Learn how to get the most of your smart speaker and voice assistants in this informative presentation. We will be focus on Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant for this workshop. Apple's Siri will not be covered. We will go over tasks, skills, humor, hidden costs, privacy, and more.

This program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Refreshments will be provided.

Way Library welcomes Tamia Land, independent researcher, period clothing manufacturer, and costumed interpreter at Fort Meigs, for a discussion on early American fashion.  How did clothing on the Ohio frontier differ from London, Paris, or Philadelphia?  Learn about what was worn on the frontier in the early 19th century, through pictures of extant clothing, genre paintings, and reproduction clothing.

Great War. In this episode, we’ll explore America's tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine at tacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson's proclamation that "the world must be made safe for democracy."

Admission and refreshments are free of charge.

Stop by Way to discover how to ReThink disposable items such as single serving water bottles, one-use grocery bags, plastic straws, and disposable coffee and drink cups. Take the pledge to reduce your use of disposables and receive a free reusable shopping bag, produce bag, coffee cup, tumbler with a straw, or a metal straw. Do your part to stop waste before it starts by choosing to REUSE.

Sponsored by Keep Perrysburg Beautiful

Join Dr. Elina Gertsman, Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University, for a presentation on blank space in medieval manuscript illuminations and the importance of the parchment they are painted on.  Nature, medieval philosophers exclaimed in an unsteady chorus, abhors a vacuum.  The fear of empty space is often construed as a definitive feature of Gothic material culture in its many manifestations. This talk will explore complex conversations among philosophy, physics, mathematics, piety, and image-making in order to suggest that late medieval art, in its constant attempts to grapple with the unrepresentability of the invisible, is in fact predicated on new engagements with emptiness.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Way Library and the League of Women Voters of the Perrysburg Area welcome Sam Nelson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Toledo, for a talk on net neutrality.  Net neutrality refers to how internet service providers treat data as it moves through the infrastructure of the internet. Up until a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission, ISPs were required by law to treat all data equally - customers were charged the same rates for data transmission and there was no price discrimination between big data consumers like Facebook and small consumers like local artists. This talk will examine what the long simmering debate over net neutrality is about and discuss the potential consequences of the recent FCC decision for our own everyday use of the Internet.

Way Library welcomes Michael Stauch, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toledo, for a presentation on Prohibition.  Dr. Stauch will discuss the history of Prohibition and its effects on federal and local policing, including the resultant large increase in state infrastructure and the number of police needed, as well as the type of training required.

In this three-session class, Dorothy Stanton will guide you as you document your life story for your family and loved ones. She will offer examples, inspiration, and resources to get you started on this one-of-a-kind literary journey. All you need is a notebook and pencil. Writing skills are not necessary.

Registration is required.