Big Idea


The BIG IDEA is TLCPL’s action plan to build, improve and grow in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity and access. An important part of this work is providing our community with resources and materials that inform, challenge, and inspire people to learn more about our shared human experience. We invite you to join us on our BIG IDEA journey with the selections below.

LATINX CULTURAL HERITAGE

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15

Join the Library in celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15.

The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is Oct. 12, falls within this 30 day period.

Learn more with Library blogs, programs, and material recommendations below.

INSTARECS

RECENT BLOGS

As a mom to two soon-to-be toddlers, I’m always looking for ways to get my kids to read (more). And if they can do it on their own: let them! So when Wonderbooks came to the Toledo Libraries, I just had to give them a go. If you haven’t heard of them: visit your local library now to get one!

Continue Reading: Check Out These Wonderbooks!

For decades, Latinx authors have written empowering stories of women navigating family, culture and societal norms to find their true selves. In honor of Latinx Culture Month, and in the spirit of intersectional feminism, The Steinem Sister Collection has compiled a list of 5 books by Latinx authors that every feminist should read.

Continue Reading: Five Books by Latinx Authors All Feminists Should Read

Gender is a spectrum and we love books and authors that celebrate this truth! Enjoy this list highlighting diverse books written by authors who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or experience gender in one of the many other ways that defy a simple female/male dichotomy.

Continue Reading: Trans & Nonbinary Author Spotlight - Kids

Join the Library in celebrating Latinx people, heritage, and culture.

Continue Reading: Celebrate Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month

Gender is a spectrum and we love books and authors that celebrate this truth! Enjoy this list highlighting diverse books written by authors who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or experience gender in one of the many other ways that defy a simple female/male dichotomy.

Continue Reading: Transgender & Nonbinary Author Spotlight - Adult

Gender is a spectrum and we love books and authors that celebrate this truth! Enjoy this list highlighting diverse books written by authors who are transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, or experience gender in one of the many other ways that defy a simple female/male dichotomy.

Continue Reading: Transgender & Nonbinary Author Spotlight - Teen

Upcoming programs

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Monday Sep. 20
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Sanger Under 200 Book Group

Monday Sep. 20
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

No theme, no registration – we’ll be reading light/heavy/fiction/non-fiction – anything (under 200 pages) goes!

Event Details for Sanger Under 200 Book Group

West Toledo Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Tuesday Sep. 21
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Good conversation, friendly faces and great books - that's what book group is all about. We're looking forward to seeing you at our lively and engaging book discussion.

Event Details for West Toledo Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group

Online Romance Book Group

Wednesday Sep. 22
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Online Programs

Are you sick of being shamed for loving romance? Join our Online Romance Book Group! From enemies-to-lovers to regency era, fantasy to fake-relationship, we'll read and chat across the romance genre!

Event Details for Online Romance Book Group

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Wednesday Sep. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Thursday Sep. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Cooking with the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center

Thursday Sep. 23
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Library in the Community

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month by joining us at the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center for a cooking class.

Event Details for Cooking with the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Saturday Sep. 25
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Main Library

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Monday Sep. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Black Lives Matter Book Group

Tuesday Sep. 28
at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to Black voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

Event Details for Black Lives Matter Book Group

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Wednesday Sep. 29
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Thursday Sep. 30
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Saturday Oct. 2
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sylvania

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

TAPA Advocates: Epic Journeys

Tuesday Oct. 5
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

The Toledo Symphony will use music to bring awareness to social justice issues impacting our community by exploring pain, love, sacrifice, determination, and hope for a brighter future through music.

Event Details for TAPA Advocates: Epic Journeys

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Wednesday Oct. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Cooking with the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center

Wednesday Oct. 6
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Celebrate Latinx (Hispanic) Heritage Month by joining us for a cooking class.

Event Details for Cooking with the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center

Heatherdowns Book Group

Thursday Oct. 7
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion of a book. Copies of the book will be available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members always welcome.

Event Details for Heatherdowns Book Group

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Thursday Oct. 7
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Saturday Oct. 9
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Monday Oct. 11
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Wednesday Oct. 13
at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Thursday Oct. 14
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Saturday Oct. 16
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Washington

Huichol Indian Yarn Art dates back to the indigenous community in Mexico, Huichol. Join us in creating an art piece using yarn and moving it to create an image. Presented by the Sofia Quintero Center.

Event Details for Huichol Indian Yarn Art Class

Sanger Under 200 Book Group

Monday Oct. 18
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

No theme, no registration – we’ll be reading light/heavy/fiction/non-fiction – anything (under 200 pages) goes!

Event Details for Sanger Under 200 Book Group