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Children's Programs

203 Paine Avenue - 259-5210

Explore new worlds as we boldly go where no readers have gone before! Join us every Monday at 2 p.m. for stories, crafts, movies, refreshments, and more!

Earth Odyssey, June 11, 2 p.m.

Attention, earthlings! Learn about our special corner of the universe, the Great Lakes basin, with special guest Eco-Discovery.

Edible Odyssey, June 18, 2 p.m.

Cook up some fun with your favorite foods.

Animal Odyssey, June 25, 2 p.m.

Encounter creepy reptiles and amphibians, brought to you by Eco-Discovery.

Space Odyssey, July 2, 2 p.m.

Blast off with stories and crafts from outer space.

Zoo Odyssey, July 9, 2 p.m.

Honk! It's the Toledo Zoo van bringing some fascinating animal friends.

Cinematic Odyssey, July 16, 2 p.m.

Kick back for a movie and snacks in air-conditioned comfort.

Birthday Odyssey, July 23, 2 p.m.

Did you know that Arthur turned 25 years old this year? Enjoy birthday cake and fun Arthur activities with Kathy Smith of WGTE-TV.

Ultimate Odyssey, July 30, 2 p.m.

Calling all detectives! Solve a library mystery and find a special treat.

3265 Glanzman Road - 259-5270

Baby Time, June 8 and 22, July 6 and 20 10:30 a.m.

A 20-minute program for children 12 - 24-months old and an adult companion. Alternative arrangements must be made for older siblings. Registration begins May 1, and is limited to 25 babies and their adults.

Toddler Time, June 13 - August 1 Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

A 30-minute program for 2-year olds and their adult companions.

Registration begins May 29.

Preschool Storytime, June 12 - August 1

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.

A 30-minute program for 3 - 5-year olds. Registration begins May 29.

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Forty-five minutes of stories, puppets, games, movies, and activities for children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Join in this blast from the past and trek through time with your Summer Reading Club friends!

Dinosaurs - June 14, 1:30 or 3:30

Mummies - June 21, 1:30 or 3:30

Gladiators - June 28, 1:30 or 3:30

Knights - July 5, 1:30 or 3:30

Incas - July 12, 1:30 or 3:30

Cowboys - July 19, 1:30 or 3:30

Astronauts - July 26, 1:30 or 3:30

End of Summer Reading Club Film Fun: "Toy Story 2", August 2, 1:30 or 3:30 p.m. Travel with Woody and Buzz to infinity and beyond! (92 minutes. Rated G)

1032 South McCord Road - 259-5240

Family Storytime, Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1, 10 or 11 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, and lots of fun for two - to five-year-olds. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Registration begins May 28.

Make-It, Take-It, Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1, 1 - 4 p.m.

All ages are welcome to drop by anytime to make a fun craft to take home. No registration necessary.

3101 Collingwood Boulevard - 259-5340

Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31, 10 a.m.

A 30-minute storytime for 2-to-5 year-olds. 2-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Terrific Tuesdays

Programs for children going into grades K - 4.

Rotten Ralph Odyssey, June 12, 1:30 p.m.

Come to the library to meet Rotten Ralph, that ornery red cat, and enjoy some "rotten" snacks, tales, and games.

Canine Odyssey, June 19, 1:30 p.m.

It's dog day at the library! The K9 MASH dogs will be here to present a program.

Movie Odyssey, June 26, 1:30 p.m.

Come see "The Rugrats in Paris", rated G, and enjoy hot buttered popcorn.

Patriotic Odyssey, July 3, 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with stories and games and make a red, white and blue windsock.

Arthur Odyssey, July 10, 1:30 p.m.

Everybody's favorite character Arthur will be the highlight of a program presented by WGTE-TV, Public Broadcasting.

Animal Odyssey, July 17, 1:30 p.m.

The Zoo Van will be visiting the library. Come and see some neat critters!

Olympic Odyssey, July 24, 1:30 p.m.

Try your skills at our Library Olympics with a book balance relay, a paperback

toss, and some fun outdoor games.

Edible Odyssey, July 31, 1:30 p.m.

What better way to end summer reading than with an ice cream party! We'll make our own sundaes!

3015 Lagrange Street - 259-5280

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Join us Wednesdays at 2 p.m. as we boldly go where no readers have gone before. Along the way we'll enjoy stories, crafts, movies, refreshments and more.

Earth Odyssey, June 13, 2 p.m.

Attention, earthlings! Learn about our corner of the universe, the Great Lakes basin.

Cinematic Odyssey, June 20, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a movie and snacks in air-conditioned comfort.

Animal Odyssey, June 27, 2 p.m.

Have a close encounter with creepy reptiles and amphibians, brought to you by Eco-Discovery.

Space Odyssey, July 11, 2 p.m.

Blast off with stories and crafts from outer space.

Zoo Odyssey, July 18, 2 p.m.

The Toledo Zoo is bringing some fascinating animal friends.

Birthday Odyssey, July 25, 2 p.m.

Did that you know that Arthur turned 25 years old this year? Enjoy birthday cake and fun Arthur activities with Kathy Smith of WGTE - TV.

Ultimate Odyssey, August 1, 2 p.m.

Calling all detectives! Solve a library mystery and find special treats and prizes.

806 Main Street - 259-5310

Baby Time, East Toledo Family Center Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31, 12:30 p.m.

Parenting Center program for 3-year-olds and younger and their parents. A parent must accompany children. Please call 259-5310 for details.

Preschool Storytime, Thursdays, June14 - August 2, 10 a.m.

Thirty minutes of stories, puppets, short films and fun for 3 - 5-year olds.

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Special programs for children entering grades 1 - 4.

It's a Piece of Cake!, June 9, 2 - 3 p.m.

Stop by Locke Branch, learn about our summer reading clubs for all ages and enjoy a piece of cake.

Parisian Odyssey, June 13, 2 p.m.

Come and enjoy the movie "Rugrats in Paris." This movie is rated G and lasts 89 minutes. Popcorn provided.

Harry Potter Odyssey, June 20, 2 p.m.

Join "Sorcerer" Dennis Weigel as he presents a Harry Potter magic show called "First Year at Hogwarts."

Animal Odyssey, June 27, 2 p.m.

Creepy, furry, slimy or shiny-what kind of animals will the Toledo Zoo bring to Locke Branch? Come and find out!

Crafty Odyssey, July 2 - July 7

Come in this week and pick a craft grab bag to do at home. Don't forget to report your reading time!

Ice Cream Odyssey, July 11, 2 p.m.

It's cold, creamy and sweet. And lots of fun to make on a hot summer day!

Surprise Odyssey, July 18, 2 p.m.

You will have to come to Locke Branch to discover what is happening today! Shh! It's a surprise!

Polar Odyssey, July 25, 2 p.m.

Penguins, penguins and more penguins!

Mexican Odyssey, August 1, 7 p.m.

The whole family is invited to enjoy the Mexican folk dancers Imagenes Mexicanas. Then join us in refreshments and celebrate a successful Summer Reading Club.

501 River Road - 259-5360

Baby Time, Thursdays, July 5-July 26, 9:30 a.m.

A series of storytimes for the 12-24 month old child with parent or caregiver featuring simple books, nursery rhymes, music, puppets, and finger plays.

Registration is limited to 15 babies with caretakers. Registration begins May 30.

Tales for Tots, Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1, 9:30 a.m.

A special weekly program for 2 year-olds with an adult featuring stories, songs, and puppets. Registration begins May 30.

Family Storytime Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31, 9:30 a.m.

A special program of stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, and films for children ages 2 to entering Kindergarten. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins May 30.

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, June 13 - July 25, 11 a.m.

A weekly program of stories, songs, finger plays, and puppets for children ages 3 through those entering Kindergarten. Registration begins May 30.

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Programs for children entering grades 1-4

Summer Odyssey, June 12, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Join us for some creative fun at our kick off program as we venture into summer 2001! Registration begins May 30.

Animal Odyssey, June 19, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My! Our friends from the Toledo Zoo will provide the entertainment for this odyssey. Registration begins June 12 and is limited to 35 children for each program.

A Wizard's Odyssey, June 26, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Travel to Hogwarts for some fun with our favorite wizard, Harry Potter.

Registration begins June 19.

An American Odyssey, July 3, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Start your Fourth of July off with a bang. Join us for this patriotic odyssey you will not want to miss. Registration begins June 26.

Historical Odyssey, July 10, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Dig into the past with a naturalist from the Metro Parks who will present a special 45-minute program on fossils. Registration begins July 3 and is limited to 30 children for each program.

Cookie Odyssey, July 17, 1:30 p.m. ONLY

Get your cookbooks out and start baking a treat to share at the 14th annual cookie contest. Registration begins July 10.

"Pokemon 2000" Odyssey, July 24, 1:30 p.m. ONLY

Join Ash, Pikachu, and friends as they battle a Pokemon trainer whose quest to capture three rare birds threatens to destroy the world. This G-rated movie is 89 minutes in length. Registration begins July 17.

Storytelling Odyssey, July 31, 7 p.m. ONLY

Members of summer reading club and their families are invited to hear story-

teller Condessa Croninger weave her magic. Registration begins July 24.

Family Night-The Tigger Movie, July 12, 6:30 p.m.

To celebrate our new library, the whole family is invited to a free showing of "The Tigger Movie". Come and see Winnie the Pooh's hyperactive friend, Tigger bounce off in search of his roots and learn about the true nature of friends and family in this gentle, full-length feature. This G-rated movie is 77 minutes long.

Monday Night at the Movies, June 18 - July 30

Keep cool, enjoy a yummy treat, and watch these G-rated movies!

Pokemon 2000 (89 minutes) June 18, 6:30 p.m.

Running Free (82 minutes) June 25, 6:30 p.m.

Chicken Run (85 minutes) July 2, 6:30 p.m.

Tigger Movie (77 minutes) July 9, 6:30 p.m.

Thomas and the Magic Railroad (89 minutes) July 16, 6:30 p.m.

Toy Story 2 (92 minutes) July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Rugrats in Paris (89 minutes) July 30, 6:30 p.m.

Wacky Wednesdays June 13 - August 1

Animal Odyssey, June 13, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

See some cool critters from the Toledo Zoo!

Artistic Odyssey, June 20, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Join us and meet Wil Clay, illustrator of Tailypo! and many other books for children.

Edible Odyssey, June 27, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Cynthia Toler from OSU Extension will talk about eating healthy. We will also make edible necklaces.

Happy 4th of July!

No program scheduled this week.

Nature Odyssey, July 11, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

A naturalist from the Toledo Area Metro Parks will teach us fascinating fossils facts.

Fitness Odyssey, July 18, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Join Miss Shirley for fitness fun! Please wear loose-fitting clothes and tennis shoes.

Puppet Odyssey, July 25, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Joyce Davis, our favorite puppeteer, will entertain you with her wonderful puppets!

Final Odyssey, August 1, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Fun, snacks and games to celebrate another successful Summer Reading Club.

Family Storytime, July 10 - July 31 Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m.

Thirty-minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and short videos for 2 -5 year old children. Children under 2 must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

2001: A Summer Reading Odyssey

Magic Odyssey, June 13, 2 p.m.

Join magician, Dave Simon, as he performs some special magical feats.

Felicity: An American Girl Odyssey, June 13, 3:30 p.m.

Get acquainted with Felicity. You may bring your Felicity doll to the program.

Space Odyssey, June 20, 2 p.m.

Get ready for a program that's "out of this world." Crafts, fun and more. Ticket required. Pick-up your ticket and your food contest entry form for next week's program.

Josefina: An American Girl Odyssey, June 20, 3:30 p.m.

Spend an afternoon with Josefina. Bring your Josefina doll to the program.

Food Odyssey, June 27, 2 p.m.

Bring a dish to pass and a serving utensil to the food contest. Everyone wins! Receive a cookbook with all the recipes. Ticket is required.

Craft Odyssey, June 27, 3:30 p.m.

Explore your creativity in this hands-on craft program. Ticket is required.

Lego Odyssey, July 5, 2 p.m.

Bring your Legos and join other enthusiasts in our Lego contest. Tickets are required. Note the change of day due to the July fourth holiday.

Kirsten: An American Girl Odyssey, July 5, 3:30 p.m.

Bring your Kirsten doll and join the fun!

Harry Potter Odyssey, July 11, 2 p.m.

Come dressed as one of the Harry Potter book characters for fun-filled activities. Ticket is required.

Addy: An American Girl Odyssey, July 11, 3:30 p.m.

Bring your Addy doll along for this fun-packed program.

Entertainment Odyssey, July 18, 2 p.m.

Spend an hour with Kathy Smith, Early Learning Coordinator, at WGTE. Stories, activities and more!

Samantha: An American Girl Odyssey, July 18, 3:30 p.m.

Samantha will take center stage for this American Girl program.

Music Odyssey, July 25, 1:30 p.m.

Join "Mojo Mike," 12-year-old blues singer and harmonica player, as he performs. Note the earlier time.

Kit and Molly: An American Girl Odyssey, July 25, 3:30 p.m.

If you have a Kit or Molly doll, bring them with you for this final program of the American Doll series.

Odyssey of Fun, August 1, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m.

Join us for our annual movie party as we draw down the curtain on the 2001 Summer Reading Club. Fun for all! Ticket is required.

2727 - 117th Street - 259-5390

Family Storytime, June 12 - August 2

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 10 a.m.

A half-hour program of stories, fingerplays and songs for children 2 - 5 years old. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration starts June 4.

Summer Reading Odyssey, June 11, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Bring in your reading card and start your Summer Reading Odyssey. Help us decorate the library with a special project. All ages are welcome.

"Rotten" Odyssey, June 13, 1:30 or 3:30 p.m.

Join us for stories, games and fun with special guest, Rotten Ralph. All ages. Free tickets are available beginning June 6.

Summer Concert, June 13, 7 p.m.

Celebrate Point Place Days! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a free outdoor concert with the Cakewalkin' Jass Band.

Fossil Odyssey, June 20, 2 or 7 p.m.

A guest from the Toledo Area Metro Parks will help us discover fossils in Lucas County. For children in grades K - 4. Free tickets are available beginning June 13.

Dog-gone Odyssey, June 27, 1:30 p.m.

Members of the K-9 MASH group will put their dogs through their paces. For children in grades K - 4. Free tickets are available beginning June 20.

Crafty Odyssey, July 2 - 7

Come in this week and pick a "Craft Grab-bag" to do at home. Don't forget to report your reading time! All ages.

Parisian Odyssey, July 11, 1:30 or 7 p.m.

Come and enjoy the movie "Rugrats in Paris". This movie is rated G and lasts 89 min. All ages. Free tickets are available beginning July 2.

Musical Odyssey, July 18, 1:30 p.m.

Hear the talents of 13-year-old Mojo Mike with his harmonica. For children in grades K - 4. Free tickets are available beginning July 11.

Outer Space Odyssey, July 25, 1:30 or 7 p.m.

Stories, games and an out-of-this-world craft. For children in grades K - 4. Free tickets are available beginning July 18.

Carnival Odyssey, August 1, 2 - 4 p.m.

Carnival games and crafts for all ages. Put on by the Teen Advisory Board.

Family Movie Afternoons, Chicken Run June 23, 1:30 p.m.

This movie is rated G and lasts 85 minutes. All ages welcome. Free tickets are available beginning June 13.

Tigger Movie, July 28, 1:30 p.m.

This movie is rated G and lasts 77 minutes. All ages are welcome. Free tickets are available beginning July 18.

4833 Dorr Street - 259-5320

Family Storytime, June 19 - July 24 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

Thirty-minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays for 2 - 5 year olds. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Registration begins June 5.

Wonderful Wednesdays

Programs for children entering grades K - 4.

Magic Odyssey, June 13, 2 p.m.

Extraordinary magic by the amazing Dave Simon.

Icy Odyssey, June 20, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Come make ice cream and more! Free tickets are available starting June 13.

Bubble Odyssey, June 27, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Bubble-making fun with stories and a craft. Free tickets available beginning June 20.

Patriotic Odyssey, July 3, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Make a fireworks painting. Free tickets are available beginning June 26.

Edible Odyssey, July 11, 1:30 or 3 p.m.

Design and make an edible necklace. Free tickets are available starting July 3.

Movie Odyssey: Toy Story 2, July 18, 2 p.m.

Woody and Buzz return for another adventure. 92 minutes. Rated G. Free tickets are available beginning July 11.

Extraterrestrial Odyssey, July 25, 2 p.m.

Our friends from Sanger Branch Library will entertain us with an out-of-this-world program. Free tickets are available beginning July 18.

End of the Summer Celebration Odyssey, August 1, 2 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled party. Free tickets are available beginning July 25.

Thrilling Thursdays

Programs for children of all ages.

Icy Odyssey, June 21, 7 p.m.

Chilly fun making ice cream and more! Free tickets are available beginning June 14.

Bubble Odyssey, June 28, 7 p.m.

Bubble-making fun with stories and a craft. Free tickets are available beginning

June 21.

Movie Odyssey: Toy Story 2, July 5, 7 p.m.

Woody and Buzz return for another adventure. 92 minutes. Rated G. Free tickets are available beginning June 28.

Edible Odyssey, July 12, 7 p.m.

Design and make an edible necklace. Free tickets are available beginning July 5.

Movie Odyssey: Chicken Run, July 19, 7 p.m.

Chickens plan a zany escape! 85 minutes. Rated G. Free tickets are available beginning July 12.

Extraterrestrial Odyssey, July 26, 7 p.m.

Our friends from Sanger Branch Library will entertain us with an out-of-this-world program. Free tickets are available beginning July 19.

3030 West Central Avenue - 259-5370

Toddler Storytime June 6 - June 27, 10 or 11 a.m.

A 20-30 minute program for 2 and 3 year-olds. Two-year-olds must be

accompanied by an adult. Registration begins May 21.

Preschool Storytime July 11 - August 1, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

A 30-minute program for 3-5 year-olds.

Registration begins June 25.

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Tuesday Odysseys For Schoolagers

Join us every Tuesday at 2:30 or 7 p.m. for programs for children entering grades 1-4. Tickets are available 1 week before each program.

Kick-off Odyssey, June 12, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

It's truly a TACKY way to start the summer! Meet "Tacky the Penguin" from the books by Helen Lester. Wear a tacky (brightly colored) shirt for our "Tacky" parade!

Edible Odyssey, June 19, 2:30 p.m.

Yummy stories, crafts, and a treat for a delicious afternoon.

Arthur Odyssey, June 19, 7 p.m.

Help celebrate Arthur's 25th birthday! A program based on the Arthur books by Marc Brown, presented by WGTE TV. Limited to 30 children.

Butterfly Odyssey, June 26, 2:30 p.m.

A naturalist from the Toledo Area Metro Parks will show us all about glorious butterflies. Take home a confetti butterfly!

Edible Odyssey, June 26, 7 p.m.

(A repeat of our June 19, 2:30 program)

Yummy stories, crafts, and a treat for a delicious afternoon.

Patriotic Odyssey, July 3, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

Wear red, white, and blue and join us for a celebration of America's birthday!

Personal Odyssey, July 10, 2:30 p.m.

"Make a name for yourself" and have fun with all kinds of names!

"Who Let the Dogs Out" Odyssey, July 10, 7 p.m.

K-9 MASH will be here with assistance dogs to visit with us and to explain how they help people.

Movie Odyssey, July 17, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

Enjoy the movie "Chicken Run" - it's finger-lickin' good! Rated G, 85 minutes.

Funny Bone Odyssey, July 24, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

Paint your knees and tickle your funny bone!

Alien Odyssey, July 31, 2:30 p.m.

Out-of-this-world fun, including an alien bug craft!

Music Odyssey, July 31, 7 p.m.

Wrap up the summer programs by coming to our kids'concert with "Just Kiddin' Around," starring our Sanger neighbors, the Hage family!

1638 Broadway Street - 259-5395

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Join us every Thursday at 2 p.m. for out-of-this-world summer programs full of stories, crafts, movies and refreshments. For children going into 1 - 4 grades.

Family Celebration Open House, May 14, 12:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy punch and cookies, giveaways and art from local schools. Jones Jr. High School Orchestra and Libbey High School Choir Singers will perform beginning at 7 p.m.

Earth Odyssey, June 14, 2 p.m.

Attention, Earthlings! Learn about our special corner of the universe, the Great Lakes basin, with special guest Eco-Discovery!

Icy Odyssey, June 21, 2 p.m.

You are cordially invited to a delicious ice-cream odyssey with lots of toppings and sweet stories.

Animal Odyssey, June 28, 2 p.m.

Eco-Discovery is back again for a reptile odyssey!

Cinematic Odyssey, July 5, 2 p.m.

All aboard to enjoy "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" movie with popcorn and pop.

Space Odyssey, July 12, 2 p.m.

Our space odyssey will bring you a blast of stories and crafts.

2001: a Zoo Odyssey, July 19, 2 p.m.

Welcome the Toledo Zoo for a fabulous animal odyssey.

Birthday Odyssey, July 26, 2 p.m.

Blow up 25 candles for one of your favorite characters. WGTE's Kathy Smith will bring the fun.

Final Odyssey, August 2, 2 p.m.

Celebrate our final Summer Reading Club odyssey with the G-rated movie, "Pokemon 2000". Trade your cards with your friends after the movie!

Biblioteca South Branch 2001: una odisea de lectura

Unete a nosotros cada jueves a las 2 de la tarde en nuestros programas de verano llenos de historias, artesanias, peliculas y refrescos. Para ninos entrando a los grados 1 - 4.

Odisea terrestre, jueves 14 de junio, 2 de la tarde

Que odisiaco programa sobre los Grandes Lagos presentado por Eco-Discovery!

Odisea glaciar, jueves 21 de junio, 2 de la tarde

Estas cordialmente invitado a una deliciosa odisea de helado con muchas historias dulces.

Odisea con animales, jueves 28 de junio, 2 de la tarde

Eco-Discovery regresa nuevamente con una odisea de reptiles.

Odisea cinematografica, jueves 5 de julio, 2 de la tarde

Todos abordo para disfrutar la pelicula "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" con palomitas de maiz y soda.

Odisea espacial, jueves, 12 de julio, 2 de la tarde

Nuestra odisea espacial te traera una explosion de historias y manualidades.

2001: una odisea zoologica, jueves 19 de julio, 2 de la tarde

Da la bienvenida al zoologico de Toledo en una fabulosa odisea.

Odisea de cumpleanos, jueves 26 de julio, 2 de la tarde

Sopla 25 velas por uno de tus personajes favoritos. Kathy Smith de WGTE traera la diversion.

Odisea final, jueves 2 de agosto, 2 de la tarde

Celebremos nuestra ultima odisea de nuestro club de lectura de verano con la pelicula clasificada G, "Pokemon 2000". Cambia tus tarjetas con tus amigos despues de la pelicula.

6749 Monroe Street - 882-2089

Summer Gardening Odyssey Kick-off, June 11, 2 p.m.

Bring your own flowerpot and decorative stone and take home a patio planter. This program will be held at Southview Horticultural Center. Meet at the tennis courts. Open to kids in 3 - 8 grades. Registration is limited and begins June 4.

Terrific Tuesdays and Thursdays

Weekly programs for children going into 1st and 2nd grades. Stories, movies, activities and special guests. Programs run approximately 45 minutes. No registration is required.

Martian Madness Odyssey, June 12 and June 14, 2 p.m.

We are being invaded! Make a craft and hear stories about invaders from space.

Frog Follies Odyssey, June 19 and June 21, 2 p.m.

Jeepers creepers, take a look at these leapers! Join us for a jumpin' fun time.

Puppet Pizzazz Odyssey, June 26 and June 28, 2 p.m.

Joyce Davis presents Character Puppets from the Magic Basket.

Film Fun Fest Odyssey, July 3, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Bring a snack, a drink and a buddy and watch the G-rated film, "Rugrats In Paris."

Movie, July 5, 2 - 3:40 p.m.

Join Woody and Buzz in the G-rated movie "Toy Story 2." Bring a snack and a drink.

Dino-mania Odyssey, July 10 and July 12, 2 p.m.

Have a dino-mite time when we journey back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. It all adds up to a funosaurus time.

Canine Antics Odyssey, July 17 and July 19, 2 p.m.

A summertime favorite! The K-9 MASH Unit returns to show you their latest tricks. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Crazy Caterpillar Odyssey, July 24 and July 26, 2 p.m.

You're sure to be all aflutter over the crazy caterpillars we are going to make.

Going Buggy Odyssey, July 31 and August 2, 2 p.m.

Explore the sometimes creepy, sometimes crawly world of bugs with the

Toledo Zoo.

Wacky Wednesdays

For children going into 3rd and 4th grades. Programs run approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required and begins June 4.

Break a Leg Odyssey, June 20, 2 or 3 p.m.

A creative dramatics program presented by the Children's Theatre Workshop will introduce you to improvisation and mime. Registration is required. Limited space is available.

Juggling Jamboree Odyssey, June 27, 2 p.m.

See Toledo's finest juggler, George Sanzenbacher, practice his craft. Please bring three tennis balls and see if you can master the art of juggling. Registration is required. Limited space is available.

Painting Madness Odyssey, July 11, 2 p.m.

Bring a pre-washed T-shirt (no fabric softener) or white canvas tennis shoes and three bottles of fabric paint (no black). You will create something you will love to wear. Dress for mess and bring a large box to carry your project home. Registration is required. Limited space is available.

Lego Contest, July 18, 2 p.m.

Join the 8th annual Lego Contest. Bring your own Legos from home. You will have 30 minutes to build a creation of your own design. Prizes will be awarded. Registration is required.

"Chicken Run" Odyssey, July 25, 2 -3:30 p.m.

Bring your friends to the Library and have fun watching this G-rated movie. Bring a snack and a drink.

Cartooning Odyssey, August 1, 2 p.m.

Learn the art of cartooning from Kirk Walters of the Toledo Blade. Bring your own paper, pencils and pens. Registration is required.

423 Shasta Drive - 259-5220

The Odyssey Begins!, June 11, 2 - 4 p.m.

Everyone's invited to see George the Juggler, have some refreshments and start the Summer Reading Odyssey! If possible, bring along three tennis balls.

Afternoon Odyssey, Tuesdays, June 19 - July 24, 2 p.m.

Activities for kids entering grades K- 4. No pre-registration, but please come early and get a nametag!

Stamp on It!, June 19, 2 p.m.

Design and make your own rubber stamp, then use it to decorate some notepaper.

Zoo Ed-Venture, June 26, 2 p.m.

Come make friends with some animals!

Tiny Treasure, July 3, 2 p.m.

Make a miniature book!

Wonders of Water, July 10, 2 p.m.

Meet Angela Manuszak from Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation and learn what's special about H2O.

Skylights, July 17, 2 p.m.

Do you know what the stars are made of? Is there life on other planets? Come explore these questions and more!

Cookie Contest, July 24, 2 p.m.

Bake a batch of your favorite cookies or brownies and bring them, along with a copy of the recipe, to the Library. Be ready to share and taste!

Seuss and Juice, Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1, except July 4, 2 p.m.

Movies and stories by Dr. Seuss (and other favorites) for kids of all ages. Bring a cushion to sit on, and we'll provide the snack! No pre-registration.

A Final Odyssey, August 4, 2 - 4 p.m.

Meet TipTop the Clown when you join us for one last afternoon of summer fun! This day's for the whole family.

5560 Harvest Lane - 259-5330

Construction Odyssey

We're under construction! As we make improvements and expand the branch, some of the plans listed below may change. Flexibility is the name of the game this summer. Watch the branch for changes in program dates and/or times.

Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, June 19 - July 24, 10:30 a.m.

This six-week storytime will feature out-of-this-world stories, finger-plays and songs for 3-5 year olds! No registration is required!

Make-It-&-Take-It Odyssey!, Thursdays, June 14 - August 2, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

We'll supply the materials if you supply the imagination every Thursday! Drop-in and check out a new Odyssey each week. Kids of all ages are invited! (Note: preschoolers may need the helping hands of an adult!)

Adopt an Alien!, June 14, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Make an alien and adopt it by signing its genuine adoption certificate! Rotten Ralph will be visiting, too!

Popsicles from Pluto!, June 21 , 2:30 - 4 p.m.

A popsicle craft and treat plus farm animals to see!

Construction Zone!, June 28, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Blocks, bricks, sponges, and sticks. The library is a construction zone. What will you build while our construction is going on?

Starry, Starry Sky!, July 5, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Nature and star talk and craft from the Toledo Area Metro Parks!

Circus! Circus!, July 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Make a circus tent and a spinning acrobat while you wait for your turn to get your circus face painted!

Snakes Alive!, July 19, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

See a live snake, and make a souvenir snake too!

Red Planet Treasure Hunt! , July 26, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Martian volcano demo by Mrs. P plus a treasure hunt, too!

Imagination Odyssey!, Daily, June 9 - August 4

Whether you visit the library morning, noon or night, check out the Imagination Odyssey area where you can do a coloring sheet, participate in an activity, try on a costume, or play with a new puppet. Themes change weekly. Meet our resident alien "Owers" who likes to eat time. The more time you spend reading, the more Owers gets to eat. Each time you report your summer reading hours - you'll get to feed Owers!

Family Programs

Magician from Mercury?, June 19, 7 p.m.

Our favorite magician Andrew Martin, and his far-out magic! Zoom in for your free tickets beginning two weeks prior to the program!

Pot-Luck Ice-Cream-Social, July 11, 7 p.m.

We'll provide the ice cream and the entertainment! You bring the family and an ice cream topping! Free tickets and suggestions for toppings will be available beginning two weeks prior to the program

Clown above the Clouds!, July 24, 7 p.m.

Tip Top, Toledo's Tallest Clown, is here to make us giggle! Pick up your free tickets beginning two weeks prior to the program!

Moon Walk Obstacle Odyssey - Final Program!, August 2, 2:30 or 7 p.m.

If more kids join the summer reading club this year than last year, Miss Amy and Miss Linda will walk the Moonwalk. What's a Moonwalk you ask? It's a celestial obstacle course that ends with the librarians getting a Moon-pie in the face! So, encourage a friend to join the Summer Reading Club and join us for the final odyssey of the summer. We'll provide refreshments, fun and frolic!

800 Michigan Avenue - 878-3055

Preschool Storytime, Thursdays, June 14 - August 2, 10 a.m.

Stories, finger plays, songs and fun are in store for children 3 - 5 years of age who attend this weekly program. Registration is required beginning June 4.

Terrific Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31

2001: A Reading Odyssey begins! Kids in grades K- 4 are invited to join us every Tuesday afternoon to find out where that odyssey takes us. Free tickets available one week before each program.

Toledo ZooOdyssey, June 12, 2 and 2:45 p.m.

You won't want to miss it when the zoo comes to visit. You might discover lots of new and exciting things!

Funny Bone Odyssey, June 19, 2 and 3:15 p.m.

Knock-knock! Who's there? We hope you are for this event that's planned to tickle your funny bone with silly stories and an even sillier activity.

Storytelling Odyssey, June 26, 2 p.m.

Exciting professional storyteller, Condessa Croninger, will delight us with magical stories of journeys.

Patriotic Odyssey, July 3, 2 and 3:15 p.m.

Be a Yankee Doodle Dandy and join in our party in honor of the good ole' U.S.A.

Personal Odyssey, July 10, 2 and 3:15 p.m.

What's your name? Make a colorful name banner for your room and play some name games.

Extraterrestrial Odyssey July 17, 2 and 3:15 p.m. Put on your space helmet and be ready to blast off! We'll rocket towards some outer space fun with a story of alien visitors and a comet craft.

Jurassic Odyssey, July 24, 2 and 3:15 p.m.

'Dem bones, 'dem bones, 'dem dinosaur bones - let's travel back in time to the dinosaur days.

Carnival Odyssey, July 31, 2 and 3:15 p.m.

2001: A Reading Odyssey is almost over, but there's still time for an entertaining afternoon of games, crafts, and treats.

Matinee Odyssey

Too hot outside? Come to the library for some cool feature films.

Chicken Run, June 14, 2 p.m.

This movie is rated G and lasts 85 minutes. For school-age children.

Toy Story 2, June 28, 2 p.m.

This movie is rated G and lasts 92 minutes. For school-age children.

Tigger, July 19, 2 p.m.

This movie is rated G and lasts 77 minutes. For Pooh and Tigger fans of all ages.

1320 Sylvania Avenue - 259-5290

Preschool Bedtime Story Club, Thursdays, June 7 - 28, 7:30 p.m.

A half hour of stories, fingerplays and puppets for 2-5 year olds. Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. Come dressed in your pajamas if you like.

2001: A Reading Odyssey

Weekly activities for school-aged children K - 4th grade. Join your summer reading club friends for 45 minutes of special guests, movies, stories and crafts! Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. Registration is not required unless noted.

Zoo Odyssey, June 12, 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. **please note special times

The Toledo Zoo presents an odyssey of animals. Registration begins June 4.

"Chicken Run" Odyssey, June 12, 2 p.m.

The West Toledo Cinema Guild presents the movie, "Chicken Run". Bring a soft

drink; we'll provide the popcorn! Rated G. 85 minutes.

Juggling Odyssey, June 19, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Be amazed by George the Juggler and learn to juggle, too! Please bring three

tennis balls or something similar.

Icy Odyssey, June 26, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Cool down with some chilly stories and scoops full of fun. Enjoy an ice cream treat made by you!

Art Odyssey, July 2 - July 7

Celebrate our nation's birthday. Pick up a fun art activity anytime this week.

Reptile Odyssey, July 10, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Sssssssnakes alive! ECO Discovery visits with some slithering friends!

Sports Odyssey, July 17, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Celebrate 100 years of Major League Baseball and other fun sports. Listen to sporty stories, play games and make a wearable craft.

Personal Odyssey, July 24, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

What's in a name anyway? Poor John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt! Join us for loads of fun and make a personalized name banner.

K-9 Odyssey, July 31, 10:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.

Who let the dogs out? The K-9 MASH Unit visits to show off their talents!

A Magical Ending to the Summer Reading Odyssey, August 4, 11 a.m.

Celebrate your summer reading success along with Harry Potter's birthday! The Glass City Sorcerer will amaze you with the magic of Harry's first year at Hogwarts. A cauldron full of fun and sweet treats, too! Feel free to dress as your favorite character or come as a muggle.

Summer Family Fun Nights

All ages are welcome. No registration is necessary.

Pet Odyssey, June 13, 7 p.m.

The Toledo Humane Society visits to share information on responsible pet ownership and tips on how to approach dogs safely. If you like, you may bring a donation of old towels, dog toys, dog treats, etc.

Icy Odyssey, June 20, 7 p.m.

Cool down with some chilly stories and scoops full of fun. Enjoy an ice cream treat made by you!

"Galaxy Quest" Odyssey, June 27, 7 p.m.

The West Toledo Cinema Guild presents the movie, "Galaxy Quest". Bring a soft drink but we'll provide the popcorn! A permission slip is required for children under 13. Pick up a form at the information desk. Rated PG. 102 minutes.

Pokemon Card Trading Odyssey, July 11, 7 p.m.

Make a Pikachu out of yarn. Bring your Pokemon and Digimon cards to trade with friends. Children only may trade. Barter only, no sales please.

Rugrats Odyssey, July 18, 7 p.m.

The West Toledo Cinema Guild presents the movie, "Rugrats in Paris". Bring a soft drink but we'll provide the popcorn! Rated G. 89 minutes.

Nature Odyssey, July 25, 7 p.m.

You won't want to miss this closer look at nature provided by a naturalist from Toledo Area Metro Parks.

*Program times and locations may change due to construction. Please check with library staff for updated information.



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