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New Year, Same You: Reading Ideas for Realistic, Achievable Improvement

Posted about 1 month ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with addiction, cleaning & caretaking, exercise, habits, health, healthy eating, housekeeping, lifestyles, mindfulness, organizing, psychology, resolutions, self-care, weight-loss and wellness

Forget the New Years Resolutions! No matter what time of year it might be, each day is a new opportunity to make realistic changes in our lives and feel better for it.

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The Human-Nature Connection

Posted about 1 month 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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A Blue Christmas: Dealing with Sadness and Loneliness during the Holidays

Posted 2 months ago by Amy H

Posted in Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with Anxiety, coping, depression, holidays, interpersonal relations, Loneliness, meditation, mindfullness, psychology, Sadness, self-acceptance, self-esteem, stress and stress management

Holidays can bring a lot of anxiety and even sadness into many people's lives. Here are some resources that can help. Topics include coping strategies, mindfulness, stress management, self-acceptance, meditation and more.

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10 Best Biographies of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, New: Books and Movies and Nonfiction | Tagged with aging, anecdotes, autobiographies, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, biographies, essays, farmers, Humor, memoirs, mortality, notable books, personality tests, psychology, reading recommendations, slavery, slaves and wit

Biographies, autobiographies, essays and memoirs from famous and not so famous, but very interesting people sharing intimate details of their lives.

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10 Best Business Books of 2018

Posted 2 months ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with activism, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Business, capitalism, career changes, Careers, corporate culture, data, data mining, fraud, information technology, internet, interpersonal relations, job hunting, labor, leadership, motivation, power, psychology, reading recommendations, self-actualization, social movements, success, teams, time management, work, work-life balance and workplace

Compelling books on business, capitalism, economics, data mining, leadership and success.

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What to Read-Watch-Listen to Next!

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Teen and Pre-Teens and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | 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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New Year, New You

Posted over 2 years ago by Amy H

Posted in Cooking, Garden and Home, eBooks and Audiobooks, Movies and Music, Outdoors, Sports and Travel and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with beauty, diet, eVideo, exercise, health, meditation, mind-body, mindfulness, nutrition, psychology, resolutions, streaming video, stress management, weight-loss, wellness and Yoga

No resolutions necessary! You can always work on improving (fill in the lifestyle issue of your choice); it just takes a bit of time and baby steps in the right direction. Here are some titles that will help.

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Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

Posted over 2 years ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, History and Politics, Nonfiction and Wellness: Fitness, Health and Spirituality | Tagged with astronomy, cancer patients, leadership, management, mathematicians, memoir, musicals, nonfiction, poverty, professional development, psychology, race relations, racism, social conditions, social sciences, space race, success and women's history

If you're a fan of nonfiction books, then you'll love this blog post. It includes the best of the best biographies, memoirs, business, leadership, history, poetry, science, and general nonfiction books of 2016. Including selections from notable authors like Shirley Jackson, Trevor Noah, Kevin Young, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth and many more.

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Back to School Book Lists

Posted over 3 years ago by Katie M

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks and Education | Tagged with adolescence, bullying in schools, child development, early childhood education, Kindergarten, making friends, middle school, parent participation, Preschool, psychology, school buses and teenagers

Is your child experiencing the back to school jitters? Check out our list of books to help kids deal with everything from riding the bus for the first time to making new friends at school!

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