University Libraries

Past Events


April 22nd & 23rd, 2019

Carlson Library hosted a 2-day Paper Recycle Drive . The library collected paper products for recycle only. Each person who brought in qualified materials will have a chance to enter our zero-waste raffle drawing Raffle prizes will include reusable coffee cup filters, beeswax wrap, reusable grocery bags, a KeepCup, a FinalStraw, and many more!

We had over 50 participants bring in materials to be recycled and 5 raffle winners!

The Paper Recycle Drive InvoNet Event Page can be found here.


April 10th, 2019 

Speakers from Balance Pan-Asian Grille and GoZero Services discussed environmental initiatives in the Toledo Community and how their business contributes to a greener Toledo.

Balance Pan-Asian Grille was founded by two University of Toledo students in 2010 with the focus on keeping things fresh. They wanted to supply the Toledo community with not only fresh food but fresh ideas. Sustainability and creating a greener business have always been at the forefront of Balance's mission. These efforts now include an urban farm facility right in the heart of downtown Toledo that supplies their kitchens all-year-round. Balance also supports recycling efforts by offering biodegradable paper and plant-based plastic containers and utensils. Recently, Balance has partnered with GoZero Services, a food waste collection services and compost delivery for a small fee to help.

Check out our "Businesses Going Green" InvoNet event page here for more info!

 Murder in the stacks - national library week

April 8th, 2019 - April 12th, 2019

To celebrate National Library Week in 2019, Carlson Library held a week-long event called "Murder in the Stacks." This interactive murder mystery had participants help poor Detective Dewey by using both physical and online clues to learn which of the six suspects killed fictitious librarian Sandy Shawl and determine how she died from six different murder methods.

To obtain the clues, participants had to use library resources such as Interlibrary Loan, the reference chat, and electronic course reserves. They also had to solve puzzles such as a word puzzle, a word search, and a cipher. Each new clue revealed another suspect who didn’t commit the crime and another murder method that wasn’t used. At the end of the week, participants were treated to a live reveal of murderer and murder method before four of their scorecards were randomly drawn.

Winners of the drawing who had correctly picked the murderer and the murder method received a $25 Amazon gift card.

Relive the magic by visiting our event libguide here!

Last Updated: 3/23/20