Metroparks Programs

Metroparks Toledo are coming to the Library! We’re hosting programs for all ages and interests. 

Get Outdoors with the Library!

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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Slackline with Metroparks

Monday Jul. 16
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

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Owls

Tuesday Jul. 17
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

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Buzz about Bees

Wednesday Jul. 18
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

There are 4000 bee species native to North America, and many other pollinators like butterflies, birds, and bugs! Join the Metroparks for a presentation to learn about local pollinators as we distinguish between species, spot look-a-like imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human food production. Weather permitting a brief nature walk around the library to identify different types...

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Metroparks Nature Walk

Saturday Jul. 21
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Waterville

We will meet in the Mallard Lake parking lot. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Campfire Cooking

Saturday Jul. 21
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

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Fantastic Fish

Monday Jul. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

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Fantastic Fish

Tuesday Jul. 24
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

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Mystery Skulls

Friday Jul. 27
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Did you know that an animal's teeth tells us what it eats? Become a scientist and solve the mystery of which skulls are which. Examine what the size and placement of eye sockets, ears, teeth and snouts tells us about predators and their prey. Can you pair each of six native animal skulls with the correct animal fur?

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Metroparks Nature Walk

Monday Jul. 30
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Waterville

We will meet in the Mallard Lake parking lot. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Click with Nature

Monday Jul. 30
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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Slackline with the Toledo Metroparks

Monday Jul. 30
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

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Campfire Cooking

Monday Jul. 30
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

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Buzz about Bees

Tuesday Jul. 31
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

There are 4000 bee species native to North America, and many other pollinators like butterflies, birds, and bugs! Join the Metroparks for a presentation to learn about local pollinators as we distinguish between species, spot look-a-like imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human food production. Weather permitting a brief nature walk around the library to identify different types...

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Missing Mammals of the Metroparks

Tuesday Jul. 31
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

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Buzz about Bees

Tuesday Jul. 31
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

There are 4000 bee species native to North America, and many other pollinators like butterflies, birds, and bugs! Join the Metroparks for a presentation to learn about local pollinators as we distinguish between species, spot look-a-like imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human food production. Weather permitting a brief nature walk around the library to identify different types...

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What Lives Under a Rock

Wednesday Aug. 1
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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Pet Rock Investigation

Thursday Aug. 2
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Adopt a pet rock and investigate what it is made of, where it came from and what story it has to tell. How much does your rock weigh? How big is it? What would your rock say if it could talk? Together we will learn about geology and discover the secrets of rocks.

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Nature Connections

Tuesday Aug. 14
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: King Road

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Mighty Maumee

Wednesday Aug. 15
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Learn the ancient origins of our great river, the plants and animals who lived here, the intrepid people who first called it home, the adventuring explorers who mapped it, the hardy pioneers, and what the future might hold for the Mighty Maumee.

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Open Book presents Florence Williams

Thursday Aug. 30
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Is there anything better than reading outside in one of our glorious Metroparks? The Library and Metroparks Toledo have partnered to welcome journalist, bestselling author and podcaster Florence Williams to explore that very question. Florence is a contributing editor at Outside Magazine and a freelance writer for the New York Times, National Geographic, The New York Review of Books, Slate...

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Fantastic Fish

Wednesday Sep. 26
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

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#FlashlightFrenzy Drop-In

Monday Oct. 1
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids at the library! Metroparks and TLCPL have teamed up and are giving out free flashlights (while supplies last) to families who read together at any of the #FlashlightFrenzy programs throughout the month of October. Pick a flashlight up at any #FlashlightFrenzy program. Then snap a photo reading by flashlight and share...

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#FlashlightFrenzy Drop-In

Tuesday Oct. 2
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids at the library! Metroparks and TLCPL have teamed up and are giving out free flashlights (while supplies last) to families who read together at any of the #FlashlightFrenzy programs throughout the month of October. Pick a flashlight up at any #FlashlightFrenzy program. Then snap a photo reading by flashlight and share...

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#FlashlightFrenzy Drop-In

Wednesday Oct. 3
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids at the library! Metroparks and TLCPL have teamed up and are giving out free flashlights (while supplies last) to families who read together at any of the #FlashlightFrenzy programs throughout the month of October. Pick a flashlight up at any #FlashlightFrenzy program. Then snap a photo reading by flashlight and share...

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