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

Authors! Series Welcomes Heather Morris

Presented by the Library Legacy Foundation, in April the Authors! Series brings New Zealand novelist Heather Morris, who penned the bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz. The book relates the heart wrenching account of Lale Sokolov, who was forced to work as a tattooist in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where he fell in love with

Hash Bash

What better way to celebrate Michigan’s legalization of marijuana than the 18th Annual Monroe Street Fair Hash Bash Festival? Hosted by Charles Strackbein & Creative Recreation, the free music festival celebrates many genres. Bands to look forward to this year include the Syd Burnham Band, The Muggs, Hullabaloo, Kung Fu Lovers, and many more. Though

Hallowed be thy name

History and mythology junkies are sure to enjoy this reading and discussion led by Priscilla Vogelbacher, author of Hallowed Be Thy Name: Lucifer, Origins & Revelation. Vogelbacher makes connections between Mesopotamian gods and biblical stories found in Genesis while also exploring origin stories from multiple religions and cultures. Meet her and get your copy of

In the PINK

Every other month, In the PINK Book Club discusses a piece of Ohio state legislation, and this month will focus on the controversial SB27 Embryonic and Fetal Tissue Disposal Restriction Bill. The club’s goal is to keep women informed about maintaining their best health while learning about legislation that could potentially affect it. To find

Equal pay for all

The Steinem Sister Series presents Money and Feminism: Equal Pay Day and Beyond with a discussion of the book, Equality for Women=Prosperity and Beyond. This incredibly well-researched economic treatise by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani and Augusto Lopez-Claros details the worldwide effects of income inequality, assertig that equal pay is important not only for women’s rights, but for

Ohio Author Holds Book Event at Fusion Bistro

On Tuesday, March 19, author Dan Stout will launch his new book Titanshade at Toledo’s Fusion Bistro starting at 6pm. Now based in Columbus, Stout is excited to return to his hometown of Toledo, “Readings are fun, but this is a party! We’ll have some cake, and there’ll be plenty of talk about the book

Hank Phillippi Ryan joins Crime Solver’s Weekend

Emmy award- winning investigative journalist Hank Phillippi Ryan has also won many awards, including 5 Agathas, for her crime fiction writing. Ryan will talk about her craft, and her most recent novel, TRUST ME, as part of the Crime Solvers’ Weekend event at the Wood County District Public Library Atrium. Books will be available for

Greg Iles talks “Cemetery Road”

As part of the Authors! Authors! series, Greg Iles will discuss his newest thriller, Cemetery Road, a tale about two murders set in a rural Mississippi town. A native of Natchez, Mississippi, Iles often uses the area as backdrop for his stories. The New York Times bestselling author will speak, followed by a Q&A session

Floeticly Divine Hosts Poetryspeaks Poetry Slam

Are you a fan of slam poetry? Whether you’re a writer or an enthusiastic listener, the Poetryspeaks Poetry Slam presented by Floeticly Divine will keep you entertained. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in three categories: teenage, college and adult. For rules, regulations and more information, email $10 in advance | $15 at the

Steinem Sisters Collective Talk Intersectional Feminism

Equality is more than just about gender, and intersectional feminism argues that all of our identities— class, race, education, ability, religion and sexual orientation, among others— impact the way we experience the world. Discuss how overlapping identities create different patterns of oppression and discrimination during the Steinem Sisters Collective discussion, HerStory: Intersectional Feminism. 2-4pm |