08 17, 2021

Join our New Book Club for Nature Lovers

By |2021-08-17T06:00:24-04:00August 17, 2021|

Join us to discuss E.O. Wilson’s “Half-Earth” during the next meeting of our Gathering Moss Book Club.

All are invited to the Gathering Moss Book Club – our new book club for nature lovers, green thumbs and anyone else interested in the natural world around them

We’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Mentor Headlands Community Center (9096 Lake Overlook Drive, Mentor.) We’ll talk about popular naturalist Edward O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life.

Register online or call our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000 to RSVP for the discussion.

Two more tips for any green thumbs out there:

1. Did you know that you can get free veggie, flower, and herb seeds from our Seed Library? Check out our collection  the next time you visit our Main Branch. Borrow up to 15 packets of seeds per season.

2. By the way, any green thumbs should check out the special collection from Holden Forests & Gardens’ Corning Library available at our Main Branch. In addition to a gorgeous arboretum in Kirtland, Holden also has a spectacular collection of gardening, horticulture, environmental and botany books at Corning Library within its arboretum.

Dozens of Corning Library’s books are now available to borrow at our Main Branch. Thanks to a partnership between libraries, you can use your cards to check out books from this special collection. Our typical lending rules apply.

02 25, 2021

Join our New ‘Funny Women’ Book Club

By |2021-02-25T06:00:28-05:00February 25, 2021|

Discuss Tina Fey's "Bossypants" with Mentor Public Library's newest book club this March!

Discuss Tina Fey’s “Bossypants” with Mentor Public Library’s newest book club this March!

Our newest book club celebrates Funny Women, and you’re welcome to join us!

Our Women Reading Funny Women Book Club has its first meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. We’ll chat about Tina Fey’s Bossypants. You can pick up a copy from your local library. For now, this book club will meet online via Zoom. You can get the link by registering online or by calling our Headlands Branch at (440) 257-2000.

Our library hosts seven book clubs dedicated to all different interests. And there’s always room for more readers, so take a look to see if one or more appeal to you!

02 22, 2021

Lake County Libraries team for Big IDEA Book Club

By |2021-02-22T06:00:56-05:00February 22, 2021|

Freedom Is A Constant StruggleThe Lake County League of Libraries and The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio will discuss scholar and activist Angela Davis’s newest book during the next meeting of its Big IDEA Book Club at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9.

Her book, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle, is a collection of her essays, interviews, and speeches. The book club is open to all, and copies of Freedom Is a Constant Struggle are available at your local library.

The League of Libraries formed the Big IDEA Book Club to discuss books and issues involving Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access. The discussion will be hosted via Zoom. People can sign up to join the talk online.

The Lake County League of Libraries is a collaboration between all the public and academic libraries in Lake County. It was formed to host larger-scale programs than any of the libraries could create individually. The League includes Fairport Harbor Public Library, Kirtland Public Library, Lakeland Community College Library, Lake Erie College Library, Madison Public Library, Mentor Public Library, Morley Public Library, Perry Public Library, Wickliffe Public Library and Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library.

05 19, 2020

Online Book Clubs at Mentor Public Library

By |2020-05-19T06:00:32-04:00May 19, 2020|

Our book clubs now come to you! Find out how you can join our Monday Night and It's A Mystery book clubs without leaving your living room.

Our book clubs now come to you! Find out how you can join our Monday Night and It’s A Mystery book clubs without leaving your living room.

You can now join our book clubs online!

While our branches are closed to the public, we’re still offering book discussions via Zoom.

Our It’s a Mystery Book Club will meet online at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. We’ll discuss Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White. It’s a thriller that links a desperate author, a disgraced member of Parliament, and the sinking of the Lusitania. You can borrow the audiobook on Hoopla or the ebook on OverDrive right now.

If you enjoy reading thriller, true-crime, noir, mystery, and detective novels and want to join our Mystery Book Club, you can email mary.pelton@mentorpl.org for the meeting link.

Similarly, our Monday Night Book Club will confer on The Radium Girls by Kate Moore at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 22. The book tells the true stories of the women who became sick by working with radioactive material during World War I. You can borrow the book and ebook on either Hoopla or OverDrive.

Each month, the Monday Nigh Book Club discusses a different bestseller, popular read, or book of interest. Email cailey.williams@mentorpl.org if you’re interested in joining.

Finally, MPL’s Collections Development Manager Barb Hauer hosts our Book & Brush Club that discusses art historical books. While the club cannot meet in the library, Hauer is sharing her prepared talks online. Hauer’s most recent talk is on Henri Matisse and the fauvist movement, which sprang up as a response to impressionism.

Hauer’s talk will be published at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, and can be watched on our website.

12 28, 2018

Introducing the Busy People’s Book Club

By |2018-12-28T06:00:14-05:00December 28, 2018|

We’re starting a new book club that’s perfect for people whose schedules are too hectic to join a book club.

Too busy for a book club? We have a book club for that!

Too busy for a book club? We have a book club for that!

The Busy People’s Book Club has no deadlines or meetings, just good books.

Starting on the first Monday of January, people can pick up a new book each month, along with discussion questions, information about the author and other interesting facts.

You can read and consider each month’s book at your leisure, whenever your busy schedule allows.

January’s book is The Dry by Jane Harper. You can pick it up from the reference desk at our Main Branch.

If you’re looking for a more active book club, we host 10 each month. Peruse their descriptions to find the one that suits your interests.

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