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Toledo Public Library to hold events on gardening, abandoned towns

May 14, 2019
By Jennifer Bledsoe - Director, Toledo Public Library , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The Toledo Public Library is Books.and a whole lot More!! The library recently held a vegetable garden program, a bald eagle program, a barn quilt program, a genealogy program and a cultural history program for our community.

Upcoming events are, Container Gardening on Tuesday, May 21st at 5:30 and Off the Map-Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa, Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30. This is a Humanities Iowa speaker and program. Library programs are free to the public and open to everyone. Many of our events are hosted and funded by the library foundation. Hop onto the library website, to find out all of the events coming to the library.

Summer programming at the library is right around the corner. Parents/Caregivers may sign up their children now for these events: Summer Reading Program, Art Lab, Science Lab, and Nature Lab. The library will also host movie days on Fridays at 2:00 beginning June 14th. The Tama County Extension and Outreach will provide a Babysitting Basics Training Course at the library on Friday, June 7th from 12:00 6:00 p.m. You may sign up now at the library or the Extension Office, 203 W. High Street, or jump onto their website at The library will be partnering with the State Bank of Toledo to host a Summer Savings Lab and the Red Cross to host a Pillowcase Project Program. The library will hold story time for preschool kids on each Friday at 10:30 in June and July. There will be two Bake Lab programs in July and a Be Yourself program in July. All information and registrations can be found at the library or on our website,

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These girls created Fancy French Muffins at the library’s latest Bake Lab. Pictured above are Mariah Gilbert, Madi Gilbert and Taylor Dolezal. More Bake Labs will follow this summer.
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The library will once again host a 2019 Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Come to the library to get signed up and earn prizes. Challenge runs April 29th through July 31st.

New Movies for May Are: The Avengers, The Avengers-Age of Ultron, The Avengers-Infinity War, Aquaman, Second Act, Mary Poppins Returns, Mortal Engines and Bumblebee.

New fiction to the shelves are:

The 18th Abduction by James Patterson

Far and Away by Fern Michaels

Willing to Die by Lisa Jackson

Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel

The Road Home by Richard Paul Evans

Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

Tightrope by Amanda Quick

The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich

Robert B. Parker's Buckskin by Robert Knott

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

The Night Window by Dean Koontz

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Summoning by Heather Graham



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