Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Discusses Autobiography

Mirror Garde: A Memoir chronicles 20th Century Iranian artist and writer Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. She will discuss her inspirational autobiography including her visual work which has had her named as one of Iran’s most prominent artists. Her work combines reflective surfaces and traditional mosaic geometry. Monir’s piece is on view at the TMA as part

Damon Brown Promotes Recent Work

TED Talk participant and writer Damon Brown will give a public lecture promoting his most recent work, The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Focus & Productivity for Your Big Idea. A special Q&A with the author will take place following the presentation. Reserve seats online. 6:30-9pm Wednesday, November 14 Sylvania Library, 6749

Yoga Meets Reading at California Yoga in Sylvania

Read and dissect the 1982 best selling novel, Women Who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Women of Archetype at this monthly book club and yoga class. Author Clarissa Estes uses myths and folklore to unlock feminine culture and free the inner wild women. The class will discuss the book, chapter by

Is Inaction Criminal?

Headlining the 2018 David S. Stone Law Lecture at the University of Toledo College of Law on November 5, author and current University of Utah law professor Amos N. Guiora will present a lecture on his latest book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.

Prartho Sereno Makes Stop in Toledo

Accomplished writer, creative workshop instructor, award-winning poet and BGSU graduate, Prartho Sereno visits Toledo to read from her latest release Indian Rope Trick along with other pieces. Sereno’s unique writing process, developed while she was in India for four years, includes meditation and art. Her curiosity has lead her to become a psychologist, vegetarian cook,

Toledo Public Libraries Offer Writing Workshops

Are you an aspiring writer? Do you need help developing your story? Sign up for one or all three of Toledo Library Writing Workshops, in partnership with University of Toledo Libraries. Professors from the University of Toledo and Young Adult author Leslie Welch, will lead different courses which are free. Visit to register. Friday,

America’s Amnesia: The Ongoing Effects of Segregation

Bestselling author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017), Dr. Richard Rothstein, was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Ohio Fair Housing Summit held in downtown Toledo on September 20, to educate the public about the purposefully racist policies beginning in the early 20th century that have led to today’s segregated neighborhoods.

Author Wil Haygood Talks ‘Tigerland 1968-1969’

Last year, Wil Haygood, best-selling author and prize-winning journalist, came to Toledo to discuss his article-turned-film-turned-book, The Butler: A Witness to History, based on the life of Thurgood Marshall. Now, Haygood returns to discuss his latest release, Tigerland 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart and a Magical Season of Healing.

Atomic Meet & Greet at Gathering Volumes

In his latest book, Survival House, Mayo addresses the impact and legacy of “the collective mind of doom” through ten short stories. Meet the author and learn more about his fifth short story collection during a meet and greet at Gathering Volumes bookstore.

UT’s 21st Annual Banned Books Week Vigil

The full day event will include a series of presentations, door prizes and banned book giveaways every half hour, and a talk at noon by Charlene Gilbert, Dean of UT’s College of Arts and Letters and Dr. Linda Smith.

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