The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Blog Category: Culture and Diversity
Posted 07/14/21 by Michelle T
Cards are super-portable and can make for great games and magic tricks to boost the fun factor on a rainy day.Continue Reading: Small, but Mighty FUN!
Posted 07/13/21 by Eric S
Before seeing Black Widow, get your superheroine fix with these Marvel adventuresContinue Reading: Get Ready for Black Widow with Marvel’s Greatest Superheroines
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 06/24/21 by Jozlyn H
Fact and fiction material for some of the most hated, ruthless women in history.Continue Reading: Historic Anti-Heroines: Bad Seeds
Posted 06/23/21 by Mely Arribas-Douglas
We are celebrating #ImmigrantHeritageMonth by sharing Welcome Toledo Lucas County’s letter series that brings to life stories from our local immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members. Hear from Andrea, who came to the United States from Guatemala City in 2001, settling in Napoleon, Ohio.Continue Reading: Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Andrea De la Roca
Posted 06/22/21 by Christy P
This blog has book to movie recommendations for you based on your Myers Briggs Personality.Continue Reading: Myers-Briggs Personality Type Book Recommendations
Posted 06/22/21 by Joyce S.
We often look for ourselves in books (okay, mostly in fiction), but undeniably: a great book resonates with us as we empathize with a protagonist’s struggles, triumphs, etc. It encourages us to step into their shoes as they set off on their fantastic journeys.Continue Reading: Young Adult LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your TBR Pile
Posted 06/21/21 by Abby B
Celebrate Pride Month with this list of fiction books for adults!Continue Reading: Pride Month Fiction for Adults
Posted 06/16/21 by Rachel S
Pride is for the whole family!Continue Reading: Celebrate Pride!
Posted 06/14/21 by Brett C
Ever pick up a bat or a mitt. Toledo’s most famous connection to the Negro Leagues was Moses Fleetwood Walker. A catcher who was known to play bare-handed, he made his mark 36 years before the NNL debuted.Continue Reading: The Negro Leagues and Fairplay: 100 Years of Moving the Ball Forward
Posted 06/14/21 by Mely Arribas-Douglas
Immigrant Heritage Month gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore our country's heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. The letter below is a part of a series that brings to life stories from our immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members who call Toledo and Lucas County, home.Continue Reading: Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Houng Dhar
Posted 06/14/21 by Talena R
Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings all recognizing the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas.Continue Reading: What is Juneteenth?
Posted 06/09/21 by Eric P
Comedy writer Paul Mooney worked with household names without ever quite becoming one himself, but the mark he leaves on American culture is unmistakable.Continue Reading: The Godfather of Comedy
Posted 06/07/21 by Mely Arribas-Douglas
Immigrant Heritage Month gives people across the United States an opportunity to annually explore our country's heritage and celebrate the shared diversity that forms the unique story of America. The letter below is a part of a series that brings to life stories from our immigrant, refugee, and diverse community members who call Toledo and Lucas County, home.Continue Reading: Immigrant Heritage Month Story: Terwase Ngur
Posted 05/26/21 by Talena R
Unfortunately, this blog is not about Italian Chianti or Chardonnay. It is about Mother's Day.Continue Reading: Red or White?
Posted 05/25/21 by Jozlyn H
A continuum of Medieval women that left a big footprint in history and book lists to read more about them.Continue Reading: Historic Heroines: Medieval Powerhouses, Part 2
Posted 05/11/21 by Joyce S.
In honor of Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, here is a list of notable authors and some of their works. We are sure that you will find something here that is worth your while! A Library card and PIN will be required to access many of the resources listed. Need help with your card or PIN? Contact your nearest location or call 419-259-5200. Need a new card?Continue Reading: Asian American & Pacific Islander Author Spotlight - May 2021
Posted 05/01/21 by Joyce S.
To continue honoring Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Month (and beyond, we’ve compiled a short list of novels for our young adult and older audience by Asian and Asian American voices, available to you at your local library! Simply click the available links below to place a hold! Thank you for your continued support.Continue Reading: More YA Novels to Celebrate AAPI Month (May 2021)
Posted 04/30/21 by Melanie K.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the victory of Mexico in a battle with France. People of Mexico and in the United States celebrate with fiestas, food, and crafts. Learn more about it in these books and other resources.Continue Reading: Cinco de Mayo resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 04/28/21 by Anne K
Check out these recent titles from the country music world.Continue Reading: Titles for Fans of Country Music
Posted 04/27/21 by Joyce S.
Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!Continue Reading: Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten
Posted 04/27/21 by Latino Cultural Committee
Read to your babies, toddlers and preschoolers to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros.Continue Reading: El día de los niños/El día de los libros books for Babies, Toddlers and PreK
Posted 04/27/21 by Latino Cultural Committee
Book suggestions to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros, for kindergarten through fifth gradeContinue Reading: El día de los niños/El día de los libros books for Grades K-5
Posted 04/22/21 by Joyce S.
Great (and short) reads for grades 4-5!Continue Reading: Short Books for Grades 4-5
Posted 04/21/21 by Library News
The list below is a great starting point to learn more about the Asian and Pacific Islander experience for the teen audience.Continue Reading: Learn About the Asian and Pacific Islander Experience - Teen Reading List