Blog: Off the Shelf – Winter 2024

Building your family tree

BUILDING YOUR FAMILY TREE Whether you are just beginning to explore your family history, or can’t quite solve a family mystery, the Local History and Genealogy Department at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is

Making Connections

MAKING CONNECTIONSDo you want to learn a little bit about your family, house, or community? Are you an advanced or expert researcher looking for more support?The Local History and Genealogy Department is a treasure trove of

My Old House

MY OLD HOUSEBy Nancy Eames, Youth Services CoordinatorI found the first signatures and messages while stripping wallpaper just a few years after buying my house. I fell in love with the craftsman-style built-ins and loved the

Your Old House

YOUR OLD HOUSE Are you inspired to start researching your own house after reading Nancy’s story on pages 12-13? You might be wondering: How old is my house? Who owned and lived in my house?

TLCPL Best Books of 2023

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS By Allison Fiscus, Adult Services Coordinator Is there a book you’ve read that you could not stop talking about? I have about 10 from last year alone.  For me,