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!
Quantum Computing for Babies (and pretty much the rest of us)
Quantum Physics for BABIES? It's never too early (or too late) with these easy-to-understand books!
So you want to be a cryptanalyst…
Learn more about the history and future of codes and ciphers (and maybe how to create your own!)
Great YA Books for EFL Students, Part II
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.
Guiding Kids in the Digital World, Books for PreK-Kindergarten
Keeping children safe while using digital technology.
Get Unplugged with a Day of Play
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!
Gamers Guild: Jackbox Party Games
Are you looking for a fun way to connect with your friends? One week each month Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers Jackbox Games as a way for teens to unwind and enjoy playing party games together! Bring your friends and make new ones!
From creating video games to designing web pages, from programming robots to developing apps, coding is the superpower you need. The Library introduces free software and classes to get you exploring this exciting field.
Gamers Guild: Animal Crossing Crew
Do you own a Nintendo Switch and the popular game Animal Crossing: New Horizons? TLCPL wants to be your Nintendo friend! Learn more about our new virtual library program series, Gamers Guild: Animal Crossing Crew.
Podcasting for Everyone!
Maybe you've listened to some podcasts. Maybe not. But did you know you can make them yourself? The Library has all the information you could want about putting your voice onto the world stage.
Blogging 101: How to set up a blog using WordPress
Want to start your own blog, but don't know where to start? WordPress is easy to use and we have some great how-to resources to help you become an expert blogger in no time at all.
Who Wants to Play Video Games?
Most people love video games, and librarians are no exception! Let us lead you on a quest to learn more about the medium and direct you to where you can play some classics.
Back on the Road with the Library’s Mobile Services
The Library's Mobile Services team brings the Library to you through innovative, on-the-go services.
Blogging 101: SEO Techniques That Work
Learn how to apply proven SEO techniques to improve your online presence.
The Digital Public Library of America
Learn more about a wonderful free resource for finding more ebooks, helpful school resources, improving your genealogy ability, and just exploring what libraries across America have to offer for free.
Library’s 3D Printers Create Face Shield Supplies for Local Healthcare Providers
TLCPL assists local medical professionals as they fight the coronavirus epidemic.
As Co-working Increases, Library Provides Space and Expertise
Collaborative work areas are a Library fixture.
Spend Your New Year – At the Library
Happy New Year from your Library! Make 2020 your best year yet by taking advantage of the many resources, materials and programs we offer. We hope to see you often!
Getting Started With Cricut – A Beginner’s Guide to the Best Making Machine You’ll Ever Use
Cricut machines can work with a wide range of materials, creating tons of possibilities.
With Toledo Library App, Customers Experience New Digital Services
App allows for easy scanning of items in Library catalog.
8 Books Written by Podcasters
Believe it or not, several podcasters have come out with books. That's right--you can read your podcast.
Dog Ate Your Homework? The Library Can Help With Your Printing Needs
Need to print without using your own printer? Just send it to a Library printer and pick it up when you get there, that same day, that is. Works with phones, tablets, laptops and desktops.
New Options for Interacting With Our Digital Content
The Local History and Genealogy department of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library has loaded a number of digitized books onto Internet Archive as an alternative means of accessing them. We also shared all the metadata about our digital collections as open data, which is now accessible through GitHub.
Digital Exhibit Showcasing Teenage Views on Literature From the 1960s
A new digital exhibit showcasing book reviews done by students in the 1960s with links to revisit these classics is now available on the Library website.
Become a Part of Toledo’s History!
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library has launched a program to collect photos from the public to be preserved as part of our local history collections. Contribute your photos (physical or digital) to become a part of Toledo history.
Toledo Library Program Gives Customers Device Advice
As part of its continued effort to address the digital divide and provide free technology training to customers, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL) is hosting a series of Device Advice programs this fall.
Making Memories That Last: Low Cost Gift Giving with the Library
Looking for a low cost, yet heartfelt gift for that someone special? Look no further than your Toledo Lucas County Public Library. The tech tools available at King Road, Oregon and West Toledo Branches will help you convert VHS, Super8, Slides and Negatives to a truly memorable gift.
Net Neutrality: The Price of Silence
Net Neutrality ensures that the internet stays open and safe. It is important to realize that if we do not take action, we are agreeing to censorship, throttling, and in my opinion, immoral practices.
Lights, Camera, Action! GoPro Video Camera Kits from Your Local Library
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.
Training on Web Literacy
Over the course of the last 12+ months and 8 training classes later, I without a doubt have a more informed knowledge of how the World Wide Web operates and what it can offer.
$20,000 Grant : Web Literacy Training
With the second grant period winding down, we reflect on Mozilla's Web Literacy training and the curriculum we have at TLCPL.
Digital Literacy at the Library
Digital literacy is learning how to use technology and devices in everyday life. The Library is here to help! Find out how.
To Tech or Not to Tech
Is your smartphone becoming your go-to brain? (Did you use your smartphone to answer that?)
Participating on the Web
The last leg of the web literacy triangle is participating on the web. This involves aspects of sharing, contributing, attributing, open practice, protecting yourself, and connecting.
Writing on the Web
Building off of the last Web Literacy blog, writing on the web takes a deeper dive into creating the web.
Reading on the Web
Building off of the last Web Literacy blog, reading on the web takes a deeper dive into exploring the web.
Mozilla Web Literacy
Did you know the Library has received two $10,000 grants for training staff on Web Literacy?
Squishy Circuits Kit
Kate McGowan, one Librarian at West Toledo, pulled out the Squishy Circuits Kit and Play-Doh to stimulate imagination and creativity by connecting wires with Play-Doh to light bulbs, buzzer sounds, and fans with a few customers.
Stop Motion Video Production
This stop motion LEGO film is a perfect example of what people can create! Made with the help of a librarian, teens get hands on experience with hardware and software that they may not encounter on a daily basis. Did you know that the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is part of the Maker Movement? Our program – Make U – helps people create, make, and learn with new technology and activities.
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