Arts & Crafts Programs

Coloring Page Contest

Jan. 13 - Feb. 15

Win a chance to be in the Library's first coloring book! Be creative and show us your favorite things about Toledo or Lucas County in the form of a black and white line still life drawing (so the image can be colored). Open to kindergartners through adults!

  • Draw a still life (objects, not people) using black marker or pen* on 8.5" x 11" white paper
  • One entry per person - original designs only
  • Submit drawing with entry (available on site) form to any Toledo Library location
  • First place winners will receive a drawing supply kit
  • First, second and third place winners in each age category will be included in the coloring book and will receive a copy

Winners will be announced Feb. 28, 2020.

Creativity for All

Adult Programs

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Tuesday Jan. 21
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Friends of the Library

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Loose Ends: Crafting Support Group

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

Do you have a project you can't seem to finish? Bring your unfinished crafts and tie up the loose ends! Share supplies, commiserate, and help your fellow crafters at our Crafting Support group.

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Learn to Knit and Crochet

Friday Jan. 24
at 9:00 a.m.

Location: Locke

If you want to learn to knit or crochet, join us for this program. We will provide yarn and knitting needles or a crochet hook to take home with you.

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Making: Custom Bag

Monday Jan. 27
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Learn how to use our vinyl cutter, Cricut machine, and heat press to make custom designs to transfer on a bag.

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Color Me Calm - Coloring for Grown-Ups

Monday Feb. 3
at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Sanger

Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring just for adults. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided.

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Cricut Basic

Thursday Feb. 6
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: King Road

Get a short introduction to some of the things Cricut can do! Start with a brief tour of features and introduction to Cricut Design Space, then make a simple project using this fun cutting machine.

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Kids Programs

Painting Flowers with Watercolor and Ink

Tuesday Jan. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

From Van Gogh's Irises to Monet's Water Lilies, there are many ways to paint a flower. Give it a try in this fun painting class!

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Painting Flowers with Watercolor and Ink

Wednesday Jan. 22
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

From Van Gogh's Irises to Monet's Water Lilies, there are many ways to paint a flower. Give it a try in this fun painting class!

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Winter Shrinky Dinks

Monday Jan. 27
at 3:30 p.m.

Location: Locke

Get creative by coloring something "wintry" and turning it into a Shrinky Dink trinket or necklace to take home.

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Snowy Owls

Wednesday Jan. 29
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Lagrange

Want to find out more about these magnificent birds? We'll share stories and a craft.

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Open Lab for Kids

Thursday Jan. 30
at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Check out the Creativity Lab Thursdays at 4:30 for fun stuff to make and do.

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Pinwheel Play

Thursday Feb. 6
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Birmingham

Design your own pinwheel using different materials and your imagination.

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Teen Programs

Create for the Community

Tuesday Jan. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Do you like to create things? Do you enjoy giving to others? This is the perfect opportunity to make something that will make the world a happier place for someone else.

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Create for the Community

Thursday Jan. 23
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: West Toledo

Do you like to create things? Do you enjoy giving to others? This is the perfect opportunity to make something that will make the world a happier place for someone else.

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3D Doodler/3D Pen

Monday Jan. 27
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Oregon

This is the perfect STEAM instrument! Anyone who can trace, scribble, write their name or color can create amazing 3D structures for fun, learning, or crafting pieces.

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DIY Squishies

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

Location: South

Create your own stress reduction squishy to take home or give to someone as a gift!

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Create for the Community

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

Location: West Toledo

Do you like to create things? Do you enjoy giving to others? This is the perfect opportunity to make something that will make the world a happier place for someone else.

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Constellation Cross-Stitch

Wednesday Jan. 29
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Sylvania

Learn the basic techniques in cross-stitch and embroidery using hand-eye coordination and hand dexterity. Leave the program with your own piece of handmade art.

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