Adults

JOBS & CAREERS

Books and resources to help you find your dream job! Our experts will also train you in how to set up email, update your resume and search for jobs online.

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BUSINESS & GRANTS

Find book lists and outside resources chosen by our specialists in order to help you start or grow a business, apply for grants and more!

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SPENDING SMARTER

Live better by spending smarter! We have books, programs, and outside resources to make you a smarter saver, spender and investor.

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BOOK CLUBS & GROUPS

Book groups are offered at 15 of our 20 locations with special groups for baseball, cooking/cookbooks, mystery, science fiction and writing. We also host groups for knitting and crocheting, seniors, grandparents, English as a second language and more!

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Volunteer

Hang out at the Library and make new friends in the process! Are you an adult looking to volunteer? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 419.259.5199 or robin.guidera@toledolibrary.org to learn about available opportunities.

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Event spotlight

Up on the Roof

July 21 | 7 p.m. | Main Library

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21 and join us "Up on the Roof" for a rooftop party! Music, dancing, light fare & cash bar. Tickets $20. 21 and up.

Partnering Organizations: Emerging Leaders of United Way, Leadership Toledo. Literati, Lucas County Young Democrats, Maumee Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Ohio Latino Alliance, Northwest Young Black Democrats, Press Club of Toledo, Promedica's Impact and Inspire.

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Biking Around the U.S. Perimeter

Avid cyclist, humanitarian, Toledo native, University of Toledo alumnus and retired Sylvania School teacher Alan Thompson completed a 12,000 mile bicycle journey along the perimeter of the United States where he raised over $32,000 for Habitat for Humanity and Save the Children. Thompson's presentation is perfect for anyone interested in cycling, travel, health/wellness or humanitarianism! 

June 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Oregon
June 30 | 10:30 a.m. | Holland
July 11| 6:30 p.m. | Waterville
July 23 | 7 p.m. | Sanger 

Adult Coloring Programs

Coloring is for everyone and can be a healthy and beneficial activity for adults! It can help with stress management and improve fine motor skills. By joining one of our ongoing adult coloring programs, it can also be a great way to make new friends. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided and refreshments will be served.

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upcoming events

Grandparent Project Youth Program

Tuesday Jun. 26
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Are you raising your grandchildren? Join us at the Kent Branch library for informational programs on a variety of topics for the adults and a fun program for the youth! Dinner is provided.

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Ask a Patent/Copyright/Trademark Attorney

Thursday Jul. 5
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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Grandparent Project Youth Program

Tuesday Jul. 24
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Are you raising your grandchildren? Join us at the Kent Branch library for informational programs on a variety of topics for the adults and a fun program for the youth! Dinner is provided.

Event Details

COMPUTER TRAINING & EDUCATION

Why pay to take expensive computer training classes, when you can learn for free at the Library? We offer a variety of ongoing computer and technology training programs - both in a group and one-on-one setting.

We also offer GED classes at a number of our locations and online learning resources on a variety of subjects. For GED test sites and times call the Lucas County Educational Services Center at 419.245.3809.

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We’ve got oodles of gardening books with tips and ideas for growing new and traditional plants, improving designs and what to do with what grows.

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Explore librarian recommendations beyond the bestsellers this summer.

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Have you heard our exciting news?! TLCPL is now the home of the only public library feminist collection in Ohio.

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How to get published

Looking to get your book published? We've stocked up on information and resources to help take you from writing, to editing, to publication. It can be a very tough process so we've identified quality sources to help you along the way.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Our community information page combines verified and quality groups, events, help organizations and local government and public services to help keep you connected.

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