The children's book "What is Juneteenth?" is seen on top of a green photinia plant.

BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Toledo Lucas County Public Library celebrates the diverse contributions and experiences of our community members. Each month, we provide materials, digital collections, activities, and programs that highlight the heritage of our friends and neighbors. Enjoy selections at your favorite location, or browse the programs throughout Library locations below.
 
January: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
February: Black History Month
March: Women’s History Month
April: Arab American Heritage Month
May: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish-American Heritage Month
June: Juneteenth and Immigrant Heritage Month
July: Disability Pride Month and American History Month
August: LGBTQIA Pride Month
September and October: Latinx Cultural Heritage Month
November: National Native American Heritage
December: World Religions Month
 

Juneteenth Rocks!

(M) June 17 | 2 — 3 p.m. | Lagrange

Create inspirational messages and art on rocks to celebrate Juneteenth.

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Rice around the World

(M) June 17 | 3 — 4 p.m. | Lagrange

Every culture has a unique way of cooking. Learn about a new culture every month as we recreate a rice dish.

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Juneteenth Fusion Jubliee

(Tu) June 18 | noon — 1 p.m. | Lagrange

Celebrate the Juneteenth contributions of the Afro-Latino community while making a refreshing and healthy meal. We'll blend ingredients and cultures to create a Juneteenth Fusion Jubilee.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

All That She Carried by Tiya Miles

(Tu) June 25 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(M) July 8 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | Lagrange

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(Sa) July 13 | 11 a.m. — noon | Sylvania

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Rice around the World

(M) July 15 | 3 — 4 p.m. | Lagrange

Every culture has a unique way of cooking. Learn about a new culture every month as we recreate a rice dish.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(M) July 15 | 6 — 7 p.m. | Holland

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(W) July 17 | 11 a.m. — noon | Reynolds Corners

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(Sa) July 20 | 11 a.m. — noon | Waterville

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

Sitting Pretty by Rebekah Taussig

(Tu) July 23 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(Sa) July 27 | 11 a.m. — noon | Sanger

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(M) July 29 | 3:30 — 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Adapted Chair Yoga featuring Integration Yoga with Jenn

(M) July 29 | 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. | King Road

Explore yoga through traditional poses redesigned for a sitting position. Based upon attendees' needs, extra poses may be added suited for standing while using the chair for stability and support.

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Rice around the World

(M) August 19 | 3 — 4 p.m. | Lagrange

Every culture has a unique way of cooking. Learn about a new culture every month as we recreate a rice dish.

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Feminism and Sustainability, Local Farming, and Eco-activism

Steinem Sisters Collection Talking Circle

(Tu) August 20 | 6 — 7:30 p.m. | Sylvania

What is eco-feminism? How does it affect us in NW Ohio? Locally sustainability advocates will lead a discussion on their journeys to sustainability and what women in Lucas County can do to help.

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Family Pride Night

(W) August 21 | 6 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

Enjoy family-friendly games and activities in honor of Toledo Pride.

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BIG IDEA Book Club

Looking for Lorraine by Imani Perry

(Tu) August 27 | 5:30 — 6:30 p.m. | Online Programs

A discussion group dedicated to diverse voices, perspectives, and authors. We'll aim to construct a meaningful conversation about anti-racism and embrace the diversity of our community.

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Multilingual Social Night at Library Language Café

(Th) August 29 | 6 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

Speak another language? Learning to speak another language? Join us for an evening of practicing your language skills! All ages, languages, and abilities are welcome!

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

(Sa) September 7 | 1:45 — 3 p.m. | Library in the Community

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection, meeting at the Toledo Museum of Art in the Herrick Lobby (off Art Museum Drive).

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Create Your Own Milagritos

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

(M) September 16 | 4 — 5 p.m. | Holland

"Milagritos" or little/small miracles are good luck charms. Learn more about Milagritos and create one of your own!

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Create Your Own Milagritos

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

(Tu) September 24 | 3 — 4 p.m. | Locke

"Milagritos" or little/small miracles are good luck charms. Learn more about Milagritos and create one of your own!

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Create Your Own Milagritos

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

(M) October 7 | 3:30 — 4:30 p.m. | Heatherdowns

"Milagritos" or little/small miracles are good luck charms. Learn more about Milagritos and create one of your own!

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

(M) October 7 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Multilingual Social Night at Library Language Café

(Th) October 17 | 6 — 8 p.m. | Main Library

Speak another language? Learning to speak another language? Join us for an evening of practicing your language skills! All ages, languages, and abilities are welcome!

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

(M) November 4 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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Steinem Sisters Collection Book Club

Revival Season by Monica West

(M) December 2 | 7 — 8 p.m. | Sanger

A discussion group dedicated to feminist reading from the Library's Steinem Sisters Collection.

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