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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Teen and Pre-Teens and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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Just in Time for Halloween: Costumes, Cosplay, Crafts, and Cookies!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with cookbooks, cookies, cooking, cosplay, costume design, costumes, crafting, crafts, desserts, Halloween, halloween decorations, handicraft, pop culture and sewing

We have many titles with oodles of great ideas for a spookily festive holiday.

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Hot Glass, Cool Characters: Vitrolite Visions

Posted about 1 year ago by Suzanne S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics and Local History | Tagged with art glass, glass, glass artists, glass beads, glass blowing and working, glass craft, glass history, glass manufacture, glass murals, glass trade, kiln-formed glass, local history, Ohio History, studio glass, Toledo Ohio and vitrolite history

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is celebrating everything Vitrolite!

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Immigrant Stories through the Art of Aman Mojadidi’s Once Upon a Place

Posted about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks and Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry | Tagged with Art Exhibit, exhibits, experiences, families -- fiction, immigrants, stories and storytellers

Visit Main Library, Promenade Park or The University of Toledo starting September 15, 2017 to check out a unique phone booth exhibit.

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Looking at Art: A Story in the Round

Posted about 1 year ago by Clare T

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Ancient Greece, Ancient Greeks, Art History, events, Greece - History, Greek Art, Greek Mythology, Greek Vases and The Berlin Painter

The Berlin Painter exhibit is a rare event, an assemblage of pottery from museums around the world. Continue reading to learn more about this fascinating exhibit and the story behind it.

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Explore Your Toledo Area Metroparks

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with Earth Sciences, environment, Forest Animals, Forest Ecology, handicraft, metroparks, naturalists, nature craft, nature poetry, nature study, outdoor activities, outdoor recreation for children, photography and seasons

Do you know what the Metroparks of the Toledo area hold inside?

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What's Really In Your Beauty Products (and How to Make Your Own)?

Posted about 1 year ago by Sarah H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with DIY Spa Products, Healthy, Herbal, herbal cosmetics, Homemade Cosmetics, homemade hygiene products, natural, Natural Beauty Products, Organic, personal beauty and Toxicology

Try your hand at making your own beauty and spa products.

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