Learning & Libations: At-Home Edition


Designed to be easy and fun!

Register. Register online using the form below.

Watch. After you register you will receive an email with the link to the “Learning & Libations: At-Home Edition” virtual history tour featuring Tom Peacock and Tony Dierckins, The History All Around Us. Using a computer or mobile device, simply click on the link at your convenience at any time between September 19 and midnight, September 30.

Enjoy. Invite friends or family to join you, or relish time in your own company!

Have questions? Call (218) 341-1894 or email patra@duluthlibraryfoundation.org.

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Travel back in time with two great authors!

Tom Peacock is a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior (Anishinaabe Ojibwe) and a retired associate professor of education who taught and served as an administrator at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He completed his master’s and doctoral degrees at Harvard University. He is the author of several books and with his wife, Elizabeth Albert-Peacock, founded Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing.

Duluth author Tony Dierckins is the publisher of Zenith City Press and a past recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s Historic Preservation and Interpretation Award. He has written a dozen books about historic Duluth and Western Lake Superior, including Lost Duluth and Crossing the Canal, both finalists for the Minnesota Book Award.

Tom’s latest book, The Wolf’s Trail: An Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves, is a fresh retelling of Ojibwe stories related by aging wolf Zhi-shay to a group of wolf pups. Wise and thoughtful, it draws on Ojibwe stories and history from the perspective of wolves, with whom the Ojibwe feel a kinship.

Duluth: An Urban Biography, Tony’s newest book, brings Duluth’s past alive, delivering a compelling portrait of this rugged, resilient city perched on the shores of Lake Superior and loved by its residents and millions of visitors.

Introducing a fresh take on the Duluth Library Foundation’s signature fundraising event in support of the Duluth Public Library. We continue our tradition of welcoming guests to learn something new in the company of tremendous speakers, now from the comfort of home!

Join us in the 150th anniversary year of Duluth’s founding for “Learning & Libations: At-Home Edition.” Authors Tom Peacock and Tony Dierckins will be our virtual guides to local history—opening our eyes to the history all around us.

All proceeds of Learning & Libations: At-Home Edition will benefit our Library Resiliency Campaign, helping the Duluth Public Library retool to enhance digital access, modify its spaces, reshape program plans, and put safeguards in place to protect the health and well-being of patrons and staff; so that, when the library is again fully staffed and can open, it will have the resources needed to flexibly and responsibly serve the community.