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Blog Category: History and Politics
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!
Posted 02/24/21 by Regina S
Author with Toledo roots wins prestigious American Library Association AwardContinue Reading: Mildred D. Taylor Wins Children's Literature Legacy Award
Posted 02/22/21 by Ann H
March is Women's History month and is a great time to discover and celebrate women and their many contributions throughout history.Continue Reading: Women's History Month for PreK-3
Posted 02/17/21 by Kim P
What could be better than MOTOWN? If there is such a production company who could churn out hits like this, I have never heard of it.Continue Reading: A Week of African American Music History, the Soulful Sound
Posted 02/12/21 by Brittany G
You want to "read harder" this year? We have suggestions!Continue Reading: Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals
Posted 02/10/21 by Kim P
The second week focuses on the beginning of an international phenomenon of new music called jazz.Continue Reading: A Week of African American Music History, JAZZ Explodes!
Posted 02/10/21 by Morgan R
President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday of February. It was originally a celebration of George Washington, the first president, but now it is a celebration for all presidents.Continue Reading: Presidents' Day for Grades PreK-3
Posted 02/03/21 by Kim P
The first week focuses on the actual roots of African music being supplanted in the New World.Continue Reading: A Week of African American Music History, The beginnings
Posted 01/29/21 by Eric P
People have written a lot of books about Donald Trump over the past four years. And they may not be able to stop.Continue Reading: Books About the Trump Administration
Posted 01/20/21 by Jillana W
Who was the first Black woman in space? Who invented crayons? Explore colorful life stories with preschool and early elementary students.Continue Reading: Biographies for Grades PreK-3
Posted 01/20/21 by Rhonda B. Sewell
From my lens, the deep impact and role that Black music has played in the experiences of the underrepresented, in social justice, celebrations, faith, as a unifying force, and for all people globally, deserves recognition 365 days of the year.Continue Reading: My Life in Black Music
Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
Posted 01/19/21 by Eric S
During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.Continue Reading: Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
Posted 01/19/21 by Amy H
It would be the understatement of a lifetime to say that political disagreements are problematic for most people these days. From friends to relatives to lovers, no relationship is immune to this crisis. Fear not, there are resources that can (hopefully!) help.Continue Reading: Love You, Hate Your Politics
Posted 01/08/21 by Jozlyn H
The Queen of Royal fiction is celebrating her birthday on January 9th.Continue Reading: Happy Birthday Philippa Gregory!