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Become a Part of Toledo's History!

Posted about 11 hours 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, programs 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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Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Posted about 7 days 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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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 3 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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5 Day Summer Itinerary for Toledo, Ohio

Posted 8 months ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with Art, local history, recreation, summer and Toledo, Ohio

Are you visiting Toledo, Ohio this summer and wonder what to do and where to go? Or, are you a native Toledoan looking for something different? Check out these unique ideas for this summer!

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National Day of Listening

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with active listening, African American Oral History Collection, American culture, anecdotes, children, communication skills, conversation, family, family histories, fatherhood, fathers , friendship, good listener, gratitude, inspirational, interviews, LGBTQ, listening, listening skills, local history, Lucas County, motherhood, mothers, National Day of Listening, NPR, Oral History, personal narratives, relationships, social life and customs, stories, storytelling, Toledo History and Toledo Ohio

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

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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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