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10 Character-Driven and Upbeat Books to Put You in a Good Mood

Posted about 6 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Romance | Tagged with amusing, appeal, beyond the bestsellers, character-driven, Domestic Fiction, engaging, finding a good book, heartwarming, likable characters, Love Stories, quirky, reading recommendations, relationships and upbeat

Stories that are fun, lighthearted, hopeful and optimistic.

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Imaginative and Memorable Movies

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eMedia and Movies and Music | Tagged with action, adventure, comedy, drama, fantastic film finds, fantasy, Love Stories, memory, movies, relationships, romance, romantic comedies, Sci-Fi and streaming movies

Looking for quirky or out of the ordinary movies? The selections in this blog post will stick with you long after watching them. This is part of a series called Fantastic Film Finds featuring less mainstream viewing recommendations.

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Best Picture Books of 2018

Posted 5 months ago by Cindy V

Posted in Children and Parenting and Education | Tagged with animals, Art, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, Children's Stories, color, communication, death and dying, emotions, empathy, fear, feelings, folklore, friendship, frustration, generosity, humorous stories for kids, imagination, immigrants, individuality, listening, picture books, poverty, refugees, relationships, schools, sea adventures and self-confidence

Two perspectives on some of the best children's picture books of 2018.

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Aging Gracefully

Posted about 1 year ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, History and Politics, Movies and Music and Nature and Travel | Tagged with aging, aging gracefully, documentaries, elderly, exercise, happiness, longevity, mental health, nonfiction, old age, older people - social conditions, relationships, relaxation, senior citizens, seniors, wellness and Yoga

“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel

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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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