Programming Update

Library programs will be conducted in accordance with current state health and safety mandates/guidelines, which are subject to change. We encourage all attendees to observe these rules so that in-person programming may continue. We encourage masks at our programs and ask that family groups maintain social distance from other family groups. It is up tot the individual to determine his or her level of comfort and acceptable risk when attending programs. If you are concerned about public gatherings, please do not attend.

Main Branch


Fall Story Time Schedule: Update

Fall story times will run Monday, September 13 – Friday, November 19. Story times will be held on our lower level in the Garfield Room.

Registration is required for all story times and will open 1 week prior to story time. (Mother Goose registration beings two weeks prior to each session).

Head on over to our Story Time page for a full schedule and more detailed descriptions of our story times.

Story time schedule is subject to change based on needs and safety of the community. If you have any questions please call 440-255-8811 option 3 for more information.


Interactive Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneA landscape view of Hogwarts castle, illuminated by torches in the night

Saturday, October 9, October 16
1:00 PM
All ages

Interact with the characters on the screen for a unique viewing of the film. Open to all ages, although suited for those able to read the script. Registration is required and starts here on September 25.


Wiggle, Giggle, and Shake

Thursday, October 14
11:00 – 11:30 AM
Ages 2 – 6

This program encourages caregivers and kids to have fun clapping, marching, and moving. No registration is required.


Create Your Own Cryptid Trading Cards

Thursday, October 21
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Ages 7 – 12

Participants will look at North America’s most famous cryptids, then choose their favorites to turn into trading cards with mini watercolors. After that we will enjoy some cryptid themed treats. Please dress for painting. Registration is required and starts here on October 7.


Preschool Dance Party: Costume CarnivalA young girl dressed as a cat and a young boy dressed as a mummy stand under an orange and white circus tent

Monday, October 25
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Ages 2 – 6

Kids can join us for an afternoon of dancing, moving and grooving, all in your Halloween costumes. Registration is required and starts here on October 11.


Family Game Night: MonDRAWsity

The cover of the game MonDrawSity along with a monster card featuring a green monster sticking its tongue out

Tursday, October 28
7:00 – 8:00 PM
All ages

Calling all Paranormal Investigators! Monsters have been spotted nearby and we need you to draw some sketches based on witness descriptions. Unfortunately they didn’t get a good loock. Gather your team and see how well you can draw a monster based only on a description. Open to family groups with kids ages 13 and younger with an adult. Registration is required, and starts here on October 14.


Trick or Treating

Friday, October 29
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
All ages

Pick up a bag at the Children’ Desk and trick or treat throughout the library. Wear your costume! No registration necessary.


Saturday Stories

Saturday, November 13
11:00 – 11:30 AM
All ages

Families may stop by the library for stories, rhymes, and fingerplays. Open to all ages with a caregiver. No registration required.


International Games Day: Mario Kart MayhemFamous pumber mario sits in a go kart while turning the wheel aof the kart

Saturday, November 13
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Ages 6 – 12

Happy International Games Day! it’s time to start your engines for a Mario Kart Tournament. Young racers ages 6 – 12 are welcome to sign up and claim their place in the bracket. Try your hand on the Switch of Wii U systems. Even an old school N64! We will also have crafts and games available to play between races. Registration is required and starts here on October 30. Parents are also encouraged to join in the fun!

Lake Branch


Monster Scavenger HuntA one eyed purple monster stands with a goofy grin on its face

October 1 – 30
All Day
All ages

Catch all of the monsters and win a prize! monster hiding spots change daily and children can play once a day. Open to all ages. No registration required.


Haunted Peeps Dioramas @ Lake

Saturday, October 16, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Grades 4-8

Have some fun with Halloween Candy before the holiday. Join us at the Lake Branch and make a Haunted Peeps Diorama using a shoebox, peeps, other candies and craft supplies! The winning diorama will win a prize. Grades 4-8. Registration begins October 2nd.


Studio MPL Art Club @ Lake

Monday, October 18, 2021 
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Grades K-5.

Calling all creative kids! Join us for a fun art project. Each month, Studio MPL will offer a themed art project with a coordinating activity. Every session features a different artist and their famous works. Walk-in program with no registration Grades K-5.


Trick or Treat @ Lake

Friday, October 29
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
All ages

Put on your Halloween costume and visit the Lake Branch off your day off from school for some early trick or treating.


Storytime Stars @ Lake

Tuesday, November 2, 9, & 16, 2021
10:30am – 11:00am
Ages: 6 mo to 5 years

Children ages 6 months to 5 years are welcome to attend this storytime at Lake Branch. Enjoy stories, music, rhymes and a craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.


Musical Munchkins @ Lake

Thursday, November 4, 11, & 18, 2021
10:30am – 11:00am
Ages 5 and under

Join us for an interactive musical story time with music, singing, stories, and exploration of simple musical concepts. For children 5 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No Registration.


Studio MPL Art Club @ Lake

Monday, November 15, 2021 
3:00pm – 7:00pm
Grades K-5

Calling all creative kids! Join us for a fun art project. Each month, Studio MPL will offer a themed art project with a coordinating activity. Every session features a different artist and their famous works. Walk-in program with no registration Grades K-5. 


Tiny Food Party @ Lake

Monday, November 22, 2021
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Grades 4-8

Want to try something adorable and tasty? Come to our tiny food party at the Lake Branch! Enjoy some bit sized foods for all the meals of the day. After we are finished eating, we’ll have some trivia! Please let us know about any food allergies. A list of ingredients will be available.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins November 8th.


Holiday Movie & Craft Afternoon @ Lake

Monday, November 29, 2021
2:00pm – 4:00p

Kick-off the holidays making crafts while watching a fun family holiday movie. No registration required.

Headlands Branch


Ghouls and Ghosts Scavenger HuntTwo shapeless white ghosts float with wide eyes and open mouths

October 1 – 30
All Day
All ages

Guess how many ghouls and ghosts are hanging out in the stacks. One guess per day through the month of October. All correct guesses will be entered in a drawing for a gift card and candy.


Headlands Take & Make Craft!

Every Monday
All Day Event
All Ages

Stop by and grab a craft, or call ahead and we’ll set one aside for you (provided we still have them, supplies are limited). Registration is required.


Pumpkin Painting Party

Monday, October 25, 2021
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages 8 and up

Join us at The Headlands Branch for a spooktacular Halloween pumpkin painting party for ages 8 and up.

Registration is required.


Headlands Take & Make Craft!

Every Monday
All Day Event

Stop by and grab a craft, or call ahead and we’ll set one aside for you (provided we still have them, supplies are limited).

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is required.


Headlands Jeopardy

Saturday, November 13, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Come see what you know or learn something new with us in a fun afternoon of trivia challenges at the Headlands Branch. Always on the 2nd Saturday of the month!

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is required.


ROBLOX Saturday! @ Headlands

Saturday, November 13, 2021
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Each month, we’ll be playing different games from Roblox. Register with an email address to receive a copy of the rules and a link to our private server! In-house computer use will be on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can still join us on your phone, computer or tablet from home or at the branch and socialize with in-game chat!

Rules for Game Play

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is required.


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, November 20, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join us for a monthly photography club for all ages! Changing themes, instruction tips, photo walks to local locations, display of member photos, and more! Bring your own camera – all camera types welcome.

For additional information, or contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins November 6.

 

The HUB


Homework Help

Mondays
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Grades K-6

Need a little extra help this school year? Stop by The HUB for homework help with a certified teacher. Grades K-6. Walk-in basis, no registration required.


Trick or Treat Bags

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 4-12

Stop by The HUB to make trick or treat bags just in time for your Halloween goodies.

Please register for one session only. Registration opens October 5.


Monster Spray

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Ages 4-8

Join us at The HUB for a little spooky fun! We will be mixing up a magical batch of Monster Spray! Spray under the bed and in closets to chase those critters away! Registration begins October 13th.


Fairy LanternA fairy sits in a mason jar, silhouetted agaisnt blue, purple, and pink fairy lights

Wednesday, November 3
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Ages 5 – 8

Join us for a little magic and whimsy! We will be making Fairy Lanterns to help you light your way! Paint, glitter, decals, jars and Fairy Lights will be provided. Registration beings here on October 20.


Pinecone Turkey

Wednesday, November 10
5:00 – 6:30 PM

Ages 5 – 8

Join us for holiday fun! We will be making turkeys out of pinecones! Paint, glitter, feathers, and decorations will be provided. Registration begins here on October 27.


Pumpkin Pie Playdough @ The Hub

Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
4:00-5:30pm
Ages 5-12

Fall is in the air…literally! Stop by The HUB to make pumpkin pie scented playdough.

This program is open to the public. The program will be held at the HUB at Mentor High School (6477 Center St). Call the library at 440-205-6011 for more information or register online. Registration begins November 2.