Poetry Speaks to feature special guest author James Siegel

Put on a beret, pour the coffee and snap your fingers when Poetry Speaks goes off at the downtown Library. Hosted by Toledo Poet Laureate Jim Ferris, the event will feature special guest James Siegel, author of How Ghosts Travel. Spiegel, a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award, travels from San Francisco, where he hosts

Gathering Volumes hosts Coloring Book Club for adults

Coloring, which used to be just for kids, has now become an artistic discipline and a meditative hobby done in social circles, akin to yoga. If you are interested in finding the calming embrace of putting markers to paper and staying in the lines, check out Gathering Volumes’ Coloring Book Club. Bring colored pencils, pens,

Professional nature photographer Rick Lieder presents first solo show

Nature and photography go together like peanut butter and jelly. As a professional nature photographer, Rick Lieder knows this all too well. See 90 of his photographs during his solo show “Wild Light” at the National Center for Nature Photography. Lieder’s work is featured in a series of stunning picture books—Step Gently Out, Sweep Up

Local fantasy author Chelsea Bobulski celebrates her debut novel

Chelsea Bobulski went to Ohio State, received a degree in history and planned on being a teacher. But her heart has always been in writing, so when she and her husband graduated, the high school sweethearts, who stayed together through college, decided that she should follow her dream. Now, seven years later, her dream has

Amanda Filippelli on The Importance of Storytelling

Storytelling, an invaluable skill, allows you to relate to an audience while conveying key information about a larger issue. Not just for creatives, The Importance of Storytelling is a presentation by Amanda Filippelli for the ongoing Code City series. Filipelli, an associate editor for the Oyez Review in Chicago, has worked in every aspect of

Read and Eat

On Monday, August 14 the Wood County Main Branch Library invites you to bring a dish to share, made from recipes found in The Hungry Girl: Clean and Hungry cookbook by Lisa Lillien.   The ongoing Page to Table series, hosted by Kristen Wetzel and Jenny Swope, selects a different cookbook monthly for participants to experience

To attend or not attend… Poetry Uncloistered

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes,” said Joseph Roux, but don’t feel like you have to dress to impress when Calvino’s Restaurant hosts their monthly Poetry Uncloistered event. Special guest poets, including Dianne Borsenik, will perform selected readings with an open mic opportunity for the public, with a five minute limit on public readings.

The Toledo Book Club to discuss ‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett

Italian for “beautiful singing,” Bel Canto by Ann Patchett is a love story set in the midst of tragedy. An opera soprano performing at an exclusive house party in South America is taken hostage along with other prominent partygoers. As the ransom negotiations stretch out over days and then months, relationships begin to form among

Author Terry E. Ervin stops at Gathering Volumes

Ohio author Terry W. Ervin II has just released his sixth book Thunder Wells, through Gryphonwood Press. Author of the First Civilization’s Legacy Series, this sci-fi/fantasy writer and English teacher has also written such titles as Relic Tech and Relic Hunted (Books one and two of the Crax War Chronicles), as well as Genre Shotgun,

Novelist Sara Dobie Bauer makes vampire angst a laughing matter

Sara Dobie Bauer has a lot going on— not only is she a legitimate author, she’s also a model, an outspoken mental health lecturer/advocate and a fan of all things dark and sinister (and Benedict Cumberbatch). These attributes manifest themselves in her writing, particularly Bite Somebody and the just-released sequel, Bite Somebody Else. The continuing