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

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth - PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Zentangle is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Learn about the Zentangle Method and create your own original Zentangle tile. The free program is led by certified Zentangle teachers Sara Lorbiecki-Brown and Kate Kebbekus. 

Registration required; session is limited to 12 participants, ages 16 and up.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Need to know how to make yourself invisible? How to sleep for nine days? Put a spell on a thief? These and other secrets will be revealed in Duluth author Margi Preus's presentation about West of the Moon, a novel inspired by an old family diary, true immigrant stories, and Scandinavian folk and fairy tales. Preus will talk about how she combined history, fiction and folklore to create this "mesmerizing tale of Astri's treacherous and harrowing mid-19th century emigration to America." (Booklist, starred review) Enhanced by slides and storytelling, the presentation is appropriate and entertaining for young (ages 10 and up) and old alike.

Margi Preus is the author of several books for young readers, including the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor book Heart of a Samurai, and two books concerning Norway, the multi-award winning books Shadow on the Mountain and West of the Moon. Her newest books include The Bamboo Sword, a companion to Heart of a Samurai, and Enchantment Lake, a mystery set in northern Minnesota. 

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

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The 2008 financial crisis is seen through the lens of unorthodox moneymen, who foresaw the consequences of the fraudulent mortgage-lending practices of large banks on Wall Street. Christian Bale plays Michael Burry, a former hedge-fund manager who was one of the first to forecast the collapse of the credit bubble due to excessive subprime lending. Steve Carell is Mark Baum (based on the real-life Steve Eisman), a money manager who rose to fame after successfully betting against subprime mortgages. 

Rated R; 2 hours, 10 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Create a graphic memoir page - the story of one day in words and pictures. The focus is on "today;" we'll discover and capture the beauty, whimsy and unity of everyday life. Using simple techniques, everyone will create a colorful, fun and meaningful graphic memoir page suitable for framing. 

Paid for in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 16, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month choose any book of short stories. Ask library staff for suggestions.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
6:30 PM
Description
This month's title: Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer by Novella Carpenter.

When Novella Carpenter--captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies--moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakland and discovers a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop.

What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys, geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren't pets. Novella is raising these animals for dinner.

An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, fascinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful mediation on what we give up to live the way we do today.

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, May 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM
Description
In this gothic romance set at the turn of the 20th century, a mysterious stranger named Sir Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston) woos young author Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) and brings her as his bride to his mansion atop a clay mountain in Cumbria, England. There, Edith meets Sharpe's strange and secretive sister Lucille (Jessica Chastain), and learns that her new home holds many disturbing secrets that will force her to fight for her sanity and her very life.

Rated R; 1 hour, 59 minutes
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
1:00 PM
Description
What have you always wanted to know about Indians? There are eleven reservations in Minnesota, many throughout the Arrowhead Region, but the native and nonnative worlds rarely interact in a way that lets us really learn from one another. White/Indian relations are often characterized by guilt and anger. With an eye for safe space and a deep knowledge of the Ojibwe language, culture, and history, author Anton Treuer will answer your questions. This presentation is a conversation-with you. Treuer gives a frank, funny, and sometimes personal tour of Indian country that cuts through the emotion and builds a foundation for true understanding and positive action.

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

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Location
Conference Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Zentangle is a fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Learn about the Zentangle Method and create your own original Zentangle tile. The free program is led by certified Zentangle teachers Sara Lorbiecki-Brown and Kate Kebbekus. 

Registration required; session is limited to 12 participants, ages 16 and up.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

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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.