Metroparks at the Library

Metroparks Programs

2019 Summer | Fall

This fall, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer fun and educational programs about enjoying life in the great outdoors.

Join us for:

  • Camping Fun
  • Career Mixers
  • Coexisting with Coyotes
  • Falling Leaves
  • Turkey Talk
  • What Owls Eat

Enter to Win

Flashlight Frenzy

Enter to win a night of camping at Metroparks Toledo

We want kids to read every night – whether it’s with loved ones, or on their own. To encourage nightly reading, we’re partnering with Metroparks Toledo to provide FREE flashlights (while supplies last) to families for reading at home or at any of Flashlight Frenzy program this October. As a bonus, readers can snap a photo of themselves reading by flashlight to be entered to win a night of camping at Metroparks Toledo.

Enter to WIN a night of camping:

  • Snap a HORIZONTAL photo of yourself or your child or family reading by flashlight
  • Upload a photo and some text about why reading is important to you
  • Enter your name and contact information
  • Click send and be entered to win!

*One winner will be chosen each week in October! Winners will be alerted via the email address provided. Winners will not receive a notification after submitting the entry form. Please allow up to 72 hours for submissions to be live on the website.

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Flashlight Frenzy Campfire Storytime

Monday Oct. 21
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

It's time to read by flashlight with your kids at the Library! Come to the library for a terrific storytime experience. Cozy pajamas, blankets and your favorite bedtime companions are welcome!

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Coexisting with Coyotes

Monday Oct. 21
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Coyotes now make their homes in even the most urban of settings. Explore the secret, unique world of these mostly nocturnal creatures and discover what you need to know to coexist with them.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Tuesday Oct. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Coexisting with Coyotes

Wednesday Oct. 23
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Coyotes now make their homes in even the most urban of settings. Explore the secret, unique world of these mostly nocturnal creatures and discover what you need to know to coexist with them.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Fallen Timbers

Friday Oct. 25
at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Point Place

Did you know that an important battle in American history took place in Lucas County? Learn the causes and consequences of a little-known war that culminated at the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Saturday Oct. 26
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Flashlight Frenzy

Monday Oct. 28
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids at the Library! Metroparks and Toledo Lucas County Public Library have teamed up and are giving out free flashlights throughout the month of October.

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Flashlight Frenzy

Wednesday Oct. 30
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mott

It’s time to read by flashlight with your kids at the Library! Metroparks and Toledo Lucas County Public Library have teamed up and are giving out free flashlights throughout the month of October.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Turkey Talk

Friday Nov. 1
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Holland

Discover how Ohio's largest game bird survives in the wild, where it lives, what its predators are and what it eats.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Monday Nov. 4
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Saturday Nov. 9
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Thursday Nov. 14
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Falling Leaves

Thursday Nov. 14
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

Discover why leaves change color and create a fall craft to take home.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Outdoor Career Opportunities

Friday Nov. 15
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Discover your future at the Metroparks as an outdoor professional. Hear about great opportunities in areas such as law enforcement, natural resources, maintenance, and outdoor programming.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping Fun

Monday Nov. 18
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: South

Learn camping skills with fun and interactive games.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Career Mixer

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 3:00 p.m.

Location: Holland

A job doesn't have to be boring. In fact, for many scientists, they found their job by doing things they enjoyed doing as kids.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Falling Leaves

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Discover why leaves change color and create a fall craft to take home.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Falling Leaves

Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: What Owls Eat

Tuesday Nov. 19
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Become an owl scientist as you discover what an owl eats, construct an owl wing and compare your vision to an owl's.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Turkey Talk

Wednesday Nov. 20
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Discover how Ohio's largest game bird survives in the wild, where it lives, what its predators are and what it eats.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Outdoor Career Opportunities

Saturday Nov. 23
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Discover your future at the Metroparks as an outdoor professional. Hear about great opportunities in areas such as law enforcement, natural resources, maintenance, and outdoor programming.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Outdoor Career Opportunities

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Outdoor Career Opportunities

Monday Dec. 9
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Discover your future at the Metroparks as an outdoor professional. Hear about great opportunities in areas such as law enforcement, natural resources, maintenance, and outdoor programming.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Career Mixer

Tuesday Dec. 10
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

A job doesn't have to be boring. In fact, for many scientists, they found their job by doing things they enjoyed doing as kids.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping Fun

Thursday Dec. 12
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Learn camping skills with fun and interactive games.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Camping Fun

Tuesday Dec. 17
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Learn camping skills with fun and interactive games.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Get Excited About Winter Trees

Saturday Jan. 11
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Learn ways to identify some common trees without their leaves while promoting an appreciation of their aesthetic, practical and ecological contributions to our world.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Water Wonders

Monday Jan. 13
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Preschoolers will enjoy playing with water to discover some of water's unique properties!

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Wednesday Jan. 15
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Discover the ways settlers adapted the Great Black Swamp to create the communities we live in today. You will be amazed to find out what our ancestors went through to tame Northwest Ohio.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

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

Location: King Road

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Get Excited About Winter Trees

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Learn ways to identify some common trees without their leaves while promoting an appreciation of their aesthetic, practical and ecological contributions to our world.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Friday Jan. 24
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

Monday Jan. 27
at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Become a “Landscape Scene Investigator” and learn more about the stories that animals leave behind in the snow and Aldo Leopold's book A Sand County Almanac.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Tuesday Jan. 28
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

Wednesday Jan. 29
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Become a “Landscape Scene Investigator” and learn more about the stories that animals leave behind in the snow and Aldo Leopold's book A Sand County Almanac.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Where does water run?

Monday Feb. 3
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Using the fun interactive EnviroScape watershed model, learn how pollution moves through a watershed and affects water quality.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Water Wonders

Wednesday Feb. 5
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Washington

Preschoolers will enjoy playing with water to discover some of water's unique properties!

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Wednesday Feb. 5
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Heatherdowns

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Water Wonders

Tuesday Feb. 11
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Preschoolers will enjoy playing with water to discover some of water's unique properties!

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

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

Location: King Road

Become a “Landscape Scene Investigator” and learn more about the stories that animals leave behind in the snow and Aldo Leopold's book A Sand County Almanac.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Tuesday Feb. 18
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

Discover the ways settlers adapted the Great Black Swamp to create the communities we live in today. You will be amazed to find out what our ancestors went through to tame Northwest Ohio.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Monday Feb. 24
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Locke

Discover the ways settlers adapted the Great Black Swamp to create the communities we live in today. You will be amazed to find out what our ancestors went through to tame Northwest Ohio.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Monday Feb. 24
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Discover the ways settlers adapted the Great Black Swamp to create the communities we live in today. You will be amazed to find out what our ancestors went through to tame Northwest Ohio.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Surviving the Great Black Swamp

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

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

Location: Birmingham

Become a “Landscape Scene Investigator” and learn more about the stories that animals leave behind in the snow and Aldo Leopold's book A Sand County Almanac.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Landscape Scene Investigators

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Monday Mar. 2
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

Event Details for Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Metroparks Toledo Presents: Get Excited About Winter Trees

Tuesday Mar. 3
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Learn ways to identify some common trees without their leaves while promoting an appreciation of their aesthetic, practical and ecological contributions to our world.

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Wolcott House Historical Lecture Series

Thursday Mar. 5
at 10:00 a.m.

Location: Maumee

Join us at the Maumee Library for the Wolcott House Museum Guild's annual lecture series. Featuring local authors and topics relevant to local history.

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Silver Cafe for the 55+ Crowd

Friday Mar. 6
at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Holland

This free program open to adults aged 55+ features a new topic, speaker, discussion or activity each week.

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Metroparks Toledo Presents: Rock it Out

Saturday Mar. 7
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Waterville

From our homes, to the food we eat and the roads we travel, geology affects everything we do. Learn about fossils, Ohio’s rocks and minerals and make glacial slime to take home.

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