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Explore the Universe with a Telescope Kit from Your Local Library

Posted 5 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Tech Tools and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with astronomy, make u, stargazing, STEAM, technology and telescopes

Did you know the Library has telescope kits available to borrow for free at several branch locations?

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New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap

Posted 6 months ago by John D

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, historic photos, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo, Ohio and vintage photographs

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.

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Get Kids Outside To Learn All About Nature and Science

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with art activities, early childhood education, ecology, family recreation, learn, outdoor activities for children, outdoor recreation for children, play, science and STEM

Get outside and engage with your children. Learn all about nature, science and so much more with these great educational books.

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Developing Characters That Resonate With Readers

Posted 9 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, character development, creative writing, Fiction - Technique, Fictitious characters, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writing, writing skills and writing tips

Learn how to develop memorable characters for your next novel.

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Babies vs Babytime

Posted 10 months ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with babies, baby storytime, brain -- growth, child development, cognition in children, early childhood, early literacy, infants, reading readiness, ready to read, storytelling, toddlers and words

Babies are wonderful, beautiful and thoroughly amazing human beings. Baby storytime gives babies and their caregivers the chance of developing early literacy skills together at the library.

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The Art of Storytelling: 5 Tips on Crafting Compelling Storylines

Posted 10 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship - technique, creative writing, dialogue, NaNoWriMo, narration, National Novel Writing Month, storylines, storytelling, writing, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources to help you craft compelling storylines and draft dynamic dialogue.

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5 Day Summer Itinerary for Toledo, Ohio

Posted 11 months ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with Art, local history, recreation, summer and Toledo, Ohio

Are you visiting Toledo, Ohio this summer and wonder what to do and where to go? Or, are you a native Toledoan looking for something different? Check out these unique ideas for this summer!

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