Hosted by the Sofia Quintero Art and Cultural Center, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration to honor deceased loved ones.
The Sylvania Historical Village, normally a destination for school field trips, opens its doors to the community every first Saturday of the month from June-October. Take a step back in time with hands-on activities, reenactments, and visits by different area cultural and educational partners each month.
Have you heard about our telescope kits?
Interested in borrowing a telescope kit? Here are a few helpful details:
Included in the telescope kit is the Orion Star Blast telescope, with a 4.5″ aperture and fast f/4 focal ratio which provides detailed views of solar system targets such as the Moon and planets. With the Orion Star Blast telescope, it’s also possible to view celestial objects like nebulas and star clusters, and the telescope can be assembled in a few minutes. This is a great compact telescope designed for beginner level astronomy enthusiasts. The kit also includes:
- Two Explorer II 1.25″ Kellner telescope eyepieces (17mm and 6mm)
- EZ Finder II reflex sight for easy aiming
- Eyepiece rack
- Collimation cap
- Starry Night astronomy software
- Carrying case
Reserving a Kit
Reservations can be made by contacting one of the following branch locations:
- King Road
- Point Place
- West Toledo
Borrowing a Kit
- Loanable for 7 days
- Can be renewed twice
- Check out with adult or juvenile library card
- Must be checked out and returned to the same location during library hours (do not place in dropbox).
The Orion Star Blast telescope kits make it possible explore the universe from your own backyard.
The telescopes were generously donated by the Toledo Astronomical Association.
Astronomy, Stargazing and Telescopes .. Oh My!
Books for Kids
Books for Adults
Related Astronomy Websites
How to Use A Telescope: 16 Essential Steps to Loving the Night Sky – Love the Night Sky
Seeing and Transparency Guide – The Astronomical League
Orion Star Blast Telescope Review and Summary – Astronomy.com
Orion StarBlast 4.5 Astro Reflector Telescope – Telescope.com
Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County Public Library blogger Amber B. at http://www.toledolibrary.org/blog/explore-the-universe-with-a-telescope-kit-from-your-local-library.
The Firefighter Museum is dedicated to telling the history of firefighting in general and specific to Toledo, Ohio.
The Sylvania STEM Center opened a new facility with expanded space for kids ages 6-18 to hone their creative and innovative skills.
Harry Potter Midsummer Wizarding Ball. It’s the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book, and the Lucas County Library System decided that it was the perfect opportunity to hold a Harry Potter themed dance for teens and tweens, ages 10-17.
The Superbowl of All Bridal Shows is the largest bridal show in NW Ohio & SE Michigan. Held at the Stranahan Great Hall & Premier Banquet Complex, this unique show features more than 150 vendors between two buildings over a two-day span. Area brides (and grooms) can tackle some big items on their planning list!