500 Hats, 600 Books!

Don, former Duluthian, shares his library story: I owe a great deal to the Duluth Public library because it was there that my academic future was shaped. My father died in an accident when I was seven years old. My mother was forced to move herself and me to Duluth. I went from a one-room […]

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Mary Aufderheide: Farewell

By Kristen Painter of the Star Tribune Right brain, left brain — it didn’t matter. Mary Aufderheide seemed capable of it all. Both an accomplished medical nurse and a professional violinist, Aufderheide had a life defined by adventure, curiosity and an ever-expanding network of friends. In retirement, she helped her husband, Dr. Arthur Aufderheide, pioneer […]

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In Remembrance: Katharine Coventry

We recognize with sadness the passing of Katharine Coventry, whose consistent generosity greatly benefited the library. In her memory, we reprint a story from our 2014 Annual Report, in which she was featured: Surrounded by friends and family, 101-year-old Katharine (“Kay”) B. Coventry stood at a podium in the library. She turned to look behind her […]

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