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Playwright Dr. John S. Scott Inducted into Toledoana Collection

Posted about 19 days ago by Heather H

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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Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!

Posted about 1 month ago by Gayle H

Posted in History and Politics, Local History, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, football, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo Troopers and Toledo, Ohio

Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.

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New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, historic photos, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo, Ohio and vintage photographs

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.

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Haunted Midwest Travel for Those Who Dare!

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Local History, Mysteries and Thrillers, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, haunted places, midwest, scary books, scary stories, travel and traveling

Love to be spooked? Here's a list of Midwest locations to visit this October (and some book recommendations as well)!

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Hot Glass, Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions

Posted about 1 year ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with art glass, glass, glass artists, glass beads, glass blowing and working, glass craft, glass history, glass manufacture, glass murals, glass trade, kiln-formed glass, local history, Ohio History, studio glass, Toledo Ohio and vitrolite history

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is celebrating everything Vitrolite!

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Getting Started With Genealogy Research

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Local History and Research and Resources | Tagged with ancestors, ancestry, family history, family tree, genealogical societies, genealogy, genealogy handbooks, genetic genealogy, library guide, local genealogy groups, Northwest Ohio, Toledo Ohio and tracing your roots

Learn important steps to take when conducting Genealogy research.

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