All locations will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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All locations will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed on Thursday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Make U

Make U is an educational umbrella for services or programs that use an element of creative skills to make or design something on your own.

Community Locations

STEAM. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math are hot topics in education right now. The Library is connecting you to where those things happen in Toledo and Lucas County.

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Publishing

Looking to get your book published? We've stocked up on information and resources to help take you from writing, to editing, to publication. It can be a very tough process so we've identified quality sources to help you along the way.

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GCF Learn Free

Need a quick tutorial on technology? GCF (Goodwill Community Foundation) Learn Free provides tutorials on devices, graphic design, social media, and cloud applications.

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Lynda.com

Simple and complex courses cover a variety of topics ranging from design, business, office software, and personal and professional goals.

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Events

National Day of Listening

Friday Nov. 24
All Day

Location: King Road

Storycorps launched the National Day of Listening as a way to encourage families to set aside the day after Thanksgiving as a time to share and record the history of their family, friends, and community. Use the Library’s recording studio to capture your interview on our equipment or use your phone in our acoustically ready space. Call the King Road...

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National Day of Listening

Friday Nov. 24
All Day

Location: West Toledo

Storycorps launched the National Day of Listening as a way to encourage families to set aside the day after Thanksgiving as a time to share and record the history of their family, friends, and community. Use the Library’s recording studio to capture your interview on our equipment or use your phone in our acoustically ready space. Call the West Toledo...

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National Day of Listening

Saturday Nov. 25
All Day

Location: King Road

Storycorps launched the National Day of Listening as a way to encourage families to set aside the day after Thanksgiving as a time to share and record the history of their family, friends, and community. Use the Library’s recording studio to capture your interview on our equipment or use your phone in our acoustically ready space. Call the King Road...

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Tech Tools

View full list of Equipment available for use in our location and at home.

EQUIPMENT/SERVICE LOCATIONCONTACT
12” ROUND BASE MIC STAND (FLOOR) WT 419.259.5290
12” ROUND BASE MIC STAND (TABLETOP) KR |  WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
3.0 MULTI-SD CARD READER KR | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
3DOODLER CREATE FULL BUNDLE MAIN | KR 419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380
3-IN-1 BENCH PRESS COMBO BUTTON MAKERMAIN419.259.5231
4 CHANNEL HEADPHONE AMP KR | ORE | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
ACCUCUT WITH 400+ DIES MAIN419.259.5231
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS KR | ORE | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
AKAI PROFESSIONAL MPD18 COMPACT PAD CONTROLLER  KR | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
AKG K77 HEADPHONES KR 419.259.5380
APPLE IMAC WITH LIFE SUITE KR | ORE | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
AUDACITY KR | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
AUDIX HYPERCARDIOD MIC WT 419.259.5290
BLACKMAGIC INTENSITY DESIGN SHUTTLEKR | ORE
419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
BLUE MICROPHONES SPARK CONDENSER 
KR419.259.5380
BODYPACK TRANSMITTERWT419.259.5290
BOOM EXTENSION 38” BLACK WT419.259.5290
CAMERA ACCESSORY PACK (TRIPOD, ETC.)WT419.259.5290
CASE CRUISER—IPAD CASE/CHARGINGMAINKR | ORE419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
CRICUT EXPLORE AIRMAIN | KR | ORE419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
EXTERNAL DVD-BURNERKR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
FINAL CUT PROKR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
FLOPPY DISC DRIVEKR419.259.5380
GNU IMAGE MANIPULATION PROGRAM (GIMP) KR 419.259.5380
GOPRO HERO CAMERAKR | ORE419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
HQ VHS-C VIDEO CASSETTE ADAPTORKR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
INOVART PROFESSIONAL LITE BOX 12” X 12”KR| WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
IPAD KIT, IPAD AIR 2 64GB WIFIMAIN | KR | ORE419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
LAPTOP KITMAIN | KR419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380
LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3MAIN | KR | WT419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
LITTLE BITS KITSMAIN | KR | WT419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
LULZBOT 6 3D PRINTERMAINKR419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380
MAKERBOT 3D PRINTERORE | WT419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
MAKEY MAKEYMAIN 419.259.5231
M-AUDIO SUSTAIN PEDAL (FOR MIDI KEYBOARD)WT419.259.5290
MIC CLIP 1.25” TO 1” TAPER WT419.259.5290
MINIDV TAPE PLAYER—FOR “B” ROLL TAPEKR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
MUSIC STAND 29-58”KR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
NEIL BUTTON MACHINEKR419.259.5380
OMNIDIRECTIONAL CONDENSER MINIATURE-LAVALIER MICWT419.259.5290
ORION STARBLAST 4.5' TELESCOPE  MAIN 419.259.5231
OSMO CODINGKR419.259.5380
OSMO GENIUS KITMAIN | KR419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380
PASSPORT 1TB EXTERNAL STORAGEKR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
PEAVEY PV20 USB 8 - CHANNEL MIXING CONSOLEKR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
POWERED USB HUBKR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
PRO MIDI3-10 CABLEWT419.259.5290
PROFESSIONAL MPK-88 USB MIDI KEYBOARDWT419.259.5290
24” 1080P LCD DISPLAY KR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
SHURE STUDIO HEADPHONESKR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
SHURE WIRELESS RECEIVER AND SM58 HANDHELD TXKR | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5290
SMARTBOARDMAIN | KR | ORE | WT419.259.5231 | 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
SONY GV-HD700 HDV VIDEO WALKMAN VCRKR | ORE 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 |
SUPERCARVER DIY LASER ENGRAVERKR419.259.5380
TAKE IT ANYWHERE MICROSCOPE MAIN419.259.5231
TELESCOPE KITMAIN | PP419.259.5231 | 419.259.5390
TOSHIBA DVR 620 (VHS-TO-DVD)KR | ORE | WT419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
USB CASSETTE-TO-MP3 CONVERTERKR419.259.5380
WACOM INTUOS PEN AND TOUCH MEDIUM TABLETKR | ORE | WT 419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250 | 419.259.5290
WOLVERINE DATA SUPER F2D FILM TO DIGITAL (35, 126, 110, & SUPER 8)KR | ORE419.259.5380 | 419.259.5250
XA10 HD CAMCORDER—SD CARDWT419.259.5290

In this edition of our “At the Library!” series we’re talking about the holidays. Filled with FREE resources and programs for all ages, there’s no better place to spend this time of year, than at your Library.

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Our lendable telescope kits make it possible to explore the universe from the comfort of your home.

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The GoPro Action Camera has become very popular because it's easy to use and produces high quality photos and movies. Continue reading to explore creative ways you can use the kits we have available for checkout.

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Locations

These locations have a studio space for Make U activities.