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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, September 25, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Leo and Kathy Lara have been active as performers and educators within the Midwest since 1979. Leo is a native of Ecuador who is involved with the study and performance of Andean folk music. Kathy is a music, Spanish and elementary education teacher. They interpret the traditional songs and rhythms of various Latin American countries using a wide assortment of authentic instruments. 

Paid for in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Rated PG-13; 2h 21m
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn how the computer can assist in your genealogical efforts using basic computer skills, and some tips & tricks for becoming for efficient and organized in your research.

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
Monday, October 02, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Leo and Kathy Lara have been active as performers and educators within the Midwest since 1979. Leo is a native of Ecuador who is involved with the study and performance of Andean folk music. Kathy is a music, Spanish and elementary education teacher. They interpret the traditional songs and rhythms of various Latin American countries using a wide assortment of authentic instruments. 

Paid for in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 04, 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
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
The Lake Superior Zoomobile: Raptors  
Fly in and see the birds. Close encounters with birds of prey provide a memorable experience to learn about bird
adaptations and ecological concepts.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Time
4:30 PM
Description
The Lake Superior Zoomobile: Raptors  
Fly in and see the birds. Close encounters with birds of prey provide a memorable experience to learn about bird
adaptations and ecological concepts.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 05, 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, October 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Leo and Kathy Lara have been active as performers and educators within the Midwest since 1979. Leo is a native of Ecuador who is involved with the study and performance of Andean folk music. Kathy is a music, Spanish and elementary education teacher. They interpret the traditional songs and rhythms of various Latin American countries using a wide assortment of authentic instruments. 

Paid for in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 06, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. Cut off from everything they know, they venture into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape from a primal world where humanity does not belong.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
A video presentation by author Robert Downes about the extensive research that went into his latest novel, "Windigo Moon" which is set 400 years ago among the Ojibwe Indians of the Upper Great Lakes. The presentation includes the roles of native men, women, the family and the clan, life through the seasons, the importance of storytelling, and the migration of the Ojibwe and its impact on other tribes. His books will be available for purchase.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Hudson the Master Magician brings his bag of tricks to the Duluth Public Library as part of our Monsters & Magic month. Join us for a unique, fun and entertaining program that's appropriate for all. You might even become part of the show...
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Senior Moments at Mount Royal Branch Library

Want to share your important moments and life events? Local author Danielle Sosin ("The Long-Shining Waters" and "Garden Primitives") will share tips and techniques to writing your stories. Bring your ideas, pen and paper, and your memories.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Friday, October 13, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Astronauts (Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds) aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined.

Rated R; 1h 50m
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us Saturday, October 14th at 11 am, when Robert Lillegard of Duluth's Best Bread, stops by the library to share what motivated him and his brother, Michael, to start their business and what inspires their recipes.

Samples will be available, while supplies last.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Get ready for a bizarre hour full of scary creatures as researcher Chad Lewis takes you on a visual journey to remote areas of the world where monsters are said to lurk.
From vampires and werewolves, to sea serpents and ghosts, this presentation will change the way you view creature legends.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Book Bingo - If you like bingo, you'll love book bingo - instead of numbers we draw book titles!  Play to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble.



Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 16, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any Sherlock Holmes mystery.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 18, 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, October 19, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Iverson is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl's conviction. But by the time Joe discovers the truth, it is too late to escape the fallout.

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

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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