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Have you started a reading challenge yet this year? Maybe you need a little inspiration to log a few more books for TLCPL’s Winter Read. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to “read harder” this year. No matter what, the team at Kent Branch has you covered! We have curated a list of challenges to diversify your reads this year, and our staff has provided suggestions of some of their faves to match!
Just as Thomas Dorsey, “the Father of Gospel,” merged jazz and blues with gospel to mesmerizing effect, Rance Allen used the music he was exposed to during his youth – rhythm & blues, jazz and rock & roll – to shape a style that was the foundation for contemporary gospel music.
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.
A massive collection of colorful vintage postcards were recently donated to the Library. Continue reading to learn more about this unique collection documenting Toledo history all the way back to the 1890s.
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has loaded a number of digitized books onto Internet Archive as an alternative means of accessing them. We also shared all the metadata about our digital collections as open data, which is now accessible through GitHub.
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.
Think you escaped your bad yearbook photos? Think again! Many library and archives are digitizing school yearbooks, TLCPL included, and even if you do not want to see your yearbook photos ever again, they are a great resource for genealogy research.
For most of my life, I've know little about my "Grandma Bootsie," whom I lost too soon. I'd always wanted to learn more about this woman so many said I reminded them of, and her Irish family. The Library finally helped me find what I'd been searching for!
Ever heard of the Toledo War? Find out how a border dispute between Ohio and Michigan gave the buckeye state its fourth largest city and spawned the fiercest rivalry in college sports. Want to know how the Glass City got its name?