Monday, August 5th, Main Library Green Room, 6:30 pm
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
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
Have you heard of the Archaic period? Discover what is known about northeastern Minnesota prehistory (8000 to 2000 BC) and hear about the current research in the Duluth area. Presented by the Duluth Archaeology Center.
Monday, July 15, Main Library Green Room, 6:30 pm
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!
Thanks to Eidelweiss Nursery and WLSSD for sponsoring this program.
Dig into the Duluth Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program!
You’ll have a chance to win some amazing prizes (Minnesota State Parks gift card, tickets to see the tall ships, and Duluth Grill and Whole Foods gift cards, to name a few) just by coming in and filling out an entry form at any Duluth library.
We also have a great lineup of programs for adults, many focusing on Duluth area history. Check back here every week to see what programs are coming up, starting with:
The First Settlers in Northeastern Minnesota
Monday, June 24 6:30, Main Library, Green Room
Discover our area’s earliest history as the Duluth Archaeology Center tells what is known about the original inhabitants of the Cloquet River area and other parts of northeastern Minnesota. There will be artifacts on display; if you have some, please bring them to share!