12 1, 2023

Enjoy Online Talk with Bestselling Memoirist Stephanie Land

By |2023-11-22T09:32:33-05:00December 1, 2023|

Enjoy a free online talk with bestselling memoirist Stephanie Land at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Land will discuss her new book, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger and Higher Education. It describes Land’s struggles to finish her degree and pursue her writing career while caring for her child and living beneath the poverty line.

Land initially shot to the top of the bestseller list with her memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother’s Will to Survive. It was later adapted into the hit Netflix series, Maid.

Sign up here to attend this discussion with Land. A recording of the program will be available to watch afterward.

11 30, 2023

Kids Can Make Gifts for Birds

By |2023-11-27T11:19:15-05:00November 30, 2023|

Kids (ages six to 11) can make a gift for their feathered friends during a fun and free program from us. The program will be hosted at The HUB inside of Mentor High School.

The children will make bird treats to hang from their windows and a bird ornament — cut with The HUB’s laser engraver.

We’re offering this program twice: at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 14 and 21, respectively. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling us at 440-255-8811.

11 29, 2023

Stitch a Bird

By |2023-11-15T13:59:20-05:00November 29, 2023|

Learn how to cut, sew, decorate, and stuff a colorful felt bird during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at our Main Branch.

Basic sewing skills are helpful but not necessary. Participants can choose one of five patterns: robin, goldfinch, cardinal, black-capped chickadee and blue jay.

The class will be taught by Sew4Service, and there’s a $5 fee to be paid at registration. Sign up beforehand at the Main Branch’s Information Desk. More info’s available here.

For any crafters, we also have crocheting, weaving and pompom-making equipment that you can borrow with your library card.

11 28, 2023

Tour Ohio’s Most Beautiful Cemeteries

By |2023-11-16T15:22:55-05:00November 28, 2023|

Photographer and author Ian Adams will lead a tour of Ohio’s most interesting, historic and beautiful cemeteries during a program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at our Main Branch.

Adams and his collaborator— photographer Randall Lee Schieber — have each traveled about 25,000 miles in search of photogenic cemeteries while working on their upcoming book, tentatively titled This Place of Silence: Ohio’s Cemeteries and Burial Grounds.

Adams will share stunning photos and stories from his travels. This program is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. Sign up online or by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811 ext. 1.

Adams has produced or contributed to several other photography books, including The Art of Garden Photography, Ohio in Photographs, and Ohio: A Bicentennial Portrait. He will have copies of some of his books available for sale and signing after his presentation.

11 27, 2023

Makerspace Monday: Personalized Awards

By |2023-10-17T10:51:46-04:00November 27, 2023|

Any day can be a celebration! Use The HUB’s laser engraver to create personalized awards for your favorite sous chef.

The HUB’s makerspace also has a large-format printer, vinyl cutter, Cricut, green-screen studio, heat press, and more state-of-the-art tech that can be used with library staff supervision.

Click here for more information on The HUB’s makerspace, including how to make a reservation. And click here for more makerspace and 3D printing ideas!


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