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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted about 1 month ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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Picture Books That Introduce Sensitive Topics

Posted about 1 month ago by Patti L

Posted in 101 Picture Book Challenge, Children and Parenting and eBooks and Audiobooks | Tagged with adoption, animals, diversity , early literacy, emotions, families, friends, gender identity, insects fiction, love, marriage, picture books, same sex marriage and weddings

A selection of endearing stories for young children that focus on a variety of topics like family, friends, gender identity, individuality, love, marriage, tolerance, self-acceptance, kindness, respect, mental disabilities, nonconformity, teasing, social issues, emotions, immigrants, racism, friendship and courage.

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New Year, Same You: Reading Ideas for Realistic, Achievable Improvement

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with addiction, cleaning & caretaking, exercise, habits, health, healthy eating, housekeeping, lifestyles, mindfulness, organizing, psychology, resolutions, self-care, weight-loss and wellness

Forget the New Years Resolutions! No matter what time of year it might be, each day is a new opportunity to make realistic changes in our lives and feel better for it.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with animals, birding, creative ability, earth, Forest Ecology, imagination, insects, Library, Metroparks, nature, nature craft, outdoor recreation, personal narratives, picture books, psychology, science, treehouses, trees and wildlife

What do the Library and Metroparks Toledo have in common? And how can you use both of these great community resources to enrich your life?

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Ready for a change in 2019? Your library has you covered!

Posted about 1 month ago by Michelle G

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with change, computer technology, games, goals, guitar, instruction, iPad, music, new years resolutions, wine and Yoga

Get a jump start on your resolutions for the new year! Trying to change a not-so-great habit? Replace it with something new, and let your library help!

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25 Gripping Psychological Suspense Novels

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, suspense, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Enthralling novels that will keep readers interested from start to finish. This post includes classics, popular authors and notable selections from the past year including books by popular authors like Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, JP Delaney and more.

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Meal Plan To Save Time and Money

Posted about 1 month ago by Jessica H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks and Nonfiction | Tagged with budget cooking, cookbooks, easy meals, family dinner ideas, freezer meals, healthy meals, meal planner, meal prep, quick and easy cooking and slow cooker

Most people have very little time as it is between work and a myriad of obligations. This post includes meal planning options, tips, cookbooks and resources to make meal planning fun and easy. From healthy meal plans to family dinner ideas to low budget cooking recipes - there's something for everyone.

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