05 31, 2019

Support Lake Humane Society during our Year of Giving

By |2019-05-31T06:00:14-04:00May 31, 2019|

WishListWe’re hosting donation drives all year as part of our 200th anniversary celebration.

In June, we’re collecting for Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center. Lake Humane is a managed intake shelter that helps abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted pets in our community find the loving forever home they deserve.

Each year, more 1,200 pets enter Lake Humane Society’s care. Once they nurse them back to health and prepare them for adoption, their team works to match the pets with the home and family that best suits their needs.

You can support Lake Humane in their mission by donating items from their wish list at any of our branches. The list includes:

  • cat litter
  • dry cat food and dry dog food
  • canned cat and Pate kitten food
  • kitten milk replacement
  • cat toys, cat nip and cat treats
  • dog toys
  • small animal food for rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, etc.
  • small animal bedding (paper only)
  • Timothy Hay and fresh greens
  • cleaning supplies
  • office supplies
  • and gift cards to pet supply stores, gas stations, Home Depot etc.

For more ways to help, you can visit Lake Humane Society & Adoption Center’s website.

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.

05 29, 2019

Crafting constellations at the library

By |2019-05-29T06:00:05-04:00May 29, 2019|

Teens can craft constellations this June at Mentor Public Library.

Teens can craft constellations this June at Mentor Public Library.

String the stars and cross-stitch the constellations!

We’re hosting a pair of programs in June where teens can craft constellations at Mentor Public Library.

First, teens (12 to 18 years old) can cross-stitch something stellar at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. You can learn basic cross-stitch and embroidery techniques while creating an out-of-this-world masterpiece for your room.

Then, teens can use the stars as inspiration when they make constellation string art at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, our Main Branch.

It’s free to participate in both of these programs, and we’ll supply all the materials. We only require that you RSVP. You can register online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you haven’t checked out our newest branch, The HUB inside Mentor High Schoolthis summer is the perfect time

There’s never been a better opportunity to use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace. Starting Monday, June 3, we’re expanding The HUB’s hours to noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

The HUB’s makerspace has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, vinyl cutter, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, button maker, 3D pens, sticker printer, and mini-laminator.

People can use any or all of these machines to make the project of their dreams. They don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or even a resident of Mentor. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. Click here for more details or to make a reservation.

05 28, 2019

NASA engineer to discuss Orion spacecraft at Mentor Library

By |2019-05-28T06:00:44-04:00May 28, 2019|

Learn about the NASA spacecraft that will take humanity beyond the moon during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about the NASA spacecraft that will take humanity beyond the moon during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting a program that will put stars in your eyes.

For one special evening, Aimee Bogner – an electrical engineer at the NASA Glenn Research Center – will introduce everyone to Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at our Main Branch.

Orion is designed to take humans farther into space than ever before. Bogner will provide an overview of the Orion spacecraft, its scheduled missions, and NASA’s plans for future journeys to the moon and beyond.

For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a human spacecraft for deep-space missions that will usher in a new era of space exploration. A series of challenging missions awaits, and this new spacecraft will take humanity further than it has ever gone before, including to the vicinity of the moon and Mars.

Everyone is welcome to learn more at Bogner’s talk. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Coincidentally, our Summer Reading theme this year is A Universe of Stories. So throughout the summer, we’ll host different programs with space themes, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. By the way, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • The opportunity to learn about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch. Discover some of the combustion and fluid experiments that astronauts have performed in microgravity.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. Each week the we’ll offer different games, crafts and activities that tie into space, planets and even aliens. Then, families can come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we’ll have stellar activities for kids. No registration is required to attend Marvelous Mondays or Freaky Fridays.

And that’s just a smattering of the dozens of programs we’re offering this summer. They are free to attend, though some require registration. To sign up, you can call us at any of our branches.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate in our Summer Reading program. The more people read and the more programs they attend, the better chance they have of winning.

05 27, 2019

Kicking off Summer Reading with a polka party

By |2019-05-27T06:00:54-04:00May 27, 2019|


How do you kick off Summer Reading? With polka power!

The Chardon Polka Band helped us start the summer right with music, dancing, and lots of fun. They even made up a story with the help of the kids in the audience. (It involved Mickey Mouse, his teal hat, and an evil spell.)

This year’s Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories, so we’re offering programs that will leave stars in your eyes, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. By the way, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • The opportunity to learn about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch. Discover some of the combustion and fluid experiments that astronauts have performed in microgravity.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. Each week the we’ll offer different games, crafts and activities that tie into space, planets and even aliens. Then, families can come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we’ll have stellar activities for kids. No registration is required to attend Marvelous Mondays or Freaky Fridays.

And that’s just a smattering of the dozens of programs we’re offering this summer. They are free to attend, though some require registration. To sign up, call us at any of our branches.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate Mentor Public Library’s Summer Reading program. The more people read and the more programs they attend, the better chance they have of winning.

05 26, 2019

Experiments on the International Space Station: Fire & Fluids in Space

By |2019-05-26T06:00:09-04:00May 26, 2019|

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library's Main Branch.

Learn from and about some of the experiments performed on the International Space Station during a special program on Monday, June 10, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Ever wonder what fire looks like in zero gravity?

You can find out during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10, at our Main Branch.

Our speaker, Kevin Magee, is a mechanical engineer who designs experiments to be performed in space. He’s worked on projects that have flown on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle and more.

During his talk at the library, he’ll explain some of the important research facilities aboard the International Space Station. Then you’ll learn about some of the experiments with fire and fluids that have been performed on the space station, as well as what we’ve learned from them.

Fire looks very different in zero gravity. Find out why at the library.

Fire looks very different in zero gravity. Find out why at the library.

Discover the fascinating physics that are possible in microgravity.

Magee’s talk is free and open to everyone. We only ask that you register first. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, this year’s Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories, so we’re offering programs that will leave stars in your eyes.

Throughout the summer, we’ll host different programs with space themes, including:

  • Making galactic jewelry at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School. Teens can use the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace to create their own pendants and necklaces. Furthermore, as part of our summer reading program, we’re extending hours a The HUB. It be open and available to all (not just Mentor Schools students and staff) from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, starting June 3.
  • The stomp rocket challenge at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at tour Main Branch. Tweens and teens can make their own rockets using plastic bottles and PVC pipes.
  • A tour across the Milk Way with our Amazing Race across the Galaxy at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, outside of the Read House. Kids will race across the galaxy, completing challenges at each planet where they stop.

Additionally, we’re hosting Marvelous Mondays at 1 p.m. each Monday from June 3 to July 22 on the lawn of our Read House. Each week the we’ll offer different games, crafts and activities that tie into space, planets and even aliens. Then, families can come to Freaky Fridays at 11 a.m. each Friday at our Lake Branch. Every week, we’ll have stellar activities for kids. No registration is required to attend Marvelous Mondays or Freaky Fridays.

And that’s just a smattering of the dozens of programs we’re offering this summer. They are free to attend, though some require registration. To sign up, call us at (440) 255-8811 or visit our online event calendar.

Finally, everyone – kids, teens and adults – has a chance to win prizes when they participate our Summer Reading program. The more you read and the more programs you attend, the better odds you have of winning.

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