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Travel via Mystery Novels

Posted about 28 days ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Graphic Novels, Mysteries and Thrillers and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with armchair travel, fiction, foreign countries, Mysteries, reading recommendations and travel

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

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Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Posted 3 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with adventure, adventurers, biographies, climbing, drama, hermits, hiking, memoirs, mountaineers, nature, outdoors, solitude, survival stories, true crime and unsolved mysteries

From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with animals, birding, creative ability, earth, Forest Ecology, imagination, insects, Library, Metroparks, nature, nature craft, outdoor recreation, personal narratives, picture books, psychology, science, treehouses, trees and wildlife

What do the Library and Metroparks Toledo have in common? And how can you use both of these great community resources to enrich your life?

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Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Nonfiction, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with authors , Databases, eBooks, Gale Virtual Reference Library, GVRL, historic figures, information literacy, musicians and sport figures

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides digital access to a variety of quality eBooks geared towards students, researchers, professionals and general readers.

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Our Online Toledo Troopers Exhibit is Growing!

Posted 5 months ago by Gayle H

Posted in History and Politics, Local History, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Research and Resources | Tagged with digital collections, football, local history, Ohio Memory, Toledo Troopers and Toledo, Ohio

Check out the newest additions to our Toledo Troopers online exhibit, thanks to a donation of several unique items from former Toledo Troopers player Beverly Severance.

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Death in the National Parks

Posted 7 months ago by Katie M

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with accidents, anecdotes, cautionary tales, National Parks and travel

National Parks offer some of the most gorgeous and serene landscapes in all of America, but don’t be fooled, these areas are essentially death traps for the ill prepared. Read on to explore my fascination with demise in the National Parks.

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Get Kids Outside To Learn All About Nature and Science

Posted 8 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with art activities, early childhood education, ecology, family recreation, learn, outdoor activities for children, outdoor recreation for children, play, science and STEM

Get outside and engage with your children. Learn all about nature, science and so much more with these great educational books.

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