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Holiday Programs

and Gift Ideas

Looking for something fun and free to do with your family or friends this holiday season? Look no further than your Library!

We're hosting a variety of winter and holiday themed programs for all ages. From holiday festivals and parties, to cookie and gift making, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

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New for Teens

The great thing about young adult literature is that it has mass appeal! Check out our newest young adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

eBooks & Audiobooks

Find eBooks, audiobooks and videos just for teens on OverDrive.

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MUSIC & MOVIES

Stream the latest music and tons of movies through hoopla Digital!

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Volunteer

Looking for something fun to do? Be a Volunteen (for ages 12 - 17)! Contact the library location of interest for details and to sign up.

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Art Programs

Calling all aspiring artists! Do you love to paint, draw, build or create? This winter, we're hosting a variety of art programs, including:

The Art of Paper Snowflakes: (F) Jan. 15 | 4 p.m. | Toledo Heights
Rock Art: (Sa) Jan. 26 | 2 p.m. | Waterville
Sharpie Art: (T) Jan. 29 | 4 p.m. | Oregon
Canvas Art Class: (Th) Feb. 14 | 4 p.m. | South
Faux Stained Glass Pictures: (M) March 4 | 4 p.m. | Washington
Bad Art: (T) March 26 | 4 p.m. | Oregon

Escape Rooms

Are you good at solving puzzles, unlocking clues or unraveling mysteries? You'll have 60 minutes to test your skills and work together, as you try to escape the Library!

(Th) Jan. 17 | 4 p.m. | Maumee
(Th) Jan. 24 | 4 p.m. | Oregon
(W) Jan. 30 | 3:30 p.m. | Sanger
(T) Feb. 12 | 3:30 p.m. | Locke
(Th) March 7 | 4 p.m. | Oregon

Twelve Days of Giving

Wednesday Dec. 19
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

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Cookies and Cram

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Do your exams have you stressed? Visit the Library to recharge. We will have cookies and cocoa to help you fuel your brain. Helpful librarians will be on hand to help you study, too. 

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Chill + Strech: Teen Flow Yoga

Wednesday Dec. 19
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Join us for a relaxing yoga class to help ease the stress of exams! Come learn relaxation exercises to help focus and calm the mind. Feel free to bring a yoga mat.

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Twelve Days of Giving

Thursday Dec. 20
All Day

Location: Mott

Win a gift bag of treats to celebrate the holidays! A new winner will be drawn everyday so be sure to stop in the library everyday to enter!

Event Details for Twelve Days of Giving

Cookies and Cram

Thursday Dec. 20
at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Do your exams have you stressed? Visit the Library to recharge. We will have cookies and cocoa to help you fuel your brain. Helpful librarians will be on hand to help you study, too. 

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Lagrange Branch Presents Lovely Me Standard of Excellence

Thursday Dec. 20
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Join representatives from Lovely Me Standard of Excellence Etiquette. Learn useful techniques that will inspire self confidence and promote positivity.

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Homework Help

Educational resources at the Library

Need help with homework?
Looking for the perfect college or university?
Preparing for the ACT or SAT tests?

Get live, online tutoring through Tutor.com and check out our vetted resources for finding the perfect college for you, access ACT and SAT practice tests and more!

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Tech Tools for Teens

With tech tools available on site — and a wide range of items you can take with you — we have what you need to entertain, create and innovate, including:

  • 3D Printers and Scanners
  • Button Makers
  • Laser Engravers
  • Recording Studio Equipment

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Cool Tools to Borrow

Cameras | Laser Engravers | Telescopes

Stay entertained for hours by checking out a cool gadget from the Library! We offer a growing list of cool gadgets and tools that you can borrow and take home including:

  • GoPros and DSLR Camera Kits
  • GoChip Beams (watch movies and TV without internet)
  • Laser Engravers
  • Telescopes

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MORE FOR TEENS

Before you close the book on 2018, be sure you have taken full advantage of the great YA titles released this year. Zombie fighters and modern day poets, from the court of Faerie, to death row, this year’s amazing cast of strong characters will keep you turning the pages.

Continue Reading: Best Young Adult Books of 2018

Shopping for someone who loves to read this holiday season? Check out our librarian selected list of books that make gifts for all ages!

Continue Reading: Books Make the Best Gifts: Ideas for Kids, Teens and Adults

Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online tutoring company with a community of more than 3,200 expert tutors and 14 million one-to-one online tutoring sessions served.

Continue Reading: Toledo Library Adds Tutor.Com to List of Free Educational Offerings