Join us in the stacks for a glittering evening of celebration, discovery, and inspiration at the 11th annual Learning & Libations at the Library event!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
6:45 pm – 9:30 pm
DULUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY
520 W. SUPERIOR STREET

Learning & Libations at the Library, our signature fundraising event, draws supporters after hours to a library transformed–in support of the Duluth Public Library. The evening features a live fundraising auction, live music, delicious appetizers catered by Bellisio’s, an assortment of wine and beer, the chance to win great prizes, and best of all, time to meet and mingle in the stacks while exploring the library.

This year guests will enjoy:

  • LIVE JAZZ BAND Trombone for Two
  • BEVERAGE AND BOOK PAIRINGS: Enjoy local beverage samples while learning about book recommendations curated by our librarians–all in the theme of banned or challenged books! Featuring: Bent Paddle Brewing Co., Duluth Cider, Sober Sallys, Ursa Minor Brewing, Vikre Distillery, and Wild State Cider.
  • FOOD & DRINK: Catered by Bellisio’s

21 years and older event. Valid ID required for entry.

Your support will make a difference by helping the Foundation to raise private funds to purchase books and other library materials, invest in new technology, and support programs for children, families, and adults.

Register Today!

Beverage Partner Lineup

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Bending Tradition® in Duluth, Minnesota since 2013 – one batch of quality craft beer at a time!

Duluth Cider
Tradition and innovation collide at Duluth Cider. We explore every corner of the cider world, everything from sweet to dry, from fruit to hops and beyond, from traditional fermentation to experimental techniques.

Sober Sallys | Craft Mocktails
Hand-crafted and homemade N/A beverages curated for any and every event! Providing inclusivity for all.

 

Ursa Minor Brewing
Small batch craft beer in our taproom with wood-fired pizza, a year-round pet-friendly patio, live music every weekend, and regular taproom events and games.

Vikre Distillery
Vikre Distillery is a craft distillery located in Duluth, Minnesota adjacent to the aerial lift bridge that raises to allow ships in and out of the world’s farthest-inland seaport.

We forage the Northwoods of Minnesota for wild botanicals, we use local grains, handcrafted oak barrels, and the clean, cold water of Lake Superior. Distilling the essence of this great watershed into the finest spirits possible is our passion. Doing so authentically and creatively, from scratch, is our vocation.

Wild State Cider
Natural ciders without added sugar, concentrates, or sorbates. Made by friends in Duluth, MN.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

GOLD LITERACY CHAMPIONS

SILVER LITERACY CHAMPIONS

BRONZE LITERACY CHAMPIONS

BLUE RIBBON PARTNERS

Bell Bank | Doucette’s Special Events, Party & Tent Rental
Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth | Duluth AV Logistics
Greene Frame Events | North Shore Bank | Mark & Nancy Melhus

RED RIBBON PARTNERS

Minnesota Power Credit Union | Whole Foods Co-op

Sponsorship

Please reach out to us to inquire about sponsorship of the 11th annual Learning & Libations at the Library event.