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National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

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Upcoming Family-Centered Events

< July 2024 >
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8 9 10Sidewalk Shuffle 5KSidewalk Shuffle 5KTime: 12:00 pm
Join the Duluth Area Family YMCA and Downtown Duluth on Wednesday, July 10th to kick off Sidewalk Days with the 16th annual Sidewalk Shuffle 5K walk and run. Participate with a team or race individually to help us raise funds to ensure that Y programming, memberships, and lifesaving community resources are available FOR ALL. Ages 6 and older—family-friendly! Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Register Online Today!
Endion Station
200 Lake Place Drive
Duluth, MN 55802
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15Maker MondaysMaker MondaysTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Monday at the Main Library we’ll have a new maker program to keep you inspired and having fun throughout the summer. Some of the programs will be messy, so please wear appropriate clothes. Check out the Library’s Facebook and Instagram to find out what our craft will be each week. Geared toward kids and teens 6 years old and up. No registration required. All materials provided while supplies last.
Main Library - Green Room
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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16Kaleidoscope Performance: George of the JungleKaleidoscope Performance: George of the JungleTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us for Week Two of our 2024 Kaleidoscope Series and be amazed and delighted by “George of the Juggle,” magic and juggling with a twist, don’t-cha-know! Be prepared to witness astonishing magical feats using coins, cards, classic Disney movies and a “Hypnotic Wheel.” You’ll also be awed with George’s mastery of the juggling arts… Jugglestix, plate spinning, boomerang throwing, and People Juggling! Uff-Da! The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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Kaleidoscope Performance: George of the JungleKaleidoscope Performance: George of the JungleTime: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for Week Two of our 2024 Kaleidoscope Series and be amazed and delighted by “George of the Juggle,” magic and juggling with a twist, don’t-cha-know! Be prepared to witness astonishing magical feats using coins, cards, classic Disney movies and a “Hypnotic Wheel.” You’ll also be awed with George’s mastery of the juggling arts… Jugglestix, plate spinning, boomerang throwing, and People Juggling! Uff-Da! The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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17 18Peregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonPeregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonTime: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Join peregrine falcon researcher, Jackie Fallon, and her live birds for an up-close look at several types of raptors. Learn about these amazing birds and how you can help them survive in the 21st Century. Cameras are welcome.
West Duluth Branch - Evergreen Conference Room
5830 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
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19Peregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonPeregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonTime: 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Join peregrine falcon researcher, Jackie Fallon, and her live birds for an up-close look at several types of raptors. Learn about these amazing birds and how you can help them survive in the 21st Century. Cameras are welcome.
Main Library - Green Room
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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20 21Meet in the ParkMeet in the ParkTime: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for our annual summer community gathering! It will be at Harrison Park on July 21 from 10AM-2PM. There will be bounce houses, climbing wall, relay races, music, Mobile Library, snacks and drinks, sidewalk chalk, water painting, Duluth Fire Department, Duluth Police Department, family-friendly community resources, and more!
Harrison Park
3002 W 3rd Street
Duluth, MN 55806
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22Story & Play in the ParksStory & Play in the ParksTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for outdoor family storytimes and outdoor fun! Each storytime is followed by playtime with activities and equipment from Duluth Parks & Recreation. Books are also available for checkout with Little Library Go! Geared towards children birth to five, but all ages are welcome.
Fairmont Park
7210 Fremont Street
Duluth, MN 55807
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Peregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonPeregrine Falcons with Jackie FallonTime: 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Join peregrine falcon researcher, Jackie Fallon, and her live birds for an up-close look at several types of raptors. Learn about these amazing birds and how you can help them survive in the 21st Century. Cameras are welcome.
Mount Royal Branch - Blue Room
105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
Duluth, MN 55803
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Maker MondaysMaker MondaysTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Monday at the Main Library we’ll have a new maker program to keep you inspired and having fun throughout the summer. Some of the programs will be messy, so please wear appropriate clothes. Check out the Library’s Facebook and Instagram to find out what our craft will be each week. Geared toward kids and teens 6 years old and up. No registration required. All materials provided while supplies last.
Main Library - Green Room
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Map
23Kaleidoscope Performance: Laura ErnstKaleidoscope Performance: Laura ErnstTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
You've never seen a show like this before, guaranteed. Audiences will laugh, gasp and cheer as Laura's unique high-energy show captivates and gives them memories that will last long after the performance. From beginning to end this show is unique, using new props, amazing skills and getting big laughs. The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Map
Kaleidoscope Performance: Laura ErnstKaleidoscope Performance: Laura ErnstTime: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
You've never seen a show like this before, guaranteed. Audiences will laugh, gasp and cheer as Laura's unique high-energy show captivates and gives them memories that will last long after the performance. From beginning to end this show is unique, using new props, amazing skills and getting big laughs. The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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Book BingoBook BingoTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Get ready to play! Cover that free space and enjoy some book bingo. If you call bingo, you bring home a book. All ages are welcome.
Mount Royal Branch - Blue Room
105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
Duluth, MN 55803
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24 25Teen Anime & Manga ClubTeen Anime & Manga ClubTime: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Watch Anime, create, play games, and hang out with others who love Anime & Manga! Pizza is served while it lasts. For teens in grades 6-12. Thursday, July 25 - ANIME JEOPARDY
Main Library - Green Room
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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26Will Hale and the Tadpole ParadeWill Hale and the Tadpole ParadeTime: 10:30 am - 11:15 am
The kid-tested, parent-approved and teacher-recommended concerts of Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade create a fun atmosphere filled with plenty of audience participation, excitement, and dynamic learning. Kids will feel like rock stars when they clap, dance and sing along with Will Hale and his rocking air guitar! This is a 45-minute program and is geared toward families with kids, ages 2-10 years old.
West Duluth Branch - Evergreen Conference Room
5830 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
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Natural Connections: Nature Art in the Garden!Natural Connections: Nature Art in the Garden!Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The second session in this series we will be all about nature crafting and making biodegradable art to beautify the garden space and to take home! Natural materials of various textures and shapes will be used to construct hanging mobiles, garden trolls, fairy homes and whatever else your imagination can come up with! Materials from the garden, as well as materials like driftwood, sticks, leaves, grasses, dried seed heads, rocks and more will be responsibly harvested for use, but feel free to gather and bring your own materials as well. In the event of rain, this program will move to the Green Room.
Main Library - Plaza Gardens
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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29Story & Play in the ParksStory & Play in the ParksTime: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for outdoor family storytimes and outdoor fun! Each storytime is followed by playtime with activities and equipment from Duluth Parks & Recreation. Books are also available for checkout with Little Library Go! Geared towards children birth to five, but all ages are welcome.
Washington Square Park
Regent Street & N 43rd Ave E
Duluth, MN 55804
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Maker MondaysMaker MondaysTime: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Monday at the Main Library we’ll have a new maker program to keep you inspired and having fun throughout the summer. Some of the programs will be messy, so please wear appropriate clothes. Check out the Library’s Facebook and Instagram to find out what our craft will be each week. Geared toward kids and teens 6 years old and up. No registration required. All materials provided while supplies last.
Main Library - Green Room
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Map
30Kaleidoscope Performance: Native Pride DancersKaleidoscope Performance: Native Pride DancersTime: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Native Pride Dancers are an internationally recognized, high-energy show featuring an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles. The performers’ regalia are adorned with vivid assortments of brightly-colored ribbons, feathers, beads, and furs – all of which honor their nations’ elders and the legacy of their traditional arts. Their dance is contemporary, yet primal, as they use every muscle and breath to express their rich, cultural heritage. The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Map
Kaleidoscope Performance: Native Pride DancersKaleidoscope Performance: Native Pride DancersTime: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Native Pride Dancers are an internationally recognized, high-energy show featuring an innovative blend of modern and traditional Native American dance styles. The performers’ regalia are adorned with vivid assortments of brightly-colored ribbons, feathers, beads, and furs – all of which honor their nations’ elders and the legacy of their traditional arts. Their dance is contemporary, yet primal, as they use every muscle and breath to express their rich, cultural heritage. The show will go on rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Each performance lasts about 45 minutes. Promotional photos may be taken. Talk to program staff if you do not wish for your child to be photographed. You may bring blankets to sit on but please leave chairs and pets at home. An American Sign Language Interpreter is available during the performance at 1:30 p.m.
Main Library - Plaza
520 W Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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Teens VR & Video Game ArtTeens VR & Video Game ArtTime: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gaming day at West! Try out the library’s Virtual Reality Goggles, and while you are waiting for your turn, make your own video game characters out of Skittles® candy! After we take a picture of the character you make, help yourself to your artwork. All VR participants need a signed waiver by a parent/guardian available in the library or online:
https://duluthlibrary.org/contact-us/virtual-reality-release-and-waiver-form/
West Duluth Branch - Evergreen Conference Room
5830 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
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