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An LGBTQ Reading List for Children & Young Adults

Posted about 1 year ago by Katie M

Posted in Children and Parenting, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, New: Books and Movies, Teen and Pre-Teens and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with diversity , gay pride, gay rights, lesbian, LGBT, pride, pride month and transgender

June is GLTB Book Month, and Toledo Library is offering a list of books for young readers that explore the LGBTQ experience!

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Fabulously Frugal

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with budgeting, Business & Economics, consumer education, frugal living, home economics, housekeeping, low budget cooking, money management, personal finance, Sustainable living -- Economic aspects and thriftiness

Frugality isn’t just for cheapskates anymore. Check out this blog post to explore a variety of resources designed to help you save money and live a fabulously frugal lifestyle.

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We Shall Overcome: Great True Stories of Overcoming Hardship

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with bravery, civil rights, grit, guts, oppression, overcoming odds, perseverance, poverty, refugees, rising up, strength, struggle, survival and World War II

Tough times call for inspiring stories of people overcoming long odds or bad situations – take a look and be amazed.

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Caring & Compassion

Posted about 1 year ago by Suzanne S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with altruism, altruistic behavior in animals, caring, compassion, conduct of life, helpfulness, helping behavior and kindness

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - the Dalai Lama. Continue reading for a list of resources exploring the topic of compassion.

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Soup's On: Delicious Broths, Soups, Chowders and Stews

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with broth, chili, chowders, cookbooks, detox, dieting, nutrition, recipes, soups, stews, stocks and vegetarian cooking

January is National Soup Month and we have a variety of resources to help you celebrate! We have cookbooks to inspire your next cooking adventure - broths, soups, stews, chowders and chili.

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Sports Roundup

Posted about 1 year ago by Jan C

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with baseball, boxing, boxing history, chess, Christianity, football, gymnastics, hockey, inspirational, National Football League, NFL, olympic history, olympics, ski jumping, soccer, sports, sports casting, success and swimming

Do you have a favorite sport or are you one of those sports-in-general fans? One thing’s for sure, if you’re not playing it, or watching it, there’s always something to be learned from sports books and movies.

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New Year, New You

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with astronomy, cancer patients, leadership, management, mathematicians, memoir, musicals, nonfiction, poverty, professional development, psychology, race relations, racism, social conditions, social sciences, space race, success and women's history

If you're a fan of nonfiction books, then you'll love this blog post. It includes the best of the best biographies, memoirs, business, leadership, history, poetry, science, and general nonfiction books of 2016. Including selections from notable authors like Shirley Jackson, Trevor Noah, Kevin Young, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth and many more.

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Seekers and Sages: Spirituality Selections

Posted over 2 years ago by Suzanne S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with conduct of life, gratitude, happiness, healing, mind and body, simplicity and spiritual life

Many seek a mindful, simple path on the road to a deeper spirituality. The titles featured in this post explore the virtues of gratitude, grace, and compassion in that journey.

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Support Your Local Community by Eating Local

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with community supported agriculture, CSA, family farms, Farmers' Markets, local economy, locavores, seasonal cooking, slow food movement, sustainable agriculture, sustainable living and urban farming

Learn more about the local food movement, CSAs and sustainable agriculture.

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