01 31, 2020

Bring your little ones to the Valentine Pee Wee Prom at the library

By |2020-01-31T06:00:16-05:00January 31, 2020|

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Dress to impress at our Valentine Pee Wee Prom on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Bring your favorite little ones to our Valentine Pee Wee Prom at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at our Main Branch.

Kids (ages three to six) can dress up, dance, play, and craft to their hearts’ content. There will be snacks too. Our Pee Wee Prom is free to attend but registration is required. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

Here are some other Valentine’s-themed programs that we’re hosting at the library this February:

  • Kids (ages six to 12) can make a unique wooden valentine using the laser engraver in The HUB’s makerspace at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10
  • Tweens and teens (fifth through 12th grade) are invited to our Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at our Lake Branch. There will be crafts, cookie decorating, and friends— no romance required!
  • Does your child have a sweet tooth? Kids (ages six to 12) can come to our We Love Chocolate program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at our Main Branch. We’ll have games, crafts, and, of course, chocolate.

All of these programs are free to attend. But registration is required. Either call us or use our event calendar to reserve your spot in the room.

01 30, 2020

Borrow cake pans from Mentor Public Library

By |2020-01-30T06:00:12-05:00January 30, 2020|

You can now borrow cake pans from Mentor Public Library.

You can now borrow cake pans from Mentor Public Library.

Need something special for your next bake sale or birthday?

You can now borrow cake pans from Mentor Public Library. Bake cakes shaped like a dinosaur, heart, butterfly, paw print, Elmo, Lightning McQueen or Mickey Mouse. You can also borrow donut or mini-cupcake pans. Visit our Main Branch or click here to see all of your choices.

You can borrow any of our pans for up to two weeks. No holds and no renewals. And you need to pick up and drop off our pans at Mentor Public Library. (Please clean the pans before you return them. No leaving the pans in the book drops either, please. We want to make sure the pans are in good condition and ready to go for the next patron.)

01 29, 2020

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By |2020-01-29T06:00:55-05:00January 29, 2020|

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will explain how to eat healthy on a budget during a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

Registered dietitian Melinda Wivell will explain how to eat healthy on a budget during a special program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

It’s difficult to stick to a budget. It’s tricky to eat healthy. It can be tortuous to do both at once.

Fortunately, Registered Dietitian Melinda Wivell will offer advice on how to eat healthy while on a budget during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at our Main Branch.

Wivell will explain how she plans healthy meals while following a budget. She’ll also share grocery store hacks, simple swaps and budget-friendly nutritious foods that can help you eat healthier without the hefty price tag.

This program is free to attend. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up to attend online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, if you’re looking for money-smart ways to be healthy, we’re offering free introductions to Reiki and yoga this February at our Main Branch. There’s no cost to attend either program. We only ask that you RSVP beforehand.

01 25, 2020

Sign your young reader up for Paws to Read

By |2020-01-25T06:00:06-05:00January 25, 2020|

Kids can share story time with trained therapy dogs during Paws to Read on Aug. 14 at Mentor Public Library's Headlands Branch.

Kids can share story time with trained therapy dogs during Paws to Read on Aug. 14 at Mentor Public Library’s Headlands Branch.

Paws to Read is back!

The program pairs young readers (between the ages of six and 12 years old) with therapy dogs, who listen to the children as they read.IMG_20180929_133639666

The dogs make an ideal audience—supportive and adorable—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. The program helps build the child’s confidence and makes reading fun for them.

If your child can read independently but doesn’t like to do it in front of other people, you might try signing them up for Paws to Read. The program works well for dog lovers, but it’s also helped some kids who are scared of dogs get over their phobia.

There will be two 30-minute sessions on Saturday, Feb. 8 at our Headlands Branch: one beginning at 2 p.m.the next at 2:30 p.m. We only have so many therapy dogs; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate each month.

Furthermore, those spots tend to fill up quickly, so call our Headlands Branch—(440) 257-2000—if you think you child could benefit from Paws to Read.

The pups are waiting.

01 24, 2020

Attend our Van Gogh-themed painting workshop

By |2020-01-24T06:00:43-05:00January 24, 2020|

Learn to paint like Vincent van Gogh on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Learn to paint like Vincent van Gogh on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch.

Back by popular demand!

We’re hosting a Vincent van Gogh-themed painting workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at our Main Branch.

The instructor will be Stephanie Royko, a local art teacher. Painters—from rookies to veterans—will learn ways to emulate Van Gogh’s techniques.

The workshop, including art supplies, costs $20 to attend and is payable at registration. People can sign up for the workshop at our Main Branch. There is only room for 12 people in the workshop; so, if you’re interested, you’ll want to register soon before the program fills.

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