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

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Annual Academy Award Film Double Feature

Get Out
Nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture
Rated R 1 hr; 44 min 
11 am
Main Library Green Room

Check out two of this year's Oscar nominated films, play movie trivia and fill out an Oscar ballot. Whoever gets the most correct wins a gift card to Marcus Theatres!

10:45 - 11 am - Movie Trivia (win a box of candy!)

11 am Movie: Get Out
Rated R; 1hr 44 min 
Nominated for 4 Oscars  including Best Picture
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

1:45 pm - 2 pm Movie Trivia (win a box of candy!)

2 pm Movie: Dunkirk Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 
Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Dunkirk
Rated PG-13; 2 hrs
Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture 

In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

Annual Academy Award Film Double Feature
Check out two of this year's Oscar nominated films, play movie trivia and fill out an Oscar ballot. Whoever gets the most correct wins a gift card to Marcus Theatres!

10:45 - 11 am - Movie Trivia (win a box of candy!)

11 am Movie: Get Out
Rated R; 1hr 44 min 
Nominated for 4 Oscars  including Best Picture
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

1:45 pm - 2 pm Movie Trivia (win a box of candy!)

2 pm Movie: Dunkirk Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 
Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by John Irving or Lionel Shriver.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time
5:00 PM
Description
Bring your children to Mount Royal Library to listen to children's picture books read in Spanish. While they enjoy the stories and activities, a language teacher will be on hand to talk with parents about how to support their children's literacy and biliteracy development. Books in Spanish will be available to check out. This event is targeted towards 4 - 6 year olds. You do not need to speak Spanish to attend. 

Traiga a sus niños a la biblioteca Mount Royal a escuchar libros ilustrados para niños leídos en español. Mientras escuchan los cuentos y disfrutan las actividades, una profesora de lenguaje estará disponible para conversar con los padres acerca de cómo apoyar el alfabetismo y el desarrollo bilingüe de sus niños. Libros en español estarán disponibles para tomar prestado. Este evento es organizado para niños en edades de 4 a 6 años.

Sponsored in part by the Nueva Visión Spanish Immersion at Lowell Elementary School

Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 01, 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, March 02, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 14 min

Through hope, determination, sacrifice and the drive to protect families and communities, the Granite Mountain Hotshots become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country. While most people run from danger, they run toward it -- watching over lives, homes and everything people hold dear, forging a unique brotherhood that comes into focus with one fateful fire in Yarnell, Ariz.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 03, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Earning money as a writer? Is that even possible?
 
Yes!
 
Join us for a panel of accomplished writers who earn their living by putting pen to page. Panelists will discuss how they earn money from a variety of writing roles, from working a full-time job to managing projects as a freelancer. This panel will be helpful to anyone curious about the writing business - including how to submit work for publication, working with clients, and earning your entire living from writing. 

Presented by the Lake Superior Writers

Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 06, 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
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Come to this workshop to learn from a jigsaw puzzling pro! Competitive jigsaw puzzling is an international sport, and Duluth has a yearly contest. This is a great chance to learn the ropes and prepare for your new favorite hobby! Presenter Valerie Coit is a veteran jigsaw competitor with multiple titles under her belt, as well as being a member of the 2015 championship team from the St. Paul Winter Carnival contest. In addition to sharing pointers, she will host a mini-competition during this workshop so participants can get firsthand competitive puzzling experience.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Learn about Indian culture, history, and celebrations through art. Explore the uses of temporary art, or art made from chalk, sand, or rice flour. Rangoli designs are a temporary floor art that people create and redo on a daily basis in India in order to bring good luck and happiness to the home. Create stylized rangoli designs with flour or colored sand, which can be displayed temporarily or transferred to paper. Colored sand can be painted to make a Mandala on paper. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
The Twin Ports Genealogical Society will host this discussion about what to do when you run into "brick walls" in your
genealogical research, and share some of their success stories and techniques to help answer some challenging genealogy questions.

TPGS promotes general interest in genealogy in the greater Duluth-Superior area, assists in preserving the area's
historical records, and helps individuals with their family research.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, March 09, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG; 1 hr 53 min

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 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
Monday, March 12, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 12, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn about Indian culture, history, and celebrations through art. Explore the uses of temporary art, or art made from chalk, sand, or rice flour. Rangoli designs are a temporary floor art that people create and redo on a daily basis in India in order to bring good luck and happiness to the home. Create stylized rangoli designs with flour or colored sand, which can be displayed temporarily or transferred to paper. Colored sand can be painted to make a Mandala on paper. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Paid for in part by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Location
Blue Room
Library
Mount Royal Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Senior Moments at Mount Royal Branch Library

Second Tuesday of the month at 11 am

March 13: Tai Chi 
The gentle exercise, Tai Chi, is a Chinese Martial Art.  It can help maintain or build flexibility, strength, and balance.  Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.  

April 10:We Can Do IT! How the Twin Ports Supported WWII
Explore the different ways the Twin Ports supported the war effort during WWII with the Lake Superior Maritime Museum. From shipping to shipbuilding, it was an all hands on deck effort to win the war.

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
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Learn about Indian culture, history, and celebrations through art. Explore the uses of temporary art, or art made from chalk, sand, or rice flour. Rangoli designs are a temporary floor art that people create and redo on a daily basis in India in order to bring good luck and happiness to the home. Create stylized rangoli designs with flour or colored sand, which can be displayed temporarily or transferred to paper. Colored sand can be painted to make a Mandala on paper. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.

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

Title
Date
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie--magical, comforting, wise beyond her years--promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.

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, March 16, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 9 min

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. When he is recruited to join a firm led by one of the legendary man's former students - the ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) - and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman's career to the test.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 17, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, March 19, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss any book written by Joan Didion or Joyce Carol Oates.
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Friday, March 23, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Rated PG-13; 2 hrs 5 min

A thrilling and inspiring true story begins at the precipice of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, March 24, 2018
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 our tax help page for a list of documents to bring with you.
Location
Gold Room
Library
Main Library

It is easy to sign up for the Winter Reading Program. Just click on the Sign Me Up button.
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.