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06 17, 2024

Cleveland Clinic fire of 1929

By |2024-06-10T11:56:35-04:00June 17, 2024|

Discover the story of the worst hospital disaster in US history during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, at our Main Branch.

Local historian Ginnie Jeschelnig will explore the Cleveland Clinic fire of May 15, 1929. A small fire in the hospital’s basement led to a series of explosions and — most dangerously — the burning of thousands of pounds of x-ray film. The smoldering film released a cloud of toxic fumes that caused the death of 123 patients, visitors and staff.

Learn about that fatal day and its legacy during the free program. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

06 14, 2024

The Korean War: Frozen Chosin

By |2024-06-03T10:10:35-04:00June 14, 2024|

Explore the history and legacy of the Korean War during a year-long lecture series that continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at our Main Branch.

Dr. John Foster will discuss the epic battle around the Chosin Reservoir. Heavily outnumbered, US forces fought in temperatures that reached 30 degrees below zero. Through their stubborn resistance, the First Marine Division wrote another impressive chapter in the history of the Marine Corps.

The program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American RevolutionThe Vietnam Wars, and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

06 12, 2024

Celebrate Eric Carle’s Birthday with Us

By |2024-06-12T14:41:48-04:00June 12, 2024|

We’re celebrating what would have been Eric Carle’s 94th birthday with a pair of programs this June!

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, A House for Hermit Crab and dozens more picture books that have entranced generations and spurred them to enjoy reading.

We’ll host our Happy Birthday Eric Carle program at noon on Tuesday, June 25, at our Main Branch. It’s open to kids of all ages. They’ll celebrate his birthday with Carle’s stories and crafts inspired by his books.

Then, we’ll host a special Eric Carle Story Time at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at our Headlands Branch. Kids (ages four and older) can celebrate with a fun afternoon of stories and crafts.

Both programs are free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up using the hyperlinks above or by calling us at 440-255-8811.

06 10, 2024

Applicants sought for Mentor Library Board of Trustees

By |2024-06-10T13:27:13-04:00June 10, 2024|

The Mentor Board of Education is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Mentor Public Library Board of Trustees.

This trustee position would fill the remainder of a term that has opened due to resignation. Library trustee terms are six years in length and this term expires Dec. 31, 2027. The new trustee would begin immediately upon appointment. In Ohio, local boards of education have appointing authority for public library trustees. Applicants should submit a letter of interest to the board including the following information:

  • Place of residence
  • Length of time residing at current address
  • Reason for interest in serving on the library board
  • Community involvement and service experience
  • Names and contact information for up to three individuals who may serve as references

The deadline for applications is June 24, 2024. Applications will be reviewed by two school board members, one library trustee, the superintendent, and chief financial officer of Mentor Public Schools. This committee will recommend one individual to the board of education for appointment. The board will appoint a trustee no later than Aug. 3, 2024.

Applications should be sent to the Mentor Board of Education, attn. Bill Wade, 6451 Center Street, Mentor, Ohio 44060. More information can be obtained by calling the Chief Financial Officer’s Office at (440) 974-5230.


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