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Poetry Speaks Returns

Our signature poetry series returns in August with poets James J. Siegel, Jonie McIntire, and Myrna Stone. This season we’re also bringing you something new – poetry writing workshops hosted by Toledo Poet Laureate Jim Ferris on October 7 and November 1.  

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Alan Alda

October 5, 7 p.m. @ Stranahan Theater

7-time Emmy Award winner, Television Hall of Fame inductee, Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, best-selling author, Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H, and PBS’ Scientific American Frontiers host. 

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Doing Business with the Library

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library purchases goods and services for ongoing operations. It also employs general contractors to build and renovate its various facilities.

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Overdrive

Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks in dozens of topics: fiction, biography, comics and graphic novels, humor, mystery and suspense, science fiction, fantasy, and more.

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Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to research facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to traditional websites and search engines for students to review articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Caldecott Award 2018: Early prediction edition

Includes a list of early predictions for the 2018 Caldecott Awards.

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Get the Card!

Don’t have a Toledo Lucas County Public Library card yet? Get our eCard and have nearly instant access to our Research Tools and eMedia, including streaming movies, music, eBooks, and more! All Ohio residents qualify for our library card.

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Read Watch Listen

Business and Investing

Books focus on management, leadership, investing, economic principles and practices. 

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Staff picks of the Week

What is the library staff most excited to get home and read? We recommend these latest releases!