Club 300



Located in the Old West End district of Toledo, Club 300 is a real gem of the community. Melvin Cooks and crew will host a variety of private events as well as public parties, conferences, and other gatherings.

Black Kite Open Mic Night

Black Kite Open Mic Night brings out not just Old West Enders to the Collingwood coffee shop, but unique individuals from all over Northwest Ohio. It’s an opportunity for strangers and friends alike to share their thoughts, ideas, and life lessons, all while supporting each other.


The 4th annual Bravo BGSU event was held on April 7th. Students had the opportunity to showcase their art and perform for community members. This event brings awareness to the arts program at Bowling Green as well as exposes students to opportunities to perform for different crowds.


JC’s Comics & More


Jaymz Collins has been selling comics for over 30 years. He’s also a huge music fan and concert goer. We took a tour of his cool store and talked to him about comics, music, and life.


The Ten Tenors


The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm. BCAN caught up with the group while they visited Northwest Ohio and got an early Christmas present with renditions of holiday classics.

Celebrate Native American Heritage

November is National Native American Heritage Month. Learn more about the diverse culture and history of Native Americans by exploring the resources your local library has to offer.

Books for Adults

Native nations : cultures and histories of native North America / Nancy Bonvillain
Good Friday on the rez : a Pine Ridge odyssey / David Hugh Bunnell
Crazy Brave : a Memoir by Joy Harjo
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher : the Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

Books for Children

Sweetest Kulu / by Celina Kalluk ; illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis
Buffalo Bird Girl : A Hidatsa Story retold by S. D. Nelson
Arctic peoples by Robin S. Doak - First nations of North America
Native Americans : discover the history & cultures of the first Americans : with 15 projects / Kim Kavin ; illustrated by Beth Hetland

Books for Pre-Teens and Teens

Undefeated : Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football team / Steve Sheinkin
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall III
If I ever get out of here : a novel with paintings / by Eric Gansworth
Dreaming in Indian : contemporary Native American voices / edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

The First Peoples of North America series by Raymond Bial

This series is great for grades 4 and up.

The people and culture of the Delaware / Raymond Bial
The People and Culture of the Huron by Raymond Bial
The people and culture of the Menominee / Raymond Bial
The people and culture of the Shawnee / Cassie M. Lawton and Raymond Bial

Additional Resources

National Native American Heritage Month – National Endowment for the Humanities

Native American Heritage – National Park Service

Native American Heritage Month – PBS

American Indian Heritage Teaching Resources – Smithsonian

Catalog Tips

Looking for more on the topics above? Search the catalog using the following terms:

  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America — Folklore
  • Indians of North America — Social life and customs
  • Indian Art — North America
  • Indian Mythology — North America
  • Inuit — Social life and customs
  • Native Americans

Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County blogger April S. at

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