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09 21, 2023

Young readers can get a helping paw at Mentor Public Library

By |2023-09-12T13:36:18-04:00September 21, 2023|

We have a program that encourages young readers by letting them borrow a furry friend to read with!

Paws to Read pairs children with trained therapy dogs. The pups make an ideal audience—supportive, adorable and happy to listen to the reader—and all they ask for in return is the occasional belly rub. Paws to Read is open to any kids who can read independently.

We’re hosting Paws to Read sessions at 6 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at our Headlands Branch.

Each child gets 30 minutes to read with their therapy dog. Registration is required, and we have a finite number of therapy dogs volunteering; so, unfortunately, there’s a limit on how many kids can participate. Call us to sign up now at (440) 257-2000.

09 20, 2023

League of Women Voters host Candidates & Issues Forums at Mentor Libraries

By |2023-09-20T09:49:08-04:00September 20, 2023|

Prospective voters who want to learn more about candidates and issues in Mentor, Mentor-on-the-Lake and Concord Township on the November ballot are welcome to attend a pair of Candidates & Issues forums. They are being hosted this October by The League of Women Voters of Lake County in partnership with Mentor Public Library.

Click here to see the certified candidates for the November election in Lake County. Click here to see certified questions and issues on the November ballot.

The first forum will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, at Mentor Public Library’s Lake Branch. It will focus on candidates and issues in Mentor-on-the-Lake.

The second forum will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Mentor Public Library’s Main Branch. It will focus on candidates and issues in the City of Mentor, Concord Township, and Mentor Exempted Village School District.

The forums are free to attend and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It never supports or opposes a political party or candidate.

09 20, 2023

Explore the pivotal year of 1863 in American history

By |2023-09-20T09:47:42-04:00September 20, 2023|

The year 1863 is a crucial one in American history. That year, the Union’s fortunes – and consequently, the nation’s future – irrevocably changed.

We’re hosting the first of two lectures about that pivotal year at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at our Main Branch.

The speakers will be our own Dr. John Foster and Dr. Todd Arrington from James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Their lecture will explore key military and political developments during the first half of the year, including the Emancipation Proclamation going into effect and the disaster in Chancellorsville.

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.

Arrington is the site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor and holds a doctorate in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He’s also the author of The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880.

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.

And for more talks on Civil War history, visit our YouTube channel:

09 19, 2023

We’re hosting Van Gogh-themed painting workshop

By |2023-09-19T10:07:20-04:00September 19, 2023|

We’re hosting a painting workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at our Main Branch.

The instructor will be Stephanie Royko, a local art teacher. Painters—from rookies to veterans—will learn to paint their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night with pastels.

The workshop, including art supplies, costs $20 to attend and is payable at registration. People can sign up for the workshop at our Main Branch. There is only room for 12 people in the workshop; so, if you’re interested, you’ll want to register soon before the program fills.

09 18, 2023

Makerspace Monday: Customized Clocks

By |2023-08-01T11:40:17-04:00September 18, 2023|

Customize a clock that’s always on time at The HUB’s makerspace!

In addition to a laser engraver, the makerspace also has a large-format printer, Cricut, vinyl cutter, green-screen studio, heat press, and more state-of-the-art tech that can be used with library staff supervision.

Click here for more information on The HUB’s makerspace, including how to make a reservation. And click here for more makerspace and 3D printing ideas!


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