Holidays with the Library

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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

Cookie Season

Monday Nov. 26
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

We supply the cookies and frosting, you bring your imagination to decorate some holiday cookies.

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DIY Holiday Ornaments

Wednesday Nov. 28
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

'Tis the season for holiday decorations! Bring in the holiday cheer by creating a festive ornament to take home.

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Escape the Holidays

Wednesday Nov. 28
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Does the holiday season have you down? Pack your problem solving skills and unwrap our escape boxes. This is your chance to beat the clock and triumph over the seasonal trimmings.

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Holland Book Club

Thursday Nov. 29
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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Make U: Creative Care Packages

Saturday Dec. 1
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Give back to the community by making care packages for the less fortunate.

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Eat! Drink! And Dress Ugly!

Saturday Dec. 1
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join your fellow Literati Members for a night of Christmas party festivities as we Eat! Drink! And Dress Ugly!

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Knit and Crochet Club

Monday Dec. 3
at 1:15 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

If you love to knit and crochet.

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Holiday Fest

Tuesday Dec. 4
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

The Friends of the Library will bring in the holiday fun with food, treats, and special holiday a "Tiny Tim" shopping event for the kids!

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Tuesday Dec. 4
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Crafts, cookies, and Santa- Oh my! Join us for a holiday party with live music and hot chocolate, starting at the Library and ending at the Highland Park Shelter House!

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'Tis the Season with the Maumee Community Band

Tuesday Dec. 4
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

Join us for a night of festive music by the Maumee Community Band as we celebrate the season!

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Make a Winter Holiday Gift

Thursday Dec. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Come and make a holiday gift with Bonita Beads. All supplies are provided. Grades 1-5.

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Community Tree Lighting at Lodge

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

Location: Holland

Join us in starting the holiday season with the annual Holland Tree Lighting and a visit from Santa!

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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.

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Library Love Holiday Collection

Share your Library love this holiday season. Shop with our partner Jupmode, for quality t-shirts, hoodies and more. Perfect for gifts! Order now through Dec. 7 for hoiday delivery.

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More Holiday Fun

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Continue Reading: Book, Humbug!