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Total (Solar) Eclipse of the Heart

Posted about 6 days ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Programs, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with astronomy, eclipses, great american eclipse, ritter planetarium, solar eclipse and solar eclipse safety

We're about to witness history folks - by way of the Great American Eclipse! Mark your calendars for August 21, and join us for solar eclipse viewing safety workshops.

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Poetry Speaks Fall 2017

Posted about 11 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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Historic West Toledo

Posted about 1 month ago by Samantha A

Posted in Digitization, History, Politics, & Biography, Programs and Resources | Tagged with Carty Finkbeiner, Eleanor Kahle, Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, marcy kaptur , Preserve Your Story, sinclair's, west toledo and Woodlawn Cemetery

Our second Preserve Your Personal Story event at the West Toledo Branch, in collaboration with the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, was a success. We hoped that this program would result in historical information about West Toledo, that we could share, and… it did!

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FREE Yoga - At the Library!

Posted about 1 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with hoopla, yoga books, yoga classes, yoga kids, yoga teens and yoga videos

I love yoga because it’s good for your body and soul. Unfortunately, those who have practiced yoga in a studio know that it can get pretty expensive – so why not mark your calendar, and join us for FREE yoga programs this summer!

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Free Music Concerts - At the Library!

Posted about 1 month ago by Heather H

Posted in Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Programs | Tagged with blues, Brown Bag, childrens music, country music, fu5ion, hip hop, jazz, jeff williams, liberty beach, michelle shelton, mojoflo, music concert, Rock Music, rodney parker, xplosivo and zac kruez

Walk away from the water cooler and grab your blanket or lawn chair, favorite co-workers, and a brown bag full of munchies for the Library's favorite lunchtime outdoor music series.

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Mystery Doors Open Much for Essay Winners

Posted 3 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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