Duluth Public Library

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Duluth is surrounded by beautiful parks, and after a year or more of staying home, we're all ready to get outside.

But for some folks, the yearly state park pass or even the day permit isn't in the budget.

The solution?  Head to the Duluth Public Library, present your library card and check out a free pass to a state park - any state park - for up to a week.

More information about the MN State Parks Library Program is available here:

Art on the Edges: Non-Conformists and Spirituality

Tomorrow (February 18) from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Tweed Museum of Art

The Duluth Public Library might be closed today (President's Day) but it's in hyperdrive through the end of the month and well into March.

There are three art events this week alone:

©Community Action Duluth

Caught between the conversion to filing taxes online and being unable to hire them done, folks without computers, confused by computers or just plain confused by their taxes have a variety of options for free help.

More information on

Community Action Duluth's Free Tax Site

UMD's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)

Duluth Art Institute

A "quick paint" at the zoo this week, Wednesday at Glensheen and all kinds of swirling social media regarding the Duluth Art Institute's Plein Air Duluth: Paint du Nord week ...  a mural installation all this week at Frost River in West Duluth

Duluth Public Library

The Duluth Police Department's Mounted Patrol team will face a whole gang this afternoon: of readers.

The Duluth Public Library's Squad Car Storytime was actually the brainchild of the Duluth Police Department. 

But this week, young readers are going to get to hear a story - and learn more about the Mounted Patrol - straight from the horse's mouth.

We talk with Carla Powers, Duluth Public Library Manager, about the expansion plans for the Mount Royal Branch of the Duluth Public Library.  

 Recently-vacated commercial space adjacent to the library will be used to create space for programs and special events, as well as day-to-day patron space.