Join Sylvania Franciscan Village for Dinner and a Yousef Bashir book

Join the Sylvania Franciscan Village for this month’s Dinner and a Book event, featuring a discussion of Yousef Bashir’s memoir The Words of My Father: Love and Pain in Palestine. The book tells of Bashir’s experiences as a child in Gaza, as his father steadfastly believed in peaceful coexistence with Israel, even as Israeli soldiers

CANCELED: Linda Sarsour Joins Toledo Library’s Authors! Event

UPDATE: Due to coronavirus concerns, this event has been canceled. The Toledo Library’s Authors! series continues with an appearance by Linda Sarsour to discuss her new memoir, We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders. One of the organizers of the Women’s March and a powerful and influential voice in the feminist community, Sarsour will talk

Wine & Words Beer & Books night at Suburban Bottle

Go deep inside the issue of social justice with two of Lucas County’s poets laureate during Suburban Bottle’s monthly Wine & Words Beer & Books night. The book club will discuss the poetry collection Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice with two of the poets represented in the book, Jim Ferris and Joel

Vines and Lines at Taste Wine Bar

Enjoy some lovely conversation while holding a lovely glass of wine at the February edition of Vines and Lines, a book club held in collaboration with the Toledo Library. This month’s book selection is Another Brooklyn, Jacqueline Woodson’s story about a young woman reminiscing about her childhood as she returns to New York to bury

Author of “Ghost Readers” Victoria Brown comes to Gathering Volumes

Ghost communication would probably grab our attention— before sending us running scared, of course. For Jessica, the young heroine of The City Workers: Ghost Readers, that interaction sets off a mystery sure to entertain young audiences. Hear from the author, Victoria Brown, during her upcoming visit to Gathering Volumes. The book is available for purchase

A.S. Coomer Discusses new book “Memorabilia”

A man finds a suicide note written by a deceased friend, and it sets off a chain reaction in his mind that leads him perilously close to madness. That’s the unsettling setup to Memorabilia, the new novel by author and musician A.S. Coomer, which will be the focus of discussion at Gathering Volumes on February

Aya Khalil Releases new book “The Arabic Quilt”

Aya Khalil’s own life experiences— as an immigrant and educator— informed the creation of her first book being released this month, the touching children’s tale The Arabic Quilt. To celebrate the occasion, Gathering Volumes is holding a special release party for the Toledo author on February 15. The story of a young girl who just

Discuss “The New Jim Crow” at Mott Library

Two years after the election of Barack Obama, as Americans were patting themselves on the back over how far our country had come, Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow hit like a punch in the gut. In honor of its tenth anniversary, the Northwest Ohio Democratic Socialists of America will host a discussion of

Enjoy Wine and Books at Suburban Bottle

Perrysburg’s Suburban Bottle welcomes everyone to their book club, Wine and Words – Beer and Books. Meetings, the first Tuesday of every month, provide a chance to discuss a book while enjoying an adult beverage. In February, Daphne’s award-winning author Anna Lee Huber will discuss her book The Anatomist’s Wife. $25 (includes a copy of

Sanger Friends of the Library Book Sale Feb. 1-2

Expand your “to-be-read” stack of books at a low cost at the Sanger Friends of the Library Book Sale. Peruse hundreds of gently-used books looking for new homes at prices of $1 or less. Grab a shopping bag and head to Sanger for some good reads. 9am-4:30pm Saturday, February 1 | 1-4pm Sunday, February 2