Duluth Public Library Winter Reading Program
January 20 to February 25, 2017

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
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
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by author Ann Rule.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
The library is partnering with Adult Basic Education and the Workforce Development Center to bring this free series for job seekers: Jump Start Your Job Search!

If you're looking for a job, this month-long workshop will help you succeed! Learn basic computer skills, get tips on writing a stand-out cover letter or resume, and get help from hiring professionals in the form of resume feedback or mock interviews! 

To sign up for any of the events in the "Jump Start Your Job Search" series, please call the Adult Education office at 218-336-8790.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 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, March 02, 2017
Time
5:30 PM
Description
The library is partnering with Adult Basic Education and the Workforce Development Center to bring this free series for job seekers: Jump Start Your Job Search!

If you're looking for a job, this month-long workshop will help you succeed! Learn basic computer skills, get tips on writing a stand-out cover letter or resume, and get help from hiring professionals in the form of resume feedback or mock interviews! 

To sign up for any of the events in the "Jump Start Your Job Search" series, please call the Adult Education office at 218-336-8790.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Friday, March 3 - Queen of Katwe, Rated PG; 124 min 

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
11 am - Noon GREEN ROOM 
From nutrition to stress management to simple stretching techniques, find out the little things you can do each day to feel better from the City of Duluth's Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein.
Noon - 1 pm LIBRARY PLAZA 
Hop on The Sunspot Bus and fight the winter blues with light therapy. Many Duluthians suffer from vitamin D deficiency and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Climb on board and take in some light while you sit back and relax.
Noon - 2 pm GREEN ROOM 
De-stress in the Green Room while you color, do a puzzle or get a chair massage (space is limited - first come first serve!) Healthy snacks will also be available to try, while supplies last.
Noon - 2 pm LIBRARY 
Clip on a step tracker and take a walk around the library. Walk enough steps and you can enter to win a gift card to Whole Food Coop!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Put a spring in your step!  Book Bingo and Adult Coloring will alternate on Mondays this spring.  Bring your lunch and join us for some lunch-time fun!

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 the Bookstore at Fitger's.

Adult Coloring - Relieve stress and get your creativity flowing!  Fun and relaxing.  Coloring supplies will be provided.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Twin Ports Genealogical Society leads this discussion about what to do when you hit a "brick wall" in your genealogical research. Learn about potential solutions and resources that may help you make a break through!

The Twin Ports Genealogical Society 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, March 09, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The library is partnering with Adult Basic Education and the Workforce Development Center to bring this free series for job seekers: Jump Start Your Job Search!

If you're looking for a job, this month-long workshop will help you succeed! Learn basic computer skills, get tips on writing a stand-out cover letter or resume, and get help from hiring professionals in the form of resume feedback or mock interviews! 

Workshop #1:
From 4 to 4:45 pm, learn 11 things that you didn't know about job searching. From 5 to 5:45, we'll work on resume and cover letter prep. Then, from 6 to 7:30, will be free time to work on your job search, resume, or cover letter, with professionals on hand to answer questions!

To sign up for any of the events in the "Jump Start Your Job Search" series, please call the Adult Education office at 218-336-8790.

Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a wave of feminist activism and organizing broke on the shores of the Twin Ports. Its impact has shaped and transformed the lives of women and men in this community, the nation, and the world. Beginning with one of the first rape crisis programs and battered women's shelters in the country, pioneering organizations sprang up all over Duluth.  

Join us as Beth Bartlett, author of Making Waves: Wisdom for Today from the History of Feminist Organizations in the Twin Ports and professor of Women's Studies at UMD,  provides an overview of the histories of ten of these long-lived grassroots feminist organizations, including the Program to Aid Victims of Sexual Assault (PAVSA), Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center, the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP), the Women's Health Center, the Northcountry Women's Coffeehouse, the Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (CASDA), Women's Transitional Housing, Mending the Sacred Hoop, Aurora: A Northland Lesbian Center, and the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO).

Today, so many of the advances for women brought about these organizations are under threat.  Now more than ever we need the wisdom and inspiration of these feminist movers and shakers to guide us in continuing to work to secure a just future in which women and people of all races, classes, sexualities, ages, and abilities are respected.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 10, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Friday, March 10 - Sully, Rated PG-13; 96 min

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
10-10:20 Registration and refreshments
10:20-10:40 Welcome from TPGS and DPL
10:30-10:40 Genealogy resources at the Duluth
Public Library: Richmond Kinney, Library
Supervisor
10:40-11:40 Using timelines in your research:
Bobbi Hoyt, TPGS President
11:40- 12:40 DNA... Making sense of the data:
Eileen Gannon
12:40 - 1:15 Researching at the Family History
Center and online at FamilySearch.org: Midge
Foster, Family History Center volunteer
1:15 Door Prizes and event evaluation
(must be present to win)

The Twin Ports Genealogical Society 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, March 13, 2017
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
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The library is partnering with Adult Basic Education and the Workforce Development Center to bring this free series for job seekers: Jump Start Your Job Search!

If you're looking for a job, this month-long workshop will help you succeed! Learn basic computer skills, get tips on writing a stand-out cover letter or resume, and get help from hiring professionals in the form of resume feedback or mock interviews! 

Workshop #2:
From 4 to 4:45 pm, learn tips for building your resume. From 5 to 5:45, we'll talk about building your cover letter. Then, from 6 to 7:30, will be free time to work on your job search, resume, or cover letter, with professionals on hand to answer questions!

To sign up for any of the events in the "Jump Start Your Job Search" series, please call the Adult Education office at 218-336-8790.

Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
2017 is the 100th anniversary of the America's entry into the Great War, now known as World War I. 
Commemorate the Centennial of The First World War by coming to see "Minnesota in the Great War."

The First World War, which for America, lasted only 19 months involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. They served in the army, navy, marine corps and medical corps. Of that number more than 1,400 were killed in battle or fatally wounded. Another 2,000 died of disease; many from the flu epidemic which broke out during the war. Learn about the huge sacrifice that our state made as you learn about the life of the typical Minnesota soldier or "Doughboy."

Learn about the new technologies that were introduced during the war. Technologies like the airplane, the submarine, and the tank, made the Great War the first "industrial war." Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and on seas that were far more lethal than anything that had come before. 

This interactive program will bring, what has become a mostly forgotten war, to life for you.

Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life-as she sees it-is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. 
UNTIL TODAY 
And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

New members welcome!

The DPL Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from September 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, March 17, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Friday, March 17 - Deepwater Horizon, Rated PG-13; 97 min

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.


Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
2017 is the 100th anniversary of the America's entry into the Great War, now known as World War I. 
Commemorate the Centennial of The First World War by coming to see "Minnesota in the Great War."

The First World War, which for America, lasted only 19 months involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. They served in the army, navy, marine corps and medical corps. Of that number more than 1,400 were killed in battle or fatally wounded. Another 2,000 died of disease; many from the flu epidemic which broke out during the war. Learn about the huge sacrifice that our state made as you learn about the life of the typical Minnesota soldier or "Doughboy."

Learn about the new technologies that were introduced during the war. Technologies like the airplane, the submarine, and the tank, made the Great War the first "industrial war." Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and on seas that were far more lethal than anything that had come before. 

This interactive program will bring, what has become a mostly forgotten war, to life for you.

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
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, March 18, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
2017 is the 100th anniversary of the America's entry into the Great War, now known as World War I. 
Commemorate the Centennial of The First World War by coming to see "Minnesota in the Great War."

The First World War, which for America, lasted only 19 months involved more than 100,000 men from Minnesota. They served in the army, navy, marine corps and medical corps. Of that number more than 1,400 were killed in battle or fatally wounded. Another 2,000 died of disease; many from the flu epidemic which broke out during the war. Learn about the huge sacrifice that our state made as you learn about the life of the typical Minnesota soldier or "Doughboy."

Learn about the new technologies that were introduced during the war. Technologies like the airplane, the submarine, and the tank, made the Great War the first "industrial war." Minnesotans found themselves on battlefields and on seas that were far more lethal than anything that had come before. 

This interactive program will bring, what has become a mostly forgotten war, to life for you.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Put a spring in your step!  Book Bingo and Adult Coloring will alternate on Mondays this spring.  Bring your lunch and join us for some lunch-time fun!

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 the Bookstore at Fitger's.

Adult Coloring - Relieve stress and get your creativity flowing!  Fun and relaxing.  Coloring supplies will be provided.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
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
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by author Ann Patchett.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
The library is partnering with Adult Basic Education and the Workforce Development Center to bring this free series for job seekers: Jump Start Your Job Search!

If you're looking for a job, this month-long workshop will help you succeed! Learn basic computer skills, get tips on writing a stand-out cover letter or resume, and get help from hiring professionals in the form of resume feedback or mock interviews! 

Gold Room from 4 to 6 pm:
Bring in your resume for critique, and/or practice your interview skills in a mock interview with local Human Resource professionals!

Workshop #3 in the Computer Lab:
From 4 to 4:45 pm, learn about preparing for a job fair. From 5 to 5:45, we'll talk about building your resume. Then, from 6 to 7:30, will be free time to work on your job search, resume, or cover letter, with professionals on hand to answer questions!

To sign up for any of the events in the "Jump Start Your Job Search" series, please call the Adult Education office at 218-336-8790.

Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
What was it like to have a baby in 1936? How about 1962? Having a baby is a significant event in a woman's life, but stories of those events are rarely included in the historical record. This presentation includes interviews with women who had babies in those eras, and sheds some light on the history of birth in Duluth. Learn how it moved from homes and midwives to hospitals and male doctors, and now sometimes back again.  This presentation will also share excerpts of "Mothers of a Silent Generation" (working title), a theatrical presentation based on the oral history interviews with these women and discussion of merging history and theatre.

Gina Temple-Rhodes is an independent researcher and oral historian from Duluth, MN who is passionate about recording stories from elders. She began researching the history of birth in Duluth in 2011 by interviewing women who had given birth in the 1930s-1950s and was inspired to dig deeper into the historical record to find details about this seldom-recorded topic. 

Angie B. Frank is the director of Heart Theatre in Duluth, MN.  Heart Theatre practices theatre in non-traditional places with underrepresented voices, as a means to address social justice issues. Participants and audiences experience theatre as a tool for transformation through the telling and hearing of each others' stories. Angie is currently working on a play related to birth story oral histories in Duluth. 



Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Friday, March 24 - The Accountant, Rated R; 128 min 

Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.



Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Drop-in anytime 10 am to noon to play games with your family. We will provide a Wii and Board Games appropriate for a wide range of ages or you can bring your own. 

Kids age 7 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
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, March 25, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Finding Dory Movie 

Rated PG; 103 Minutes 

Walt Disney Pictures

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 27, 2017
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

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Program Information
Welcome to DPL's Winter Reading Program for adults, 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 prizes!

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly prize drawings for gift cards to local businesses.

Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate to The Bookstore at Fitger's.