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Aging Gracefully

Posted 11 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and 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 11 months ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and 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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Resolve To Be Lazy

Posted 12 months ago by Rachel S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with comfort, comfort food, contentment, cookbooks, coziness, cozy, Danish, decorating, Denmark, entertaining, happiness, home decoration, human comfort, Hygge, laziness, New Year, New You, resolutions, self-actualization, self-awareness and well-being

Aim low in 2018 and achieve great results!

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5 Tips to Improve Your Writing Skills

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authorship, character development, compostion, creative writing, editing, English Grammar, Fiction - Technique, grammar, plotting, punctuation, reading, revising, spelling, story ideas, story writing tips, vocabulary, word choice, 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 about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and 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 about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics and Wellness: Fitness, Health and 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 about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Wellness: Fitness, Health and 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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10 Books by Disabled Writers You Should Read

Posted about 1 year ago by Claire F

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Teen and Pre-Teens and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with Asperger's syndrome, Spinal muscular atrophy, Autism, celiac disease, chronic illness, depression, disabilities, disability, families -- fiction, friendship, personal growth and Schizophrenia

October is National Disabilities Awareness Month, in which we not only recognize the existence of disabilities and the need for accessibility, but also celebrate the achievements of disabled individuals, both on the individual level and group level.

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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Teen and Pre-Teens and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | 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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