02 12, 2020

Jill Grunenwald talks ‘Reading Behind Bars’ & recommending ‘Gatsby’ to inmates

By |2020-02-12T06:00:53-05:00February 12, 2020|

Jill Grunenwald visited us last month to discuss her new memoir, Reading Behind Barsabout her experience as a librarian in a men’s minimum-state prison.

She shared with us what she learned while working there, how she tried to help the inmates in her role as librarian, and how it affected her values. She also all tells what she thinks many people get wrong about incarcerated people.

Grunenwald’s book shares her poignancy and wit. If you enjoyed Orange Is the New Black or Shakespeare Saved My Life, then you should read it. (We even know this cool place where you can borrow it.)

 

02 11, 2020

A parent’s guide to gaming, gambling & youth

By |2020-02-11T06:00:48-05:00February 11, 2020|

Learn the newest research about gaming, gambling, and kids during a special program at Mentor Public Library.

Learn the newest research about gaming, gambling, and kids during a special program on Tuesday, March 3, at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting a program to keep parents (and other guardians) informed about gaming, gambling, and their kids. It will be 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at our Main Branch.

Claire Spada, a prevention specialist with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers, will explain the benefits and risks of the video games, smartphone gaming apps, and e-sporting events that our children may be participating in.

You can learn about healthy gaming habits and the newest research that takes a look at gambling activities within gaming activities. The program is free to attend and open to all. We only ask that you register beforehand. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 216.

02 9, 2020

Art that POPS at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-02-09T06:00:51-05:00February 9, 2020|

Ka-Pow! Kids make pop art with our Masterpieces at Main Art Club.

Ka-Pow! Kids make pop art with our Masterpieces at Main Art Club.

Does your kid like making art? Are they running out of things to draw, sketch, and paint on at home? Bring them to the library!

And if your kid doesn’t like making art, bring them to the library anyhow. They’ll be surprised at how much fun they have at one of our many art programs.

Just last month we made Pop Art in the style of Roy Lichtenstein and used skittles to make rainbows that looked good enough to eat.

And your family can join in the fun! We host several other programs that art lovers of all ages can enjoy, including:

02 7, 2020

Clear the clutter in your life

By |2020-02-07T06:00:05-05:00February 7, 2020|

Learn how to clear the clutter from your life during a special presentation on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn how to clear the clutter from your life during a special presentation on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Mentor Public Library.

Learn how to calm the chaos and clutter in your life during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, at our Main Branch.

Professional organizer Christina Hidek, owner of Streamlined Living, has been vanishing clutter in homes and offices since 2011. She will share her best advice for how to cut the clutter and streamline your life!

This program is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Here are a few books that you can borrow if you’re interested in clearing the clutter

02 6, 2020

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker at The HUB’s makerspace

By |2020-02-06T06:00:22-05:00February 6, 2020|

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker during a free introduction at The HUB's makerspace.

Learn how to use a Cricut Maker during a free introduction at The HUB’s makerspace.

Ever used a Cricut Maker? It’s a handy tool for crafters and scrapbookers. It can be used to slice, draw, or fold precise designs, patterns or images in paper, stickers, cardstock, vellum, vinyl, most fabrics, and more.

Learn how you can use a Cricut in your crafting during a free program at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at The HUB’s makerspace inside of Mentor High School. All ages are welcome. You can register to attend online or call Mentor Public Library at (440) 255-8811.

By the way, have you visited The HUB’s state-of-the-art makerspace yet? It has a green-screen studio (complete with camera and editing equipment,) laser engraver, T-shirt press, large format printer, spiral binder, and button maker.

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.

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