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Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions

A Main Library Exhibition

2017-11-27 00:00:00 2017-11-27 23:59:00 America/New_York Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions A tribute to the history and design of Main Library's Vitrolite Murals. Main Library

Monday, November 27
All day

Add to Calendar 2017-11-27 00:00:00 2017-11-27 23:59:00 America/New_York Hot Glass Cool Characters Vitrolite Visions A tribute to the history and design of Main Library's Vitrolite Murals. Main Library

A tribute to the history and design of Main Library's Vitrolite Murals.

Did you know that one of the best Art Deco art installations in Toledo was made of glass?  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. Follow the exhibition (and optional self-guided audio tour) from the Central Court, beyond the Wintergarden, and then into 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, Dec 11 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Tue, Dec 12 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Wed, Dec 13 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Thu, Dec 14 9:00AM to 8:30PM
Fri, Dec 15 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sat, Dec 16 9:00AM to 5:30PM
Sun, Dec 17 1:00PM 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

Wintergarden
Wed, Dec 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

1 Humanities Dept – Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Registration is now closed

Children's General Space
Wed, Dec 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Creativity Lab
Thu, Dec 14, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wintergarden
Thu, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Dec 16, 9:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
This event is full

Teen General Space
Sat, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Dec 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Huntington Room A & B
Tue, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Dec 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Dec 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Canceled
Wed, Dec 20, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Central Court
Thu, Dec 21, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Dec 22, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Dec 23, 9:30am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Tue, Dec 26, All day

Teen General Space
Wed, Dec 27, All day

Creativity Lab
Wed, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Dec 28, All day

Teen General Space
Fri, Dec 29, All day

Children's Program Room
Fri, Dec 29, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen Computer Area
Sat, Dec 30, All day

Teen General Space
Sat, Dec 30, 9:30am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Tue, Jan 03, All day

Teen General Space
Wed, Jan 04, All day

Teen General Space
Thu, Jan 05, All day

Thu, Jan 05, 9:00am - 8:30pm

1 Business Technology Dept – Searles Conf Rm
Thu, Jan 05, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Teen General Space
Fri, Jan 06, All day

Children's Program Room
Fri, Jan 06, 10:00am - 11:30am

Teen General Space
Sat, Jan 07, All day

Teen Computer Area
Sat, Jan 07, 9:30am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Mon, Jan 09, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Humanities General Space
Mon, Jan 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Creativity Lab
Mon, Jan 09, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Children's General Space
Mon, Jan 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

A/V General Space
Tue, Jan 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Tue, Jan 10, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

1 Humanities Dept – Loolen Conf Rm
Wed, Jan 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Children's General Space
Wed, Jan 11, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Teen General Space
Thu, Jan 12, 9:00am - 8:30pm

Creativity Lab
Fri, Jan 13, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Children's Program Room
Fri, Jan 13, 10:00am - 11:30am

Creativity Lab
Fri, Jan 13, 1:30pm - 4:00pm