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

Posted 9 months ago by Lainie R

Posted in History and Politics, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | 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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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, 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, reading recommendations, 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 10 months ago by Cole H

Posted in Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | 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 11 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | 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 11 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, 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 11 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | 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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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 11 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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