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Schoolhouse Rock is fifty years old. And if you know what that is, then maybe so are you.
Stepping Out Into the World – Top 10 True Adventure Books
Adventures aren't only for characters in novels. Here are some great real-life escapades that are better than fiction!
Five of David McCullough’s Best Books About History
Historian David McCullough's books are big and they're optimistic. Never read them? Here are five good places to start.
10 Books About American History You Should Probably Read
We’re all part of a present that has been built upon past events. As the adage goes, “those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it,” here are books about the American past.
It’s “Officially” Juneteenth!
One of the brightest spots I can remember, for me personally and for our country in the past two years, is June 17, 2021 when Juneteenth was officially made an American holiday.
Rethinking World War II 80 Years On
Two University of Toledo professors choose their top book picks for look at how WWII and the events of 1941 are remembered 80 years later. Here are their top book picks.
Historic Heroines: American Revolutionaries
Taking a look at some of the extraordinary women who helped the cause during the American Revolution.
Historic Anti-Heroines: Bad Seeds
Fact and fiction material for some of the most hated, ruthless women in history.
Historic Heroines: Medieval Powerhouses, Part 2
A continuum of Medieval women that left a big footprint in history and book lists to read more about them.
WW2 Fiction resources for Upper Elementary (4-5); Middle School (6-8)
A list of 9 World War Two fiction titles appropriate for Upper Elementary and Middle School audiences.
Biographies for Grades PreK-3
Who was the first Black woman in space? Who invented crayons? Explore colorful life stories with preschool and early elementary students.
If You Like Historical Fiction
If you liked these five historical fiction books, chances are you will like these other five!
Historical Fiction for Middle School Readers
A comprehensive list of Historical Fiction books appropriate for Middle School students in various formats.
American Civil War resources for Grades 9-12
Spanning four years and resulting in more than 620,000 American casualties, historians regard the American Civil War as one of the most divisive eras in US history. Let the Library guide you to some excellent resources for furthering your research of this part of our past.
Historic Heroines: Ancient Warriors (All BC-400AD)
An almost perfect smattering of our favorite women ancient times who just happened to wield weapons, lead armies and build empires.
Books That Take You Behind the Scenes of a Presidential Campaign
If you've ever worked for a presidential campaign, reported on a presidential campaign, or wandered somewhere near a presidential campaign, you've probably written a book about it. Maybe your book's on this list.
Holocaust Resources for High School Learners
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Check out these trusted resources on the Holocaust, selected by our knowledgeable librarians for high school learners.
Reading the Supremes
If you're curious about the Supreme Court, the many books published about the late and legendary RBG are just the tip of the Ginsburg. I mean iceberg.
Resources for Middle School Studies of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
Are you overwhelmed with the number of resources to help your students learn? Let the Library help! Using trusted resources and expert knowledge, our resourceful librarians have gathered a collection of credible and reliable resources – both electronic and books on Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, specifically for Middle School students.
8 Ways to Learn More About the Legendary John Lewis
Whether you're a book reader, a movie buff, or a graphic novel aficionado, the library has what you need to find out more about congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis.
Five Books to Read to Strengthen Resolve in Uncertain Times
Our personal resolve is being tested on a near daily basis. The following five books offer the reader tools for developing self-discipline, compassion and personal responsibility.
Feed Your Harriet Need
Now that I’ve seen the biopic Harriet and have a taste for who this incredible woman was - I’ve begun searching for more information about her life, and wanted to share some recommended reading (and viewing).
Purchasing and Cataloging, Technical Services Ensures Materials for Customers
Department reflects Toledo Library transformation as it serves the public.
Rachel Recommends: 2019 Spring Edition
The long climb from spring to sandal season requires a little pampering of the spirit. This list should not incite tension or anxiety, but, rather a sense of mellow peace.
Samuel Milton “Golden Rule” Jones, Toledo Mayor and Progressive Businessman
Samuel M. Jones is still remembered 100 years later for his tenure as a prominent businessman and mayor in Toledo, Ohio.
Join Us In Celebrating The 419!
Join the Library, WGTE, Friends of Sidecut Metropark, the Maumee Valley Historical Society and others in celebrating 419 History Day for 2019.
Locke Library Life in the 1920’s
What was life like in the nineteen twenties at the Locke Library? Surprisingly similar to today!
A Little About Audiobooks
Tips for jumping into audiobooks including the exciting world of Full Cast recordings!
African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience
The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans.
Where Fascination is Found: Great Books on Maps
Fascinating books on maps that are beautiful and chock full of curiosities and wonders.
10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018
True to life stories filled with compelling history, crime, addiction, investigative journalism, essays and so much more.
A Whole Lot of Fascination in A Little Bit of History
For those overwhelmed by the massive span of scientific and cultural history, there are Microhistories.
History That Reads Like Fiction
Truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often way more exciting as well.
Ten Native American Authors You Should Know
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.
Best Nonfiction Books of 2015
The best nonfiction books of 2015 - biography, business, history, poetry and general nonfiction.
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