Poetry & Soul Colors
On Thursday, April 13 from 7-10pm, poet Kay Renee and The Truth Gallery present Poetry & Soul Colors, an evening of artistic expression featuring music, spoken word and other performance. Featured performers will be followed by an open mic session, open to all forms of artistic expression. This recurring event happens the second Thursday of each month. Early sign up for open mic is highly recommended. Suggested donation at the door of $7 to support the arts. 1811 Adams Street, Toledo. 419-243-0007. thetruthtoledo.com.
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friends of the Library is a nonprofit membership organization that provides support for Toledo Library’s Summer Brown Bag Concerts, Authors! events, Children’s Summer Read, local branch activities and levy campaigns. Financial support is generated through almost-monthly book sales at their location, 1301 N. Reynolds Rd., Toledo, at the corner of Reynolds and Dorr St., next to Super Fitness. The April book sale takes place Thursday, April 13 from 4-7pm, Friday, April 14 from 9am-4pm, and Saturday, April 15 from 9am-4pm. On Saturday, books are $8 per bag. You do not need to be a member to shop at the book sale. There are approximately 30,000 books currently in stock, in addition to CDs, DVDs and audiobooks. 419-259-5455. toledolibrary.org/fol
Mr. Fantastic Bastard! in Perrysburg
Esteemed local writer (and former City Paper Editor) Jason Webber celebrates the release of his second book on Saturday, April 22 from 2:30-4pm at Gathering Volumes with an event, Reading and Rants with Jason Webber. The event will include a reading and discussion of Webber’s new book Mr. Fantastic Bastard! 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg. 567-336-6188. gatheringvolumes.com.