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11 19, 2021

Stretch your Mind & Body with Yoga Kids!

By |2021-11-21T12:04:00-05:00November 19, 2021|

Kids can exercise their minds and bodies during a special yoga story time at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.2 , at our Main Branch.

This special story time will be led by Darlene Kelbach and our own children’s library associates. Ms. Darlene is a certified yoga instructor , and she will guide little ones and their grown-ups through exercises in breathing and movement, all put together with a story and music. Don’t forget your yoga mat or towel!

Our Yoga Kids Story Time is free to enjoy. We only ask that you sign up beforehand. You can RSVP on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 221.

10 25, 2021

A Bop in the Big Top during our Costume Carnival

By |2021-10-25T15:53:46-04:00October 25, 2021|

We had a roar during our Preschool Dance Party this Monday.

Now THAT was a dance party! Thanks to all the families who came to our Costume Carnival on Monday. It was a scream!

Kids moved and grooved to the music. Then they played games, made crafts, and enjoyed some party favors – all with a carnival theme!

The costume fun is far from over. Kids can also trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.

10 24, 2021

Discover All about the Moon

By |2021-10-24T12:38:44-04:00October 24, 2021|

Discover all about the moon during this special talk with Chris Mentrek from Geauga Park District’s Observatory Park.

Figure out how you can use just three letters (COD) to track what time of the “moonth” it is. Learn what a blood moon is. And a blue moon! Also, Chris offers tips for checking out the lunar eclipse that will be visible in November.

Also, if you’re looking for help searching the skies, we loan both binoculars and telescopes. They can be borrowed for up to two weeks.

By the way, Mentrek visited us earlier this year to discuss star maps and apps that can help amateur skygazers identify constellations, planets, comets, and even satellites overhead. You can watch that program on our YouTube channel.

10 22, 2021

Celebrate spooky season by painting a monster

By |2021-10-22T09:28:08-04:00October 22, 2021|

Michael make a Yeti trading card during the Paint a Cryptid program at Mentor Public Library.

It’s almost Halloween, so we got creepy and creative!

Kids created their own handmade Monster Trading Cards and learned some techniques for watercolor painting while doing it on Thursday night!

For some art ideas that you can share with your kids, check out ARTPOCALYPSE. Each Tuesday, Mr. Josh from our Headlands Branch shares a different craft or science experiment that your family can do from home. Discover how to transform a hula hoop into a loommake a secret code, or create a homemade lava lamp with ARTPOCALYPSE.

10 17, 2021

Obliterate Tables & Decorate Pumpkins like Artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL

By |2021-10-17T10:35:57-04:00October 17, 2021|

Kids can learn about and make art like world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL on Monday, Oct. 18, at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Decorate a polka-dot pumpkin and help make one of her signature Obliteration tables with stickers! Young artists in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. that day.

On the third Monday of each month, we host Studio MPL where kids can learn about a different artist and make something in their style. Walk-ins are welcome. No registration or artistic experience is required!

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