11 15, 2019

Stay healthy this winter

By |2019-11-15T06:00:23-05:00November 15, 2019|

Get a free pill dispenser and learn best practices for staying healthy this winter at

Get a free pill dispenser and learn best practices for staying healthy this winter during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at our Main Branch.

Cold and flu season is upon us!

Get best practices and tips for staying healthy this winter including vaccine information from Meijer pharmacists during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at our Main Branch.

Those who attend will get a free pill divider while supplies last. The program is free and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Additionally, if you’re interested in more information on flu shots and vaccinations, Lake County General Health District hosts monthly immunization clinics for families, teens and adults. Seasonal flu vaccinations are also available by request. For more information, call the Lake County General Health District at (440) 350-2554.

11 14, 2019

Celebrating Day of the Dead with art

By |2019-11-14T06:00:37-05:00November 14, 2019|

Elizabeth decorates her sugar cookie skull during our art club's Day of the Dead celebration.

Elizabeth decorates her sugar cookie skull during our art club’s Day of the Dead celebration.

The young artists of our Masterpieces at Main art club filled our story-time room with brightly colored skulls last month.

They weren’t being macabre. Instead, the kids were making artwork inspired by Dia de los Muertos. The holiday is an opportunity for families in Mexico and parts of Central America to get together, celebrate, and remember loved ones who have passed on.

The kids got in the spirit by painting alfeñique skulls, decorating sugar cookies, and even coloring marshmallows with edible gels—all with bold and bright colors.

By the way, our Masterpieces at Main Art Club is always happy to welcome new members. It’s open to all kids (eight to 12 years old.) And you don’t need to paint like Picasso or sculpt like Michelangelo to participate. However, to get the most out of the club, the kids will need to be able to work independently. Also, art can get messy, so dress appropriately.

We’re taking a brief hiatus for the holidays, but we’ll be back in January.

In the meantime, art lovers have other clubs they can check out at the library:

  • Teens and tweens can make melted crayon art at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at The HUB. Create a unique piece of artwork using crayons and a hair dryer. Register to attend online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.
  • Studio MPL is now at the Lake Branch! Kids gather each month to make a fun art project. The next meeting is 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16.
  • Kids aren’t the only ones who can get creative. Adults can join us for our Crafty Adults Club at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at our Lake Branch or our Bad Art Club at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, at our Headlands Branch. Both are free to join. We provide the supplies. You just bring your imagination.
  • Finally, if you love art, then you should check our Book & Brush Club. Our Collection Development Manager Barb provides  a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements from the club’s book of the month. Like our Masterpieces at Main Art Club, Book & Brush will also return in 2020.
11 13, 2019

Get cooking with scrapbooking

By |2019-11-13T06:00:12-05:00November 13, 2019|

Kids can make a craft cool scrapbook on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

Kids can make a craft cool scrapbook on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

Kids (ages seven to 12) can craft DIY photo books during a program at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at The HUB inside Mentor High School.

We’ll provide all the supplies and help kids make unique scrapbooks. The program is free. However, we do require registration. You can sign up online or call The HUB at (440) 205-6011.

And if you’re feeling crafty, there’s never been a better opportunity to use The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace. We’ve expanded 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.

11 11, 2019

Brad Ricca talks crime, comics & Cleveland

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

Author Brad Ricca visited us earlier this October as part of our Mentor Mystery Month. He shared with us to the incredible story of Mrs. Grace Humiston, the detective and lawyer who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation’s greatest crime fighters.

Humiston was the subject of Ricca’s book, “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes : the true story of New York’s City’s greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation.”

After his talk, we interviewed Ricca and he:

  • discussed his conflicted relationship with the true-crime genre
  • offered his theory for why so much comics talent comes from Cleveland
  • told us his favorite X-Man characters
  • and shared how comics legend Harvey Pekar changed his life.

Visit our YouTube channel for more author interviews.

 

11 10, 2019

Supersized fun at our Headlands Branch

By |2019-11-10T06:00:59-05:00November 10, 2019|

Kids play a giant-sized version of Jenga at Mentor Public Library's Headlands Branch.

Kids play a giant-sized version of Jenga at Mentor Public Library’s Headlands Branch.

Kids can play super-sized versions of games like Snakes & Ladders, Tic-Tac-Toe, and Memory at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at our Headlands Branch.

The program is free. We only require that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 257-2000.

By the way, if your kid loves games, we host a video game club at our Main Branch.

MPL Arcade meets the third Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting is Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. at our Main Branch. In addition to Wii U games, we also play tabletop and board games, so kids can still have fun while they’re waiting for a controller.

And, of course, we have hundreds of video games that you can borrow from us, including titles for Nintendo Switch.

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