12 31, 2019

Explore the shipwrecked Sultan

By |2019-12-31T06:00:02-05:00December 31, 2019|

Learn the story behind one of the most dramatic shipwrecks in Lake Erie during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at our Main Branch.

Presenter Kevin Magee will describe the fatal night in 1864 when the brigantine Sultan foundered during a storm only a few miles from Euclid’s shore. Most of the crew climbed the rigging in hopes of surviving the storm, but only one lived to tell the harrowing tale.

Magee will also explain how the shipwreck was discovered by the Cleveland Underwater Explorers (CLUE) in 2011. The wreck is unique because of how well-preserved it is, and because of its unusual cargo.

The program is free to attend. But space is limited so registration is required. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

If you enjoy this program, you may also enjoy watching:

All of which you can stream right now with your Mentor Public Library card.

12 29, 2019

The Force is definitely with our new Geek Club

By |2019-12-29T06:00:22-05:00December 29, 2019|

You know you want a Baby Yoda keychain. Make one with our new Geek Club on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

You know you want a Baby Yoda keychain. Make one with our new Geek Club on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Teens can make lightsaber necklaces, Baby Yoda keychains, and Star Wars wallets with our new Geek Club at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at our Main Branch.

You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247 to save you a seat.

All creative types in sixth through 12th grade are welcome to join our new Geek Club – writers, crafters, painters, poets, sketchers, cinematographers, and more! Each month, we’ll tackle a different project. All experience levels welcome.

There will be snacks.

12 28, 2019

Christmas in a Civil War Camp

By |2019-12-28T06:00:26-05:00December 28, 2019|

Our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site have taken us to Gettysburg, Antietam, Atlanta, and beyond during their Civil War lecture series.

But now Allison Powell of JAGNHS leads us somewhere new: Christmas during the Civil War. She depicts for us Christmas scenes from Union camps, Confederate camps, even prison camps, and both home fronts.

She also explains how the war changed Christmas traditions for our nation.

By the way, our Civil War series will continue in 2020. We’ll discuss The Battle Of Middle Creek at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at our Main Branch. As always, the talk is free and open to all. Don’t miss learning about Colonel James A. Garfield’s finest hour.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety.

12 27, 2019

Teens & tweens can make vision boards at the library

By |2019-12-27T06:00:31-05:00December 27, 2019|

Visualize and pursue your goals with a vision board this school year.

Visualize and pursue your goals with a vision board this school year.

Teens and tweens (ages 10 and older) can prepare for a new year by creating vision boards during a special program at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, at our Lake Branch.

Vision boards allow you to state, visualize and pursue your goals. They became well known after the release of the 2006 book, The Secret.

Students will make their own boards at the library, filling them with their dreams and goals for the upcoming year.

The program is free to attend and open to all teens and tweens (ages 10 to 18.) The library only requires that they register beforehand. People can sign up online or call us at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, adults can have a turn visualizing their success during the Down Dogs & Daydreams program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at our Main Branch. This special workshop will pair visualization with yoga. Discover how recording your dreams makes you more likely to achieve them. All supplies will be provided. No previous yoga or art experience required. Please register to attend.

12 26, 2019

Spa Day for teens at Mentor Library

By |2019-12-26T06:00:17-05:00December 26, 2019|

Teens can enjoy a free Spa Day on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Teens can enjoy a free Spa Day on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Do you know a stressed out teen? Give them an afternoon off, and tell them that they’re invited to our Spa Day at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at our Main Branch.

Teens (ages 11-18) will enjoy warm foot baths, nail polish, face masks and more in a relaxing setting. Refreshments will also be provided.

Our Spa Day is free to attend. Of course, due to limited space, registration is required. You can sign up online or call the library at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, we’re hosting several health and wellness programs in January. So if your New Year’s Resolution is to feel better and live healthier, you may want to check out:

  • Kicking the Sugar Habit with registered dietitian Melanie Jatsek at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at our Main Branch. Discover how sugar is hidden in many foods, its effects on the body, and just how addictive sugar really is.
  • Jumpstarting a Healthy Diet with registered dietitian Melinda Wivell at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at our Main Branch. She’ll explain how to find a healthy diet that sticks. She’ll also discuss popular diets like Keto, and talk about their effectiveness and safety. Bring your questions!

You may also enjoy streaming these Great Courses series, which are free to watch with Kanopy and your library card:

 

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