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 Times

Spring story times will run Monday, September 12 -Friday, November 18. 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.


Firehouse Friends Story Time (returning in November)

First Thursday of the Month
10:30 AM
All ages

Join our friends from the Fire Station for a 1/2 hour of stories. Meet Rollin, a local fireman, get some safety tips, and find out what it’s really like to be a firefighter. No registration required.


Hocus Pocus Interactive Experience

Saturday, September 24
12:00 PM
All ages

Come watch Hocus Pocus before the sequel airs! Get your aduience participation bag and be a part of the action. Open to all ages. Adults must be accompanied by a child. Registration begins here on September 3.


Haunted House: Ozobot Escape

Monday, October 3
4:00 PM
Ages 8 – 12

With a group you can design your own haunted house using the supplies provided. Then plan out a track for your ozobot to follow through the haunted house that you designed. Can your Ozobot follow a program all the way through and make it out alive?


A BOO-Tiful Night

Monday, October 10
7:00 PM
All ages

The air is getting cooler and there are witches in the air. A perfect time to enjoy and outdoor movie on the Main Lawn. Bring your blankets and chairs for a special Halloween movie outside. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be provided. Costumes are encouraged. No registration required.


Flashlight FunA short black flashlight is turned on with a bright light

Thursday, October 13
11:00 AM
Ages 3-5

Come join in on flashlight fun! We’ll dim the light and listen to stories specifically designed for reading with a flashlight. We’ll even play a flashlight game or two and add to the fun! Registration is required and starts here on September 29.


Monster Mash: Create Your Own Halloween Themed Trading Card

Thursday, October 20
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Ages 7 – 12

Kids will create several Halloween themed trading cards using mini watercolors. After they will enjoy some spooktacular treats! Spooky dress is encouraged, including Halloween costumes, but please keep in mind that we will be painting. Registration is required and starts here on October 6.


Preschool Dance Party: Ghostly Gala

Monday, October 24
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Ages 2 – 6

Get your costumes on and let’s boo-gie! Join us for a preschool dance party to lift your spirits. Kids ages 2 – 6 with their parents can enjoy an afternoon of dancing, moving, and grooving, all in your Halloween costumes. Registration is required and starts here on October 10.


Trick or Treat at the Main Library

Monday, October 31
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
All ages

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

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.


Inktober@ Lake

October 1 – 30, 2022
All Day Event

Every day in October, draw something new!  Join us for a month-long celebration of drawing.  We’ll have sketchbooks and a list of daily prompts for you to get started at our Mentor on the Lake branch.  We’ll also have books here for you to checkout on drawing techniques to help you improve if you feel like you need it.  All you’ll need is a pen and your imagination!  If you miss a day or decide to start late, no worries – we’re not judging.  Start anytime and set your own pace. 

Then, be sure to join us after for a show and tell of all your drawings throughout the month.  We’ll be gathering at the Headlands Branch on Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm to share all the drawings we made throughout the challenge!

Open to all ages (kids & adults) and all skill levels.  No registration required – just stop by for more details!


Slimer Scavenger Hunt @ Lake

October 1-31, 2022
All Day Event

He’s Back! Slimer has returned, and oh boy, he’s making a mess!. Catch Slimer and win a prize. Slimer’s hiding spot changes daily. Children can play once a day. Walk in program with no registration. Fun for all ages.


Studio MPL Art Club @ Lake

Wednesday, October 5, 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.


Candy Factory STEM @ Lake

Friday, October 14, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm
Grades: K-5

Visit our candy factory lab where we will conduct simple candy experiments. Skittles, M&M’s, Gum Drops, and Chocolate are perfect for exploring science concepts.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins September 30.


Halloween Glow Bingo @ Lake

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 5 -11

Get ready to celebrate spooky season at our family-friendly Halloween glow-in-the-dark BINGO party! Play a classic game with a Halloween twist. Participants are encouraged to wear white or black-light reactive clothing. Please register as a family if attending as a group.

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins October 4.


Hocus Pocus 2 @ Lake

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Ages: 5-12

“Oh cheese and crust,” the Sanderson sisters are back! Movie themed activities, crafts and treats. Costumes are optional. “Come, we fly!”

For additional information, contact the Lake Branch – 440-257-2512 or register online. Registration begins October 11.



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.


Headlands Photography Club

Saturday, October 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. (We are meeting at the Lake Branch in October.)

For additional information, contact the Headlands Branch – 440-257-2000 or register online. Registration begins October 1.


Magic for Muggles! @ Headlands

Wednesday, October 26, 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 October 12.


The HUB


Halloween T-Shirts @ The Hub

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Ages: 4-12

Halloween is just around the corner! Start the celebration early by making a cute Halloween t-shirt, Bring your favorite t-shirt to The HUB and join in the fun.

This program will repeat on Tuesday, October 11th. Attendees may sign up 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 September 20.