10 9, 2020

Get ideas for your Ohio Road Trip

By |2020-10-09T16:00:35-04:00October 9, 2020|

Kristina Ambrosia-Conn takes you on a tour of quirky and cool destinations all within a single tank of gas from Mentor, Ohio. Visit unique and lovely locales in New York, Michigan, Illinois, and (of course) Ohio.

Whether you love roughing it or being pampered, traveling solo or bringing the kids, you’ll find your next favorite vacation here.

By the way, we also have several books on our shelves that suggest convenient road-trip ideas.

10 8, 2020

Discover Lake Erie Shipwrecks

By |2020-10-08T06:00:01-04:00October 8, 2020|

Discover the many shipwrecks of the lovely and dangerous Lake Erie during a special program on Oct. 21.

Discover the many shipwrecks of the lovely and dangerous Lake Erie during a special program on Oct. 21.

Lake Erie is lovely but dangerous. Its shallow depth and severe storms have combined to sink more than a thousand ships over the centuries, including several that sank off the shores of Lake County.

Learn more about the shipwrecks of Lake Erie during a special online program that’s led by the Lake County History Center and hosted by us at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

The program will be hosted via Zoom and is free to watch. Registration is required. You can sign up online or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

For more shipwrecks, check out our upcoming program on the Great Storm of 1893 that capsized the schooner Riverside at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Register to watch here.

For more local history, you can watch several past programs in their entirety on our YouTube channel including:

10 4, 2020

Travel to Eliot Ness’ Cleveland

By |2020-10-04T13:00:14-04:00October 4, 2020|

Travel back to the era of Untouchables and learn about Eliot Ness’s tenure in Cleveland.

Eliot Ness served as Cleveland’s Safety Director for Mayor Harold Burton during the years of 1935 to 1941. In these short years, Cleveland went from the most dangerous metropolis in America to winning a National Safety Award.

Photos and stories reveal the Eliot Ness that you won’t get from the movies – because, in this case, the truth is more fascinating than fiction.

The speaker is local historian, author and all-around Eliot Ness expert Rebecca McFarland. McFarland is a fourth-generation Clevelander who has given hundreds of talks on Ness and discussed him on A&E’s Biography. She’s also the person who ensured Ness’s final resting place would be in Cleveland, as McFarland herself spread his ashes in Lake View Cemetery.

To watch more videos on local history:

10 3, 2020

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Teen Nonfiction

By |2020-10-03T12:00:43-04:00October 3, 2020|

Cailey and Meg share four (very different) nonfiction books that are perfect for teens (and adults too.) They are:

  1. How Dare the Sun Rise by Sandra Uwiringiyimana with Abigail Pesta
  2. Makeup Is Not Just Magic by Ikumi Rotta
  3. The Borden Murders by Sarah Miller
  4. True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy Otis

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 1, 2020

Ghost Stories from Lake County with the Haunted Housewives

By |2020-10-01T09:00:54-04:00October 1, 2020|

Join the Haunted Housewives for an online journey through the region's most fascinating haunts.

Join the Haunted Housewives for an online journey through the region’s most fascinating haunts on Wednesday, Oct.

Theresa Argie and Cathi Weber, collectively known as The Haunted Housewives, have spent decades investigating historical locations for evidence of haunting.

They’ll share urban legends, local lore, and tales from their own ghost-hunting adventures in Lake County and nearby during a special online program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

It will be hosted via Zoom and registration is required. People can sign up to watch online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247 to RSVP.

By the way, both Argie and Weber are authors. You can borrow America’s Most Haunted (by Argie,) Haunted Willoughby, Ohio (by Weber) or Love Beyond the Grave (by both) from Mentor Public Library.

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