Enter TCP’s Poetry and Fiction Contest

Got the ‘write’ stuff? We’re looking for the best poems and short stories about the 419 that the Glass City has to offer for our annual poetry and fiction contest. Entering is easy. Write an original piece of short fiction or poetry (your choice!) about Toledo and keep it 419 words or less. The deadline

Terence O’Leary Talks Irish History

Irish-American author Terence O’Leary has written many stories about Irish immigrants through his Irish Crossings series. He will discuss the historical accounts behind many of those tales in his presentation “The Potato Famine and the Coming of the Irish to America.” Attendees will learn about the Great Hunger that began in 1845, causing over 1

“So You Want to Talk About Race”

Discuss The New York Times bestselling book by Ijeoma Oluo, which takes a hard look at race relations. The book covers life-and-death issues, such as police brutality and mass incarceration, as well as the daily awkward moments that are often difficult to address. Oluo approaches sensitive topics artfully and with empathy. The discussion will be

New Mott Branch Library Opens

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library has announced the opening of the new Mott Branch Library. The impressive modern-designed space, located in the heart of the Historic Roosevelt and Onyx Neighborhoods, incorporates the Smith Park playground into the library grounds in an effective, meaningful way and is sure to be a haven for area youth and

Stacey Abrams Discusses Her Book “Lead From the Outside”

The Toledo Public Library’s Authors! Series presents Stacey Abrams to discuss her book, Lead from the Outside, which is about leadership and how to make change in the world through understanding the challenges faced by people from all walks of life. Tickets have sold out, but Toledoans who do attend will have a chance to

Adam Savage Joins Authors! Series

Adam Savage will speak at the Authors! Series about his book, Every Tool’s a Hammer, to encourage readers to bring their inventions to life. The co-host of the Emmy-nominated MythBusters has a background in special effects and presents behind-the-scenes footage of major films like Blade Runner on his popular website, tested.com. Adam Savage event is

Meet the University of Toledo Press

The University of Toledo Press is hosting an open house event for visitors to meet authors, have books signed, and purchase the latest literary releases. Authors whose work has been published by the UT Press include Barbara Floyd, Rick Markoff, David Ossman, Ben Morales and others. To keep up with the latest details on this

Visit Monarch Cards & Comics on Free Comic Book Day

Participating comic book stores across the continent are gearing up for Free Comic Day, when some comic books are free and there is no purchase required! Monarch Cards & Comics is joining in on the fun, so, if you want to save some bucks to support your insatiable appetite for all things comics, make your

Open Mic Night at Club Evolution

Presented by Flowetry-N-Motion, Club Evolution’s open mic night promises an evening filled with poetry, singing, comedy, and more. Six-time poetry slam champion Big Fitz Da Poet will be featured, and there’s no telling who will take to the stage for this epic event. Feeling brave? Sign up to perform the night of the event up