Metroparks Toledo are coming to the Library! We’re hosting programs for all ages and interests.
ADULTS AND FAMILIES
Build a snowscape, cook by campfire, learn what the buzz is about bees and more.Learn More
From frogs to mammals to baby animals, our Metroparks kids programs are all about animals.Learn More
Gain survival skills, cook with corn and learn about “Stranleigh,” gardening and urban wildlife.Learn More
New to birding? Learn the basics like how to use and choose binoculars and bird guides, where to bird and what kinds of birds you might see.
(Sa) March 21 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Waterville
(T) April 3 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sanger
(W) April 11 | 1 -2 p.m., King Road
Birding 201 will introduce you to what birds live in Northwest Ohio and where you can find them in our 15 Metroparks.
(W) April 18 | 1 - 2 p.m., King Road
(W) April 18 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Waterville
(T) April 24 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sanger (No Field Trip)
Birding Field Trip
Spend the morning with a Metroparks guide for a minibus tour of a Metropark for some exciting bird watching.
(Th) April 19 | 9:30 - noon, Waterville
(F) April 20 | 9:30 - noon, King Rd
ADULTS AND FAMILIES
Learn how snowflakes are made and why no two are alike, and then make some paper snowflakes for your window.
Jan. 9 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | West Toledo
Jan. 20 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Holland
Jan. 23 | 6 - 7 p.m. | Toledo Heights
Jan. 23 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Waterville
Jan. 27 | 11 a.m. – Noon | King Road
Jan. 27 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Point Place
Capture winter in your own work of art. Adults only.
Jan. 9 | 1 - 3 p.m. | West Toledo
Feb. 17 | 10 a.m. – Noon | King Road
Learn about life on the Miami and Erie Canal which was filled with hard work and unique challenges in the middle of the 19th century.
Feb. 21 | 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Waterville
Scary or Not So Scary?
Misunderstood Animals: Join Metroparks to learn why scary animals like spiders, snakes, skunks, bats, and mosquitoes are actually just misunderstood and not really scary at all.
March 17 | 11 a.m. – Noon | King Road
Buzz About Bees
Learn about local pollinators as we distinguish between species, spot look-a-like imposters and appreciate their roles in nature and human food production. Adults only.
April 3 | 6 - 7 p.m. | West Toledo
Spice up your world with campfire cooking. Discover different recipes, tools and techniques for delicious trail cooking. You will actually get to sample some food at this program! Adults only.
April 4 (http://events.toledolibrary.org/event/455337)| 4 - 5 p.m. | Holland
Maumee River Stories
Discover the wonders of water with experiments and activities and learn stories about who makes the Maumee River their home.
April 21 | 11 a.m. – Noon | King Road
Enjoy a nature story for young children followed by a nature craft.
April 18 | 10 - 11 a.m. | King Road
Join us as we learn about tracking wildlife.
Jan. 24 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Washington
Discover the different baby animals that live in your neighborhood and the adaptations they use to survive and grow. Preschool program.
Jan. 31 | 10 - 10:30 a.m. | King Road
March 12 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Waterville
Examine close up the skins and skulls of Ohio’s most common warm-blooded animals as you try to solve a mystery.
Feb. 8 | 3 - 4 p.m. | Maumee
Explore the geology of Northwest Ohio and learn how powerful natural forces shaped this area.
Feb. 8 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | West Toledo
Make the hop from water to land and join our froggy friends on an educational adventure. Learn about some of the frogs that used to call “Frogtown” Toledo home.
Feb. 20 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Birmingham
March 29 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Washington
Monsters of Ohio’s Ancient Shallow Seas
Millions of years ago, strange, wonderful, and terrifying aquatic creatures roamed the shallow waters of a sea older than the dinosaurs. We’ll have a trilobite craft for you to take home.
March 6 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | West Toledo
April 10 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Birmingham
Something’s Fishy: Discover the incredible capabilities of fish! Join the Metroparks to create your own fish slime, learn about fish anatomy, and how to dress like a fish.
March 10 | 2 - 3 p.m. | Holland
Creepy Crawly Bugs
Learn details about insects and the anatomy of these creepy crawlers.
March 14 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Mott
April 4 | 4:30 - 5 p.m. | Kent
April 17 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | West Toledo
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.
Jan. 30 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Kent
Before becoming Wildwood Preserve Metropark, the Manor House and surrounding land was known as Stranleigh Estate.
March 13 | 1 - 2 p.m. | West Toledo
Do you have what it takes to survive? Learn some tips and tricks if you do find yourself in a worst-case scenario.
March 13 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Birmingham
March 28 | 2 - 3 p.m. | King Road
Gardening for Wildlife
Every living thing needs food, water and shelter. Learn how to attract wildlife to your backyard through plantings and even a few tips to keep some from eating you out of house and home.
April 4 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Washington
Grist for the Meal
Join our friends from the Toledo Metroparks as they bring tools to teach us how to prepare meals from wheat and corn.
April 9 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Locke