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


Summer Story Times

Spring story times will run Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 29. Our story time offerings have changed so please visit our Story Time Page for updated descriptions. 

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.


Marine Mondays

Mondays, June 6 – July 25
1:00 PM
All ages

Join us each week on the Main Lawn for weekly activities at pertaining to our Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities! No registration is required.


Hermit Crab HangoutA sideview of a small red hermit crab poking its head and claws out from under a light orange cone shaped shell

Thursday, July 7
1:00 PM
Ages 7 – 12

All about hermit crabs! Learn some hermit crab facts, watch a video reading of Eric Carle’s “A House for Hermit Crab,” create some crabby crafts, and meet a real live hermit crab! Registration is required and starts here on June 23.


Interactive Movie: Finding Nemo

Saturday, July 9
1:00 PM
All ages

What’s better than watching Finding Nemo? Watching Finding Nemo while you shout, act silly, and snack along with it! Open to all ages although suited for those able to read the script. Registration is required and starts here on June 25.


Under the Sea on the Sidewalk

Thursday, July 14 
1:00 PM
All ages

Make some chalk paint and help us turn the Main Lawn driveway into a beautiful aquarium! Open to all ages. Registration is required and starts here on June 30.


Beach Fest at Headlands State Park

Saturday, July 16
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
All ages

The Children’s Department will be at Beach Fest in the children’s craft tent where you can make a sand bottle. Crafts are for children only.


A Day at the BeachA rainbow striped beach ball sits next to a purple pail of sand, sitting on the beach

Tuesday, July 26
1:00 PM
Ages 5 – 12

We’ve got lots of beach activities for the whole family! Can’t get to the beach? Come to the library for some beachy fun. Registration is required and starts here on July 12.


Family Trivia Night: Oceans of Possibilities

Wednesday, July 27
6:00 – 7:15 PM
Ages 13 and younger with an adult

Get the whole gang together and join us for a family friendly trivia competition. Families can compete as a team to answer various trivia questions. Open to ages 13 and younger with an adult. Teams limited to 6 players. Please call 440-255-8811 ext. 221 to register your team starting July 13.


Celebrate Dolphins

Tuesday, August 2
4:00 PM
Grades 1 – 5

Did you know that dolphins can live up to 50 years? learn amazing facts about dolphins and their behavior. Create your own dolphin suncatcher. Registration is required and starts here on July 19.


End of Summer Reading Carnival

Thursday, August 4
6:00 PM
All ages

Join us for fun carnival games and activities! Summer reading winners will be announced. We will have a 2nd chance drawing for many other prizes. Must be present to win! Outside on the Main Lawn weather permitting.

Lake Branch


Summertime Stories @ Lake

Thursdays
10:30am – 11:00am

Join us at the Lake Branch for an interactive story time with music, singing, stories, and rhymes. For children 5 and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.

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


Funday Fridays @ Lake

Fridays
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 3-12.

Each Friday we’ll celebrate the magic of summer with fun activities for kids with “Oceans of Possibilities.” No registration necessary

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


Firefighter Story Time @ Lake

Monday, July 11, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am

Come to the Lake Branch to meet Firefighter Gabe A. who will share a story, teach us all about fire safety, and show us the fire engine!

No registration required. Young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


We Love Encanto! @ Lake

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Welcome to the family Madrigal! Join us to celebrate our love of Encanto! Decorate your magical door, test your abilities in Luisa’s obstacle course, plant Isabela’s flowers, and more! Space is limited, please register to attend. For ages four and up.

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


Splash Cinema: Moana @ Lake

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Come cool off and watch a water-themed movie with us at the Lake Branch. This month’s movie is Moana! For all ages, but parents must stay with young children.

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to enjoy during the movie, and light snacks will be provided.

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


Fairy Felicity’s Yoga Fun @ Lake

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages: 4-10

Enjoy a fun fairy themed yoga session featuring the book “Fairy Felicity’s Moonlight Adventure” by Alison Murray. Program includes a yoga session with wands, a fairy flower doll craft and healthy snack. Presented by certified yoga instructor, Darlene Kelbach. Indoor and outdoor activities, weather permitting. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothing.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins July 13.


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.


Finger Paint Fridays @ Headlands

Fridays
10:00am – 12:00pm

Bring in your little one to explore their creativity!  We’ll provide the paper, paint and aprons – you provide the fun! Perfect for Pre-K!

Registration is not required, but space is limited inside the branch so there may be wait times.  This activity is largely self-directed with limited interaction with staff.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000.


Under the Sea Jeopardy @ Headlands

Saturday, July 9, 2022 
12:00pm – 1:15pm
Ages: 8+

Come explore Oceans of Possibilities and see what you know or learn something new with us in a fun afternoon of marine life trivia at the Headlands Branch. Registration is required.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins June 25.


ROBLOX SEA-turday @ Headlands

Saturday, July 9, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Join us this month for some fun under the sea games from Roblox! 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 begins June 25.


Magic for Muggles! @ Headlands

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

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! Crafts and activities are for entertainment purposes only.

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


Headlands Photography Club @ Headlands

Saturday, July 16, 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, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins July 2.


Beach Glass Arts & Crafts @ Headlands

Monday, July 25, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Create a mixed media artwork on canvas or a card using paint and Lake Erie beach glass and stones. Craft materials and glass and stones will be provided.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins July 11.


Teddy Bears’ Picnic @ Headlands

Saturday, July 30, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm
Ages: Under 8

If you go into the Headlands this day, you’re sure of a big surprise.  If you go to the library this day, you better go in disguise…

For every bear that ever there was will be gathered there for certain because July 30th is the day the teddy bears have their picnic!

Our 8 and under patrons are invited to join us on Saturday, July 30th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the lawn of Headlands Library to have a picnic with their favorite teddy bear.  Bring your furry friend and a packed lunch for you and your guests. We will sit and eat with our teddy bears, family, and friends-old and new.  After lunch, we will read TEDDIrific Tales, play music, and make a craft.  Registration is required.

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins July 16.


The HUB


Fishing Fun @ The Hub

Thursday, June 30, 2022
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 5-12

Create your own fishing pole and sea creatures with The HUB’s laser engraver and magnets.

(This program will repeat on June 30th. Attendees may only participate in one session.)

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 June 9.


Ocean Discovery Bottles @ The Hub

Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 4-12.

Do want to experience the ocean in a bottle? Stop by The Hub to make an ocean discovery bottle filled with the excitement of the sea.

This program will repeat on Tuesday, July 12th. Attendees may only participate in one session.

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 June 21.


Shark Selfies @ The Hub

Monday, July 11, 2022
3:30pm – 7:30pm
All Ages

Stop by The HUB to celebrate Shark Week by taking a Shark Selfie using our Green Screen equipment. Walk in, no registration required.

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.


Makerspace 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 11, 2022
6:00pm – 7:00pm
All AgesMakerspace sign image

Learn all about the awesome creative machines in The HUB’s makerspace! Join us for an informational tour and see examples of projects you can make with our laser engraver, t-shirt press, and more!

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 June 27.


Laser Engraver 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 18, 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm
All Ages

What to know more about The HUB’s laser engraver? Join us for a deep dive into the process of creating custom cut and engraved projects–complete with a demonstration!

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 July 5.


Seashell Bag @ The Hub

Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Ages: 5-8

Join us at The HUB for a little Summer fun! We will be personalizing a Mesh Tote Bag to hold all of your little beach shells and treasures! All designs will be created using the Cricut Maker. All supplies will be provided to complete this craft.

This program will repeat on July 27th.   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 July 6.


Custom T-Shirts 101 @ The Hub

Monday, July 25, 2022
5:30pm – 7:00pm
All Ages

Learn how to design your own t-shirts, tote bags, and more with some of the incredible machines in The HUB’s makerspace! See how you can use our vinyl cutter, Cricut Maker, and sublimation printer to create custom graphics that can be permanently attached to fabrics with our heat press.

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 July 11.