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Library News: Celebrating Women’s History Month @ Your Library

Commemorative Quilt Exhibit

The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month March 2-27, 2009 with a Commemorative Quilt Exhibit, at the Kent Branch Library Auditorium and the Art Tatum African American Resource Center Gallery, located at 3101 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo.

The 12 quilts on display were designed by members of a quilting class at Third Baptist Church to honor the institution’s 140th anniversary. Third Baptist is one of the oldest predominately African-American churches in the Toledo area. A free and open to the public reception for the women who made the quilts was scheduled on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Kent Branch Library.

The art of quilting started at Third Baptist in 2006 when Senior Pastor Kevin J. Bedford suggested a quilting class as a project. Quilter Lauretta Russell agreed to teach a class at the historic church and as a result some 15 quilts designed in the class were displayed at the church’s 140th anniversary last fall. The quilting class continues at the church.

For more details, please call Kent Branch at 419.259.5283


•Teen Tech Week , March 8-14 @ Your Library

Text your best friends! Hit up your top five on your mobile phones. E-mail your classmates, send a MySpace note to your BFFs, tag your Top Friends on Facebook, or send a Twitter tweet! Spread the word about the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s Teen Tech Week, beginning Sunday, March 8 through Saturday, March 14, 2009, at various branch locations.


Check out some of these exciting Teen Tech programs:

Birmingham Branch Library, 203 Paine Ave.
Technical Teens (Th) March 12, 2009, 4 p.m.

Grades 5-12; Technically, how good are you with technology? Join us for a Teen Tech Week celebration using some of the latest technology.

Heatherdowns Branch Library, 3265 Glanzman Rd.
RuneScape (Th) March 12, 4 - 5 p.m.

Grades 6-12; Celebrate Teen Tech Week by joining us in the Heatherdowns Computer Lab for an hour of uninterrupted RuneScape action. Open to the first 10 participants.

Holland Branch Library, 1032 S. McCord Rd.
Smiley and Emoticon Challenge March 9 - March 14, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 6-12; Celebrate Teen Tech Week and take the challenge. Identify the smileys and emoticons on the quiz sheet. One entry per person. A grand prize will be drawn from the entries with the most correct answers.

Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd.
Teen Tech Week: Computer Café – Power Point (M) March 9, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 6-12; Join us on our laptops, as we learn the basics of Microsoft Power Point while creating a stunning presentation that looks as if it were designed by a professional. Class size is limited to 20. Registration is required. 419.259.5283

Locke Branch Library, 703 Miami St.
Teen Tech Week March 9 - March 14, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 5-12; Do you know what a punch card is? What about FORTRAN? Celebrate Teen Tech week by challenging yourself with our computer history quiz. Correct answers will be entered in a prize drawing.

Sanger Branch Library, 3030 W. Central Ave.
Teen Tech Week Survey (W) March 4, 6 - 7 p.m.
Enlighten us on the latest and greatest trends in the tech world. Take the Tech Survey and take it to the Information Desk to trade for chocolate.

Sylvania Branch Library, 6749 Monroe St.
Press Play @ Your Library March 9 - March 14, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Grades 6-12; Think you're tech-savvy? Find out during Teen Tech Week when you take our technology test. If you've got the right stuff, you could win a cool flash drive.

Main Library, 325 Michigan St.
Teen Tech Week - Books on Gadgets (M) March 9, 3 - 4 p.m.

Grades 6-12; Celebrate Teen Tech Week by sampling some of the latest technology we offer to share the love of reading! Explore the new facets of recorded books! Try out a Playaway title, see how easy it is to read an e-book or listen to one downloaded to a computer or personal listening device. It does make reading more fun!
For more details, please call 419.259.5297






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