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Fact and Fiction Reads Fall 2021

Posted 09/24/21 by April S

Whether you have a reference inquiry or are just looking for a good book to read, the Fact and Fiction librarians are here to help! Reach out to us by calling 419.259.5311 or email fact.fiction@toledolibrary.org.

Where is the Fact and Fiction department?

Located on the first floor of Main Library, the Fact and Fiction desk is the first desk you encounter when you walk through the historic building into the expansion. The Fact and Fiction department runs from Madison Street all the way down to Adams Street, which is slightly longer than a football field at 383 feet.

What is in the Fact and Fiction department?

The Fact and Fiction department includes an extensive and unique adult print collection 52 rows on the main floor. It’s where you’ll find the following:

  • Adult Literacy
  • Fiction
  • Large Print
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Mysteries
  • Oversized coffee table books
  • Science Fiction
  • Steinem Sisters Collection
  • Urban Fiction
  • World Languages

There’s always something new to browse with a variety of eye-catching book displays and two rotating exhibits. The Fact and Fiction department also has a rich historical collection with an emphasis on:

  • Architecture and Home Design
  • Art
  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • Cooking
  • Crafts
  • Glass
  • Government documents
  • History (American, World, Wars)
  • Local History
  • Periodicals
  • Transportation

We hope that you'll visit the beautiful Main Library soon.

Reading Recommendations from Fact & Fiction

Cover of The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains

The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains
By Tieghan Gerard

Beautifully photographed and inspiring recipes to answer the dreaded question- what's for dinner? Reasons to check this out: gorgeous photos, vegetables prominent and inspiring.

Cover of Greenlights

Greenlights
By Matthew McConaughey

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook

Part biography, part motivational and self-help, and always surprising, this biography is an engaging read you won't easily forget. Reasons to read this book: thought-provoking, inspirational, and hilarious.

Cover of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World
By Elif Shafak

eBook

After her heart stops beating, a woman continues to think. For fans of literary and psychological fiction.

Cover of Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods

Monarchs of the Sea: The Extraordinary 500-Million-Year History of Cephalopods
By Danna Staaf

An interesting and sometimes humorous history of mollusks, with illustrations. For fans of prehistoric life, biology, and, of course, cephalopods.

Cover of The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet
By John Green

eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print

Based on John Green’s popular podcast of the same name, this book covers a wide range of topics including humanity’s temporal range, Halley’s Comet, our capacity for wonder, Lascaux cave paintings, scratch & sniff stickers, Diet Dr. Pepper, velociraptors, Canada Geese, the Internet, sunsets, the yips, Auld Lang Syne, sycamore trees, and so much more. For fans of thought-provoking and reflective non-fiction.

Cover of The Sisters of the Winter Wood

The Sisters of the Winter Wood
By Rena Rossner

eBook

A magical tale that explores Jewish mythology through the eyes of two sisters, as they each come of age, struggling to understand their family’s fantastic secrets, as well as deciding what love means to each sister. Throughout it all danger lurks in the woods that surround them. For fans of folklore and bildungsroman fiction.

Cover of The Maidens

The Maidens
By Alex Michaelides

Book on CD   |   eAudiobook   |   eBook   |   Large Print

If you enjoy gothic and moody murder mysteries, Greek tragedies, 19th century poets and the bodies piling up, this book is for you.

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