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175th anniversary gala for the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

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Clyde Scoles Director, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, raises his glass for a toast.

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Book titles like "John Adams" from Pulitzer Prize-winning keynote speaker, David McCullough, is etched in the ice sculpture.

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Guests sit down to dinner.

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Jenny Cresswell, premier performer with The Toledo Opera left, sings to Larry McHale and guests as they arrive.

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Guests enter the event.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, center, speaks with Clyde Scoles, left, executive director at Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, and John Robinson Block, Blade publisher and editor-in-chief. Block Communications Inc., parent of company of The Blade, was a key sponsor of the event.

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David McCullough, noted author and historian and keynote speaker, center, poses with Brad Smith, left, who is portraying Sherlock Holmes, and Mark McGovern, right, who is portraying Watson.

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An ice sculpture welcomed guests into the main area.

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