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Equal Pay Day: An Intersectional Approach

Posted 5 months ago by Rebecca S

Posted in Nonfiction | Tagged with equal rights, equality, feminism, feminists, inequality, intersectionality, labor relations, personal narratives, programs, sex discrimination, sexism, social conditions, Steinem Sisters, wages, Woman's History Month, women, women authors, women's rights and workplace issues

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic marker of how long it takes for women to earn as much as men did the preceding year. Continue reading to learn more about this incredibly important issue that should concern everyone in our modern society.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, Nature and Travel and Nonfiction | 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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Black Lives Matter: A Teen Booklist

Posted 11 months ago by Connie C

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with African Americans, Black Lives Matter Movement, coming of age stories, discrimination, justice, personal narratives, race relations, racism, teenagers and young adult books

​Inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, these titles offer inspiration for discussions of race, justice and privilege.​

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A Year Of ...

Posted about 1 year ago by Sarah H

Posted in Children and Parenting, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with adventure travel, ambition, autobiographies, compulsive hoarding, goals, gratitude, happiness, housekeeping, Humor, inspiration, journeys, memoirs, motivation, personal growth, personal narratives, relationships, self-actualization, self-confidence, self-discovery, self-improvement, year long memoir projects and year-long projects

How much can one person accomplish in the span of a year - continue reading to find out.

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November Thankful Reads

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, Cooking, Home and Garden, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Health and Wellness and History and Politics | Tagged with anecdotes, celebrations, cookbooks, desserts, dinners, entertaining, families, family, friendship, gluten-free, gratitude, handicraft, happiness, holiday decorations, holidays, nutrition, Paleo, personal narratives, recipes, relationships, seasonal cooking, thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Whether or not one chooses to gorge on Thanksgiving, fall is a fantastic time to reflect upon the importance of gratitude in our lives.

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National Day of Listening

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with active listening, African American Oral History Collection, American culture, anecdotes, children, communication skills, conversation, family, family histories, fatherhood, fathers , friendship, good listener, gratitude, inspirational, interviews, LGBTQ, listening, listening skills, local history, Lucas County, motherhood, mothers, National Day of Listening, NPR, Oral History, personal narratives, relationships, social life and customs, stories, storytelling, Toledo History and Toledo Ohio

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

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Obsessed with Living in a Dream

Posted about 1 year ago by Jennifer D

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks and History and Politics | Tagged with American History, discrimination, memoirs, personal narratives, rock musicians - biography, United States - Race Relations and women rock musicians

As I first started reading Patti Smith’s work, M Train, I was torn. Torn because I loved to get lost in her world, and also upset because she had the luxury of being lost in it on a daily basis, and well, I didn’t.

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