Holidays with the Library

Holiday Programs

Enjoy fun and free events for all ages this season.

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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

Twelve Days of Giving

Wednesday Dec. 19
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

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Twelve Days of Giving

Thursday Dec. 20
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Dec. 20
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion. Copies of each month's book are available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

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Winter Solstice Storytime

Thursday Dec. 20
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Library in the Community

Come celebrate the beginning of Winter with books and activities for this special evening story time for families. Join us at Nederhouser Hall at Olander Park for this special event.

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Twelve Days of Giving

Friday Dec. 21
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

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Twelve Days of Giving

Saturday Dec. 22
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Dec. 27
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Join us for a lively and enlightening discussion. Copies of each month's book are available at the branch one month prior to the discussion. New members are always welcome!

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No School? No Problem! Ozobot Road Trip

Thursday Dec. 27
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

School may be out, but the Library is in! Join us during Maumee City Schools’ days off for STEAM-based programs that will stop boredom in its tracks. Not a Maumee student? You're welcome too!

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It’s Sew Much Fun-Sewing 101

Thursday Dec. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Sewing 101 is intended for those who have never sewed but would like to learn.

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Noon Year's Eve Party

Monday Dec. 31
at 11:15 a.m.

Location: Point Place

Celebrate the new year a little early with crafts and a toast at the stroke of noon.

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Noon Year's Eve

Monday Dec. 31
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: South

Let's make some noise! Celebrate the New Year at noon. Join us for a 12:00 pm countdown and ring in 2019 a little early at the Library!

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Noon Year's Eve Bash

Monday Dec. 31
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us as we ring in the New Year! We will have games and plenty of fun, complete with a count down to Noon.

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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:

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