Dollar-a-Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps

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Did you know that many of the Minnesota State Parks’ log and stone buildings, sea walls and picnic shelters were built by some of the 29% of Minnesota men who were unemployed during the Great Depression? These men signed up for the Civilian Conservation Corps, part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. They were given food, lodging, and $25 a month, and in return they fought fires, constructed and maintained trails and telephone lines, and numerous other projects benefiting the citizens of Minnesota.

Join us at Duluth Public Library as author/songwriter Bill Jamerson presents a program of songs and stories about the boys and men of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Monday, July 29, Main Library Green Room,  6:30 pm

Civilian Conservation Corps workers breaking rocks

Dig Into Your Past!

Groundbreaking Reads logoStart digging into your family history with this beginners’ genealogy workshop. You’ll find basic information about where to start, the most useful resources, and help with your first pedigree chart. Presented by the Twin Ports Genealogy Society.

Thursday, August 1, Main Library Green Room, 5:30 pm 

Copperplate writing

Lake Superior Agates

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When is a gemstone not really a gem? When it’s an agate! Noted agate collector Terry Roses will talk about finding and identifying the Lake Superior Agate, and display samples from his personal collection. Bring your rocks for identification and appraisal.

Monday, July 22, Main Library Green Room, 6:30 pm

Banded Agate -- Scottish Pebble

Get Your Hands Dirty @ DPL

Composting, succession planting, and prizes, oh my! Join Jocelyn on Monday, July 1st at 6:00 pm in the Green Room as she teaches us about gardening and helps create personalized garden markers. Prizes include an Earth Machine Composter so you can apply your new knowledge right away!

Dig into Gardening

Thanks to Eidelweiss Nursery and WLSSD for sponsoring this program.