Rachel Recommends: What to Read and Watch This Winter
"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." - Edith Sitwell
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!
Rachel Recommends: What You Need to Make Your Fall Season the Coziest
October, baptize me with leaves! swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!” Rainbow Rowell, attachments
10 Must Read Books If You Hate Flying
Air travel isn't for everyone. In fact, judging from these books, maybe it isn't for anyone.
Rachel Recommends: 6 New(ish) Must Read Books for Summer 2022
I’ve curated a little selection of books you might want to add to your beach bag when you feel like skipping town. Isolate yourself in a hammock and get reading!
10 Best Doctor Strange Comics
Excited for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Check out some of the Sorcerer Supreme’s greatest comic book adventures.
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!
Calling All Bridgerton Fans
So you’ve finished binge watching Bridgerton? Now what? To satisfy your need for more romantic rom-com during Regency England, take a gander at these reads below. You may just find something to your satisfaction until the next season comes around.
To All the Otaku, with Love – April 2021
Are you a manga or anime enthusiast? We are, too! We are constantly looking for new (and awesome) titles to add to our collection. We are happy to share some of our favorites with you, including some light novels! For more suggestions, please feel free to contact your teen librarian at the Library!
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.
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’s Library and Teen Recommends – Winter 2021
Check out what your Children's and Teen librarians have been reading lately!
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!
Books About the Trump Administration
Publishers love putting out books about whoever the current president is, but public interest in those titles tends to plummet as soon as the White House changes hands. Which makes sense: people love reading
Caldecott Contenders – Part 1
Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s 48th Annual Caldecott Read-In is going virtual this year. It will be held Saturday, January 23 from 10-11:30 AM. A live discussion and voting will choose our local winner
New Year’s Romances
Be inspired to fall in love, travel through time, and set new goals with this list of New Year's romances.
15 Amusing Mysteries Designed to Entertain
Books that are mysterious, suspenseful, amusing and engaging. The perfect mix of elements for a really enjoyable reading experience.
10 Books With Delightfully Odd Characters You’re Gonna Love
Reading recommendations with odd, quirky and likable characters that are designed to delight and entertain.
10 Classic Books to Read and Watch
These stories are filled with so much pure emotion it is almost impossible not to like them.
10 Timeless Period Dramas to Watch Anytime
A selection of historical dramas and miniseries perfect for fans of pride and prejudice ... or anyone who enjoys good cinema.
6 Fast Paced and Fun Reads
An eclectic mix of novels that are fast-paced and utterly enjoyable to read.
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!
A Brief History of the Spy Fiction Genre
A very brief overview of the spy fiction genre along with a sampling of well-known spy novels.
10 Entertaining Novels That Will Put a Smile on Your Face
A list of novels with light humor and likable characters.
Psychological Horror: 10 Suspenseful and Creepy Reads
Fans of Ghost Stories, Horror and Psychological Suspense will enjoy this blog post.
Nobel Prize Winners
The Nobel Peace Prize has an interesting history - continue reading to learn more about it and check out a selection of books by some of the recipients.
Fascinating Stories: Science and Nature
There are so many amazing stories about the natural world around us. Prepare for fascination!
Tracy Chevalier To Visit Toledo, Ohio
Learn more about the international bestselling author Tracy Chevalier ... and check out some of her books.
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.
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