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The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Organizing Your Life: Home Edition

Posted about 4 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with autobiography, cleaning & caretaking, clutter, declutter, DIY, happiness, hoarding, home design & decor, home organization, house & home, house cleaning, housekeeping, inspirational, interior decorating, memoir, motivational, orderliness, organization ideas, organizing, simplicity, storage in the home and time management

Clear out the clutter, tidy up, and get organized!

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Learn How To Publish A Book

Posted about 6 days ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks and Resources | Tagged with authorship, book marketing, book proposals, book publishers, book publishing, comic books - authorship, comic books - publishing, editing & proofreading, how to publish a book, Internet marketing, publishing, publishing a book, self-publishing, web publishing and writing

If you're seeking information on how to publish your book - look no further than your local library.

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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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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted about 13 days ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Science Fiction & Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox

Posted about 18 days ago by Jennifer D

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel and History, Politics, & Biography | Tagged with child labor, cookbooks, detoxification, fair trade, French Cooking, human trafficking, natural foods, nutrition, slavery - history, sugar, sugar - health aspects, sugar - history, sugar detox and sugar-free diet

Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted about 20 days ago by Eric P

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Movies, Music, & Audiobooks | Tagged with African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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Podcasts: What are They and Why Should I Care?

Posted about 1 month ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with audiobooks, current issues, eMedia, folklore, listen, National Public Radio, nonfiction, NPR, podcasts, sports, true crime and true stories

What’s a podcast and why do my friends keep talking about them? Read on to find out how to jump onto the most informative bandwagon around.

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Aging Gracefully

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with aging, aging gracefully, documentaries, elderly, exercise, happiness, longevity, mental health, nonfiction, old age, older people - social conditions, relationships, relaxation, senior citizens, seniors, wellness and Yoga

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel

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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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