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Black History Month Read-In

Posted about 10 days ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books and Read-In

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating in part with a read-in. We invite you to read, listen to (or even watch) one of these award-winning books!

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Black History Month Music Celebration featuring Michael Peslikis and the Toledo School for the Arts

Posted about 25 days ago by Lainie R

Posted in History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African American History, African American Music, Black History Month, Black History Month Kick-Off, musical performance, Toledo School for the Arts, TSA and TSA4ARTS

The Toledo School for the Arts and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library invite you to enjoy an afternoon of music celebrating the impact of African American music during Black History Month with TSA’s chamber orchestra and guest pianist Michael Peslikis featuring ragtime melodies, Dixieland tunes, civil war songs, spirituals, parlor songs and New Orleans jazz.

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DIY Booklists

Posted about 1 month ago by Jan C

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with adventure stories, book lists, book lovers, booklists, friends, gifts, library catalog, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions and sharing

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary Fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Arts Students Prepare for Black History Month

Posted about 1 month ago by Cole H

Posted in Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs and Teen | Tagged with African American History, African American Music, Black History Month, Toledo School for the Arts and TSA

Coming in early February, students from the Toledo School for the Arts will kick off Black History Month with a concert at the Main Branch library. These students are planning a musical collaboration with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and retired BGSU professor, Michael Peslikis.

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Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Video Camera Kits from Your Local Library

Posted 3 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Education, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with animation (cinematography), Cinematography, digital filmmaking, DIY, GoPro camera, Photography - Digital Techniques, STEAM, stop-motion animation and wearable video devices

The GoPro Action Camera has become very popular because it's easy to use and produces high quality photos and movies. Continue reading to explore creative ways you can use the kits we have available for checkout.

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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Resources and Teen | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, ideas, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Teen | Tagged with Oglala Indians, Tuscarora Indians, athletes, culture, football, history, Indians of North America, Inuit, Jim Thorpe, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, poetry and social history

Learn more about Native American history and culture.

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