10 19, 2021

Investigate two true macabre murders during historical talk

By |2021-10-13T10:24:54-04:00October 19, 2021|

History buffs and true-crime fanatics will love these tales of macabre murder and mistresses presented by the staff of James A. Garfield National Historic Site at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Concord Township Community Center.

The speaker will share the true story of two shocking murders that occurred at the turn of the last century. These heinous crimes are linked because they both involved famous American architects and their lovers.

This fascinating and fatal talk is free to attend. Those who wish to register can call the Concord Township Community Center at 440-639-4650.

10 18, 2021

Mentor Library lecture revisits The Vietnam War

By |2021-10-13T09:52:00-04:00October 18, 2021|

A year-long lecture series from Mentor Public Library is revisiting The Vietnam Wars. The latest in the series will discuss the years from 1963 to 1968 on Thursday, Nov. 4.

All this year, our resident historian Dr. John Foster has traced the tragic history of the wars in Vietnam in a series of lectures. His fourth talk in the series will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at our Main Branch.

Foster will revisit the period from 1963 to 1968, beginning with the assassinations of Ngo Dinh Diem and John F. Kennedy and ending with the Tet Offensive. He’ll also describe the war’s profound consequences both in Vietnam and the United States.

The lecture is free to attend. Due to limited space, registration is required. You can sign up online or call us at (440) 255-8811 ext. 247. All three of the previous lectures in Foster’s series can be viewed online:

In addition to being a reference librarian, Foster has a doctorate degree in history. He has taught history at both high school and college levels. Previously, he has led series on the Battles of World War IIthe Cold Warthe American Revolution and US Presidents of the 20th Century at the library.

10 17, 2021

Obliterate Tables & Decorate Pumpkins like Artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL

By |2021-10-17T10:35:57-04:00October 17, 2021|

Kids can learn about and make art like world-famous artist Yayoi Kusama during Studio MPL on Monday, Oct. 18, at our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch.

Decorate a polka-dot pumpkin and help make one of her signature Obliteration tables with stickers! Young artists in kindergarten through fifth grade can participate anytime between 3 and 7 p.m. that day.

On the third Monday of each month, we host Studio MPL where kids can learn about a different artist and make something in their style. Walk-ins are welcome. No registration or artistic experience is required!

10 17, 2021

A Scream on the Screen for Teens

By |2021-10-13T09:06:00-04:00October 17, 2021|

Teens can enjoy a free screening of The Bride of Frankenstein, a horror classic starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester.

We’re hosting a party for teens this Halloween. Enjoy a free screening of the frightening and frankly funny horror classic The Bride of Frankenstein. There will also be spooky snacks. Feel free to wear a costume.

The party starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. It’s open to anyone in seventh through 12th grade. RSVP is required. Reserve your spot at the party online or by calling us at 440-255-8811 ext. 247.

By the way, kids can also trick-or-treat at the library on Friday, Oct. 29.

10 16, 2021

All Booked Up with Cailey & Meg: Cozy Mysteries

By |2021-10-16T12:00:41-04:00October 16, 2021|

Want a whodunnit that’s heavy on fun (and puns!) and light on the gore? Try a Cozy Mystery! Cailey and Meg recommend four of their favorites including:

  1. A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Colette
  2. Murder Once Removed by S.C. Perkins
  3. A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert
  4. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

Most of the books we discuss can also be borrowed as ebooks using OverDrive or Libby. All you need is your Mentor Public Library card.

By the way, if you love Cozy Mysteries, check out our interviews with Cozy writers Amanda Flower and Vivien Chien!

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