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

Posted about 1 year ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies and Tech Tools | 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. The tech tools 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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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction and Graphic Novels, Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, character development, compostion, creative writing, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, story ideas, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Video Camera Kits from Your Local Library

Posted about 1 year ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, Movies and Music, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with animation (cinematography), Cinematography, digital filmmaking, DIY, GoPro camera, Photography - Digital Techniques, STEAM, stop-motion animation and wearable video devices

The GoPro Action Camera has become very popular because it's easy to use and produces high quality photos and movies. Continue reading to explore creative ways you can use the kits we have available for checkout.

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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 and Graphic Novels, 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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