Duluth Public Library Winter Reading Program
January 13 to February 24, 2018

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
This workshop will include smelt puppets, silver crowns and smelt parade accessories. Everyone is encouraged to make costumes and wear silver. All ages welcome.

Celebrate the the seventh annual Run Smelt Run Puppet Parade and smelt fry on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

About Magic Smelt:
The Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe aims to invigorate the natural healing power of people by creating imaginative spectacles using puppets, masks, costumes, dance and music. We invite participation by people of all ages, to celebrate seasonal events, specific moments and particular places. We provide opportunities for joyful immersion in collective spirit.

Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Rated R; 2 hrs 10 min 
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Rest. Restore. Rejuvenate.
Wellness Day at the Duluth Public Library
Saturday, April 28 . 11 am - 4 pm
From massages and coloring to light therapy and acupuncture, it's time to de-stress and get healthy at DPL! All participants can enter to win a Fit Kit to help stay on track! 
Green Room
11 am - Noon . "It's Our Life - Let's LIVE It!"  Get tips on how to live each day fully from City of Duluth's Wellness Coordinator, Angel Hohenstein.
12:30 - 1:30 pm . Learn more about Acupuncture from Kristina Polzin of Superior Being Acupuncture & Wellness.  
2 - 4 pm . De-stress in the Green Room while you color. Healthy snacks will be available while supplies last. 
Gold Room
1 - 4 pm . Sign up for a chair massage. (Space is limited.) 
Lobby
Noon - 4 pm . Clip on a free pedometer and take a walk. Walk enough steps and enter to win a gift card to Whole Foods Co-op! 
Plaza
1 - 2 pm . Hop on The Sunspot Bus and fight the winter blues with light therapy. (Space is limited.)


Sponsored by:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
City of Duluth
Duluth Library Foundation
Friends of the Duluth Public Library
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Time
11:30 AM
Description
Do you want to eat more plant-based meals because . . .

it's good for your health?

it's good for the environment?

it's good for animals?

it's delicious?

your son or daughter is vegan and you have no idea what to feed them? 

Whatever your reasons, come to THE VEGAN COOKBOOK CLUB to share great recipes and meet new friends!

Bring one or more vegan cookbooks from the collection of the Duluth Public Library and one or more recipes from the books that you have tried or would like to try. If possible, bring a few copies of the recipe to share. Also bring your questions and discoveries about plant-based cooking and baking. 

For more information, contact facilitator Bonnie Ambrosi bonnieambrosi@gmail.com

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Friday, May 04, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
PG-13 | 1h 55min | Crime, Drama, Mystery 

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Senior Moments at Mount Royal Branch Library

Second Tuesday of the month at 11 am

May 8: Connecting with Nature through Birds
Duluth is one of the Midwest's best places to experience nature through watching and listening to birds.  This talk by naturalist, Dave Benson, will take you through a year of birds and birding in Duluth.

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join us for a variety of creative projects at our Tuesday Crafternoons for Adults!  Including coloring, dot-to-dot, painting, Zentangle squares, and cardmaking.  Fun and relaxing.  We have something for every adult to enjoy!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
MN DNR's wildfire prevention specialist, Jeff Jackson, will be discussing wildfire in Northern Minnesota and creating defensible space around structures in the Wildland-Urban interface.
Location
Senior Center Meeting Room
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, May 11, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
R | 2h 10min | Action, Drama, History 

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 14, 2018
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Book Bingo - If you like bingo, you'll love book bingo - instead of numbers we draw book titles!  Play to win a gift card to Barnes & Noble.



Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Maria shares from her journal that she wrote along the trails which ran for her from Fort Riley, Kansas to Fort Abercrombie on the border of Minnesota and the Dakota Territories. She details the difficulties of travel for the oxcarts, wagons, and people. The story she tells includes frontier recipes for food and remedies which were prepared over campfires or using camp ovens in rudimentary settings. Don't miss this exciting enactment of 1858 history.  For ages 10-adult.

This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole
with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

A whip-smart, hysterical dramedy about a family in crisis after the disappearance of its brilliant, misanthropic matriarch. Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.  Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic. To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.

New members welcome!

The DPL Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month from August to May, at 6:30-7:30 pm in the Gold Room of the Main Library. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk of the Main Library 4 weeks before the meeting.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 18, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
PG-13 | 1h 45min | Action, Crime, Drama

A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
In honor of National Pet Month, join us for a Pet Appreciation Day!

11-1: Share stories, play pet trivia, color and more. Bring a photo of your pet to enter in a drawing for a gift card to Petco! At noon, Shawna Weaver from Animal Allies will stop by with Isi, their therapy dog, to share how pets improve our lives.

2pm: Movie - The Secret Life of Pets Rated PG; 1 hr 30 min
Find out what pets do when you're not at home!
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Pet Party Movie!

The Secret Life of Pets 
Rated PG; 1 hr 30 min

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any biography or autobiography about a comedian.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

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Program Information
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.

Every 5 points you log will earn you an entry in the weekly prize drawings. Add an extra point for every library program you attend OR anything you read that fits the READING WITHOUT WALLS challenge!

The Grand Prize is a $100 gift card to Barnes & Noble and $30 gift card to the Whole Foods Co-Op.

Every Monday three winners will be drawn for gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Caribou Coffee & Marcus Theatres.

On Fridays there will be an additional drawing for these prizes:

Jan 19th 2 TICKETS TO THE DULUTH PLAYHOUSE
Jan 26th 2 TICKETS TO RENEGADE THEATRE
Feb 2nd 2 TICKETS TO THE UNDERGROUND
Feb 9th 2 TICKETS TO THE DEPOT
Feb 16th 2 GIFT CERTIFICATES TO ON THE ROCKS ART STUDIO

The Reading Without Walls Challenge

1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read, such as a graphic novel, a book on disc or an ebook.