Programs

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FEATURED Programs

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Authors!

Winter | 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:

  • Heather Morris
  • Stacey Abrams
  • Julie Rubini
  • Adam Savage

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Once Upon a Formal: Donation Drive

March 1 - 31

Make someone's prom a night to remember by donating formal wear to our Heatherdowns, Maumee, Reynolds Corners, Sylvania, Washington or West Toledo locations, March 1 - 30:

  • Prom, cocktail or formal dresses
  • Formal men’s wear
  • Dressy shoes and accessories

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Writing Contest

Enter Now - March 23

You get to spend the day with your BFF (book friend forever)! Which character will it be? Will you choose to invite them to your world or will you go explore theirs? Hogwarts, Wakanda, Wonderland - the only limit to this year's writing contest is your imagination.

The Library's Writing Contest is open to students in grades K-12 and is sponsored by the Library Legacy Foundation. Winners will receive cash prizes!

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Celebrate Women

Women's History Month

Join us in celebrating Women's History Month this March!

From honoring the life and legacy of music legend Aretha Franklin and civil rights activist and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta to welcoming a panel of today's regional feminist leaders, we're paying tribute to the women who have and will leave their positive mark on our world.

Celebrate Women
Learn More About the Films

Film Focus: Independent Film Festival

Mondays | March 25 - April 22

Our annual Film Focus independent film festival returns March 25! All movies are being shown at Maumee Branch on Monday nights beginning at 6:45 p.m. Don't forget to check out our other movie nights and matinees being shown at a variety of Library locations! This year's films include:

  • Dolores - March 25
  • I am Not a Witch - April 1
  • Lost in Paris - April 8
  • Over the Limit - April 15
  • The Rider - April 22

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Art 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 and 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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Storytimes

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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FEATURED PARTNER PROGRAMS

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Metroparks at the Library

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!

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Wolcott House Historical Lecture Series

(Th) 10 a.m. | Feb. 7 - March 28 | Maumee

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

Feb. 7: WWI with Historian Dave Westick
Feb. 14: Dressing a Victorian Couple with Kathy and Joe Dowd
Feb. 21: Little Known Stories of Early Americans with Frank Kuron
Feb. 28: The Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 with Joel Berg
March 7: General William Henry Harrison with Frank Butwin
March 14: Well, Hello Dolly! (Madison, that is) with Marty Hogel
March 21: The Custer Story: In the West with Steve Alexander
March 28: I Have Some Unusual Stories to Tell You! with Jim Bowsher

Fighting Heroin

With Harbor Behavior Health

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.

(Th) March 14 | 6 p.m. | Holland
(Th) March 21 | 6 p.m. | Heatherdowns
(Tu) April 2 | 6 p.m. | Point Place
(Tu) April 16 | 6 p.m. | Locke
(W) April 24 | 6 p.m. | Maumee
(Tu) May 14 | 6 p.m. | South
(Tu) May 21 | 6 p.m. | Birmingham