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Writers on Writing: Tips for Aspiring Authors

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Resources and Teen | Tagged with authorship, authorship--vocational guidance, compostion, creative inspiration, creative writing, creative writing tips, ideas, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, writers on writing, writing, writing career, writing style and writing tips

Tips and resources from experienced writers to aspiring writers.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Catalog Tips, Children & Parenting, eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, New, Resources and Teen | Tagged with Oglala Indians, Tuscarora Indians, athletes, culture, football, history, Indians of North America, Inuit, Jim Thorpe, Native American Heritage, Native Americans, poetry and social history

Learn more about Native American history and culture.

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Stranger Reads: 14 Teen Titles for Fans of Stranger Things

Posted 4 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with 1980s, action and adventure, Comics, Coming of Age, Fantasy Fiction, gender identity, Horror, Paranormal Fiction, pop culture, Sci-Fi, supernatural, YA Fiction and Young Adult Fiction

The hit science fiction/horror series Stranger Things will soon be back for season 2 on Netflix. While you anxiously anticipate binging this series, check out these carefully selected teen reads filled with elements of horror, science fiction, 1980’s cultural reference and small midwestern town nostalgia.

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10 Books by Disabled Writers You Should Read

Posted 4 months ago by Claire F

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Resources, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | 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 4 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, History, Politics, & Biography, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science, Medicine, & Technology, Self-help & Spirituality and Teen | 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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Supernatural Thrillers

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks & eAudiobooks, Fiction, Literature, Poetry & Graphic Novels, Movies, Music, & Audiobooks, Mystery & Thrillers, New, Science Fiction & Fantasy and Teen | Tagged with eMedia, Fantasy Fiction, Ghost Stories, Gothic Fiction, Gothic Fiction, Hauntings, Historical Fiction, Horror, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Psychological Suspense, streaming video, Supernatural Mysteries, Suspense Fiction and Technothriller

Supernatural thrillers spanning multiple genres.

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Looking at Art: A Story in the Round

Posted 6 months ago by Clare T

Posted in Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies, Children & Parenting, History, Politics, & Biography, Programs, Teen and Toledo Museum of Art | Tagged with Ancient Greece, Ancient Greeks, Art History, Greece - History, Greek Art, Greek Mythology, Greek Vases and The Berlin Painter

The Berlin Painter exhibit is a rare event, an assemblage of pottery from museums around the world. Continue reading to learn more about this fascinating exhibit and the story behind it.

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