The Blog of Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Happy New Year from your Library! As we begin 2020, we’d like to extend an invitation to you – Spend the year with us. We have the resources, materials and programs needed to help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and make this year the best yet.
At the Library, you can:
- Save money
- Improve health and wellness
- Make new friends
- Master Technology
- Ace the school year
- Discover a new hobby
Why pay for monthly video or music streaming services when you can stream them for free using your Library card? Access thousands of TV shows, movies and music through Freegal, hoopla and Overdrive! You can even download Kindle Books.
Looking for something fun to do but don't want to break the bank? We also offer thousands of FREE annual programs for all ages and interests. Explore our online calendar or pick up a copy of our Program Guide and fill your calendar with fun.
|Improve Health & Wellness|
Have you resolved to improve your health? Let’s do it together!
We regularly offer wellness programs such as brain health, yoga and meditation classes, growth and development programs for teen girls, health talks with our partner Mercy and more.
Or subscribe to our wellness reading list which feature regularly updated materials on mental and physical health and wellness.
|Make New Friends|
Start the New Year by making new friends! We are connecting people of all ages who share a love of reading, coding, crafting and more with programs that meet regularly.
Join us for lively and enlightening book groups hosted at almost all of our Library locations. Connect with others who share a love for specific genres by participating in one of our themed book groups on anime/manga, mysteries, true stories and science fiction.
Bond with fellow book lovers over a brew or a glass of wine at Books on Tap, Line by Line by Wine, and Vines and Lines.
|Master Technology |
Did you get a new tablet, phone or laptop recently? If you need help learning how to make the most of it, join us at one of our Device Advice programs or contact our Computers and Media Department to set up an appointment.
We also offer a variety of computers and technology programs on everything from computer basics for beginners to programs on using the Microsoft Office suite to more specific help sessions on programs like Google Docs.
Learn more about how we can help you with technology.
|Ace the School Year
Does your student need some help making the grade? We offer both in-person and online educational resources.
Students in grades K-8 can get in-person help with school through our Homework Helper Program. Find a date, time and location that works for you.
Anyone, in any grade, can get expert online help with school assignments and more through our newest resource, Tutor.com. We also offer teacher resources such as assignment alerts and book kits.
Learn more about our educational offerings.
|Discover a New Hobby|
Learn a new hobby or skill in 2020! Browse or subscribe to our crafts and hobbies reading list or join us for creative art/crafts/hobbies programs. This season, we're offering adult programs such as knitting, open crafting, anime for adults and Cricut programs.
Make a masterpiece by using our fun making tools such as 3D and poster printers, button makers, Cricut machines, sound and studio equipment and more.