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Poetry Live and Out Loud at your library

Toledo: Join the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library as we celebrate “Poetry Live & Out Loud @ Your Library,” an exciting evening of poetry and spoken word scheduled from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 in the Huntington Meeting Room at Main Library, 325 Michigan Street, Toledo.


Whether you’re a fan of Shakespeare, Beowulf, Plath, or Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam, hear some of the area’s most talented poets and spoken word artists.


Lucas County Poet Laureate Joel Lipman, a poet-in-residence at Main Library, is scheduled to appear and participate in this exciting free program.


Hear some of the area’s most talented poets and spoken word artists for this lively night of open-microphone style poetry.  Poets will register in advance for a maximum five-minute performance slot.


If you are interested in sharing a few of your poems with the audience, sign up to register/reserve your time to wax poetic on the microphone. Space is limited.


Lewd lyrics, profanity, or strong sexual content are not allowed during poetry performances at the library.


For more details and to register, please call 419.259.5333.


Beginning Genealogy

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department is helping Toledo residents find out their ancestry.


In two free Saturday morning workshops titled Beginning Genealogy, participants can come to the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., and join Local History staff members Donna Christian and Irene Martin, and learn how to research their genealogy.


The first workshop, on April 26, 2008, will begin its 9:30 a.m. session with an overview of genealogy. Participants will learn the basics of genealogy, including what information is necessary to get started and where to find that information.


The workshop’s second session, beginning at 10:30 a.m., will teach participants about using census records and how they are useful in genealogical searches.


The second genealogy workshop will begin on May 10 at 9:30 a.m., with a look into the resources the Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department has and how they can help in your research.


The workshops will close with a 10:30 a.m. session exploring what resources the Internet has to offer, how to find those resources and how to use them.


Following the workshops, participants can spend time researching in the Local History and Genealogy Department and testing their new skills.


These programs are free and open to the public. Parking is also free for workshop participants.  Those interested can attend just one or both sessions. Registration is requested. For more details and to register, please call 419.259.5233.







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