Holidays with the Library

Holiday Programs

Enjoy fun and free events for all ages this season.

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Books and Movies

Get in the holiday spirit with these eBooks, audiobooks and movies.

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Holiday Programs

Looking for something fun and free to do with your family or friends this holiday season? Look no further than your Library!

We're hosting a variety of winter and holiday themed programs for all ages. From holiday festivals and parties, to cookie and gift making, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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Upcoming Holiday Programs

Knitting and Crochet Club

Monday May. 6
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

If you love to knit or crochet, join us at our monthly meeting.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Wednesday Oct. 2
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Monday Oct. 7
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Monday Oct. 7
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Wednesday Oct. 9
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Monday Oct. 14
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Wednesday Oct. 16
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Wednesday Oct. 23
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Thursday Oct. 24
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Sugar Skull Pendants

Saturday Oct. 26
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Paint sugar skull pendants in preparation for Día de Los Muertos. Create a great keepsake while also learning about an important holiday in the Latino community.

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Gift Ideas

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book, movie or music gifts

Snag some gently used books, DVDs and music at our Friends of the Library book sale, December 6 - 8 or browse our Read/Watch/Listen lists to find inspiration and ideas.

Looking for the perfect book or movie for someone but not quite sure where to start? Try our Give 3 Get 3 program:
Give us the name of three authors/books/movies that your friend or family member enjoy, and our expert staff will give three personalized recommendations to you!

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gifts Made at the Library

Gifts made using our Tech Tools:
From greeting cards to ornaments to 3D printed mementos and personalized movies, the Library is your source for creating handmade holiday gifts! Make something special at the Library with our Cricut Machines, 3D printers and scanners, laser engraver or recording equipment.

Gifts made using our Local History Collection materials:
Know someone who loves history, particularly Toledo history? Our digital collections are a wonderful resource to use for creating home décor with local and historical flavor. Browse thousands of old photos, blueprints and building renderings. Once you find an image you'd like to use, download a high resolution copy and use it to create personalized framed photos, pillowcase covers and more!

Learn more about how to use our digital collections to create home decor.

gifts that keep on giving

Get the perfect gift for the library fan or book lover in your life!

A Library book named in someone's honor:
Know someone who is passionate about a certain book or who is an avid reader in general? Why not name a Library book in their honor through our Bookplates gift option.

A gift to the Library Legacy Foundation:
Make a donation in honor of a loved one to our Library Legacy Foundation - it's a gift to the community, as it supports the many resources, services and programs offered by the Library.

Holiday Materials and Blogs

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Holiday eMedia

Get into the holiday spirit by checking out an eBook or audiobook or streaming a holiday movie!

OverDrive Holiday Collections:

hoopla holiday movies

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The vault of the Blade Rare Book Room houses a variety of historical objects, including a set of Christmas paintings commissioned by the Public Works Administration Art Project in 1934.

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