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Let's Talk About Facebook and Social Media Privacy

Posted 9 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education and Nonfiction | Tagged with cambridge analytica, Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook, instagram, internet privacy, mark zuckerberg, michal kosinski, privacy, sean parker, social media, social media privacy, twitter and user data

With recent news heavily focused on Facebook and user data, we decided to weigh in on the subject by shedding a little light into the world of social media privacy.

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Library Joins Local Steel Company to Strengthen Workforce

Posted 10 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Business and Investing and Education | Tagged with computer programs, English language, ESOL, Foundation steel, job skills, partnerships, south branch, steel company and workforce development

The Library is proud to partner with Foundation Steel offering technology and language training in order to strengthen the local workforce - and so far, it's produced highly successful results!

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Celebrate Teen Tech Week

Posted 11 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with ACT, eMedia, events, make u, SAT, teen tech, teen tech night, Teen Tech Week, test, test resources, tests and toledo library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week, March 4 - 10! The 2018 theme is "Libraries are for Creating," and focuses on all the great digital tools we offer which teens can use to create - whether it be podcasts, videos, music, games or something else!

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Black History Month Read-In

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books and Read-In

February is Black History Month, and we’re celebrating in part with a read-in. We invite you to read, listen to (or even watch) one of these award-winning books!

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Be Part of the Caldecott Read-In, Jan. 20

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with award winners, awards, Caldecott Awards, Caldecott Medal, caldecott read in, Children's Stories, events and picture books

Every year, the Library hosts a Caldecott Read-in, where members of the community (ages 10 and up) are invited to be local judges, deciding on the previous year’s best picture books.

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Haunted Midwest Travel for Those Who Dare!

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Local History, Mysteries and Thrillers, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, haunted places, midwest, scary books, scary stories, travel and traveling

Love to be spooked? Here's a list of Midwest locations to visit this October (and some book recommendations as well)!

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