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

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Wednesday, June 28
Watercolor Whimsy

Utilizing watercolor pencils, participants can craft their own unique bookmark, creating a unique painted artifact.  Come create the perfect accent for the pages of your summer reading list!  Create one for yourself, or for a friend.  Instruction available and experimentation encouraged.  All materials provided.

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
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn how UMD Professor Doug Dunham creates his own unique brand of mathematical art inspired by the works of artist of M.C. Escher. Examples of his work will be on display.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 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, June 30, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self described leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Rated PG; 2 hrs 9 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 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
Friday, July 07, 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, July 07, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Hit man John Wick must kill an Italian crime lord in order to repay a debt to a former colleague. But when the assassination goes awry, Wick finds himself hunted by an international cabal of killers.

Rated R; 2 hrs 2 min
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Time
2:05 PM
Description
Books & Baseball is back!

Sunday, July 9th bring the whole family to Wade Stadium (101 N. 35th Ave W.) and the kids can go out to right field before the game (2:05 pm - 2:45 pm) and the Huskies players will read books to the kids! Clifford the Big Red Dog will also be there!

Stay to watch the Duluth Huskies vs. The Eau Claire Express game at 3:05 pm. 

Children 8 and under will receive a free book sponsored by Michael's, the Duluth Children's Museum, The Duluth Public Library, and the Duluth Public Library Foundation. 

Location
Off-site
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
12:00 PM
Description
If you love Bingo, you'll love Book Bingo. Instead of numbers, we draw book titles.
Bring your lunch and play to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come meet Nora McInerny, author of It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too), host of the Terrible, Thanks for Asking podcast, founder of the nonprofit organization Still Kickin, and contributing editor for Elle.com. 

It's Okay to Laugh is hilarious and heartbreaking and received wide praise from critics and celebs alike (Lena Dunham and Mandy Moore both adore Nora). Terrible, Thanks for Asking was named one of the best new podcasts of 2016 by the Atlantic and recently named one of the top podcasts by GQ. 

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

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

Second Tuesday of the month at 11 am

July 11:
Help to Stay in the Home
Age Well Arrowhead
Information about Age Well Arrowhead's help to stay in the home services include: Groceries-to-Go, Senior Wheels, homemaker help, and chore help. They are all designed to support healthy aging and independence.  Age Well Arrowhead will discuss how their services have helped seniors remain independent and how to access services, and volunteer opportunities with Age Well that support aging and independence of older adults living in our community. 

Aug 8:
Senior Yoga
Gentle Yoga and Stretching for Seniors.  Yoga can help increase flexibility, relax muscles, and reduce anxiety or stress. Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.  



Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
City Sounds--Concerts on the Plaza 

Thursdays, 6 pm - 7 pm

Join us for the sound of big bands on the Library Plaza, rain or shine! 
Chairs will be set up, but feel free to bring your own

Thursday, July 13 - Big Time Jazz Band
Thursday, July 20 - North Shore Big Band
Thursday, July 27 - Duluth Symphonic Winds Community Band
Thursday, August 3 - Windjammers
Thursday, August 10 - Blue Water Big Band

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A grieving man experiences a divine intervention while visiting a nearby shack.

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by Anne Tyler.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
City Sounds--Concerts on the Plaza 

Thursdays, 6 pm - 7 pm

Join us for the sound of big bands on the Library Plaza, rain or shine! 
Chairs will be set up, but feel free to bring your own

Thursday, July 20 - North Shore Big Band
Thursday, July 27 - Duluth Symphonic Winds Community Band
Thursday, August 3 - Windjammers
Thursday, August 10 - Blue Water Big Band

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Western mercenaries and Chinese warriors join forces to battle a supernatural menace that's attacking the Great Wall.

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

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Come hear the authors of the 29th Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards read from their winning titles.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
City Sounds--Concerts on the Plaza 

Thursdays, 6 pm - 7 pm

Join us for the sound of big bands on the Library Plaza, rain or shine! 
Chairs will be set up, but feel free to bring your own

Thursday, July 27 - Duluth Symphonic Winds Community Band
Thursday, August 3 - Windjammers
Thursday, August 10 - Blue Water Big Band

Location
Plaza
Library
Main Library

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