Duluth Public Library to host spring break activitiesThe Duluth Public Library is planning to keep students busy during spring break.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
The Duluth Public Library is planning to keep students busy during spring break.
As part of the library’s One Book, One Community program, teens are invited to paint a stained glass mural, and younger children can take part in craft sessions.
The activities at both events will involve the program’s book selections for 2013, “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” by Susan Vreeland for older readers, and “Chasing Vermeer” by Blue Balliett for younger children. The library has been encouraging patrons to read and discuss the books this year.
Teens are invited to visit the youth services area of the library from
2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, to brainstorm ideas for the mural with set designer and decorative painter Ann Gumpper. The mural will be designed with images showing how students use the library.
Then, the teens will gather at the library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, to paint the mural. Participants should wear painting clothes, but materials will be provided.
Younger children can also create their own art. Two free one-hour crafts programs will be held on Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Duluth Art Institute staff will be on hand to assist the children in creating stained-glass-effect mason jars using tissue paper and Mod Podge.
The programs are open to children ages 5 and up, but they must be accompanied by a parent and seating is limited. Anyone interested should register at the library’s youth services desk or call (218)730-4200, option 4.