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The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library

I Hope My Kids Are Accepted to Hogwarts

Posted about 11 days ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with adventure, Fantasy Fiction, harry potter, imagination, journeys, juvenile fiction, Paranormal Fiction, reading suggestions and Sci-Fi

Why science fiction and fantasy books are some of the best for your child to read.

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Fall in Love - At the Library!

Posted about 28 days ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Romance and Teen | Tagged with adult coloring, american beauty, anti-romance, date night, diy gifts, eyes wide shut, gone girl, romance, romance films, sugar scrub, the shining, valentine's day and zumba

From fun and free “date nights” to DIY gifts to romantic movies you can stream at home, we have everything you need to make this year’s Valentine’s Day something to remember – so get ready to fall in love…at the Library!

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10 Picture Books to Help Tackle Tough Topics

Posted about 1 month ago by Kelly P

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels | Tagged with animals, bullies, bullying, children of divorced parents, compassion, courage, death, death and dying, divorce, emotions, families, feelings, friendship, grief, Grief - Fiction, grieving, juvenile fiction, loss, news, parent and child, picture books, school, social issues and stories in rhyme

A selection of picture books covering tough topics.

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Black History Month Read-In

Posted about 1 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Programs and Teen | 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 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New and Programs | Tagged with award winners, awards, Caldecott Awards, Caldecott Medal, caldecott read in, Children's Stories 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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A Year Of ...

Posted about 1 month ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with adventure travel, ambition, autobiographies, compulsive hoarding, goals, gratitude, happiness, housekeeping, Humor, inspiration, journeys, memoirs, motivation, personal growth, personal narratives, relationships, self-actualization, self-confidence, self-discovery, self-improvement, year long memoir projects and year-long projects

How much can one person accomplish in the span of a year - continue reading to find out.

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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted about 1 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Jobs and Careers, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Resources, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Spending Smarter

As the New Year approaches, we’re inviting you to spend the New Year with us! We have the resources, materials and programs to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and so much more.

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DIY Baby and Toddler Food

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting and Cooking, Home, & Garden | Tagged with baby finger foods, baby food, baby food recipes, baby led weaning, Children - Nutrition, cookbooks, cooking - natural foods, food habits, homemade baby food, Infants - Nutrition, nutritional guidelines - babies, nutritional guidelines - toddlers, organic baby food, quick and easy cooking, toddler meal ideas and Toddlers - Nutrition

Making baby food is easier than you might think.

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