Adults

Let's Celebrate

Black History Month

Motown Music, African Dance and Soul Food

This February, celebrate Black History Month by being a part of our read-in, sharing your migration story or by joining us at one of more of the following programs:

  • DJOBI Wake Up Ensemble
  • A Day with Lady K (Motown music)
  • Dances from the Motherland (African dance)
  • Soul Food Sampling (from J'Mae's Home Cooking)
  • Sacred Steel Band

Let's Celebrate
JOIN A GROUP

BOOK Groups and Clubs

Be a part of lively and enlightening book discussions hosted by 15 of our Library locations. New members are always welcome and it's free to join! We also offer a variety of themed book groups and clubs as well, including:

  • Books on Tap (three locations to choose from!)
  • Couponing Club
  • Euchre Club
  • Feminist Book Group
  • And many more!

JOIN A GROUP

JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

Books and resources to help you find your dream job! Our experts will also train you in how to set up email, update your resume and search for jobs online.

GET A JOB

Economic Success

Connect with our Business Department and find book lists and outside resources to help you start or grow a business, apply for grants and more.

LEARN MORE

SPENDING SMARTER

Live better by spending smarter! We have books, programs and outside resources to make you a smarter saver, spender and investor.

START SAVING

Featured Programs

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Authors!

Winter | Spring Programs

Our Winter/Spring Authors! series offers something for all interests! Mark your calendars and purchase tickets today for the following programs:

Greg Iles, author of Cemetery Road
(Su) March 17 | 7 p.m. | Scott High School

Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz
(M) April 15 | 7 p.m. | Scott High School

Stacey Abrams, author of Lead from the Outside
(Su) April 28 | 7 p.m. | Bowsher High School

Adam Savage, author of Every Tool's a Hammer
(Th) May 9 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater

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Wolcott House Historical Lecture Series

(Th) 10 a.m. | Feb. 7 - March 28 | Maumee

Join us at the Maumee branch for the Wolcott House Museum Guild's annual lecture series. Featuring local authors and topics relevant to local history.

Feb. 7: WWI with Historian Dave Westick
Feb. 14:
Dressing a Victorian Couple with Kathy and Joe Dowd
Feb. 21: Little Known Stories of Early Americans with Frank Kuron
Feb. 28: The Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 with Joel Berg
March 7: General William Henry Harrison with Frank Butwin
March 14: Well, Hello Dolly! (Madison, that is) with Marty Hogel
March 21: Continuing the Custer Story: In the West with Steve Alexander
March 28: I Have Some Unusual Stories to Tell You! with Jim Bowsher

WISE Wellness Initiative

For Senior Education

We’re partnering with Harbor Behavioral Health to present this evidence-based wellness program series for older adults. Topics range from strategies for healthy living to medication management and prescription drug abuse.

WISE at Mott Branch: Wednesdays, noon – 2 p.m.
Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27

WISE at Oregon Branch: Fridays, 10 a.m. – noon
March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 19, April 26

WISE at Locke Branch: Fridays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31

Attend all six sessions and received a $50 Kroger gift card. Registration is required. To register, call the coordinating Library location.

Arbors of Sylvania

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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Wiley Homes Inc

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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RMS Inc

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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Foundation Park

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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Parkcliffe Alzeheimer's Community

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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Learning Ladder #2

Monday Feb. 18
All Day

Location: Mobile Services

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Browse Local History

Local History and Genealogy

Find resources and services offered through our Local History and Genealogy Department including digital collections and exhibits, obituaries, digitization services and our new community photo album.

During Main Library’s renovation, we're also offering the following ways for you to keep in touch with our Local History and Genealogy Department. To schedule an appointment, call 419.259.5233 in advance.

In-Person Research by Appointment
Monday, 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Browse Local History

Tech Help

Why pay for expensive computer classes when you can take them for free at the Library? Our computer and technology programs meet customers at whatever level of knowledge they are, from novices to seasoned users.

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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Teacher resources, GED classes and more!

From teacher resources such as assignment alerts, book kits and educational databases, to GED and computer classes to college information, we offer a variety of educational resources for adults!

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How to get published

Looking to get your book published? We've stocked up on information and resources to help take you from writing, to editing, to publication. It can be a very tough process so we've identified quality sources to help you along the way.

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GET CONNECTED

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Our community information page combines verified and quality groups, events, help organizations and local government and public services to help keep you connected.

GET CONNECTED

Tips for jumping into audiobooks including the exciting world of Full Cast recordings!

Continue Reading: A Little About Audiobooks

Play is intertwined with early childhood development in so many ways. Continue reading to learn more about the play and learn areas at the Library as well as the many important benefits of play.

Continue Reading: The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

In celebration of Black History Month, we compiled a list of picture books to read with your child by noted African American authors. Some inspire young minds, some are just for fun, and all are perfect for enjoying together.

Continue Reading: Fantastic Books for Kids by African American Authors