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


Build a snowscape, cook by campfire, learn what the buzz is about bees and more. 

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From frogs to mammals to baby animals, our Metroparks kids programs are all about animals.

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Gain survival skills, cook with corn and learn about “Stranleigh,” gardening and urban wildlife. 

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Birding 101

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.

(T) April 3 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Sanger
(W) April 11 | 1 -2 p.m., King Road 

Birding 201
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


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

Campfire Cooking
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 (| 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

Nature Connections
Enjoy a nature story for young children followed by a nature craft.

April 18 | 10 - 11 a.m. | King Road


Frog Fanatics
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.

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.

April 10 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Birmingham

Creepy Crawly Bugs
Learn details about insects and the anatomy of these creepy crawlers.

April 4 | 4:30 - 5 p.m. | Kent

April 17 | 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | West Toledo


Survival Skills
Do you have what it takes to survive? Learn some tips and tricks if you do find yourself in a worst-case scenario.

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