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 

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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

Ye Olde Corner Grocery

Brown's Grocery Store, Duluth

Brown’s Grocery Store, Duluth
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At one time, you could find a corner store in just about any Duluth neighborhood.   The 1973 Duluth City Directory lists 69 stores under the Groceries and Meats—Retail heading.  The list includes a few large chain markets like Super Valu, National Food Stores, and Piggly Wiggly, but the vast majority at that time was one-of-a-kind family owned neighborhood shops.  From east to west, smaller markets like Tonkin’s Grocery, London Road Market, Taran’s Food Market, Seventh Street Groceries, Plets Grocery, Tony’s Market, Ideal Market, and Mac’s Grocery dotted the map.

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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.

Dig into the Adult Summer Reading 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!