Storytime for literati at the Toledo Museum of Art

If you’re more of a listener than a reader, The Toledo Museum of Art is offering the ultimate storytelling experience. Over three consecutive Fridays in June, the Museum will be doing a live reading of the entirety of James Joyce’s masterwork, Ulysses. Covering 32 hours in a Marathon Reading initiative, Ulysses tells the story of

Karen Robards in Toledo

The Sanger Branch Library is celebrating its grand re-opening after renovations, with New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards on hand to discuss her new book, The Ultimatum. Having grown up dismantling explosives and studying martial arts, Bianca St. Ives swindles con men out of the money they stole. Known as The Guardian, Bianca is

A.S. Coomer’s The Fetishists is a Hell of a ride

You know you’re in for the literary equivalent of a ghost pepper when a human sex slave auction is the jumping off point in the book you’re reading. In the case of A.S. Coomer’s latest novel, The Fetishists, the happenings only get darker and nastier the further you read and you’ll inevitably find yourself consuming

UT professor’s classic book brings Iroquois history to life

“In Native American circles, it is traditional for the grandparents to tell the ‘rising generations,’ their grandchildren, tales of the Old Times. When a child is ready to learn, she will come to a trusted Elder, respectfully requesting that Elder to tell her of times past.” –Barbara Alice Mann, PhD, introduction to “Land of the

Author Amor Towles joins Literati Club for After Hours Event

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is home to the Literati Club. The group, which does fundraising and literacy-raising events, is promoting the latter, with its After Hours Event featuring author Amor Towles, known for his books Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow. Towles will speak about both novels and answer questions. Books

The Yellow Envelope Author To Speak in Toledo

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single book— especially when that book is The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules and a Life-Changing Journey by Kim Dinan. A memoir about Kim and her husband Brian’s trek around the world giving out money to strangers is an exhilarating tale of a life lived

Award-winning writer Ron Chernow makes a stop in Toledo

Winner of several prestigious writing awards including the Pulitzer, the National Book Award for Nonfiction and the American History Book Prize, Ron Chernow has some deep insight into writing powerful books. You can access that knowledge firsthand when he comes to Toledo for the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s Authors! Authors! event on May 31.

Free Comic Book Day: Your Guide to Getting into Comics

The success of many popular comic-based movies has created a renaissance for the genre. There is, simply, no better time to be a comic book nerd. Comics can be a tricky thing to pick up, due to an almost overwhelming amount of titles. Local shops will provide new readers with a perfect jump start on

Free Comic Book Day

Perhaps the best of the fake holidays, Free Comic Book Day speaks to the geek in all of us. You’ve spent enough money at the comic book stores over the years, it’s about time you got a little love back. Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in May, special versions of an assortment of comics

Author to read memoir about growing up on the Great Lakes

Have you ever dreamt of a life on the open water? Ann Michler Lewis wrote a memoir of her time accompanying her father, a captain of 28 ships that sailed the waters of the Great Lakes. Now she’ll hold a discussion concerning her adventures while also reading from her book, Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing Up on

Yale professor and public intellectual Timothy Snyder visits Toledo

Take a free lesson in the history of the 20th century when Yale professor and public intellectual Timothy Snyder comes to town. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library have teamed up to present Open Book, a discussion on Snyder’s latest work, On Tyranny: 20 Lessons From the 20th Century. Offering a frightening