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

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, December 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Rated R; 1 hr 49 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
At the beginning of December each year, The Friends of the Duluth Public Library are proud to host the Littlest Holiday Book Sale at the Mount Royal Branch Library.

The dates and times for the 2017 sale are:

Tuesday, December 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the table near the main entrance of the Mount Royal Library and you will find lovely books and other gifts for your family and friends.

This sale is a great opportunity to shop for new and like new books. We have a large selection to choose from including holiday books - All at bargain prices!

Location
Outer Hallway
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
At the beginning of December each year, The Friends of the Duluth Public Library are proud to host the Littlest Holiday Book Sale at the Mount Royal Branch Library.

The dates and times for the 2017 sale are:

Tuesday, December 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the table near the main entrance of the Mount Royal Library and you will find lovely books and other gifts for your family and friends.

This sale is a great opportunity to shop for new and like new books. We have a large selection to choose from including holiday books - All at bargain prices!

Location
Outer Hallway
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 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, December 07, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
At the beginning of December each year, The Friends of the Duluth Public Library are proud to host the Littlest Holiday Book Sale at the Mount Royal Branch Library.

The dates and times for the 2017 sale are:

Tuesday, December 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visit the table near the main entrance of the Mount Royal Library and you will find lovely books and other gifts for your family and friends.

This sale is a great opportunity to shop for new and like new books. We have a large selection to choose from including holiday books - All at bargain prices!

Location
Outer Hallway
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 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, December 07, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800's with French Canadian voyageur Jacques La Christian. See Indian bead work, flintlock rifles and pistols, along with furs of various types used in the fur trade in the US and Canada. Jacques expertise in balancing humor, history, and meaning brings a program you won't forget. 

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

Title
Date
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800's with French Canadian voyageur Jacques La Christian. See Indian bead work, flintlock rifles and pistols, along with furs of various types used in the fur trade in the US and Canada. Jacques expertise in balancing humor, history, and meaning brings a program you won't forget. 

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

Title
Date
Friday, December 08, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Based on a memoir, four siblings must learn to take care of themselves as their responsibility-averse, free-spirit parents both inspire and inhibit them. When sober, the children's brilliant and charismatic father captured their imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Meanwhile, their mother abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want to take on the work of raising a family.

Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 7 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, December 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The world's top protection agent is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hit men. The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their journey from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator who is out for blood.

Rated R; 1 hr 58 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Experience the wilderness through reenactment of the 1800's with French Canadian voyageur Jacques La Christian. See Indian bead work, flintlock rifles and pistols, along with furs of various types used in the fur trade in the US and Canada. Jacques expertise in balancing humor, history, and meaning brings a program you won't forget. 

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

Title
Date
Monday, December 18, 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, December 18, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by Timothy Hallinan.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

"Are you happy with your life?" Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason's never met smiles down at him and says, "Welcome back, my friend." In this world he's woken up to, Jason's life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible. Is it this world or the other that's the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could've imagined; one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable foe. Dark Matter is a brilliantly plotted tale that is at once sweeping and intimate, mind-bendingly strange and profoundly human; a relentlessly surprising science-fiction thriller about choices, paths not taken, and how far we'll go to claim the lives we dream of.

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