Duluth Public Library Cabin Fever Reliever Winter Reading Program
January 12 - February 28, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, March 27, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Alvin Straight (Richard Farnsworth) is an ailing widower in his early 70's who lives in Laurens, Iowa. Alvin learns that his brother Lyle (Harry Dean Stanton) has suffered a stroke and may not have long to live. Alvin and Lyle haven't spoken in 10 years, which Alvin says is mainly a matter of pride and alcohol; Alvin wants to clear his slate with his brother before it's too late. However, Lyle lives in Wisconsin, and Alvin has little money, no car, and no driver's license. He does, however, have a riding lawn mower, and so Alvin hops on board and heads northeast to Wisconsin, hoping to make it while there's still time.
Rated G; 112 minutes.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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 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, March 30, 2015
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, March 30, 2015
Time
5:30 PM
Description

Building on the information learned in the World Wide Web class, discover more web tips and create your own free email account.


Classes are free but registration is required: Sign up at the Main Library's Fiction/Media Desk, call 218-730-4200/option 6 (library), or call 218-336-8790 (Adult Basic Ed).
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Soudan Mine began as an iron ore mine, but today it is a Minnesota State Park, bat hibernacula, world-renowned particle physics lab, and national historic landmark. Join James Pointer, Interpretive Supervisor at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, and Al Lipke, Outreach Education Coordinator at Soudan Underground Physics Lab, as they take us from the opening of the mine in 1882 to the current search for exotic neutrino particles and dark matter.

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

Title
Date
Friday, April 03, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Anthony Hopkins stars as C.S. "Jack" Lewis, an Oxford professor and successful author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of children's fantasy novels. A confirmed bachelor, Jack's existence is an inward life of the mind. Jack has been corresponding with an American woman, Joy Gresham (Debra Winger), who arrives to visit him with her young son (Joseph Mazzello) in tow. She tells Jack that she has fled from an abusive husband, and Jack astonishes friends and family by agreeing to a platonic marriage with Joy so that she can obtain British citizenship. The relationship between Joy and Jack becomes a genuine romance, and their marriage turns into a real commitment.
Rated PG; 133 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 04, 2015
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 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, April 06, 2015
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
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Drop in to play board games or use the Wii U.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Soudan Mine began as an iron ore mine, but today it is a Minnesota State Park, bat hibernacula, world-renowned particle physics lab, and national historic landmark. Join James Pointer, Interpretive Supervisor at Soudan Underground Mine State Park, and Al Lipke, Outreach Education Coordinator at Soudan Underground Physics Lab, as they take us from the opening of the mine in 1882 to the current search for exotic neutrino particles and dark matter.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Location: Spirit of the North Theater, Fitger's Brewery Complex, 600 E. Superior St.

The author of The Dance Boots will talk about her book, sharing the inspiration for the stories, characters and settings.

There will be appetizers and a cash bar at 6:30, before the talk. The Oshkii Giizhik singers, an ensemble of Ojibwe women, will open the event. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographing.

A One Book, One Community event.


Location
Off-site
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
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
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description

This month's title: The Dance Boots by Linda LeGarde Grover. (The 2015 One Book, One Community title)

Linda Grover will be joining us at the meeting.

This stirring collection of linked stories portrays an Ojibwe community struggling to follow traditional ways of life in the face of a relentlessly changing world. A cycle of boarding schools, alcoholism, and violence haunts these stories even as the characters find beauty and solace in their large extended families. With its attention to the Ojibwe language, customs, and history, this unique collection of riveting stories illuminates the very nature of storytelling. The Dance Boots narrates a century's evolution of Native Americans making choices and compromises, often dictated by a white majority, as they try to balance survival, tribal traditions, and obligations to future generations.

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
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war.
Rated PG-13; 137 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description

In 1894, two Wisconsin game wardens went to arrest Ojibwe chief Joe White for hunting deer out of season, despite treaty rights. During the altercation, White was fatally shot in the back; the game wardens were acquitted of manslaughter by an all-white jury. UMD American Indian Studies Assistant Professor Erik Redix explores this incident in his book, The Murder of Joe White: Ojibwe Leadership and Colonialism in Wisconsin, setting the scene of decades of struggle by the Ojibwe to resist removal to the reservation.

A One Book. One Community event


Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
How to boost your bank account/save for goals/FAIM-matched savings

This brown bag lunch session is co-sponsored by Community Action Duluth. Feel free to bring a bag lunch; coffee will be provided.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month we'll be discussing novels written for teens. Stop in at West Duluth Branch Library for some suggested titles.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
5:30 PM
Description

Learn basic word processing skills, such as creating, editing and saving new documents.


Classes are free but registration is required: Sign up at the Main Library's Fiction/Media Desk, call 218-730-4200/option 6 (library), or call 218-336-8790 (Adult Basic Ed).
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Cloquet native Tim Jollymore sets his novels in Minnesota.His presentation uses video, dramatic reading, PowerPoint slides and poetry to illustrate his novel "Listener in the Snow," a tale about a mixed-race hero, Ojibwa and Scandinavian legends, and the (fictional) winter storm of the century.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
How to boost your credit score/fix errors on your report/twin accounts - credit building

This brown bag lunch session is co-sponsored by Community Action Duluth. Feel free to bring a bag lunch; coffee will be provided.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
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
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
How to protect yourself/use consumer protections/financial and employment coaching

This brown bag lunch session is co-sponsored by Community Action Duluth. Feel free to bring a bag lunch; coffee will be provided.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
How to reduce your debt/deal with collections/common cents financial and homebuyer education

This brown bag lunch session is co-sponsored by Community Action Duluth. Feel free to bring a bag lunch; coffee will be provided.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Description
How to tap into programs/opportunities to increase your bottom line/health insurance and SNAP enrollments

This brown bag lunch session is co-sponsored by Community Action Duluth. Feel free to bring a bag lunch; coffee will be provided.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
In this horror thriller, an unsuspecting family contends with a series of bizarre and unexplained deaths after opening their home to a soldier who swore he'd look after them after seeing their son killed in combat.
Rated R; 97 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
More than 2.5 million young men enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. Many of them felt that experience was the most important event in their lives, turning them from boys into men. Author/songwriter Bill Jamerson has researched the CCC, produced a documentary film for Michigan PBS, recorded a CD of related songs and written an historical novel. He'll share some of of his information in this musical storytelling program.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 24, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description

Location: Teatro Zuccone, 222 E. Superior St., Duluth

Admission: $5.00

A contemporary, unvarnished story of a Native American family who moves from their northern Minnesota reservation home to the faster-paced urban environment of Minneapolis. Follow the Red Elk family as they experience city culture and gain insight into their culture and traditions. Director William Eigen will be on hand for a question & answer session following the film.

(not rated; 98 minutes)

A One Book, One Community event


Location
Off-site
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Is Bigfoot in our backyard? Find out when members of the Northern Minnesota Bigfoot Research Team come to the library to talk about their findings.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
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, and you could be eligible to win weekly prizes!

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly prize drawings.

Grand Prize is a Nook Tablet.