On International Museum Day, Visit One of the Toledo Area’s Fine Museums
Some of the world's finest museums are closer than you think!
10 Books to Get Kids Excited About Birding
Have an aspiring young birder? Here are some books to get them excited about birding!
Books and Telescopes: We Have the Essentials for Observing the Night Sky
Check out these books and one of our telescopes in celebration of Look Up at the Sky Day.
What Are You Drawing for Draw a Bird Day? These 10 Books Will Help You…Draw a Bird
It’s officially Draw a Bird Day. Celebrate by busting out a pencil and paper and doodling your favorite bird—artistic skill is optional!
I Need a Vacation!
Involve your kids in the vacation planning or take a no-cost virtual vacation with these Library resources!
Whether You Want to Run a Marathon or Run Away from Marathons, These 5 Books Can Help
Do you have what it takes to run a marathon? Read these books to find out.
Help Feed Our Feathered Friends for National Bird Feeding Month
Each February we celebrate the magic birds bring to our yards during National Bird Feeding Month.
Best Books to Give as Gifts: Nonfiction Titles
A selection of nonfiction titles that will make great gifts.
Stepping Out Into the World – Top 10 True Adventure Books
Adventures aren't only for characters in novels. Here are some great real-life escapades that are better than fiction!
5 Really Great Dinosaur Books for Adults
Who says dinosaurs are only interesting for kiddos? Check out these recent books on dinos for adults!
10 Picture Books About Immigration and Belonging to Celebrate Welcoming Week
These books are full of stories to help you understand the successes, struggles, and journeys of immigrants past, present, and future.
5 Books with Terrible Hotels
Have you ever listened to friends complaining about a disappointing hotel or a vacation spot? Well, the people in these books have entered the chat.
Children’s Library & Teen Recommends – Summer 2021
Youth Services Librarians love to read, too! Check out what your favorite Children’s and Teen Librarians at Main Library are reading, whether it be a picture book about penguins, a middle grade adventure in a treehouse, vampires in Louisiana, or a time-traveling phone booth!
Cats may have nine lives and keep us guessing, but these 18 "tails" will keep you entertained too!
Container Gardening for Small Spaces
Container gardening is a simple way to enjoy nature’s bounty without the struggle and trouble of digging up a yard.
Grow Your Own Food at Home
Creating a kitchen garden is not only a fun hobby, but can provide your home with fresh produce all year long.
Learn about Birds
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.
Great Reads in Popular Science – Nuts for Nature edition
Why should kids have all the fun when it comes to learning about animals? Here are the latest and greatest books for adults on the amazing creatures in nature.
Fact and Fiction Recommends Spring 2021
Reading recommendations from the Fact and Fiction department Librarians at Main Library.
Helping You Meet Those Reading Goals
Have you started a reading challenge yet this year? Maybe you need a little inspiration to log a few more books for TLCPL’s Winter Read. Maybe you want to challenge yourself to “read harder” this year. No matter what, the team at Kent Branch has you covered! We have curated a list of challenges to diversify your reads this year, and our staff has provided suggestions of some of their faves to match!
A Happiness Reading List
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.
Celebrate Blue Week with Olander Parks and the Library
Celebrate the Oak Openings region of northwest Ohio with the Library and our friends at Olander Parks by learning about the importance of prairie grass and doing an eco-friendly bird feeder craft.
Where do all of our shoes go when we throw them out? Is it possible to repurpose or recycle them?
4 Episodes to Get You Hooked on Podcasts
If you aren’t already a podcast listener, it can be a little daunting to look at all the podcasts available. Here are 4 great episodes from some of my favorite podcasts to get you started.
Travel via Mystery Novels
Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.
The Final Frontier: Great Books and Dvds on Outer Space
With NASA firmly setting sights on trips to Mars, what better time to look up and learn more about the universe around us? Fortunately, we have some fantastic books and DVDs to get us going.
Interesting Stories for Outdoor Enthusiasts
From living secluded in a tent for almost three decades, to climbing a 3,200 foot wall without ropes, this list highlights some of my favorite titles where people do some really incredible (and maybe a few ill-advised) things outside.
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.
Great Escapes: Amazing Tales of the Best Breakouts of the 20th Century
Breath-taking reads featuring daring escape stories.
Death in the National Parks
National Parks offer some of the most gorgeous and serene landscapes in all of America, but don’t be fooled, these areas are essentially death traps for the ill prepared. Read on to explore my fascination with demise in the National Parks.
Armchair Travel and Adventure
Summer’s almost over, but no need to fret! There’s plenty of time for armchair adventuring - and it always fits into what’s left of your vacation budget!
13 Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio
Can’t get enough of the Toledo travel tips? Well, you are in luck! Here is part 2 of Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio.
School’s Out, It Must Be Vacation Time
Explore popular destinations in the United States and around the world.
5 Day Summer Itinerary for Toledo, Ohio
Are you visiting Toledo, Ohio this summer and wonder what to do and where to go? Or, are you a native Toledoan looking for something different? Check out these unique ideas for this summer!
Get Inspired to Get Moving on National Walking Day and Beyond
National Walking Day is observed on the first Wednesday in April each year. Let the Library inspire you to get moving this Spring and beyond.
Small-Space Gardening is an activity everyone can enjoy with just a little creativity! With specialized small-space garden kits available commercially at local home stores for do-it-yourselfers, this can be done in even the smallest spaces with some ingenuity.
Never Too Early To Think Spring!
Think spring gardens, warm sunshine, blossoms, sprouts, and gentle breezes.
Massaging Kale, Fair Trade Chocolate, and the French Kitchen: A Short Quest in Sugar Detox
Ever think about giving up sugar? Okay, I’m here for you. For your entertainment, I decided that the only way I could begin to tackle this subject, was to give up sugar myself.
“Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty” – Coco Chanel
The Paleo Diet: A Whole Foods Approach to Better Health
Learn more about the Paleo diet and explore a variety of cookbooks from Paleo basics, to cuisine for the discerning foodie.
12 Last Minute Fall Trips from Toledo, Ohio
If you're looking for a daytrip or a road trip out of Toledo this fall, then this list is for you.
Looking at Art: A Story in the Round
The Berlin Painter exhibit is a rare event, an assemblage of pottery from museums around the world. Continue reading to learn more about this fascinating exhibit and the story behind it.
Explore Your Toledo Area Metroparks
Do you know what the Toledo area Metroparks hold inside? Explore notable features and related books to get your next nature fix.
Away We Go! Best of Armchair Travel
Love to travel if only it weren’t for the hassle and the expense? Have we got the books for you!
9 Last Minute Spring Trips from Toledo, Ohio
If you're looking for a daytrip or a road trip out of Toledo this spring, then this list is for you.
Ireland: A Wee Bit of Bliss
Celebrate Ireland with a pot of tea, a batch of scones and a taste of Celtic culture with a selection of Emerald Isle titles.
Octopus Encounter at the Toledo Zoo
Have you ever wanted to shake hands with an octopus? The Toledo Zoo offers “Behind the Scenes Tours" where you can do just that and more!
Fascinating Stories: Science and Nature
There are so many amazing stories about the natural world around us. Prepare for fascination!
Soup’s On: Delicious Broths, Soups, Chowders and Stews
January is National Soup Month! We have a variety of cookbooks to inspire your next cooking adventure featuring broths, soups, stews, chowders and chili.
11 Last Minute Winter Trips from Toledo, Ohio
If you are looking for a daytrip or a road trip out of Toledo this winter, then this list is for you.
Libraries and National Parks
Libraries and national parks are essential components of a robust and healthy community. Continue reading to learn more.
Exploring Detroit by Bike
Travelling Detroit by bike, without having to worry about traffic, directions, or parking was a unique and advantageous way to tour the city.
Seekers and Sages: Spirituality Selections
Many seek a mindful, simple path on the road to a deeper spirituality. The titles featured in this post explore the virtues of gratitude, grace, and compassion in that journey.
10 Last Minute Summer Trips from Toledo, Ohio
If you're looking for a daytrip or road trip out of Toledo this summer, then this list's for you.
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.
Permaculture From The Ground Up: Sustainable Gardening Practices
Permaculture is one of the hottest words in gardening, taking organic to the next step.
With so many locations across Northwestern Ohio, the Metroparks of Toledo are one of Toledo’s most fantastic and bountiful resources, offering some of the area’s greatest outdoor fun.
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