04 23, 2024

Meet the Makerspace

By |2024-04-16T14:43:47-04:00April 23, 2024|

You’re invited to explore the makerspace at The HUB inside of Mentor High School this May.

Enjoy a tour of the makerspace and see examples of what can be made with its equipment at 5 p.m. on Mondays, May 6 or 13.

The program is free to attend, and we require that people register beforehand. You can sign up online at the hyperlinks above or call The HUB at 440-205-6011.

The makerspace is filled with state-of the-art equipment, including a green-screen studio, laser engraver, T-shirt press, Cricut Maker, large-format printer and more.

People don’t need to be a student at Mentor High School or a resident of Mentor to use The HUB’s makerspace. All they need is a CLEVNET card in good standing. For more information, visit www.mentorpl.org/makerspace. For inspiration, watch our Makerspace Monday playlist!

04 22, 2024

You Live in Cleveland but Do You Know It?

By |2024-04-16T12:49:23-04:00April 22, 2024|

Receive answers to all the questions you didn’t know you had about Cleveland during an author talk with Jim Sweeney at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, at our Main Branch.

Sweeney is a veteran journalist who wrote What’s the Deal with Dead Man’s Curve? And Other Really Good Questions about Cleveland.

Discover why the only 90-degree turn in the US highway system is in downtown Cleveland. Find out why the city has so many suburbs with “heights” in their names and how come the Cuyahoga River needs all those bridges. Find out why it’s called Whiskey Island?

Unearth these secrets and more during Sweeney’s free talk. The program is open to all. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

04 21, 2024

Star Wars Spelling Bee

By |2024-04-09T14:29:34-04:00April 21, 2024|

Brush up on your banthas! To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’re hosting a Star Wars-themed spelling bee for kids (ages eight to 12) at noon on Saturday, May 4, in our Main Branch. All the words and phrases competitors must spell will be from Star Wars.

It’s free to participate in the bee. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or call us at 440-255-8811 ext. 3.

First, second and third-place competitors will win a prize.

04 20, 2024

Lawn Care Calendar with the Master Gardeners

By |2024-04-09T15:51:43-04:00April 20, 2024|

Lake County Master Gardeners will share helpful advice about lawn care during a free program at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, at our Main Branch.

They will outline proper lawn care for each month of the growing season, as well as offer solutions for common pest and disease problems. Registration is required. Sign up online or call our Main Branch at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

You can visit our YouTube channel for more gardening and horticulture programs.

Two more tips for any gardeners out there:

  1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.
  2. You should also check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum. Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.
04 18, 2024

Learn How to Protect Your Heirlooms

By |2024-04-16T16:21:06-04:00April 18, 2024|

Learn how to protect your heirlooms with a curator from the National Park Service at noon on Wednesday, May 8, at our Main Branch.

Kelsey Voit from James A. Garfield National Historic Site will explain how to properly care for precious papers and artifacts. This program is part of the Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War lecture series — a partnership between James A. Garfield National Historic Site and us.

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.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including:


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