Current Exhibits:

45,000 Quilt Exhibit
September 1 – 30, 2022
Pieces of the quilt will be viewable at these locations: Mott, South, Locke, Holland, Washington. Visit each branch to view the full quilt! The 45,000 Quilt Project, is a work of art which brings together the vision of 60 immigrant justice activists and artists. The quilt is composed of 45 squares containing 1,000 marks. In total, 45,000 marks represents the average number of immigrants held in detention on any given day. The quilt is a visual representation of the largest immigrant detention system in the world.


Celebrating 150 Years of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Main Library, Local History and Genealogy
June 24 – October 15, 2022
Paul Laurence Dunbar (b. June 27th, 1872) was one of the first Black American poets to gain notoriety for his verse. While living in Toledo, Ohio in 1895, Dunbar published his second book of poetry, Majors and Minors. See rare editions of this work and others from the Blade Rare Book Room on display in the Local History and Genealogy Department.



Through My Eyes: Contrast and Color in Nature by Paula Davis
Maumee Branch Library
October 1 – November 15, 2022
Pastels make up the largest portion of this exhibit, but also displayed are experiments in other media, as well as reproductions of animal portraits produced in pastel. 
“I hope you leave this exhibit with an openness to new ways of “seeing” the world around you.” – Paula

Interested in displaying your work at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library? We encourage you to submit a proposal at the link below. The Library selects displays to share a variety of artistic mediums, styles, and points of view within the community. Art to be displayed should adhere to local community standards and be appropriate for both youth and adult audiences.

Please note—we receive far more submissions than our modest spaces allow.


Upcoming Exhibits:

Running Wild Media by Alex Goetz and Justin Grubb
Main Library: Gallery
Oct. 6 – Nov. 18, 2022
Highlighting extraordinary wildlife from around the world and their intriguing conservation stories through captivating photography, video, workshops, and powerful interpretation – this exhibit takes a multidisciplinary approach to combine science and art in a way that can benefit the community and our local ecosystems.