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National Library Week: NLW Events 2018

Celebrate National Library Week with the UToledo Libraries!


Carlson Library Poetry Slam, CL 1005

Tuesday, April 10, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with a Poetry Slam & Open Mic. Carlson Library and Toledo Poets invite all members of the Toledo Community both on campus and off are welcome. We are so excited to have the opportunity to again host another Carlson Library Poetry Slam on Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm.

‚Äč and The Toledo Poetry Museum Facebook page both began as an effort to promote local poetry events such as open mics, themed readings, book release parties, visiting poets touring from other cities, local contests and submission calls from local publications. The founders—all local poets themselves—hoped to create a hub for poets to find events in the area that they might want to attend. The website offers a monthly calendar, as well as an option to receive a free weekly email reminding subscribers of upcoming poetry events. The calendar is also intended to help event organizers avoid overlapping existing events while planning new ones. Feel free to share poetry related events and announcements to the Toledo Poetry Museum page on Facebook. And if you know of an event that’s not on the calendar—please message the website or Facebook page to spread the word!

Library Lockout, CL 1005

Wednesday, April 11, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

  • Can you outsmart the librarians? Sign up all week long at the Circulation Desk before 5:00 on Wednesday to play this twist on escape rooms.


Game night, CL 1005

Thursday, April 12 6:00pm - Midnight

  • Missed BASH CON this year? Carlson Library has got you covered. We are bringing back one of our students’ favorite events, Game Night! Carlson Library 1005 on April, 12th from 6:00pm - midnight with board games, card games, video games, and much more! We’ve got Yahtzee, UNO, Smash Bros, MAGIC, Settlers of Catan, and everything in between.


The Benevolent Adventurers' Strategic Headquarters, or as you might know them, UToledo BASH is continuing their mission to “bring gaming to the masses and provide social venues for UToledo students to promote the development of gaming and genre related activities, ideas, and viewpoints” by bringing their expertise to the library. Stop by to play some games you know or learn something new from our resident gaming experts.