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Authors! with Wil Haygood presented by the Library

Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Authors! with Wil Haygood presented by the Library

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Open Book with Wil Haygood 581 Tickets Oct 4, 2018 Free  

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Best-selling author, prize-winning journalist, acclaimed biographer and cultural historian Wil Haygood returns to Toledo to share the emotional, inspiring story from his latest book, Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing that follows two teens from a poor, black, segregated high school in Columbus.  In the midst of the racial turbulance of 1968/1969, the team wins both the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year. 

Best known as the author of the New York Times best-sellers The Butler and Showdown, Wil Haygood's workhas chronicled America’s civil rights journey through acclaimed biographies of Thurgood Marshall, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Sammy Davis, Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson and Eugene Allen, the real-life inspiration for Lee Daniels’ award-winning film, The Butler.

Books will be for sale at the event by Friends of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Mr. Haygood will be available for book-signing after the program.


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Can tickets be purchased by phone?
NO, Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite, or at any Toledo Lucas County Public Library location. Tickets are not required to attend the event, but the FREE Eventbrite ticket, just helps us plan for the event.

What time do the doors open? 6:30 p.m.

Are there assigned seats? No. Seating is general admission, first come, first serve.

What can/can't I bring to the event? Please do not bring outside food / beverages inside Bowsher High School. 

Will the author hold a book signing after the talk? The featured author is typically available to sign copies of their works and restrictions for signing are subject to the authors, their management, or event circumstances. Books will be for sale at the event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Call the Library at 419.259.5200 

Is handicapped seating available?  Handicapped seating is available.

What are my parking options for the event?  Bowsher high school has an adjacent parking lot including handicapped spaces and accessibility.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Not needed for a free event. Responding through Eventbrite just helps us plan better. Thank you.

What is the refund policy?  As this is a free event, there are no refunds.


Have questions about Authors! with Wil Haygood presented by the Library? Contact Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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Bowsher High School
2200 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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