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Poetry Speaks Fall 2017

Posted about 7 days ago by Jan C

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, New and Programs | Tagged with ghosts, local authors, Lucas County Poet Laureate, memory, Northwest Ohio, Ohioana Book Awards, poetry, Poetry Speaks and Toledo

Poetry Speaks returns this August with a fantastic line-up featuring Ohioana Book Award Finalist and Toledo Native James J. Siegel with Jim Ferris, Cathryn Essinger, Jonie McIntire and Myrna Stone. Jim Ferris, the current Lucas County Poet Laureate, will also be leading two free workshops in October and November. We hope you'll join us!

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Walk. Listen. Win!

Posted about 12 days ago by Heather H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Metroparks Toledo, New and Resources | Tagged with audiobooks, ben kingsley, eMedia, lou diamond phillips, meryl streep, sandra oh, schindler's list, toledo metroparks and walking audiobook challenge

Love going on adventures, but also love curling up with a good book? Why not take the story with you by switching to an audiobook. We're partnering with the Toledo Metroparks on the Walking Audiobook Challenge.

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Psychological Suspense: The Devious Depths of the Human Mind

Posted about 17 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New and Resources | Tagged with Crime Fiction, Databases, Gothic Fiction, Literary Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Read-Alikes, Reader's Advisory and Suspense Fiction

Looking for a few edge of your seat, keep you guessing until the end great reads? Check out this blog post to explore an extensive selection of recent Psychological Suspense novels.

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To Tech or Not to Tech

Posted about 1 month ago by Jan C

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with addiction, app development, apps, attraction, behavioral addiction, digital services, elon musk, harvard business school, humor , love, mark zuckerberg, silicon valley, social media, star-up companies, technology and teenagers

Is your smartphone becoming your go-to brain? (Did you use your smartphone to answer that?)

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Mystery Doors Open Much for Essay Winners

Posted 2 months ago by Heather H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, New, Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with essay contest, essay winners, fairytales, key to happiness, mystery door, potenial , ruth venner, science fiction, syria, syrian refugee and time travel

This year’s essay contest winners’ found a range of wonders behind their mystery doors. Eighteen judges poured through nearly 1,100 entries, choosing 36 winners and honorable mentions.

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