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

Posted 5 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, Readers' Advisory, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with biography, book lists, book lovers, children's literature, fantasy, female authors, fiction, juvenile fiction, memoir, poetry, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions, Sci-Fi, Teen, women, 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 6 months ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | 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 10 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Teen | 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, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, New and Programs | Tagged with 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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Poetry In Springtime

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Programs and Resources | Tagged with authors , open mic night, poetry, Toledo School for the Arts and TSA

What comes to mind when you think of springtime in Ohio? For some it may conjure up images of birds singing, flowers blooming and sunny skies. For others, spring may inspire an awakening of the creative spirit. If you’re a poet, you may have a renewed desire to get out and share your work and connect with others.

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