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

Posted 8 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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Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Video Camera Kits from Your Local Library

Posted 9 months 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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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted 10 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | Tagged with action and adventure, artists, Coming of Age, give 3 get 3, Historical Fiction, inspirational, psychology, read alikes, Readers' Advisory, scientists, staff suggestions and YA Fiction

Feel like there’s nothing interesting to read/watch/listen to lately? We can help!

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Great New Nonfiction - Fall 2017

Posted 11 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Home, & Garden, History, Politics, & Biography, New and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with air, atmosphere, baseball, baseball history, baseball players, baseball records, baseball statistics, cookbooks, cooking, curious - history, desserts, fishing, nonfiction, shark fishing, sports and true adventure stories

There are so many wonderful nonfiction titles just waiting for a cozy reading nook and a curious reader.

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Explore Your Toledo Area Metroparks

Posted 12 months ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, Metroparks Toledo, Resources and Science, Medicine, & Technology | Tagged with Earth Sciences, environment, Forest Animals, Forest Ecology, handicraft, metroparks, naturalists, nature craft, nature poetry, nature study, outdoor activities, outdoor recreation for children, photography and seasons

Do you know what the Metroparks of the Toledo area hold inside?

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Total (Solar) Eclipse of the Heart

Posted about 1 year 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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