Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed

Justin Longacre’s newest chapbook sheds new light on the familiar Justin Longacre’s poetry chapbook, Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed (Raggedy Mouths Press, 2018) evokes images of desperation, ruin, escapism and, ultimately, hope. It takes readers through events that they are likely to experience in their everyday lives, homing in on them to take apart the layers

Celebrating African-American authors

Take a second— can you name five Black writers off the top of your head?  From W.E.B. Du Bois to bell hooks (pictured above), to James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and contemporary writers like Akwaeke Emezi, Roxane Gay, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Terrance Hayes, the impact of African-American writers on

Enter the TMA archives

Discover books, materials and more that are not typically on view as Alison Huftalen, head librarian, and Julie McMaster, archivist, offer a first-hand glimpse into the collection, with a spotlight on materials that showcase the history of the TMA during Library & Archives Unshelved: Museum History. Visit the Art Reference Library, frequented by art historians,

Discuss Gary Chapman’s Book “5 Love Languages”

How do you express your love? Is it through action, touch, spending quality time together, giving gifts, or knowing how to say the right thing? Everyone communicates their feelings differently, and author Gary Chapman believes that understanding how you and your partner express love can benefit any relationship. Discuss Chapman’s book, 5 Love Languages, with

Pop-Up Books Exhibition at Maumee Valley Country Day School

See moveable books, poster books, and other rare varieties of books during the Pop-Up Books exhibition in the The Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School. The collection is provided by Ron Euton, a former MVCDS faculty member, who has been a rare and unusual book hobbyist for nearly four decades. On view through

EcoLit Book Group Reads Terrell Dixon’s “City Wilds”

Nature extends beyond trees, wildlife, rivers, and forests. It also exists in the moss between cracks in concrete, animals finding meals in city dumpsters, and the flora in vacant parking lots. Discuss Terrell Dixon’s book, City Wilds: Essays and Stories about Urban Nature with Cheryl Lachowski, Senior Lecturer, BGSU English Dept. and Ohio Certified Volunteer

Friends of the Library Book Sale, January 24-26

Friends of the Library is hosting their first book sale of the year, from January 24-26. Shop gently used books in addition to CDs, DVDs, VHS, magazines, children’s books, cassette tapes and LP records. All proceeds directly benefit library programs. Item prices vary from 25 cents to $2. 4-7pm Thursday, 9am-4pm Friday and Saturday Friends

Books on Tap—Toledo’s Latest Book Club

Toledo’s latest book club, Books on Tap, has expanded to three more locations— Kent group will be held at The Attic on Adams, Maumee held at Earnest Brew Works, and Sylvania at Inside the Five. This adult-only book club where members can enjoy a beer while discussing their thoughts on the book, meets once a

The book flood

Hailing from Iceland, Jólabókaflóð, otherwise known as the Christmas book flood, is a holiday tradition where people exchange books on Christmas Eve, and spend the night reading. Gathering Volumes brings this Icelandic tradition to the States by hosting their very own book flood. All are welcome, and those who attend should bring a wrapped, new

Toledo Voices at Play

Feel like you may have written (or could write) the next great American play? Now might be your chance to let your talent shine. The Toledo Repertoire Theatre is calling for submissions to “Toledo Voices,” a night where local playwrights bring their unproduced manuscripts and participate in a series of readings, followed by feedback from

Cold War Paranoia In Mayo’s Survival House

Wendell Mayo’s latest collection of short stories, Survival House (Stephen F. Austin University Press), is a lean, sharply focused collection of tales for these troubling times. The stories, in some ways, represent a change of direction for Mayo, who recently retired from spending over two decades as a creative writing professor at Bowling Green State