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Summer Read

June 3 - Aug. 3

Open to all ages! Register for Summer Read at any Toledo Library location. Pick up an activity log and color in a circle for each day that you read or track the list of books that you've completed. You can also track your reading progress using the link below or by downloading and using the Beanstack Tracker App (available on iOS and Google Play).

Complete the Summer Read by:

  • Reading for 30 days (all ages) or
  • Reading 10 books (teens and adults)

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Brown Bag Concerts

Wednesdays | 12:15 p.m. | Maumee

This year, our annual summer concert series is being held on the lawn of Maumee Branch! Enjoy concerts featuring the following performers:

  • Jeff Williams Group (blues)
  • Haywire (country)
  • Laurie Swyers & New Moon (folk, original)
  • 56Daze (80s and 90s rock)
  • Los Aztecas (Tejano)
  • Just Kiddin' Around (children's music)
  • Elixer (oldies)
  • Fu5ion (R&B, hip hop)

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Spring Programs

For more than 20 years, we've been bringing some of the world's most prolific writers, journalists and activists to the Toledo area! Learn more about our upcoming Authors! presentations with:

  • June 8 with Juliet Grames
  • July 18 with Daniel Silva
  • Aug. 10 with Elizabeth Berg
  • Aug. 26 with Karin Slaughter

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Get Creative

Arts & Crafts Programs

Tap into your inner artist with creative programs for adults, teens, and children, including programs on:

  • Crafting using our Cricut machines
  • Painting and drawing
  • Knitting and crocheting
  • DIY crafts for kids

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See a Movie

Movie Nights & Matinees

Going to the movies used to be an affordable outing, but today's ticket prices can be more tragedy than comedy. Save money and still enjoy a movie night with friends or family, by joining us for one of our ongoing feature film presentations.

See a Movie
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Apollo 50th Anniversary

Jun 3 - Aug. 1 | Programs for Kids

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the Moon. Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11's lunar landing with out-of-this-world kids programs, including:

  • Moon Parties
  • Moon Art
  • Edible Mars Rovers

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Gallery Exhibits

Your Library as an art destination? Yes! Several of our locations feature ongoing art exhibits featuring works by both local and national talents.

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Book Groups & Other Clubs

Connect with others by joining a book group or hobby club (available for all ages) on fun topics such as coding, chess, cooking, ukulele or anime/manga.

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There's no better place to hear a story than at the Library! Please join us for a variety of ongoing, regularly scheduled Storytimes, including Babytimes, Music & Movement Playdates and more!

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Metroparks at the Library

2019 Spring | Summer

This spring/summer, we're partnering with Metroparks Toledo to offer hands-on programs about birds, forest therapy and more. Join us for programs on:

  • Forest Therapy
  • Birds in My Backyard
  • Orienteering
  • Toledo Trivia
  • Ghost Town of Providence
  • Fun with Fishing

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Fighting Heroin

With Harbor

Learn about the heroin/opiate epidemic, the impact it has on our community and our families, how to access treatment and how you can be part of the solution. Harbor Behavioral Health, with support from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, is bringing awareness and education to the community around this issue.

(Tu) May 14 | 6 p.m. | South
(Tu) May 21 | 6 p.m. | Birmingham
(W) June 5 | 6 p.m. | Sylvania
(W) July 10 | 6 p.m. | West Toledo
(Tu) July 16 | noon | Lagrange
(Tu) August 13 | 6 p.m. | Mott