05 16, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Teen Dystopian Literature

By |2020-05-16T12:00:42-04:00May 16, 2020|

Finished “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” and want to know what’s next? Our Reference Librarians Cailey and Meg share some of their favorite dystopian YA books, 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 14, 2020

No Talking in the Library: Talking ’89 & favorite sports documentaries

By |2020-05-14T08:00:14-04:00May 14, 2020|

Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster discuss ’89, the documentary about Arsenal’s improbable victory against powerhouse Liverpool. They also share their favorite sports documentaries that they’ve been binging during the stay-at-home order.

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.

05 13, 2020

The 7 Steps to Financial Freedom

By |2020-05-13T06:00:15-04:00May 13, 2020|

Has COVID-19 thrown your finances into disarray? You’re not alone!

That’s why we’re sharing this free program from Steve Leskovec of Western Reserve Consulting. He explains the seven steps that you can take to ensure financial freedom.

Those steps include:

  1. Building an emergency fund.
  2. Paying off your debt.
  3. Saving 3 to 6 months in expenses.
  4. Investing in your retirement.
  5. Paying for your children’s college.
  6. Paying off your home early.
  7. Building wealth and giving.

Leskovec offers the best practices for decreasing debt, funding retirement, and paying for college. He also provides practical advice for budgeting and selecting an investment advisor.

By the way, if you’re an entrepreneur, Leskovec previously offered advice for financial wellness in the workplace. You can watch that here, as well.

05 9, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Updated Classics

By |2020-05-09T12:00:23-04:00May 9, 2020|

Our new web series, All Booked with Cailey & Meg, has returned! This time, Reference Librarians Cailey and Meg chat about some of the updated classics they’ve read recently, including creative spins on “Pride & Prejudice,” “Little Women,” “Taming of the Shrew,” and “Moby-Dick.”

And, yes, one of them has dragons.

The novels they mention are:

All of the books they discuss can be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card. Because you can still borrow books, stream movies, and listen to music for free with your library card — even when our buildings are closed.

Keep reading!

05 7, 2020

No Talking in the Library: Baseball, Hockey & Waco

By |2020-05-07T08:00:01-04:00May 7, 2020|


What are Reference Librarians Meredith Tomeo and John Foster watching during the stay-at-home order? “A League of their Own,” of course!

Meredith talks about what she loves (the cast) and loathes (the last 30 minutes) about this classic. Meredith and John also discuss hockey documentaries and Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh.

Some of the ebooks and documentaries they discuss that you can still borrow while our buildings are closed include:

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