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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, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 22 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Feb 25 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

Children's Program Room
Fri, Feb 23, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Feb 24, 9:30am - 11:30am

Children's Program Room
Sat, Feb 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Tue, Feb 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Wed, Feb 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

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

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

Creativity Lab
Sat, Mar 03, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Mon, Mar 05, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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

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

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

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

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

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Mar 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Wed, Mar 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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

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

Library General Space
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 10, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Wintergarden
Sun, Mar 11, 1:15pm - 4:30pm

Mon, Mar 12, All day

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

Tue, Mar 13, All day

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Mar 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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

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

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

Wed, Mar 14, All day

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 15, All day

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Thu, Mar 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fri, Mar 16, All day

Children's Program Room
Fri, Mar 16, 10:00am - 11:30am

Sat, Mar 17, All day

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 17, 9:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Mar 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Sun, Mar 18, All day

Mon, Mar 19, All day

Children's General Space
Mon, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Tue, Mar 20, All day

Teen General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Mar 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Tue, Mar 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wed, Mar 21, All day

Teen General Space
Wed, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Mar 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Mar 21, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Wed, Mar 21, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Thu, Mar 22, All day

Teen General Space
Thu, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Fri, Mar 23, All day

Children's Program Room
Fri, Mar 23, 10:00am - 11:30am

Sat, Mar 24, All day

Teen General Space
Sat, Mar 24, 9:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Sat, Mar 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Children's Program Room
Sat, Mar 24, 10:30am - 11:30am

Sun, Mar 25, All day