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Toledo Streets Newspaper Archive Now Available

Posted about 5 days 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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5 Perfect Reasons to Use Your Library's eMedia

Posted about 27 days ago by Ryan R

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital content, digital music, digital video, download, eMedia, stream, streaming, tablets and technology

Consider these scenarios where the convenience and portability of eMedia really shines! If you're new to eMedia, visit your favorite librarian and they'll get you downloading in no time.

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Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Posted about 1 month 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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Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!

Posted about 1 month ago by Gayle H

Posted in History and Politics, Local History, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, football, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo Troopers and Toledo, Ohio

Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.

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Explore the Universe with a Telescope Kit from Your Local Library

Posted 2 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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New Digital Photos and How to Decorate With Them for Cheap

Posted 3 months ago by John D

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, History and Politics, Local History, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, historic photos, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo, Ohio and vintage photographs

The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library works to make our materials available as widely as possible by scanning books, maps, architectural drawings and photographs. They are made available through our partnership with Ohio Memory - here are some photo collections added in August.

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A Whole Lot of Fascination in A Little Bit of History

Posted 3 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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Reading Behind the Headlines: Finding Reliable Information in the Post-Truth Era

Posted 4 months ago by Melissa J

Posted in Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with fact checking, journalism, mass media, media bias, press and politics and reliable information

What does the headline in that article really mean? This blog post is about finding information that is factual and true.

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Storytelling and Our Communities: Part II: Alzheimers

Posted 7 months ago by Heidi Y.

Posted in Education, Research and Resources, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers and storytelling

Storytelling is the way I connect with other human beings, every day. One of the most amazing audiences to engage and connect with are adults with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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