The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Blog Category: Nonfiction
Posted 09/13/21 by Rebecca S
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
Posted 09/08/21 by Joyce S.
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
Posted 09/08/21 by Joyce S.
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
Posted 09/07/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Fall 2021
Posted 09/07/21 by Monique B
Investigate plant and animal life cycles with these library resources.Continue Reading: Life Cycles resources for Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 09/02/21 by Editha D
Humor is something I have shared with family and laughter is a strong glue that binds us. Laughter can help us cope with pain and recover more quickly from hardship.Continue Reading: Humor and Laughter
Posted 08/25/21 by April S
Explore a variety of fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, and science fiction perfect for book lovers!Continue Reading: Bookception: Books about Books, Libraries, Reading, and Writing
Posted 08/06/21 by Joyce S.
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!Continue Reading: Children's Library & Teen Recommends - Summer 2021
Posted 08/05/21 by Lauren H
Whether your book group enjoys fast paced fiction, twisty mysteries, deep nonfiction or a lot of laughs, this list has something for all of you!Continue Reading: What Should My Book Group Read Next?
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
Posted 06/30/21 by Anne K
Here is a selection of available materials at TLCPL of all things Dolly!Continue Reading: Discover Dolly!
Posted 06/30/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce waste, repurpose, reuse, and adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.Continue Reading: Reduce Waste Through Sustainable Living Practices
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 06/17/21 by Susan S
During Pride Month or any time, gain some understanding of the life of another via memoirs.Continue Reading: Memoirs from the LGTBQIA+ Community
Posted 06/17/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle everyday materials to create something extraordinary.Continue Reading: Get Creative Through Crafty Repurposing
Posted 06/16/21 by Rachel S
Pride is for the whole family!Continue Reading: Celebrate Pride!
Posted 06/16/21 by April S
Learn how to create an eco-friendly garden that's affordable and sustainable.Continue Reading: Create a Beautifully Sustainable Garden
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 Anne K
Authors who write about the last months of their lives offer perspective and inspiration.Continue Reading: End of Life Memoirs
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 06/09/21 by Lauren D
We brought home a puppy during the pandemic and learned a few things along the way.Continue Reading: Training Your Pandemic Puppy
Posted 06/08/21 by Fact & Fiction
A variety of reading recommendations hand picked by the Fact & Fiction librarians.Continue Reading: Fact and Fiction Recommends Summer 2021
Posted 06/07/21 by Peter W
A few favorite recent reads from Mobile Services.Continue Reading: Recs from the Road