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Cards of Yesteryear

Posted about 1 month ago by Gayle H

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice or any combination of the winter holidays, it's a great time to reach out to family and friends with warm wishes. Please enjoy this small sample of cards created by a group of Toledo area residents of yesteryear.

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Volunteering for All Ages: How 14 Toledo Girls Found a Way to Help Do Their Part During WWII

Posted 3 months ago by Maddison S

The Girls' Activity Friendship Society, a club created by fourteen young girls from Glenwood School in 1943, is not only emblematic of the perseverance by all during the wartime effort, but it also can serve as inspiration to help the Toledo community during current and future hard times. Read more to learn about the GAFS as well as reading suggestions and local volunteer opportunities.

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Repeating History: How the Presidential Election of 1876 May Inform the Outcome of the Current Presidential Race

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca S

As with any political conversation, it is important to consider the ways in which the past informs the present. Read further to explore how the disputed 1876 election of 19th U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes may provide insight into our current moment and take a look into the voting resources available to you at our library and in our community.

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