Duluth Public Library Winter Reading Program
January 9 - February 27, 2016

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth - PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Do you have greeting cards you don't want to throw out but there are too many to keep? Brianna Borka will show you how to recycle them into an assortment of mini gift boxes. Great for Valentine gifts, for giving little trinkets or for storing small treasures. Bring your own cards or use some of the ones we'll supply.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
John Clark (Richard Gere) is a workaholic Chicago lawyer who, despite a respectable paycheck and loving family, is unable to shake the feeling that something in his life is missing. On a whim, John disrupts his normal evening commute to attend a dance class in hopes of meeting Paulina (Jennifer Lopez), a beautiful dance teacher he would occasionally spot gazing out of the studio windows. Though Paulina quickly lays to rest any preconceived romantic notions John may have had about her, she nonetheless forms a bond with him that goes beyond those normally held by a teacher and student. Invigorated with his new hobby, John focuses his newfound enthusiasm into training for an upcoming dance competition; however, he chooses not to let his wife (Susan Sarandon) in on his plans. Unaware that dance may be, in fact, saving her marriage, John's wife becomes suspicious of all the time he spends away from home and hires a private investigator to find out whether or not her husband is having an affair. Ultimately, John is forced to examine how his old dreams fit in to his new life.

Celebrate Valentine's Day early with treats and a special prize!

Rated PG-13; 106 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 13, 2016
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 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Learn from a pro! Competitive jigsaw puzzling is an international sport; St. Paul hosts the largest contest in the country. Workshop presenter Valerie Coit is a veteran jigsaw competitor with multiple titles under her belt, as well as a member of the 2015 championship team from the St. Paul Winter Carnival contest. In addition to sharing puzzling pointers, we'll host a mini-competition during the workshop so you can get firsthand competitive puzzling experience.

Duluth has a yearly puzzle competition; this is a great chance to learn the ropes and prepare for your new favorite hobby!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This month's title: The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

The Round House won the National Book Award for fiction.

One of the most revered novelists of our time-a brilliant chronicler of Native-American life-Louise Erdrich returns to the territory of her bestselling, Pulitzer Prize finalist The Plague of Doves with The Round House, transporting readers to the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. It is an exquisitely told story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that upends and forever transforms his family.

Riveting and suspenseful, The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction-at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture.


Copies of each month's book are available for checkout at the Main Library's circulation desk four weeks before the meeting. For more information, call 730-4200/option 6. New members are always welcome!
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 20, 2016
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 22, 2016
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 http://www.duluthlibrary.org/programs-events/tax-help/ for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month we're "cooking the books." See library staff for suggestions.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, February 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
A retired successful business owner and widower (Robert De Niro) lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman (Anne Hathaway) in this Warner Bros. comedy.

Rated PG-13; 2 hrs., 1 min.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 27, 2016
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 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description
How well can you predict the award winners? Fill out a ballot; whoever has the most correct answers will win a prize, including 2 tickets to Zinema 2! Today we're showing two of this year's nominated films:

10:45 - 11 am: Movie Trivia
11 am - Bridge of Spies  (rated PG-13; 142 minutes)

2:15 - 2:30 pm: Movie Trivia
2:30 pm: The Martian (rated PG-13; 144 minutes)


Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 29, 2016
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 http://www.duluthlibrary.org/programs-events/tax-help/ for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 05, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Did you know that Minnesotans were the first to volunteer troops to fight in the Civil War? Did you know that Minnesotans fired the first shots at the beginning of America's involvement in the Pacific war during World War II? Did you know that a famous Minnesota aviator was the first to make a solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, stretching and proving the capabilities of aircraft?

Arn Kind, a teacher for the past 37 years, will share his love of history and provide a hands-on experience about the many ways the state of Minnesota was first. Join us for an exciting look at Minnesota history!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description
In this historical drama set during the Cold War, a Brooklyn attorney (Tom Hanks) is tasked with negotiating a prisoner exchange between an American pilot who was shot down over the USSR and a Soviet spy serving a 45-year sentence for espionage against the U.S. Bridge of Spies was directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen.

Rated PG-13; 135 minutes
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

It is easy to sign up for the Winter Reading Program. Just click on the Sign Me Up button.
Important Messages
Welcome to DPL's Winter 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 prizes!

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly prize drawings for gift cards to Caribou Coffee, Marcus Theatres and Barnes and Noble.

Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Card from Barnes and Noble.