11 30, 2019

Holiday House Party at Mentor Library

By |2019-11-30T06:00:55-05:00November 30, 2019|

Design and build your own graham-cracker house at our Lake Branch.

Design and build your own graham-cracker house at our Lake Branch.

We’ve got a sweet craft for you!

Kids can design and decorate their own gingerbread houses at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at our Lake Branch.

Our program is free and open to all children from kindergarten through sixth grade. However, we do ask that you sign up beforehand. You can register online or call our Lake Branch at (440) 257-2512.

By the way, we’re hosting dozens of holiday programs this December – story times, cool crafts, concerts, and more! Check out what’s happening.

 

11 29, 2019

How do you play the Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game?

By |2019-11-29T06:00:58-05:00November 29, 2019|

Teens (ages 11-18) can win candy, gift cards, and more surprises during the Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at our Main Branch.

How do you play the game? You try to unwrap our enormous ball of saran wrap as quickly as you can. You get to keep anything you unwrap – prizes, posters, sweets, and so much more!

Meanwhile, other players roll dice. When they roll doubles, your turn ends and someone else gets to unwrap.

The game is free to play, but you do you have to RSVP. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, this season is stuffed with fun at the library. We’re hosting holiday story times, crafty Christmas programs, and even a concert. See what’s happening at the library this December.

11 28, 2019

Holiday programs at Mentor Public Library

By |2019-11-28T06:00:44-05:00November 28, 2019|

Check out all the fun at Mentor Public Library this December.

Check out all the fun at Mentor Public Library this December.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we have a sleigh-full of fun for you and your loved ones.

We’re hosting holiday story times, crafty Christmas programs, and even a concert. See what’s happening at the library this December.

Holiday story times

We’re hosting our Deck the Halls story times at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 20, at our Main Branch.

Meanwhile, we’ll have our Jingle All the Way story times at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday between now and Christmas at our Lake Branch. And, of course, are Tyke Time story times at 11 a.m. on Thursdays at our Headlands Branch.

All of our story times will be stuffed with seasonal stories, songs, and crafts.

Join us for a special story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers.

Join us for a special story time with the Mentor Ice Breakers.

Additionally, we’re hosting a few special themed story times this month at the library. Mentor’s hockey team, The Ice Breakers, return to read you some of their favorite stories at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at our Main Branch. You’ll also be able to ask them about being professional hockey players.

Then, our friends from the Mentor Fire Department will join us for a singular story time at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at our Main Branch. Kids can learn about fire safety and what it’s like to be a fireman.

Finally, we’re having a special reading of the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at our Main Branch. There will also be cookies, hot cocoa, and a craft. Registration is required for this story time, so make sure to reserve a spot for your family.

Family Fun

Kids can search the shelves of our Main, Lake, and Headlands Branches for elves, the grinch, and reindeer, respectively, from now until Christmas. Whenever they find one, they’ll receive a prize.

Additionally, we’re hosting a free holiday concert with the Erie Heights Brass Ensemble at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9.

Also, we’re screening a trio of free family-friendly films this December. You can watch the classic Miracle on 34th Street at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at our Main Branch. You can also join us for a family film at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, at our Lake Branch (Mentor Schools are closed that day) and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at our Main Branch. We even provide the popcorn.

Teen Time

We’re offering a pair of cool Christmas programs that are all for teens. (In this case, teens means ages 11 through 18.) First, we’re hosting our first ever Holiday Saran Wrap Ball Game at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at our Main Branch. Teens will try to unwrap a ball of saran wrap as quickly as they can. Whatever they unwrap, they get to keep, including gift cards, candy, and more surprises!

Then, teens can make can customize their own popcorn during a tasty program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at our Main Branch. They’ll learn how to drizzle, drench and season popcorn with chocolate, cheese, caramel, cinnamon, and more.

Crafty Christmas

We’re hosting a plethora of programs for kids, teens, and adults where you can craft something creative and cool.

For kids

For teens

For adults

One last thing: all of our programs are free to attend. However, most of them require registration. So make sure you sign up online or call us, so we can save you a space.

11 27, 2019

Wrap & Yap at the library

By |2019-11-27T06:00:31-05:00November 27, 2019|

Wrap your gifts with friends at the library on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Wrap your gifts with friends at the library on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Wrapping presents is one of those chores that benefits from company, so why not wrap your gifts with your friends at the library?

We’re hosting a Wrap & Yap from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, at our Main Branch. You bring your presents and whatever boxes you need. We’ll provide the wrapping paper, hot cocoa and festive music.

We only ask that you register beforehand. (Sorry, we have limited space.) You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, this month is stuffed with fun at the library. We’re hosting holiday story times, crafty Christmas programs, and even a concert. See what’s happening at the library this December.

We’re hosting:

 

11 25, 2019

Jeffrey Stroup is your tour guide through ‘Abandoned Cleveland’

By |2019-11-25T06:00:00-05:00November 25, 2019|

Photographer and urban explorer Jeffrey Stroup has spent the last 15 years capturing pictures of Cleveland’s abandoned factories, mansions, malls, churches, and more. He’s collected his best images in his new book, Abandoned Cleveland.

Stroup visited us earlier this month to share his photos and anecdotes from more than a decade of combing the forgotten parts of our region.

Afterward, we interviewed him and he offered advice for aspiring urban explorers and the single scariest thing that ever happened to him while investigating an abandoned building.

By the way, you can visit our YouTube channel for dozens of more interviews with authors, including bestsellers like Christina Baker Cline, Paula McLain, Karin Slaughter, and Bernie Kosar.

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