Duluth Public Library Winter Reading Program
January 13 to February 24, 2018

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Jen Jenkins of Simplifying teaches how decluttering simplifies your life; and shares some decluttering tricks.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
* A Reading Without Walls Event

A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley

At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.

Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.

A Long Way Home is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.

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, January 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

Rated PG-13, 2 hrs
 
*A Reading Without Walls Event
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, January 19, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Book lovers ages 6 to 106: kick off the Winter Reading Program with a little friendly competition! Choose either the Children's or Adult book bingo card and try your luck-- prizes for the winners, fun for all!
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
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, January 22, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any fiction or non fiction book about midwives.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Monday, January 22, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Monday, January 22nd
6-8pm
UMD Kirby Ballroom

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the national spokesperson for the Reading Without Walls program. 

A graphic novelist, cartoonist, and MacArthur fellow, Gene's published work includes American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints, and Superman comics!

Gene's talk will emphasize the importance of narratives that convey a multitude of cultural experiences. 
A book signing will follow the talk.
Location
Off-site
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Create unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs and patterns onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. Watch your design emerge and transform as you express your inner artist through this simple, yet striking project. Great for gift giving or personal mementos. Appropriate for teens through adults.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Create unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs and patterns onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. Watch your design emerge and transform as you express your inner artist through this simple, yet striking project. Great for gift giving or personal mementos. Appropriate for teens through adults.

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

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Bring your children to Mount Royal Library to listen to children's picture books read in Spanish. While they enjoy the stories and activities, a language teacher will be on hand to talk with parents about how to support their children's literacy and biliteracy development. Books in Spanish will be available to check out. This event is targeted towards 4 - 6 year olds. You do not need to speak Spanish to attend. 

Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca Mount Royal a escuchar libros ilustrados para niños leídos en español. Mientras escuchan los cuentos y disfrutan las actividades, una profesora de lenguaje estará disponible para conversar con los padres acerca de cómo apoyar el alfabetismo y el desarrollo bilingüe de sus niños. Libros en español estarán disponibles para tomar prestado. Este evento es organizado para niños en edades de 4 a 6 años.

Sponsored in part by the Nueva Visión Spanish Immersion at Lowell Elementary School

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Create unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs and patterns onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. Watch your design emerge and transform as you express your inner artist through this simple, yet striking project. Great for gift giving or personal mementos. Appropriate for teens through adults.

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

Title
Date
Friday, January 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A would-be music promoter (Chris O'Dowd) sees something special in a girl group of four Australian singers and takes them to Vietnam to perform for American troops.

Rated PG-13; 1 hr, 43 min

*A Reading Without Walls Event
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Ever feel like you're in a reading rut, checking out the same kind of book over and over again? Join UMD and Duluth Public Library staff to learn more about how to read outside your comfort zone! Attend this fun, informal discussion to share your favorite books, use tools to find new reads from a variety of genres and perspectives, and add to your to-read list.

What Do I Read Next? is part of the Reading Without Walls program, which is designed to create a community of readers in Duluth and encourage participants to encounter, discuss, and share diverse ideas, characters, genres, and perspectives through reading. Learn more about the Reading Without Walls program at https://lib.d.umn.edu/about/reading-without-walls

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a Hutu, manages the Hôtel des Mille Collines and lives a happy life with his Tutsi wife (Sophie Okonedo) and their three children. But when Hutu military forces initiate a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Tutsi minority, Paul is compelled to allow refugees to take shelter in his hotel. As the U.N. pulls out, Paul must struggle alone to protect the Tutsi refugees in the face of the escalating violence later known as the Rwandan genocide.

Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 2 min 

*A Reading Without Walls Event
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Looking for that perfect space to log some of your winter reading?  Join us for a cozy and quiet winter reading party!  Relax with a fun read and enjoy a warm beverage.  There will be a drawing for a gift card to the Bookstore at Fitger's.  Happy Reading!
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, February 01, 2018
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, February 01, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Fruit and Veggie ID and Tasting. Staff from the coop will bring familiar and unusual fruits and vegetables to taste and try, and recipes too!
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 1 hr 58 min

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 03, 2018
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Students from UMD's Accounting department will be on hand to help with tax preparation. First come, first served. See our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 05, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Students from UMD's Accounting department will be on hand to help with tax preparation. First come, first served. See our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 1 hr 52 min

Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Students from UMD's Accounting department will be on hand to help with tax preparation. First come, first served. See our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
What is a "Folk School?" The simplest explanation is that it's a place where people can learn new skills.

Learn more about the new Duluth Folk School and what it offers when DFS Director and Co-founder, Bryan French, visits the library. Whether it's learning hand skills like knitting and hat-making or how to install solar panels or raise backyard chickens, the Duluth Folk School brings people together to work with their hands, and to learn skills, arts, and crafts.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Get out your favorite hat!
Duluth Folk School instructor and milliner, Emily Moe, brings the art of hatmaking to the Duluth Public Library. Learn about what inspires her creations and how she makes them. Some of her work will also be on display.

Hats are not required to attend, but they are encouraged!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
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, February 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Students from UMD's Accounting department will be on hand to help with tax preparation. First come, first served. See our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 12, 2018
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Led by Cindy Storm and Patricia Michals RN, MS, this program provides information about mental illnesses, combats stigma, and offers helpful hints on how to talk about mental illness.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a variety of creative projects at our Tuesday Crafternoons for Adults!  Including coloring, dot-to-dot, painting, Zentangle squares, and cardmaking.  Fun and relaxing.  We have something for every adult to enjoy!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace.

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, February 16, 2018
Time
10:30 AM
Description
This is a review and explanation of both vintage and new age aprons with historical details of styles, types, and embellishments. Patrons are invited to bring their own aprons and share stories and details about them. Vintage aprons bring our a lot of fond memories and stories of women from the past, often relatives and grandmothers. Aprons tell women's history through a homespun, common cover up.

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

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated R; 1 hr 59 min

Jeff Bauman loses both of his legs when two bombs explode during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the suspects, but his own battle is just beginning. With unwavering support from his family and girlfriend, Bauman embarks on a long and heroic journey to physical and emotional rehabilitation.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, February 16, 2018
Time
3:30 PM
Description
This is a review and explanation of both vintage and new age aprons with historical details of styles, types, and embellishments. Patrons are invited to bring their own aprons and share stories and details about them. Vintage aprons bring our a lot of fond memories and stories of women from the past, often relatives and grandmothers. Aprons tell women's history through a homespun, common cover up.

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

Title
Date
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Students from UMD's Accounting department will be on hand to help with tax preparation. First come, first served. See our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

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

Log your activities - read or listen to a book, magazine or newspaper OR attend a book club or library program.

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly prize drawings. Add an extra point for every library program you attend OR anything you read that fits the READING WITHOUT WALLS challenge!

The Grand Prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble and $30 gift card to the Whole Foods Co-Op.

Every Monday three winners will be drawn for gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Caribou Coffee & Marcus Theatres.

On Fridays there will be an additional drawing for these prizes:

Jan 19th 2 TICKETS TO THE DULUTH PLAYHOUSE
Jan 26th 2 TICKETS TO RENEGADE THEATRE
Feb 2nd 2 TICKETS TO THE UNDERGROUND
Feb 9th 2 TICKETS TO THE DEPOT
Feb 16th 2 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO ON THE ROCKS ART STUDIO

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read, such as a graphic novel, a book on disc or an ebook.