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New Options for Interacting With Our Digital Content

Posted about 12 days ago by John D

Posted in Computers and Technology, Education, eMedia, Local History and Tech Tools | Tagged with community engagement, digital collections, GitHub, Internet Archive, local history and Ohio Memory

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has loaded a number of digitized books onto Internet Archive as an alternative means of accessing them. We also shared all the metadata about our digital collections as open data, which is now accessible through GitHub.

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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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Preserve and Share Precious Family Memories

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Local History, Nonfiction, Research and Resources and Tech Tools | Tagged with audio, camcorders, cameras, digital conversion, digital preservation, digitization, digitize, DSLR, GoPro camera, photoshop, VHS to DVD and videos

Find out how the Library can help you make and preserve memories to share with loved ones.

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Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, Local History, Research and Resources and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with digital collections, local history, newspapers, nonprofit, Ohio Memory, Toledo Streets, Toledo Streets Newspaper and Toledo, Ohio

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.

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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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Playwright Dr. John S. Scott Inducted into Toledoana Collection

Posted 3 months ago by Library News

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Library News and Local History

Renowned playwright Dr. John S. Scott and his collective works were recently inducted into the Library’s Toledoana Collection, which features works by prominent Toledo and Northwest Ohio authors.

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