05 30, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Historical Fiction for Teens

By |2020-05-30T12:00:33-04:00May 30, 2020|

Our Reference Librarians Cailey and Meg discuss what they’ve been reading lately. This episode, they share four YA historical fiction novels they loved, including:

Most of the books they discuss can be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

You can also pick up books, movies, and other items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch or curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches. Get all the details here.

05 29, 2020

Turning history into her stories with author Susan Petrone

By |2020-05-29T07:00:55-04:00May 29, 2020|

Susan PetroneDiscover the risks and rewards of turning real-life events and places into fiction with author Susan Petrone during a special online program hosted by Mentor Public Library.

Petrone’s talk is free to attend and open to all. It will be shared via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11.

Petrone used actual events from her family’s history to write her recently published novel, The Heebie-Jeebie Girl. Her story takes place in Youngstown, 1977, at the time when the city’s largest steel mill has just closed and the worst blizzard in over 40 years has hit the area. It’s a tale of change, family, and redemption.

This program will be a live Zoom event, and registration is required. People can sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811. Details on how to join the meeting will be sent directly to registrants in an email at the time of registration. Please check your “Spam” folder if you do not see the email.

05 28, 2020

No Talking in the Library: Shame Movies

By |2020-05-28T08:00:33-04:00May 28, 2020|

Curious what film John hides from his family? Want to know what Nicholas Sparks adaption gets Meredith every time? Our librarians John and Meredith share the movies that they’re ashamed to admit that they love.

And, as with so many of their discussions, they conclude by sharing their admiration for “Winter’s Bone,” which coincidentally you can stream for free right now with your library card.

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.

05 27, 2020

Celebrating the Post-Impressionists with Henri Matisse

By |2020-05-27T19:00:05-04:00May 27, 2020|

Join our Collections Development Manager Barb Hauer as she introduces you to the art of the fauvists and their leader, Henri Matisse.

Fauvism absorbed lessons from both post-impressionist painters like Cézanne and Van Gogh and neo-impressionists like Seurat. The fauvists employed vivid and non-natural uses of color, and their influence can still be seen in artwork today.

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!

For more from our Book & Brush Club:

05 24, 2020

Learn about Women’s Suffrage, Fashion & Health in the 1920s

By |2020-05-24T06:00:13-04:00May 24, 2020|

Learn about women's suffrage, fashion and health in the 1920s during a special program at our Lake Branch.

Learn about women’s suffrage, fashion and health in the 1920s during a special online program hosted by the staff of our Lake Branch.

We’re revisiting America in the 1920s as part of a series of programs this year.

The series kicks off with a focus on women’s suffrage, fashion, and health during an online talk at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. The program will be led by Traci Hoffman from our Lake Branch.

The talk is free, open to all, and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required. You can sign up online at (440) 257-2512.

Once you register, details on how you can view the program will be emailed to you a day before the program is scheduled to begin. (If you don’t find the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.)

And you can always peruse our collection if you’re curious about the Roaring Twenties. Remember, you can now pickup items from the drive-thru at our Main Branch and curbside at our Lake and Headlands Branches. Click here for details.

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