The Outdoor Adventure Expo has something for all ages and experience levels, from the seasoned enthusiast to the first timer. The Outdoor Adventure Expo is a celebration of the great outdoors and everything that comes with it. Metroparks protect our community’s natural resources by using public dollars responsibly to conserve, preserve and restore areas that provide remarkable environmental and economic value for all of northwest Ohio.
Every first Friday of every month, the 20+ shops, restaurants, and galleries of the Sylvania Redbird Arts District leave their doors open past closing and invite the community to explore! Businesses have the opportunity to host a local artist of their choosing in the shop, giving artists a space to display their work and also giving them professional experience. Each creative space always has something unique to offer, and each month hosts a slightly different theme. For more information, visit www.RedBirdArts.org
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.
Books for Adults
Books for Children
Books for Pre-Teens and Teens
The First Peoples of North America series by Raymond Bial
This series is great for grades 4 and up.
Looking for more on the topics above? Search the catalog using the following terms:
- Indians of North America
- Indians of North America — Folklore
- Indians of North America — Social life and customs
- Indian Art — North America
- Indian Mythology — North America
- Inuit — Social life and customs
- Native Americans
Originally posted by Toledo Lucas County blogger April S. at ToledoLibrary.org/blog/celebrate-native-american-heritage.
The Butterfly House, located in nearby Whitehouse, Ohio offers visitors the opportunity to view hundreds of species of butterflies in a beautiful enclosed garden setting.