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Blog Category: Arts, Crafts and Hobbies
Posted 07/14/21 by Michelle T
Cards are super-portable and can make for great games and magic tricks to boost the fun factor on a rainy day.Continue Reading: Small, but Mighty FUN!
Posted 07/07/21 by Joyce S.
Curating this booklist brings back many fond memories of mine as I used to teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language) while living as an ex-pat overseas. If you’re an educator like I am, you are well aware that finding suitable reading material can be both arduous and heartbreaking. I hope this list makes it a bit easier for you.Continue Reading: Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
Posted 06/30/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce waste, repurpose, reuse, and adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle.Continue Reading: Reduce Waste Through Sustainable Living Practices
Posted 06/28/21 by Angela B
Are you looking for something free and adventurous? Well, go on a treasure hunt by geocaching at the libraries!Continue Reading: Treasure Hunt at Your Library with Geocaching
Posted 06/17/21 by April S
Explore ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle everyday materials to create something extraordinary.Continue Reading: Get Creative Through Crafty Repurposing
Posted 06/14/21 by Talena R
Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings all recognizing the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas.Continue Reading: What is Juneteenth?
Posted 06/09/21 by Michelle T
Resources and ideas for having a great summer close to home.Continue Reading: The Great Outdoors
Posted 05/19/21 by Morgan R
Many of the libraries have community gardens for you to pick from. After you read these books, check out the community gardens at the Birmingham, Lagrange, Locke, Maumee, Mott, and Toledo Heights branches.Continue Reading: Gardening resources for Preschool/ Kindergarten; Early Elementary (1-3)
Posted 05/14/21 by Christy P
Collage is a low-cost and easy mode of self-expression that anyone can make.Continue Reading: Books for Collage 101 (and 200)
Posted 05/05/21 by Zachary H
Creating a kitchen garden is not only a fun hobby, but can provide your home with fresh produce all year long.Continue Reading: Grow Your Own Food at Home
Posted 05/03/21 by Cristin B
Summer learning resources and activities to help prevent the summer slide.Continue Reading: Summer Learning Activities and Resources for Grades 1-3
Posted 04/27/21 by Joyce S.
Is your preschool or kindergarten-aged child looking for something new to read? Check out this curated list of best books for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners for your little one to enjoy!Continue Reading: Best Books for Preschool and Kindergarten
Posted 04/26/21 by Jennifer H
In the spring, warblers, a tiny, colorful classification of songbirds, fly through our area on their journey of thousands of miles between Central and South America, and the Caribbean, on their way to Northern North America.Continue Reading: Learn about Birds
Posted 04/23/21 by Regina S
Are you missing live music because of COVID? Check out the music on Freegal.Continue Reading: Singing the Praises of Freegal
Posted 04/16/21 by Morgan R
Poems are words put together using rhythm, patterns, and rhymes to express thoughts and emotions. April is National Poetry Month.Continue Reading: Poetry Resources for PreK-Grade 3
Posted 03/29/21 by Monique B
Fun sports reads for athletes and fansContinue Reading: Sports Fiction for Grades 4-5
Posted 03/24/21 by Melanie K.
Enjoy these stories of bunnies, eggs, crafts and Easter fun.Continue Reading: Easter Resources for Grades PreK-3
Posted 03/12/21 by Andrea S
Great resources for women who are looking for versatile styles in fashion designs.Continue Reading: Women Style Influencers
Posted 03/10/21 by Joyce S.
For fans of the astronaut-themed murder mystery co-op game, Among Us: here are some book recommendations just for you! See if you can figure out who the murderer is. There is definitely something sus going on here!Continue Reading: Recommendations for Among Us Fans
Posted 02/26/21 by Juliette H
For readers looking for a little escapism, here are some awesome fantasy and adventure comics.Continue Reading: Fantasy and Adventure Comics for Kids
Posted 02/09/21 by Clare T
Why not choose a just one day a week to get unplugged? Encourage your family to take a digital diet away from all devices, just for a single day! A one-day “fast” from technology is a great way to refresh your senses, add spontaneity to your life and reconnect with your family!Continue Reading: Get Unplugged with a Day of Play
Posted 02/08/21 by Tess L
Need a way to brighten your home this winter? Get some houseplants! Studies have shown that keeping houseplants have many benefits. Among them are improving your mood, reducing fatigue, and boosting healing and pain tolerance. They also improve air quality, releasing oxygen and moisture. Here are some titles that will help you start going green.Continue Reading: You Grow, Green!
Posted 02/01/21 by Rebecca R
Here are a few books that may help you keep a lookout for the small moments, practices, and words in life to lift spirits and find the wonder in the world around us.Continue Reading: A Happiness Reading List
Posted 01/26/21 by Amy H
Whether you're a teacher by choice or by circumstances, we've got you covered. Here are the most recent support materials to keep your kid/s occupied and engaged.Continue Reading: Great Ideas for Teachers and Parents: Resources for Teaching Grades K-8
Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
Posted 01/19/21 by Eric S
During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.Continue Reading: Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.