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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
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Tue, Apr 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
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Fri, Apr 20 9:00AM to 5:30PM
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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.

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