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!

Check out one of our newest groups!
Hosted by our Maumee location, Books on Tap is a new book group just for adults (21 and up)! This book group meetings typically on the third Wednesday of the Month at Earnest Brew Works.

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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 & Genealogy Access

During Main Library Renovation

During Main Library’s renovation, we are offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with the wealth of resources, materials and experts in our Local History and Genealogy Department:  

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

To schedule an appointment, call 419.259.5233 in advance. Times are subject to change. Customers with an appointment should report to the entrance on Michigan Street, where a public safety officer will escort you to the Local History and Genealogy Department.  

Online Materials and Services

Reach us with questions anytime at lhisref@toledolibrary.org or 419.259.5233

Event spotlight

Yoga on the Lawn

Saturdays in August | 9 a.m. | Maumee

Join us Saturday mornings in August for a four-part Ashtanga Yoga series. Each week we will focus on a different skill set. In the case of rain we'll meet in the auditorium. 

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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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The Art of the Needle Arts Guild

Tuesday Aug. 14
All Day

Location: Sanger

The August showcase at Sanger Branch will contain items stitched by members of the Needle Arts Guild of Toledo. The group meets once a month and learns about different kinds of needlework. Their annual show will be in the meeting room of Sanger Branch Sept. 21-23. To learn more about NAGT visit their website at www.needle-arts-Toledo.org.

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Glimpses of the Great Outdoors

Tuesday Aug. 14
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Bill, who resides in Monclova Township, is a retired teacher from PentaCareer Center who has discovered a flair for nature photography. Most of hisphotos on display are of flora and fauna found in area parks, gardens, andfields. His wife, Rochelle Fleming, who has a background in art and is aretired gardener from the Toledo Zoo, has provided him with great...

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Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring Program

Tuesday Aug. 14
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Join other adults for a relaxing hour of coloring just for adults. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided and refreshments will be served.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

GED Classes, Computer Training and More!

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 and online resources to help you advance your technology skills. We also offer GED classes at a number of our locations and online learning resources on a variety of subjects. 

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Preserve the sweetness of the season with your own jar of happiness. Follow simple steps to try your hand at canning homemade jam.

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If you enjoy watching food shows and looking at pictures of food made by someone other than yourself, this blog post is for you! If you have confidence in your ability to make cream puffs, let’s talk!

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A seemingly simple story about a boy and his name gets complicated by the book's relationship to issues in the outside world.

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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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