11 29, 2021

Discover the ‘Monsters of Ohio’ with Author J.C. Raphael

By |2021-11-24T10:38:39-05:00November 29, 2021|

Author J.C. Raphael discusses how he spent a decade researching Ohio folklore, urban legends, and cryptozoological creatures for his book Monsters of Ohio. He also explains:

  • when and how cryptozoology first fascinated him
  • why folklore and legends are still important
  • how he selected the monsters that populate his book.

If you can’t get enough of local lore, our YouTube channel has authors sharing some of their favorite stories that they’ve researched:

11 28, 2021

Mentor Public Library closed on Friday, Dec. 3

By |2021-11-30T17:00:01-05:00November 28, 2021|

All of Mentor Public Library's branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 6, for staff in-service training.

All of Mentor Public Library’s branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 6, for staff in-service training.

All of our branches will be closed on Friday, Dec. 3, for staff in-service training. We apologize for the inconvenience, but periodic training allows our staff to stay up-to-date on best practices for serving you.

We will re-open for our regular hours on SaturdayDec. 4.

In the meantime, you still have access to all of our digital services. That includes:

  • OverDrive for ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video
  • Hoopla for streaming music, video and audiobooks, as well as ebooks and comics
  • Freegal for music
  • Kanopy for top-shelf movies and documentaries from around the world
  • Flipster for digital editions of your favorite magazine
  • LinkedIn Learning for online tutorials on a wide range of subjects, including employment training
  • Niche Academy for video tutorials on how to use digital resources, including social media.
11 27, 2021

All Booked Up With Cailey & Meg: Our Faves This Year

By |2021-11-23T19:27:01-05:00November 27, 2021|

Cailey and Meg enthuse about four of their favorite books they read this year including:

  1. The Beatles: Get Back by The Beatles
  2. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  3. Counterpoint: A Memoir of Bach and Mourning by Philip Kennicott
  4. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using Hoopla or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

11 27, 2021

Library hosting online beer tasting with Great Lakes Brewing Company

By |2021-11-15T14:46:00-05:00November 27, 2021|

Receive an introduction to different beer styles from an expert from Great Lakes Brewing Company! You can enjoy a special BYOB virtual beer tasting that we’re hosting with the brewery at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Michael Williams, Great Lakes Brewing Company’s education coordinator, will guide tasters through four of the brewery’s specialty beers: Dortmunder Gold Lager, Crushworthy Lo-Cal Citrus Wheat, TropiCoastal Tropical IPA and its Christmas Ale.

The virtual tasting is free to attend and will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required to get the Zoom link. You can sign up on our website or by calling us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247.

Those who wish to sip along will need to buy their own beer. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to consume any alcoholic beverage as part of this educational program.

11 26, 2021

Enjoy Mug Cakes & More with Mentor Public Library

By |2021-11-28T09:29:55-05:00November 26, 2021|

Kids (ages four to eight) can enjoy stories and a tasty mug cake during a virtual program at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9.

First, you can register for the fun by calling our Children’s Department (440) 255-8811 ext. 3. After registering, you can pick up your cake kits from our Main Branch and take them home. Finally, you can join us via Zoom, learn how to make you mug cake, and enjoy a cozy story time.

For more baking fun with the family, you can borrow cupcake, donut, and character pans from Mentor Public Library. Make your next cake even more sweet and totally unique!

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