Events

Get out and do something! You can search our online events calendar three ways: by preferred location, by date or by event type. 

FEATURED EVENTS

LIBRARY EVENTS GUIDE

Ever wished there was a portable library events guide that you could take with you wherever you go? Our quarterly MORE magazine is what you’ve been looking for! Pick up a copy at any of our Library locations.  

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Authors! with Sally Field

Sept. 25 | 7 p.m. | Stranahan Theater

Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time. A two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Field has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In her memoir In Pieces, she tells her story for the first time - and in her own gorgeous words - about a challenging and lonely childhood, the highs and lows of her star-studded early career in Hollywood, and deep into the truth of her lifelong relationships.

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STORYTIMES

What better place to take in an exciting story than at the Library! We offer a diverse range of Storytimes for all ages and interests including:

  • Babytime
  • Diversity Storytime
  • Family Storytime
  • Music & Movement Playdate
  • Storytimes for adults with special needs
  • Yoga Storytime and more!

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Florence Williams

Aug. 30 | 7 p.m. | Main Library

We're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to welcome journalist, bestselling author and podcaster Florence Williams! Her book, The Nature Fix, uncovers the science behind nature's restorative benefits and its positive effects on the brain. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and author signing. Free and open to all.

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Yoga on the Lawn

Saturdays in August | 9 a.m. | Maumee

Join us Saturday mornings in August for a four-part Ashtanga Yoga series. Each week we will focus on a different skill set. In the case of rain we'll meet in the auditorium. Open to teens and adults. 

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Books on Tap

a new group for adults!

Join us for a new monthly group by our Maumee location, where we talk books, socialize and relax with a cold one. Meetings take place at Earnest Brew Works - a brewer-owned and operated brewery and tap room that pays homage to traditional beer styles while also bringing a fresh take on ingredients. 21 and over only. 

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Fighting Heroin: The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

With Harbor Behavioral Health

Learn about the heroin/opiate epidemic, the impact it has on our community, how to access treatment and how you can be part of the solution. The number of Heroin and Fentanyl related drug overdose deaths tracked from 19 counties in Northwest Ohio and two counties in Southeastern Michigan by the Lucas county Coroner's office, has increased alarmingly from 8 in 2010 to 215 in 2015. Harbor Behavioral Health, with support from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, is working on an initiative to bring awareness and education to the community around this issue.

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Featured Partner Events

Metroparks Programs

This summer your Library is partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer educational programs about nature and outdoor activities! Join us in July and August for a variety of programs for all ages including:

  • Buzz About Bees
  • Slacklining
  • Campfire Building and Cooking
  • Animals (Fish, Mammals, Owls and more!)

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Art Loop

3rd Thursday | April - Dec. | 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Art Loop is downtown Toledo’s signature monthly arts experience, and Main Library is proud to serve as its transportation hub! Explore our creative community through self-guided tours of the art, artists and spaces that inspire a vibrant Toledo. Loop is a program of The Arts Commission, presented in partnership with the artists and participating venues who make it possible. 

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