Metroparks Programs

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

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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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Urban Wildlife

Thursday Jan. 10
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Learn about the wild animals that live in your backyard through skins, skulls, tracks and calls. So many of them come out at night and are seldom seen.

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How Animals Survive the Winter

Saturday Jan. 12
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: King Road

Migrate? Hibernate or stay active all winter? Discover the strategies used by animals to find food, stay warm and survive Ohio’s chilly temperatures.

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How Animals Survive the Winter

Monday Jan. 14
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Migrate? Hibernate or stay active all winter? Discover the strategies used by animals to find food, stay warm and survive Ohio’s chilly temperatures.

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Fly Fishing 101

Tuesday Jan. 15
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Come learn the basic principles of fly-fishing.

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Building Stranleigh

Friday Jan. 18
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Holland

Learn the history and stories behind the building of the Stranahan Estate.

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Seasonal-Scapes

Saturday Jan. 19
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Capture the wonder of the seasonal outdoor landscape through a 2 hour guided painting experience that utilizes observation and a little imagination.

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Seasonal-Scapes

Tuesday Jan. 22
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Maumee

Capture the wonder of the seasonal outdoor landscape through a 2 hour guided painting experience that utilizes observation and a little imagination.

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Seasonal-Scapes

Wednesday Jan. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Capture the wonder of the seasonal outdoor landscape through a 2 hour guided painting experience that utilizes observation and a little imagination.

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Seasonal-Scapes

Saturday Jan. 26
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: King Road

Capture the wonder of the seasonal outdoor landscape through a 2 hour guided painting experience that utilizes observation and a little imagination.

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How Animals Survive the Winter

Wednesday Jan. 30
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Migrate? Hibernate or stay active all winter? Discover the strategies used by animals to find food, stay warm and survive Ohio’s chilly temperatures. Ages 4-12.

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How Animals Survive the Winter

Saturday Feb. 2
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Migrate? Hibernate or stay active all winter? Discover the strategies used by animals to find food, stay warm and survive Ohio’s chilly temperatures.

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Who's Calling? A Metroparks Program about Owls

Friday Feb. 15
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Holland

Bird enthusiasts and beginners will learn all about these nocturnal birds of prey.

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Seasonal-Scapes

Saturday Feb. 16
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Capture the wonder of the seasonal outdoor landscape through a 2 hour guided painting experience that utilizes observation and a little imagination.

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Animal Tracking

Saturday Feb. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Can you solve the mystery? Explore footprints and signs our furred and feathered neighbors leave behind. Tracks tell you more than just who left them behind. Come find out what else you can discover.

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Animal Tracking

Monday Feb. 18
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Can you solve the mystery? Explore footprints and signs our furred and feathered neighbors leave behind. Tracks tell you more than just who left them behind. Come find out what else you can discover.

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Fly-fishing 101

Tuesday Feb. 19
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Come learn the basic principles of fly-fishing! We’ll cover fly-fishing poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies, and learn to tie a simple fly.

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Building Stranleigh

Wednesday Feb. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Discover the tremendous amount of work that went into creating Wildwood Preserve Metropark through the Great Depression and following war years. 

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Building Stranleigh

Thursday Feb. 21
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Discover the tremendous amount of work that went into creating Wildwood Preserve Metropark through the Great Depression and following war years. 

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From Moccasins to Make-up

Wednesday Mar. 6
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

People have always enjoyed fashion and the Native Americans of the Maumee Valley were no exception. Examine close-up Native clothing reproductions and even try on a thing or two in this hour program.

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Fun with Fishing

Thursday Mar. 7
at 11:30 a.m.

Location: Sanger

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

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From Moccasins to Make-up

Thursday Mar. 7
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

People have always enjoyed fashion and the Native Americans of the Maumee Valley were no exception. Examine close-up Native clothing reproductions and even try on a thing or two in this hour program.

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Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Friday Mar. 8
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: King Road

Owls can see in near total darkness, have great hearing, and fly silently enough to sneak up on a mouse. How do they do that? Come find out as we explore the owls that live in your Metroparks.

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Fun with Fishing

Monday Mar. 11
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Introduce young beginner anglers to the fun sport of fishing with games and casting practice. This program uses imitation fish and hook-less poles to teach casting in a fun and safe way.

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Birds of Prey: A Metroparks Program

Friday Mar. 15
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Holland

Bird enthusiasts and beginners will learn about these birds of prey in our area.

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