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


Family Movie Night Kits

Available Through March 2022

Family Movie Night Kits are back! Call the Children’s Department at 440-255-8811 option 3 and request a movie night kit to be picked up either inside or at the drive thru. 

Each kit will feature a different movie and 5 picture books to be borrowed. Kits will also include a bag of microwave popcorn and 4 bags of hot cocoa mix.

Family Movie Night kits are pre-prepared and will include a movie that is rated G or PG. We’re sorry but we cannot accommodate specific movie or book requests as part of the kit. Enjoy the element of surprise!

Movie kits are only available while supplies last with same day reservation, so please remember to call ahead and have your library card number ready!


Winter Story Time Schedule

Our Winter Story Time session will run Monday, January 10 – Friday, February 25. Head on over to our story time page for more detailed descriptions of each story time.

Mother Goose on the Loose registration begins two weeks prior to each session.


Grab-N-Go Crafts

Thursday, January 6 – May 26
All ages, while supplies last

Grab-N-Go crafts are back! Each week, starting on Thursday, you can call 440-255-8811 option 3 to request a kids craft kit to be picked up that day. Each week will feature a different craft. While supplies last!


Interactive Princess Bride Movie

Saturday, January 29
1:00 – 3:00 PM
All ages, must be able to follow script

Watch the classic movie, The Princess Bride. Follow along with an interactive script. Open to all ages, but must be able to follow script. Registration is required and starts here on January 15.


Mixed-Up Valentine MailersA white card with a red heart in the center sits on top of a light brown envelope

Thursday, February 3
All day
All ages

Stop in anytime from February 3 – 9 and decorate a Valentine. Then address an envelope to yourself and put it in our magic mailbox BUT DO NOT SEAL IT. We will mix up the Valentines and send them to other kind kids. Check out our own mailbox to see when your mystery valentine will arrive. While supplies last. No registration required.


Yoga KidsA young blonde boy sits cross legged while smiling

Thursday, February 3
1:00 PM
Ages 3 – 6

Ms. Darlene Kelbach 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! Registrations begins here on January 20.


PAWS to Read

Thursday, February 10
6:30 and 7:00 PM
Readers up to age 12

Reluctant readers can sign up to spend 20 minutes reading to a dog. Open to all READERS up to age 12. Registration is required and begins 2 weeks prior to the event.


Egg Hatching at the LibraryA baby chick wears a cracked egg

Monday, February 21
Al day
All ages

Visit the Children’s Department to see out chick eggs in the incubator while they prepare to hatch after around 21 days. We will be livestreaming the eggs on our Twitch Channel for all to enjoy when it gets close to hatch time, around mid-March. After hatching we will have our fluffy friends for about a week before they are relocated.


Lunch and a MovieCover art for the Mitchells VS the Mar

Monday, February 21
12:00 PM
All ages, no registration required

School’s out for the day so why not come and enjoy a movie at the library? Bring your lunch, blankets, and pillows and we’ll provide the movie and popcorn. We will be watching The Mitchell’s VS the Machines.


Storytelling Magic of Jerry PinkneyThe cover art of The Lion and the Mouse, featuring a close up illustration of a lion's face

Monday, February 21
3:30 PM
Grades K-6, registration is required

Join us for a celebration of the life of Jerry Pinkney, an African American illustrator who has illustrated over 100 children’s books. There will be a special reading of The Lion and the Mouse, his wordless Caldecott winner. Registration is required and starts here on February 7.


Library Detective AgencyA rainbow colored fish with sparkly scales, overlayed with the word "Missing"

Thursday, February 24
4:00 PM
Ages 8 – 12, registration is required

Calling all detective! Rainbow Fish has gone missing and we need your help to find him! The colorful carp needs to be returned safely. Review the curious clues and question wacky witnesses to uncover who is behind such a dastardly deed. Registration is required, and beings here on February 10.

Lake Branch


Storytime Stars at Lake

Every Tuesday
10:30am – 11:00am

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. We are back in person! Hope to see you!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512.


Glow-in-the-dark BINGO @ Lake

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Join us for a high energy, glow-in-the-dark version of BINGO with glowing prizes and tons of fun! All ages are welcome. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration is required.


Studio MPL Art Club @ Lake

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Grades K-5

Calling all creative kids! Join us for a fun art project. This program offers a themed art project with coordinating activities. 

Dress for mess! Walk in art session with no registration.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512.


Musical Munchkins @ Lake

Thursdays (please check the calendar)
10:30am – 11:00am

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. Storytime is back in person. We look forward to seeing you here!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512. No registration required. Walk-ins welcome.


Donut Contest @ Lake

Saturday, February 12, 2022
11:00am – 12:30pm
All Ages

Everyone loves donuts! Join us at the Lake Branch to enjoy a selection of the best donuts Lake County has to offer. Attendees will be asked to judge their favorite donuts!

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins January 29.

Headlands Branch


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, January 8, 2022 
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, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is open.


ROBLOX Saturday! @ Headlands

Saturday, January 8, 2022 
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!

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


Magic for Muggles! @ Headlands

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Have you ever wanted to be a wizard? Have you read Harry Potter and you are still mad you haven’t gotten your Hogwarts acceptance letter?  Then join us as we embark on a new school year and transform the Headlands Branch into Hogwarts! Each month will be a different class, covering an important magical topic to get you ready to enter the wizarding world!

But before we begin classes, you’ll need a full set of school supplies!  Join us this month and you’ll get to make your own magic wand and case, a Standard Book of Spells (1st year), and more.  We will also sort you into your house (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin), unless you’ve already done it on your own.

Henceforth, all classes will be selected and presented by the instructor(s), but here is a list of topics we will cover throughout the year to get you ready to wield your magic powers:

Core Classes: Astronomy, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions, Transfiguration

Electives: Alchemy, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, Muggle Studies, Study of Magical Runes

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins December 29.


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, January 15, 2022
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 December 4.


Paws to Read @ Headlands

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Session #1: 2:00pm – 2:30pm
Session #2: 2:30pm – 3:00pm

Come to the Headlands Branch & take a half hour to read to a therapy dog!  Bring your own book or borrow one of ours! Register for either Session #1 or Session #2 by clicking on the appropriate link above.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins January 8.


Groundhog Day Celebration @ Headlands

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Learn fun natural history facts about groundhogs and the origin of Groundhog Day! Storytime with books about groundhogs and make a groundhog craft.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins January 19.


Pinkalicious Tea Party @ Headlands

Saturday, February 5, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm

We will gather in the month of St. Valentine’s for a pink extravaganza, a Pinkalicious Tea Party!  We will read books from the Pinkalicious picture book series, eat pink cup cakes, and sip “tea” (apple juice).

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins January 22.


Magic for Muggles! @ Headlands

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Have you ever wanted to be a wizard? Have you read Harry Potter and you are still mad you haven’t gotten your Hogwarts acceptance letter?  Then join us as we embark on a new school year and transform the Headlands Community Center into Hogwarts! Each month will be a different class, covering an important magical topic to get you ready to enter the wizarding world! 

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins January 26.


Headlands Jeopardy

Saturday, February 12, 2022
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, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration is required.


ROBLOX Saturday! @ Headlands

Saturday, February 12, 2022
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 at the branch on your phone, computer or tablet!  If you plan on attending with your own device, please let us know!

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


Headlands Photography Club (All Ages)

Saturday, February 19, 2022
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 February 5.


The HUB


Hawaiian Beach Party Shirts and Skirts @ The Hub

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 5-12

Are you trying to beat the winter blues? Stop by The HUB for our Hawaiian Beach Party programs. Bring a shirt to decorate.or make a hula skirt.

Tues., Jan. 18th or Tues., Jan. 25th.  Attendees may register for 1 session only.

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 January 4.


Laser Engraver Basics @ The Hub

Thursday, January 20, 2022
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Learn the basics of using The HUB’s laser engraver. Get inspired for your next project and take home an engraved souvenir! 

All ages welcome.

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 is required.


Valentine Green Screen Photos @ The Hub

Monday, February 7, 2022
3:30pm – 7:30pm

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Stop by The HUB for a Valentine photo shoot. 

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. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome.


Kids Room Decor @ The Hub

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 8-12

Join us at The HUB for a little crafty fun! Learn how to make a fun sign for your room using the Cricut Maker and a little creativity! Wood squares, paint and twine will be provided.

This program will repeat on February 23rd.  Attendees may participate in one session only.

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 February 2.