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Tyehimba Jess

Reading and Reception

2018-01-20 14:30:00 2018-01-20 17:00:00 America/New_York Tyehimba Jess “I Got a Lust for Life”: The Unique Words and Sounds of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with The University of Toledo’s English Department and The Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities. Main Library

Saturday, January 20
2:30pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-01-20 14:30:00 2018-01-20 17:00:00 America/New_York Tyehimba Jess “I Got a Lust for Life”: The Unique Words and Sounds of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with The University of Toledo’s English Department and The Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities. Main Library

Main Library

McMaster Center

“I Got a Lust for Life”: The Unique Words and Sounds of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with The University of Toledo’s English Department and The Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities.

Tyehimba Jess is a storyteller and engaging performer whose work has focused on music, biography, and African-American history. A Detroit native and 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Jess will read from Olio, his award-winning collection of poetry that weaves together sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded, African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. A book signing will follow in the McMaster Lobby.

 “I Got a Lust for Life”: The Unique Words and Sounds of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan is a free, one-day, public program that includes panels, musical performances, and literary readings in Toledo and Detroit. It explores the synergies between, and the distinct languages of, northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan across music genres and storytelling practices. This program is in collaboration with The University of Toledo’s English Department and The Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities. Please visit The Roger Ray Institute for the Humanities for more event information.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

TAGS: | Books & Authors | Adult Program |

Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
Mon, Jan 15 Closed
(Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Tue, Jan 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Jan 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Jan 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Jan 19 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Jan 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Jan 21 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Historic Main Library “Jewel of the Community” – showcases stunning Art Deco design paired with cutting-edge modern architecture. Features include “Vitrolite” glass mosaic murals and a soaring atrium in the Wintergarden. Customers appreciate the
underground parking and the on-site Library Café and Classics Gift Shop.


Main serves customers from downtown, all of Lucas County, and surrounding areas. Customers rely on services from specialized departments such as Local History and Genealogy, Audio Visual, and the Tech
Center which contains 80 public computers. Business Technology supports job seekers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and more. The “Metro” draws teens for gaming activities and college resources, and students benefit from Homework Help in Children’s Library.

Upcoming events

Teen General Space
Tue, Jan 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Jan 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Jan 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Humanities General Space
Wed, Jan 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Wed, Jan 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Jan 17, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Jan 18, 9:00am - 8:30pm

Teen Computer Area
Thu, Jan 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Canceled
Thu, Jan 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Jan 19, 10:00am - 11:30am

Huntington Room A & B
Sat, Jan 20, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Jan 20, 9:30am - 11:30am

McMaster Center
Sat, Jan 20, 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Jan 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

1 Business Technology Dept – Searles Conf Rm
Mon, Jan 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Humanities General Space
Mon, Jan 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Jan 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Rescheduled
Tue, Jan 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
New date Monday, January 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Jan 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

1 Humanities Dept – Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Jan 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Wed, Jan 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Jan 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Jan 25, 9:00am - 8:30pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Jan 26, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Jan 27, 9:30am - 11:30am

Children's Program Room
Sat, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:30am

Humanities General Space
Mon, Jan 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Jan 29, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Jan 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Tue, Jan 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Canceled
Tue, Jan 30, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Wed, Jan 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Jan 31, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

1 Business Technology Dept – Searles Conf Rm
Thu, Feb 01, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Feb 02, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 03, 9:30am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Feb 05, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Feb 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Feb 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

1 Business Technology Dept – Searles Conf Rm
Wed, Feb 07, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Teen General Space
Wed, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

1 Humanities Dept – Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Feb 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Feb 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Feb 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Feb 09, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 10, 9:30am - 11:30am

Library General Space
Sat, Feb 10, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Feb 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Feb 13, 9:30am - 10:45am

Teen General Space
Tue, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Feb 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Feb 14, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

McMaster Center
Wed, Feb 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Feb 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Thu, Feb 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm