Author talk with Genevieve Geha Kirkbride

Toledoan Genevieve Geha Kirkbride tells a tale of immigration, romance, deceit and faith in her debut novel Carmen. This artful and compelling story of coming to America— which begins in 1888 Lebanon and ends in 1946 Toledo— centers around the scandal of a prominent Catholic family in Damascus and a young girl’s love for a

MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio’s MultiFaith Book Club

Explore religious and spiritual practices from around the globe during the MultiFaith Council of NW Ohio’s MultiFaith Book Club. In upcoming sessions, the club will focus on Huston Smith’s The World’s Religions, which provides essential elements and teachings of predominant world faiths. The club meets at the King Road Library from 2-4pm on January 25,

Cincinnati Author Visits Toledo to Discuss “Heart of Junk”

Did you get caught up in the Marie Kondo de-cluttering effect, or does junk bring you joy? In his most recent novel, Heart of Junk, Cincinnati author Luke Geddes argues that “junk” has human value, connecting us to our personal pasts and shared history. Hear from Geddes, and learn more about his newest release, during

Getting to know Yayoi

The Toledo Museum of Art Book Club presents Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama with a discussion that coincides with the artists exhibition, Fireflies on the Water, an installation that incorporates lights, water and mirrors in an ethereal display. Kusama, an avant garde artist and activist who first came to the U.S. in 1958,

A Reading with Lindsey Moore

Northern Michigan author Lindsey Moore reads from her educational and poetic children’s book, Sea Bear. Centered around a polar bear’s journey across the Arctic sea ice in a reality check about climate change and a moving story of perseverance. 2-3:30pm | Saturday, December 21 Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg 567-336-6188 | gatheringvolumes.com |

Anita S. Crane Reads from “A Real Part of the Show”

Informed by the author’s own experience volunteering backstage at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre, A Real Part of the Show is about Emma, a stage manager who finds herself embroiled in a financial scandal that threatens the community theatre. Author Anita S. Crane will read from her book at the place that inspired the tale. A

Meet Yasmin’s creator!

With books that are quickly winning a place in the hearts and on the bookshelves of children all over the country, the Yasmin series follows the story of a second-grader with incredible imagination as she envisions herself embarking on all sorts of career paths, from chef to superhero. Saadia Faruqi, the writer who brought Yasmin

The spirit of the Christmas Weed lives on

The tale of Toledo’s Christmas Weed— which was decorated by area residents after being spotted growing out of sidewalk at the corner of Secor and Alexis— became an unlikely viral sensation last year. And though it was ‘weednapped’ mere days after the holiday, the spirit of the unique landmark lives on in the new children’s

For once, you can enjoy Writer’s Block!

Remember book fairs? Those amazing days at school with a remarkable selection of books on sale? Join regional authors at Franklin Park Mall’s food court for the Writer’s Block Author Fair, on December 14. Over 30 regional authors, including children’s author Nick Rokicki, fantasy writer A.M. Cummins, sci-fi and comic writer Jim Beard and many