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Duluth Public Library
520 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-730-4200

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Programs & Events

Kaleidoscope

Performances are on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Main Library Plaza -- 520 W. Superior St.

Kenny Ahern (1)

Tuesday, July 12

Kenny Ahern is back by popular demand! This former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey entertainer cleverly mixes high-energy physical comedy with heartwarming charm, amazing antics and fun audience play. You’ll love this Kaleidoscope season kickoff!

More about Kenny Ahern


Duke Otherwise

Tuesday, July 19

Using his clever songs and unique showmanship, Duke Otherwise effortlessly engages and inspires children (and adults) of all ages. From Madison, WI, he has been entertaining for many years with his guitar, tap shoes and distinct singing voice. His original songs will make you laugh, clap, dance and interact. Join us for a zany show featuring his clever and thoughtfully composed original songs, wild dancing, and storytelling, all highlighting his offbeat sense of humor and fun.

More about Duke Otherwise


Hoop Laura Medium

Tuesday, July 26

Juggler and aerialist Laura Ernst has a variety of stunts that range from death defying to ridiculously funny. She’ll begin inside a giant rolling hamster ball and go on to astounding acrobatic stunts and high flying aerial fabric more than 25 feet above the ground. You’ll remember her show long after the event.

More about Laura Ernst


Tuey 2

Tuesday, August 2

Audience favorite Tuey will amaze you with his stunts and humor. His show runs the juggling gamut: throwing cups about; spinning ropes, balls and rings – even wearing flaming headgear while perched on a seven-foot freestanding ladder and juggling torches. See it to believe it!



More about Tuey


Mixed Nuts

Tuesday, August 9

For more than 15 years, Mixed Nuts, a delightful, nationally-recognized kids’ comedy duo, has been enchanting audiences of all ages. These Kaleidoscope newcomers will end our season with their trademark slapstick humor, silly antics and uproarious audience participation.


Kaleidoscope programs are sponsored by:

Arrowhead Library System, Friends of the Duluth Public Library and Port of Duluth Kiwanis

Make the most of your visit!

Events are held outdoors on the Main Library Plaza, rain or shine.


Each performance lasts about 45 minutes.


Arrive early to park & find a seat.


Special event parking will be available in the lot next to the Depot. People may park there between 9 am and 2 pm for $1.00. Please have $1.00 in cash ready for the attendant when you enter the lot.


Bring a blanket to sit closer to the stage. Chairs are available. Strollers have special parking - see a volunteer when you arrive.


An adult should accompany kids under eight.


Groups of 50 or more should arrive at least a half hour early.


Sign language interpretation will be provided for all of the afternoon performances.


Promotional photos will be taken at the programs. Please talk to program staff if you do not wish your child to be photographed.

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