Book It!

Toledo has much to offer local lit lovers. In addition to boasting one of the best library systems in the country, active book clubs around town welcome new members.

Sandra Feen and Anthony Frame Read Poetry

The Arts and Performance Center presents readings by two accomplished poets – Sandra Feen and Anthony Frame – on December 7. Feen, a teacher for 32 years, often writes about her experiences with the insular school world, gathered in her book Fragile Capacity with poems like “Before the Tardy Bell.” A Toledo exterminator, Frame’s most

Save on Books at Friends of the Library Sale

With books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other media for sale for as low as 25 cents, the Friends of the Library Book Sale is an event you don’t want to miss. With amazing deals, the proceeds go to Friends of the Library to benefit library programs. Everything at the sale is $2 or lower! Get

Locals Present Poetry During Uncloistered Series

Hear from some of Toledo’s best poets during the December installment of the Uncloistered Poetry series. Led by local literary figure Jonie McIntire, this monthly series begins with readings from featured poets, followed by an open mic. This month, hear from Adrian Lime, Mark Sebastian Jordan, Lucas Hargis, Jason Kaufman, Nick Gardner and Sandra Gill.

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian Discusses Autobiography

Mirror Garde: A Memoir chronicles 20th Century Iranian artist and writer Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian. She will discuss her inspirational autobiography including her visual work which has had her named as one of Iran’s most prominent artists. Her work combines reflective surfaces and traditional mosaic geometry. Monir’s piece is on view at the TMA as part

Damon Brown Promotes Recent Work

TED Talk participant and writer Damon Brown will give a public lecture promoting his most recent work, The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur: 76 Ways to Boost Time, Focus & Productivity for Your Big Idea. A special Q&A with the author will take place following the presentation. Reserve seats online. 6:30-9pm Wednesday, November 14 Sylvania Library, 6749

Yoga Meets Reading at California Yoga in Sylvania

Read and dissect the 1982 best selling novel, Women Who Run with Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Women of Archetype at this monthly book club and yoga class. Author Clarissa Estes uses myths and folklore to unlock feminine culture and free the inner wild women. The class will discuss the book, chapter by

Is Inaction Criminal?

Headlining the 2018 David S. Stone Law Lecture at the University of Toledo College of Law on November 5, author and current University of Utah law professor Amos N. Guiora will present a lecture on his latest book, The Crime of Complicity: The Bystander in the Holocaust.

Prartho Sereno Makes Stop in Toledo

Accomplished writer, creative workshop instructor, award-winning poet and BGSU graduate, Prartho Sereno visits Toledo to read from her latest release Indian Rope Trick along with other pieces. Sereno’s unique writing process, developed while she was in India for four years, includes meditation and art. Her curiosity has lead her to become a psychologist, vegetarian cook,

Toledo Public Libraries Offer Writing Workshops

Are you an aspiring writer? Do you need help developing your story? Sign up for one or all three of Toledo Library Writing Workshops, in partnership with University of Toledo Libraries. Professors from the University of Toledo and Young Adult author Leslie Welch, will lead different courses which are free. Visit to register. Friday,

America’s Amnesia: The Ongoing Effects of Segregation

Bestselling author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017), Dr. Richard Rothstein, was the keynote speaker for the 2018 Ohio Fair Housing Summit held in downtown Toledo on September 20, to educate the public about the purposefully racist policies beginning in the early 20th century that have led to today’s segregated neighborhoods.