Metroparks Programs

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

Winter Metroparks Programs

Don't let winter keep you home! This season, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer educational programs about animals, winter and the outdoors. Join us for programs on:

  • Animal Tracking
  • Birding and Birds of Prey
  • Fishing and Fly Fishing
  • Ice Painting and Seasonal-Scapes
  • And much more!

Fun with Fishing

Wednesday Mar. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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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Seasonal-Scapes

Saturday Mar. 30
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.

Event Details for Seasonal-Scapes

Fun with Fishing

Tuesday Apr. 2
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

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.

Event Details for Fun with Fishing

Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Wednesday Apr. 3
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

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.

Event Details for Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Animal Tracking

Monday Apr. 8
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

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.

Event Details for Animal Tracking

Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Wednesday Apr. 10
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

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.

Event Details for Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Orienteering

Thursday Apr. 11
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Orienteering

Birding 101

Saturday Apr. 13
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

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.

Event Details for Birding 101

Orienteering

Monday Apr. 15
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Orienteering

Orienteering

Tuesday Apr. 16
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Orienteering

Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Thursday Apr. 18
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

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.

Event Details for Who is Calling in the Night? Owls

Birding 201

Friday May. 3
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Birding 201 with the Metroparks and the Toledo Lucas County Public Libraries will introduce you to what birds live in Northwest Ohio and where you can find them in our 15 Metroparks.

Event Details for Birding 201

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Wednesday Jun. 5
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Monday Jun. 10
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Monday Jun. 10
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Monday Jun. 10
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Wednesday Jun. 12
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Friday Jun. 14
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Learn the basic principles of fly fishing. We’ll cover poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies and learn about simple fly patterns. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults 15+.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Saturday Jun. 15
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jun. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Thursday Jun. 20
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Thursday Jun. 20
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo?  Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Monday Jun. 24
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Mott (New)

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.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Monday Jun. 24
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: King Road

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games. Presented by Metroparks of the Toledo Area.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Tuesday Jun. 25
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jul. 2
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Tuesday Jul. 9
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County. Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Wednesday Jul. 10
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Thursday Jul. 11
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Friday Jul. 12
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Revive the lost art of using a compass with these hands-on activities and games.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Orienteering

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

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.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Holland

Learn the basic principles of fly fishing. We’ll cover poles and reels, discuss dry versus wet flies and learn about simple fly patterns. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Teens and adults 15+.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fly Fishing 101

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Tuesday Jul. 16
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Thursday Jul. 18
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Did you know a war was fought over Toledo? Whether you cheer for Ohio State, Michigan or neither, the origin of this rivalry might surprise you. Learn the strange history of the Toledo War.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Toledo War

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Thursday Jul. 18
at 1:30 p.m.

Location: South

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Thursday Jul. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Corners

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyard

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Thursday Jul. 18
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

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.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Thursday Jul. 18
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

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.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fun with Fishing

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Thursday Jul. 18
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

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

Location: King Road

You might be surprised to learn that there is a ghost town right here in Lucas County.  Come learn the interesting and tragic history of the ghost town of Providence.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Ghost Town of Providence

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Friday Jul. 19
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Not sure what Forest Therapy is? Learn about this new internationally growing movement and become more aware of the healing potential of the natural world.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Introducing Forest Therapy

Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

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

Location: Lagrange

A fun interactive game highlighting all that Metroparks Toledo has to offer in the diverse and beautiful eco-regions just outside your door.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Trivia!  

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyards

Thursday Jul. 25
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

Birds of many colors live in Toledo. Learn to identify a few by their feathers and songs. How can you attract goldfinches or cardinals to visit your outdoor space? Come and find out.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Birds in My Backyards

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