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Picture Books Filled With a Variety of Characters, Wit, Humor and Much More

Posted 8 months ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Movies and Music | Tagged with animals, books that rhyme, friendship, picture books, poems for kids, poetry, reading recommendations and shel silverstein books

Stories and poems featuring atypical characters and memorable tales.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: It's Women's History Month, Y'all!

Posted 9 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, female authors, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, women authors and Women's History Month

It’s Women’s History Month, y’all! I, for one, can’t think of a worthier topic to chat endlessly about. So in celebration, Katie and I got together to talk about the female authors who have captivated us through the written word and inspired us in our own lives. The following conversation is a lightly-edited-for-clarity transcription of that chat.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted 10 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted about 1 year 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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Poetry Speaks Fall 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by Jan C

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with events, ghost stories, local authors, Lucas County Poet Laureate, memory, Northwest Ohio, Ohioana Book Awards, poetry, Poetry Speaks and Toledo

Poetry Speaks returns this August with a fantastic line-up featuring Ohioana Book Award Finalist and Toledo Native James J. Siegel with Jim Ferris, Cathryn Essinger, Jonie McIntire and Myrna Stone. Jim Ferris, the current Lucas County Poet Laureate, will also be leading two free workshops in October and November. We hope you'll join us!

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Toledo

Posted over 2 years ago by Angela B

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and History and Politics | Tagged with cookbooks, Cuban Cooking, Ecuadorian Cooking, events, Hispanic Americans - culture, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin American Cooking, Mexican Cooking, Peruvian Cooking, poetry and Spanish Cooking

Come to the library to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with dancing, art, music, food and more!

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