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Blog Category: History and Politics
Posted 07/02/21 by Jozlyn H
Taking a look at some of the extraordinary women who helped the cause during the American Revolution.Continue Reading: Historic Heroines: American Revolutionaries
Waite's yearbooks The Purple and Gold (1915-1974) and The Warrior (1975-2020) Join TLCPL's Online Yearbook Collection
Posted 06/25/21 by Gayle H
Morrison R. Waite High School Yearbooks join TLCPL's TPS collection of online editions. High Schools already included are Toledo Central (1899-1914), Scott (1914-2000), Libbey (1924-2010) and Bowsher (1963-017).Continue Reading: Waite's yearbooks The Purple and Gold (1915-1974) and The Warrior (1975-2020) Join TLCPL's Online Yearbook Collection
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 06/22/21 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 06/14/21 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 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 April S
A diverse mix of nonfiction books (and audiobooks) that are incredibly interesting, compelling, thought-provoking and informative.Continue Reading: 30 Compelling Nonfiction Reads That Will Expand Your Mind
Posted 06/07/21 by Peter W
A few favorite recent reads from Mobile Services.Continue Reading: Recs from the Road
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 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 Jozlyn H
A list of 9 World War Two fiction titles appropriate for Upper Elementary and Middle School audiences.Continue Reading: WW2 Fiction resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
Posted 04/26/21 by Jozlyn H
Five grand women and epic books to go along with them.Continue Reading: Historic Heroines: Renaissance Queens
Posted 04/20/21 by Megan M
A graphics or comics exists for everyone. Adventure, magic, romance, and history can be found in these books of amazing artwork.Continue Reading: Graphics and Comics for High School
Posted 04/16/21 by Library News
Through this variety of stories, many walks of life and experiences are represented, and all highlight the cultural diversity amongst Asian and Pacific Islander authors.Continue Reading: Learn about the Asian and Pacific Islander Experience - Adult Reading List
Posted 03/24/21 by Fact & Fiction
Reading recommendations from the Fact and Fiction department Librarians at Main Library.Continue Reading: Fact and Fiction Recommends Spring 2021
Posted 03/22/21 by Connie C
Do you wonder what life is like for famous magicians, inventors, activists, presidents, or soldiers? Find out about their life stories by reading these biographies.Continue Reading: Biographies for Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Posted 03/16/21 by Sara M.
Through your TLCPL hoopla account, share the uplifting stories and inspiring accomplishments of heroic women with your young readers and encourage them to dream beyond the feats of the past and into a future full of promise.Continue Reading: Women's History for Kids on hoopla
Posted 03/12/21 by Gayle H
Joe Boyle, Toledo Public School Educator and soon to be published author, shares his experience finding this 1940s era photograph of a Toledo family outside our own Main Library.Continue Reading: Toledo Loves Its Library!
Posted 03/12/21 by Brittany G
The staff at Kent Branch recommend their favorite recent reads!Continue Reading: Kent Branch Recommends
Posted 03/05/21 by Monique B
Be proud of our Ohio heritage. Research the lives of famous and noteworthy Ohioans from the past to present timesContinue Reading: Ohio Biographies for Grades 4-5
Posted 03/05/21 by Maddison S
Among the hundreds-of-thousands of women that acted in the military during World War II, our very own Toledo had veterans of its own. Read further to learn about five local women who made a difference in the war effort.Continue Reading: Locals Who Served: Five Unique Stories of Toledo Women Who Served in WWII
Posted 03/01/21 by Rebecca S
There is a common misconception that if a book is about a woman, then it must also be feminist. Sadly, this is most definitely not the case.Continue Reading: A Feminist's Guide to Books About Women’s History
Posted 02/26/21 by Kim P
The music became the sound expressions of the pain, horrors, and upheaval of the world they knew.Continue Reading: I Fell In Love with Funk!!
Posted 02/26/21 by Michelle G
Celebrate February with these titles selected by Computers & Media.Continue Reading: Black History Month – On Screen
Posted 02/26/21 by Kim P
...you need to experience these genres of music on your own quest.Continue Reading: A Week of African American Music History, It's Not Over!