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

Posted about 1 year ago by Eric P

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction 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 by Shel Silverstein, Mo Willems, Dr. Seuss, Adam Rex and many more.

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

Posted about 1 year ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, 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 about 1 year ago by Eric P

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American History, African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, Black History Month, 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, 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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Toledo

Posted over 3 years ago by Angela B

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Fiction 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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