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Published: Thursday, 12/27/2001

Programs at the Main Branch

Babytime Session I

Tuesdays, January 22 - February 12, 7 p.m.

12 - 24 months

A special storytime featuring stories, puppets, songs and fingerplays for children and an adult companion. Registration begins January 7 and is limited to 15 babies.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Babytime Session I

Thursdays, January 24 - February 14, 10:30 a.m.

12-24 months

A special storytime featuring stories, puppets, songs and fingerplays for children and an adult companion. Registration begins January 7 and is limited to 15 babies.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Babytime Session II

Tuesdays, March 5 - March 26, 7 p.m.

12 - 24 months

A special storytime featuring stories, puppets, songs and fingerplays for children and an adult companion. Registration begins February 18 and is limited to 15 babies.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Babytime Session II

Thursdays, March 7 - March 28, 10:30 a.m.

12 - 24 months

A special storytime featuring stories, puppets, songs and fingerplays for children and an adult companion.

Registration begins February 18 and is limited to 15 babies.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Family Storytime

Tuesdays, January 22 - March 26, 10:30 a.m.

2-5 years old

Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required and begins January 7. Program limited to 30 children. Call 419-259-5231.

Family Storytime

Wednesdays, January 23 - March 27, 7 p.m.

2-5 years old

Two-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required and begins January 7. Program limited to 30 children. Call 419-259-5231.

Caldecott for Kids

January 19, 10 a.m. - noon

Grades K-5

Read and review some of the best picture books of the year then vote in our mock election for the 2002 Caldecott Award. Registration is limited and begins January 2.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

January 26, February 23, March 30 and April 27, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K-5

Each monthly club meeting will feature science experiments, crafts, and stories from the Arctic. Space is limited.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Make It/Take It Saturdays

January 26 - April 13, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All ages

Make a different craft each week. While supplies last.

Violin Petting Zoo

February 2, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K-6

Join Maestro's Music for a hands-on Violin Petting Zoo and children's concert. Program is limited to 40 children.

Registration begins January 19, 419-259-5231.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 9, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K - 6

Join us for the sweetest program of the year! Registration begins January 25 and is limited to 40 children.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Read Across America Saturday

March 2, 2:30 p.m. Grades K-4

Help us celebrate Doctor Seuss's 98th birthday by participating in the national day of reading. Registration starts February 16 and is required, 419-259-5231.

Miss Spider's Tea Party - Saturday

March 16, 2:30 p.m. Grades K-5

Meet Miss Spider and enjoy stories, refreshments, and activities. Registration begins March 2 and is limited to 30 children.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Canned Film Festival Saturday

March 23, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K-5

Come watch a selection of short children's films and vote on your favorites for categories such as best actor and best film. Price of admission is one canned-good item to be donated to a local food bank.

Arthur's Eyes and D.W.'s Glasses Saturday

April 6, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K-4

Learn about vision and eye care through activities and stories featuring Arthur and D.W.. Registration begins March 23 and is limited to 50 children.

Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Perception Deception

April 20, 10 a.m.

Grades K-5

Find out how science creates illusions and how the brain can be fooled. It's not magic, it's science! This program will be repeated on May 4 and June 15 at 10 a.m. Presented by COSI Toledo. Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Real Eyes

April 20, 2:30 p.m.

Grades K-5

The Ohio Optometric Association presents an optical illusion mystery. Help a private eye solve an important case and learn about the importance of good eye care. Presented by COSI Toledo. Registration required, 419-259-5231.

How Do You See?

April 27, 10 a.m. - noon

Grades 5-8

Dr. Mark Hankin, Associate Professor of Anatomy at Medical College of Ohio, will dissect a cow eye and show how diseases of the eye change how we see the world. There will be two sessions - 10 and 11. Space is limited. Register for one of the sessions beginning April 13. Registration required, 419-259-5231.

Wise About Eyes April 1 - June 27, 9 a.m.

All ages

Wise About Eyes, an exhibit all about eyes, will be in the second floor Gallery.

Children and adults will be able to discover how we see, learn new facts, and do some hands-on activities. Look for special programs about eyes and seeing in the Children's Library. Developed by the Dayton Society of Natural History, Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Ohio Department of Health's Save Our Sight Fund. Presented by COSI Toledo.

National Library Week - Pay It Forward With Acts of Kindness

April 13

Noon - 5:30 p.m. All ages

12-2 p.m. - Pay It Forward, movie will be shown in McMaster Center.

2:30 p.m. - Volunteer Recognition Celebration in Sky Bank meeting room.

3 p.m. - Teen Fashion Show.

3 p.m. - Change the World: Stories and activities for kids who want to make the

world a better place for everyone.

Techno Teens

January 12, 2 - 4 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Hands-on computer demonstration and web-site design for teens to use in school and at home. Registration required, 419-259-5319.

College Night

February 27, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Grades 6-12

College information at your fingertips using the Library's homepage.

Registration required, 419-259-5350.

Teen Advisory Board

March 2, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Help us discuss and plan teen activities at Main Library. Meetings will be held in the McMaster Family Center for Lifelong Learning lobby.

Registration required, 419-259-5350.

Teen Arts Festival

March 8, 1 - 5 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Join artists, authors and performers for hands-on demonstrations as well as viewing art from area students. For more information, call 419-259-5213.

Teen Arts Festival

March 9, 1 - 5 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Join artists, authors and performers for hands-on demonstrations as well as viewing art from area students. For more information, call 419-259-5213.

Teen Advisory Board

April 6, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Help us discuss and plan teen activities at Main Library. Meetings will be held in the meeting room. Registration required, 419-259-5350.

Teen Trends

April 13, 3 p.m.

Grades 6-12

Find out about the latest fashions and trends for teens with a special fashion show for girls and boys. For more information, call 419-259-5213.

Grantsmanship Orientations

January 15, February 16 and April 16, 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Familiarize yourself with our Grantsmanship Center and how to use materials that can help you find the right grant for your funding needs. Our guest speaker will be Beverly Nathan, consultant for the local Grants Resource Center and an experienced grantwriter. The Center is a project of the Toledo Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Toledo, with funds from the Duane Stranahan Sr. Charitable Lead Trust. Registration required, 419-259-5209.

Underground Railroad & the Quilting Experience

February 16, 2 - 5 p.m.

A lecture will be given by Euneda Liddell on the hidden signs and symbols intricately sewn into the quilts to help fugitive slaves to safety. An exhibition of quilts from local residents will feature traditional patchwork and applique quilts. A local gospel choir will provide music. Children will make paper quilts in the Children's Library program room.

Genealogy on the Internet I

March 9, 10 a.m. and April 9, 7 p.m.

An introduction to the basics of researching your family history on the web.

Registration required, 419-259-5207.

Small Business Information on the Internet

March 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Let the Internet help you start a small business. Covers information on business plans, financing, market research, and much more. Basic knowledge of using the Internet and mouse is required. Registration required, 419-259-5207.

Genealogy on the Internet II

April 20, 10 a.m.

An advanced course on locating genealogical information using the web and other sources. Registration required, 419-259-5207.

Job Hunting on the Internet

April 24, 7 p.m.

Learn how to search for new careers on the internet.

Registration required, 419-259-5207.



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