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Spend the Holidays - At the Library!

Posted about 5 days ago by Heather H

Posted in Make U, Programs and Resources | Tagged with Christmas, christmas decorations, Christmas stories, DIY, gifts, holiday, holiday cards, holiday crafts, holiday decorations, holiday gifts and Sounds of the Season

In this edition of our “At the Library!” series we’re talking about the holidays. Filled with FREE resources and programs for all ages, there’s no better place to spend this time of year, than at your Library.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 7 days ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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National Day of Listening

Posted about 11 days 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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Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Video Camera Kits from Your Local Library

Posted about 14 days ago by Amber B

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Education, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with animation (cinematography), Cinematography, digital filmmaking, DIY, GoPro camera, Photography - Digital Techniques, STEAM, stop-motion animation and wearable video devices

The GoPro Action Camera has become very popular because it's easy to use and produces high quality photos and movies. Continue reading to explore creative ways you can use the kits we have available for checkout.

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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Resources and Teen | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, ideas, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career and writing style

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted about 20 days 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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