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Best Picture Books of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with animals, Art, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Children's Stories, color, communication, death and dying, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, folklore, friendship, frustration, generosity, humorous stories for kids, imagination, immigrants, individuality, listening, picture books, poverty, refugees, relationships, schools, sea adventures and self-confidence

Two perspectives on some of the best children's picture books of 2018.

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Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Posted 2 months ago by John D

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, Local History, Research and Resources and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with digital collections, local history, newspapers, nonprofit, Ohio Memory, Toledo Streets, Toledo Streets Newspaper and Toledo, Ohio

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has partnered with Toledo Streets, the local nonprofit news organization that helps those experiencing poverty with the opportunity to economically empower themselves. The first 74 issues of the newspaper are now available online through the Library.

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Learn More About Writing Books for Children and Young Adults

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with aspiring writers, authorship, biographies, children, illustrators, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, publishers, writing and Young Adult

Resources for individuals interested in writing and publishing a book for children or young adults.

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Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with authors , Databases, eBooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL, historic figures, information literacy, musicians and sport figures

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides digital access to a variety of quality eBooks geared towards students, researchers, professionals and general readers.

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Toledo Library Adds Tutor.Com to List of Free Educational Offerings

Posted 4 months ago by Library News

Posted in Children and Parenting, Education, Library News and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with homework help, resume review, tutor, tutor.com and writing help

Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online tutoring company with a community of more than 3,200 expert tutors and 14 million one-to-one online tutoring sessions served.

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Explore the Universe with a Telescope Kit from Your Local Library

Posted 4 months ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Education, New: Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Research and Resources, Tech Tools and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with astronomy, make u, stargazing, STEAM, technology and telescopes

Did you know the Library has telescope kits available to borrow for free at several branch locations?

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Celebrating NaNoWriMo with a Season of Creativity

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with creative writing, events, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, Toledo, Ohio, University of Toledo Libraries, writing and writing workshops

In celebration of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, we're working in partnership with the University of Toledo Libraries to inspire the creative mind by hosting a series of workshops - we hope you'll join us!

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A Whole Lot of Fascination in A Little Bit of History

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with civilization - history, cooking, Databases, Earth Sciences, ecosystem, education, geology, history, life sciences, microhistories, plants, science, social history and weather

For those overwhelmed by the massive span of scientific and cultural history, there are Microhistories.

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