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Let's Talk About Facebook and Social Media Privacy

Posted 2 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Education, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with cambridge analytica, Chamath Palihapitiya, Facebook, instagram, internet privacy, mark zuckerberg, michal kosinski, privacy, sean parker, social media, social media privacy, twitter and user data

With recent news heavily focused on Facebook and user data, we decided to weigh in on the subject by shedding a little light into the world of social media privacy.

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Podcasts: What are They and Why Should I Care?

Posted 5 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with audiobooks, current issues, eMedia, folklore, listen, National Public Radio, nonfiction, NPR, podcasts, sports, true crime and true stories

What’s a podcast and why do my friends keep talking about them? Read on to find out how to jump onto the most informative bandwagon around.

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Research 101: Using Library Databases to Find Scholarly Sources

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Business & Investing, Catalog Tips, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Research, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with articles, database searching, Databases, educational tools, library databases, library resources , peer reviewed articles, research databases, research tools, scholarly sources and student research

Research with TLCPL is now easier then ever before! By utilizing our research option on the homepage, library users can explore a world of databases that offer appropriate, scholarly resources fit for use in class assignments.

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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted 6 months ago by Heather H

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Business & Investing, Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Jobs and Careers, Make U, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Programs, Resources, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Spending Smarter

As the New Year approaches, we’re inviting you to spend the New Year with us! We have the resources, materials and programs to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and so much more.

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DIY Booklists

Posted 6 months ago by Jan C

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Catalog Tips, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with adventure stories, book lists, book lovers, booklists, friends, gifts, library catalog, Readers' Advisory, reading suggestions and sharing

Share your best reads list with friends so they can borrow confidently.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted 6 months ago by April S

Posted in Business & Investing, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology and Teen | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, book recommendations, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary Fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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Making Memories That Last: Low Cost Gift Giving with the Library

Posted 6 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Digitization, Make U, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with 8mm film, analog to digital conversion, cricut, film, personalized gifts, photo collages, recording studio, Super 8, techy tools and VHS to DVD

Looking for a low cost, yet heartfelt gift for that someone special? Look no further than your Toledo Lucas County Public Library. MakeU equipment available at King Road, Oregon and West Toledo Branches will help you convert VHS, Super8, Slides and Negatives to a truly memorable gift.

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