March 2024 Program Guide

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March Program Guide

Duluth Public Library | March 2024 | volume v III issue III

Every Child Ready Duluth FAMILY FEST


Saturday, April 27 • 10 am - 2 pm

The St. Louis County Depot • 506 W Michigan St.

Families with children ages birth to 5, join us for performances, stories, playtime, and fun! Learn about community resources. Enjoy free admission to the Train Museum for all attendees.

Early learning made simple with the Ready 5.

520 W. Superior Street 218.730.4200

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

105 Mt. Royal Shopping Circle 218.730.4290

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

5830 Grand Avenue 218.730.4280

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday CLOSED

Talk-osaurus! Read Squirrel! Play-typus! Sing-horse! Write-oceros!

Event Information

For additional information and to register online:

For questions and to register by phone:

Main Library events: 218.730.4200

Mount Royal Branch events: 218.730.4290

West Duluth Branch events: 218.730.4280

Please note that all children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

For questions about accessibility, contact

Photos may be taken for promotional purposes at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please talk to library staff.

Free library programming made possible by:

SAVE THE DATE: Library Giving Day!

Parents & Young Children

Family Story and Playtime • Birth to Kindergarten

Start the morning with a storytime geared for kids ages birth to Kindergarten in the Gold Room from 10:15-10:45. You and your children will have fun while building essential early literacy skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. Afterwards, head to the Green Room for open play (until 11:30 am) that builds both large and fine motor skills and helps get those wiggles out.

Every Wednesday

10:15-11:30 am Gold/Green

Baby Storytime • Birth to 24 Months

Join us for a brief storytime, ideal for babies birth-24 months. Then stay for some early literacy playtime and socialization.

Every Thursday

Thursday, April 11 • 5-8pm • The Depot (506 W Michigan)

Join the Duluth Library Foundation in celebrating the Duluth Public Library at this free, family-friendly event. Enjoy a special story time with Chris Monroe, live music, free books for kids, prizes, and more!

Book Clubs

Adventure Book Club • Adults

Join author and climber, David Pagel, at Lafayette Park Community Center (3016 Minnesota Ave.) for a discussion of his book Cold Feet: Stories of a Middling Climber. Our discussion will be followed by an optional, low-impact hike. Visit the Parks and Rec website to register at

Fri. March 8 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Follow the QR code to register for Adventure Book Club!

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club • Adults

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club is getting out! We will gather at The Loch Café (318 N 18th Ave E.) for the next two months.

In March, we will discuss John Dies at the End. The important thing is this: the drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I’m sorry to have involved you in this, I really am.

Thurs. March 21 6:00-7:00 pm The Loch Café

April’s title is A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark. This fast-paced tale blends steampunk and fantasy, with a dash of mystery!

Thurs. April 18 6:00-7:00 pm The Loch Café

10:15-10:45 am Gold

Soccer Playtime • 18 months to 4 years

Kickstarters Soccer will provide a playful way to introduce soccer skills to young children in a creative and fun environment. Check the library events calendar for available sessions and to reserve your spot! Parent participation and registration are both required.

Sat. March 2 various times Green

Wiggles for Littles: Story and Playtime • Birth to Kindergarten

Come for storytime at 10:15 in the Gold Room and stay for open playtime from 10:45 to noon in the Green Room. There will be activities for ALL kinds of movement such as running, skipping, throwing, rolling, hopping, climbing, crawling, and dancing!

Sat. March 9 10:15 am-12:00 pm Gold/Green

Sat. April 13 10:15 am-12:00 pm Gold/Green

Tweens & Teens

Gaming in the Teen Space • Grades 6-12

Come to the Teen Space for gaming night! We will have the Nintendo Switch, a bunch of board games, and more for you to use. Snacks served while they last.

Tues. March 5 4:00-7:00 pm Teen Space

Tues. April 2 4:00-7:00 pm Teen Space

Crafting in the Teen Space • Grades 6-12

Attention: Teens in grades 6-12! Come to the teen space on the Superior street level to do crafts. We will have a different craft each time. If you have a craft request please let Heidi know! Snacks will be served while they last.

Tues. March 19 4:00-7:00 pm Teen Space

Tues. April 16 4:00-7:00 pm Teen Space

Teen Anime and Manga Club • Grades 6-12

Watch anime, create, play games, and hang out with others who love anime and manga! Pizza served while it lasts. Exclusively for teens in grades 6–12.

Thurs. March 21 4:00-6:00 pm Green

Thurs. April 18 4:00-6:00 pm Green

Curious Kids

Kids’ Construction Series • Kids & Tweens

Do you love to build stuff? In the first session of this monthly series, we will build with LEGO; create from your imagination or take on a challenge. In the second session, we will create with LEGO and beyond, using KEVA Planks, K’nex, Squigz, straw construction toys, popsicle sticks and more!


Thurs. March 7

Thurs. April 11


Thurs. March 21

Thurs. April 25


4:00-6:00 pm Gold

4:00-6:00 pm Gold

4:00-6:00 pm Gold

4:00-6:00 pm Gold

Minnesota Ballet Presents: Snow White • Preschool to Tweens Get a sneak peek at the Minnesota Ballet’s version of the classic fairy tale, Snow White. Enjoy a mini performance and a mini ballet class for those that can’t help but join in! All ages welcome. Registration is required!

Sat. March 9 2:00-3:00 pm Gold

Properties of Air • K-5

Air is all around us! It has weight, it can be felt when it moves quickly, and can exert pressure. Come join us for fun science experiments that explain the interesting properties of air. Space is limited—please register on the library events calendar.

Tues. March 12 4:30-5:30 pm Green

Tweens, Teens, Adults

Game Night • Teens & Adults

For those who love board games! Choose from a wide array of games, including classics likes Monopoly to more niche RPGs like Mythical Kitties Save the Day. Play games with other attendees or bring a group! Take care to not flip tables if you land on Park Place (we know from personal experience). Suitable for teens and adults. No registration needed.

Tues. March 12

5:00-7:45 pm Gold

Jeffrey Tibbetts: Carving Your Clan • Tween to Adult

Join us for this special workshop which blends ceremony, culture, and art to deliver a unique hands-on experience. Participants will carve a physical representation of their choosing from stone, while developing an understanding of the Ojibwe world view. This program is intended for those ages 10-14 (accompanied by an adult), or older. Registration not required, but encouraged!

Sat. March 30

1:00-4:00 pm Green

Get ready for the Solar Eclipse—pick up safe viewing glasses at the library! Available at all DPL locations beginning Monday, March 25, while supplies last!

Solar Eclipse: Monday, April 8, 12:55-3:15pm

Battle of the Books • Adults

Do you have a book that you just need to tell someone about? Stuck in a reading rut and need some new book inspo? Come to our Battle of the Books to share about your favorites and receive recommendations from others. All genres and styles are welcome: fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, poetry, etc.

Tues. March 19 6:00-7:00 pm Green

Rags to Riches: Jay Cooke and the Railroad to Duluth • Adults

Jay Cooke State Park is a haven for outdoor recreation and the name is familiar, but how many of us know how crucial Jay Cooke was in bringing the railroad to Duluth? Learn more from Duluth Train Museum’s Executive Director, Ken Buehler.

Tues. March 26 6:00-7:00 pm Green

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain • Adults

Employ the power of your brain’s right hemisphere and gain confidence in drawing from still life. We will be joined by an artistteacher from the Duluth Art Institute to learn techniques laid out in Betty Edwards’ classic, Drawing with the Right Side of the Brain.

Thurs. March 28 5:30-7:30 pm Green


Master Gardeners: Seed Starting • Adults

Get a jump on spring by starting seeds indoors. Master gardener Catherine Winter explains how to raise sturdy plants and avoid common pitfalls. We will cover what equipment and supplies you do and don’t need; when and how to sow seeds and transplant seedlings; and how to toughen up indoor-grown plants so they’re ready to live outdoors. Bring your questions and your summer dreams. Online only—register on the library calendar for link.

Thurs. March 7 6:00-7:00 pm Online

Meta Quest Gaming: Walkabout Mini Golf • Adults

We love mini golfing. We also love virtual reality. In this program we get to meld the two together and play an 18-hole course all from the comfort of our own homes. This program is designed for Meta Quest users to meet one another and have a good time out-putting everyone. Once you’ve registered watch for an email with a join code to the shared game.

Thurs. March 14 6:00-8:00 pm Online

For Caregivers

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiver Info Night • Adults

Come learn more about what it means to be an FFN caregiver, how you can start caregiving, and what state and local resources are available to you. Each attendee will receive a $25 Super One gift card! This program is provided in part by the State of Minnesota, with the support of the Northland Foundation.

Tues. March 19 6:30-7:30 pm Gold

This is a hybrid gathering, with the option to meet in person or via Zoom. Registration can be found on the library events calendar and is only needed to receive the Zoom link.

Mon. March 4 6:00-7:30 pm Blue

Baby Storytime • Birth to 24 months

Join us for a brief storytime ideal for babies 0-24 months, then stay for some early literacy playtime and socialization.

Every Tuesday

10:15-10:45 am Blue

Family Storytime • Birth to Kindergarten

Join us every Thursday for stories, songs, and fingerplays! These 30-minute storytimes are for children birth to kindergarten and their grown-ups.

Every Thursday

10:15-10:45 am Blue

Mt. Royal Book Club: Water for Elephants • Adults

Meet at Mount Royal to discuss fiction and non-fiction titles!

March’s title is Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. When Jacob Jankowski jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression. Join Jacob on his adventures and meet Rosie, a seemingly-untrainable elephant with whom Jacob develops a bond.

April’s selection will be Eager by Ben Goldfarb.

Wed. March 6 3:00-4:00 pm Blue

Wed. April 3 3:00-4:00 pm Blue

Crafternoon • Pre-K to Grade 5

Get crafty at the Mount Royal Branch! Projects change from month to month. No experience necessary and all supplies are provided! Best suited for kids aged Pre-K to grade 5.

Fri. March 8 3:00-4:00 pm Blue

Fri. April 5 3:00-4:00 pm Blue

The Art of Book Folding • Adults

Discover the art of book folding and create a beautiful piece to display your love for reading! Learn the technique, choose your pattern, and work at your own pace. If you don’t finish, don’t worry—supplies will be available for you to take home and finish. Registration is required—choose from two time slots. Due to the skills required, this program is open exclusively to adults. Mon. March 11 2:00-4:00 pm | 6:00-8:00 Blue

A Bush Plane Adventure with the Northern Lakes Archaeological Society • Adults

Join members of The Northern Lakes Archaeological Society and pilot Randy Beebe for a presentation on one of Hudson Bay Company’s most vital and remote fur trade sites, located near the mouth of the Hayes River on Hudson’s Bay. Learn about its history, archeological phenomena, and its prospects for the future. Presenter Randy Beebe is a retired airline pilot who now spends his time flying a 75-year old Piper Cub into the Canadian Arctic, seeking historical sites and retracing the routes of early explorers.

Mon. March 18 6:30-7:30 pm Blue

STEAM Club • Kids and Tweens

Calling all scientists! Explore the wonder of the natural world, build amazing inventions, and solve problems using Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Investigate new topics each month! Registration is required—choose between two time slots. For March, we will build tall towers and watch them tumble down!

Fri. March 22 2:00-3:00 pm | 3:30-4:30 Blue

Fri. April 26 2:00-3:00 pm | 3:30-4:30 Blue

Book Bingo • All Ages

Get ready to play! Cover that free space and enjoy some book bingo. If you call bingo, you bring home a book. All ages welcome.

Tues. March 26 3:00-4:00 pm

Family Storytime • Birth to Kindergarten

Join us each Wednesday morning for stories, songs, and fingerplays for children from birth to kindergarten and their grown-ups.

Every Wednesday 10:15-10:45 am Alcove

Baby Storytime • Birth to 24 months

Join us for a brief storytime ideal for babies 0-24 months, then stay for some early literacy playtime and socialization.

Every Friday 2:30-3:00 pm Alcove

Get ready for the Solar Eclipse—pick up safe viewing glasses at the West Duluth and Mount Royal Branches starting Monday, March 25, while supplies last!

Solar Eclipse happens Monday, Apri 8

Envelope Origami • Teens and Adults

Do you still enjoy writing a good old-fashioned letter? Write a note or letter to someone special and learn how to transform it into its own envelope using origami. Supplies for adding special touches like rubber stamps and wax seals will be available too. Discussion will include the history of envelopes and epistolary novels (in the form of letters). No need to register. Geared for teens and older.

Thurs. March 14 4:00-5:00 pm Evergreen

Chess Club • All Ages

Players of all ages and experience levels are invited! Learn the basics of chess, then put your knowledge into action! Supplies provided but bring your own board if you like. Registration required!

Thurs. March 21 5:00-7:00 pm Evergreen

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