04 30, 2020

No Talking in the Library: Favorites for Quarantine Binge Watching

By |2020-04-30T08:00:44-04:00April 30, 2020|

What are Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster watching during the stay-at-home order? In the newest episode of No Talking in the Library, they discuss their preferred shows including Man vs. Wild, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and Killing Eve, as well as their favorite YouTube channels like What Makes the Song Great and Bon Appétit.

Join us for a new episode of No Talking in the Library every Thursday. And, for more pop culture with Meredith and John, you can check out the No Talking in the Library archives.

By the way, your library card gives you access to thousands of movies, TV shows, and documentaries that you can be binge-watching right now FOR FREE with your library card. Check out the collections in Hoopla, Kanopy or RBDigitalAll of which you can start watching right now.

04 27, 2020

How to register for an online Mentor Public Library program

By |2020-04-27T12:55:41-04:00April 27, 2020|

Mentor Public Library is hosting free programs online using Zoom. See how you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.

Mentor Public Library is hosting free programs online using Zoom. See how you can watch from the comfort and safety of your home.

You’ve come to know Mentor Public Library for our programming, story times and special presentations. Under the circumstances, it’s not possible (or advisable) to host a these programs in our buildings.

But we still want to share fun and interesting programs with you. So, for now, we’ll be hosting programs online using Zoom. And we want to make sure you know how to participate. (If you haven’t already used Zoom for work or to chat with family, here’s a pretty good primer for beginners.)

First, you’ll need to register for the program on our online event calendar. It’s the same calendar that you used to register for our programs before the pandemic forced our programming online. So, if you’ve registered for a MPL program before, you already know how to complete step one. If not, follow this link, click on the event that you wish to attend and register.

Caveat: Some of our events – like our online story times or Artpocalypse craft series – don’t require registration. You can just watch them on our website, Facebook page, or YouTube channel when they premiere.

But for those that require registration, you’ll need to provide your email address when you sign up. Because we’re going to email you the Zoom link that you’ll need to view our program. You’ll receive it a day before the program is scheduled to begin. (If you don’t see it in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

Screen Shot 2020-04-27 at 12.41.16 PMLet’s use an example: We’re hosting a program on Financial Wellness in the Workplace at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5. You can register on our website. On May 4, you should receive your Zoom link. Once the program begins at 6:30 p.m. on May 5, you’ll be able to click on the link and view the program.

If you have any questions, you can still reach us on Facebook, Twitter, or email our Ask A Librarian account.

Finally, whenever possible, we will record our programs and share them on our website, Facebook, and YouTube. That way, you can still enjoy them at your convenience.

04 23, 2020

‘No Talking in the Library’ Returns!

By |2020-04-23T08:00:58-04:00April 23, 2020|

No Talking in the Library, MPL’s Pop Culture Podcast, is back!

Join our Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster talk about what they’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and playing. Every Thursday, we’ll share a new episode shared on our website, YouTube channel, and Facebook page.


04 22, 2020

Celebrating Women Artists: Helen Dryden & Lee Miller

By |2020-04-22T15:00:06-04:00April 22, 2020|

To commemorate National Library Week, Barb Hauer examines and celebrates the work of Helen Dryden and Lee Miller.

Hauer prepared this talk for our Book & Brush Club, which she has led since its inception in 2009. Each month, she offers a visual presentation based on the lives of artists and associated art movements based on either art historical fiction and nonfiction.

Our buildings may presently be closed because of the coronavirus, but we can still share Hauer’s presentation with you!

Dryden is best known as a cover artist for Vogue, while Miller began as a model before becoming an acclaimed photographer and war correspondent. Discover more about these talented women who forced themselves into artistic realms that were dominated by men.

For more Mentor Public Library programs, we encourage you to visit our YouTube channel. For years, we’ve been posting many of our full programs and author interviews there. You can watch:

We miss you and want to see all of your faces soon. But we are still with you, even when our buildings are closed. Keep your eyes on our website and social media for our latest news, updates, and offerings.

04 21, 2020

It’s the Artpocalypse with Mr. Josh

By |2020-04-21T12:00:07-04:00April 21, 2020|

Artpocalypse is our weekly arts and craft series with Mr. Josh from our Headlands Branch. Each Tuesday, he shows you a different craft or science experiment that you can do at home. Enjoy!

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