January 2023 Newsletter

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January Newsletter Duluth Public Libraries | January 2023 | volume 7 issue 1

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Event Information For additional information and to register online: www.duluthlibrary.org/programs-events 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 webmail@duluthmn.gov Photos may be taken for promotional purposes at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please talk to library staff.

All DPL locations will be closed on these dates: • Monday, January 2 for New Year’s • Monday, January 16 for MLK Day

Free library programming made possible by:

520 W. Superior St. • 218.730.4200 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

105 Mt. Royal Shopping Cir. • 218.730.4290 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CLOSED

5830 Grand Ave. • 218.730.4280 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CLOSED

Baby Storytime • Birth to 24 months Special Saturday Session! Join us for a brief storytime—ideal for babies ages birth to 24 months—then stay for early literacy playtime and socialization. This month, we’ll have one special Saturday storytime for babies! Mondays 10:15 am Gold Sat. January 28 10:15 am Gold Family Storytime • Birth to Kindergarten Join us at the library for storytime! Geared for birth to pre-school age kids, we will share books, songs, and fingerplays. The focus will be on having fun and sharing the joy of learning essential early literacy skills. Wednesdays 10:15 am History Day Hullaballoo • Teens Are you working on a Minnesota History Day project? Sign up for a Power Conference and get individual project help, chat with a librarian, or attend a mini-lesson on different parts of the History Day process. These events are first-come, first-serve. Sat. January 7 11:00 am-3:00 pm Green Play and Learn for Family, Friends, and Neighbor Care Providers New Program! Are you caring for the young children of a family member, friend, or neighbor? Join us for a fun-filled event of reading, singing, and playing together with the little ones you care for! Meet other care providers, help children learn and build skills through play, and learn helpful tips on caring for them. All participants will receive free books, project supplies, snacks and resources. Sessions are designed for care providers to bring children with them, but you can also come on your own. Mon. January 9 3:00-4:00 pm Green Vision Boards • Adults Join us to make vision boards and start 2023 off strong! All materials will be provided. Registration is not required. Tues. January 10 5:30-7:00 pm Green Musical Story Hour • Birth to Kindergarten Join the Music Together in the Valley program to build early learning skills through music, movement, and play with your children, ages birth to 5. Visit musictogetherclasses.org for more information on the Music Together program. Thurs. January 12 10:15-11:00 am Green Wiggle Time for Littles • Birth to Kindergarten Geared for kids, birth-age to 5. Older siblings are welcome! Come and run, jump, skip, hop, climb, and play with us to get those wiggles out! Drop in anytime. Sat. January 14 10:00 am-12:00 pm Green


Open Craft Afternoon • Adults Do you like to craft but you never seem to have time for it? Bring your project to the library for some distraction-free, uninterrupted hours of crafting. We won’t have a dedicated project or materials— this is just a chance for you to work on your creation and socialize with other craft enthusiasts! Sat. January 14 1:00-4:00 pm Green Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club • Adults We read nonfiction to learn about facts, romance to find love, mysteries to solve a crime. But what about science fiction and fantasy? If you’ve never tried science fiction or fantasy now is the time! This month’s choice is Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Tues. January 17 6:00-7:00 pm Gold ESCAPE THE BOOK! Escape Room • Tweens, Teens, and Adults Reserve your spot for our one-day-only escape room, created by the DPL Teen Advisory Board members for tweens, teens and adults! Solve the puzzles in time to free the author from the book they are trapped in and you will be rewarded! Come early or stay after to play board games and video games in the Green Room. Max of 6 people per party/time slot. Sat. January 21 Gold and Green Available times: 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm Movie for Kids: The Bad Guys! • Kids Join us for a showing of The Bad Guys!, a movie based on the book series by Aaron Blabey. The story is about “five infamous friends—Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula. After years of countless heists and being the world’s most-wanted villains, the gang is finally caught. Mr. Wolf brokers a deal to keep them out of prison, and the Bad Guys set out to fool the world into believing they’ve gone good.” (DreamWorks, 2022) Rated PG; runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes. Registration not required but space is limited for this event. Mon. January 23 10:30 am-12:30 pm Green Teen Anime and Manga Club • Teens Meet fellow fans of Anime & Manga to hang out and watch anime on the big screen in the Green Room. Drawing, crafts, and other activities will be available if you are interested. Pizza will be served while it lasts. Exclusively for teens in grades 6 – 12. Thurs. January 26 4:00-6:00 pm Green All Day Slow Sew • Adults Have you heard of English Paper Piecing? Dating back to the 1770s, EPP (for short) is a method of quiliting by hand. In this class, we will learn all about the techniques of EPP and put that learning into practice to make coasters to take home. All fabric and notions are provided but if you wish to bring your own fabric you will need two fat quarters of different fabrics. Join our one day sewing circle for an afternoon and learn this centuries-old technique. Reserve your spot on the library events calendar at duluthlibrary.org or by calling, Sat. January 28 10:00 am-4:30 pm Green

Bookopoly | All Month • All Ages A twist on the classic board game that encourages you to explore beyond your usual reading preferences. Check out new materials and collect “genres” to enter drawings for prizes. Stop by the West Duluth Branch for more details and to get started! Baby Storytime • Babies & Toddlers New this month! Join us for a brief storytime—ideal for babies ages birth to 24 months—then stay for early literacy playtime and socialization. Tuesdays 1:15 pm Family Storytime • Birth to Kindergarten Join us at the library for storytime! Geared for birth to pre-school age kids, we will share books, songs, and fingerplays. The focus will be on having fun and sharing the joy of learning essential early literacy skills. Wednesdays 10:15 am Musical Story Hour • Birth to Kindergarten Join the Music Together in the Valley program to build early learning skills through music, movement, and play with your children, ages birth to 5. Visit musictogetherclasses.org for more information on the Music Together program. Fri. January 13 10:15-11:00 am West Duluth Book Club • Adults New members are always welcome in this fun, informal book club! Members suggest future titles for the group. Join us in the Evergreen Senior Center on the third Friday of every month. Fri. January 20 3:45-4:45 pm Sew Your Own Boo-Boo Bags • Adults Learn the basics of sewing and make something useful. These reusable rice packs can help ease aches and pains or just keep you warm or cool. Super beginner friendly project! Meet in the Evergreen Conference Room. Mon. January 23 1:30-2:30 pm

Early learning made simple. School readiness begins at birth.

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Baby Storytime • Birth to 24 months Join us for a brief storytime—ideal for babies ages birth to 24 months—then stay for early literacy playtime and socialization. Tuesdays 10:15 am

Social Knitting Group • Adults This group is open to all who love to knit or crochet. Bring a fiber project you are working on—all skill levels are welcome! Wed. January 11 2:00-4:00 pm Blue

Mt. Royal Book Club | In Person and Online The Mt. Royal book club meets on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss fiction and nonfiction titles. In January, join us to discuss The Zookeeper’s Wife, the true story of Jan and Antonina Zabinski who, during the height of World War II, saved hundreds of lives by hiding people in their zoo. New members are always welcome! Contact Emily at eblomberg@duluthmn.gov for more information. Wed. January 4 3:00-4:00 pm Blue Wed. January 4 6:30-7:30 pm Online

Stickerpalooza • Preschool, Kids, Tweens, Teens It’s Sticker Palooza! Come and sift through our collection of stickers to create your own sticker journal. If you have stickers you want to share, bring ‘em! You can decorate a journal we provide, or bring something from home if you like. All supplies provided. Fri. January 13 3:00-4:00 pm

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. Thursdays 10:15 am Blue Musical Story Hour • Birth to Kindergarten Join the Music Together in the Valley program to build early learning skills through music, movement, and play with your children, ages birth to 5. Visit musictogetherclasses.org for more information on the Music Together program. Wed. January 11 10:15-11:00 am

DIY Desk Calendars • Adults Stay organized this year with your own desktop flip calendar! We’ll have a variety of paper to work with—customize the look of each month. These calendars are designed to be reusable so you can refill them for years to come! Space is limited—register online at duluthlibrary.org. Wed. January 18 6:00-7:00 pm

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Crafternoon • Preschool, Kids, Tweens Stop by and join the Mt. Royal staff for fun craft projects. No experience necessary! Fri. January 27 3:00-4:00 pm Blue Snowflakes! • All Ages All month long, stop by and help us create a sky full of snowflakes!

ONGOING PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES Partnership Center Resources and Hours

Main Library • 520 West Superior Street • 2nd Floor No appointments necessary. Walk-ins welcome.

CareerForce

Second Monday of the month, 12:30-4:30 pm Monday, January 9 Receive job search assistance from Minnesota’s career development and talent matching resource.

WINTER READING PROGRAM

Human Development Center Crisis Outreach Team

Monday – Friday, 2-5 pm Saturday, January 7, 10 am-1 pm Community-based mental health support serving residents of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

MNSure Navigators

Thursdays, 12-6 pm Saturday, January 7, 10 am-1 pm Saturday, January 14, 10 am-1 pm Receive assistance navigating the state of MN’s healthcare marketplace. Find out if you qualify and get help applying.

Our all ages Winter Reading Program is underway! You can get registered on our website at duluthlibrary.org or by following the QR code. Younger readers from birth age to teen are welcome to stop by any branch for a free book when they register. Log your reading hours to win prizes! Program ends on February 28.