Adults

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BOOK CLUBS AND GROUPS

Be a part of lively and enlightening book discussions hosted by 15 of our Library locations. New members are always welcome and it's free to join! We offer a variety of themed book groups as well, including:

  • Books on Tap (held at Earnest Brew Works)
  • Under 200 Club (featuring short books)
  • Feminist Book Group
  • Science Fiction Book Group
  • And many more!

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Tech and Craft Tools

With tech tools available on site and a wide range of items you can take with you, we have what you need to entertain, create and innovate, including:

  • Cricut Machines
  • Laser Engravers
  • GoPro, DSLR and Video Cameras
  • Recording Studio Equipment

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Local History and Genealogy

Find resources and services offered through our Local History and Genealogy Department including digital collections and exhibits, obituaries, digitization services and our new community photo album.

During Main Library’s renovation, we're also offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with our Local History and Genealogy Department. To schedule an appointment, call 419.259.5233 in advance.  

In-Person Research by Appointment
Monday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

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 AND 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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Authors! Series

Never miss a visiting author event at your Toledo Lucas County Public Library! Mark your calendars and join us at the following fall Authors! presentations:

Joe Antonio Vargars | (T) Oct. 30
Mitch Albom | (W) Nov. 7
Damon Brown | (W) Nov. 14

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Sept. 1 - Nov. 1

Exercise your passion for cooking and the arts while having fun celebrating and learning about Hispanic heritage at the Library. Join us for exciting cooking and arts programs honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. Drop in and complete a quiz about Latin countries for a chance to win a family of 4 season pass to the Toledo Zoo!

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Maketober

It's not October - it's Maketober! If you love to craft, build and create, this month is for you. Throughout the month of October, we are hosting a wide variety of "maker," technology and craft programs for all ages. Join us and MAKE something great today!

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Film Focus Series

Mondays | King Road | Sept. 24 - Oct. 29

Make Monday night movie night! Enjoy award-winning independent films every Monday, Sept. 24 – Oct. 29, at our King Road Branch. This season of Film Focus features national and international dramas, comedies, documentaries and more.

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The Silent Witness Project Exhibit

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

The Silent Witness Project uses the stories of girls and women murdered by their intimate partners to increase awareness about the deadly consequences of domestic violence. During Library hours.

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Mixology 101

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Washington

Learn how to mix classic cocktails, seasonal favorites, and even a bit about beer----just in time for tailgating!

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One-to-One Tutorials

Tuesday Oct. 23
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Kent

Set up your appointment today for one-to-one assistance with all your technology questions.

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Tech Help

Why pay for expensive computer classes when you can take them for free at the Library? Our computer and technology programs meet customers at whatever level of knowledge they are, from novices to seasoned users.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Teacher resources, GED classes and more!

From teacher resources such as assignment alerts, book kits and educational databases, to GED and computer classes to college information, we offer a variety of educational resources for adults!

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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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If you’re looking for a good scare and want to get into the festive spirit of the season, do as I do: watch horror during the weeks leading up to Halloween (AKA Rocktober). Watch at your own discretion!

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As part of its continued effort to address the digital divide and provide free technology training to customers, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) is hosting a series of Device Advice programs this fall.

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Stories about inventors, scientists and perseverance.

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