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

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Birth-PreK   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African Trilogy. It is a classic narrative about Africa's cataclysmic encounter with Europe as it establishes a colonial presence on the continent. Told through the fictional experiences of Okonkwo, a wealthy and fearless Igbo warrior of Umuofia in the late 1800s, Things Fall Apart explores one man's futile resistance to the devaluing of his Igbo traditions by British political and religious forces and his despair as his community capitulates to the powerful new order.

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

Things Fall Apart is one of the 100 Great American Reads 

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, September 21, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Great American Read movie
Rated PG-13 ? Film adaptation/Drama ? 2h 14m

The classic story of an innocent man wrongly, but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk) are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand (Guy Pearce), who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time
12:00 PM
Description
Join these free community workshops every Tuesday in September
Noon to 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

September 4  .  noon-1:00 pm
Opioid Crisis & Community Solutions
Discussion forum featuring community members and professionals in the Green Room.

September 11  .  noon-1:00 pm
Community Naloxone Training & Distribution
Presentation and training provided by the Rural AIDS Action Network in the Green Room.


September 18  .  noon-1:00 pm
Health Resource Fair . Library Plaza
Mental health
Substance abuse
Behavioral health

September 25  .  noon-1:00 pm
Mental Health Community Education
Provided by Northland Healthy Minds in the Green Room.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 28, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Solo: A Star Wars Story
PG-13 ? Fantasy/Science fiction film ? 2h 15m

Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian, the suave owner of the perfect vessel for the dangerous mission -- the Millennium Falcon.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, October 04, 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
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time
5:30 PM
Description
Author Cate Grace will share her experiences growing up in a family struggling with the impacts of her mother's mental illness.
Copies of her book "Collateral Damage: the impacts of my mother's mental illness on me" will be available for sale. Refreshments will be available while supplies last. Certificates of attendance will be provided. Preregistration is highly suggested for a reserved seat.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
PG-13 ? Science fiction film/Action ? 2h 10m

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinosaurs, while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, October 15, 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, October 15, 2018
Time
3:00 PM
Description
This month, read and discuss The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kieman
Location
Outer Lounge
Library
West Duluth Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

With exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling, this coming of age classic follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs in family, religion, and other aspects of his Chicano culture. Antonio Marezis six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world...and will nurture the birth of his soul.

With more than 20 million copies sold and translated into fifty-seven languages, Things Fall Apart provides one of the most illuminating and permanent monuments to African experience. Achebe does not only capture life in a pre-colonial African village, he conveys the tragedy of the loss of that world while broadening our understanding of our contemporary realities.

Bless Me, Ultima is one of the 100 Great American Reads 

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, October 19, 2018
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Bless Me, Ultima
A Great American Read Movie
PG-13 ? Drama/War ? 1h 46m

A young man and an elderly medicine woman try to end the battle between good and evil that is waging out of control through their village during World War II.
Location
Green Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Kids, bring your adults to the library for a fun day of scavenger hunts! Drop in anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 PM to hunt for buried treasure, find fantastic animals, and discover library secrets. The more hunts you complete, the more chances kids have to win free books and other fun prizes! One lucky kid will win a $20 Barnes and Noble Gift Card!

Made possible by the Friends of the Duluth Public Library and the Duluth Library Foundation
Library
Main Library

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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.