Introvert Hosts a TEDx Event

Mindy-Withrow-TEDx-Way-Public-LibraryFrom time to time, I’ve written here about what a great local library we have, but last night certainly topped my library experiences. Perrysburg’s Way Public Library hosted our first ever (and sold out!)  TEDx event, and I had the honor of being emcee.

What a night! We heard from some outstanding presenters – a vegan composer, a writer / literacy advocate, a neuroscientist / inventor, an educator who collects 45 records, and a community organizer / former professional comedian. We asked each other some important questions. We mingled around some great local food. And while we were all focused on hearing and seeing beyond the everyday (the organic thread that tied all the presentations together), in the process of hosting, I learned something about myself too – and wrote a little about it on my website.

Last night I had the privilege of emceeing the inaugural TEDx event in my current hometown. (TEDx is an initiative of the TED Conference that allows communities to organize local TED-style events.) TEDxWayPublicLibrary was the vision of Natalie Dielman, program coordinator at our incredible local library. Read the rest of the post at

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