Holidays with the Library

Holiday Programs

Enjoy fun and free events for all ages this season.

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Gift Ideas

Browse our list of unique and affordable gift ideas.

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Materials & Blogs

Ideas for the holidays as well as festive books and movies.

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Holiday Programs

Enjoy fun and free programs at the Library this holiday season. From holiday festivals and parties, to cookie and gift making, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Now that Main Library has reopened, our Sounds of the Season holiday concert series is also returning. Join us for the following concerts:

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Upcoming Holiday Programs

Let It Snow! Magic Show

Saturday Nov. 30
at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Main Library

Magician Andrew Martin brings his signature magic tricks and entertainment, this time with a holiday flair set to seasonal pop music!

Event Details for Let It Snow! Magic Show

Winter Wonderland- Co-sponsored by the City of Toledo

Tuesday Dec. 3
at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Toledo Heights

Help us celebrate the holiday season with crafts, cookies and Santa! We'll enjoy live music and hot chocolate, starting at the Library and ending at the Highland Park Shelter House.

Event Details for Winter Wonderland- Co-sponsored by the City of Toledo

Sounds of the Season

Saturday Dec. 14
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Sanger

Get into the holiday spirit at this fun filled event featuring the Lake High School JET SET Show Choir.

Event Details for Sounds of the Season

Family Movie Time

Saturday Dec. 21
at 4:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Enjoy a free, family-friendly movie.

Event Details for Family Movie Time

Noon Year's Eve Bash

Tuesday Dec. 31
at 11:00 a.m.

Location: Oregon

Join us as we ring in the New Year! We will have games and plenty of fun, complete with a countdown to Noon.

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Noon Year's Eve Bash

Tuesday Dec. 31
at 12:00 p.m.

Location: Kent

Join us as we ring in the New Year! We will have games and plenty of fun, complete with a countdown to Noon.

Event Details for Noon Year's Eve Bash

Ring in the New Year

at the Library!

Help us countdown to 2020 with these festive programs:

Frozen Frenzy
(M) Dec. 30 | 2 p.m. | Main Library

Happy New Shirt
(M) Dec. 30 | 5:30 p.m. | Mott

Noon Year’s Even Bashes
(Tu) Dec. 31 | 11 a.m. | Oregon
(Tu) Dec. 31 | Noon | Kent

Gift Ideas

gifts Made at the Library

Gifts made using our Making equipment:
From greeting cards to ornaments to 3D printed mementos and personalized movies, the Library is your source for creating handmade holiday gifts! Make something special with our Cricut Machines, 3D printers and scanners, film to digital converters or recording equipment.

Gifts made using our Local History materials:
Know someone who loves history, particularly Toledo history? Our digital collections are a wonderful resource to use for creating home decor with local and historical flavor. Browse thousands of old photos, blueprints and building renderings. Once you find an image you'd like to use, download a high resolution copy and use it to create framed photos, wall art, pillowcase covers and more!

gifts that keep on giving

Get the perfect gift for the library fan or book lover in your life!

A Library book named in someone's honor:
Know someone who is passionate about a certain book or who is an avid reader in general? Why not name a Library book in their honor through our Bookplates gift option.

A gift to the Library Legacy Foundation:
Make a donation in honor of a loved one to our Library Legacy Foundation - it's a gift to the community, as it supports the many resources, services and programs offered by the Library.

Materials & Blogs

Think "outside of the gift box" this holiday season.

Continue Reading: Presence is a Present

Holidays can bring a lot of anxiety and even sadness into many people's lives. Here are some resources that can help. Topics include coping strategies, mindfulness, stress management, self-acceptance, meditation and more.

Continue Reading: A Blue Christmas: Dealing with Sadness and Loneliness during the Holidays