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
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.
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!
The Duluth Public Library, 520 West Superior Street, will sponsor a free showing of the movie “You’ll Like My Mother” on Saturday, November 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the library’s Green Room. This 1972 movie, which stars Patty Duke and Richard Thomas, was filmed in Duluth, mostly in the Congdon Mansion, and had its Duluth premiere in the NorShor Theater on November 4, 1972. Retired Duluth News Tribune editor and columnist Jim Heffernan will share some of his recollections of the filming in Duluth and of the premiere.
The Duluth Public Library doesn’t just collect books, it collects memories! Take a trip down Memory Lane by looking at some old yearbooks. Check out the fashions and relive your carefree youth.
We have yearbooks from Cathedral/Marshall, Central, Denfeld, East, Harbor International, Hermantown, Morgan Park, and Proctor. Be sure to check the catalog to see if we have your years. Click on the “Full Display” tab to see the years owned by the library.
Check out some of the local celebs who attended CATHEDRAL AND MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOLS.