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

Posted about 18 days 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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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted about 24 days ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s

Posted about 1 month ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, eMedia, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with digital collections, Digital Exhibits, Library, Library Line, local history, newsletters, Ohio Memory, The County Line and Toledo, Ohio

A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.

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Become a Part of Toledo's History!

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, Culture and Diversity, History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with community engagement, community photo album, digital collections, local history, Ohio Memory and Toledo, Ohio

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.

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10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with addiction, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, cyberterrorism, essays, history, Library, medical, prisons, reading recommendations, social media and true crime

True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.

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The Night Before Christmas: Public Works of Art With Local Ties

Posted 3 months ago by Gayle H

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with Art, great depression, holidays, Illustrations, P.W.A., poem, Public Works Administration, Santa Claus, Scott High School and The Night Before Christmas

The vault of the Blade Rare Book Room houses a variety of historical objects, including a set of Christmas paintings commissioned by the Public Works Administration Art Project in 1934.

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