room, which houses many local history resources.

TPGS promotes general interest in genealogy in the greater Duluth-Superior area, assists in preserving the area's historical records, and helps individuals with their family research.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 07, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Author and editor Mara Hart will offer helpful suggestions and tools for writing your life stories.

Mara holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, has taught memoir writing, and for over fifteen years has facilitated a memoir writing group through the Lake Superior Writers.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
After the murder of his father, young Arthur's power-hungry uncle Vortigern seizes control of the crown. Robbed of his birthright, he grows up the hard way in the back alleys of the city, not knowing who he truly is. When fate leads him to pull the Excalibur sword from stone, Arthur embraces his true destiny to become a legendary fighter and leader.

Rated PG-13 ; 2 hrs 6 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Senior Moments at Mount Royal Branch Library

Second Tuesday of the month at 11 am

How to Stay Well as a Caregiver
Age Well Arrowhead

Discussion of the importance of support from a caregiver for older adults to remain independent and that caregiving can take a toll especially if the person they care for has Alzheimer's.  Information will be provided about how caregivers can reduce the stress and burden of caregiving while increasing their ability to care for their loved one.  Also discussed will be a specific caregiver support program offered in Duluth called REACH that stands for Resources to Enhance Alzheimer's Caregiver Health.  Emma is a certified REACH provider and has extensive experience working with caregivers as well as providing care consultation to older adults.

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

It is easy to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Just click on the Sign Me Up button.
Program Information
Welcome to DPL's Summer Reading Program for adults, ages 18 and over!

Log your activities - read or listen to a book, magazine or newspaper OR attend a book club or library program, and you could be eligible to win weekly, monthly and grand prizes.

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly, monthly and grand prize drawings.

The Grand Prize includes a $50 gift certificate to The Bookstore at Fitger's, a $50 gift card to Zeitgeist Café, 2 Renegade Theatre tickets, and 2 Zinema Tickets.

Our second Grand Prize includes 2 gift certificates to On The Rocks Art Studio and a gift card to Marcus Theatres.

The Grand Prizes will be drawn on August 21st.


Every Monday three winners will be drawn for $5 gift cards to Dairy Queen, Caribou Coffee & Starbucks.

There will also be 3 Monthly Drawings:
Friday, June 30th Prizes
$25 gift card to At Sarah's Table/Chester Creek Café
$25 gift certificate to Grizzly's
$25 gift card to Pizza Lucé

Friday, July 28th Prizes
$25 gift card to At Sarah's Table/Chester Creek Café
$30 gift certificate to The Bookstore at Fitger's
$20 gift certificate to Grandma's
$25 gift certificate to Texas Roadhouse

Friday, August 18th Prizes
$25 gift card to At Sarah's Table/Chester Creek Café
$25 gift card to Pizza Lucé
$30 gift card to the Whole Foods Co-op