The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Happy New Year from your Library! As we begin 2019, we’d like to extend an invitation to you – Spend the year with us. We have the resources, materials and programs needed to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and make this year the best yet.
At the Library, you can:
- Save money
- Improve health and wellness
- Make new friends
- Find a new job
- Master Technology
- Ace the school year
- Discover a new hobby
|Save Money |
Why pay for monthly video or music streaming services when you can stream them for free using your library card? Access thousands of TV shows, movies and music through hoopla and Overdrive – You can even download Kindle Books! Subscribe to our Read/Watch/Listen list on investing for ongoing book recommendations!
Looking for something fun to do but don't want to break the bank? We also offer thousands of FREE annual programs for all ages and interests. Explore our online calendar or pick up a copy of our program guide and fill your calendar with fun.
|Improve Health & Wellness|
Have you resolved to improve your health? Let’s do it together!
We regularly offer wellness programs such as yoga and tai chi classes, bike and home safety, health programs with our partners at Mercy and St. Luke's and more.
Or subscribe to our wellness reading lists which feature regularly updated materials on fitness, health and spirituality!
|Make New Friends|
Start the New Year by making new friends! We are connecting people who share a love of things like reading, cooking, science fiction, knitting and more with groups and clubs that meet regularly.
Join us for lively and enlightening book discussions hosted at almost all of our Library locations. We also offer clubs for adults, kids and teens. Adults can enjoy clubs for cooking/cookbooks, couponing and euchre. Teens can get involved with clubs on topics like anime/manga, coding and Dungeons & Dragons and kids can meet-up to play LEGOS!
Find a great book group or club and join today!
|Find a New Job|
Are your looking to start the New Year with a new job? We’re a great place to begin your career search. We can help you with email, online job search and application, how to create and update your resume and more.
At our Kent and Heatherdowns locations, we offer one-on-one meetings to help you get ahead. Our Mobile Technology Center will also provide assistance (by request) at area shopping centers.
Learn more about our job search assistance offerings.
|Master Technology |
Did you get a new tablet, phone or laptop recently? If you need help learning how to make the most of it, join us at one of our Device Advice programs or contact our Tech Team to set up an appointment.
We also offer a variety of technology training programs on everything from computer basics for beginners to mobile device tutorials to more specific help sessions on programs like Google Docs.
Learn more about how we can help you with technology.
|Ace the School Year
Does your student need some help making the grade? We offer both in-person and online educational resources.
Students in grades K-8 can get in-person help with school through our Homework Helper Program. Find a date, time and location that works for you.
Anyone, in any grade, can get expert online help with school assignments and more through our newest resource, Tutor.com.We also offer teacher resources such as assignment alerts, and book kits.
Learn more about our educational offerings.
|Discover a New Hobby|
Learn a new hobby or skill in 2019! Browse or subscribe to our arts, crafts and hobbies reading lists, or join us for a creative art/crafts/hobbies program. This season, we're offering adult programs such as knitting, open crafting, jewelry making, seasonal-scapes (with the Metroparks) and Cricut programs.
Make a masterpiece by using the fun tech tools that we offer for use on site such as 3D and poster printers, button makers, Cricut machines, sound and studio equipment and more.