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A Plethora of Poetry Books to Celebrate National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives every April.

Children Love Everything About Music

Whether it’s banging on a pan or plastic tub to hear the sound or dancing enthusiastically to toddler tunes, music has the potential to engage children in fun and unique ways. Music may even help reduce stress and alleviate boredom, which is something we all need from time to time.

1920s America: A Decade of Great Change

In the Fact and Fiction department at the Main Library we field a variety of questions. Every day brings new inquiries from people doing research and/or folks simply trying to gain a better understanding of

The Power of Music

Music has the power to bring joy, happiness and encourage healthy childhood development.

Exploring Poetry and Jazz Online

Did you know the month of April is both National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month? Celebrate at home with these digital recommendations!

Up Lit: 15 Feel Good Fiction Novels

Novels designed to boost your mood and leave you smiling. Up Lit are uplifting, life-affirming stories chock full of humor, hope, kindness, compassion, empathy, love and joy.

Making a Difference with Service Projects

Librarians are working with area youth to create handmade, heartfelt gifts to show a little kindness to people in our community. It's part of a concerted programming effort to engage area youth in a meaningful way.

10 Fantastic Sherlockian Novels

Fans of the television series Sherlock will love these modern stories featuring the infamous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes.

Yoga @ the Library

The Library has programs and resources designed to help the entire family on their wellness journey.

The Human-Nature Connection

The Library and Metroparks are great community resources that enrich the quality of life in the communities in which they serve.

10 Best Biographies of 2018

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

10 Best Fiction Books of 2018

So many books, so little time. A short list that includes notable fiction titles from 2018 and lots of "best of the year" lists to explore for further reading.

Find Information You Can Trust with GVRL

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) provides digital access to a variety of quality eBooks geared towards students, researchers, professionals and general readers.

How to Find a Good Book to Read

All things are relative - including what constitutes a "good book," but finding books you'll enjoy is easy with the right tools.

DIY Baby and Toddler Food

Making baby food is easier than you might think. This blog post includes tips, recipes, and baby food cookbooks.

Memoir Writing Resources

Everyone has a story to tell. If you would like to tell your story, we have memoir writing resources to help.

National Day of Listening

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

Literary Thrillers

Explore a selection of books filled with danger, action and suspense with an intellectual edge.

Kids in the Kitchen

Featuring library and web resources to help you and your family with creative culinary creations.

Fabulously Frugal

Explore a variety of resources designed to help you save money and live a fabulously frugal lifestyle.

Entertaining Rom-Coms

Featuring a selection of entertaining romantic comedy films that are sure to make you laugh and lighten your mood.

Oscars 2017

Featuring this year's nominees for best picture along with books exploring the history of the Oscars, movies and movie stars.

All Things Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous detectives of all-time. Explore this blog post to learn more about the history and works inspired by the infamous character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Best Nonfiction Books of 2016

The best of the best in biographies, memoirs, business, leadership, history, poetry, science, and general nonfiction books of the year.

Best Fiction Books of 2016

What were some of the best of the best fiction books of 2016? Continue reading to discover your next great read.

DIY Holiday Gifts

Learn how to create personalized gifts for family and friends this holiday season and beyond.

Zeal For Zombies

This blog post includes a wide variety of popular books, eBooks, eComics, television shows and movies featuring Zombies that will hopefully satisfy your insatiable appetite for the undead.

Sci-fi-tastic Films

The science fiction genre encompasses a wide range of themes. When you're talking Sci-Fi ... the possibilities are endless.

Crazy About Jane

The great thing about Jane Austen’s work is that it’s easy to find something to love, because she writes with sincerity and humanity with a dash of wit thrown in from time to time to keep us on our toes. It's no wonder people around the world are crazy about Jane Austen to this day.

Eat Local

Learn more about the local food movement, CSAs and sustainable agriculture.

Viva La Vegan!

Veganism is hot, but how much do you really know about the vegan lifestyle?

Ohio Travel

Ohio is a vacation destination for people all over the country. Learn ways you can stay close to home by planning a getaway in the Buckeye State.

Dear Old Dad … Top 10 Best And Worst Movie Fathers

Being a Dad isn't the easiest job in the world, but the great ones make it look so easy. Let's all take a moment to thank them for everything they have done for us over the years and take the time to watch a movie together.

Bob Dylan Turns 75

Bob Dylan turns 75! Continue reading to learn more about this timeless musician.

Psychological Thrillers

Looking for an edge of your seat, nail-biting good read? Check out this blog post to explore the addicting nature of Psychological Thrillers.

‘Tis the Season for Summertime Cooking

Summertime and cookouts go hand in hand. Whether your planning your next family get together or simply want to try out a few new grilling techniques, your local library can help.

Moms and Movies

This Mother’s Day … take the time to appreciate your mom or any mom for that matter. Everyone knows someone that is a mom or mother figure and those special moms should be honored. So, why not celebrate those special women in your life by enjoying a good film together?

Strategies for Success: Top 5 Blogging Tips

Anyone can blog, but what makes a blog successful? That’s the question. Why does one blog take off and another fail? Blogging isn’t just about putting something out there – the secret to success – is providing content people are actually interested in checking out. Give ‘em what they want!

Get to Know Glass City

Ever heard of the Toledo War? Find out how a border dispute between Ohio and Michigan gave the buckeye state its fourth largest city and spawned the fiercest rivalry in college sports. Want to know how the Glass City got its name?

Albums to Adore: Surf

​Most people don’t expect a Hip hop group to be led by a trumpeter. However, the debut album by Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment does little to conform to expectations. The group features artist Chance the Rapper as well as appearances by other industry giants including; Big Sean, Busta Rhymes, and Erykah Badu.

Albums to Adore: Currents

In their 3rd studio album the Australian rock group, Tame Impala has taken the leap forward from guitar driven indie band to chart topping synth-laced sensation.

Best Fiction Books of 2015

Best fiction books of 2015 including historical fiction, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, romance, love stories and short stories. Amazing selections by notable authors like Kristen Hannah, Paula Hawkins, Ruth Rendell, Sonali Dev, Naomi Novak, J.K. Jemisin and Angela Flournoy.