12 22, 2018

New Year’s Resolution: Make More

By |2018-12-22T06:00:53-05:00December 22, 2018|

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

You can use the new and emerging technologies at The HUB’s makerspace to craft what you imagine.

In 2019, we invite you to create with the newly opened makerspace at The HUB in Mentor High School.

If you have a Mentor Public Library card, you now have access to a:

Music videos! Personalized T-shirts, posters and pint glasses! Stickers, sculptures and etchings! You can make them with the makerspace.

If this sounds enticing but you’ve never heard of a laser engraver or vinyl cutter, then we can help with that too.

We have several programs this January that will introduce you to the makerspace and its resources.

You can:

  • get a tour makerspace and live demonstration of its equipment at either 4 or 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at  The HUB.
  • use the makerspace’s vinyl cutter to make customized drinkware at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Feel free to use one of our glasses or bring your own.
  • create custom tote bags with our vinyl cutter and T-shirt press at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • get an introduction to the laser engraver at either 5 or 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 21. Get inspired for your next project and leave with an engraved souvenir.
  • learn about the vinyl cutter, as well, at either 5 or 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Discover what you can create with the cutter and get your own vinyl souvenir.

All these programs are free to attend. However, some programs are for different age groups. Also, we do ask that you register ahead of time. You can sign up online at our event calendar or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

Just to be clear, you don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor to use The HUB’s MakerSpace. All you need is a Mentor Public Library card in good standing.

The HUB is open to all from 3 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is located inside Mentor High School (6477 Center St., Mentor, OH). The Makerspace closes 30 minutes before The HUB.

Additionally, the price for Makerspace use varies by machine. See Makerspace Pricing @ The HUB for details.

For more information – including policies, procedures, and how to make a reservation – visit our MakerSpace page.

12 21, 2018

You’re invited to our practically perfect Poppins party

By |2018-12-21T06:00:17-05:00December 21, 2018|

We're throwing a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Poppins party on Saturday, Jan.5, at Mentor Public Library.

We’re throwing a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Poppins party on Saturday, Jan.5, at Mentor Public Library.

Mary Poppins is coming back and we’re throwing a practically perfect Poppins party to celebrate!

Join the fun at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, at our Main Branch. We’ll make Mary Poppins hats, have a British tea and learn to Step in Time.

The party is free to attend and open to all kids from five to 12 years old. We only ask that you sign up ahead of time. You can register online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

(Just to be clear, the party will not be thrown on the ceiling. That party is at Uncle Albert’s house.)

 

12 20, 2018

Year of Giving begins with McKinley Community Outreach Center

By |2018-12-20T06:00:24-05:00December 20, 2018|

All of our branches will collect donations for McKinley Community Outreach Center this January.

All of our branches will collect donations for McKinley Community Outreach Center this January.

To celebrate Mentor Public Library’s 200th anniversary, we’re hosting an item donation drive for a different local nonprofit each month in 2019.

We call it our Year of Giving, and it begins by collecting food and household items for McKinley Community Outreach Center this January. You can donate at all of our branches.

McKinley provides food, furniture, medical supplies, household goods and more to those in need. And this is your chance to help those who need it most.

Right now, McKinley is requesting nonperishable food donations, including:

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Cereal
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Rice
  • Soups (especially tomato & cream of mushroom)
  • Tuna

They’re also grateful for donations of household items like:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry soap
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Feminine products

Our Year of Giving continues all year. The calendar is:

July – Project Hope
October – Forbes House
November – Broadmoor/Deepwood

Thank you for giving if you can! And check here for more ways you can enjoy 200 years of Mentor Public Library.

12 16, 2018

Feed the Birds

By |2018-12-16T13:28:27-05:00December 16, 2018|

Kids can make bird-feeders this Saturday at our Headlands Branch.

Kids can make bird-feeders this Saturday at our Headlands Branch.

Miss the birds?

They haven’t all disappeared for the winter. But it’s easier to find them when you offer them something to eat.

Kids (nine to 12 years old) can make bird-feeders at 2 p.m. this Saturday at our Headlands Branch. We’ll even give you treats to fill it with.

The program is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

12 15, 2018

Need a laugh? Stream these comedies now

By |2018-12-15T06:00:00-05:00December 15, 2018|

Stream episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke" and other classic, cult and contemporary comedies for free with Hoopla and your Mentor Public Library card.

Stream episodes of “The Dick Van Dyke” and other classic, cult and contemporary comedies for free with Hoopla and your Mentor Public Library card.

You deserve to laugh. Now.

Fortunately, you can stream hundreds of comedies — shows, movies, audiobooks, even stand-up specials — with your library card and Hoopla.

(If you’re not familiar with Hoopla, it’s a digital service that allows you to enjoy more than 500,000 movies, TV shows, albums, comics, eBooks, audiobooks with your phone, tablet or computer anywhere and at anytime. And it’s free with your Mentor Public Library card.)

Here are some of our favorites but feel free to browse Hoopla’s collection to find yours.

Movies:

  1. 13 Going on 30
  2. Legally Blonde
  3. Guys and Dolls
  4. School of Rock
  5. Clerks
  6. Swingers
  7. Moonstruck
  8. Still Smokin’
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  10. Road to Zanzibar
  11. Harlem Nights
  12. Smoke Signals
  13. Bridget Jones’s Diary
  14. Mystery Science Theater 3000
  15. Attack of the Killer Tomatos

TV Shows:

  1. Dick Van Dyke Show
  2. iCarly
  3. Chappelle’s Show
  4. SpongeBob SquarePants
  5. Roseanne
  6. Cosby
  7. A Different World
  8. Important Things with Demetri Martin
  9. Jeff Dunham Show
  10. Peep Show
  11. Honeymooners
  12. Kroll Show
  13. Third Rock from the Sun
  14. Nathan for You
  15. Clerks (the TV show this time)

Stand-Up Specials:

  1. George Carlin: Back in Town
  2. Trevor Noah: African American
  3. Tiffany Haddish: She Ready
  4. Janeane Garofalo: If I May
  5. Michael Ian Black: Very Famous
  6. Tim Allen: Men Are Pigs
  7. Eddie Griffin’s Dysfunktional Family
  8. The First Howie Mandel Special
  9. Bill Hicks: One Night Stand
  10. Louis CK’s Chewed Up

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