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National Day of Listening

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with active listening, African American Oral History Collection, American culture, anecdotes, children, communication skills, conversation, family, family histories, fatherhood, fathers , friendship, good listener, gratitude, inspirational, interviews, LGBTQ, listening, listening skills, local history, Lucas County, motherhood, mothers, National Day of Listening, NPR, Oral History, personal narratives, relationships, social life and customs, stories, storytelling, Toledo History and Toledo Ohio

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Teen | Tagged with Oglala Indians, Tuscarora Indians, athletes, culture, football, history, Indians of North America, Inuit, Jim Thorpe, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, poetry and social history

Learn more about Native American history and culture.

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Looking at Art: A Story in the Round

Posted 6 months ago by Clare T

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, History, Politics, & Biography, Programs, Teen and Toledo Museum of Art | Tagged with Ancient Greece, Ancient Greeks, Art History, 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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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Posted 6 months ago by Angela B

Posted in Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs and Teen | Tagged with Cardio Drumming, cookbooks, Cooking with Spices, Cuba, Cuban Cooking, Hispanic Americans - culture, Hispanic Heritage, Latin Cooking, Latino Cultural Committee, Mexican Cooking, Peruvian Cooking, Spanish Music and travel

Visit our branches or Main Library for a Latino cultural event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Happy Father’s Day to Real-Life & Fictional Dads!

Posted 8 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with albus dumbledore, chinstrap penguins, dumbledore, father of the bride, fathers, fathers day, finding nemo, harry potter, pursuit of happiness, steve martin, tango makes three and will smith

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dads in our world! Just as in real life, there are impeccable dads in fiction too. Here are my favorite father figures in books, tv, and movies.

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