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Making Memories That Last: Low Cost Gift Giving with the Library

Posted 9 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies and Nonfiction | Tagged with 8mm film, analog to digital conversion, cricut, film, personalized gifts, photo collages, recording studio, Super 8, techy tools and VHS to DVD

Looking for a low cost, yet heartfelt gift for that someone special? Look no further than your Toledo Lucas County Public Library. MakeU equipment available at King Road, Oregon and West Toledo Branches will help you convert VHS, Super8, Slides and Negatives to a truly memorable gift.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 11 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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Bristlebots Program

Posted over 3 years ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with make u

Warning: May induce a love for robotics! Bristlebots found their way to the West Toledo Branch Library this month as part of the Makers Guild weekly series of drop in/ spontaneous programming. Kids used the bristle end of a toothbrush with a Lithium battery, pager motor and a bit of basic circuitry knowledge to build these feisty moving robots.

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