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The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Organizing Your Life: Home Edition

Posted about 4 days ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with autobiography, cleaning & caretaking, clutter, declutter, DIY, happiness, hoarding, home design & decor, home organization, house & home, house cleaning, housekeeping, inspirational, interior decorating, memoir, motivational, orderliness, organization ideas, organizing, simplicity, storage in the home and time management

Clear out the clutter, tidy up, and get organized!

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Aging Gracefully

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fitness, Nature, & Travel, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with aging, aging gracefully, documentaries, elderly, exercise, happiness, longevity, mental health, nonfiction, old age, older people - social conditions, relationships, relaxation, senior citizens, seniors, wellness and Yoga

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel

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A Year Of ...

Posted about 1 month ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children & Parenting, Cooking, Home, & Garden, eBooks & eAudiobooks, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with adventure travel, ambition, autobiographies, compulsive hoarding, goals, gratitude, happiness, housekeeping, Humor, inspiration, journeys, memoirs, motivation, personal growth, personal narratives, relationships, self-actualization, self-confidence, self-discovery, self-improvement, year long memoir projects and year-long projects

How much can one person accomplish in the span of a year - continue reading to find out.

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Spend Your New Year – At the Library

Posted about 1 month 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 2 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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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Education, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with aspiring writers, authors and reading, authorship, character development, characterization, compostion, creative writing, creative writing techniques, creative writing tips, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, literary criticism, novel writing techniques, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, stories, story ideas, story writing, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, wording, writer's block, writing, writing mechanics, writing skills, writing style and writing tips

Get tips and resources designed to help improve your writing skills.

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Ten Native American Authors You Should Know

Posted 3 months ago by Claire F

Posted in Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography and Self-help & Spirituality | Tagged with culture, history, indigenous people, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, November, social life and customs and Thanksgiving

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, explore this list of top ten popular Native American authors. These authors write on activism, culture, history, challenges of reservation life, and attempting to establish identities in the modern world.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted 3 months 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 4 months 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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