An Intimate Evening with Sally Field

The Library welcomes Sally Field to this month’s Authors! program, presented by the Library Legacy Foundation. Field is an Academy award and Emmy award-winning actress, who climbed the ladder of success after enduring a troubling childhood. Field explains her life journey, along with the highs and lows of her early Hollywood career, in her memoir

Art Book Club Talks Family Matters

In A.J. Jacobs’ book It’s All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree, the understanding of what family means is explored in a comedic, but heartfelt journey through words. Join others at this month’s art book club discussion that will cover the world of family history and genealogy in preparation for the upcoming

Monroe Comic-Con Honors Pop Culture

Pop culture fans unite! Throw on your best cosplay costume, bring along your favorite comics, and head to the 6th Annual Monroe Comic-Con. Meet celebrity guests from a variety of shows including Supernatural, Power Rangers, Star Wars and many others while checking out over 100 vendor booths. Step away from the screen and see these

Great American Read Party Features Favorites

What does your favorite book say about you? What does America’s favorite books say about us as a nation? Ponder this question and explore the diverse experiences and ideas that make our nation great during The Great American Read Party. Using the list of 100 books from the PBS series “The Great American Read,” this

Gathering Volumes Hosts Genevieve Geha Book Signing

A tale of immigration, romance, deceit and faith, Toledoan Genevieve Geha Kirkbride’s debut novel Carmen is an artful and compelling story of coming to America. Beginning in Lebanon in 1888, travelling to Syria in the 1930s, and finally arriving in Toledo in 1946, Carmen centers around the scandal of a prominent Catholic family in Damascus and

Author Florence Williams (‘The Nature Fix’) at the Public Library

Best-selling author, freelance writer and podcaster Florence Williams believes nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative, which is the premise of her book The Nature Fix. Traveling all over the world, Williams provides new research on the power of outdoors and how it benefits the brain. She will be stopping at the Toledo Lucas

‘Tears from the Hood’ Book Release Party

Toledo poet Melvin Douglas Johnson has been writing poems his entire life. Now, in his late 70s, Johnson shows no signs of slowing down. Join the beloved poet for the book release party for his latest, Tears from the Hood. Johnson will share the stage with friends and local writers. Books will be available for

Beers and Books at The Casual Pint

Join independent author Michael Timmins at his book release for Party for Prelude to the Shards on Friday, August 3. This fiction novel includes three tales set in a world called Ismia, exploring the story of a coven of witches and dark magic. Meet with Timmins, get a copy of his book signed, have a

A.S. Coomer and Matt Betts at Gathering Volumes Bookstore

Local authors, A.S. Coomer and Matt Betts, will get together to discuss their work and inspiration together at Gathering Volumes Bookstore. Both writers have been acknowledged for their creativity through award nominations and appearances in anthologies and literary journals. Meet and talk with the guys about their new and upcoming releases while mingling with other

Nick Muska: The mind of a poet

Nick Muska is a poet and a storyteller, but it ain’t that simple. Muska tells stories in print, publishing three collections of poems  (ELM: Warehouse Poems, Living My Nightlife Out Under the Sun and All Cool (Carefully Selected Poems) and featured in two anthologies of GLASS WILL: An Anthology of Toledo Poets.  Soul-baring words of

In the PINK: Reading House Bill 565

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio for the inaugural meeting of a monthly intersectional book club to read works by different activists and political theorists and to read and dissect legislation in the state house and congress. The July reading for In the PINK will be House Bill 565, “regarding abolition of abortion.” If you