10 31, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Halloween Freebies

By |2020-10-31T12:00:18-04:00October 31, 2020|

New releases, graphic novels, and creepy classics! This week, Cailey and Meg discuss all of their Halloween-adjacent favorites, including:

  1. The Missing Season by Gillian French
  2. Mooncakes by Wendy Xu & Suzanne Walker
  3. Swamp Thing by Maggie Stiefvater & Morgan Beem
  4. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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

10 31, 2020

Trick of Treating at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-10-31T06:00:41-04:00October 31, 2020|

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It was so good to see all of you trick or treaters on Friday!

One of the hardest things about this year has been not holding programs INSIDE the library. Don’t get me wrong. We love to see your smiling faces on Zoom, and we’re always happy when you visit the branches. But it’s not the same.

We know things aren’t “back to normal.” But, for one day, it was absolutely beautiful to see you all.

10 26, 2020

‘Rust’ Discussed: An Interview with Eliese Colette Goldbach

By |2020-10-26T06:00:47-04:00October 26, 2020|

Last week, the Lake County League of Libraries and our friends at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library hosted an interview last week with Eliese Colette Goldbach, the author of Rust: A Memoir of Steel & Grit.

The program was recorded, so those who couldn’t attend could still enjoy it.

In Rust, Colette discusses her experiences working in the ArcelorMittal steel mill, as well as sexual assault, bipolar disorder, and arguing about politics with your parents. In short, she is a brave memoirist who is not afraid to tackle BIG topics.

In the video above, Goldbach shares a reading from Rust, and then she answers questions on topics both big (like how writing a memoir can affect one’s mental health) and decidedly less big (her favorite Star Trek captain.)

The Lake County League of Libraries is a programming collaborative that  unites the public libraries in Lake County, Ohio — Willoughby Eastlake, Mentor, Morley, Wickliffe, Kirtland, Perry, Madison, and Fairport Harbor — as well as the Lakeland Community College Library and the Lake Erie College Library. Visit the League’s website for details on more upcoming programs.

10 24, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Adult Horror

By |2020-10-24T12:00:01-04:00October 24, 2020|

It’s Spooky Season so Cailey and Meg share four horror books to terrify you, including you:

  1. Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford
  2. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
  3. Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay
  4. Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror edited by Lincoln Michel & Nadxieli Nieto

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

10 23, 2020

Learning about dementia & what your family may need

By |2020-10-23T16:00:05-04:00October 23, 2020|

Dementia is a scary word. But it can be less intimidating when you know its symptoms and the resources available to you and your family.

During a program earlier this week, Chera and Linda from Kemper House – an assisted living facility that specializes in helping people with Alzheimer’s and dementia – explained what dementia is, what signs to look for, and what you should do if a loved one has it.

Chera and Linda are hosting another online program about dementia with us at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. They will offer suggestions for caregivers on how to deal with difficult behaviors and give recommendations for tactics to use for successful behavior management. Their talk is open to all, free to attend, and will be broadcast via Zoom. You can RSVP online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Families affected by dementia may also be interested in another program that we previously hosted about legal and financial planning for families impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

By the way, we have several resources for families affected by dementia that you can borrow. That having been said, none of these resources are a substitute for medical advice.

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