Michael Gurian at St. John’s

Parenting expert Michael Gurian will be giving presentations on two of his books at St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy. The first will be at the school’s open house, where Gurian will discuss his book The Minds of Boys about how to motivate, teach, and encourage young men. The second night is a discussion

Toledo Museum of Art Annual Book Sale

Shop new and used art books, posters, magazines and more at the Toledo Museum of Art Annual Book Sale. Only members of the Library League (membership $10) can go to the preview on the first day of the sale. Second day open to all shoppers. 1-6pm | Friday, November 8 Noon-3pm | Saturday, November 9

Authors! Series Presents Kevin Wilson

The author of The Family Fang and Perfect Little World, Kevin Wilson, is the upcoming speaker for the Toledo Library Authors! Series. His latest novel is Nothing to See Here, a clever story about a woman who babysits twins with an unusual, and frightening, quirk— they spontaneously combust when they get angry. 7pm | Wednesday,

Slam in the Stacks

Literati Presents: Slam in the Stacks for all you storytellers out there. The theme is “holidays,” with ten people invited to tell five-minute stories, and the two best storytellers win prizes! Light refreshments will be served before the event begins at 7pm. Proceeds go to the Ready to Read Program. $15 | 6:30pm | Thursday,

A tour through Ohio’s Haunted History

The spooky side of the Buckeye State will be the focus of an event at the Wood County District Public Library in Bowling Green. Come to the atrium of the Main Library and hear tales of Ohio’s legendary haunted and ghostly places, guided by a series of five storytellers who are sure to put a

Social Justice through poetry

Two of the most respected poets in the region, Jim Ferris and Joel Lipman, will be reading selections from the book Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Gathering Volumes in Perrysburg. Hosted by publisher Cocklebur Press, the event will spotlight Undocumented, a book of poetry themed around the Southern Poverty Law Center’s

Author Charlie Rowell book signing

Charlie Rowell, a local attorney and writer of books such as My Cousin, Charlene and Pandora’s Box, holds a book signing at The Pub on Monroe St., on October 24. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Rowell was a practicing lawyer who wrote novels in private for years before finally being convinced by his

Secrets, Spies and Sensitively Complaining

For 15 years, the Northwest Ohio Jewish Book Festival has worked to spotlight Jewish authors and have them share the stories behind their stories. The 2019 edition of the Festival will begin on November 5 with an appearance by Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress, who will be discussing her new novel The Guest Book.

A Wicked Tale of Seven Gables

Dansville, Michigan is home to an old urban legend about a witch that supposedly cursed Seven Gables Road in Ingham Township. C. Greenshields, an author who has hiked throughout the legendary area for decades now, was inspired to turn the legend into an epic story. His debut novel, The Witch of Seven Gables, Volume One,

The American Glass Movement: Toledo’s Creative Legacy

Few people are as familiar with Toledo’s role in the Studio Glass Movement as panelists at this upcoming symposium. “The American Glass Movement: Toledo’s Creative Legacy,” centers around Kaysie Harrington’s master’s thesis at Bowling Green State University, and features experts like Barbara Floyd, author of The Glass City: Toledo and the Industry that Built It,

Foodie Fiction with HeART

Join the HeART Gallery for a celebration of classic books that have food as a central part of their identity. Grouped together by genre — fiction, non-fiction, culinary, et al. — each book will be displayed alongside a sample of the food referenced within, making for a unique day of cuisine and conversation. The HeART