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Poetry Speaks Fall 2017

Posted about 7 days ago by Jan C

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, New and Programs | Tagged with ghosts, local authors, Lucas County Poet Laureate, memory, Northwest Ohio, Ohioana Book Awards, poetry, Poetry Speaks and Toledo

Poetry Speaks returns this August with a fantastic line-up featuring Ohioana Book Award Finalist and Toledo Native James J. Siegel with Jim Ferris, Cathryn Essinger, Jonie McIntire and Myrna Stone. Jim Ferris, the current Lucas County Poet Laureate, will also be leading two free workshops in October and November. We hope you'll join us!

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Historic West Toledo

Posted about 28 days ago by Samantha A

Posted in Digitization, History, Politics, & Biography, Programs and Resources | Tagged with Carty Finkbeiner, Eleanor Kahle, Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, marcy kaptur , Preserve Your Story, sinclair's, west toledo and Woodlawn Cemetery

Our second Preserve Your Personal Story event at the West Toledo Branch, in collaboration with the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, was a success. We hoped that this program would result in historical information about West Toledo, that we could share, and… it did!

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Happy Father’s Day to Real-Life & Fictional Dads!

Posted about 1 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with albus dumbledore, chinstrap penguins, dumbledore, father of the bride, fathers, fathers day, finding nemo, harry potter, pursuit of happiness, steve martin, tango makes three and will smith

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dads in our world! Just as in real life, there are impeccable dads in fiction too. Here are my favorite father figures in books, tv, and movies.

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Mission Accomplished: True Stories of Great Spies and Spycraft

Posted 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers and New | Tagged with code breakers, cold war, cryptography, espionage, nonfiction, spies, spy stories, World War I and World War II

With any spy story, there’s something compellingly magical about people sneaking around and getting away with it, but the best spy stories are the ones that really happened.

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