Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with Digital Library Resources
Celebrating women of the Jewish community in Toledo for Jewish American Heritage Month.
Honoring the Toledo Troopers – The Winningest Team In Pro Football History
Thanks to a generous donation from retired Bowling Green professor and photographer Ronald J. Jacomini, our Toledo Troopers Collection is growing again!
Toledo Loves Its Library!
Joe Boyle, Toledo Public School Educator and soon to be published author, shares his experience finding this 1940s era photograph of a Toledo family outside our own Main Library.
Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals
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!
The Enduring Influence of Rance Allen
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.
Cards of Yesteryear
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.
The Digital Public Library of America
Learn more about a wonderful free resource for finding more ebooks, helpful school resources, improving your genealogy ability, and just exploring what libraries across America have to offer for free.
Women’s Suffrage and Baseball in 1911 Toledo
Edwin J. Tippett, a 1911 graduate of Toledo Central High School, put forth his proposal to determine the fate of Women's Suffrage once and for all in the Almanac's Class Novel.
Then-and-Now Photography Challenge, Week 3 of Social Distancing
Safely explore the natural splendor of our community, while enjoying a break from your home.
Then-and-Now Photography Challenge, Week 1 of Social Distancing
Safely explore the natural splendor of our community, while taking the opportunity to take a break from your home.
New Tools Available for Exploring Our History
Enhancements to the Library's website allow for searching across digital collections, browsing by time period and exploring a map full of rich content.
Exploring Toledo Through Its Architecture
"Architecture of Northwest Ohio," a digital library devoted to sharing and preserving Toledo's rich architectural heritage, hit a milestone of uploading its 100th unique commission.
Postcards from Frogtown: Exploring the Ken Levin Postcard Collection Online
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.
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.
New Options for Interacting With Our Digital Content
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.
Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s
A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.
Historical Images, Right in Your Twitter Feed
Get a fresh historical image of Toledo, Ohio delivered to your Twitter feed every day by subscribing to @tlcpldc.
Become a Part of Toledo’s History!
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.
Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available
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.
Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!
Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.
New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap
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.
5 Day Summer Itinerary for Toledo, Ohio
Are you visiting Toledo, Ohio this summer and wonder what to do and where to go? Or, are you a native Toledoan looking for something different? Check out these unique ideas for this summer!
National Day of Listening
The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.
Hot Glass, Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is celebrating everything Vitrolite!
Preserve Your Personal Story: Veterans
Do you have analog photos, letters, and documents that you wish were digital? We’re here to help! Bring your materials and Preserve Your Personal Story here at TLCPL. Continue reading to learn more.
Digitizing Local School Yearbooks
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.
How the Library Helped Me Find My Family
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!
Get to Know Glass City
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?
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