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CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Join us for ongoing Black History Month programs including Open Book with Amanda Lucidon, former White House photographer to First Lady Michelle Obama. Enter our read-in and you could win prizes including a Kindle!

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WRITING CONTEST FOR GRADES K-12

Enter our annual Ruth Blank Venner and Mary Jane Blank McCormick Writing Contest for a chance to win prizes! This year's theme is "Overnight in the Library." Entries accepted now through March 31.

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happy birthday creativity lab

Our Creativity Lab is turning one! Join us Feb. 24 for a birthday party with treats and high-tech party games. In it's first year, countless customers have played games, peered through microscopes, learned to code and discovered healthy eating!

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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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Tax Season

Looking for some guidance with your taxes? Let us connect you to government and nonprofit resources that can help.

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Flipster

Formats: eMagazines

Features: Instantly available, no waiting

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blog: street photography

Check out “Just Point the Camera and Shoot,” our blog that presents a small collection of people that shaped how cameras are used in everyday situations on the streets of some of the largest cites.

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GOCHIP BEAMS NOW AVAILABLE

No WiFi? No problem! Our new GoChip Beams let you stream TV series and movies to your smartphone, tablet, computer or TV without an internet connection.

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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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Staff picks of the Week

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