Way Library welcomes Dan Masters, local historian, for a presentation on Toledo-area UFO sightings in 1952. Over the weekends of July 19-20 and 26-27 in 1952, air traffic controllers in Washington, D.C. detected unidentified flying objects in the skies over the capital. These sightings triggered national media coverage but also triggered a local component in northwestern Ohio: for five straight days (July 22-27, 1952), observers witnessed unexplained lights in the skies of the Toledo area, and struggled to understand what they meant.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Keep technology and business skills current with expert-led, on-demand courses accessed through your computer or mobile device. This service is free with your library card. Students must have a library card and personal email account before registering.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

Learn to use Microsoft Word to draft everything from a resume to a letter to your congressman. This class will cover the very basics of word processing, such as learning correct typing methods, error correction, and text formatting, saving and opening documents and inserting pictures and clipart.

Register online or at the Information Desk beginning on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Way Library is pleased to host historian and author Amy S. Greenberg for a talk  on her recently released biography, Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk. Sarah Polk was the wife of 11th President James Polk and a largely unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Amy S. Greenberg is the George Winfree Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. A leading scholar of the history of nineteenth-century America, she has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society, among others. Her previous books include A Wicked War, focusing on the Mexican-American War, and Manifest Manhood, the subject of American expansionism in the 1800s.

Refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase, and Ms. Greenberg will sign copies following the program. Sponsored by Directions Credit Union.

See a demonstration of Way Library’s loaner telescopes by members of the Toledo Astronomical Association. Hear from experts about exactly how telescopes work and learn about astronomy in general. Viewing will take place outside if weather permits.

Way Library owns three Orion StarBlast 4.5” telescopes donated by the Toledo Astronomical Association. The telescopes are available for checkout with a valid library card.

This presentation is free and open to the public without registration. Refreshments will be served.

In an emergency, immediately receiving care can be the difference between life and death. This hands-on training by Mercy Health -St. Vincent’s Trauma Program will give you the confidence to assist someone in a life-threatening situation.

Registration is required.

Regina King won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2018 for her portrayal of the mother of Tish, a pregnant and newly engaged teenager whose fiancé Fonny has been arrested for a crime he did not commit.

This timeless love story about ardent young sweethearts is set in early 1970s Harlem. When the couple’s dream of a beautiful future together is shattered, Fonny, Tish, and their families fight for justice and to prove that Fonny is innocent of the atrocious crime of which he is falsely accused.

Adults only. Rated R for language and sexual content. Seating is limited and offered on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Way Library welcomes Dr. Chelsea Griffis, Lecturer in the History Department at the University of Toledo, for a presentation on women’s in-home sales parties. In this talk, Chelsea Griffis explores the ways that gendered notions of time and labor have worked together with the demands of consumer capitalism to create a field of employment that was primarily for women: direct home sales and marketing.

This program is free and open to the public; no registration required.