Duluth Public Library Summer Reading Program
June 1 - August 14, 2015

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
5:00 PM
Description
For the second year, Northland readers will be choosing which title will be the 2016 community read. And to reflect the increasing participation across our area, the name of our community reading project has been changed to One Book, One Northland. Readers from Duluth, Superior, Cloquet, Virginia and other northeastern Minnesota communities are all joining together to read and discuss one book. 

Find out the four title choices today at a launch party hosted by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library. Voting will continue through September 30, online or on paper ballots at libraries and bookstores.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 04, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
After the Battle of Gallipoli, an Australian farmer named Connor (Russell Crowe) is devastated to learn that his three sons have been killed in the melee, so he travels to Turkey to locate and retrieve their bodies for buriel. While there, he discovers the possibility that one of his sons is alive and being held as a prisoner of war.

Rated R; 111 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 07, 2015
Library
All Locations

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Bring craft materials in good shape that you no longer use. Swap for something new! Swap stations will include: paper crafts and mixed media, quilting and sewing, knitting and crocheting, embroidery, and jewelry.

Coloring for adults is a hot new trend. We'll have coloring pages and colored pencils available for you to try it out.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Adaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life.

Rated PG-13; 109 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description

This month's title: Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen.

Rebecca Winter is a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life.

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, September 19, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Put on your zoot suit and follow in the footsteps of America's most infamous gangsters as they turned Minnesota into the land of 10,000 crimes. Filled with deadly bank robberies, explosive shootouts, brutal murders, and daring kidnappings, this presentation lets the audience discover the grisly locations where the gangster history will never die. 

See where:
. John Dillinger had his bloody shoot out with the authorities 
. Baby Face Nelson hid out and looked to mow down innocent bystanders 
. Wealthy citizens were kidnapped and held hostage 
. The gangsters' favorite hangouts where they danced the night away
. The Barker-Karpis gang ransacked towns, bribed police, and killed anyone in their way.

Presented by Chad Lewis, investigator of the strange, bizarre and unusual.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The 4th annual Learning & Libations at the Library fundraising event, sponsored by the Duluth Library Foundation, will be a fun-filled evening in a candlelit library. Guests will be served delicious hors d'oeuvres, hear delightful and informative speakers, and can bid on a wonderful selection of gifts at the silent auction. Each guest may attend two sessions of their choice, while enjoying wine and food and mingling in the library after-hours. 

 Cost: $125/couple or $62.50/person 
Register online at www.duluthlibraryfoundation.org or by calling 218-730-4262. 

 Choose from these sessions: 
"Wine Tasting: Terroir, Tips and Tastes" presented by David Devere 
"An Introduction to Ski Waxing" presented by Mick Dodds 
"Farm to Table: A Chef's Perspective" presented by Jill Forte 
"The Port of Duluth-Superior: Mid-America's Gateway" presented by Jerry Fryberger 
"Sinclair Lewis in Duluth" presented by George Killough 
"In His Own Words" presented by Mayor Don Ness 
"Ars Moriendi: On the Art of Dying" presented by Dr. David Sproat 
"The Story of a Duluth Distillery" presented by Joel & Emily Vikre
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month's choice is any title by Liane Moriarty.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basic features of the Nook and how to get free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card. Bring your device and follow along. No registration necessary.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his tight-knit gang of street racers must battle the brother of a defeated nemesis and rescue a software genius from terrorists. The film is dedicated to series regular Paul Walker, who died halfway through production.

Rated PG-13; 140 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Learn computer basics, including use of the mouse and keyboard and parts of the computer. Part 1 of 2.

Classes are free. Space is limited to the first 14 people each week.

Sponsored by the Duluth Public Library, Adult Basic Education and Northstar Digital Literacy
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Learn the basic features of the Kindle, how to link to your Amazon account for apps and content and how to get free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.  Bring your device and follow along. No registration necessary.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Welcome to the Duluth Public Library's Summer 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 prizes.

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

Grand prize is a $150 gift card to Barnes and Noble.