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

Posted 4 months ago by Gayle H

Posted in Fiction and Graphic Novels, 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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Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!

Posted 5 months 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 6 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 and Graphic Novels, 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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