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June 2 - August 15, 2014

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Bring your imagination and the library will supply the LEGOs! For kids in grades K-5. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 

Registration notes: Please include an email address or phone number for a reminder before the event. If you are on the waiting list, you will receive notification if a space opens up for you. Please register each individual child who will be attending.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Toy Story of Terror: rated TV-G; 30 minutes
Casper's Halloween Special: not rated; 25 minutes

TOY STORY OF TERROR:
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story of TERROR!

CASPER'S HALLOWEEN SPECIAL:
It's Halloween Night at the haunted house and a certain friendly ghost leaps at the chance to experience the delights of the night "just like a real boy." Donning a simple costume and counting on his natural coloration to carry him the rest of the way, Casper sets out for night of tricks and treats. The treats arrive in the form of a gang of orphan kids out for the night who accept Casper as one of the gang. But the tricks come in hard and heavy as Hairy Scary and the ghostly gang from the haunted house set out to do the Halloween duty and scare any who cross their path. And who better to bedevil than the kids who think it's cool to hang with the sweetest specter that ever spooked?
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Rated G; 66 minutes

Wear your costume, and after the movie we'll parade through the library.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Monday, November 10, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

A free interactive poetry event for children and families, led by Susan Marie Swanson, author of the Caldecott Medal winning book The House in the Night. Swanson will read poems about night and then lead the audience to create their own night poetry. The event is targeted toward kids in grades K-5, but other ages are welcome.

Swanson’s other books for children include Getting Used to the Dark: 26 Night Poems and four picture books. Awards for her writing include fellowships in poetry from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board, as well as the McKnight Artist Fellowship in Children’s Literature. In addition, she has been writing with children in arts education programs for many years, teaching in the COMPAS school residency program, in the school partnerships program of the American Swedish Institute, and in summer arts programs at St. Paul Academy, the Friends School of Minnesota, and the Loft Literary Center. Swanson lives with her family in St. Paul.

Sponsored by the Spirit of the Lake Poetry Series, with funding from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, November 17, 2014
Time
4:30 PM
Description

Kids can read out loud to Tracy or Tanzy, registered therapy dogs. It's a great way to practice reading, develop reading fluency and have fun with a warm, furry friend.

Come to the library and sign up for a reading time (sorry - no advance registrations).

Choose a book or bring one from home.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Discover how magic and science work together to create illusions that will astound your friends and family. Learn some basic tricks used by some of the great magicians.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

For children from birth to 36 months. 20 minutes of simple stories and fingerplays for infants and toddlers with parents.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
11:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. Parents are welcome to attend with their preschoolers but may also treat it as a first independent activity for their children.

Meet in Youth Services. We'll go to one of the library meeting rooms if it's available.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Drop in with your Kindle, Nook, or other eReader. Library staff will help you learn how to download ebooks from the OverDrive downloadable books service. No registration or appointments are needed.
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Friday, November 21, 2014
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Rated PG; 98 minutes

Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd (who narrates), the film centers on Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother (Melinda Dillon) that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father (Darren McGavin) regarding a sexy lamp.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Bring your imagination and the library will supply the LEGOs! For kids in grades K-5. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. 

Registration notes: Please include an email address or phone number for a reminder before the event. If you are on the waiting list, you will receive notification if a space opens up for you. Please register each individual child who will be attending.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
10:15 AM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays.

Location
Youth Services Area
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Time
6:30 PM
Description

30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays. 

Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Duluth Public Library's Summer Reading Program for ages birth - preschool! This program is intended help prepare children to be ready to read through talking, writing, reading, singing and playing together. Log minutes spent on these early literacy practices to earn prizes at the 5 and 15 hour marks, and when 25 hours are reached, choose a book to keep and be entered into a drawing for a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card! Every additional 25 hours logged earns another entry into the drawing.
Reviews
Title
the ants go marching
Author
Jeffrey Scherer
ISBN
978-0-54-534603-0
Review
One of his favorite books
Rating
Public/Private
Yes
Title
Easy Street
Rating
Public/Private
Yes