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ODN Item of the Week: Family Research Guide

The ubiquity of DNA tests in both pop culture and genealogy circles means that more of us than ever are looking for resources to research our family histories. Your library has many tools to assist in this work, and thanks to DPLA we’ve got more more to add to the list – their Family Research […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Homecoming

It’s finally feeling like fall, and football and homecoming games are on the horizon, but this week we are taking a look at a different kind of homecoming. In 1965, Robert Manry sailed what was at the time the shortest boat to make a non-stop trip across the Atlantic Ocean. His 13.5′ sailboat, Tinkerbelle, spent […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Tip Top Weekly

Similar to dime novels but lower priced and targeted for children, nickel weeklies were an extremely popular entertainment in late 19th and early 20th century America. One such series, Tip Top Weekly, introduced the character of Frank Merriwell, who lived on in comics, film, and even a Broadway play, long after the demise of the […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Mockernut Hickory

The leaves may be changing soon, but the College of Wooster’s Herbarium Sheets Collection is available to you all year round, thanks to DPLA. From their site: “The Herbarium Sheets Collection was created and donated by Mary Ronsheim while she was a student at the College of Wooster in 1950. The sheets contain leaves collected […]

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ODN Item of the Week: Photo history of the Toledo Auto-Lite Strike

This week we’ve got labor on our minds, especially the history of labor unions in Ohio. And the best place to start learning more about them is the Rogowski-Kaptur Labor History Room at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library. Part of TLCPL’s Local History collection, it includes a wide range of materials that document the […]

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