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Haunted Midwest Travel for Those Who Dare!

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Local History, Mysteries and Thrillers, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with Ghost Stories, Haunted Houses, haunted places, midwest, scary books, scary stories, travel and traveling

Love to be spooked? Here's a list of Midwest locations to visit this October (and some book recommendations as well)!

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12 Last Minute Fall Trips from Toledo, Ohio

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, History and Politics and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with bicycle trails, camping, eMedia, Fall Travel, festivals, guidebooks, Indiana History, Michigan History, National Parks, Ohio History, outdoor recreation, rails-trails, restaurants, road trips, sightseeing, stargazing, travel, Trips from Toledo, United States Travel, vacation and wilderness

If you're looking for a daytrip or a road trip out of Toledo this fall, then this list is for you.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Garden and Home, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with Cardio Drumming, cookbooks, Cooking with Spices, Cuba, Cuban Cooking, events, Hispanic Americans - culture, Hispanic Heritage, Latin Cooking, Latino Cultural Committee, Mexican Cooking, Peruvian Cooking, Spanish Music and travel

Visit our branches or Main Library for a Latino cultural event in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Explore Your Toledo Area Metroparks

Posted about 1 year ago by Angela B

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | 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 and Parenting, Education, Nonfiction and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with astronomy, eclipses, events, 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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What's Really In Your Beauty Products (and How to Make Your Own)?

Posted about 1 year ago by Sarah H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with DIY Spa Products, Healthy, Herbal, herbal cosmetics, Homemade Cosmetics, homemade hygiene products, natural, Natural Beauty Products, Organic, personal beauty and Toxicology

Try your hand at making your own beauty and spa products.

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June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with beverages, cookbooks, detoxification, fruits, gardening, healthy eating, juices, juicing, natural foods, nutrition, recipes, smoothies, vegetables and veggies

We all know fruits and veggies are good for us. Explore ways to get more of them into your diet.

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Celebrate Earth Day: Raising Children to be Environmental Stewards

Posted about 1 year ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education and Outdoors, Sports and Travel | Tagged with children's literature, earth day, environment, environmentalism, recycling, sustainability and sustainable living

This Earth Day take the time to start a conversation about environmental stewardship. Teaching kids about the need to preserve and protect our environment can be a process that is fun and educational for everyone involved.

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