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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: Squad Goals

Posted about 1 month ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, New Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, biographies, memoirs, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations and Two Librarians, Too Many Books

It’s almost summer which means it’s almost peak-reading season which means it’s time for us to yell at each other about all the books there are to read (and for you to sit back and enjoy the show!). Read on for a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of our chat on the books about the best squads around.

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10 Fantastic Nonfiction Reads: True Stories Featuring Women Spies

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with biographies, CIA, civil war, cryptographers, espionage, intelligence officers, resistance movements, secret agents, Secret Service, spies, undercover operations, women in war, women private investigators, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II

Inspiring true stories about women who just happened to work as spies.

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HerStory: Intersectional Feminism

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in History and Politics and Nonfiction | Tagged with autobiographies, discrimination, feminism, feminists, intersectionality, memoirs, racism, sexism, social issues, Steinem Sisters Collection, women authors, women's history and Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Steinem Sisters Collection for HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. Featuring four of the Toledo region’s most celebrated women’s activists and forward-thinkers, this special program will investigate how the feminist movement can be more diverse and inclusive through a renewed focus on intersectionality.

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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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