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Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions

Self-guided Audio Tour

2017-12-19 00:00:00 2017-12-19 23:59:00 America/New_York Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions Did you know that one of the best Art Deco art installations in Toledo was made of glass? Catch the audio tour at tlcpl.org/vitrolitetour Main Library

Tuesday, December 19
All day

Add to Calendar 2017-12-19 00:00:00 2017-12-19 23:59:00 America/New_York Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions Did you know that one of the best Art Deco art installations in Toledo was made of glass? Catch the audio tour at tlcpl.org/vitrolitetour Main Library

Did you know that one of the best Art Deco art installations in Toledo was made of glass? Catch the audio tour at tlcpl.org/vitrolitetour

Main Library is home to a remarkable display of glass mosaic murals called Vitrolite, a popular product of the Libbey Owens Ford Company in the 1930 and 1940s.  With your phone and ear buds, make your first stop of the tour in the Central Court and then continue the tour to the Children’s Library.  You will gain a greater appreciation for the design, installation, and preservation of this unique glass and understand why people visit Main Library from all over the world.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

TAGS: | Art, Displays, & Exhibits |

Main Library

Phone: 419.259.5200

Hours
Mon, Aug 13 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Aug 14 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Aug 15 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Aug 16 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Aug 17 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Aug 18 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Aug 19 12:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Historic Main Library “Jewel of the Community” – showcases stunning Art Deco design paired with cutting-edge modern architecture. Features include “Vitrolite” glass mosaic murals and a soaring atrium in the Wintergarden. Customers appreciate the
underground parking and the on-site Library Café and Classics Gift Shop.


Main serves customers from downtown, all of Lucas County, and surrounding areas. Customers rely on services from specialized departments such as Local History and Genealogy, Audio Visual, and the Tech
Center which contains 80 public computers. Business Technology supports job seekers, entrepreneurs, businesses, and more. The “Metro” draws teens for gaming activities and college resources, and students benefit from Homework Help in Children’s Library.

Upcoming events

Teen General Space
Fri, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Aug 18, 9:30am - 11:30am

Canceled
Sat, Aug 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Creativity Lab
Sun, Aug 19, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Teen General Space
Tue, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Aug 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

1 Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Aug 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Fri, Aug 24, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Teen General Space
Sat, Aug 25, 9:30am - 11:30am

A/V General Space
Tue, Aug 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Canceled
Sat, Sep 01, 9:30am - 11:30am

Community Room
Fri, Sep 07, 10:00am - 11:30am